Easier...Faster...Lower Cost...Fully Supported for Production Deployments
Oracle VM Virtual Appliances provide an innovative approach to deploying a fully configured software stack by offering pre-installed and pre-configured software images. Use of Oracle VM Virtual Appliances eliminates the installation and configuration costs, and reduces the ongoing maintenance costs helping organizations achieve faster time to market and lower cost of operations.
In an Oracle VM context, the term "template" is often used loosely and can refer to either a virtual appliance or a virtual machine template. The primary distinction between a virtual appliance and a virtual machine template is the file format. A virtual appliance contains a package created as a single .ova (Open Virtualization Format Archive) file or a set of .ovf (Open Virtualization Format) and virtual disk image files. A template is packaged as
.tgz file which contains a virtual machine configuration (
vm.cfg) files and one or more virtual disks.
You can use virtual appliances and templates to create multiple, pre-configured virtual machines. However, you can deploy virtual machine templates in
.tgz format only in an Oracle VM environment. You can create, import, and export virtual appliances in
.ova format between an Oracle VM environment and another virtualization platform.
Oracle VM Virtual Appliances (or Oracle VM Templates) of many key Oracle products are available for download, including Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Database, Fusion Middleware, and many more; see the complete list below.
Oracle Software Delivery Cloud Instructions:
Sign in and accept the terms
Select Linux/OVM/VMs and type "Oracle VM Template for Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control" on the Product line
Once selected, click "Continue" and then select from the list of available releases
Download and unzip the files and read the readme
Compatibility and Support
|Linux ISV Catalog|
|Hardware Certification List|
|Oracle OpenStack on OTN
|Lifetime Support Policy|
Training and Education
|Oracle Virtualization Training|
|Oracle Virtualization blog|
|Oracle Virtualization on:|
|Oracle VM Community Pages|
|Oracle VM Server for x86|
|Oracle VM Server for SPARC|
|Oracle VM VirtualBox|