Try the Oracle Database Appliance Manager Configurator - For Fun!
By Pwstephe-Oracle on May 29, 2014
If you would like to get a first hand glimpse of how easy it is to configure an ODA, even if you don’t have access to one, it’s possible to download the Appliance Manager Configurator from the Oracle Technology Network, and run it standalone on your PC or Linux/Unix workstation.
The configurator is packaged in a zip file that contains the complete Java environment to run standalone.
Once the package is downloaded and unzipped it’s simply a
matter of launching it using the config command or shell depending on
your runtime environment.
Oracle Appliance Manager Configurator is a Java-based
tool that enables you to input your deployment plan and validate your network
settings before an actual deployment, or you can just preview and experiment with it.
- Simply download and run the configurator on a local client system which can be a Windows, Linux, or UNIX system. (For Windows launch the batch file config.bat for Linux/Unix environments, run ./ config.sh).
will be presented with the very same dialogs and options used to configure a production ODA but on your workstation. At the end of a configurator session, you may save your
deployment plan in a configuration file. If you were actually ready to deploy, you could copy
this configuration file to a real ODA where the online Oracle
Appliance Manager Configurator would use the contents to deploy your plan in production.
- You may also print the file’s content and use the printout as a checklist for setting up your production external network configuration. Be sure to use the actual production network addresses you intend to use it as this will only work correctly if your client system is connected to same network that will be used for the ODA. (This step is not necessary if you are just previewing the Configurator).
This is a great way to get an introductory look at the simple and intuitive Database Appliance configuration interface and the steps to configure a system.