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Getting Started with EBS on Oracle Cloud

Terri Noyes
Product Management Director
[Contributor: Santiago Bastidas]

Before you Begin

To get started, you must have an Oracle Compute Cloud Service (IaaS) account. There are two subscription options:

  • If you sign up for a metered subscription, the amount of computing resources (including CPU, memory and disk) available to your account is unlimited.
  • If you have a non-metered subscription, you have access to a fixed number of computing resources.

Using Oracle Compute Cloud and Oracle Cloud Marketplace

Oracle Compute Cloud provides the infrastructure building blocks - compute, storage and networking - required to run any enterprise application. These components are used to create Virtual Machines (VMs) with specific shapes, and are based on VM Images available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. The shapes are combinations of CPUs (called OCPUs) and memory. The VM images contain a prepackaged operating system, and can also contain pre-installed and pre-configured applications, programs, and utilities.

Choosing an Image and Provisioning

We provide several Oracle E-Business Suite images and these allow us to support multiple deployment scenarios.  Which of these scenarios you choose will depend on your business needs.

For example, if you want to create a demo environment to test new functionality in the latest Oracle E-Business Suite release (currently 12.2.5), you would choose the EBS 12.2.5 Demo Install image. The image is based on Oracle Linux, pre-installed with all the OS libraries required to run Oracle E-Business Suite. Included on top of that OS is a pre-installed and pre-configured single-node Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.5 application tier and Vision demo database.

To provision your new Oracle E-Business Suite demo environment, you will start by locating the EBS 12.2.5 Demo Install Image in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace and performing a Get App operation to move it to your account. Then you'll step through the process of creating a new instance based on this image, during which you’ll select the shape of the VM, assign an IP address, add additional storage if desired, assign security properties, and finally submit the request to create the VM.

In contrast, the EBS Provisioning Tools Image contains tools which can be leveraged in multiple scenarios (such as provisioning a new multi-node installation, or provisioning an installation from a staged backup of your on-premises environment) to create your desired topology.

Whichever scenario you choose, the best way to get started is to read My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2066260.1, Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud. This note describes the available scenarios and links to detailed tutorials for each one.


  • Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Landing Page
  • My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2066260.1, Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud

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