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Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for E-Business Suite 12.2.6 Now Available

Terri Noyes
Product Management Director

I am pleased to announce that the Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 is now available from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

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You can use this appliance to create an Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.6 Vision demonstration instance on a single, unified virtual machine containing both the database tier and the application tier.

Compatible with Oracle VM Manager and Oracle VM VirtualBox

This virtual appliance can be imported into Oracle VM Manager to deploy an E-Business Suite Linux 64-bit environment on compatible server-class machines running Oracle VM Server. It can also be imported into Oracle VM VirtualBox to create a virtual machine on a desktop PC or laptop. 

Includes the Entire EBS Technology Stack 

The virtual appliance delivers the full software stack, including the Oracle Linux 6.9 (64-bit) operating system, Oracle E-Business Suite, and additional required technology components. The embedded technology components are listed below:

Component Version
RDBMS Oracle Home
Application Code Level Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.6 Release Update Pack (My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2114016.1) + AD and TXK Delta 8 (My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2159750.1)
Oracle Forms and Reports
WebLogic Server 10.3.6
Web Tier
JDK JDK 1.7 build 1.7.0_121-b15
Java Plugin J2SE 1.7
Critical Patch Update (CPU) October 2016

Note: If you wish to deploy an Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.6 virtual machine on the Oracle Public Cloud, we provide specialized images for that purpose.  Review the article EBS 12.2.6 Images Now Available in Oracle Cloud Marketplace on our sister blog Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud for more information.


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Comments ( 29 )
  • Pavan Kumar Saturday, May 6, 2017
    Not able to download all the files from V861129-01_1of2.zip to V861132-01_2of2.zip
  • Zia Sunday, May 7, 2017
    I am unable to download using download manager error is Access Denied, with single file I get
    An unexpected error has occurred. This may be a temporary network failure; we recommend you try your download again later.
    Tried chrome/firefox
  • Terri Noyes Monday, May 8, 2017
    Pavan, Zia-
    We are investigating and will get back to you.
  • Terri Noyes Tuesday, May 9, 2017
    There was a temporary issue with the download server which has been remedied. Please try the download again.

  • Pavan Kumar Tuesday, May 9, 2017
    Thanks Terri, able to download now.
  • Rocco Monday, June 26, 2017
    How can you access the internet on this pre configured VM? I can access the apps login page just fine, but how can I load up a web browser to download patches etc?
  • Terri Noyes Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    You can install firefox from public-yum.oracle.com, with the command:
    yum install firefox.x86_64

    Have you set up an X-Server to direct your display to?

  • Rocco Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    Thanks for the reply. I had tried this and was getting a GDK_BACKEND error but I found out what was configured incorrectly. It had to do with the x-server on the Local machine. All is working as expected now. Thanks again.

  • Orawolf Sunday, August 27, 2017
    Hi Terri,

    Thank you for your help on installing vision demo instance. I am able to import and change my root, oracle and applmgr credentials.

    Now I am at Section 3.5 of the Metalink Note 2254565.1. Which states following.

    1. service ebsdb start.

    This is the step I am stuck. It gives me following.

    [root@coexsys ~]# service ebsdb start
    /u01/install/APPS/scripts/startdb.sh: line 55 /u01/install/APPS/12.1.0/appsutil/scripts/EBSDB_coexsys/addlnctl.sh: No such file or directory
    /u01/install/APPS/scripts/startdb.sh: line 55 /u01/install/APPS/12.1.0/appsutil/scripts/EBSDB_coexsys/addlbctl.sh: No such file or directory

    Please advise as to what I am missing.

  • Terri Noyes Monday, August 28, 2017

    It appears that you set the hostname of the VM as "coexsys". I believe by default we set it to apps.example.com . If you changed it, you need to make sure the clone scripts are run, or revert the hostname back to apps.example.com.

  • Orawolf Monday, August 28, 2017
    Hi Terri,

    Thank you much for the feedback. How do I revert to apps.example.com?

    Also, once I revert, and start all services, should I use my windows desktop browser to launch EBS session? Or I have to launch browser session on the VM itself?

    Thank you
  • Terri Noyes Tuesday, August 29, 2017
    Change the /etc/hosts file: apps.example.com apps

    Then reboot the vm.

    Yes, you can use the Windows desktop browser to launch EBS. Make sure that the hosts file on Windows has this entry: apps.example.com apps

    Then you can use:


  • Orawolf Sunday, September 3, 2017
    Hi Terri,

    With your help, I am finally able to start EBSDB and Application tiers successfully, connect to SQLPlus from server, change all necessary passwords, run the hosts scripts and update hosts file with following line. apps.example.com apps

    I am also able to launch the robots.txt file successfully.

    After following all instructions and executed successfully, I also restarted the VM.

    However, despite of above, I am still not able to launch the login page from my windows laptop using URL below.


    The page on browser simply says following. What am I missing?

    Can’t reach this page

    •Make sure the web address http://apps.example.com:8000 is correct
    •Search for this site on Bing
    •Refresh the page

    More information

    There was a temporary DNS error. Try refreshing the page.


    Thank you
  • Terri Noyes Tuesday, September 5, 2017
    Did you follow the instructions in "Section 5: Accessing the Oracle E-Business Suite Home Page"? Can you ping apps.example.com?

  • Orawolf Tuesday, September 5, 2017
    Hi Terri,

    I am not able to ping apps.example.com either. Yes, I followed both options on Section 5.

    Do I need to install JRE or change my browser settings? I am using IE 11.

    Thank you
  • Terri Noyes Wednesday, September 6, 2017
    If you can ping the ip address but not the hostname then revisit the windows hosts file.

    I suggest to open a service request if you're still having trouble. That way you can provide more information, and upload files, and one of our experienced analysts will be able to assist directly.

  • Tom Holden Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    Hi All

    I successfully installed the 12.2.6 appliance. Services start great. Access the homepage from the host machine (and other machines on my home network). But I'm having major problems opening Java Forms. Tried several tips with IE11, Chrome and several versions of Firefox (I'm on Windows 10).

    If you have been able to open Java Forms, do you have nay tips for me.

  • Sandip Kumar Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    Here is the process you should follow to install/ open forms in R12.2.6 VirtualBox instance.
    #01: Download and install Oracle JDK8 (1.8_151 etc.) - 64 bit using .rpm preferable
    #02: Now go to /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
    You will not find libnpjp2.so in this directory
    #03: Give the following command
    ln -s /usr/java/latest/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so .
    (Remember that java is installed in /usr/java directory. If you have installed in a custom directory then kindly change the initial directory path accordingly.
    #04: Open Firefox preferences about:Plugins and add exception site
    #05: Open java console (/usr/java/latest/jre/bin/ControlPanel) and add http://apps.example.com in exception list.
    #06:Please make sure that you add forcefully http: and not https:
    you are done.
    Please enjoy.
    Have fun.
    Sandip Kumar
  • Steven Chan Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    Hi, Tom,

    I'm sorry to hear that you've encountered an issue with Forms.

    We can provide general conceptual guidance here, but I'm afraid that this blog isn't the best place to get technical support for specific issues like the one that you're working through.

    Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our specialists engaged.

  • Togara Mutasa Tuesday, August 14, 2018
    To be able to see and open Oracle Forms or Java Forms try to down load and install the JRE i586 version 32(discovered that the 64 bit one was not able to be started and did not resolve)
  • Adolph Monday, October 22, 2018
    Hi everyone, as an OASC we are running a number of VMs for a number of partners (using Oracle VM 3.4) I tried to "create VM" step from Virtual Appliance. The first create-vm went fine. When I try to create a second VM in the same Server Pool (for a second partner), the VM creation seems to be successful, but the second Vision VM never appears in the list of VMs. Can only one Vision VM be created in the same Server Pool ?
  • Terri Noyes Thursday, November 1, 2018
    There is no such limitation.

    Did you logout, log back in and check again?

    We have also seen that sometimes the VM does not show up on the OVM console, but it is actually created. If you go to the backend server, you can type "xm list". That should show all the VM's that are running.

    If you need further assistance, please log a service request.

  • Naveed Mohammad Thursday, February 14, 2019
    Hi FOlks,

    Can we change hostname of this 12.2.8 appliance after import.?

  • Terri Noyes Friday, February 15, 2019
    See "Appendix B: Procedure to Change the Host Name of the Virtual Machine" in the Deployment Guide.

    For the 12.2.8 appliance, review this blog article for information and pointers to documentation:


  • Robertp Friday, May 22, 2020
    I have been using my Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for E-Business Suite 12.2.6, and I usually close the virtual machine saving current state. But when I launch the virtual machine again the sysdate is not update, for example I used it on May 19 and I launch it today May 21 and the sysdate say 19-MAY-2020 00:56:30

    How can I solve this issue?


  • Terri Noyes Wednesday, May 27, 2020
    I will research for you. First, can you tell me how you shut down the virtual machine?

  • Roberto Thursday, May 28, 2020
    After I finished to work in my instance, I follow these steps:

    1. Logout from my Oracle EBS session
    2. Close the IE Browser
    3. In Linux console, if I had been logged I'm exit from it
    4. Finally, when I'm going to close the virtual machine, it promted me and check this option: Save the machine state

    So when I open again the virtual machine, I realized that the sysdate in the database and in application correspond to date and time
    when I saved last machine state


  • Terri Noyes Friday, May 29, 2020
    What if you reboot the machine? Does it get updated? Is this running on Oracle VM or Virtual Box?
  • Roberto Monday, June 1, 2020

    If I reboot the machine, It get updated without any issue; I mean the sysdate is showing OK, but the time between to reboot and save the machine state is about 30 - 40 mins. So I prefer to save the machine state if there is a way to do


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