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Oracle VM Virtual Appliances for E-Business Suite 12.1.3 Now Available

Terri Noyes
Product Management Director

I am pleased to announce that Oracle VM Virtual Appliances for E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 are now available from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud:


VM Appliances for EBS 12.1.3


Compatible with Oracle VM Manager and Oracle VM Virtualbox

These virtual appliances can be imported into Oracle VM Manager to deploy E-Business Suite Linux 64-bit environments on compatible server-class machines running Oracle VM Server.  They can also be imported into Oracle VM VirtualBox to create virtual machines on a desktop PC or laptop.

Includes the entire EBS technology stack

The virtual appliances deliver the full software stack, including the Oracle Linux 6.5 operating system, Oracle E-Business Suite, and additional required technology components.

Types of appliances available

The available Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 virtual appliances are:

  1. Single Node VISION Demo
  2. VISION Demo Database Tier
  3. Production (PROD) Database Tier
  4. Application Tier
  5. Sparse Application Tier

The appliances contain the following embedded technology components:

  • Database Versions
DB Oracle Home
Single Node Vision Demo
Vision Demo Database Tier
Production (PROD) Database Tier
  • Application Tier Components
Application Tier Code Level
Oracle Forms and Reports
Java Oracle Home
JDK Version
Java Plugin Version
CPU Level
Single Node Vision Demo
JDK 1.7 build 1.7.0_60-b19
J2SE 1.7
April  2014

Application Tier
JDK 1.7 build 1.7.0_60-b19
J2SE 1.7
April  2014

Using these appliances

These appliances can be used to support the following scenarios:

Single node E-Business Suite 12.1.3 installation: Choose the single node VISION Demo virtual appliance (Option 1 above) to create a unified virtual machine with the EBS 12.1.3 database and application tiers.

Multi-node E-Business Suite 12.1.3 installation: Create a multi-node system using the RDBMS 12c database virtual appliance of choice (either VISION or PROD) and the application tier virtual appliance. That is, Option 2 or 3 above, followed by Option 4.  You can then add secondary application tiers using Option 5.

Operating system-only installation (Oracle Linux 6.5): The sparse application tier virtual appliance (Option 5) includes the necessary operating system packages, kernel parameter settings, and users (oracle and applmgr) required to install Oracle E-Business Suite, providing benefit for customers who plan to use Rapid Install for their 12.1.3 installation.