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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.


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Comments ( 11 )
  • Rakesh Tripathi Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    I see that Oracle have released VM based E-Business Suite AMIs for use on Amazon Webservices (AWS) cloud. However instantiating these throws errors suggesting the AMIs are not compliant with the VPC virtualisation technology employed by AWS. This is quite frustrating when AMIs are released but they cannot be put to use !! If yes, what's the purpose of having those AMIs available ?

    Is Oracle still committed to AWS ? If yes, why are non-VM based E-Business Suite AMIs not available on most AWS regions ?


    Rakesh Tripathi

  • Steven Chan Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    Hello, Rakesh,

    The E-Business Suite releases templates that we've certified with Oracle VM and Oracle Virtualbox.

    I do not have any visibility into Oracle's agreements with Amazon. My loose understanding is that Amazon can use our released virtualization templates if they host Oracle VM on the AWS systems.

    If you have more questions about Amazon's support for Oracle-delivered virtualization templates, I think that Amazon might be better-able to answer than us.



  • guest Tuesday, December 23, 2014


    I've a had range of problems with this appliance most of which mirrored those in the 12.2.4 appliance page, but the biggest, at the moment, is being stuck in a non-scrollable window 25 lines high.

    Is there any way to start it in a GUI mode? It would help me in getting this working to be able to "walk" around instead of seeing everything from inside a letterbox.

    I found that I could just try editing the inittab but don't want to kill the whole thing, if at all possible.



  • Alexandre Focante Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Why all the EBS applicances does not come with the gnome or KDE installed? Any documentation on how to install it?

  • Alexandre Focante Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    One thing here, really poor documentation for those appliances to install in a Windows env under VBOX, missing many information, starting on how to assemble all files under Windows.

  • Terri Noyes Wednesday, July 1, 2015


    Re: "Why do the EBS appliances not come with gnome or KDE...", note that we do not install packages or RPMs that are not required for EBS.

    This is a minimal installation with a minimum footprint by design. Customers can install additional packages as desired from public-yum.oracle.com.



  • Noby Joseph Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    We do not install additional packages as they are not required by EBS. We do only the bare minimal installation to reduce the memory footprint and also for security reasons. You can install KDR or GNOME or any other packages you need by connecting to http://public-yum.oracle.com/

    yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"

    yum groupinstall "X Window System"

    That should do it. Try it out.

  • Noby Joseph Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    All our testing is focused on the Linux platform. We rarely test the Windows ( will try to include in the next rev) . Assembling files on windows in much easier. Try out

    copy /B “<filename1>” + “<filename2>” + “<filenamen>” “<filename>”

    where filename1 ....through X are the individual downloaded ova files.

  • Terri Noyes Wednesday, July 1, 2015


    To your second question, while the 12.1.3 doc assumes you are reconstructing the assemblies on a UNIX/Linux box, you can use a manual method (the cat command) to do so on Windows.

    The 12.2.4 doc (Doc 1928303.1) includes manual assembly instructions (see Appendix A: Reconstructing and Staging the Downloaded Appliances, Method 2: Manual Method), and you can extrapolate these to the 12.1.3 case. And we have registered your feedback as a request to update the 12.1.3 doc with manual assembly instructions.



  • guest Friday, August 14, 2015

    Is Oracle E-Business suite R12.1.3 Certified with OEL on Amazon Cloud(EC2) for production usage?

  • Steven Chan Friday, August 14, 2015

    Hello, Guest,

    We don't certify the E-Business Suite on generic hosting platforms. An E-Business Suite must be running on a certified operating system (e.g. Linux) or Oracle VM. Where those operating systems or Oracle VM instances run should be transparent to the E-Business Suite.



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