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Try the Oracle Database Appliance Manager Configurator - For Fun!

Phil Stephenson
Sr . Principal Product Manager

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.

  1. 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).
  2. You
    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.
  3. 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.

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