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Automated Oracle APEX 19.1 installation with Vagrant and VirtualBox

Simon Coter
Senior Manager, Oracle Linux and Virtualization Product Management

I'm pleased to announce the new Vagrant Box available on Oracle GitHub Vagrant Boxes Repository for Oracle APEX.

Getting started with VirtualBox and Vagrant is quick and easy! If you have not done so yet, you only need to download and install the following:

Vagrant provides an easy and fully automated way of setting up a developer environment. In conjunction with Oracle’s VirtualBox, Vagrant is a powerful tool for creating a sandbox environment inside a virtual machine. With this announcement, we introduce this powerful automation to users worldwide as a streamlined way for creating virtual machines with Oracle software fully configured and ready to go inside of them. This is yet another in a series of steps for making the lives of developers easier and more productive.

Steps required to get Oracle Application Express up&running are:

Detailed instructions are available at:


At the end of the deployment process, following messages reporting URL, user and password (randomly created) appear:

Further information:

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Comments ( 5 )
  • Nohemy Cardona Wednesday, June 19, 2019
    I have successfully downloaded oracle apex 19.1 on my VM via vagrant. It gave me install passwords and all. Now, How do I deploy APEX on my machine? It seems I can't get it right.
  • Simon Wednesday, June 19, 2019
    Hi Nohemy,

    APEX is already deployed.
    Just open your browser and connect to the URL http://localhost:8080/ords from your Host operating system (or guest if you prefer).

  • Frank Monday, September 14, 2020
    Thanks Simon for your article. I see that this uses yum for build tasks.. Could I use this procedure for Arch Linux? What must I change?
  • Simon Wednesday, September 16, 2020
    Hi Frank,

    I think that the easiest way is to leverage VBox and get the entire solution installed by Vagrant on a VM.
    If you are interested to configure APEX (and, so the Oracle Database) on Arch, you should refer to possible documents public available that show how to do it.

  • Frank Thursday, September 17, 2020
    Hello Simon I wanted to convey my thanks for this - these scripts do in fact work on ArchLinux ( developing a better understanding of how vagrant actually works.) Incidentally, the output is not logged by default so that OL and other credentials get lost. Recommend letting people know that its perhaps best to 'tee' the vagrant up standard output to a log file for later reference.
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