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Oracle SOA Suite/BPM Suite VirtualBox Appliance now available on OTN

Simone Geib
Director Product Management

The integration PM team is very pleased to announce the release of a new version of our pre-configured SOA/BPM VirtualBox image for testing and evaluation. This VirtualBox appliance contains a fully configured, ready-to-use SOA/BPM/Webcenter installation.

All you need is to install Oracle VM VirtualBox on your desktop/laptop and import the SOA/BPM appliance and you are ready to try out SOA Suite and BPM Suite -- no installation and configuration required!

The following software is installed in this VritualBox image:

  • Oracle Enterprise Linux (64-bit) EL 5 Update 5
  • Oracle XE Database 11.2.0
  • Oracle SOA Suite (includes Service Bus)
  • Oracle BPM Suite
  • Oracle Webcenter Content (Enterprise Content Management)
  • Oracle Webcenter Suite
  • Oracle JDeveloper
  • JRockit R28.2.0-79-146777-1.6.0_29s
  • Sun Java SDK 1.6.0_29-b11

If you want to try it out, please go to the Pre-built Virtual Machine for SOA Suite and BPM Suite 11g OTN page for detailed instructions on downloading and importing the VirtualBox image.

Please let us know what you think.

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Comments ( 20 )
  • Madhu Thursday, May 31, 2012

    Hi, I tried downloading the SOA BPM appliance. While unzipping the first file oel5u5-64bit-soabpm-11gr1-ps5-2-0-M.7z.001, it says the file is corrupted! please advice.


    Madhu (your ex colleague :-) )

  • Simone Sunday, June 3, 2012

    Did you check the MD5sum to make sure the download was successful?

  • Prasad Tuesday, June 5, 2012


    oel5u5-64bit-soabpm-11gr1-ps5-2-0-M.7z.001 to oel5u5-64bit-soabpm-11gr1-ps5-2-0-M.7z.007 are the parts of the software. Once you download all the 7 files, download the file joiner, open the joiner and select the oel5u5-64bit-soabpm-11gr1-ps5-2-0-M.7z.001 and click join. It will join all the 7 files and result you oel5u5-64bit-soabpm-11gr1-ps5-2-0-M.7z.zip or rar file. Once you get here, extract the zip/rar file and you can see oel5u5-64bit-soabpm-11gr1-ps5-2-0-M.ova file.

  • thread Monday, June 11, 2012

    When i try to run oel5u5-64bit-soabpm-11gr1-ps5-2-0-M.ova, an error occured :

    00:00:01.140 VMSetError: D:\tinderbox\win-4.1\src\VBox\VMM\VMMR3\VM.cpp(362) VMR3Create; rc=VERR_VMX_MSR_LOCKED_OR_DISABLED

    00:00:01.140 VMSetError: VT-x features locked or unavailable in MSR.

    00:00:01.141 ERROR [COM]: aRC=E_FAIL (0x80004005) aIID={1968b7d3-e3bf-4ceb-99e0-cb7c913317bb} aComponent={Console} aText={VT-x features locked or unavailable in MSR. (VERR_VMX_MSR_LOCKED_OR_DISABLED)}, preserve=false

    00:00:01.152 Power up failed (vrc=VERR_VMX_MSR_LOCKED_OR_DISABLED, rc=E_FAIL (0X80004005))

  • Simone Thursday, June 14, 2012

    Please make sure virtualization is enabled. The error indicates it's disabled

  • guest Monday, June 18, 2012

    Hi Prasad,

    Even the file joiner didn't help. We got it working by joining as below:

    copy /B oel5u5-64bit-soabpm-11gr1-ps5-2-0-M.7z.001+oel5u5-64bit-soabpm-11gr1-ps5-2-0-M.7z.002+oel5u5-64bit-soabpm-11gr1-ps5-2-0-M.7z.003+oel5u5-64bit-soabpm-11gr1-ps5-2-0-M.7z.004+oel5u5-64bit-soabpm-11gr1-ps5-2-0-M.7z.005+oel5u5-64bit-soabpm-11gr1-ps5-2-0-M.7z.006+oel5u5-64bit-soabpm-11gr1-ps5-2-0-M.7z.007 oel5u5-64bit-soabpm-11gr1-ps5-2-0-M.7z

    So, the vbox is working fine now.



  • Oracletube Wednesday, June 27, 2012

    The SOA suite component within the VM does not load. We checked the Weblogic servers and coudn't see the soa_server. Please check.

  • Simone Wednesday, June 27, 2012

    Can you plesae elaborate what exactly you have done and what problem you're seeing?

    Which domain did you set up? Both SOA domains are configured in a "developer's" configuration, which means that only the admin server is configured and also includes the SOA components.

  • shubham Wednesday, August 29, 2012

    my first patch size is 20,10,409

    second,third,forth,fifth and sixth size of 20,97,152

    Seventh is 8,29,802

    Pls tell me if i downloaded them properly



  • Simone Wednesday, August 29, 2012

    Please check the downloads using MD5sums (http://www.pc-tools.net/win32/md5sums/)

  • guest Tuesday, September 25, 2012

    Hello all,

    Thanks for all the team who made this installation easy. In a few hours I downloaded and installed the Oracle SOA Suite.

    Please any book or tutorial that you recommend about this subject .

    Thanks and Regards,


  • Simone Geib Tuesday, September 25, 2012

    For SOA Suite books, please check our Leran More OTN page: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/soasuite/learnmore/index.html

  • SK Saturday, January 12, 2013


    I am not able to download the above file even after multiple tries. All other files for the Pre-Built VM are downloaded successfully but only this one failing even after so many tries in two days. Could you please check if something is wrong at the download center.



  • Simone Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    Which file is failing downloading?

  • guest Tuesday, March 12, 2013

    thankx madhu for the help. Your way finally worked out.


  • Ed Thursday, May 16, 2013

    Hi Simone,

    Thanks, this vm was very useful to get started with Could you please include a blog post for using the Eclipse IDE with the soabpm-vm ? I downloaded the eclipse helios all in one version on my mac but I cant see the OSB perspective. Would I need to install OSB on my host mac as well ?



  • Simone Thursday, May 16, 2013


    our products are not supported on Mac at this point in time.

  • guest Thursday, October 3, 2013

    Hi all,

    i already download ,it working properly

    Kindly,Can i see root password for Oracle Enterprise Linux ?

  • Simone Thursday, October 3, 2013

    Please check the readme document for all passwords

  • guest Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Hi Experts,

    Can I run Pre-Built SOA BPM Virtual Machine in Mac book?

    In Windows , we need to enable hardware virtualization in BIOS.

    In Mac, Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) is there but would that support the final .ova file.


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