Wednesday Nov 14, 2012

Oracle VM Templates for EBS 12.1.3 for Exalogic Now Available

Oracle VM Templates for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 for Exalogic are now available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.  The templates contain all the required elements to create an Oracle E-Business Suite R12 demonstration system on an Exalogic server. You can use these templates to quickly build an EBS 12.1.3 demonstration environment, bypassing the operating system and the software install (via the EBS Rapid Install).  

Screenshot of Exalogic Control

The Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 template for Exalogic is a Oracle Virtual Server Guest template that contains a complete Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 Database Tier and Application Tier Installation.  For additional details, please refer to the following My Oracle Support Note:

The Oracle E-Business Suite system is installed on top of Oracle Linux Version 5 update 6 (64-bit). The templates have been optimized for performance, including OS kernel settings and E-Business Suite configuration settings tuned specifically for Exalogic.  The configuration delivered with this template for a mid-tier running on Exalogic will support hundreds of concurrent users.  Please refer to Section 2: Performance Analysis in My Oracle Support Note 1499132.1 for additional details.  

Additional Information

The Oracle E-Business Suite VM templates for the Exalogic platform contain the following software versions:

  • Operating System: Oracle Linux Version 5 Update 6 (64-bit)
  • Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 (Database Tier running Database 11.2.0.3)
  • Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 (Application Tier)
The following considerations were made when the Oracle E-Business Suite VM template for the Exalogic platform were designed:
  • Templates use the hardware-virtualized architecture, supporting hardware with virtualization feature.
  • Database Tier Template is configured to use the following configuration:
    • 16 GB RAM
    • 4 VCPUs
    • 250 GB of Disk space for application installation
  • Application Tier Template is configured to use the following configuration:
    • 16 GB RAM
    • 4 VCPUs
    • 50 GB of Disk space for application installation

References

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Friday Apr 13, 2012

Oracle VM Templates Available for E-Business Suite 12.1.3

Oracle VM has matured into a formidable virtualization product over the years. Oracle E-Business Suite is certified to run production instances on both Oracle VM 2 and 3. This applies to EBS Releases 11i and 12.  It also applies to future Oracle VM 3 updates, including subsequent Oracle VM 3.x releases.

E-Business Suite 12.1.3 Oracle VM templates available now

The latest EBS 12.1.3 templates for Oracle VM can be downloaded here:

Templates are available for:

  • E-Business Suite 12.1.3 Vision (64-bit)
  • E-Business Suite 12.1.3 Production (32-bit)
  • E-Business Suite 12.x Sparse Middle Tiers (32-bit and 64-bit)

Screenshot of Oracle VM Manager

Should EBS 11i users care?

Yes.  You can use these templates to get an EBS 12 testbed environment running in minutes.  This is a great way of giving your end-users a chance to work with EBS 12 without the overhead of building an environment from scratch.

References

Oracle VM 3 supports a number of guest operating systems including various flavors and versions of Linux, Solaris and Windows. For information regarding certified platforms, installation and upgrade guidance and prerequisite requirements please refer to the Certifications tab on My Oracle Support as well as the following documentation:

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