By Simon Coter-Oracle on Apr 15, 2016
Learning a new software stack or test a new release is challenging enough without having to spend multiple cycles on the install process and, between many of possible use cases, Oracle VM VirtualBox can be used to create demo environments where to test or verify Enterprise products.
On Oracle Technology Network website you can find a list of Appliances, deployed and pre-built by Oracle Experts at no cost, ready to deploy more solutions on top of Oracle VM VirtualBox. Due to the high interest, one of the most downloaded appliance is Oracle VM Server & Manager.
This Appliance, thanks to VirtualBox, allows to create a real and complete Oracle VM environment on your laptop/desktop; these pre-built environments are also the foundation of Hands On Labs that we usually propose by webcasts or at important events like Oracle Open World.
We also created a dedicated WhitePaper on this, where you can follow a step-by-step guide to build and Oracle VM Clustered Pool:
- Import Oracle VM VirtualBox pre-built appliances
- Prepare VirtualBox network interfaces
- Initialize Oracle VM Server & Manager
- Prepare Virtual Storage
- Configure HTTP Server and NFS Server for their purposes
Exploit VMs pre-configured services like NFS-Server and HTTP-Server.
This solution will allow you to try all interesting Oracle VM features and, at the same time, evaluate the product without any kind of investment in term of hardware purchase and installation time.
For further informations you can also visit:
- Oracle VM Hands on Labs
- Virtual Appliances Downloads for Oracle VM Hands on Labs
- Pre-built Developer VMs (for Oracle VM VirtualBox)
- Oracle VM Server for x86 and Oracle VM Manager documentation
- Oracle VM Overview
If you have any question, feel free to post them on this blog entry.
Have a great weekend.