Monday Mar 31, 2014

PARTNER WEBINAR (Apr 17): Deploy BeyondTrust's Powerbroker in Minutes with Oracle VM Template

Date: April 17, 2014

Time:  10am PDT / 1pm EDT

Oracle VM application-driven architecture is designed for rapid application deployment for both Oracle and non-Oracle workloads. Using Oracle VM Templates, entire application stacks can be pre-installed, pre-configured for rapid deployment. With Oracle VM Template for BeyondTrust's PowerBroker, customers can standardize the deployment of their security software, eliminate the installation and configuration costs, and reduce the ongoing maintenance and support costs, hence  helping organizations achieve faster time to market.

Join us in this live webcast to hear from Oracle and BeyondTrust experts on how you can benefit from the combined solution to further automate and simplify the deployment of real security in your IT environment.

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Friday Nov 15, 2013

Friday Spotlight: Oracle VM Templates for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.2 are Now Available

Happy Friday everyone!

Congratulations to the Oracle E-Business Suite team for bringing us another update to the Oracle VM Templates family. The Oracle VM Templates for Oracle E-Business Suite facilitate rapid deployment of ready-to-run Oracle E-Business Suite that can be used for demonstration, development and/or production. As with all other Oracle VM Templates for Oracle’s applications, the Oracle VM Templates for E-Business Suite come fully pre-configured with Oracle Linux as the guest OS along with all the required technology components.

You can deploy these templates on any industry-standard x86-based hardware certified for Oracle VM and Oracle Linux (listed here).

An Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.2 installation requires two templates, one for the database and one for the primary application tier.   You can choose from two database templates, depending on whether you will deploy a Vision demonstration system or an empty production instance.  In addition to the database template and the primary application tier template, you can optionally deploy a "sparse middle tier" template to add secondary application tiers.

Visit Steve Chan’s blog for more information on the new Oracle E-Business Suite Templates.

Additional Information:

  • For more information on Oracle VM Manager and Oracle VM Server, refer to the Oracle VM Documentation Library.
  • For information on Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2, refer to the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Information Center (Doc ID 1581299.1).

Wednesday Oct 23, 2013

What do Oracle VM Templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 have to do with your Next Vacation!

Oracle VM Templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 Update 2 and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools are now available for download from Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. So, what do Oracle VM Templates have to do with your next vacation? Well, how about time savings so you can plan for that next vacation and have the peace of mind since Oracle did the work and the testing for you!!

What’s inside the new Oracle VM Templates release? The Oracle VM Templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne enables you to rapidly install JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. The complete stack includes:

  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications Release 9.1 Update 2
  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 9.1 Update 3, maintenance pack 3 (
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.5
  • All pre-configured and pre-tested to run on Oracle Linux 5. Yes, the OS is included in the template!
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher for use with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting
  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Business Services Server and Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF), for use with the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Mobile Applications
  • All pre-tuned to support up to 100 interactive users

The templates can be installed to Oracle VM Server for x86 release 3.1 or later, to the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and to the Oracle Database Appliance. Simply visit Download and unzip the files and read the readme and you’re ready to go.

How long would take you to install each of the components above, configure and tune them all from scratch? We know that you can get 7-10x faster deployment using the Oracle VM Templates. Now, how about that snorkeling trip to Belize!!

Sunday Sep 12, 2010

More Oracle VM Templates to Accelerate Application Deployment

We have a few new Oracle VM Templates that are available for customers to download, as pointed out in Wim's blog.

Oracle VM template is a fully pre-installed, pre-configured virtual machine that can be downloaded onto an installed Oracle VM server. An Oracle VM Template may include a single virtual machine, with a single Oracle product such as a single-instance database or WebLogic Server or multiple VMs with multiple Oracle products to facilitate rapid deployment of even the most complex composite applications such as Siebel CRM, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, or E-Business Suite.

Customers benefit from the rapid application deployment with Oracle VM Templates; for example, they can deploy new technology to their customers 90% more quickly, eliminating a previously cumbersome manual process. To learn more, you can watch the flash demo.

Here's a list of new templates that were newly added over the last few months:
For a complete list of available Oracle VM Templates, please visit:

Tuesday Oct 27, 2009

Oracle VM Template for PeopleSoft

You may notice today that Oracle VM template for Oracle PeopleSoft HCM 9.1 and PeopleTools 8.50.02 is ready for download from Oracle's E-Delivery web site. You can review the Installation Guide before downloading the template; or you can refer to My Oracle Support note 950875.1.

This virtual deployment package delivers a "quick start" of PeopleSoft HCM with Oracle Database on Oracle Enterprise Linux. Oracle VM template for Oracle PeopleSoft HCM 9.1 and PeopleTools 8.50.02 includes the following components.

  • The template consists of three virtual machines: Oracle Database with PeopleSoft HCM instance, Tuxedo stack, Weblogic stack
  • The database VM includes Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.2 (64-bit) and Oracle Database with PeopleSoft demo data
  • The PeopleSoft Apps VM includes Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.2 (64-bit), Oracle Tuxedo 10gR3
  • The PeopleSoft Web VM includes Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.2 (64-bit), Oracle Weblogic 11g
Please visit Oracle VM Templates for a list of available templates, white papers, and additional resources to help you leverage Oracle VM templates for faster application deployments.

Tuesday May 05, 2009

Oracle VM Blog: More Oracle VM Templates are available for download

Last August we released Oracle VM 2.1.2 and started providing customers free downloads of Oracle VM Templates that are pre-configured virtual machines containing pre-installed Oracle enterprise applications. Now more Oracle software are available as Oracle VM templates that can be downloaded from Oracle's E-Delivery (, and the list is growing:

* Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database 10g (
* Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database 11g (
* Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 (5.2 and 5.3)
* Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 (4.6 and 4.7)
* Oracle VM Template for Siebel CRM SIA 8.1.1
* Oracle VM Template for Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control
* Oracle VM Template for Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control
* Oracle VM Template for Oracle Application Server 10gR3 Webcenter
* Oracle VM Template for Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA on Weblogic Server 9.2
* Oracle VM Template for Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA on Oracle Containers for JEE
* Oracle VM Template for Oracle VM Manager 2.1.2
* Oracle VM Template for Oracle Weblogic Server 10gR3
* Oracle VM Template for Oracle Identity Management (IDM)
* Oracle VM Template for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE)


You just download and copy the above software images onto your server that has Oracle VM installed on it, import and deploy the Template VM(s) and, after answering some one-time queries relating to the customer's desired environment (DHCP or static IP, passwords, etc.) within minutes you will have a fully installed and configured Oracle environment that you know is completely correct without having to install products from scratch. In most cases, deployment times for complex applications can be reduced from weeks to hours. You can watch a flash demo and see how easy to create a VM from the Oracle VM Template.

In addition, we also provide a pre-packaged, small foot-print Oracle Enterprise Linux image (either OEL 4.7 or OEL 5.2, Oracle Enterprise Linux for building Oracle VM Templates) for x86 and x86-64, along with a script to customize the image. This minimal install of Oracle Enterprise Linux is also known as JeOS (Just Enough OS). It's the same Oracle Enterprise Linux that is freely re-distributable and backed by enterprise-class support, but has been secured and minimized to facilitate Oracle VM Templates creation.

For more information, you can visit Oracle VM Templates web site, and read Oracle Technical White Paper:

* Creating and Using Oracle VM Templates: The Fastest Way to Deploy Any Enterprise Software
* Oracle VM Templates Developer's Guide: Creating Pre-built VMs for Rapid Software Deployment
* Oracle VM Manager Template white paper


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