Wednesday Aug 07, 2013

Brand New Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database

You might have seen our post last week on Oracle VM Templates for Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c. And now just a few days later, I'd like to tell you about some brand new templates for Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Database 11g.

If you've used these templates before, you understand how great they are. They allow you to get up and running with the Oracle Database quite literally in minutes. But these new versions also have a huge number of great new features:

  • Support for Single Instance & Oracle Restart. This is covered in a great blog post by Wim Coekaerts.
  • The updated deploycluster tool provides fully automated end-to-end Single Instance and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) deployment with Oracle VM. This tool uses the Oracle VM API to make deployment quick and easy.
  • Support for several automation features for Oracle Database 12c, including Flex Cluster and Flex ASM, creation and deletion of Container/Pluggable databases, database creation inside and ACFS filesystem, and more.
  • The templates use a minimal installation of Oracle Linux for either 32-bit or 64-bit systems with nonessential packages removed.
  • And much more.
And remember, these Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database are not just for test environments, they can be used for full production deployments!

You can learn much more about the templates and download them from the Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database page, or you can read through the previously mentioned blog entry from Wim, where he gives a step by step breakdown of deploying a Single Instance Oracle Database with the new templates.

And if you are new to Oracle VM Templates and want to spend a full hour with Oracle experts in a step-by-step hands on lab, please join us at Oracle OpenWorld 2013 for this session:

HOL9982 - Oracle Real Application Clusters 12c: Deploying Four Nodes in Minutes with Oracle VM Templates 

-Chris

Oracle Virtualization at Oracle OpenWorld 2013, Part 1

It's that time of year again when you have a unique opportunity to meet and talk with Oracle's virtualization experts at Oracle OpenWorld. This is the first of a series of blogs where we'll discuss virtualization related activities happening at this year's show.

The theme of this year's show is "The Future Begins at Oracle OpenWorld", and the content we've put together for you is reflective of that. We have sessions, demos, hands on labs, and many opportunities for you to meet with our executives, developers, technical staff, and more, and learn everything you need to know about Oracle virtualization.

In this first blog of the series, I'd like to highlight some of the virtualization sessions in the main OpenWorld virtualization track:

General Session: Oracle Virtualization Strategy and Roadmap (GEN9535)
In this can't miss session, you will get details of the latest product updates and strategy, product roadmaps, integration with enterprise applications, and real-world examples of how Oracle server, desktop, storage, and network virtualization are benefiting customers.

Building a World-Class Public and Private Cloud with Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager (CON3449)
In this session, you will learn about Oracle VM application-driven virtualization with Oracle VM Templates and integrated total cloud control management with Oracle Enterprise Manager. You’ll hear from Korea Telecom about how it is experiencing the ease and speed of delivering cloud infrastructure and application services in its enterprise. 

Best Practices for Deploying Highly Scalable Virtualized Oracle Applications (CON11257)
This session introduces a systematic methodology for migrating existing Oracle E-Business Suite applications and Oracle’s JD Edward EnterpriseOne applications from a physical server environment to a virtual environment. Hear experts from Dell and Oracle about how to plan, size, and identify the best techniques for using Oracle VM Templates to simplify your application migration or consolidation. 

Best Practices for Virtualizing Oracle Database with Oracle VM Templates (CON9555)
With Oracle VM Templates—preconfigured, pretested, and certified for Oracle Database and Oracle applications—you can virtualize your database and applications with ease and peace of mind. In this session, learn about Oracle VM Templates from experts from Overstock.com and Oracle.

The Real Benefits of Private Clouds with Oracle VM (CON9545) 
In this session, you will gain practical insight into quantifiable savings delivered by application-driven virtualization, which enables simplified management and application deployment that is 7x to 10x as fast. You will also hear how Time Warner Cable achieves real savings deploying private clouds with Oracle VM. 

Implementing Secure Access to Oracle Applications and Critical Data  (CON9547)
Oracle Secure Global Desktop is an ideal tool for providing secure remote access to nearly any application, including Oracle Applications and even custom, in-house software. Attend this session to hear experts from Airbus and NHS Lothian discuss how they use Oracle Secure Global Desktop to provide secure access to their critical applications and data.      

This is just a sampling of the many sessions you have to choose from. We'll talk more about other sessions you can attend, the hands on labs, and demos in future entries. Until then, feel free to have a look through the Content Catalog (search on "virtualization" or other related terms to see what piques your interest!).
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