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: this is the foundation of the Application-Driven Virtualization.
Use of Oracle VM
Templates eliminates the installation and configuration costs, and reduces the
ongoing maintenance costs helping organizations achieve faster time to market
and lower cost of operations.
VM Templates can be downloaded from Oracle Software Delivery Cloud: Just download, import and deploy the Template VM(s) and
within minutes you will have a fully installed and configured Oracle
environment that you know is completely correct, supported and certified by
Oracle. In most cases,
deployment times for complex applications can be reduced from weeks to hours.
this is not all…..
Oracle VM you can create your own templates, based or not on Oracle Products;
so, for example, starting from an existing Oracle VM Template you have the
opportunity to build your gold image where you can address all your standards
and/or desired changes.
the same time, you can create a totally new Oracle VM template and evaluate which
kind of customization is needed on the first boot of the VM.
option allows to build an entire fully automated Cloud solution, based on
Oracle VM, able to deploy VMs and services in minutes, instead of hours or
these activities can be accomplished easily with this white paper,
totally dedicated to the Automated
Virtual Machine Provisioning for Oracle VM where concepts like:
- Oracle VM Messaging System
- Oracle VM Guest Additions (ovmd and ovm-template-config)
- Oracle VM CLI
- Local and remote configuration of a VM
explained and proved with more examples on different Oracle Linux releases
you have any question, feel free to post them on this blog entry.
a great weekend.