By Simon Coter-Oracle on Mar 11, 2016
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: 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.
Oracle 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.
And this is not all…..
On 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.
At 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.
This 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 days.
- Oracle VM Messaging System
- Oracle VM Guest Additions (ovmd and ovm-template-config)
- Oracle VM CLI
- Local and remote configuration of a VM
are explained and proved with more examples on different Oracle Linux releases (5/6/7).
To learn more:
- White paper: Oracle VM Templates Automated Virtual Machine Provisioning (PDF)
- Oracle VM Templates: Easier, Faster, Lower Cost and Fully Supported
- Using Oracle VM messages to configure a Virtual Machine
- Configure Oracle Linux 6 as an Oracle VM template
If you have any question, feel free to post them on this blog entry.
Have a great weekend.