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Oracle Database 12c: quickly create a virtual machine with OEL 6.4 and Oracle Database 12c (for dummies)3
I am first and foremost a developer. I am not an administrator. I know more about IDEs and GUIs than about command line. I have always been a little scared of system administration and non-wizard (next-next-finish) based installations. I am not proud of it. I have other skills and interests. I know how to drive my car but I cannot do engine maintenance. Something like that. Now Oracle has released Oracle Database 12c. And the only way for me to run it today is to install it on Linux. So I have a big impetus to finally get started. First with the creation of a Virtual Machine (VirtualBox) with Oracle Enterprise Linux inside (I wrote about my baby steps in this article http://technology.amis.nl/2013/06/29/how-to-create-a-virtual-box-vm-with-oracle-enterprise-linux-inside-a-dummy-guide/) and next with the installation of the Oracle Database 12c in that machine.
This article describes how I went from a clean Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.4 environment in a VirtualBox VM to a VM with additional hard disk, volume group and logical volume with the Oracle Database 12c up and running. The steps are: (more…)
Oracle Database 12c: How to create a Virtual Box VM with Oracle Enterprise Linux inside – A dummy guide4
I have a confession to make. I have not been into Linux very much. When I started my career at Oracle, back in 1994, I had to do a little bit of development work on a UNIX machine. That’s where I acquired from cd, vi, sed, grep and ls skills. But in later years, on my own laptop, I took the easy way out and succumbed to Windows and GUIs. Then I started using Virtual Machines and even they had Windows as their client operating system most of the times. I have occasionally downloaded Linux based VMs from OTN – and used as the server side in my development efforts quite happily – and I was supplied with such Linux VMs by several very helpful colleagues no many occasions, for example for doing the work in the various beta-programs AMIS is involved in. But I was a little scared of Linux if truth be told. And the idea of creating a virtual machine by myself seemed preposterous.
Some time ago I decided to take a look at virtualbox. After using some downloadable appliances I decided to install one for myself from scratch to have it configured just the way I want. This blog describes what I did to achieve this. I am still quit pleased with virtualbox. Somebody pointed out to me that the CPU Utilization is quit high though. Some browsing on the internet and looking in the manual gave me the solution. I will talk about this later.
Installing virtualbox is very simple. Just download the installer and run it. Follow the wizard and do aÂ next/next/finish installation. If you have a dual core PC or laptop (who hasn’t nowadays) please have a look at the end of this blog…. You might have to do some additional settings.
Installing Oracle Enterprise Linux is also very simple. First I created an empty virtual machine with a single disk of at least 15 Gb. I selected two processors and switched on all virtualization acceleration as my hardware supports that. I both tried the PIIX3 and ICH9 chipset. I could install OEL with both only with PIIX3 OEL actually booted. In total these settings resulted in a 10-20% CPU utilization when my guest is idle. Not great but More >
VMware player has been my number one virtualization solution for quite some time. Recently I became curious about Oracleâ€™s virtualBox (formally Sunâ€™s virtualization solution). Could this be a nice alternative? Especially because Oracle recently released a pre-built virtualBox virtual machine (vm) with the SOA and BPM Suite 11g running on Oracleâ€™s Enterprise Linux 5.
In this post I’ll summarize what I had to do to get this vm running. I wanted to see if I was easily able to reach the next without having to read endless manuals:
- Getting the vm to run the first time
- Network & Shares (Connectivity)
- Working with snapshots