NOTE: even though the steps described in this article all work – I am running into a problem with shutting down and starting up the VM again. So at the present I can have the VM created and the database installed – however, I can not successfully restart it. I am not sure if it is my environment, the Base Box or something in the configuration files provided by Yasushi. Please tread carefully when going through the steps described below.
A short time ago, Oracle release Oracle Database 12c – release 126.96.36.199. With a bunch of goodies that I would like to try out. This release can be downloaded from OTN: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/downloads/database12c-linux-download-2240591.html. And subsequently I can create or clone a Virtual Machine, do the necessary preparations and run the installer. Nothing wrong with that of course. However, my recent work with Vagrant and Puppet has made me … more efficient or lazier – I am not sure what the best expression is. Anyways, things can be really simple with today’s tools and with friends on the internet who share their own goodies (and I do not want you to take that in the wrong and possibly funny way).
Let me be more specific: Yasushi YAMAZAKI from Tokio, Japan made his Vagrant/Docker configuration files available on GitHub that will stamp out the complete VirtualBox VM with Oracle Linux (6.5) and with a few manual steps (too bad about these…) Oracle Database 12c (188.8.131.52) can be installed on it: https://github.com/yasushiyy/vagrant-docker-oracle12c.
All I have to do to create the VM (since I have already installed Vagrant and VirtualBox locally – see this article for instructions on this very simple installation):
- download the two database installation files from OTN
- download Yasushi’s Git repository and extract the zip file to a local directory or (Git) clone the repository to that same local directory; let’s call it the VAGRANT_12_1_0_2_HOME for now.
- optional: you may consider making a few small changes to the Vagrantfile, in particular add a line to assign an IP address that makes the VM accessible from the host or from other VMs and perhaps one or more shared folder definitions; my Vagrantfile now looks something like:
# -*- mode: ruby -*- # vi: set ft=ruby : # Vagrantfile API/syntax version. Don't touch unless you know what you're doing! VAGRANTFILE_API_VERSION = "2" Vagrant.configure(VAGRANTFILE_API_VERSION) do |config| # copied directly from vagrant init chef/centos-6.5 config.vm.box = "chef/centos-6.5" config.vm.define "db12102" , primary: true do |db12102| config.vm.hostname = "db12102.example.com" config.vm.synced_folder ".", "/vagrant", :mount_options => ["dmode=777","fmode=777"] config.vm.synced_folder "C:\\Users\\lucas_j\\Downloads", "/software" config.vm.synced_folder "C:\\temp", "/host_temp" config.vm.network :private_network, ip: "10.10.10.27" # change memory size config.vm.provider "virtualbox" do |v| v.memory = 2048 end # Oracle port forwarding config.vm.network "forwarded_port", guest: 11521, host: 21521 # run setup.sh config.vm.provision "shell", path: "setup.sh" end end
- create a subdirectory called database and extract the two download files from OTN to this directory VAGRANT_12_1_0_2_HOME
- open a command line and navigate to directory VAGRANT_12_1_0_2_HOME
vagrant plugin install vagrant-vbguest
- run: vagrant up
- At this point, Vagrant takes over and starts to create the VM based on a Vagrant Box
After some time – between 10-30 minutes, depending on your environment – the VM is ready and running – without the database on it, but fully prepared to become the proud owner of a running Oracle Database 184.108.40.206:
Manual Database installation
Now comes the “hard” part that requires some manual action:
(to connect to the container; alternatively use Putty to open a session to the VM and login with vagrant/vagrant)
sudo docker run --privileged -h db12c -p 11521:1521 -t -i -v /vagrant:/vagrant yasushiyy/vagrant-docker-oracle12c /bin/bash
su - oracle
/vagrant/database/runInstaller -silent -showProgress -ignorePrereq -responseFile /vagrant/db_install.rsp exit
su - oracle netca -silent -responseFile $ORACLE_HOME/assistants/netca/netca.rsp
dbca -silent -createDatabase -responseFile /vagrant/dbca.rsp
So we are in business: not only is the VM up and running, it now also has a running database inside – SYS and SYSTEM are set up with password ORACLE. De SID is orcl. The database port is 1521.
2 thoughts on “Getting my hands on a Virtual Machine with Oracle Database 220.127.116.11 Enterprise Edition – 20-30 minutes from start to finish”
Something along the paths of what user rdc asks and answers himself here – http://stackoverflow.com/a/29679178/3320256 – should help with the docker containers handling.
thanks for the comprehensive and well-written article which I found by chance searching for information on installing a virtualised oracle 12 instance.
Regarding your note restarting it I don’t have an automated solution but ingrediences should be a `docker commit …` to persist the changes to a (new) docker image and on vm restart you would with `oracle` role need to start the LISTENER again as in the `netca` call you listed plus doing a `startup` in an `sqlplus ‘/ as sysdba’` session.
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