At LinuxWorldExpo this week in San Francisco, Oracle Announced that it It is releasing a series of preconfigured templates for deploying software on its server virtualization technology.
The templates, which are already available at Oracle.com include configurations for Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle Siebel CRM 8.0 and Oracle Enterprise Linux.
“All four of these products can be deployed as Oracle VM templates, thereby bypassing the installation process,” said Monica Kumar, senior director of Linux and open source product marketing.
The templates should save customers anywhere from a few days to a few weeks of effort, according to Wim Coekaerts, vice president of Linux engineering at Oracle.
This is a perfect start for testing and development environments and allows people to play around with virtual Oracle instances with little to no installation effort.
At his own blog Wim reports
We decided not to create blackboxes but create virtual machine images which have been pre-configured with recommended patches, recommended OS settings, then the Oracle product on top with the recommended patchset level and also other changes and fixes applied.
In an interview with Techtarget Wim Coekaerts also mentioned that Oracle plans on releasing VM templates for Oracle products on a monthly base.