You can create a base DBVM and DB template using a customized version of Red Hat or Oracle Linux in combination with a supported version of the Oracle database. This allows you to deploy an operating system with configurations specifc to your IT environment.

You can create a base DBVM and DB template using a version of Red Hat or Oracle Linux customized for your IT environment in combination with a supported version of the Oracle database. For example, if you want to install an Oracle database on a version of Linux with patches and security settings specific to your organization, you can create a base DBVM using this operating system, and then install the Oracle database to create a base DBVM using your organization's preferred operating system configuration.

Verify that Data Director is installed and the system resource bundle is set up.

Verify that you have access to a supported Red Hat or Oracle Linux installation ISO image. To build a base DBVM and base DB template that uses the Red Hat or Oracle Linux operating system and the Oracle database, you must meet both the Oracle and Data Director prerequisites for installation.

You have prepared a custom KS.cfg file for the Linux and Oracle. See Requirements for the Kickstart File.

Verify that you have access to the Oracle installation ISO file. The installation ISO must be available on an NFS share.

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You use a empty (or blank) DBVM to build a custom DB template.

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The original Red Hat Linux ISO image does not include Data Director specific scripts and agents, and is not initially compliant for use with Data Director. For this reason you must repackage the Red Hat ISO image using a kickstart file that you customize to install the OS configured for use with Data Director.

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You can install Linux as the operating system on the blank virtual machine.

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You must initialize the base DBVM to ensure that the prerequisites for the database software and Data Director are met.

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You can use a provided script that will install Oracle Home in the correct disk.