As a system administrator, you upload, test, and manage the Oracle base database templates that organization administrators, DBAs, and application developers use to create Oracle databases.

The recommended practice for using Oracle with Data Director is to set up a dedicated vSphere ESXi cluster for hosting Oracle resources, including operating system, Oracle database server, and client tools. You create Oracle base database virtual machines (DBVMs) using the dedicated Oracle resources in vSphere, then upload the DBVMs to Data Director to use as database templates.

Data Director supports the following Oracle versions.

Oracle 11gR2 on SUSE, RHEL, or Oracle Linux.

Oracle 10gR2 on SUSE, RHEL, or Oracle Linux.