You can create a base DBVM for either Oracle or SQL Server databases using any operating system supported by Data Director with customizations specific to your IT environment. For example, if you want to install a database on a version of Linux with patches and security settings specific to your environment, you can create a base VM using this operating system, and then install the database within this to create a base DBVM using your preferred operating system configuration.

To build a base DBVM with a specific operating system configuration, you must create a base VM with the operating system configured for use in your environment, and then install the database ISO image into the base VM to create a base DBVM.

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

Verify that you have access to a Linux or Windows Server installation ISO image.

Verify that you have access to a base VM with a supported operating system configured for your environment. The base VM must be copied to the system resource bundle to be recognized by Data Director.

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


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


When you have a DBVM with the operating system configuration you want to use registered with Data Director, you can then install the database software and create a base DBVM from which to create base DB templates.


You must install the operating system to initialize the base DBVM.