Oracle Database 12c (12.2.0.1.0) on VirtualBox

A new pre-built VirtualBox image is available for download  from OTN (updated on March 27, 2017).

Once you download, import and configure the VM, you can pretty much do whatever you want. But Roy and Mike have put together a very good lab environment and exercise for you to practice Oracle database upgrade from 11gR2 to 12cR2. The lab includes

  • Manual upgrade of 11.2.0.4 database to 12.2.0.1
  • Attach 12c non-container database as a PDB to existing 12.2.0.1 CDB
  • Upgrade 11.2.0.4 database using Full Transportable Export/Import to 12.1.0.2 as a PDB
  • Upgrade 12.1.0.2 PDB to 12.2.0.1 using unplug / plug method

The pre-built VM comes with Oracle software already installed.

  • 11gR2 11.2.0.4 – /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0.4
  • 12cR1 12.1.0.2 – /u01/app/oracle/product/12.1.0.2
  • 12cR2 12.2.0.1 – /u01/app/oracle/product/12.2.0.1

Practice upgrades, new features, patches, PSU, migration using this VirtualBox image.

Thanks to Mike Dietrich and Roy Swonger!

VirtualBox Download

12c Database Image Download

 

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