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Oracle® Fusion Applications Installation Guide for Oracle VM
11g Release 1 (11.1.4)

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1 Introduction to Oracle VM Installation

This chapter introduces the user to the installation and configuration of Oracle Fusion Applications as an Oracle VM instance.

This chapter includes the following sections:

1.1 Overview

Oracle VM provides the topology required by Oracle Fusion Applications on a virtual server. An Oracle VM template contains all of the software required to run a fully provisioned environment, including Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Identity Management, and Oracle Fusion Applications, all running on Oracle VM technology. The Oracle VM template is created using Oracle Fusion Applications Provisioning Installers with the following product configurations:

Table 1-1 displays a list of available templates along with their included product configurations. Each template has a fixed topology that cannot be altered.

Table 1-1 Oracle VM Templates and Product Configurations

Template Name Included Product Configurations


Oracle Fusion Financials, Oracle Fusion Supply Chain Management, and Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management


Oracle Fusion Customer Relationship Management, and Enterprise Contracts


Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management

After you select the template that meets your needs, you complete the prerequisite steps to prepare the environment, and then you run the deployment steps to make the environment available for use. When you run the Oracle VM process, your entire Oracle Fusion Applications environment, except for the Oracle Fusion Applications Database, runs on Oracle VM servers using Hypervisor. Outside of the Hypervisor, you need a deployer host where you install and run Oracle VM Manager to create and deploy Oracle VMs on the Hypervisor servers.

1.2 Terms and Definitions

An Oracle VM template defines the topologies that will be deployed on Hypervisor servers along with associated artifacts, such as volumes and firewall configuration necessary to set up an Oracle Fusion Applications instance.

The enterprise deployment architectures provided by Oracle VM templates implement high availability (HA) because each component or functional group of software components is replicated on a different computer, and configured for component-level high availability. You choose whether you want HA or not during the creation of the Oracle VM instance.

The reference environment is the environment delivered in the Oracle VM template.

The target database is an existing database located on a physical machine, where Oracle VM Manager restores the Recovery Manager backup that is delivered as part of the Oracle VM template.

Deployment is the process that is triggered on the deployer host when the user invokes the createTopology command. During the process of deployment, the Oracle VM servers that are part of the topology are created from the Oracle VM template and are started.

Rehydration is the process that runs during the initial phase of Oracle VM deployment and performs additional reconfiguration steps that are specific to each Oracle VM.

1.3 Oracle VM Installation Roadmap

Table 1-2 lists the high-level tasks included in the end-to-end Oracle VM Installation flow.

Table 1-2 Oracle VM Installation Flow

Task Description Documentation

Select the appropriate template.

Review the Oracle Fusion Applications product offerings included in each template.

"Selecting Product Offerings" in Oracle Fusion Applications Installation Guide

Complete prerequisites.

To install an Oracle VM environment, you must complete prerequisite steps to ensure that your system meets certain requirements and is configured properly.

Chapter 2, "Prerequisites for Oracle VM Deployment"

Prepare deployment properties.

Modify the properties file for the topology you are deploying.

Section 3.1, "Prepare Deployment Properties"

Run deployment.

Create the Oracle Fusion Applications topology, including Oracle Identity Management, onto the Oracle VMs.

Section 3.2, "Run Deployment"


Perform post-rehydration steps.

Section 3.3, "Post-Rehydration Steps"

Scale out nodes.

Scale out the Oracle HTTP Server (OHS) and Primary nodes.

Section 3.4.1, "Scale Out the OHS Node", Section 3.4.2, "Scale Out the Primary Node"

Remove a deployed topology.

Remove a previously created topology, as needed.

Section 3.4.3, "Remove a Deployed Topology (Optional)"

Remove Exported Template Storage

Remove pre-exported templates that are no longer needed.

Section 3.4.4, "Remove Exported Template Storage (Optional)"

Rerun a deployment.

Reset a database so a deployment can be rerun.

Section 3.4.5, "Rerun a Deployment (Optional)"