Oracle Database Appliance is an optimized, prebuilt and ready-to-use clustered database system that is easy to deploy, operate, and manage. By integrating hardware and software, Oracle Database Appliance eliminates the complexities of nonintegrated, manually assembled solutions. Oracle Database Appliance reduces the installation and software deployment times from weeks or months to just a few hours while preventing configuration and setup errors that often result in suboptimal, hard-to-manage database environments.


This guide is intended for anyone who configures, maintains, or uses Oracle Database Appliance. This includes:

  • System administrators

  • Network administrators

  • Database administrators

  • Application administrators and users

This does not include information about Oracle Database architecture, tools, management, or application development that is covered in the main body of Oracle Documentation unless there are features specific to Oracle Database Appliance. Users of Oracle Database Appliance software are expected to have the same skills as users of any other Linux-based Oracle Database and Oracle Real Application Clusters installations.

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