About Deploying Oracle Databases Using Rapid Home Provisioning

Rapid Home Provisioning provides a standardized approach for provisioning, patching and upgrading software homes on any number of nodes from a single cluster.

With Rapid Home Provisioning, you create, store, and manage templates of Oracle homes as images (called gold images) of Oracle Databases, Grid Infrastructure, middleware, and applications. These gold images are maintained on a Rapid Home Provisioning Server which can provision and maintain working copies of the images on any number of nodes in an Information Technology estate.

Rapid Home Provisioning

Deploying Oracle software using Rapid Home Provisioning has the following advantages:

  • Enables you to create and manage Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC), single instance, and Oracle Real Application Clusters One Node (Oracle RAC One Node) databases. You can deploy single-instance databases with or without Oracle Grid Infrastructure.  Oracle Multitenant is also supported.

  • Ensures standardization and enables high degrees of automation with gold images and managed lineage of deployed software.

  • Supports change management. With standardized Oracle homes, an administrator has better control of the hosted Oracle software and can easily manage the mass deployment, patching, and upgrade of the software through a single location for change management.

  • Minimizes downtime during patching and upgrades, eases rollbacks, and makes provisioning for large systems easier and more efficient.

  • Ensures easy maintenance and patching of database software.

  • Reduces the cumulative time to patch software images, since a single Oracle home may be used for many database instances.

See Also:

Oracle Clusterware Administration and Deployment Guide for information about setting up the Rapid Home Provisioning Server and Client, creating and using gold images for provisioning and patching Oracle Database homes.