Oracle Database Appliance is an optimized, prebuilt 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:

  • System administrators

  • Network administrators

  • Database administrators

  • Application administrators and users

This book does not include information about Oracle Database architecture, tools, management, or application development that is covered in the main body of Oracle Documentation, unless the information provided is 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 installations.

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Related Documents

For more information about Oracle Database Appliance, go to and click the appropriate release. The following documents are published in the Oracle Database Appliance online documentation library:

  • Oracle Database Appliance Release Notes

  • Oracle Database Appliance Licensing Information User Manual

  • Oracle Database Appliance Security Guide

  • Oracle Database Appliance Accessibility Guide

  • Oracle Database Appliance X8-2 Deployment and User's Guide

  • Oracle Database Appliance X7-2 Deployment and User's Guide

  • Oracle Database Appliance X6-2-HA Deployment and User's Guide

  • Oracle Database Appliance X6-2S/M/L Deployment and User's Guide

  • Oracle Database Appliance X5-2 Deployment and User's Guide

  • Oracle Database Appliance Setup Posters and Booklets (a full-size printed copy ships with Oracle Database Appliance)

  • Oracle Database Appliance Owner's Guide

  • Oracle Database Appliance Service Manual

  • Oracle Database Appliance Series Safety and Compliance Guide

For more information about using Oracle Database, go to and select the database release from the menu. See the following documents in the Oracle Database online documentation library:

  • Oracle Database Security Guide

  • Oracle Database Administrator’s Guide

  • Oracle Database SQL Language Quick Reference

  • Oracle Database Backup and Recovery User’s Guide

  • Oracle Database Backup and Recovery Reference

  • Oracle Database Utilities

  • Oracle Automatic Storage Management Administrator's Guide

For more information about Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager 3.2, see

For more details about other Oracle products that are mentioned in Oracle Database Appliance documentation, see the Oracle Documentation home page at


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