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Virtualizing Oracle E-Business Suite through Oracle VM   1 comment

Oracle VM provides the server virtualization that not only enables high availability and scalability, also simplifies and standardizes the deployment for Oracle E-Business Suite.  To leverage Oracle VM, the existing Oracle E-Business systems on physical servers need to be migrated to the virtual machines  and a new development needs to start on the VMs.  With the support of Oracle engineers, I worked with John Tao from Dell IT Oracle Applications DBA team to design and implement the systematic method to virtualize Oracle Applications E-Business Suites by migrating them from physical servers to Oracle virtual machines, as shown in the following diagram:

This work also allows creating the virtual machines templates based on the customer specific Oracle E-Business systems (EBS) and using these virtual machine templates for deployment of new Oracle EBS . This deployment method replaces the traditional cloning-based Oracle EBS instance creation method with Oracle EBS VM template based deployment. This new deployment has significantly simplified and standardized Oracle Applications E-Business Suite deployment for customers saving them time and money as shown in the following figure:

This method was awarded the “2011 OAUG Innovator of Year Award” by Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG). For the detailed of this method, refer to this whitepaper on this link:


Received the 2011 OAUG Innovator of the Year Award   Leave a comment

The  Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG)  Innovator of the Year award recognizes a member company that has demonstrated an innovative technique using the standard functionality of an Oracle Application.  On April 11, 2011, at the Collaborate 11 conference, OAUG announced this year’s innovator award winner Dell Inc, for its pioneer breakthrough method for standardizing the Oracle Applications deployment in the virtual environment.

Oracle VM provides the server virtualization that not only enables high availability and scalability, also simplifies and standardizes the deployment for Oracle Applications E-Business Suite.  To leverage Oracle VM, the Oracle Applications E-Business Suite need to be virtualized and  a new deployment method needs to be established on the virtualized environment. Although Oracle provides the certification of running Oracle Applications on Oracle VM and Oracle  Applications vision instance virtual machine template to build the vision demo Oracle Applications system on Oracle VM, there is no documented method to virtualized customer’s own Oracle Applications systems that usually have the customer business data and setups and customization.  As a result, customers would have to manually copy the the business data and reapply the setups and the customization to the virtual environment.

To solve this problem, to standardize the Oracle Applications deployment in virtual environment, with the support of Oracle engineers in Oracle Applications/Oracle VM team, Kai Yu and John Tao  have designed and implemented the systematic method that allows Oracle Applications DBAs to migrate their Oracle Applications Systems from physical servers to virtual machines. This method will also allow Oracle Applications DBAs to create the virtual machines templates based on their own Oracle Applications systems and use the virtual machine template for deployment of new Oracle Applications environments. This deployment method replaces the traditional cloning-based Oracle Applications instance creation method with creating the Oracle Applications virtual machines from the virtual machine templates. The new Oracle Applications instance deployment has been simplified into just the IO operations of copying the virtual machine images plus entering a few instance specific parameters such as instance name, port numbers, and hostname and host IP addresses during  the first time of Oracle Applications virtual machine startup.

Kai Yu has shared this method with OAUG members  by presenting this method in UKOUG Oracle EBS and Tech 2010 conference.  Kai Yu and John Tao have presented  this method at the OAUG Collaborate 11 conference.  The prsentation can be downloaded on this link: Oracle E-Business Suite: Migration to Oracle VM & template based deployment.

My Collaborate 11 Conference preseations are loaded.   Leave a comment

I just uploaded three of my Collaborate 11 conference presentations. You can see these presentation pdf by clicking the following links:

1. Oracle E-Business Suite: Migration to Oracle VM & template based deployment, OAUG Collaborate 11 conference presentation.

2. Automated Provisioning Oracle 11g R2 RAC using Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g  Provisioning Pack, IOUG Collaborate 11 conference presentation

3. Ensure the RAC High Availability: Storage and Network Side Story, IOUG Collaborate 11 conference presentation.

My presentation schedule on Oracle Fusion Architecture – Soup to Nuts Online;   Leave a comment

I will be presenting the  following topic on  OAUG Fusion Council:  Oracle Fusion Architecture “Soup to Nuts” Online webseminar:

Date:                                        Monday, July 12

Time:                                        9am PST / 12pm EST to 10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST

Host Users Group:                    Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG)

Presenter:                                 Kai Yu, Dell

Title: Provisioning Oracle RAC in a Virtualized Environment using Oracle Enterprise Manager


Oracle Enterprise Manager provides an end-to-end solution for automated provisioning, patching, and lifecycle management of virtual infrastructures and Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC). Oracle Enterprise Manager provides a central management solution for Oracle RAC in virtualized environments. Learn how Oracle Enterprise Manager allows rapid provisioning of Oracle RAC systems in virtualized environment by using prebuilt Oracle VM templates and Oracle RAC provisioning features.  Authored by a Dell engineer and the Oracle enterprise manager product manager, this session shows the best practices to  establish an Oracle VM environment on commodity servers  and to configure the guest VMs for deploying Oracle RAC using Enterprise manager VM management  pack. It will focus on how to provision and scale up an Oracle RAC system in no more than few clicks using the enterprise management provisioning pack. The presentations will share the road map for upcoming provisioning, virtualization, and cloud computing features of Oracle Enterprise Manager.


  • Configuration Oracle VM server: OVM server installation, network/storage configuration best practices
  • Management OVM from Grid control: adding VM management pack, management OVM from Grid control
  • Provisioning Oracle RAC on VMs: the best practices to configure VMs for RAC, provisioning RAC/Extending RAC on VMs

To join the training session
1. Go to
2. Enter your name and email address (or registration ID).
3. Enter the session password: Soup2nuts
4. Click “Join Now”.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

Oracle E-Business Suite VM templates and Virtualization Kit   Leave a comment

Oracle has released Oracle E-Business Suite VM templates and the virtualization kit for building Oracle E-Business suite templates from an existing EBS environment and deploying a new Oracle E-Business Suite environment basded on the templates.  For more details, refer to the five-part series from Ivo Dujmovic, an architect in Oracle Applications Technology Integration group on virtualization and cloud topics.

Posted February 14, 2010 by kyuoracleblog in Oracle Technology updates, Oracle VM

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