Building an Oracle Image on AWS EC2

The effort behind the AWS button push does not appear accidentally. RDS makes it appear so simple. The only reason for me to build on EC2 is the ability to shut down certain configurations depending on the project. This post documents what it takes to build a fresh image of an operational, usable instance of Oracle 12c…

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Install of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c – Failed

To see why it failed, see my post here. After obtaining the required files for the 64-bit Windows installation they were unzipped into a staging area. In an effort to rule out a “null pointer” Java error, a common, catch-all error, they were unzipped a second time in sequential order (i.e., zip1, zip2, zip3)… it didn’t…

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X11 Forwarding – an Oracle must have

There was a day when Oracle was small enough that a DBA could install it from the command line. There were only a few pieces and the flow and dependencies could be established. After all, the first PC version, version four, came on six 5 1/4″, 360 KB floppies. Six disks… and the sixth contained…

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“When the moon is in the seventh house

And Jupiter aligns with Mars, Then peace will guide the planets, And love will steer the stars. This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius, the age of Aquarius, Aquarius, Aquarius”. This is the dawning of the age, the Age of Aquarius Amazon. Amazon Web Services is, or has the ability to become, everything at one’s fingertips. Before…

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