Virtual appliance

看到 這裡面立即提供了 5 總 ready to go 的 appliance  , 只要 “抓下來 / 啟動 就立即可用” —> 這就是 virtual appliance 的精神 , 看了這頁頓時覺得 這些 appliance 真的對 developer 非常 friendy , 看看這頁


  • Apache HTTP Server
  • PHP
  • Perl
  • Python
  • ZendOptimizer (
  • MySQL
  • phpMyAdmin

然後要開發就只要到它開放的 samba  目錄下寫程式即可 , 這點跟我包裝的 Monster LAMP Pack 精神是相同的.

Install Oracle using vmware image

image 從這邊抓的

裝好後的啟動 command:

 $ lsnrctl start

 $ sqlplus /nolog
 SQL> conn / as sysdba
 SQL> startup;

DB Console:
 $ emctl start dbconsole
 then open browser and go to https://localhost:5500/em
 You can login as sys/oracle using the SYSDBA role.

sqlplus /nolog

SQL*Plus: Release - Production on Wed Oct 1 18:50:04 2008

Copyright (c) 1982, 2006, Oracle.  All Rights Reserved.

SQL> conn scott/[email protected]

3.2 G , 解開後, 好像有個目錄是給 Mac OS 用的 vmware image , monster 用那個看起來比較正常的 , 馬上用 vmware converter 把它轉到 Vmware ESXi server 去 , 作者建議memory不要低於 768MB , 轉好後就啟動啦.

照它的說明把 Oracle startup 很順利….. 馬上就有一個 oracle 可以用.

把那個 OS 啟動後, 依照我的環境我還改了 : keyboard , network ip address setting : 參考: /archives/1063

The torrent

This is a VMWare image of CENT OS Linux 5, with Oracle Enterprise Edition installed.

DISCLAIMER: This if for educational porpose only. CENT OS is a free software, Oracle can be download free (registration needed) from so I recommend you get this working on your own.

Quick Start

Download, uncompress, run with VMWare Player/workstation. You'll need 12.5GB for the uncompressed files.

OS Users and passwords:

Oracle users and password:
  sys, system, sysman, dbsnmp all with "oracle" password

DB: ORACLE_SID DB1 is already created. Start as usual.

Read ahead for detailed instructions.


Start the virtual machine. You can use VMWare player which is a free download. Double click on sles.vmx (don't be distracted by the name, this is not a suse linux, it's a Cent OS, but I base the configuration on a suse vm).

NOTE: Virtual machine is setup to use 768Mb of memory. I don't recommend downsizing this value, specially if using the DBConsole. Database uses less than that, so you can change it safetly to 512Mb, but the DBConsole won't probably start.

After starting the VM you should get to a graphical login.

Login as oracle and open a console. You have two ORACLE_HOMEs installed (run .bash_profile to choose one of them at any time from the oracle shell).

First home (server on /u01/app/oracle/product/10.2/db_1) is where the database is software is installed and DB1 instance was created. All oracle users (sys, system, sysman, dbsnmp) were created with the "oracle" password.

Start all with: 

 $ lsnrctl start

 $ sqlplus /nolog
 SQL> conn / as sysdba
 SQL> startup;

DB Console:
 $ emctl start dbconsole
 then open browser and go to https://localhost:5500/em
 You can login as sys/oracle using the SYSDBA role.

Second home (client on /u01/app/oracle/product/10.2/client) has the Java Enterprise Manager console installed. This is a client/server tool to admin the database (works for previous releases too). From 11g this tool is no longer provided, but since it's very popular as of today, I'm installing it here. Start it with $ oemapp dbconsole (just type oemapp to see all products available).

Listener only listen on localhost ( To access the database from your network you'll have to make sure that VMWare networking is working properly. By default it's configured as "Bridged networking" (see vmware docs for details) and inside you see the network card as eth0, configure with DHCP. Once you can ping the box you can modify the listener.ora file and add the new IP to listen to, and restart it. DBConsole configuration to listen on that IP can be a bit tricky (try setting the iP on the ORACLE_HOSTNAME env var and then reconfigure with emca -reconfig dbconsole db). You can also access it with SSH port fowarding if you know how to do it.


Version 0.2
  * Upgraded soft to (db too)
  * DB Console working.
  * Linking of soft now works becouse of install of
  * Better "documentation" with torrent.

Version 0.1 

  * First release: Vmware image with CentOS 5, xfce4, and oracle (server and client). DB1 already created.
  * Known bug: dbconsole not working properly.
  * Posted on


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DELL optiplex 330 桌機安裝 VMware ESXi 3.5 server

我的桌機是 DELL Optiplex 330 , 網路晶片是 Intel 的, 聽說 intel 的比較沒相容問題
用他的 ISO 來裝, 裝好就用另一台 PC 裝 VMware infraustrue client 連 remote console
我的 Monster LAMP Pack 剛好可以拿來用看看, 於是拿 VMware converter 選 Other 把 VMware WorkStation 的 image 倒進去 , 再 Power on , 就看到 MLP 在 ESXi server 愉快的啟動啦.

聽說 ESCi server 比 workstation 來得有效率, 希望公司可以給我大點的 HD , 讓我可以多跑幾個 vm 來看看.

對了, 鄒 同學說 , 我可以用 VMware 的另一個 tool 來快速的 clone 多個 vm 出來.

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