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Oracle Linux 6.5 for Oracle 12c
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Vagrant + Docker + Oralce Linux 6.5 + Oracle Database 12cR1 ( Enteprise Edition) setup.
Does not include the DB12c binary.
You need to download that from the official site beforehand.

as of 7/26/2014 (updated for


  • Host
    • Oracle Linux 6.5 (converted from CentOS6.5)
    • oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall
    • Docker
    • Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel
  • Container
    • Oracle Linux 6.5 (converted from CentOS6.5)
    • oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall
    • Oracle Datbabase 12cR1
      Oracle Database 12cR1 (EE)          <- manual setup
      Oracle Linux 6.5 (Container)        <- uses Docker
                Docker                    <- uses Vagrant
         Oracle Linux 6.5 (Host)          <- uses Vagrant


Download the database binary ( from below. Unzip to the subdirectory name "database".


Vagrant Setup

If you are behing a proxy, install vagrant-proxyconf.

$ export http_proxy=proxy:port
$ export https_proxy=proty:port

$ set http_proxy=proxy:port
$ set https_proxy=proxy:port

$ vagrant plugin install vagrant-proxyconf

Install VirtualBox plugin.

$ vagrant plugin install vagrant-vbguest

Clone this repository to the local directory. Move the "database" directory to the same folder.

$ git clone
$ cd vagrant-docker-oracle12c

If you are behind a proxy, add follwing to Vagrantfile:

config.proxy.http     = "http://proxy:port"
config.proxy.https    = "http://proxy:port"
config.proxy.no_proxy = "localhost,"

Host OS Install (Vagrant)

vagrant up will do the following:

  • download CentOS 6.5 and boot up
  • convert into Oracle Linux 6.5
  • fix locale warning
  • install oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall
  • install docker-io, update to the latest binary
  • install UEKR3 and make it a default kernel
$ vagrant up
==> default: Oracle Linux Server release 6.5

Reboot to switch the kernel to UEKR3. Confirm that NUMA and Transparent Hugepage is turned "off".

$ vagrant reload

$ vagrant ssh

[vagrant@localhost ~]$ dmesg | more
Initializing cgroup subsys cpuset
Initializing cgroup subsys cpu
Linux version 3.8.13-35.3.2.el6uek.x86_64 ( (gcc version 4.4.7 20120313 (Red Hat 4.4.7-3) (GCC) ) #2 SMP Tue Jul 22 13:17:34 PDT 2014
Command line: ro root=/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root rd_NO_LUKS LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rd_NO_MD rd_LVM_LV=VolGroup/lv_swap SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 rd_LVM_LV=VolGroup/lv_root  KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rd_NO_DM rhgb quiet numa=off transparent_hugepage=never

[vagrant@localhost ~]$ exit

Container OS Install (Docker)

Pull the Oracle Linux 6.5 Docker image from the Docker Hub repository.

Image was created in the following way:

  • use official centos:centos6 image
  • convert into Oracle Linux 6.5
  • fix missing MAKEDEV error
  • fix locale warning
  • install vim
  • install oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall
  • create install directories
  • add ORACLE_XX environment variables
$ vagrant ssh

[vagrant@localhost ~]$ sudo docker pull yasushiyy/vagrant-docker-oracle12c

DB Install

Connect to the container.

[vagrant@localhost ~]$ sudo docker run --privileged -h db12c -p 11521:1521 -t -i -v /vagrant:/vagrant yasushiyy/vagrant-docker-oracle12c /bin/bash

Install Database.

bash-4.1# su - oracle

[oracle@db12c ~]$ /vagrant/database/runInstaller -silent -showProgress -ignorePrereq -responseFile /vagrant/db_install.rsp
Starting Oracle Universal Installer…
[WARNING] - My Oracle Support Username/Email Address Not Specified
[SEVERE] - The product will be registered anonymously using the specified email address.
Setup Oracle Base successful.
..................................................   95% Done.

As a root user, execute the following script(s):
    1. /opt/oraInventory/
    2. /opt/oracle/product/

..................................................   100% Done.
Successfully Setup Software.

[oracle@db12c ~]$ exit

bash-4.1# /opt/oraInventory/
Changing permissions of /opt/oraInventory.
Adding read,write permissions for group.
Removing read,write,execute permissions for world.

Changing groupname of /opt/oraInventory to oinstall.
The execution of the script is complete.

bash-4.1# /opt/oracle/product/
Check /opt/oracle/product/ for the output of root script

Create listener using netca.

bash-4.1# su - oracle

[oracle@db12c ~]$ netca -silent -responseFile $ORACLE_HOME/assistants/netca/netca.rsp

Parsing command line arguments:
    Parameter "silent" = true
    Parameter "responsefile" = /opt/oracle/product/
Done parsing command line arguments.
Oracle Net Services Configuration:
Profile configuration complete.
Oracle Net Listener Startup:
    Running Listener Control:
      /opt/oracle/product/ start LISTENER
    Listener Control complete.
    Listener started successfully.
Listener configuration complete.
Oracle Net Services configuration successful. The exit code is 0

Create Database.

[oracle@db12c ~]$ dbca -silent -createDatabase -responseFile /vagrant/dbca.rsp
Copying database files
1% complete
3% complete
11% complete
18% complete
37% complete
Creating and starting Oracle instance
40% complete
45% complete
50% complete
55% complete
56% complete
60% complete
62% complete
Completing Database Creation
66% complete
70% complete
73% complete
85% complete
96% complete
100% complete
Look at the log file "/opt/oracle/cfgtoollogs/dbca/orcl/orcl.log" for further details.

Test connection.

[oracle@db12c ~]$ sqlplus system/oracle@localhost:1521/orcl

SQL*Plus: Release Production on Sat Jul 26 03:03:32 2014

Copyright (c) 1982, 2014, Oracle.  All rights reserved.

Connected to:
Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition Release - 64bit Production
With the Partitioning, OLAP, Advanced Analytics and Real Application Testing options

SQL> select * from dual;


SQL> select count(1) from user_tables;


SQL> show parameter inmemory

NAME                     TYPE     VALUE
------------------------------------ ----------- ------------------------------
inmemory_clause_default          string
inmemory_force                 string     DEFAULT
inmemory_max_populate_servers         integer     0
inmemory_query                 string     ENABLE
inmemory_size                 big integer 0
inmemory_trickle_repopulate_servers_ integer     1
optimizer_inmemory_aware         boolean     TRUE

SQL> exit
Disconnected from Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition Release - 64bit Production
With the Partitioning, OLAP, Advanced Analytics and Real Application Testing options
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