Oracle database18c (exadata only) running on vbox now :)

The Oracle Database 18c software is available for Exadata installations and can be downloaded from

  • This is in line with Oracle’s Cloud & Engineered Systems First policy.
  • The 18c version is announced for onprem for July 2018.

But attention please !!!

  • My first Oracle Database 18c installation is now running on a virtual box.
  • This is of course not supported, but great for playing with new features.

my „exadata in a box“ 🙂

Many thanks to @andrewlacy2  for his research and support.

Here are the steps i have taken:

  • Oracle virtual box OEL 7.4 minimal installation
  • ssh connect as root to my vbox instance
  • configure public oracle yum repo
  • yum install oracle-database-server-12cR2-preinstall    #oracle-database-server-18c-preinstall not available now
  • usermod -a -G vboxsf oracle  #grant permission for vbox file share access
  • mkdir -p /u01/app/
  • chown oracle:oinstall /u01/app
  • su – oracle
  • mkdir -p /u01/app/oracle/product/18.0.0/dbhome_1
  • cd /u01/app/oracle/product/18.0.0/dbhome_1
  • unzip /media/sf_CSoftware/Oracle/Ora18c/
  • export DISPLAY=<my-vbox-ip>:0.0
  • export ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/product/18.0.0/dbhome_1
  • cd  $ORACLE_HOME
  • ./runInstaller &        # used software only installation!!!
  • ./bin/dbca -createDatabase -initParams „_exadata_feature_on=true“

Well done 🙂

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