Oracle OTN Developer Day VirtualBox Appliance

I have forgotten and searched for this cool VirtualBox Appliance, now so often that I found it time to make a small notepad/placeholder for this.

For those who haven’t found it yet, there is a OTN Developer VirtualBox appliance out there that is a great start-up environment to use as a test, presentation, try-out or development environment. Probably officially used for Oracle demo’s and or Hands on Exercises (HOL) but also very usable on a laptop.

Its a VirtualBox environment with Hands on Lab (HOL) exercises and the following software environment/software:

  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 5
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Enterprise Edition
  • Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database Cache
  • Oracle XML DB
  • Oracle SQL Developer
  • Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler
  • Oracle Application Express
  • Oracle JDeveloper
  • Hands-On-Labs (accessed via the Toolbar Menu in Firefox)

Be aware that, as it is described as well on the download instruction page, that this appliance is for testing purposes only, as such it is unsupported and should not to be used in production environment. I really hope they make more of those cool VirtualBox example appliances.

Click here for the Pre-Workshop Setup Instructions – Hands-On Labs


Oracle OTN Developer Day VirtualBox Appliance

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  1. Frank Kap
    December 11


    This looks promising, although saving the Oracle Developer Days.ovf gave me a few headaches. First it opened in my browser (after the SSO at Oracle) and some tags became invalid when I copied the content to a Oracle Developer Days.ovf file. The second time I tried to save the target, it became an XML file. After renaming the extension now I got the VM importing the Appliance…..


  2. mohsen
    December 30

    I downloaded the Oracle Virtual Box and the Oracle Developer Days ova file as per instructions. When I try to import the appliance I get the following message:

    Failed to import appliance C:\Users\frank\Downloads\Oracle_Developer_Days.ova.

    Could not create the clone medium ‘C:\Users\frank\VirtualBox VMs\Oracle Developer Days\Oracle Developer Days-disk2.vmdk’ (VERR_GENERAL_FAILURE).

    Result Code: VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR (0x80BB0004)
    Component: Appliance
    Interface: IAppliance {3059cf9e-25c7-4f0b-9fa5-3c42e441670b}

    My machine is a windows xp sp2 with 2gbs ram. Can anyone help?

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