Earlier in the year at the excellent OUgf Finnish Oracle User Group Harmony 17 conference, I performed a Live demo where I refreshed an Oracle 12c database using an Ansible Playbook in just over a minute, 1min 16sec to be more precise.
Once I had completed my presentation Frits Hoogland mentioned that he had recently used and Blogged on Ansible-Sempahore , an Open Source alternative to Ansible Tower which provides a Web UI and API’s for launching Ansible Tasks.
In this Blog post I am going to share how I used Ansible-Semaphore to launch my Ansible playbook to perform an Oracle 12c database refresh with a single click.
Once I had Semaphore installed, I configure the Inventory, Environment, Key Store and Playbook Repositories and added my Task Templates all through the Semaphore UI, all pretty straight forward, so no need to screenshot it.
A powerful feature of Semaphore is it’s integration with GitHub, this ensures every time a Playbook is run the last version is used as the code is pulled back from the repository.
Running my ‘Oracle Database Clone’ Ansible playbook is as now as simple as clicking ‘run!’ (no Playbook or Environment Overrides are required for this playbook)
At the end of each run semaphore provides a Task Log which is retained and accessible from the dashboard for historic review.
There we have it a One-Click Oracle 12c Database refresh in just under 1 minute 15 seconds.
If you want to see more, check out my YouTube channel to watch a demo of the above.
In this series of Blog posts I will detail how you can build an Oracle EBS 12.2.6 environment with VirtualBox for use on a laptop / PC.
Logon to the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud using you SSO credentials and search for ‘Oracle Virtual Appliance‘ , select the Product as below and click ‘Continue’ to download the Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for Oracle E-Business Suite.
Compatible with VirtualBox
As you can see from above, the Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for Oracle E-Business Suite supports both Oracle VM and Oracle VirtualBox. Once download the Virtual Appliance can be imported into VirtualBox for running on a laptop / PC.
The Oracle VM Virtual Appliances for Oracle E-Business Suite 184.108.40.206.0 for x86 64bit is packaged in 19 files requiring 69.4 GB, so may take some considerable time to download depending upon your network / internet connection.
You can download the 19 Oracle VM Virtual Appliances files individually by clicking on the file name or them all use wget, if you have never used wget you can read the following post on how to use wget for downloading.
The distribution includes the entire Oracle EBS Technology and Apps stack including the example Vision database.