Oracle software certified on Amazon EC2

September 21, 2010  |  cloud, dba, linux, weblogic

Amazon and Oracle have announced that a wide selection of Oracle enterprise software is now certified to run on Amazon   EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud). Oracle customers can now fully leverage the scalability, reliability, and affordable pricing model of Amazon Web Services (AWS) for production environments with full support from AWS and Oracle.

Oracle and AWS will publish a set of pre-configured platform and application templates as Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) allowing instances to run on Oracle VM. In addition to minimizing installation and hardware maintenance costs, these templates reduce implementation times from days to minutes.

The first templates will be available for Oracle Linux, Oracle Database 11gR2, the Oracle E-Business Suite, and Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies including Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Business Process Management.

You can watch a demo about how to deploy Oracle database on the cloud here.


9 Comments


  1. Yea, EC2 certified oracle but can’t create little functionality: Regular invoice, if you want use EC2 by company in Europe you need invoice for tax. Amazon can’t create invoice, I don’t know why.

    • Hi Andy,

      Indeed it´s a major flaw on Amazon EC2 billing. At least some months ago, Amazon didn’t did it. I also don’t know if this is legal at all under EU. I’ll ask someone at Amazon for this issue to check if they have any news…

      Regards
      Joao

      • Hi João.
        And what about ASM 11gr2 in Amazon EC2?
        I’m trying to use it but getting some problems with the runlevel.

        Any hints for me?

        Thanks in advance.

        Carlos

        • Hi,

          What kind of problems are you having with runlevel? How many EBS volumes you have attached on your instance?
          Did you edit the /etc/inittab adding the runlevel that amazons runs? amazon runs on level 4…

          Check your file /etc/inittab to edit your css daemon run levels…
          h1:345:respawn:/etc/init.d/init.cssd run >/dev/null 2>&1

          • Hi João.
            Thanks for your quick response.
            Starting in the installation of the grid infrastructure. It stops demanding a runlevel 3 or 5. After changing the runlevel to 3 ,with telinit 3, retrying the installation, the rest goes well. The ASM instance and daemons are up.
            I’ve changed the inittab to be able to run the daemon in 4.
            The problem begins when i reboot the ec2 instance. Then the daemon only starts after the telinit 3.

            Regards.

            Carlos

  2. Hi João.
    Thanks for your quick response.
    Starting in the installation of the grid infrastructure. It stops demanding a runlevel 3 or 5. After changing the runlevel to 3 ,with telinit 3, retrying the installation, the rest goes well. The ASM instance and daemons are up.
    I’ve changed the inittab to be able to run the daemon in 4.
    The problem begins when i reboot the ec2 instance. Then the daemon only starts after the telinit 3.

    Regards.

    Carlos

  3. Hi carlos,

    Did you change the initdefault entry in the inittab?

    id:5:initdefault:

    ?

    Regards
    joao

    ps: sorry for delay… i been very busy lately!

    • Hi João.

      Due to the problems and the lack of time i’ve decided to install the instance without asm…directy into filesystem.

      Thank you very much.

      Regards.

      Carlos

      • Hi Carlos and Joao,

        we too are trying to install and run Oracle EE 11r2 on the AMI provided by Oracle on EC2.

        We see ASM is installed, but we can’t seem to find CSSD and we cannot have the database to see ASM.

        Did you succeed running ASM? Do you have any advice for us?

        Thank you very much for any feedback you may give us.

        Rob

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