Let’s look at the step-by-step procedures to create a VMware template from an existing golden image VM. The following URL to the PDF will demonstrate the the steps to templatize a VM and to provision a new VM from the newly created template:

VMware Clone to Template and Deploy Virtual Machine from this Template

Our concept of templatization does not stop at the VM. We have to create a template of the Grid Infrastructure and Database Home binaries. After we install Oracle Database or, we will apply the latest (N-1) PSU to both the Grid Infrastructure and Database Homes and required one-off patches as needed. For example, customers who have implemented GoldenGate may have to apply patches for the ACFS and/or for Integrated Extracts. Once we establish what we conceive to be the golden image for the Grid Infrastructure and Database software stack, we will create a Tar archives of both homes.

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