Oracle has released a nicely packaged, preconfigured OEM 13c environment for us to play with inside Oracle Virtual Box.  The VM comes with an installed repository database, a management server, and a local agent.  Great starting place.

Download the zip files from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/enterprise-manager/downloads/oem-templates-2767917.html.


Lets walk through items c-f since the instructions aren’t super clear.

Item c:  Uncheck ‘Programs’ when edelivery brings up this page


Item d:  Start typing Oracle VM Virtual Box for Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control until the list appears.  Select the item highlighted below.


Item e is extraneous, since the platform is already selected for you.  Select the latest release on the next screen (there’s only one release as I write this post).

Review and accept the license agreement


We’ve finally arrived at the download page.  Hit the Download All button and find something else to do for a while.  The Download Manager will restart downloads for you if your local machine goes to sleep.


I created a separate download folder for this download, and it turned out to be handy for the next step which is unzip all the downloaded files.


Being conscientious professionals, we’ll start by reading the README file.  I pasted it here so you’d have an idea what to expect.  In a nutshell:

  1. Combine all the ova files into one file
  2. Import the appliance
  3. Start it and use it.  Passwords for everything is welcome1

BTW:  I increased the VM’s memory to 10GB to make the VM run a little better.

The first thing I did when I opened the VM was create a desktop shortcut to a terminal app, in this case it’s Konsole.  I’m not a KDE user, so I guessed my way through it:

  1. Right click on the desktop
  2. Create New | Link to Application
  3. Hit the Application tab, then browse to /usr/bin to find konsole

You can also got through the Launcher, find the application in the list, and create a shortcut from in there.  That’s what I did to get Mozilla on the desktop.

Open that terminal and execute ./start_all.sh to get it all started.  Open a second terminal and run top to see how hard this VM has to work to get things started.

One last thing:  After you’ve started the VM, run stop_all.sh first and then run start_all.sh to get a nice, clean start on everything including the OMR.