Friday, April 11, 2014

CHEF: Installing Oracle database with Virtualbox (or vmware workstation, vagrant(vmware plugin)), chef-solo and test kitchen

"As hot as the microwave popcorn after the beep!"

My friend Scott Russell (sc0ttruss) has created a really nifty bash script to install an Oracle 11.2 database without the full and sometimes heavy chef environment solely for testing purposes.

This bash script uses chef-solo, vagrant (virtualbox or vmware ws (vagrant-plugin)), test-kitchen, bento images to pop up an Oracle VM (CentOS) in less than 35 minutes (run time). Of course run time depends heavily on the HW you are running. It works with the latest Oracle v1.1.1 cookbook.


He also has a nice blog post about it here:

Check it out! Try it out!

1 comment:

  1. Updated Scott's scripts to include a script for Oracle 12c, due to the oracle cookbook v1.2.0 realase. You can find it here: