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Oracle offers virtualization template tool

Oracle delved further into the server virtualization space, offering a template-building tool to speed up deployments based on the open source Oracle VM software product.

The company will use the OpenSourceWorld conference in San Francisco as a launching platform for Oracle VM Template Builder, an open source graphical tool for end users. The tool leverages Oracle Enterprise Linux JeOS (Just enough OS) scripts for developing pre-packaged virtual machines.

“These are virtual machines that contain preinstalled, preconfigured software, and basically, once you have that, anytime you have a need to put in a new system, you can copy the files,” said Monica Kumar, Oracle senior director of Linux and open source product marketing.

Oracle also will offer a VM template for its Siebel CRM product, allowing for fast setup of a full Siebel environment, Monica said. The company also will roll out a test kit for testing of a stack before deployment as part of the Oracle Validated Configurations Program.

Oracle VM Template Builder, the test kit, and the Siebel template are free, but users must have a license for Siebel CRM.

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