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Before starting you need to know what software will be installed. If attending an event, would be a good idea to download the software in advance to your laptop in order to avoid the download during the labs. The copyrighted software is not distributable so the volunteers will not be able to give you all the required software components. But organizers may have set up a proxy server to speed up downloads or provide at least the free software.


== Windows 7 64 bit ==
This book covers Windows 7 64 bit as host even if all operating systems that can run VirtualBox 64-bit can be used.
64 bits are mandatory since Oracle 12c for Linux 32-bit is not available.


== VirtualBox ==
This book uses VirtualBox as many Oracle specialists consider it as a mature and free virtualization solution, fully compatible with Oracle Software: https://www.virtualbox.org/. The VirtualBox version 4.3.26 and older versions from 4.2.12 up to 4.2.18 have been tested successfully with OEL6 and Oracle 12c.  The latest successfully tested VirtualBox version is 5.0.8
A few virtualbox versions (4.3.14 to 22 if I remember well [1]) had serious problems on Windows. EL 6.4 to 6.7 have been tried without problems. [2]


== Putty ==
One of the preferred SSH clients for Windows. You can download it here:

http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty.exe


== Vnc Viewer ==
The servers will be installed without X server, so you'll need VNC to get the graphics:

http://www.realvnc.com/download/get/1295/


== Oracle Software ==


=== Oracle Enterprise Linux 6 ===
Can be downloaded from http://edelivery.oracle.com/linux/.

Login to: http://edelivery.oracle.com/linux with your Oracle Account

On the Media Pack Search page, select:

Product pack: Oracle Linux

Platform: x86 64 bit

Click GO

Click on: Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 4 Media Pack for x86_64 (64 bit)

Click on the download button at the first line:

Once the download of the file V37084-01.iso is finished, rename it to Oracle_Linux_6_64.iso to distinguish it easily from other Oracle files.


=== Oracle Grid Infrastructure and Database 12c (12.1.0.1) ===
Can be downloaded from http://edelivery.oracle.com/.

Login to: http://edelivery.oracle.com/ with your Oracle Account

On the Media Pack Search page, select:

Product pack: Oracle Database

Platform: Linux x86-64

Click GO

Click on: Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1.0) Media Pack for Linux x86-64

Click on the download button for the following four packs:
Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1.0) for Linux x86-64 (Part 1 of 2)
Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1.0) for Linux x86-64 (Part 2 of 2)
Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Grid Infrastructure (12.1.0.1.0) for Linux x86-64 (Part 1 of 2)
Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Grid Infrastructure (12.1.0.1.0) for Linux x86-64 (Part 2 of 2)

The following files are downloaded:
V38501-01_1of2.zip
V38501-01_2of2.zip
V38500-01_1of2.zip
V38500-01_2of2.zip

After uncompressing them, there will be two folders: "grid" and "database" containing the full installation.