Database High Availability Simplified

FlashGrid Cloud Provisioning for AWS

Use the FlashGrid Cloud Provisioning online tool to create an Oracle RAC cluster in your AWS account in just a few mouse clicks. Save time on configuring the network, storage, OS, and Grid Infrastructure software. The entire cluster configuration process is fully automated and repeatable. Whether you need it for a production deployment, testing, training, or self-education, deploying an Oracle RAC cluster has never been easier.

Tasks Automated with FlashGrid Cloud Provisioning

  • Creating cloud infrastructure: VMs, storage, and optionally network
  • Installing and configuring FlashGrid Cloud Area Network
  • Installing and configuring FlashGrid Storage Fabric
  • Installing, configuring, and patching Oracle Grid Infrastructure
  • Installing and patching Oracle Database software
  • Creating ASM disk groups

VM Image

Cluster node VMs are created using an AMI provided by FlashGrid. The AMI is based on either Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, or Oracle Linux 7, and includes FlashGrid Storage Fabric and FlashGrid Cloud Area Network software.


Let's Start

  1. Request a FlashGrid AMI to be shared with your AWS account
  2. Upload Oracle files to your S3 bucket – see the list of files below
  3. Select size of a quick-start configuration below
  4. Configure cluster parameters and generate an AWS CloudFormation template
  5. Create a CloudFormation stack using the template
  6. Wait approximately 90 minutes for the cluster initialization to complete
  7. Use DBCA to create a database – see details in FlashGrid Cloud Provisioning Guide


  • All configurations have 2 database nodes by default and can be changed to 3 database nodes.
  • All configurations use R4 instance family with the corresponding size.
  • Number and size of disks is optimized to provide maximum performance for the default instance size.
  • All configurations are cusomizable.

Oracle Files for Uploading to S3

All database versions

  • oracle-instantclient12.1-basic-
  • (July'17 RU)
  • (OPatch patch version

Database version 12.2


Database version 12.1 EE

  • (July'17 PSU)
  • (OPatch patch version

Database version 12.1 SE2

  • (July'17 PSU)
  • (OPatch patch version

Database version 11.2

  • (OPatch patch)
  • (July'17 PSU)