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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 a FlashGrid AMI image available at AWS Marketplace. The AMI is based on Oracle Linux 7 and includes FlashGrid Storage Fabric and FlashGrid Cloud Area Network software. Base 8x5 support is included in the marketplace fees. Please note that the marketplace fees include FlashGrid software and support only. Licenses and support subscriptions for Oracle Database and for Oracle Linux must be purchased separately.


To get access to the FlashGrid AMI:

  1. Open FlashGrid product page at AWS Marketplace
  2. Click Continue button
  3. Select Manual Launch tab
  4. Click Accept Software Terms button
  5. Copy the AMI Id corresponding to your target region. You will need to provide the AMI Id in the Cloud Provisioning tool.
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Let's Create a Cluster

  1. Upload Oracle files to your S3 bucket – see the list of files below
  2. Select a cluster size below (for more than 3 nodes contact FlashGrid support)
  3. Configure cluster parameters and generate an AWS CloudFormation template
  4. Create a CloudFormation stack using the template
  5. Wait approximately 90 minutes for the cluster initialization to complete
  6. Use DBCA to create a database – see details in FlashGrid Cloud Provisioning Guide

Oracle Files for Uploading to S3

All database versions

  • oracle-instantclient12.2-basic-12.2.0.1.0-1.x86_64.rpm
  • linuxx64_12201_grid_home.zip
  • p26610291_122010_Linux-x86-64.zip (GI/DB 12.2.0.1 Aug'17 Release Update)
  • p6880880_122010_Linux-x86-64.zip (OPatch patch version 12.2.0.1.9)

Database version 12.2

  • linuxx64_12201_database.zip

Database version 12.1 EE

  • linuxamd64_12102_database_1of2.zip
  • linuxamd64_12102_database_2of2.zip
  • p26610308_121020_Linux-x86-64.zip (DB 12.1.0.2 Aug'17 PSU)
  • p6880880_121010_Linux-x86-64.zip (OPatch patch version 12.2.0.1.8)

Database version 12.1 SE2

  • linuxamd64_12102_database_se2_1of2.zip
  • linuxamd64_12102_database_se2_2of2.zip
  • p26610308_121020_Linux-x86-64.zip (DB 12.1.0.2 Aug'17 PSU)
  • p6880880_121010_Linux-x86-64.zip (OPatch patch version 12.2.0.1.8)

Database version 11.2

  • p13390677_112040_Linux-x86-64_1of7.zip
  • p13390677_112040_Linux-x86-64_2of7.zip
  • p6880880_112000_Linux-x86-64.zip (OPatch patch)
  • p26609445_112040_Linux-x86-64.zip (DB 11.2.0.4 Aug'17 PSU)