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15.1 Oracle VM Template for MySQL Enterprise Edition

Virtualization is a key technology to enable data center efficiency and high availability while providing the foundation for cloud computing. Integrating MySQL Enterprise Edition with Oracle Linux, the Oracle VM Template is the fastest, easiest, and most reliable way to provision virtualized MySQL instances, enabling users to meet the explosive demand for highly available services.

The Oracle VM Template enables rapid deployment and eliminates manual configuration efforts. It provides a preinstalled and pre-configured virtualized MySQL 5.5 Enterprise Edition software image running on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, certified for production use. The MySQL software image has undergone extensive integration and quality assurance testing as part of the development process.

In addition to rapid provisioning, MySQL users also benefit from the integrated high availability features of Oracle VM which are designed to enable organizations to meet stringent SLA (Service Level Agreement) demands through a combination of:

  • Automatic recovery from failures, with Oracle VM automatically restarting failed instances on available servers in the server pool after outages of the physical server, VM or MySQL database.

  • Live Migration, enabling operations staff to move running instances of MySQL to alternative hosts within a server pool during maintenance operations.

Instructions for the creation, deployment and use of the Oracle VM Template for MySQL Enterprise Edition are available from:

To download the Oracle VM Template for MySQL Enterprise, go to and follow these instructions:

  • Complete your registration information (Name, Company Name, Email Address and Country) and click on the download agreement.

  • Select "Oracle VM Templates" from the "Select a Product Pack" pull-down menu and click "Go".

  • Select MySQL Enterprise from the list of Oracle VM Templates.

  • Download and unzip the files and refer to the README for further instructions.

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