Part of this series of posts: Oracle Database 12c on Oracle Linux 6
- You have 64 bit Windows 7 on a 64 bit computer with at least 4 GB of RAM (preferably more) and at least 60 GB of free disk space. Note that it appears that Database 12c is really going to need quite a bit of memory, so 6 GB or more for the virtual machine would be ideal. Database 11g R2 worked with 4 GB.
- You have a network connection.
- You have an Oracle.com user account. If you don’t, just go to Oracle.com and click on the register link and follow the registration process.
- You have a CPU that supports VTx/AMD-v hardware acceleration and you have enabled hardware acceleration in your system bios. If you have not done this yet, google ‘Enabling VTx/AMD-v on a <Your machine type, for example Dell> <Your machine model number> to learn how to boot into your bios, enable the feature and then save and reboot your machine.
Here’s my system description. While it’s a few years old, it’s not a bad system with 8GB of RAM and a 4 core processor with 8 threads.
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