This topic describes how to provision a Unix Oracle virtual database (VDB) to a Linux environment.


  • A Unix Oracle dSource or VDB that has passed the validation checks for cross-platform provisioning as described in Enabling Oracle dSources for Cross-Platform Provisioning
  • A Unix staging environment
    This environment must be the same platform and Oracle version as the source database. See Enabling Validated Sync for Oracle for information on designating a staging environment.
  • A Linux provisioning environment 
    This environment must be the same Oracle version as the source database. We recommend that this environment have a fast network link to the Delphix Engine, because it needs to process all blocks in the database when converting a database to Linux. See Network and Connectivity Requirements and Network Performance Configuration Options for general information about network requirements and configuration for the Delphix Engine.


  1. Login to the Delphix Admin application using delphix_admin credentials.
  2. If the Databases panel is not visible:
    1. In the Manage menu, click Databases.
    2. Select My Databases.
  3. In the Databases panel, select an Oracle dSource that has passed the validation checks for cross-platform provisioning.
    Eligible dSources will have a gold database icon next to the dSource name, as shown in the dSource Icon Reference
  4. Select a provision point for the virtual database.
    For information on using Snapshots, LogSync, and SCN Numbers as provision points, see Provisioning an Oracle VDB.
  5. Click Transform to Linux.
  6. In the Linux Transformation VDB wizard, select a Linux environment where you want to provision the VDB, and follow the steps for configuring the new VDB as described in Provisioning an Oracle VDB.
    When the Linux transformation process completes, a VDB will be created with the transformed database running on Linux. You should be aware that the transformation process can be time and resource intensive, because Oracle must read and convert all blocks in the database 

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