Welcome to Outrun!
Outrun is an Open Source toolset for Enterprise Linux (CentOS, Red Hat, Oracle) that automates the installation and management of Oracle databases.
It is bundled as a modified CentOS install image but can be applied to the other distributions as well. It is specially pre-configured for automatically deploying an Oracle Database on a Linux VM with minimal skills and effort required. It is intended to serve different purposes:
- Training tool for people learning Oracle
- Performance testing tool (using pre-configured test kits)
- Deployment tool for staging VMware environments (Database-as-a-Service)
The full name is "Outrun for Oracle" - inspired by the eighties racing game Out Run and the primary use case (performance testing).
out·run verb \ˌau̇t-ˈrən\
- : to run or move faster than (someone or something)
- : to be or become more or greater than (something)
Happy racing !
- Outrun is still in Beta phase and may contain bugs and other limitations (actually I'm pretty sure there are a few). If you want to help with further development and testing, please let me know.
- Running Oracle requires an Oracle Support userid/password (to download licensed Oracle software which I cannot include because of copyright)
Currently Outrun supports:
- CentOS 6 when installed via the Outrun ISO image
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Oracle Enterprise Linux versions 6 or 7 if using the PXE install method
- Oracle 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168, Oracle 22.214.171.124 (currently Enterprise Edition only)
- VMware (vSphere, Fusion, Workstation)
- Physical servers (with some limitations i.e. hardware support, requires PXE install or physically burning of the ISO image)
- Reported to be working with KVM, Cisco UCS and Dell PowerEdge rack servers (physical)
- Fully controlled networks (subnets) as well as behind NAT routers or "crippled" name servers etc.
You can find the manuals here: Outrun Manuals
An overview of all categories: Categories
Outrun and this site are currently maintained by Bart Sjerps.