Welcome to Outrun!
Outrun is an Open Source toolset for Enterprise Linux (CentOS, Red Hat, Oracle Linux) that automates the installation and management of Oracle databases.
- Automated Oracle database/clusterware installer
- Network installer (PXE based)
- Bundled in performance test tools (SLOB, Swingbench)
- QDDA (Quick & Dirty Dedupe Analyzer, an analyze tool to report potential deduplication and compression savings)
- Lightmenu (A curses text-user-interface menu system)
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
- Enterprise Linux 6 or 7 (Red Hat, CentOS, Oracle Linux) if using the PXE install or manual method
- Oracle 11g, Oracle 12c database / clusterware (currently Enterprise Edition, single instance only)
- VMware (vSphere, Fusion, Workstation)
- Physical servers (with reasonably standard hardware i.e. normal network and storage interfaces)
- Reported to be working with KVM and XEN (OracleVM) hypervisors, Cisco UCS and Dell PowerEdge rack servers (physical)
- Fully controlled networks (subnets) as well as behind NAT routers or "crippled" name servers etc.
4 Quick Links
You can find the manuals here: Outrun Manuals
An overview of all categories: Categories
Outrun and this site are currently maintained by Bart Sjerps.