ODC Appreciation Day: Oracle GitHub Docker Images and Oracle Container Registry

Posted by Dirk Nachbar on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 with No comments
It's time again for the ODC Appreciation Day (formerly known as OTN Appreciation Day) driven by Tim Hall.

My personal favorite this year are the Oracle GitHub Docker Images and the Oracle Container Registry.

The Oracle GitHub Docker Images (https://github.com/oracle/docker-images) are the "Community Version" provided by Oracle. So in order to use them you will need to download upfront the required Installation Software from OTN or Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

Under the Oracle GitHub Docker Images you can find a wide range of Ready-To-Use Docker Images for nearly all the main products of Oracle:

  • Oracle WebLogic
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure
  • Oracle Java
  • Oracle Database
  • Oracle SOA Suite
  • and so on

The great thing about is, that you can easily start by using simple architectures, e.g. a single Oracle WebLogic Domain and learn how to build Docker Images.
In the next step you can extend the provided Dockerfiles with your own stuff/needs or use more complex architectures like Oracle WebLogic Cluster.

The Oracle GitHub Docker Images are quite frequently updated, corrected and extended by several Oracle people, e.g. Bruno Borges and Gerald Venzl. For example under the Section OracleWebLogic you can even find Dockerfiles the latest Release of Oracle WebLogic Server

On top you can even find Workshop materials within the Oracle GitHub Docker Images, e.g. Workshop for Creating Docker Images for Oracle WebLogic.

On the other hand you have the Oracle Container Registry (https://container-registry.oracle.com) which is a kind of "Official Source". They are containing complete Docker Images, so you dont need to download any Installation Software from Oracle Technology Network or Oracle Software Delivery Cloud, just simply pull your required Docker images. 

If any body is interested to know more about Docker Images or got some specific questions or problems, a good starting point is the Oracle Community Forum "OTN Docker Space" https://community.oracle.com/community/server_&_storage_systems/containers.

Happy ODC Appreciation Day to everyone :-)