Creating Virtual Machines Using Templates
Now we come to the crux of cloud computing: the creation of the guest virtual machine. This is the process through which the target host operating system will run using resources that have been defined and presented to the Oracle VM infrastructure and application systems, databases, and any program that would otherwise execute on bare-metal but is now executing in the virtual machine. With rare exception, anything that runs in the bare-metal machine environment can run without modifications in the virtual machine environment.
The following sections present the process of creating a virtual machine ...