Oracle Database Software Images

You can create custom database software images for Oracle Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure and Base Database Service, which you can use to create databases and Oracle Database Homes, and to patch databases. Database software images give you the ability to include your chosen software updates (PSU, RU or RUR), and optionally, a list of one-off (or interim) patches or an Oracle Home inventory file. This reduces the time required to provision and configure your databases, and makes it easy for your organization to create an approved "gold image" for developers and database administrators. See the following topics for details: