About Outrun

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Welcome to Outrun!

Overview

Outrun is an Open Source toolset for Enterprise Linux (CentOS, Red Hat, Oracle Linux) that automates the installation and management of Oracle databases.

Purpose

Outrun is specially pre-configured for automatically deploying an Oracle Database on a Linux server or VM with minimal skills and effort required. It is intended to serve different purposes:

  • Database-as-a-Service platform
  • Training tool for people learning Oracle
  • Performance testing tool (using pre-configured test kits)

The goal is to provide administrators a pre-configured platform on which they can run databases without having to deal with how to install prerequisites, configure memory and system parameters, adding add-on tools and utilities etc. After installing Outrun and database software, you should be good to go.

Subprojects/components

  • 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)

Additional info

Outrun is packaged and compiled by Bart Sjerps who works for DellEMC but Outrun is not DellEMC software. DellEMC provides no support on this tool.

The full name "Outrun for Oracle" was inspired by the eighties racing game Out Run and the original primary use case (performance testing).

From Webster's Online Dictionary - Outrun:

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 !