user12273962 wrote:lol Indeed a wonderful suggestion! Well I have taken the pain of adding one more storage area for the cloned template and waiting for the VM cloning to finish
You can clone the template and then delete the original. ;)
You can also enable compression on your storage environment. A simple compression method can save a lot of space. Just be careful not to use too much compression as reading the compress data will be slower. There is a lot of slack area in the templates because templates do not use sparse allocated disks because of the performance issue of constantly expanding the disks while writing data. Just a thought.I have an argument about the Oracle tagline then :D, it only says "familiarize yourself with Oracle E-Business Suite" attracting the attention of masses who can hardly make possible of such high level of storage environments. Btw, my enter setup is virtualized, VM Server and VM Manager is running from VirtualBox itself.
Your lab should be fine to use this method but in production you should have plenty of disks to support your estimated IOPS. Oracle VM wasn't created to be practically confined to "300" GB of storage to run a ERP system such as EBS 12.1.3.