Is there a particular reason why you want to use a Windows container instead of a Linux one? We don't support any Oracle products running inside a Windows container, so even if you do get it working, it really wouldn't be recommended even for dev/test purposes.
Our recommendation for users on Windows is to use VirtualBox (for desktop usage) or Hyper-V (servers) and run an Oracle Linux 7 guest with Oracle Container Runtime for Docker installed. We even have Vagrant builds that can automate this for you: https://github.com/oracle/vagrant-boxes
I would also like to use the Linux containers but unfortunately in some companies all engineers and support staff are educated and trained for Windows systems only. In addition customers tend to avoid Linux and will only buy the software solutions when provisioned on Windows systems.
I'm extremely interested in the Oracle products inside Windows containers - as presented by your colleague Christian Shay (https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/dotnet/tech-info/oow18windowscontainers-5212844.pdf ), Oracle is even trying to do so too. Are there any future plans on Oracle products inside Windows Containers? Might there be a support for that in the near future? Or has Oracle already decided to never support that scenario?
Really looking forward to your response.
If a product team decides to invest resources into it, then that's great. You'll need to check with the product team. For what I hope is an obvious reason, the Oracle Linux team won't be doing this, though.
Plausible. Can you recommend a way to contact the product team?
Thanks for your interest in Oracle Database on Windows Containers. Oracle does plan to support Oracle Database on Windows Containers and we hope to make an announcement with more details of our plans by the end of this year. The announcement will be posted on our Windows Server Center: https://www.oracle.com/database/technologies/windows.html
I will be doing another presentation at Openworld SF on this topic in a few weeks, and I invite you to check out the slides for that when they become available.
It is possible to get this running today - as you noticed the details are in last years slides, there are a couple hacks you need to do to workaround a bug that blocks the installation. However it is officially not supported until we make that announcement I referred to.
that is wonderful news. Thank you a lot.