Rodrigo Jorge has already explained a great way to install and play with Oracle 18c DB instance on-premises using Exadata binaries downloaded from edelivery. The basic idea is to install the oracle exadata binaries and before creating the database replace the library “libserver18.a” with the version gotten from an oracle cloud instance (Using Oracle Cloud trial account). And that’s it !
- Installing Oracle Database 18.104.22.168.0 binaries on Oracle Linux 7
- Creating and running an Oracle 22.214.171.124.0 DB instance on Oracle Linux
But for those like me that don’t have an international credit card required to create an Oracle Cloud trial account (Yes i don’t have one 😦 ) or don’t want to create one ! How to proceed to get a copy of this working libserver18.a library ? May be ask one of the oracle folks to upload it to somewhere and hope that there is no backdoor on it :p or just try to hack it your self 😀