We've worked and setup an Oracle 184.108.40.206 2 node RAC environment with the 2 nodes setup with VMware software. Since we're using Oracle 220.127.116.11 software the 2 node RAC environment is using the new concept of one $ORACLE_HOME for Grid Infra software (CRS and ASM combined) and then another $ORACLE_HOME for the RDBMS software. It is up and running with no noticeable issues.
Now, we've been trying to find a way to create a Vmware gold template/image of the noted 2 node RAC environment such that if we wanted to create another 2 node Vmware RAC environment we could quickly use the aforementioned Vmware gold/template image to quickly provision/deploy a new 2 node RAC environment (dfifferent with new host name, IP addresses for public and private interfaces from the existing 2 node RAC environment from which the aforementioned template would have been created) with all the Grid Infra (CRS/ASM) $ORACLE_HOME and RDBMS $ORACLE_HOME software installed and ready to go. The concept of the shared ASM storage on the newly provisioned/deployed 2 node RAC environment ready to go and functioning.
But, we haven't been able to find any documentation/steps to create and deploy such a Vmware gold/template for Oracle 11.2.0.# release? We found some documentation for Oracle release 10.2.0.# but Oracle release 18.104.22.168 is quite different from Oracle release 10.2.0.# (Note, the new concept of the Grid Infra $ORACLE_HOME for CRS and ASM) and so, if possible, would like some assistance/help in performing this task as is would prove beneficial to our organization. Thanks for your help. If more details/information is needed please let us know. Thanks.