At his Sunday night Keynote Larry Elison defined cloud computing to be like Amazon's EC2 service not like SalesForce.com application. (Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.)
- DownLoad and install the Oracle XE rpm
- As root run /etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure
- Answer the configuration questions, remember the password.
- Open your browser to 127.0.0.1:8080/apex
- Start the enterprise manager control agent type: emctl start
- Start the enterprise manager dbconsole type: emctl start dbconsole