reference deployment

Oracle Retail Xstore Office on AWS

Centralize back-office store operations on the AWS Cloud

This Quick Start deploys Oracle Retail Xstore Office on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in about 1 hour using Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS), Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager (Amazon DLM), and Amazon CloudWatch.

Hosting an Oracle Retail Xstore Office workload on the AWS Cloud can centralize all back-office elements of retail store operations to provide increased reliability, availability, faster deployment times, and low latency.  


This Quick Start was developed by SkillNet in collaboration with AWS. SkillNet is an AWS Partner. For more information about Skillnet, visit their website

  •  What you'll build
  •  How to deploy
  •  Cost and licenses
  •  What you'll build
  • Use this Quick Start to automatically set up Oracle Retail Xstore Office on AWS. The deployment includes the following:

    • A highly available architecture that spans two Availability Zones.*
    • A virtual private cloud (VPC) configured with public and private subnets, according to AWS best practices, to provide you with your own virtual network on AWS.*
    • In the public subnets:
      • Managed network address translation (NAT) gateways to allow outbound internet access for resources in the private subnets.*
      • A Linux bastion host in an Auto Scaling group to allow inbound Secure Shell (SSH) access to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances in public and private subnets.
    • In the private subnets:
      • An Amazon RDS Oracle database storing the XCenter, XCenter replication, and XAdmin databases.
      • An Apache Tomcat deployment server running on an Amazon EC2 instance for deployments from Oracle Retail Xstore Office.
      • Oracle WebLogic cluster nodes running on Amazon EC2 instances for the deployment of Oracle Retail Xstore Office applications.
      • A Puppet server running on an Amazon EC2 instance for Apache Tomcat installation, Oracle WebLogic cluster installation, and data loader execution.
    • Amazon EFS mounted by all the instances that are part of the WebLogic cluster.
    • Amazon DLM to automate the creation, retention, and deletion of snapshots of the Amazon Elastic Block Storage (Amazon EBS) volumes.
    • Amazon CloudWatch for infrastructure monitoring.

    *  The template that deploys the Quick Start into an existing VPC skips the components marked by asterisks and prompts you for your existing VPC configuration.

  •  How to deploy
  • To deploy Oracle Retail Xstore Office on AWS in about 1 hour, follow the instructions in the deployment guide. The deployment process includes these steps:

    1. If you don't already have an AWS account, sign up at, and sign in to your account.
    2. Launch the Quick Start. You can choose from the following two options:

    Amazon may share user-deployment information with the AWS Partner that collaborated with AWS on the Quick Start.  

  •  Cost and licenses
  • You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start.

    The AWS CloudFormation template for this Quick Start includes configuration parameters that you can customize. Some of these settings, such as instance type, will affect the cost of deployment. For cost estimates, see the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using. Prices are subject to change.

    Tip   After you deploy the Quick Start, we recommend that you enable the AWS Cost and Usage Report to track costs associated with the Quick Start. This report delivers billing metrics to an S3 bucket in your account. It provides cost estimates based on usage throughout each month, and finalizes the data at the end of the month. For more information about the report, see What are AWS Cost and Usage Reports?

    The following licenses are required for this Quick Start, with combinations of bring-your-own-license (BYOL) and AWS-managed options:

    • Oracle Retail Xstore Office (BYOL).
    • Oracle Retail Xstore Office Support (mandatory for use of Amazon RDS).
    • Oracle Database 12c (BYOL / AWS-managed).
    • Oracle WebLogic Server (BYOL / AWS-managed).
    • Oracle Enterprise Linux (GNU General Public License version 2).