The great option for those who want to get into 12c upgrade as fast as possible is to look at Oracle provided virtual box environment with pre-configured linux os and 11g and 12c installations.
The virtual machine could be obtained from
There are 8 zip files with total size of 15GB required to be downloaded from the internet.
You must have 30GB free space to store and unzip them, and about 75GB of storage for virtual machine disks.
The 4 tasks could be performed here:
- Upgrade the 11g into 12c using common approach of running new perl script
- Using transportable databases to migrate to 12c
- Moving the database between homes
- Explore 12c and its new features
Thanks to Roy Swonger and Mike Dietrich from Oracle for a great work!