Oracle Applications ( Installation on Enterprise Linux 4.

This article is intended as a brief guide to installing Oracle Applications ( on Enterprise Linux 4.5. The article is based on a server installation with a minimum of 2G swap, secure Linux disabled and the following package groups installed: X Window System • • • • • • • GNOME Desktop Environment Editors Graphical Internet Server Configuration Tools Development Tools Administration Tools System Tools

Alternative base installations may require additional packages to be loaded. • • • • • • • • • Download Software Unpack Files Hosts File Set Kernel Parameters Setup Installation Post Installation Shutdown/Startup Rapid Installation Wizard Portal

Download Software
Download two additional packages from Metalink Patch 4198954. Make sure an appropriate Java JDK (1.3.1) is available on the system.

Unpack Files
First unzip the Oracle patch: unzip Next, create a staging area for the Oracle Applications software:

mkdir /Stage11i cd /Stage11i # Start Here

mkdir startCD # APPL_TOP mkdir oraApps # RDBMS mkdir oraDB # Tools mkdir oraiAS # Databases mkdir oraAppDB
Copy the contents of all the DVDs into the appropriate directories.

Hosts File
The /etc/hosts file must contain a fully qualified name for the server:




Set Kernel Parameters
Add the following lines to the /etc/sysctl.conf file:

kernel.shmmax = 2147483648 kernel.shmmni = 100 kernel.shmall = 2097152 # semaphores: semmsl, semmns, semopm, semmni kernel.sem = 100 256 100 100 fs.file-max = 327679 kernel.hostname = testapps01.localdomain #<--- full qualified hostname !! kernel.domainname = localdomain #<--- correct domain name !!
Run the following command to change the current kernel parameters:

/sbin/sysctl -p
Add the following lines to the /etc/security/limits.conf file:

oracle soft nofile 65536 oracle hard nofile 65536 oracle soft nproc 16384

oracle hard nproc 16384

The following additional packages are required. Depending on the update/respin version of Enterprise Linux, the exact package versions and locations may vary.

alsa-lib-devel-* audiofile-devel-* compat-db-* compat-gcc-32-3* compat-gcc-32-c++-3* compat-libcwait-2* compat-libgcc-296-2* compat-libstdc++-296-2* compat-oracle-rhel4-1* esound-0* esound-devel-0* fontconfig-devel-2* freetype-devel-2* gcc-3* gcc-c++-3* glib-1* glib-devel-1* gnome-libs-1* gnome-libs-devel-1* gtk+-devel-1* gtk2-devel-2* imlib-1* imlib-devel-1* jdk-1* libaio-0* libaio-devel-0* libjpeg-devel-* libtiff-devel-* libungif-devel-* libungif-progs-* make-3* openmotif21* ORBit-devel-* xorg-x11-deprecated-libs-6* xorg-x11-deprecated-libs-devel-6* xorg-x11-devel-*
Due to all the package inter-dependencies, it probably makes sense to copy all these packages from the CDs to a single directory, then install then using the following command. For convenience, I wrapped all the necessary packages for an OEL 4.5 installation into a single tar file (11i-rh4-rpms.tar), making subsequent installations much simpler.

rpm -Uvh *.rpm
Install the packages associated with Patch 4198954:

cd 4198954 rpm -Uvh compat-oracle-rhel4-1* rpm -Uvh compat-libcwait-2*
Create the new groups and users:

groupadd groupadd groupadd groupadd

oinstall dba oper apache

useradd -g oinstall -G dba oracle passwd oracle useradd -g oinstall -G apache apache passwd apache
Create the directories in which the Oracle software will be installed:

mkdir -p /u01 chown -R oracle:oinstall /u01
Login as the oracle user and add the following line at the end of the .bash_profile file:

# Oracle 9i LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.19; export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL

Log into the oracle user. If you are using X emulation then set the DISPLAY environmental variable:

DISPLAY=<machine-name>:0.0; export DISPLAY
Start the Rapid Install Wizard by issuing the following commands:

cd /Stage11i/startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz/ chmod u+x rapidwiz ./rapidwiz
Follow any instructions and rerun as requested. The Rapid Installation Wizard installation is shown below.

1. Click the "Next" button on the welcome screen.

2. Accept the default "Install Oracle Applications E-Business 11i" option by clicking the "Next" button.

3. Select the "No" option, then click the "Next" button.

4. Select the "Single-node" option, then click the "Next" button.

5. Select the "fresh database" database type, enter a database name, in this case I used "PLAY", then click the "Next" button.

6. Enter the appropriate base directory, in this case I used "/u01/oracle", then click the "Next" button.

7. Select the "E-Business Suite licensing" option, then click the "Next" button.

8. Accept the default products by clicking the "Next" button.

9. Select the appropriate country functionality, then click the "Next" button.

10. Select any additional language support if necessary, then click the "Next" button.

11. Select the appropriate territory and characterset information, then click the "Next" button.

12. Enter the appropriate base directory, in this case I used "/u01/oracle", then click the "Next" button.

13. Accept the global settings by clicking the "Next" button.

14. Note the location of the config files. It's worth taking a copy of this file as it comes in hady when reloading or upgrading the software. Click the "Next" button.

15. Wait for the system checks to complete.

16. Assuming all the system checks were completed successfully, click the "Next" button.

17. Click the "Next" button on the installation review screen.

18. Click the "Yes" button to start the installation.

19. Wait while the installation takes place.

20. Assuming all the post-install checks are successful, click the "Next" button.

21. Click the "Finish button to exit the Rapid Install Wizard.

Post Installation
Adjust the following paths and commands by replacing "play" and "PLAY" with the database name you chose during the installation. Add the following into the "/home/oracle/.bash_profile" file.

DB_HOME=/u01/oracle/playdb/9.2.0; export DB_HOME IAS_HOME=/u01/oracle/playora/iAS; export IAS_HOME APACHE_HOME=$IAS_HOME/Apache/Apache; export APACHE_HOME APPL_TOP=/u01/oracle/playappl; export APPL_TOP COMMON_TOP=/u01/oracle/playcomn; export COMMON_TOP CLIENT_HOME=/u01/oracle/playora/8.0.6; export CLIENT_HOME
To switch environments, move to the appropriate home directory and run the environment script, like:

cd $DB_HOME . ./PLAY_testapps01.env

Adjust the following paths and commands by replacing "play" and "PLAY" with the database name you chose during the installation. To shutdown the system issue the following commands.

cd $COMMON_TOP/admin/scripts/PLAY_testapps01/ ./ apps/apps cd $DB_HOME . ./PLAY_testapps01.env cd $ORACLE_HOME/appsutil/scripts/PLAY_testapps01 ./ stop PLAY ./ stop immediate
To start the system issue the following commands.

cd $DB_HOME . ./PLAY_testapps01.env cd $ORACLE_HOME/appsutil/scripts/PLAY_testapps01 ./ start PLAY ./ start cd $COMMON_TOP/admin/scripts/PLAY_testapps01/ ./ apps/apps ./ start apps/apps

Rapid Installation Wizard Portal
Once the installation is complete, the Rapid Installation Portal can be accessed using the following information.

URL: http://machine-name:8000 Username: SYSADMIN Password: SYSADMIN
The front screen of the portal is shown below.

To change the SYSADMIN passowrd do the following: Log in to the eBusiness Suite homepage as SYSADMIN Click on the "preferences" link (top-right). Enter the old and new passwords. For more information see:

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