Installation of Oracle Database Express Edition 11g Release2

This document describes the installation of Oracle Database Express Edition 11g Release 2 on RHEL5 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux ) using VMware Workstation.

Oracle Database XE is easy to install. The installation has the following components:

• VMware Workstation • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL5) • Oracle Database 11g Express Edition

VMware Workstation :
VMware Workstation is a hypervisor that runs on x64 computers; it enables users to set up multiple virtual machines (VMs) and use them simultaneously along with the actual machine. Each virtual machine can execute its own operating system, such as Microsoft Windows, Linux or BSD variants. As such, VMware Workstation allows one physical machine to run multiple operating systems simultaneously.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is a Linux-based operating system developed by Red Hat and targeted toward the commercial market. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is released in server versions for x86, x86-64, Itanium, PowerPC and IBM System z, and desktop versions for x86 and x86-64. All of Red Hat's official support and training and the Red Hat Certification Program centers around the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform.

Oracle Database 11g Express Edition :
Oracle Database 11g Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) is a free version of the world's most capable relational database. Oracle Database XE is easy to install, easy to manage, and easy to develop with. With Oracle Database XE, you use an intuitive, browser-based interface to administer the database, create tables, views, and other database objects, import, export, and view table data, run queries and SQLscripts, and generate reports.

Pre requirements for installation of VMware Workstation:
1. Learn about VMware. Make sure you have a thorough understanding of what it does, its limitations and advantages as well as a general technical understanding of the concept of a virtual machine. A general knowledge will help you learn how to use VMWare as well as troubleshoot problems when they arise. VMWare provides documentation and training on its website. There are also many books and courses about virtualizing and user groups devoted to VMWare. 2. Check to make sure your applications support VMWare . Some software has not been tested to run on a virtual machine. If the application does not run correctly in VMWare, it may not be supported by the vendor. VMWare is generally not recommended for gaming or other applications that require high graphics capability and processing speeds. 3. Find out what operating systems you need to run. VMWare offers software for Windows and Unix based systems. It supports running multiple operating systems on a single machine, eliminating the need for dual booting. 4. Determine your computing needs and objectives . VMWare ranges from installations for single computers to data center packages that allow you to virtualize your entire network. It can be used to build a machine which can be deployed to multiple users, simplifying support and user customization. It can also be used to host multiple servers on 1 piece of hardware.

5. Run cost calculators and total cost of ownership calculators . This can help determine whether VMWare for a large enterprise is worth the investment. The VMWare website allows you to enter information about your environment to give savings estimates for electricity, hardware and other categories. Keep in mind other savings such as technical support and hardware replacement.

Download VMware to try it out before deploying it to the network . Browse to Register with VMware by entering contact information and your email address. Save the downloaded file to your hard drive.

Install VMware. In Windows, VMware installs like other programs, through an installation program. Unix based systems will require scripting commands to install VMware. Commands depend on the type of operating system and version.

Build a virtual machine. Instructions for building a machine depend on your operating system and VMware version. Follow the VMware wizards to walk through adding machines to the computer.

Create a test environment: Use a virtual machine to run applications and work in the network environment. Document any technical issues that arise during the trial period.

Pre requirements for installation of RHEL5 in VMware Workstation:

Pre requirements for installation of Oracle 10g XE on Linux:
Visit and download oracle-xe-11.2.0-1.0.x86_64.rpm. Make sure that you have all dependencies installed:
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glibc >= 2.3.2 libaio >= 0.3.96 /bin/sh rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1 rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1

In a console, as root, type rpm -ivh oracle-xe- If all goes well, you should see this output: Preparing... ################################## [100%] 1:oracle-xe ################################## [100%] Executing Post-install steps... oracle-xe 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off You must run '/etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure' as the root user to configure the database. Do as suggested and execute: /etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure . Accept all default values:
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HTTP Port: 8080 Database Listener: 1521 Start on boot: yes

When asked for a password, enter a secure password and write it down. You will need the password later to create and access your databases. Wait a few minutes until the database is started. After configuration has been completed you will see this message: Installation Completed Successfully. To access the Database Home Page go to "" You can verify the installation simply clicking on this link:

The user name that you need to login into Oracle database administrator is SYSTEM and the password is the one that you selected during the installation. You are now ready to use Oracle with Swordfish. To create a database using Oracle, select Create Database in Database menu and fill the creation dialogue as follows: Database Name a name of your choice Database Type Oracle Instance/DB Server Name Port Number User Name Password XE localhost 1521 SYSTEM The password you selected during installation

Notice the values in bold in the table above. You will have to enter them exactly as they appear on the table, like in this picture:

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