Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) Installation On Oracle Linux 5
This article describes the installation of Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) (64-bit) on Oracle Linux 5 (64-bit). The article is based on a server installation with a minimum of 2G swap, with SELinux set to permissive and the firewall disabled. The following package groups were included for this installation.
- Desktop Environments > GNOME Desktop Environment
- Applications > Editors
- Applications > Graphical Internet
- Development > Development Libraries
- Development > Development Tools
- Servers > Server Configuration Tools
- Base System > Administration Tools
- Base System > Base
- Base System > System Tools
- Base System > X Window System
An example of this type of Linux installations can be seen here. Alternative installations may require more packages to be loaded, in addition to the ones listed below.
- Download Software
- Unpack Files
- Hosts File
- Oracle Installation Prerequisites
- Post Installation
- Common Errors
Download the Oracle software from OTN or MOS depending on your support status.
- OTN: Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (220.127.116.11) Software (64-bit).
- edelivery: Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (18.104.22.168) Software (64-bit)
This article has been updated for the 22.214.171.124 release, but the installation is essentially unchanged since 126.96.36.199. Any variations specific for 188.8.131.52 will be noted.
Depending on your version of VirtualBox and Oracle Linux, there may be some slight variation in how the screen shots look.
Unzip the files.
unzip linuxamd64_12102_database_1of2.zip unzip linuxamd64_12102_database_2of2.zip
You should now have a single directory called "database" containing installation files.
The "/etc/hosts" file must contain a fully qualified name for the server.
<IP-address> <fully-qualified-machine-name> <machine-name>
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost 192.168.0.211 ol5-121.localdomain ol5-121
Oracle Installation Prerequisites
Perform either the Automatic Setup or the Manual Setup to complete the basic prerequisites. The Additional Setup is required for all installations.
If you plan to use the "oracle-validated" package to perform all your prerequisite setup, issue the following command.
# yum install oracle-validated -y
All necessary prerequisites will be performed automatically.
Note. Earlier versions of Oracle Linux required manual setup of the Yum repository by following the instructions at http://public-yum.oracle.com.
It is probably worth doing a full update as well, but this is not strictly speaking necessary.
# yum update
If you have not used the "oracle-validated" package to perform all prerequisites, you will need to manually perform the following setup tasks.
Add or amend the following lines in the "/etc/sysctl.conf" file. Keep any existing values if they are higher than those specified here.
fs.file-max = 6815744 kernel.sem = 250 32000 100 128 kernel.shmmni = 4096 kernel.shmall = 1073741824 kernel.shmmax = 4398046511104 net.core.rmem_default = 262144 net.core.rmem_max = 4194304 net.core.wmem_default = 262144 net.core.wmem_max = 1048576 fs.aio-max-nr = 1048576 net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 9000 65500
Run the following command to change the current kernel parameters.
Add the following lines to the "/etc/security/limits.conf" file.
oracle soft nofile 1024 oracle hard nofile 65536 oracle soft nproc 2047 oracle hard nproc 16384 oracle soft stack 10240 oracle hard stack 32768
Install the following packages if they are not already present.
# From Public Yum or ULN yum install binutils -y yum install compat-libstdc++-33 -y yum install compat-libstdc++-33.i386 -y yum install gcc -y yum install gcc-c++ -y yum install glibc -y yum install glibc.i686 -y yum install glibc-devel -y yum install glibc-devel.i386 -y yum install ksh -y yum install libaio -y yum install libaio.i386 -y yum install libaio-devel -y yum install libaio-devel.i386 -y yum install libgcc -y yum install libgcc.i686 -y yum install libstdc++ -y yum install libstdc++.i386 -y yum install libstdc++-devel -y yum install libstdc++-devel.i386 -y yum install libXext -y yum install libXext.i386 -y yum install libXtst -y yum install libXtst.i386 -y yum install libX11 -y yum install libX11.i386 -y yum install libXau -y yum install libXau.i386 -y #yum install libxcb -y #yum install libxcb.i386 -y yum install libXi -y yum install libXi.i386 -y yum install make -y yum install sysstat -y yum install unixODBC -y yum install unixODBC-devel -y
Create the new groups and users.
groupadd -g 54321 oinstall groupadd -g 54322 dba groupadd -g 54323 oper #groupadd -g 54324 backupdba #groupadd -g 54325 dgdba #groupadd -g 54326 kmdba #groupadd -g 54327 asmdba #groupadd -g 54328 asmoper #groupadd -g 54329 asmadmin useradd -u 54321 -g oinstall -G dba,oper oracle
Uncomment the extra groups you require.
The following steps must be performed, whether you did the manual or automatic setup.
Set the password for the "oracle" user.
Set secure Linux to permissive by editing the "/etc/selinux/config" file, making sure the SELINUX flag is set as follows.
Once the change is complete, restart the server or run the following command.
# setenforce Permissive
# service iptables stop # chkconfig iptables off
Create the directories in which the Oracle software will be installed.
mkdir -p /u01/app/oracle/product/184.108.40.206/db_1 chown -R oracle:oinstall /u01 chmod -R 775 /u01
Unless you are working from the console, or using SSH tunnelling, login as root and issue the following command.
Add the following lines at the end of the "/home/oracle/.bash_profile" file.
# Oracle Settings export TMP=/tmp export TMPDIR=$TMP export ORACLE_HOSTNAME=ol5-121.localdomain export ORACLE_UNQNAME=cdb1 export ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle export ORACLE_HOME=$ORACLE_BASE/product/220.127.116.11/db_1 export ORACLE_SID=cdb1 export PATH=/usr/sbin:$PATH export PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/bin:$PATH export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/lib:/lib:/usr/lib export CLASSPATH=$ORACLE_HOME/jlib:$ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/jlib
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 Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) by issuing the following command in the database directory.
Proceed with the installation of your choice.
You can see the type of installation I performed by clicking on the links below to see screen shots of each stage.
- Configure Security Updates
- My Oracle Support Credentials
- Select Installation Type
- System Class
- Grid Installation Options
- Select Install Type
- Typical Install Configuration
- Create Inventory
- Perform Prerequisite Checks
- Install Product
- Execute Configuration Scripts
- Oracle Database Configuration
- Database Configuration Assistant
- Database Configuration Assistant Complete
- Database Express 12c Login
- Database Express 12c Dashboard
Note. The "Database Configuration Assistant Complete" screen displays the Database Express 12c URL, which will be something like "https://ol5-121.localdomain:5500/em".
Edit the "/etc/oratab" file setting the restart flag for each instance to 'Y'.
If Database Express 12c is not working, check the XMLDB HTTP port. If it is 0, set it to the port you want to use.
SQL> SELECT dbms_xdb_config.gethttpsport FROM dual; GETHTTPSPORT ------------ 5500 SQL> EXEC dbms_xdb_config.sethttpsport(5500); PL/SQL procedure successfully completed. SQL>
"error code 35" : The machine name in the "/etc/hosts" file is not correct. It needs an entry for the loopback adapter (localhost) and the machine name. If you are using DNS for name resolution, you still need the loopback adapter reference in this file.
"error code 37" : The DNS not working properly. You may also get this error is the "/etc/hosts" file is not configured correctly.
"sqlplus: error while loading shared libraries: libclntsh.so.12.1" : The prerequisites have not been met. Work through them again. Specifically, make sure the "gcc" package has been installed.
Listener fails to start - Typically this is due to incorrect name resolution. Make sure the "/etc/hosts" and/or DNS is configured correctly.
Linking errors - Almost always due to missing prerequisites. Review the setup sections.
For more information see:
- Oracle Database Installation Guide 12c Release 1 (12.1) for Linux
- Automating Database Startup and Shutdown on Linux
- Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) Silent Installations
Hope this helps. Regards Tim...