Friday, 19 March 2010

oracle 10g on OEL and RHL

Swap space configuration
Between 513 MB and 2048 MB 1.5 times the size of RAM Between 2049 MB and 8192 MB Equal to the size of RAM

check swap space
# grep SwapTotal /proc/meminfo
check free memory

Disk Space Requirements
Between 150 and 200 MB of disk space the /tmp directory
df -k /tmp (this will give in kb if you want in larger size give -h)
Maximum space requirement for enterprise installation 1.5 GB

Checking the Software Requirements
Operating system Requirements
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0

Determining distribution and version of Linux
# cat /etc/issue
For installation purpose edit the following file to make the release as 4 Even though oracle 10g is certified on 5 oracle is recommending changing this to 4 to pass the os checking (oracle release notes for 10g on linux)
On Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the installation passes the operating system prerequisite checks if you change each 5 to 4 in the /etc/redhat-release file. Ensure that you replace the original values in the /etc/redhat-release file after the Oracle installation is complete.
Make a back up first C p /etc/redhat-release /etc/redhat-release.bck
Now edit and change version number to 4

Kernel Requirements 2.6.18
check if the required kernel is installed:
uname -r

Package Requirements

Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.0, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 The following packages (or later versions) must be installed:
gcc-4.1.1-52 gcc-c++-4.1.1-52
glibc-2.5-12 glibc-common-2.5-12
in the list of packages that oracle has listed ” libXp-“ is not there but when after we start installation if this package is not there the following error will be thrown
(check this package if it is not there when you run ./runInstaller you will get a “java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: /tmp/OraInstall2005-08-30_10-54-49PM/jre/1.4.2/lib/i386/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory”

Check if the required package is installed using following command
rpm -q package_name ex: rpm –q unixODBC

Installing package
rpm -ivh packagename
rpm –ivh package_name
ex : rpm – ivh sysstat-7.0.0

Removing package
rpm -e package_name
ex : rpm – e sysstat-7.0.0

# hostname

The output of this command should be similar to the following: is my hostname)
Verify that the domain name has not been set dynamically by using the domainname command as follows:

# domainname
This command should not return any results.
Verify that the hosts file contains the fully qualified host name by using the following command:

# cat /etc/hosts grep `eval hostname`
The output of this command should contain an entry for the fully qualified host name and for localhost.
For example:
rac1 localhost.localdomain
localhost If the hosts file does not contain the fully qualified host name, then open the file(/etc/hosts) and make the required changes in it.
You can set up hostname using GUI go to system – administration - network

Creating the Oracle Inventory and DBA Group
groupadd oinstall
groupadd dba

Creating the Oracle Software Owner User
# useradd -g oinstall -G dba oracle
The -g option specifies the primary group, which must be the Oracle Inventory group, for example oinstall
The -G option specifies the secondary groups, which must include the OSDBA group and if required, the OSOPER group. For example, dba or dba,oper
Set the password of the oracle user:
# passwd oracle
Verifying that the User nobody Exists 1.
To determine whether the user exists, enter the following command:
# id nobody
If the nobody user does not exist, then enter the following command to create it: useradd nobody
Configuring Kernel Parameters
Using any text editor, create or edit the /etc/sysctl.conf file, and add or edit lines similar to the following: if any of the current values are larger than the recommended value, then specify the larger value.
kernel.shmall = 2097152
kernel.shmmax = 2147483648

kernel.shmmni = 4096
kernel.sem = 250 32000 100 128
fs.file-max = 65536
net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 1024 65000
to get the effect of new kernel setting run
/sbin/sysctl -p
Setting Shell Limits for the oracle User

Add the following lines in the /etc/security/limits.conf file:
oracle soft nproc 16384
oracle hard nproc 16384
oracle soft nofile 65536
oracle hard nofile 65536

Add or edit the following line in the /etc/pam.d/login file, if it does not already exist:
session required /lib/security/

For the Bourne, Bash, or Korn shell, add the following lines to the /etc/profile file
if [ $USER = "oracle" ]; then
if [ $SHELL = "/bin/ksh" ]; then
ulimit -p 16384
ulimit -n 65536
ulimit -u 16384 -n 65536
If you are not logged in as the oracle user, then switch user to oracle:
$ su - oracle
To determine the default shell for the oracle user, enter the following command:
$ echo $SHELL
Open the oracle user's shell startup file in any text editor:
Bourne shell (sh), Bash shell (bash), or Korn shell (ksh):
$ vi .bash_profile
Enter or edit the following line, specifying a value of 022 for the default file mode creation mask:
umask 022

If the ORACLE_SID, ORACLE_HOME, or ORACLE_BASE environment variable is set in the file, then remove the corresponding lines from the file. Save the file, and exit from the editor. To run the shell startup script, enter one of the following commands:
* Bash shell on Red Hat Enterprise Linux:
$ . ./.bash_profile

To verify that the environment has been set correctly, enter the following commands: $ umask $ env more
Verify that the umask command displays a value of 22, 022, or 0022

Create directories for oracle software and datafiles
Mkdir –P /u01/app/oracle
If oracle user doesn’t not have privilege change to root and do as follwing
Su - root
mkdir P /u01/app/oracle
Change folder owner to oracle
chown –r oracle:oinstall /u01/app/oracle
set folder priviliges
chmod –r 770 /u01/app/oracle

Data files
mkdir –P /u02/oradata
chown –r oracle:oinstall /u02/oradata
Chmod –r 770 /u02/oradata
now we have to start a xterminal
as root run
xhost +
change user to oracle
su - oracle
open an x terminal by running
copy the database installation to disk
change privilege so that oracle can execute .runInstall
location you copied
Change owner if its not under oracle
chown –r oracle:oinstall /var/stage/10g
chmod –r 770 /var/stage/10g
Now change directory to stagin area and run
. runInstall

error encountered when tried to start the listener

Linux Error: 29 Illegal Seek

Include in /etc/hosts file localhost.localdomain localhost

No comments:

Post a Comment