Install Oracle Enterprise Linux on VMWare

 In Last post I discussed about Installing VMware on your windows machine which we will use to install virtual Linux machine on your Windows PC or Laptop. On this Virtual Linux machine, We will finally Install Oracle Applications R12 (Note that Oracle Applications R12 is not supported/certified on VMWare but you can install for testing purporse) .

In today’s post I will install Oracle Enterprise Linux downloaded from eDelivery . Download first four CD’s (32 bit) & unzip them on your windows harddisk. I unzipped them under “c:\Atul\Downloads\Linux” directiry & extracted iso files. Start VMWAre from Start/Programs Menu & select Machine which we installed yesterday. On Menu bar click on
VM -> Settings (Ctrl + D) Select CD-ROM & under Connection select Use ISO Image as mentioned in Picture.

Once you select first iso image & click on “Start This Virtual Machine” , it will start Oracle Enterprise Linux Install on your Virtual Machine.

Select Installation type as Server

You can select Automatic Disk Partitioning but if you want to partition as per your needs you can choose Manual Partition.

Enter Hostname for your machine, I selected my site name i.e. teachMeOracle.com

When it prompts for second CD , From VM -> Settings , click on CD-ROM and change location to second iso file and then for third CD. Make sure installation completes successfully. In next post I am going to cover step by step Oracle Applications R12 Installation on Linux Virtual machine which you installed just now on your windows PC/Laptop. Make sure you have downloaded R12 Disks .

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47 comments
Anonymous says March 5, 2007

hi Atul

Can I install VMWare on an External hard drive and then install R12 on that.

pls reply
thanks
Santosh

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Atul Kumar says March 5, 2007

Yes Santosh ,

You can install VMware on External Harddisk & install Oracle Apps R12 on this. I have done it via USB external Hard disk which I’ll be covering in my next post.

Atul

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Anonymous says March 12, 2007

Would there be an advantage to create a virtual machine with the OS components on the local hard drive and then only the files for the R12 install on the USB external disk drive? Or should you just install everything on the external hard drive?

Thanks,
Brian

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Atul Kumar says March 12, 2007

Hi Brian,
I don’t see big advantage on installing OS component on Local drive , I suppose its better to install everything on external drive if this is for Apps as this is easy for moving entire APPS across servers from one machine to other

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Anonymous says March 27, 2007

Hi Atul,

I am not getting Answer, Thats why I try to locate you here and there:
My Qn is
Regarding Apps DBA responsiblity:
Once we successfully installed Oracle 11i (11.5.10) from staging, what is the next step Apps DBA to do before handed over to Functional people?

Thanks and Regards,

Jo.

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Atul Kumar says March 28, 2007

Hi Jo ,
Post Install steps are mentioned in Installation guide under post installation steps .

Few of them

Take backup
Schedule gather stats
Apply additional patches (if required for any functionality)

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Anonymous says March 31, 2007

Hi Atul,
Thanks for the answer!

Another Qn:
1. Could you tell me How to purge Concurrent Request?
I did try this but not purging, could you correct if there is any mistake in this line?

G:\home\testora\prodcomn\admin\log\PROD_myoracle> fndcppur apps/apps 0 Y request
age=30

2. Also could we use OAM for purging?

Jo.

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arif says April 6, 2007

Hi atul,

need some info on sharde APPL_TOP,I dont have experiance on shared APPL_TOP.Can u please correct me how to start the apps services on apps tiers.is it neecessary to start on different nodes where APPL_TOP is shared.

thanks,
arif ahmed
ORACLE CORP
SENIOR SUPPORT ENGINEER

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Atul Kumar says April 6, 2007

Yes arif,
You have to start services from each node in shared appl_top .

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Anonymous says April 9, 2007

Hai Atul,

After successful installation of the LInux in VMWARE,(I used 3 cds).I didnt give any password other than root password. after rebooting,am asked for the login name and password and it doesnt accepts the root password. Please guide me asusual.
Thanks
Yusuf

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Atul Kumar says April 9, 2007

Yusuf,
Check if Caps Lock is on. You either forgot password or your keyboard settigns have changed (US or UK)

Put password in notepad & then see.

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Anonymous says April 10, 2007

Hai Atul,

Referrin to that passwor issue,(LInux in VMWARE) it is not accepting ROOT as user and am sure am typing the correct password.Please guide me.

Thanks
Yusuf

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Atul Kumar says April 10, 2007

My two word advice .. REINSTALL Linux

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arjun says April 20, 2007

HI ATUL,
i am installing R12 on linux operating system i followed 405293.1 doc which i got from metalink at last it is showing 6 eerors linke HTTP,VIRTUAL DIRECTORY,LOGIC PAPE,JSP, HELP PAGE,CONFIGURATION UPLOAD ALL THIS R SHOWING RED COLOUR INTO MARK

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Atul Kumar says April 21, 2007

For any issues raise them in forum at http://teachMeOracle.com/forum

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Anonymous says May 11, 2007

Hi Everyone

I’ve just come across this post which is interesting as I’ve just done exactly this. I now have a VMWare client running Oracle Enterprise Linux and E-Bus R12.

It works! However, I would caution you on expecting speed if you cannot give the client about 2Gb RAM.

I gave the VMWare client 1.3Gb and it uses about the same in SWAP at all times with R12 running. Obviously this means that the external hard drive is taking a severe IO hit running E-Bus.. I might look at putting the SWAP on another disk to improve performance.

The only issue I had during the install was some .zip files not being copied to the staging area correctly. Other than that, all went well!

Good luck!

Chris

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Atul Kumar says May 11, 2007

Thanks chris for sharing this with Us. Your inputs and feedback will be helpful to readers in future as well.

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neto says June 4, 2007

Hi Atul,
Did you choose a dynamic IP or not ?
After installing Oracle Enterprise Linux, I am not able to ping internet sites.
Also, I didn’t had to choose installation type as SERVER.
Thanks

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neto says June 4, 2007

Hi Atul,
I am not able to choose Server Installation because my dvd is not recognize. I have the following error:
“Unable to find any device of the type needed for install”.
So linux is installed using:
“linux all-generic-ide”
What can I do ?
Thanks

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Atul Kumar says June 4, 2007

Neto,
Not clear about your problem, If this is while installing linux on virtual server ..

Do you have iso image ?
Which flavour of linux u r installing (linux, suse, fedora.)

From where u r downloaded linux ?

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neto says June 4, 2007

I am installing Oracle Enterprise Linux on my PC not on a virtual machine. There is no problem with medias.

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Atul Kumar says June 5, 2007

This is quite common error , check on linux forums .

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Anonymous says July 6, 2007

hi atul
got error while installing R12 -single node

The “Oracle Fulfillment server” service keeps dyeing. The error is mentioned below.

“The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( Oracle Fulfillment Server VIS_cbp-sjc-app ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: Oracle Fulfillment Server VIS_cbp-sjc-app Stopped.”

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adils says July 22, 2007

Atul,
After downloading all the zip files from edelivery, next how to unzip them and in what order, please help.

Thanks, Adils

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adils says July 22, 2007

Atul,
After downloading all the zip files from edelivery, next how to unzip them and in what order, please help.

Thanks, Adils

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Atul Kumar says July 23, 2007

Use unzip file_name.zip

Unzip can be in any order, order doesn’t matter as long as all files are unzipped properly

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Gangadhar says November 13, 2007

Hi Atul

R12 disks for Linux can it download in windows and do unzip or I should download in Linux itself

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Atul says November 13, 2007

You can download zip file either on windows (then copy/move to linux machine and unzip) or directly download on linux machine and unzip

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Gangadhar says December 2, 2007

Hi Atul

I have installed the VMware and Linux in Windows. I am planning to install Oracle 12i with Demo version.

But I don’t have enough space, Can I add external hard disk to Linux and install Oracle 12i.

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Atul says December 2, 2007

Yes you can, there is way in vmware first to add disk space & then use linux commands to format it in Linux file system format & attach it to linux machine.

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Gangadhar says December 22, 2007

Hi Atul

With Vmware disk manager, I think we can increase the disk size, but the existing VMDK file in internal hard disk. How we can increase the same file size in external hard disk

Please explain if you get a chance or Is there any other way

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Atul Kumar says December 23, 2007

Gangadhar,
You have to shutdown Virtual machine , add additional disk from diskmanager in VMware screen and then start linux on virtaul machine and format new added disk using fdisk

For steps check rac doc where I added additional disks
http://onlineappsdba.com/index.php/2007/07/09/step-by-step-build-rac-part-1-install-vmware-and-linux/

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harish.muramshetty says January 24, 2008

Hi All,
I want to install Oracle Applications 11.5.10 on my laptop.
I have installed Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 from DVD on my new laptop, but after installation i am unable to reboot.
I am getting following error after reboot

PCI:Failed to allocate mem resource # 10000@88000000 for 0000:04:00.0
PCI:Failed to allocate mem resource # 10000@88000000 for 0000:05:00.0

My new laptop configuration would be :
Acer Intel Dual Core, 1.46 GHz
2GB RAM, 160 GB HDD
Its a SATA

Plz help me out.

Regards
Harish.

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Atul shirke says January 29, 2008

Hi Atul,

I m new to oracle apps. How do i check the oracle apps is running in linux machine? I mean what process name shall i check for?

Also how do i see the oracle spps version.

Regards,
Atul

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Atul says January 30, 2008

Atul,
I’ll suggest you to first undersatnd architecture and basics of Apps and then jump to these questions .

For apps version or any other component version in apps check

http://www.teachmeoracle.com/version.html

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Atul shirke says January 30, 2008

Hi Atul,

Thanks for the previous reply.

The application team is complaning that the database (10G) is slow.

I know this is tough question to ask but what actions as a DBA I should take to fine tune the database and compare the new database with another database for which every thing is same like hardware, OS etc.

In this case I have a fare knowlege of 10G db.

Please help

Regards,
Atul

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LouisDesyjr says February 22, 2008

In linux if you want to see the processes that are running:

1: Go to the command prompt. If you are in the x-screen environment do a right click on the mouse and pick ‘terminal’

2: At the # or $ prompt type:
ps -ef

and it will list all of the processes that are running.

Louis J. Desy Jr.

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crabsweet says November 5, 2009

I was installing the enterprise linux on vmware 6.5 and partitioned 8gb for disk space and 512mb ram but I will always recieve an error sayin disk not found.

wat do ineeddo? pls help

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Rajeev says March 6, 2010

Hello Atul and all Readers,

I am facing one big issue because I am kind of dum person may be that is why.. Any way here is the issue:

Linux X86 is running on my virtual Machine and after all the efforts of moving zip files to linux and unzipping, I try two time to install R12 and got interrupted by power failure so I delete all the folders and file (what ever I found). then 3rd time when I try to install R12 I check that virtual disk are free but my free space in datastore decreased by 230 GB.

My question how I can fix it, if it is fixable.
OR
I have to delete the virtual machine and start from scratch.

Please do Advice…

Thanks a million in advance

Rajeev

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Atul Kumar says March 8, 2010

@ Rajeev,

How I can fix it, if it is fixable ?
Yes, it is fixable. If you are installing on same virtual Linux machine then don’t worry about free space in datastore .

If you are planning to create new virtual linux and trying to install in new virtual liunx then delete existing virtual linux machine (this should free space in datastore )

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Manpreet Kaur says March 28, 2010

Hi Atul,

I am trying the steps as mentioned above, however when I try to install linux and select Auromatic partitioning, I get the following error
“The partition table on device sda was unreadable. To create new partitions it must be initialized, causing the loss of ALL Data on this drive. This operation will override any previous installation choices about which drives to ignore. Would you like to initialize this drive erasing ALL DATA…and then yes or no buttons to choose from”

Please advise.

Thanks
Manpreet

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Atul Kumar says March 28, 2010

@ Manpreet,
Select Yes and go ahead

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Manpreet says March 29, 2010

Hi Atul,

Thanks, I was a little worried that it might delete all the data in my external hard drive. But it did work. I am able to successfully install Linux now 🙂

However as I just have a trial version of VMWare, it would expire in 30 days. And as mentioned earlier by you that it is not supported by Oracle. Any pointers which one should I purchase…or well get it free 😉

Thanks
Manpreet

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Atul Kumar says March 29, 2010

@ Manpreet,
Use VMware Server this is Free .

Though Oracle not certified on VMware but it works

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shaik says December 30, 2010

Dear Atul,

Thank you very much for u’r excellant support and sharing of knowledge.

Please clear my doubt:

I have Laptop wth the following configuartion.

Hard disk: 280GB free space.
RAM: 4GB

I need to have ” windows 7 Basic OS + VMWARE+LINUX+ORACLE APPS R12.1.1″

so please tell me my laptop configuarationos OK r not?

Please let me know the steps to follow to
Install the above things.

I am eagarly waiting for u’r responses.

Thanks and Best regards
Shaik

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