Friday, 1 January 2010

Oracle APPS 12 (12.1.1) installation on Oracle Enterprise Linux R4 ( update 7) on Vmware server

Introduction:
This article is related to the installation of Oracle APPS 12 (12.1.1) on Oracle Enterprise Linux R4 on Vmware Serv er.

Cookbook:
We used the following software.

1- Oracle APPS 12 (12.1.1)
this can be downloaded from http://edelivery.oracle.com
2- Oracle Enterprise Linux R4 (update 7)
3- Vmware Server

Following are the steps which we followed. Also this article is not related to the installation of Vmware Server and Oracle Enterprise Linux R4. We will concentrate only on APPS 12 installation.

1- Following rpm(s) needs to be installed on Oracle Enterprise Linux R4, we installed only the bold ones, as only those were missing for this release.

glibc-2.3.4-2.25
glibc-common-2.3.4-2.25
binutils-2.15.92.0.2-21
compat-libstdc++-296-2.96-132.7.2
gcc-3.4.6-3
gcc-c++-3.4.6-3
libgcc-3.4.6-3
libstdc++-3.4.6-3
libstdc++-devel-3.4.6-3
openmotif21-2.1.30-11.RHEL4.6**
pdksh-5.2.14-30.3
setarch-1.6-1
make-3.80-6.EL4
gnome-libs-1.4.1.2.90-44.1
sysstat-5.0.5-11.rhel4
compat-db-4.1.25-9
control-center-2.8.0-12.rhel4.5
xscreensaver-4.18-5.rhel4.11
libaio-0.3.105-2libaio-devel-0.3.105

Following web site can be used to download any missing rpms.
http://www.filewatcher.com

2- Following kernel parameters needs to be set in /etc/sysctl.conf file.

kernel.semmsl 256*
kernel.semmns 32000*
kernel.semopm 100*
kernel.semmni 142*
kernel.shmall 2097152
kernel.shmmax Half the size of the physical memory (in bytes), and at least 2147483648
kernel.shmmni 4096
kernel.msgmax 8192
kernel.msgmnb 65535
kernel.msgmni 2878
fs.file-max 65536
net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range 10000 65000**
net.core.rmem_default 262144
net.core.rmem_max 262144
net.core.wmem_default 262144
net.core.wmem_max 262144

3- Following OS utilities should exist.
ar
gcc
g++
ld
ksh
make
X Display Server

4- we also need to create 2 OS users i.e. oracle to own oracle database and applmgr to own apps tier.

5- For this test installation we can create only one directory i.e. /d01/oracle, this would contain the db tier and apps tier.

6- After creating the stage from the APPS 12 media, we can run the rapidwiz installer and following screens show the steps to be followed. And hopefull it would go very smooth, without any problms.












This last screen shows that APPS 12 has been installed successfully, we can use the sysadmin username with the same password and can run any request to check the forms and concurrent manager.