Monday, 11 December 2017

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.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) Installation On Oracle Linux 6

This article describes the installation of Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) (64-bit) on Oracle Linux 6 (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.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) RAC On Oracle Linux 7 Using VirtualBox Part-2

◉ Install the Grid Infrastructure


Make sure both virtual machines are started. Install the following package from the Oracle grid media as the "root" user.

# cd /media/sf_12.1.0.2/grid/rpm
# rpm -Uvh cvuqdisk*

Monday, 4 December 2017

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) RAC On Oracle Linux 7 Using VirtualBox Part-1

This article describes the installation of Oracle Database 12c release 1 (12.1 64-bit) RAC on Linux (Oracle Linux 7 64-bit) using VirtualBox (5.0.4) with no additional shared disk devices.

◉ Introduction


One of the biggest obstacles preventing people from setting up test RAC environments is the requirement for shared storage. In a production environment, shared storage is often provided by a SAN or high-end NAS device, but both of these options are very expensive when all you want to do is get some experience installing and using RAC. A cheaper alternative is to use a FireWire disk enclosure to allow two machines to access the same disk(s), but that still costs money and requires two servers. A third option is to use virtualization to fake the shared storage.