Installing Your Oracle Software and Database


Installing Your Oracle Software and Database

These steps provide a summary of the installation process. Online help is available to provide further direction in the choices that Oracle DBA make.

1. Log on to your computer as a member of the administrative group that is authorized to install Oracle software and create and run the database. Refer to your operating specific documentation or contact your system administrator find out if Oracle DBA have the necessary privileges to install new software.

Insert the distribution CD for the database into your CD drive. The Autorun window will appear automatically. Select Install/Deinstall Products.

If downloading from Oracle’s download site, follow the instructions given on the Web site.

3. The Oracle Universal Installer Welcome page appears. Select Next to begin the installation of your software

4. Linux and Unix Only. If this is the first time that Oracle DBA are installing any Oracle software on this machine, the following occurs:

The Specify Inventory Directory page appears. Oracle DBA must specify a directory for installation files and the name of an operating system group that has write permission to the directory. OUI uses this location to keep track of all Oracle software. This information is used while applying patches to or upgrading and existing installation and while deinstalling Oracle software. Note that this area is different from the Oracle home, which Oracle DBA specify later. Select Next to continue.

A dialog page appears. You are asked to open a new terminal window, log in as root, and to run the oraInst.sh script. When the script finishes, return to the Oracle Universal Installer page and select Continue.

5. The Specify File Locations page appears. Enter the Oracle home name and directory path in which to install the Oracle software, or accept the default, then select Next. If there is already an Oracle home on your machine, Oracle suggests that home name and directory path for the install. If that home is for a different release of Oracle, it is recommended that Oracle DBA not use this home, but instead specify a new home name and path.

6. In the next two pages:

Specify to install the Enterprise Edition or Standard Edition. Custom is selected only for advanced environments.

Select one of the three preconfigured database types to be installed: General Purpose, Transaction Processing, or Data Warehouse. Do not select Advanced at this time.

Specify that Oracle DBA want to Create a starter database. If Oracle DBA select Do not create a starter database, then you will not create a database at this time and must use the Database Configuration Assistant to create a database at a later time.

7. You have given Oracle enough information for installing the software. Now more information is required for the database that is be installed. In the following series of pages Oracle DBA enter:

The database identification—You enter a global database name and SID (system identifier).

The database character set—Accept the default, unless you are aware of another character set that you should be using.

Your database management choice---You can manage your database and Enterprise Manager centrally using Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control or locally using Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Database Control. Select Use Database Control for Database Management. This is the recommended choice for a first time installation. Oracle DBA can use Grid Control if you plan to manage more than one database from Enterprise Manager.

Your selection for backup and recovery options. You can enable automated backups into a recovery area, or optionally, later create your own backup strategy.

Passwords for database administrative accounts, such as SYS or SYSTEM—These are the primary usernames for managing the database. The passwords that you assign should only be revealed to the highest level of administrators for your database.

Oracle DBA are almost done with the interview. A summary page displays the components that are about to be installed. Click Install to start the install. A progress bar will track the progress of the install.

8. A dialog page appears. You are asked to open a new terminal window, log in as root, and to run the root.sh script. When the script finishes, return to the Oracle Universal Installer page and select Continue.

9. At the end of the install of the software, the Configuration Tools page appears. Allow the tools to install and start. They configure your network, start an Oracle Net Services listener process for connecting to the database, and create the database and configure management tools. Click Next.

10. A page appears showing a progress bar for database creation. When database creation is done, an informational page appears that lists information about your database. Review this list. Click Password Management at the bottom of the page if you want to unlock or change passwords on database accounts.

11. The Password Management page appears. Locked accounts cannot be accessed. Remove the check from the Lock Account column for any accounts you might want to use, and assign new passwords for them. If Oracle DBA are not sure of these accounts, do nothing. These user accounts are explained to you in Chapter 7, "Administering Users and Security". You can unlock them later.

12. After returning from the Password Management page, a final End of Installation page appears with important information about Web application port numbers. You have now completed the installation of Oracle software and have a running database. At this time, a web browser window will automatically be opened pointing to the URL of local Database Control. Oracle DBA will be prompted to enter your user name and password. You can enter username SYS and the associated password.


STEP 2 - Next Topics
This discusses how to install the Oracle software and database. It also describes how to configure additional databases, and how to upgrade and older version of a database to the current version.Learn Oracle DBA Step 2 by clicking links below:
Checking PrerequisitesOracle DBA
Installation choicesOracle DBA
Installing Your Oracle Software and DatabaseOracle DBA
Using DBCA to Create a Database
Using DBCA to Delete a Database
Using DBCA to Configure Database Options
Upgrading a Database

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