Installing Your Oracle Software and Database
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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