Preparing an Oracle Database for Installation
Before installing an Oracle database on the management server, follow these steps:
1. Make sure that your system meets the hardware and software requirements, “Installation Requirements for the Management Server
NOTE The dynamically linked Oracle environments are not supported.
a. Create a UNIX group named dba. The group ID should be greater than 100.
b. Create a UNIX group named oinstall. The group ID should be greater than 100.
c. Create a UNIX user named oracle. The user ID should be greater than 100.
d. Make the user oracle a member of the group oinstall as the primary group and dba as the secondary group.
e. As the home directory of the oracle user, use: /home/oracle
3. Set umask to allow users to access the Oracle binaries: umask 022
4. Create the directories required by the Oracle installation:
a. Create the Oracle home directory ORACLE_HOME:
mkdir -p /opt/oracle/product/
You can also choose a different directory for ORACLE_HOME but you must use it consistently in all subsequent steps.
b. Create a base directory for the Oracle installation files: mkdir -p /opt/oracle/oraInventory
You can also choose a different directory. If you do so, use the new directory consistently in all subsequent steps.
5. Change the ownership of the directories to oracle: install by entering:
chown -R oracle:oinstall /opt/oracle \ /opt/oracle/product /opt/oracle/product/
6. Set the following Oracle-environment variables in the
/home/oracle/.profile of user oracle:
• export ORACLE_BASE=/opt/oracle
This variable determines the location and the version of the Oracle installation. The subdirectory prefix /opt is just an example; replace it with the installation path you used for Oracle.
• export ORACLE_HOME=$ORACLE_BASE/product/
This variable determines the location and the version of the Oracle installation. This is the recommended setting. You can choose a different setting, if needed.
• export PATH=$PATH:$ORACLE_HOME/bin
This variable sets the directories through which the system searches to find and execute commands.
• export ORACLE_SID=
This variable defines the name of the database you will create. The default setting is openview but you can use a different setting if required.
7. Install the Oracle database as described in the following section.
Oracle Database 10g Release 2 with 10.2.0.2 Patch Set for the Oracle Database Server for HP-UX Itanium
To install Oracle 10g (10.2.0) from the CD-ROMs, follow these steps:
1. During the Oracle installation, you will need to perform some steps as user root and some as user oracle. Open two terminal windows and perform the following steps:
a. Log in as user root in the first terminal window and as user oracle in the second.
b. Make sure that the Oracle-environment variable ORACLE_TERM is set correctly. If you use an hpterm, use hp. If you use a dtterm, use ansi.
To check the setting, enter: echo $ORACLE_TERM
c. Verify, and if necessary, set the ORACLE_HOME variable.
d. Set your DISPLAY environment variable, enter: