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Oracle Application Server 10g (9.0.4) Installation On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (RHEL3)

In this article I'll describe the installation of Oracle Application Server 10g (9.0.4), Oracle's J2EE Application Server, on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (RHEL3). The article assumes you've performed the standard advanced server installation including the development tools.

Download Software

Download the following software.

Unpack Files

First unzip the files.

gunzip ias904_linux_disk1.cpio.gz
gunzip ias904_linux_disk2.cpio.gz
gunzip ias904_linux_disk3.cpio.gz
gunzip ias904_linux_disk4.cpio.gz

Next unpack the contents of the files.

cpio -idmv < ias904_linux_disk1.cpio
cpio -idmv < ias904_linux_disk2.cpio
cpio -idmv < ias904_linux_disk3.cpio
cpio -idmv < ias904_linux_disk4.cpio

You should now have four directories (Disk1, Disk2, Disk3 & Disk4) containing installation files.

Hosts File

The "/etc/hosts" file must contain a fully qualified name for the server.

<IP-address>  <fully-qualified-machine-name>  <machine-name>

Set Kernel Parameters

Add the following lines to the "/etc/sysctl.conf" file.

kernel.shmall = 2097152
kernel.shmmax = 2147483648
kernel.shmmni = 142
# semaphores: semmsl, semmns, semopm, semmni
kernel.sem = 256 32000 100 142
fs.file-max = 131072
net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 20000 65000
kernel.msgmni = 2878 
kernel.msgmax = 8192 
kernel.msgmnb = 65535

Run the following command to change the current kernel parameters.

/sbin/sysctl -p

Add the following lines to the "/etc/security/limits.conf" file.

*               soft    nproc   16384
*               hard    nproc   16384
*               soft    nofile  65536
*               hard    nofile  65536

Add the following line to the "/etc/pam.d/login" file, if it does not already exist.

session    required


Install the following packages.

# From RedHat AS3 Disk 2
cd /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS
rpm -Uvh setarch-1.3-1.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh sysstat-4.0.7-4.i386.rpm

# From RedHat AS3 Disk 3
cd /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS
rpm -Uvh openmotif21-2.1.30-8.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh ORBit-0.5.17-10.4.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh libpng10-1.0.13-8.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh gnome-libs-
rpm -Uvh compat-glibc-7.x- 

Put gcc296 and g++296 first in $PATH variable by creating the following symbolic links.

mv /usr/bin/gcc /usr/bin/gcc323
mv /usr/bin/g++ /usr/bin/g++323
ln -s /usr/bin/gcc296 /usr/bin/gcc
ln -s /usr/bin/g++296 /usr/bin/g++

Install the 3006854 patch.

cd 3006854

Create the new groups and users.

groupadd oinstall
groupadd dba
groupadd oper

useradd -g oinstall -G dba -s /bin/ksh oracle
passwd oracle

Create the directories in which the Oracle software will be installed.

mkdir -p /u01/app/oracle/product/904_j2ee
chown -R oracle.oinstall /u01

Login as root and issue the following command.

xhost +<machine-name>

Login as the oracle user and add the following lines at the end of the ".profile" file.

# Oracle Settings
TMP=/tmp; export TMP

ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle; export ORACLE_BASE
ORACLE_HOME=$ORACLE_BASE/product/904_j2ee; export ORACLE_HOME
PATH=/usr/sbin:/opt/IBMJava2-131/bin:$ORACLE_HOME/bin:$PATH; export PATH
PATH=$PATH:$ORACLE_HOME/dcm/bin:$ORACLE_HOME/opmn/bin; export PATH
PATH=$PATH:$ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Apache/bin; export PATH


if [ $USER = "oracle" ]; then
  if [ $SHELL = "/bin/ksh" ]; then
    ulimit -p 16384
    ulimit -n 16384
    ulimit -u 16384 -n 16384

PS1="`hostname`> "
set -o emacs
set filec


Log into the oracle user. If you are using X emulation then set the DISPLAY environmental variable.

DISPLAY=<machine-name>:0.0; export DISPLAY

Start the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) by issuing the following command in the Disk1 directory.


During the installation enter the appropriate ORACLE_HOME and name then continue with the installation.

Post Installation

With the installation complete you can perform any administration tasks using Enterprise Manager.

For more information see:

Hope this helps. Regards Tim...

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