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Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) Silent Installations

The Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) is a GUI tool requiring user input to define the type of installation to be performed. The OUI allows you to record the selections made in the GUI screens, writing them to a response file. This response file, modified or not, can then be used to perform silent installations. Alternatively, the Oracle installation media contains an example response file called "db_install.rsp" in the "response" directory. The process of running silent installations is similar to using Kickstart for Linux installations.

To create a response file, start the OUI with the following command and perform an installation as normal.

./runInstaller -record -destinationFile /tmp/10gR2.rsp

The "-record" parameter tells the installer to write to the response file and the "-destinationFile" parameter defines the name and location of the response file.

The response files are quite large, containing a large number of parameters and comments. The 10gR2.rsp file is an example of a response file from an Oracle Database 10g installation generated by the previous command.

A silent installation is initiated using the following command.

./runInstaller -silent -responseFile /tmp/10gR2.rsp

The "-silent" parameter indicates that this is a silent installation and the "-responseFile" parameter defines the name and location of the response file.

A silent installation using the 10gR2.rsp file results in the following output.

[oracle@centos4 database]$ ./runInstaller -silent -responseFile /tmp/10gR2.rsp
Starting Oracle Universal Installer...

Checking installer requirements...

Checking operating system version: must be redhat-3, SuSE-9, redhat-4, UnitedLin ux-1.0, asianux-1 or asianux-2
                                      Passed


All installer requirements met.

Preparing to launch Oracle Universal Installer from /tmp/OraInstall2006-11-24_09 -51-29AM. Please wait ...
[oracle@centos4 database]$ Oracle Universal Installer, Version 10.2.0.1.0 Production
Copyright (C) 1999, 2005, Oracle. All rights reserved.

You can find a log of this install session at:
 /u01/app/oracle/oraInventory/logs/installActions2006-11-24_09-51-29AM.log
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.................... 100% Done.


Loading Product Information
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................................... 100% Done.


Analyzing dependencies
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Starting execution of Prerequisites...
Total No of checks: 11

Performing check for CertifiedVersions
Checking operating system requirements ...
Expected result: One of redhat-3,redhat-4,SuSE-9,asianux-1,asianux-2
Actual Result: redhat-4
Check complete. The overall result of this check is: Passed


Check complete: Passed
=======================================================================
Performing check for Packages
Checking operating system package requirements ...
Checking for make-3.79; found make-1:3.80-5.    Passed
Checking for binutils-2.14; found binutils-2.15.92.0.2-15.      Passed
Checking for gcc-3.2; found gcc-3.4.4-2.        Passed
Checking for libaio-0.3.96; found libaio-0.3.103-3.     Passed
Check complete. The overall result of this check is: Passed


Check complete: Passed
=======================================================================
Performing check for Kernel
Checking kernel parameters
Checking for semmsl=250; found semmsl=250.      Passed
Checking for semmns=32000; found semmns=32000.  Passed
Checking for semopm=100; found semopm=100.      Passed
Checking for semmni=128; found semmni=128.      Passed
Checking for shmmax=536870912; found shmmax=2147483648. Passed
Checking for shmmni=4096; found shmmni=4096.    Passed
Checking for shmall=2097152; found shmall=2097152.      Passed
Checking for file-max=65536; found file-max=65536.      Passed
Checking for VERSION=2.6.9; found VERSION=2.6.9-22.EL.  Passed
Checking for ip_local_port_range=1024 - 65000; found ip_local_port_range=1024 - 65000.  Passed
Checking for rmem_default=262144; found rmem_default=262144.    Passed
Checking for rmem_max=262144; found rmem_max=262144.    Passed
Checking for wmem_default=262144; found wmem_default=262144.    Passed
Checking for wmem_max=262144; found wmem_max=262144.    Passed
Check complete. The overall result of this check is: Passed


Check complete: Passed
=======================================================================
Performing check for GLIBC
Checking Recommended glibc version
Expected result: ATLEAST=2.3.2-95.27
Actual Result: 2.3.4-2.13
Check complete. The overall result of this check is: Passed


Check complete: Passed
=======================================================================
Performing check for TotalMemory
Checking physical memory requirements ...
Expected result: 922MB
Actual Result: 1008MB
Check complete. The overall result of this check is: Passed


Check complete: Passed
=======================================================================
Performing check for SwapSpace
Checking available swap space requirements ...
Expected result: 1512MB
Actual Result: 2040MB
Check complete. The overall result of this check is: Passed


Check complete: Passed
=======================================================================
Performing check for DetectIfDHCPAssignedIP
Checking Network Configuration requirements ...
Check complete. The overall result of this check is: Passed


Check complete: Passed
=======================================================================
Performing check for OracleBase
Validating ORACLE_BASE location (if set) ...
Check complete. The overall result of this check is: Passed


Check complete: Passed
=======================================================================
Performing check for OracleHomeSpace
Checking Oracle Home path for spaces...
Check complete. The overall result of this check is: Passed


Check complete: Passed
=======================================================================
Performing check for DetectAnyInvalidASMHome
Checking for proper system clean-up....
Check complete. The overall result of this check is: Passed


Check complete: Passed
=======================================================================
Performing check for CompatibilityChecks
Checking for Oracle Home incompatibilities ....
Actual Result: NEW_HOME
Check complete. The overall result of this check is: Passed


Check complete: Passed
=======================================================================
PrereqChecks complete

.......................................... 100% Done.


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Summary
Global Settings
    Source: /tmp/database/stage/products.xml
    Oracle Home: /u01/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1 (db_1)
    Installation Type: Enterprise Edition
Product Languages
   English (United Kingdom)
   English
Space Requirements
   / Required 2.05GB (includes 108MB temporary) : Available 3.84GB
New Installations (107 products)
   Oracle Database 10g 10.2.0.1.0
   Enterprise Edition Options 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Partitioning 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Spatial 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle OLAP 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Enterprise Manager Console DB 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Net Services 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Database 10g 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Net Listener 10.2.0.1.0
   HAS Files for DB 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Internet Directory Client 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Call Interface (OCI) 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Programmer 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle interMedia 10.2.0.1.0
   Enterprise Manager Agent Core 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle JVM 10.2.0.1.0
   Database Configuration and Upgrade Assistants 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle interMedia Locator 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle XML Development Kit 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Text 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Database Utilities 10.2.0.1.0
   Generic Connectivity Common Files 10.2.0.1.0
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   Enterprise Manager Repository Core 10.2.0.1.0
   PL/SQL 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Net 10.2.0.1.0
   Assistant Common Files 10.2.0.1.0
   Enterprise Manager plugin Common Files 10.2.0.1.0 Beta
   Buildtools Common Files 10.2.0.1.0
   Installation Common Files 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle LDAP administration 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Java Client 10.2.0.1.0
   Precompiler Common Files 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Recovery Manager 10.2.0.1.0
   SQL*Plus 10.2.0.1.0
   iSQL*Plus 10.2.0.1.0
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   HAS Common Files 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Clusterware RDBMS Files 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Wallet Manager 10.2.0.1.0
   Enterprise Manager Minimal Integration 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Database User Interface 2.2.13.0.0
   Secure Socket Layer 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle ODBC Driver 10.2.0.1.0
   Required Support Files 10.2.0.1.0
   Database SQL Scripts 10.2.0.1.0
   OLAP SQL Scripts 10.2.0.1.0
   PL/SQL Embedded Gateway 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Globalization Support 10.2.0.1.0
   Character Set Migration Utility 10.2.0.1.0
   LDAP Required Support Files 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Help for the  Web 1.1.10.0.0
   Oracle JDBC Thin Driver for JDK 1.4 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle JDBC Thin Driver for JDK 1.2 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle interMedia Client Option 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Notification Service 10.1.0.3.0
   Oracle Code Editor 1.2.1.0.0I
   Perl Interpreter 5.8.3.0.2
   JDBC Common Files 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Locale Builder 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Containers for Java 10.2.0.1.0
   Database Workspace Manager 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Core Required Support Files 10.2.0.1.0
   Platform Required Support Files 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle interMedia Locator RDBMS Files 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle JDBC/OCI Instant Client 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle interMedia Annotator 10.2.0.1.0
   SQLJ Runtime 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle interMedia Java Advanced Imaging 10.2.0.1.0
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   Enterprise Manager Baseline 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Help For Java 4.2.6.1.0
   Oracle UIX 2.1.22.0.0
   XML Parser for Java 10.2.0.1.0
   Precompiler Required Support Files 10.2.0.1.0
   XML Parser for Oracle JVM 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Message Gateway Common Files 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Starter Database 10.2.0.1.0
   Sample Schema Data 10.2.0.1.0
   Parser Generator Required Support Files 10.2.0.1.0
   Agent Required Support Files 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle RAC Required Support Files-HAS 10.2.0.1.0
   RDBMS Required Support Files 10.2.0.1.0
   RDBMS Required Support Files for Instant Client 10.2.0.1.0
   XDK Required Support Files 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle OLAP API 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle OLAP RDBMS Files 10.2.0.1.0
   DBJAVA Required Support Files 10.2.0.1.0
   SQL*Plus Required Support Files 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle JFC Extended Windowing Toolkit 4.2.33.0.0
   Oracle Ice Browser 5.2.3.6.0
   Oracle Display Fonts 9.0.2.0.0
   Oracle Extended Windowing Toolkit 3.4.38.0.0
   Enterprise Manager Common Files 10.2.0.1.0
   Enterprise Manager Agent DB 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle Net Required Support Files 10.2.0.1.0
   Enterprise Manager Repository DB 10.2.0.1.0
   SSL Required Support Files for InstantClient 10.2.0.1.0
   regexp 2.1.9.0.0
   Bali Share 1.1.18.0.0
   Oracle Universal Installer 10.2.0.1.0
   Oracle One-Off Patch Installer 10.2.0.1.0
   Installer SDK Component 10.2.0.1.0
   Java Runtime Environment 1.4.2.8.0
   Sun JDK 1.4.2.0.8
   Sun JDK extensions 10.1.2.0.0
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[oracle@centos4 database]$
Installation in progress (Fri Nov 24 09:52:02 GMT 2006)
[oracle@centos4 database]$
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Install successful

Linking in progress (Fri Nov 24 09:56:13 GMT 2006)
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Link successful

Setup in progress (Fri Nov 24 09:58:44 GMT 2006)
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Setup successful

End of install phases.(Fri Nov 24 09:58:54 GMT 2006)
Starting to execute configuration assistants
Configuration assistant "Oracle Net Configuration Assistant" succeeded
Configuration assistant "Oracle Database Configuration Assistant" succeeded
Configuration assistant "iSQL*Plus Configuration Assistant" succeeded
WARNING:The following configuration scripts
/u01/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/root.sh
need to be executed as root for configuring the system. If you skip the execution
of the configuration tools, the configuration will not be complete and the product
wont function properly. In order to get the product to function properly, you will
be required to execute the scripts and the configuration tools after exiting the OUI.

The installation of Oracle Database 10g was successful.
Please check '/u01/app/oracle/oraInventory/logs/silentInstall2006-11-24_09-51-29AM.log' for more details.

[oracle@centos4 database]$

Once the "root.sh" file is run as instructed, the installation is complete.

Hope this helps. Regards Tim...

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