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November 23, 2009

APPS 11.5.10.2 Installation on OEL5

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Oracle® Applications

Doc ID: 316806.1

Installation Update Notes

Release 11i (11.5.10.2) for Linux x86, Solaris SPARC, Microsoft Windows, HP-UX PA-RISC, HP-Tru64, IBM AIX

Revised: October 2009

This document updates Installing Oracle Applications and Upgrading Oracle Applications with platform-specific information for Oracle Applications Release 11i (11.5.10.2). Refer to the information contained here, and to the appropriate manual, when you install or upgrade your system.

This document may be updated on a weekly basis. Currently, it contains the following sections:

The latest version of this document, and the latest certified operating system requirements, are available on OracleMetaLink. The Oracle Applications Release Notes and Oracle Applications NLS Release Notes, also available on OracleMetaLink, describe additional required tasks, including applying AD patches and any Consolidated Update patches that apply to the products in your system.

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General Requirements for All Operating Systems

The notes in this section apply to Linux x86 and Linux x86-64 (AMD64/EM64T), Solaris SPARC, HP-UX PA-RISC, HP-Tru64, IBM AIX, and Windows x86 operating systems.

Start Here DVD

Be sure to download and apply the latest Rapid Install patch as described in the Oracle Applications Release Notes before you begin your installation or upgrade.

Operating System Versions

The operating system versions supported are listed in the following table. See Certify on OracleMetaLink for the latest information.

 

Note:You can only install Oracle Applications on an x86-64 architecture server if the operating system is 32-bit Linux or Windows. If your operating system is 64-bit, contact your operating system vendor to obtain a 32-bit operating system before installing Oracle Applications.

 

Operating System Name Supported Version
Oracle Enterprise Linux (32-bit) 4, 5 – installation and maintenance pack
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES (32-bit) 2.1¹, 3, 4, 5 – installation and maintenance pack
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (32-bit) 8, 9, 10 – installation and maintenance pack
Solaris SPARC 6 (5.6)² – maintenance pack
8 (5.8), 9 (5.9), 10 (5.10) – installation and maintenance pack
HP-UX PA-RISC 11.11, 11.23, 11.31 – installation and maintenance pack
HP-UX Itanium** 11.23, 11.31 – installation
HP-Tru64 5.1A³, 5.1B – installation and maintenance pack
4.0F³, 4.0G³ – maintenance pack
IBM AIX 5L (5.24, 5.3), 6 (6.1) – installation and maintenance pack Note: New Release 11.5.10.2 installations and maintenance upgrades to this release level are not supported on IBM AIX 4.3.3. See OracleMetaLink note 233657.1 for desupport information.
Windows x86 Windows 2000 (all server editions)
Windows Server 2003 (all editions)
Footnotes:¹In accordance with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Errata Support Policy, the 7 year life-cycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 2.1 has ended effective June 1, 2009. As such, Red Hat has discontinued the technical support services, bug fix, enhancement, and security errata updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 2.1. For instructions on migrating Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 or 3 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, see OracleMetaLink Note 303237.1.
For migrating an EBS 11i installation from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 to RHEL/OEL 5 see OracleMetaLink Note 850358.1.

²In accordance with the Sun End of Service Life (EOSL) support policy, the life-cycle of Solaris 6 (5.6) has ended. Customers are urged to migrate to a supported version of Solaris SPARC.

³In accordance with the Hewlett Packard Prior Version Support – Sustaining Engineering (PVS-SE) support policy, the life-cycle of HP Tru64 UNIX Versions 4.0F, 4.0G, and 5.1A has ended. Customers requiring support on patch kits or releases that are no longer supported should contact their HP Representative to determine if extended sustaining engineering support is available and under what terms and conditions such extended support may be purchased. Customers are urged to upgrade to the only currently supported HP Tru64 UNIX Version 5.1B.

4AIX 5.2 has been generally desupported by IBM – please see OracleMetaLink Note 803307.1 for more information.

**For HP-UX Itanium, Rapid Install supports database tier installations for multi-node systems. You install the database tier on HP-UX Itanium and the application tier on HP-UX PA-RISC. The Oracle Applications 11i for HP-UX PA-RISC (32-bit) with Oracle9i for HP-UX Itanium bundle contains January 2006 Critical Patch Updates on both the database and application tiers. See the Multi-node Installations chapter inInstalling Oracle Applications: A Guide to Using Rapid Install for more information.

 

Required Packages and Patches

The following table lists the packages and individual patches required for each operating system. Unless otherwise noted, the packages and patches must be installed manually.

 

Additional Information:See the installation instructions (software and hardware requirements section) for information on the RDBMS-specific version for your platform. See also the vendor’s operating system installation manual or the operating system media for information on obtaining and applying patches.

 

Operating System Required Patches
Oracle Enterprise Linux 4* Quarterly Update 4 or higher (Recommended Version)

  • compat-db-4.1.25-9
  • compat-gcc-32-3.2.3-47.3
  • compat-gcc-32-c++-3.2.3-47.3
  • compat-oracle-rhel4-1.0-5 (from Oracle patch 4198954)
  • compat-libcwait-2.1-1 (from Oracle patch 4198954)
  • compat-libgcc-296-2.96-132.7.2
  • compat-libstdc++-296-2.96-132.7.2
  • compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-47.3
  • xorg-x11-deprecated-libs-devel-6.8.2-1.EL.13.37
  • xorg-x11-deprecated-libs-6.8.2-1.EL.13.37
  • openmotif-2.2.3-10.RHEL4.5
Oracle Enterprise Linux 5*Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5* (base and Advanced Platform) Update 1 (OEL 5.1) or higher is requiredUpdate 1 (RHEL 5.1) or higher is required.

The following packages are not part of the OEL 5 or RHEL 5 distribution media and must be installed manually:

  • compat-libstdc++-egcs-1.1.2-11
  • compat-libcwait-2.1-11
  • compat-oracle-el5-1.0-51
  • openmotif21-2.1.30-11.EL51
  • binutils-2.152

The following packages must be installed from the OEL 5 or RHEL 5 distribution media:

  • libXp-1.0.0-8.1.el5
  • compat-libgcc-296-2.96-138
  • compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-61
  • compat-db-4.2.52-5.1

Note :

1: Download from http://oss.oracle.com/projects/compat-oracle/files/Enterprise_Linux/ (for both OEL 5 and RHEL 5)
2: GNU linker (ld) version 2.15 is required for relinking the modules in Advanced Planning & Scheduling (MSC, MSO, MSR) – download binutils-2.15 from http://oss.oracle.com/projects/compat-oracle/files/Enterprise_Linux/ (for both OEL 5 and RHEL 5)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 2.1*
  • pdksh-5.s.14-13 (Oracle Discoverer)
  • openmotif-2.1.30-x
  • Note: In accordance with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Errata Support Policy, the 7 year life-cycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 2.1 has ended effective June 1, 2009. For instructions on migrating Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 or 3 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, see OracleMetaLink note (Doc ID: 303237.1).
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 3* Quarterly Update 1 or higher (Minimum required version)Note: See Certify on OracleMetaLink for information on specific Quarterly Updates requirements.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 3* Quarterly Update 4 (Recommended version)Note: From the Package Group Selection screen, select Legacy Software Development. The following components will be installed automatically:

  • compat-db-4.0.14-5.1
  • compat-gcc-7.3-2.96.128
  • compat-libstdc++-7.3-2.96.128
  • compat-gcc-c++-7.3-2.96.128
  • compat-libstdc++-devel-7.3-2.96.128
  • setarch-1.3-1
  • pdksh-5.2.14-21 (Oracle Discoverer)

The following required component must be installed manually:

  • openmotif-2.1.30-x

Note: Available on Disk 3 of Quarterly Update 4 media.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 4* Legacy Software Development package and X Software Development packageNote: Select these packages from the Package Group Selection screen. If the operating system is already installed, use System Settings > Add/Remove Applications to install these two packages.

The following components will be installed automatically:

  • compat-db-4.1.25-9
  • compat-gcc-32-3.2.3-47.3
  • compat-gcc-32-c++-3.2.3-47.3
  • compat-oracle-rhel4-1.0-5 (from Oracle patch 4198954)
  • compat-libcwait-2.1-1 (from Oracle patch 4198954)
  • compat-libgcc-296-2.96-132.7.2
  • compat-libstdc++-296-2.96-132.7.2
  • compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-47.3
  • xorg-x11-deprecated-libs-devel-6.8.1-23.EL
  • xorg-x11-deprecated-libs-6.8.1-23.EL

The following required component must be installed manually:

  • openmotif-2.1.30-x

Note: For information on downloading the openmotif component, see the instructions at the following URL:https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2 005-412.html

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 The following required components must be installed manually:

  • openmotif-2.1.30-x
  • gcc 2.95.3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 Service Pack 3

Note:

  • Download “openmotif-2.1.30-x” from:
    http://support.novell.com/techcenter/search/search.do?cmd=displayKC&externalId&# 061;70bbf5fc1e287442b21b3c602acd7f71html
  • Download the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 Service Pack 3 from: http://download.novell.com/directed
  • gcc 2.95.3 is included in the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 operating system CDs named as gcc_old package
  • Install glibc-devel during the installation of the operating system by selecting the “C/C++ Compiler and Tools” option. If the operating system is already installed, manually select the package when installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 Service Pack 3.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 The following required components must be installed manually:

  • openmotif-2.1.30-x
  • gcc 2.95.3
  • orarun-1.8-109

Note:

  • /suse/s390/openmotif21-libs-2.1.30MLI4-119.1.s390.rpm is available in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 CD2
  • gcc 2.95.3 is included in the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 operating system CDs named as gcc_old package
  • orarun-1.8-109 can be downloaded from http://ftp.novell.com/partners/oracle/sles-9/
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or higher is required. The following components must also be installed manually:

  • db1-1.85-991
  • gcc 2.95.3 1
  • gdbm-devel-1.8.3-243.22
  • binutils-2.153

Additionally, the following must be installed manually from the SLES 10 distribution media if not already on the system:

  • openmotif21-libs-2.1.30MLI4-143.2
  • orarun-1.9-21.2 (for SLES 10 SP1) / orarun-1.9-21.24 (for SLES 10 SP2)

Note :

1: Download from the Novell site: ftp://ftp.novell.com/partners/oracle/ebiz11i
2: Install from SLES 10 distribution media if not already installed as part of “C/C++ Compiler & Tools” Development package
3: GNU linker (ld) version 2.15 is required for relinking the modules in Advanced Planning & Scheduling (MSC, MSO, MSR) – install it from the Novell site: ftp://ftp.novell.com/partners/oracle/ebiz11i

Solaris 8 (5.8), 9 (5.9) J2SE Solaris Recommended Patch Cluster, dated 7/05/05 or later
HP-UX PA-RISC 11.11 PHCO_25452, PHNE_25084, PHNE_25642, PHSS_24638 (C++), GOLDQPK11i-December 01, C++ Compiler C.03.27 (or higher) or HP C/aC++ Developer’s Bundle**
HP-UX PA-RISC 11.23, 11.31 C++ Compiler A.03.60 (or higher) or HP C/aC++ Developer’s Bundle**
HP-UX Itanium 11.23, 11.31 None
IBM AIX 5L (5.2, 5.3) Visual Age C++ 6.0.0.5 (or higher) and Oct. 2003 PTF, or IBM XL 7.0 C/C++1,2 runtime libraries , or IBM XL 8.0C/C++1,2 runtime libraries. For other minimum software versions and patches required to support Oracle Products on IBM pSeries, see OracleMetaLink note (Doc ID: 282036.1).For installations on 32-bit kernel AIX 5.3 Technology Level (TL) 6 with Service Pack 4 and below, please install the APAR IZ05077 or use the 64-bit kernel.
IBM AIX 6 (6.1) Service Pack 1 (AIX 6100-00-01) or higher. IBM XL 8.0 C/C++ (at least at the November 2007 PTF level – 8.0.0.17) runtime libraries. APAR IZ10223 (‘Olson Timezone settings is not working for 64-bit Applications’) for base level AIX (6100-00).
Windows 2000 Service Pack 2. See also General Requirements for Windows.
Windows Server 2003 None. See General Requirements for Windows.
Footnotes:
*After installing these patches, run ldconfig -v.** Some Oracle Applications product modules (Discrete Manufacturing (WPS, WIP, ENG) and Advanced Planning & Scheduling (MSC, MSO, MSR)) are written in C++ and require the C++ compiler to perform the link. If the system where Oracle Applications is being installed has no other use for the C++ compiler, you can download and install the 60-day trial version of the HP C/aC++ Developer’s Bundle rather than purchasing the full C++ compiler. The linker included in the Developer’s Bundle does not expire and can be used beyond the 60-day trial limitation. For more information, review the HP C/aC++ FAQ here.

1 IBM XL 7.0C/C++ or IBM XL 8.0C/C++ is required for Discrete Manufacturing (WPS, WIP, ENG) and Advanced Planning & Scheduling (MSC, MSO, MSR).
2 The XL C/C++ runtime utilities are not needed if you are using the full version of XL C/C++ Enterprise Edition v7.0 or 8.0 for AIX. If needed, the XL C/C++ runtime libraries are available from:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24007696 (7.0)
http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24010670 (8.0)

 

Split Configurations

After you have installed Oracle Applications, you can subsequently migrate the database tier of Oracle Applications to other operating systems. This is called a split configuration database tier.

For a list of operating systems available and instructions on how to create a split configuration database tier, refer to Oracle Certify on OracleMetaLink. From the main page, select View Certifications by Product > E-Business Suite > E-Business Suite > 11i Split Configuration Information.

Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE)

Rapid Install installs the Java 2 Standard Edition 1.4.2 automatically for systems running on Solaris, Linux, or Windows operating systems. If your system runs on HP-UX PA-RISC, HP-Tru64, or IBM AIX, you must download and install J2SE before you continue with the installation or upgrade.

 

Step 1   Download Java 2 Standard Edition

J2SE 1.4 is available from a download site provided by your OS vendor. Use this site to download J2SE for the operating system on the node(s) where you deploy your application tier servers (forms, Web, concurrent processing, and administration servers).

 

Note:Download the Java 2 Development Kit, Standard Edition, not the Java 2 Runtime Environment (JRE), Standard Edition.

 

Find your application tier operating system in the following table. Go to the URL listed and download the latest available patch release provided. Maintenance releases are indicated by the third digit, such as 1.4.2. Patch releases are designated with the fourth set of numbers, such as 1.4.2.03.

Operating System Certified Version Download Location
HP-UX PA-RISC J2SE 1.4.2 http://www.hp.com/products1/unix/java/
HP-Tru64 J2SE 1.4.2 http://www.compaq.com/java/download/index.html
IBM AIX J2SE 1.4.2* http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/aix/index.html
*For AIX 5L, download JDK 1.4.2 release 20050609 or later.

 

Step 2   Install J2SE on the application tier servers

Follow the instructions from the download site to install J2SE on each node that contains an application tier server. Note the new J2SE 1.4 installation top-level directory. Insert the full path as <JDK14_TOP> when instructed to do so.

 

Note:Review the installation instructions and Release Notes for the J2SE you download to ensure that the OS version you are running is supported with J2SE 1.4. You may have to upgrade to a later, certified version of the OS or apply other system patches before you can install the J2SE.

 

Step 3   Verify the installation

Type the following command to verify that you have installed the correct version:

<JDK14_TOP>/bin/java -version

The version should read “1.4.x.y”, where x is the certified maintenance level, and y is the patch level you installed. When the Rapid Install wizard prompts for the J2SE location, enter <JDK14_TOP>.

Discoverer

The Discoverer 4i product has been de-supported effective November 2006 and all Oracle E-Business Suite customers must upgrade to Discoverer 10g if they intend to use the Discoverer product with EBS. Please refer to OracleMetaLink Note: 313418.1 ‘Using Discoverer 10g with Oracle Applications 11i’.

Users should check Certify on OracleMetaLink for currently supported operating systems for the Discoverer 10g product.

General Requirements for UNIX/Linux

This section outlines requirements that apply to all UNIX/Linux operating systems. Specific requirements are listed under separate headings.

LD_LIBRARY_PATH Environment Variable

Dynamic libraries are used as part of the relinking and execution processes. The LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable is used by Oracle Applications to locate the required dynamic libraries at runtime. Rapid Install sets LD_LIBRARY_PATH as follows:

On each application tier server node:

LD_LIBRARY_PATH is set in three places:

  • $APPL_TOP/admin/adovars.env
  • $ORACLE_HOME/<CONTEXT_NAME>.env, in both the 8.0.6 and iAS Oracle home directories

To change the value in any of the application tier locations, use the Edit Parameters function of the OAM AutoConfig tool to update the following fields (as required). Then, run AutoConfig (adautocfg.sh) to implement the changes.

Parameter Value
adovars LD_LIBRARY_PATH or SHLIB_PATH (HP-UX PA-RISC only) or LIBPATH (IBM AIX only)
iAS Oracle Home LD_LIBRARY_PATH or SHLIB_PATH (HP-UX PA-RISC only) or LIBPATH (IBM AIX only)
Tools Oracle Home LD_LIBRARY_PATH or SHLIB_PATH (HP-UX PA-RISC only) or LIBPATH (IBM AIX only)

 

 

Additional Information:See AutoConfig in Oracle Applications Maintenance Utilities.

 

On the database server node:

LD_LIBRARY_PATH is set in $ORACLE_HOME/<CONTEXT_NAME>.env.

Linux x86 and Linux x86-64 (AMD64/EM64T) Requirements

This section describes requirements that are specific to Linux x86 and Linux x86-64 (AMD64/EM64T). Oracle Applications (11i) is supported on Linux x86 or Linux x86-64 (AMD64/EM64T) running the 32-bit version of the operating system only.

 

Note:You can only install Oracle Applications on an x86-64 architecture server if the operating system is 32-bit Linux or Windows. If your operating system is 64-bit, contact your operating system vendor to obtain a 32-bit operating system before installing Oracle Applications.

 

All Linux x86 and Linux x86-64 (AMD64/EM64T) Operating Systems

Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, Oracle Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 2.1, Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 4, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 all have dependencies on the following components. Dependencies that pertain only to a subset of Linux x86 and x86-64 (AMD64/EM64T) operating systems are listed under separate headings.

Kernel Requirements

The following table lists the required minimum kernel versions (to determine version, enter: $ uname -r).

Operating System Kernel
Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 2.6.9-42.0.0.0.1.EL
Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 2.6.18-8.EL
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 2.1 2.4.9-e.x (where x is > than 12)
Note: In accordance with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Errata Support Policy, the 7 year life-cycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 2.1 has ended effective June 1, 2009. For instructions on migrating Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 or 3 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, see OracleMetaLink note (Doc ID: 303237.1).
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 3 2.4.21-9.EL (required) 2.4.21-20.EL (recommended)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 4 2.6.9-5.EL
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 2.6.18-8.EL
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 2.4.21-138
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 2.6.5-7.97
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 2.6.16.21-0.8

 

glibc Requirements

The following table lists the required minimum glibc versions (to determine this, enter: $ rpm -q glibc).

Operating System glibc
Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 2.3.4-2.25
Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 2.3.4-2.26
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 2.1 2.2.4-32.3
Note: In accordance with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Errata Support Policy, the 7 year life-cycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 2.1 has ended effective June 1, 2009. For instructions on migrating Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 or 3 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, see OracleMetaLinknote (Doc ID: 303237.1).
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 3 2.3.2-95.3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 4 2.3.4-2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 2.3.4-2.26
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 2.2.5-213
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 2.3.3-98.28
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 2.4-31.2

 

Domain Name System (DNS) Resolver Parameters

Two Domain Name System (DNS) resolver parameters (timeout and attempts) are set by default to low values when the operating system is installed. These low values may cause attempted network connections to an Oracle database to fail. If this happens, add or update the following entries to these minimum settings in the /etc/resolv.conf file on each server node:

options attempts:5

options timeout:15

 

Net Service Listeners in Multi-user Installations

Give all users in a multi-user installation write privileges to the .oracle directory:

$ chmod 777 /var/tmp/.oracle

Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 and 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8, 9 and 10

This section describes requirements that apply only to Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 and 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8, 9 and 10.

Verifying Host Names

Use the following to verify host name settings:

For Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 and 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5:

  1. Verify that the /etc/hosts file is formatted as follows:

2.  127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost

3.  <ip_address> <node_name>.<domain_name> <node_name>

  1. Verify that the /etc/sysconfig/network file is formatted as follows:

5.  HOSTNAME=<node_name>.<domain_name>

  1. If the /etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/default/network file exists, remove it.
  2. If you changed any files in the previous steps, restart the system.

For SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8, 9 and 10:

  1. Verify that the /etc/hosts file is formatted as follows:

2.  127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost

3.  <ip_address> <node_name>.<domain_name> <node_name>

  1. If you changed any files in the previous step, restart the system.

Modifying the Number of Open File Descriptors

Open the /etc/security/limits.conf file and change the existing values for “hard” and “soft” parameters as follows. Restart the system after making changes.

For Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 and 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 and 10:

* hard nofile 65535

* soft nofile 4096

For SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8:

* hard nofile 32768

* soft nofile 32768

Modifying the Port Range Values

Open the /etc/sysctl.conf file and change the value of net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range as follows. Restart the system after making changes.

net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 10000 65000

Please note that this range is a recommended range, and may need to be adjusted according to the specific needs of the user’s environment in order to avoid port conflicts.

Setting the Environment

Perform the following tasks to set the environment before you run Rapid Install.

  1. Rename the /usr/bin/gcc and /usr/bin/g++ files.

For Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 3 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 only:

# mv /usr/bin/gcc /usr/bin/gcc323

# mv /usr/bin/g++ /usr/bin/g++323

For SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 only:

# mv /usr/bin/gcc /usr/bin/gcc41

# mv /usr/bin/g++ /usr/bin/g++41
For SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 only:

# mv /usr/bin/gcc /usr/bin/gcc322

# mv /usr/bin/g++ /usr/bin/g++322

  1. Create symbolic links.

For Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 3 only:

# ln -s /usr/bin/gcc296 /usr/bin/gcc

# ln -s /usr/bin/g++296 /usr/bin/g++

 

For SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8, 9 and 10 only:

# ln -s /opt/gcc295/bin/gcc /usr/bin/gcc

# ln -s /opt/gcc295/bin/g++ /usr/bin/g++
For SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 only:

# ln -s /usr/bin/ld215 /usr/bin/ld

# ln -s /usr/lib/libdb.so.2 /usr/lib/libdb.so.3
# ln -s /usr/lib/libgdbm.so /usr/lib/libgdbm.so.2

For Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 only :

# ln -s /usr/bin/ld215 /usr/bin/ld

Download and apply the OS library patch 6078836 from OracleMetaLink and create the following symbolic link:
# ln -s /usr/lib/libdb.so.2 /usr/lib/libdb.so.3

  1. Verify that the host name setting is correct. The command should return a fully qualified host name. For example: <host_name>.<domain_name>.

# hostname -f

Completing Preinstallation Tasks

Complete these tasks after you set the environment variables and before you begin the installation steps described in Installing Oracle Applications.

  1. Unset the NLS_LANG environment variable, if it is defined prior to installation.
  2. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, apply the OS library patch 3006854 (downloadable from OracleMetaLink).
  3. For Oracle Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 customers, the LD_ASSUME_KERNEL environment variable should be unset before starting the installation. The installation fails when the LD_ASSUME_KERNEL variable is set by the adgetlnxver.sh file during the course of the installation. Patch 6365595 contains the fix for adgetlnxver.sh file. The procedure below is a guideline for replacing the adgetlnxver.sh file in the Oracle Applications 11i shiphome.
    1. Download the patch 6365595 from OracleMetalink.
    2. Follow the Oracle Applications Installation guide and set up the stage area.
    3. Set the STAGE_TOP environment variable to the top level directory of the stage area that contains the subdirectories startCD, oraApps, oraDB, oraiAS and oraAppDB. Make sure that the stage area is read writable.
    4. Create the following directories in the stage area.
      # mkdir -p $STAGE_TOP/oraDB/Disk3/db/stage/appsutil/bin
      # mkdir -p $STAGE_TOP/oraApps/Disk5/appl/stage/bin
    5. Copy the adgetlnxver.sh file in the patch 6365595 to the following directories created in earlier step.
      # cp -p 6365595_PATCH_TOP/ad/bin/adgetlnxver.sh $STAGE_TOP/oraDB/Disk3/db/stage/appsutil/bin
      # cp -p 6365595_PATCH_TOP/ad/bin/adgetlnxver.sh $STAGE_TOP/oraApps/Disk5/appl/stage/bin
    6. Update the zip archive with the fix (adgetlnxver.sh file).
      # cd $STAGE_TOP/oraDB/Disk3/db/stage
      # zip -u dboh0_appsutil appsutil/bin/adgetlnxver.sh
      # cd $STAGE_TOP/oraApps/Disk5/appl/stage
      # zip -u ad_CORE bin/adgetlnxver.sh
    7. For Oracle Enteprise Linux and Red Hat Enteprise Linux 5 Update 3 (5.3), users will see a failure when running Rapid Install. Users must edit the file $STAGE_TOP/startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz/bin/runWizard.sh and comment out lines 122-125, as in:

5.  # if test “$exit_code” == “0″ ; then
#   LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.19

6.  #   export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL

# fi

  1. Restart your system

Completing Postinstallation Tasks

After the installation is complete, perform the following tasks in addition to the ones described in Installing Oracle Applications:

  • For Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 2.1, 3 and 4 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 and 9 only:
    Apply patch 4632932 to all the application tiers, then re-source the applications environment file to refresh the environment variables.
  • For Oracle Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 only:
    Apply patch 6365595 to all the application tiers, then re-source the applications environment file to refresh the environment variables.
  • Oracle Database Server 9i is not supported on Oracle Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10. Follow the instructions in OracleMetaLink note 362203.1 and upgrade your database to 10g Release 2

 

Solaris SPARC Requirements

This section describes requirements that are specific to Solaris SPARC.

Net Service Listeners in Multi-user Installations

Give all users in a multi-user installation write privileges to the .oracle directory:

$ chmod 777 /var/tmp/.oracle

Rotate Logs Shutdown

If you are experiencing intermittent shutdown delays with the rotate logs feature in Oracle 9iAS, apply Oracle Critical Patch Update July 2005 for Oracle Application Server (patch 4393827) or superseding patch to resolve this issue..

RDBMS Language Files

If you have installed a 64-bit RDBMS either with a full installation of Oracle Applications release 11.5.10.2 or by using the ‘rapidwiz -techstack’ command of Rapid Install, you must download and apply patch 5354588 to your release 9.2.0 Oracle home.

HP-UX PA-RISC Requirements

This section describes requirements that are specific to HP-UX PA-RISC.

Kernel Settings

The following table lists the recommended kernel parameter settings for all HP-UX PA-RISC versions.

Parameter Value
maxdsiz 0xC0000000 -> 3 Gbyte
maxssiz 0×04000000 -> 64 Mbyte

Note: Failure to set the above kernel parameters to the recommended values may result in allocate memory problems when running Oracle Applications programs.

Refer to your operating system documentation or contact your operating system vendor for more information on how to set kernel parameters.

Net Service Listeners in Multi-user Installations

Give all users in a multi-user installation write privileges to the .oracle directory:

$ chmod 777 /tmp/.oracle

Optimized ILOG Libraries

ILOG libraries must be optimized for the PA-RISC 1.1 architecture to increase performance for products based on C++ (MSO, WPS, WIP, ENG, and MRP). The default libraries are already optimized for PA-RISC 2.0, and are located in the $SHT_TOP/lib/ilog/5.1 directory on all servers except the RDBMS.

If your servers use PA-RISC 1.1 architecture, replace the default libraries with the PA-RISC 1.1 versions. The ILOG libraries are available in SHT patch 4297568.

To verify the PA-RISC version, type the following command. It produces a numeric output that identifies PA-RISC versions.

$ /usr/bin/getconf

_SC_CPU_VERSION

The following table describes the output and lists the appropriate action.

Output Version Action
528 PA-RISC 1.1 Replace ILOG libraries with PA-RISC 1.1 version. (patch 4297568)
529 PA-RISC 1.1 Replace ILOG libraries with PA-RISC 1.1 version. (patch 4297568)
532 PA-RISC 2.0 No action required

 

You can ignore any relinking errors when applying patches on other nodes that do not have the C++ Compiler.

HP-Tru64 Requirements

This section describes requirements that are specific to HP-Tru64.

Net Service Listeners in Multi-user Installations

Give all users in a multi-user installation write privileges to the .oracle directory:

$ chmod 777 /tmp/.oracle

Perl Requirement

Oracle recommends using Perl 5.6.x or higher for the Applications Server (iAS). After you install Perl, see OracleMetaLink note (Doc ID: 218089.1) for instructions on how to run AutoConfig to reconfigure your instance to use the new Perl.

ulimit for Data Area

For all nodes, check the size of the resource limit of the data area and the virtual memory with these commands:

$ ulimit -d

$ ulimit -v

If the size of the data area is smaller than the size of the virtual memory, increase the data area to the same as the virtual memory. For example, if you are using a Korn shell, set the ulimit data area size to 1048576 KB by running this command:

$ ulimit -d 1048576

IBM AIX Requirements

This section describes requirements that are specific to AIX.

Net Service Listeners in Multi-user Installations

Give all users in a multi-user installation write privileges to the .oracle directory:

$ chmod 777 /tmp/.oracle

 

Kernel Extensions

Read and follow all the instructions in the AIX-KERNEL-EXT-README in the Oracle Applications 11i Release 11.5.10.2 Rapid Install Start Here DVD before you run Rapid Install. The readme file is located in the aix_preInstall directory (startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz/oui/IBM_AIX/aix_preInstall).

The instructions in the readme file tells users to run the preInstaller.sh which in turn requires the superuser (root) to run a provided rootpre.sh script.

Note:Installation on an AIX 6 (6.1) system requires an updated rootpre.sh file along with associated files for use with 10gR2 of the database. AIX 6 users must install the database patch 6613550 available from OracleMetaLinkprior to installing EBS 11i on an AIX 6 system.

Please backup the contents of the aix_preInstall directory and then overwrite the contents of the directory with the content of the above database patch before running the new rootpre.sh.

 

Note:Prior to running the 11.5.10.2 Rapid Install on AIX (5L or 6), you must download and install the startCD patch 8606387 (available from OracleMetaLink) to the 11.5.10.2 staging area.

Data Segment Size

You must have 1 GB of data segment size available for relinking MSC, MSO, and MSR product executables. To check the current size, run the following command:

$ dump -X64 -o /usr/ccs/bin/bind64

If the last line returns 0×00000000 for maxDATA, the current maximum size is 256 MB (the default for AIX 32-bit applications). To set the data segment size to 1 GB, set the LDR_CNTRL variable to LDR_CNTRL=MAXDATA=0×40000000@DSA.


Set Environment variable to avoid Forms Generation executable crashes

When generating large form files through AD Administration or applying a patch, the Forms generation executable can crash and form files fail to be generated. This problem is caused by the size of the form files increasing and the memory space being allocated. To work-around this problem, set the environment variable LDR_CNTRL to MAXDATA=0×40000000@DSA.

For example (in ksh):

$ export LDR_CNTRL=MAXDATA=0×40000000@DSA

 

General Requirements for Windows

This section describes requirements that apply to all supported Windows operating systems. Requirements for specific operating systems are listed under separate headings.

 

Note:The information in this section addresses the operation of the database tier and the application tier servers only. See OracleMetaLink for information about client desktop issues.

 

Syntax and Environment Variables in User Documentation

User documentation examples use a command prompt syntax and make use of environment variables. This syntax is used in all documentation associated with installing, upgrading, or maintaining your system. If an example makes reference to an environment variable %<var_name>%, check to see if it is set in the environment:

C:\> echo %<var_name>%

For example, if the <var_name> is GL_TOP, and echo %GL_TOP% returns a valid path name, you can use GL_TOP on the command line:

C:\> cd

%GL_TOP%\admin\sql

Install XML Parser

On Windows platforms, Rapid Install requires Microsoft XML Parser 3.0 Service Pack 4 (or later) in order to set up and start services. Before you begin your installation, follow these steps to determine if the correct version of the XML Parser is installed on your system, and take action as necessary.

  1. Open the Windows Explorer
  2. Navigate to the system root directory (default is C:\winnt\system32).
  3. Right-click msxm13.dll. Select Properties. them click Version.
  4. If XML Parser is not already installed, or if the version on your system is not 3.0 SP4 (or later), go to the following URL and download the Microsoft XML Parser 3.0 SP4 Software Development Kit:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/ThankYou.aspx?fami lyId=b432cd45-b7ed-4c32-a443-ec56f10ee175&displayLang=en

  1. After installing MSXML 3.0 SP4 SDK, copy msxm12.lib from <Microsoft XML Parser SDK>\lib to <Visual C++/C>\lib, where <Microsoft XML Parser SDK> is the installed location of the MSXML 3.0 SP4 SDK, and <Visual C++/C> is the installed location of Visual C++/C 6.0.

Release Maintenance Tools

Users are expected to acquire and install the release maintenance tools listed in this section. Follow these guidelines when installing the target installation directories:

  • Do not install the tools in the Program Files directory, or any other target directory with blank spaces in its name.
  • Do not install the tools under the APPL_TOP.

You will encounter problems relinking if the executables are in a \bin directory under any of the Oracle Applications product tops. Make sure each of the executables is in the PATH after installation.

Microsoft Visual C++ (MS VC++)

Version 6.0 + Service Pack 3 or higher. Visual C++.NET editions, available separately or as part of Visual Studio, are not supported. SeeHow to Obtain Visual C++ for Release 11i on Windows on OracleMetaLink (Doc ID: 201392.1) for information on obtaining this software.

This tool is required to be installed on the application tier only.

MKS Toolkit

Version 6.1a or higher. You can use any of the Developer series (for Developers, for Professional Developers, or for Enterprise Developers). You can obtain this software from the MKS Web site at http://www.mks.com.

This tool is required for both the application and database tiers running Windows.

 

Note:While MKS Toolkit is recommended, Cygwin can now be used in its place. See “Using Cygwin to Maintain Release 11i on Windows” on OracleMetaLink (Doc ID: 302859.1) for information.

 

GNU make (Shareware)

Version 3.77 or higher, excluding 3.79.0. See GNU Make Requirement for Release 11i for Windows on OracleMetaLink (Doc ID: 268776.1) for information.

This tool is required to be installed on the application tier only.

Read-only Directory

If you run Rapid Install from a read-only media/shiphome, AutoConfig may report an error while executing the txkGenExtSecConf.pl script. Check the log file for AutoConfig errors after you finish running Rapid Install. If this error is reported, run AutoConfig from a writable directory to correct the problem.

 

Additional Information:See AutoConfig in Oracle Applications Maintenance Utilities.

 

Oracle Alert

Your system must meet the requirements in this section to use Oracle Alert.

Exchange Server

Oracle Alert requires Exchange Server 2000 or higher.

Windows Messaging

Windows Messaging, also known as Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI), is required. You can install Microsoft Outlook 2000 to obtain Windows Messaging, or you can obtain it directly from Microsoft Support. See Microsoft Web document Q254458 at:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q254/4/58.asp

 

Note:Windows Messaging is supplied without product support.

 

Outlook E-mail Security Update

Do not apply the Outlook E-mail Security Update. If it has already been applied, follow the instructions in Microsoft Web document Q263444 at:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q263/4/44.asp

Compressed Disk Drives

Do not use compressed drives for installing any of the Oracle Applications Release 11i components. Patching and relinking will not work correctly on a disk drive that is compressed.

Windows Services

If the concurrent manager service is running on the same node as the database, it may not start automatically after a restart. If that happens, make sure that the database service (ORACLEService<SID>) is running and the TNS listener (ORACLE<SID>_<DB_VERS>_RDBMSTNSListener<SID>) has started. Then, use the Service Control Panel to start the concurrent manager.

There are a number of technology stack services created by Rapid Install that are not currently used by Oracle Applications. They are set to start manually. There is no need to start these services or to change them to start automatically.

Default Debugger

See Default Debugger on Windows NT/2000 on OracleMetaLink (Doc ID: 136627.1) for information on setting up the default debugger.

Remote Installation

Oracle Corporation does not explicitly test or support the installation of E-Business Suite products from remote clients (such as Terminal Services Client). We recommend that you install directly on the computer console, or by connecting to a console session using tools such as pcanywhere (from pcanywhere.com), vnc (from vnc.com), or Windows 2003 Terminal Services (available for Windows Server 2003 only).

 

Additional Information:For instructions on using Windows 2003 Terminal Services, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 278845.

 

Windows Server 2003 Requirements

The requirements in this section pertain only to Windows Server 2003 editions.

Unsupported Products

The following products are currently not supported for Windows Server 2003 editions:

  • Oracle eMail Center
  • Oracle Field Service/Handheld
  • Oracle Field Service/Laptop

Current Revisions Log

The following sections were changed in the Oracle Applications Installation Update Notes Release 11i (11.5.10.2).

Section Summary of Changes
Oct 2009 Added recommended kernel settings for HP-UX
Sep 2009 Added reference to new ML Note 850358.1 for migrating 11i from RHEL 2.1 to OEL/RHEL 5.
Added clarification on the maintenance tools requirements regarding application and database tiers.
June 2009 Added desupport of AIX 5.2; added AIX XL C/C++ runtime libraries links since full compiler is not required; added reference to startCD patch 8606387 required for all AIX to remove checks for a full compiler (which includes previous fix for AIX 6 only – 7042287 )
June 2009 Update to reflect desupport of Red Hat Enterpise Linux AS/ES 2.1, HP Tru64 4.0F/4.0G/5.1A, and Solaris SPARC 6 (5.6)
April 2009
  • Clarified OEL and RHEL 5.1 or higher required
  • For OEL/RHEL 5.3, added the need to comment out lines 122-125 in runWizard.sh
January 2009 Adjusted ip_local_port_range to 10000 -> 65000
October 2008 Added openmotif and orarun rpms for SLES 10 to be installed from the media manually if necessary.
August 2008 Modify OEL5/RHEL5 list of packages; remove xorg packages and add libXp package.
August 2008 Added missing HP-UX 11.31 references.
July 2008 Added workaround for Forms generation failure on AIX; added more specific information on download locations for OEL/RHEL 5 rpms.
June 2008 Added support for AIX 6 (6.1). Added Discoverer 4i de-support info and removed Disco 4i setup instructions. Added additional SLES10 package info (gdbm).
May 2008 Added support for OEL/RHEL 5 and SLES 10
Jan 2008 Fixed the compat-libcwait rpm entries for OEL/RHEL 4
Nov 2007 Added requirement for 32-bit AIX 5.3 with TL-6 to install an APAR
October 2007 Added information regarding use of the HP C/aC++ Developer’s Bundle on HP-UX for linking.
September 2007 Added Oracle Enterprise Linux 4.0 to list of supported Linux x86 OS’es.
August 2007 Removed reference of HP-UX PA-RISC/HP-UX Itanium bundle being packaged with the UTF8 character set
Corrected the parameters for the Linux hostname command to determine the fully qualified hostname
April 2007 Updated supported operating systems versions.
Updated the .oracle directory for Net Service Listeners in Multi-user Installations.
Modification of Software Requirements for HP-UX PA-RISCIBM AIX and Linux.
March 2007 Modification of the Linux Open File Descriptors and IBM AIX Data Segment Size.
September 2006 Modification of C/C++ compiler information for HP, IBM AIX, and Solaris, modification of note about x86-64 architecture to include Windows, and modification of RDBMS Language Files paragraph to include “Rapid Install.”
June 2006 Inclusion of note stating that users can only install Oracle Applications on a Linux x86-64 server running a 32-bit operating system. Inclusion of section describing split configurations.
April 2006 Inclusion of Critical Patch Updates on both the database and application tiers for HP-UX Itanium bundles.
December 2005 Certification of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 and Enterprise Server 9.
July 2005 Initial release of 11.5.10.2 (CU2)

 


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