Install Tips For Oracle9iAS On Windows
April 8, 2004
"I'm an Oracle developer who wants to get into
some of the "newer" technologies that Oracle offers. I
want to get Oracle 9iAS, Portal, Forms services etc up
and running on my PC. I'm going to get a PC that can
handle this. Do you have any articles on how to install
IAS on a single PC running Windows NT, XP etc?
I just want to get the stuff working without
having all the hassle of knowing all the fiddly bits
that DBAs have to learn. I'm a bit apprehensive of
trying to do this because I can see numerous late nights
getting TCP/IP port settings correct and never getting
it working! I'm not really interested in all that stuff
really - but I just want to get it installed (if
possible), so I can start
If you're looking for a straightforward set of
instructions for installation Oracle 9iAS R2 on Windows,
Oracle 9iAS 18.104.22.168.1 Installation Cookbook available on
MOSC that should be useful.
In addition, the best source of comprehensive install
instructions I've found is actually the online
Microsoft Windows Installation Guide available on OTN.
My golden rules to remember when doing a 9iASr2 install are
- Make sure your PC has at least 1GB of RAM and about
20GB of free disk space.
- Make sure your PC has a fully qualified
hostname.domain name, like officepc.rittman.net
- Make sure your PC has a static IP address, i.e. the
IP address isn't assigned via DHCP
- Install the infrastructure layer first, write down
the passwords you use, then check everything still works
after a reboot (i.e. the EMWebsite comes up and the OC4J
instances actually start up
- Then install the mid-tier layer, refer back to the
password you used, then check everything still works
after a reboot.
- Put some scripts together to selectively start up,
stop and restart the
OC4J instances you actually need to use (i.e. don't
start them all, as you'll waste too much memory)
- Read up on
oidmon and oidctl, and work out how to stop and
start OID. If your PC crashes and 9iAS did not shut down
cleanly, you often need to cleanly shut down OID using
oidctl before you can then restart the 9iAS components.
- Apply the 22.214.171.124 patchset as soon as possible, as
the base unpatched install has a
issue that can mean you have to reinstall everything
DCM repository gets corrupted (all too easy when you
EMWebsite to control the OC4J instances)
- Read up on the
different layers in the 9iAS architecture - 9iAS
only starts to make sense once you've worked out what
OID, OPMN, DCM, OC4J, Portal, EMWebsite and so on
actually do. It's well worth it if you want to really
start to work with 9ias.
- And finally, consider installing
Oracle Application Server 10g when it comes out for
Windows - reports on the Unix versions say that it's
much easier to install and manage that 9iAS.