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The CRS services should be
running, before beginning installation of the Oracle RAC Database
1. From the CD or from the
software location, launch the runInstaller command.
2. When the OUI displays the
Welcome page, click Next, and the OUI displays the Specify File
Locations page as seen in Figure 6.17. In this example, Oracle Home
has been set to /u01/app/oracle/product/10g/db_1. The Source field
on the Specify File Locations page is pre-populated with the path to
the file Oracle Database 10g products.xml.
Note: Do not install
Oracle Database 10g with RAC software into the same home in which
the CRS software is installed.
Figure 6.17: Specify Oracle Home
3. Next, the Specify Hardware
Cluster Installation Mode page is presented. This is where an
installation mode is selected. The Cluster Installation mode is
selected by default when the OUI detects that the installation is
being performed on a cluster. In addition, the local node is always
selected for the installation. Select additional nodes that are to
be part of this installation session. In this example, three nodes
in the cluster have been selected.
Figure 6.18: Specify Cluster
4. After clicking Next on the
Specify Hardware Cluster Installation page, the OUI verifies that
the Oracle home directory is writable on the remote nodes and that
the remote nodes are operating. The OUI also re-validates user
5. On the Install Type page,
select Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition, or Custom Install type.
Figure 6.19: Specify
6. Then the OUI displays the
Prerequisite Check page. The Prerequisite Check page verifies the
operating system kernel parameters or attributes and validates the
ORACLE_BASE location etc.
Figure 6.20: Specify Database
7. Next, select the Database
Configuration desired. Optionally, the creation of the starter
database can be skipped, as shown below in Figure 6.21. We wanted to
install only the software and not build a starter database at this
time, therefore we selected, ?do not create a starter database?
Figure 6.21: Specify Database
From this point, installation
progress will be indicated by a progress bar.
However, if the starter database
option is selected, there will be more selection pages. In the
Database Configuration Options page, enter a global database name. A
global database name is a name that includes the database name and
database domain, such as db.us.acme.com. SID names automatically
Next, OUI displays the Database
Management Option for Database Control page where Grid or Local
Database Control can be specified. If Grid Control is selected, Grid
Management Server should be running and be accessible.
After that, OUI displays the
Data Storage Option page. The following options are presented:
* Automatic Storage Management (ASM)
where the disk partition locations can be specified.
* File System where the full
path of the location for the data files destination on the shared or
cluster file system can be specified.
* Raw devices - specify a
location for the raw device mapping file.
Next, the progress bar is shown.
Figure 6.22: Installation in
In the end, the OUI displays a
prompt to run the root.sh script on all the selected nodes to start
the Virtual Internet Protocol Configuration Assistant (VIPCA) and
display the VIPCA Welcome page. Before running root.sh, make sure
that the display environment variables are properly set. It may be
more convenient to launch the VIPCA later to formulate the
appropriate services. However, note that the VIP has to be
configured before starting the DBCA to create the Database.
Figure 6.23: Installation
Virtual IP Configuration
Assistant is launched by vipca command:
Figure 6.24: VIP Configuration
In the next page, provide the
Virtual IP address, the node name, and the Virtual IP address, which
will be used later by the HA services functionality. Finally, as
shown the in the next figure, VIP application resources, GSD
resources, ONS application resources and Enterprise Manager Agent
Application resources are created.
Figure 6.25: VIP Resources
Assistants shown below (GUI
interface tools) can be launched at any time.
* Net Configuration Assistant (NetCA)
* Database Configuration
* Virtual Internet Protocol
Configuration Assistant (VIPCA)
Finally, OUI displays the
completion page and also shows the port numbers associated with
isqlplus and Ultra Search Tool etc.
Figure 6.26: End of Installation
Next will be the creation of the
Database by using the DBCA.