Oracle Database Installation (Part 2 of 3) – Y U NO run the Installer?

Continuing from Oracle Database Installation (Part 1 of 3)

Being a host-only network, an alternative to using shared folders on VirtualBox is to simply use Winscp to copy files across. I copied the Grid and database installation files from the host system into /stage.


Before anything, I checked if the DISPLAY is set. As the oracle user,

$ xclock

By default it should appear on screen right away, however if there’s an error in opening the Display, login as root and,

$ xhost +

This would disable the access control for all users

$ ./runInstaller

Unzip the grid installation files into the same folder and run the installer. Most values were left as default, save for the following:

1. Installation type > Install and Configure Grid for a Standalone Server
2. Disk Group DATA > Selected ASMDISK01, ASMDISK02, ASMDISK03, ASMDISK04
3. Specify same password for SYS and ASMSNMP
4. Privileged OS Groups > All set to dba
5. ‘Fix and Check’ prerequisite issues and ignore the rest
6. Save Response file

Note: SELinux had blocked the root script from executing on a previous installation, reason why SELinux was set to Permissive.

To create the Disk Group FRA,

$ . oraenv
The Oracle base for ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/grid is /u01/app/oracle

$ asmca

Created FRA using ASMDISK05, ASMDISK06, ASMDISK07, ASMDISK08 and set to External Redundancy.

To verify diskgroups:

$ asmcmd
ASMCMD> lsdg


Unzip the database installation files and run the Installer. Again, with the exception of a few, most values are left as default.

1. Install database software only
2. Privileged OS Groups > Select dba for both
3. Save response file
4. When executing root script, do NOT overwrite existing values
5. Close the installer


About Abhimanyu 'Jay' Jana

Rookie Oracle DBA
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