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  Installing Grid Control ( on RHEL 5 with 11g Database Repository — (03-May-2009)

Installing and configuring Oracle Enterprise 10g Manager Grid Control has never 
been a straightforward task. The product itself is an overly complex and 
fragile web application with a considerable number of bugs. What makes matters 
worse is that the documentation for installing Enterprise Manager 10g Grid 
Control is truly lacking. For many, the installation will consist of scattered 
bits and pieces found on My Oracle Support and from performing numerous Google 

In an attempt to put all of the pieces together to successfully install and 
configure the latest release of Grid Control (, I published a 
step-by-step instruction guide. This guide will walk the reader through setting 
up the Linux O/S, performing prerequisite tasks, downloading the required 
software, installing and patching Grid Control, configuring the newly installed 
Grid Control environment, and finally how to verify the Grid Control components 
are working properly.

The configuration will consist of the following components:

* Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control Release 5 - (
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 - (CentOS 5.3)
* Using an Existing 11g Database for the Management Repository

The newly published article can be found at:

Installing Grid Control ( on RHEL 5 with 11g Database Repository

Jeffrey M. Hunter, OCP
Sr. Database Administrator