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Installing Oracle10gAS Release 2 - (Windows)

by Jeff Hunter, Sr. Database Administrator


Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Installation Types
  3. Server Configuration
  4. Downloading the Software
  5. Infrastructure Install
  6. Midtier Install


Overview

This article provides the basic steps and instructions for installing Oracle10gAS on the Microsoft Windows operating environment. Please keep in mind that this article should not be considered a substitution for completing reading and understanding the official installation guide and release notes from Oracle.


Installation Types

As with Oracle9iAS, you have four installation types for Oracle10gAS:

For the purpose of this article, I will be installing and configuring a Business Intelligence and Forms installation type as well as the required Infrastructure installation. Both instances will be installed on the same MS Windows server.



Server Configuration

As already mentioned, I will be performing a Business Intelligence and Forms installation type as well as the required Infrastructure installation. Both instances will be installed on the same MS Windows server. Before detailing the tasks required for installing both instances, let's first look at the hardware and operating environment we will be using:

Server Configuration
Server Hardware Dell Dimension 8200 Series (400MHz FSB)
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 1.8 GHz
1.5 Gb Total Memory
60 GB Hard Drive
Operating System Windows XP Professional / SP 1
ORACLE_BASE C:\oracle
ORACLE_HOME (Infrastructure) Name:        10gASInfrastructure
Location:    C:\oracle\10gASInfra
ORACLE_HOME (Business Intelligence and Forms) Name:        10gASMidtier
Location:    C:\oracle\10gASMidtier



Downloading the Software

It is now time to download and extract the Oracle Application Server 10g Software for Microsoft Windows. The software can be downloaded from Oracle's Technology Network web site otn.oracle.com.

NOTE: If you do not currently have an account with Oracle OTN, you will need to create one. This is a FREE account!

For this article, I will be downloading Oracle10gAS Enterprise Edition from the following:

Oracle Application Server 10g (9.0.4)
(Java, Standard, and Enterprise Edition)

Download and extract the above three files to a temporary directory. This will be the staging area where you will be installing Oracle10gAS from.

After extracting the three files, you should now have three directories called "Disk1, Disk2 and Disk3" containing the Oracle10gAS installation files:

/Disk1
/Disk2
/Disk3



Infrastructure Install

On Microsoft Windows, there are no environment variables that need to be configured before starting the install. The installation of all Oracle10gAS components use the familiar Oracle Universal Installer (OUI).

To start the installation process, change to the directory Disk1 (from the extracted archive files in the previous section) and execute the setup.exe command:

C:\OraInstall\Disk1> setup.exe

    Starting Oracle Universal Installer ...

    Checking requirements...

    Checking operating system version: must be 4.0, 5.0, 5.1 or 5.2.
    Actual 5.1                                      Passed

    Checking monitor: must be configured to display at least 256 colors.
    Actual 4294967296    Passed
    Checking swap space: must be greater than 1535 MB.
    Actual 2048MB    Passed

    All requirements met.

    Preparing to launch Oracle Universal Installer from 
    C:\DOCUME~1\jhunter\LOCALS~1\Temp\OraInstall2004-09-21_11-44-53PM.
    Please wait ...
After successfully starting the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI), you can follow through with the installation of the Infrastructure as shown in the following screen shots.

Screen 1: - Welcome Screen

Hit the <Next> button.


Screen 2: - Specify File Locations

Enter the Name and Location for the Infrastructure install and hit the <Next> button.


Screen 3: - Select a Product to Install

Select the "OracleAS Infrastructure 10g" option and hit the <Next> button.


Screen 4: - Select Installation Type

Select the "Identity Management and OracleAS Metadata Repository" option and hit the <Next> button.

NOTE: After hitting the <Next> button on my installation, I was prompted with a dialog box indicating that several components are not certified for Windows XP. Since this is a testing server, I simply hit <OK> to continue with the installation.


Screen 5: - Preview of Steps for Infrastructure Installation

Review the steps that the OUI will perform when installing the Infrastructure and hit the <Next> button.


Screen 6: - Select Configuration Options

Select the components you want to configure. By default, the recommended components to configure are already checked. I leave the defaults and hit the <Next> button.


Screen 7: - Specify Namespace in Internet Directory

In most cases, you can leave this option set to its default. It will use the hostname and domain for your server. In my case, I wanted to override this and use a Custom Namespace of idevelopment.info. Select your option and hit the <Next> button.


Screen 8: - Database Identification

This screen allows you to name the Oracle9i database (repository) that will be used to store metadata for the Infrastructure. Keep in mind that Oracle requires you to specify a domain name for the Global Database Name. I appended the idevelopment.info domain name. You should select the appropriate domain name for your environment. Hit the <Next> button.


Screen 9: - Set SYS and SYSTEM Passwords

This screen requires you to enter a password to be used for the SYS and SYSTEM account for the repository database. Enter a valid password and hit the <Next> button.


Screen 10: - Database File Location

Enter the directory name where Oracle should put all database files, control files, and online redo log files for the repository database. I typically keep the default selection. Hit the <Next> button.


Screen 11: - Database Character Set

Enter the Character Set you would like to use for the repository database. I typically keep the default selection. Hit the <Next> button.


Screen 12: - Specify Instance Name and ias_admin Password

This is an important screen. Here you will provide the name of the Infrastructure instance and then provide a password for the ias_admin user id. In this example, I name the Infrastructure instance the same name as the OUI Name for this installation which is 10gASInfrastructure. Also, make sure to take note of the password you provide for the ias_admin user id. You will need this password for managing the Infrastructure instance. Hit the <Next> button.


Screen 13: - Summary

Review the summary screen and hit the <Install> button to begin the installation process.


Installation Process

The OUI provides a screen that allows you to monitor the installation process. This process can take a long time to complete depending on the speed of your server.


Configuration Assistants

Once the installation is complete, the OUI starts the configuration assistants used to set up the application server components. This process configures and deploys those components.


End of Installation

Once all of the configuration assistants have successfully completed, the OUI will display the End of Installation screen. At this point, you should take note of the server ports that have been configured to connect to the Infrastructure Instance and its Oracle Enterprise Manager Application Server Control. The OUI will also log this port information to the ORACLE_HOME\Apache\Apache\setupinfo.txt file.

You can point your browser to the addresses shown to login to the Infrastructure Instance and the Oracle Enterprise Manager Application Server Control. For my installation, I want to test both addresses by using the following:

  • Infrastructure Instance

    http://bartman.idevelopment.info:7777

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Application Server Control

    http://bartman.idevelopment.info:1810

Once you have verified that the Infrastructure Instance and the Oracle Enterprise Manager Application Server Control are working, you should go back to the OUI End of Installation screen and hit the <Exit> button.



Midtier Install

After successfully installing, configuring and verifing the Infrastructure Instance installation, you are now ready to install the application server middle tier. We will be installing the largest of the three types of application server installs - the Business Intelligence and Forms installation type.

Also in our configuration, we will be installing the application server middle tier on the same physical server as the Infrastructure instance.

NOTE: Previous versions of Oracle Application Server required you to shut down the Oracle Enterprise Manager web site. This is no longer a requirement with Oracle10gAS. The application server installation process will install over a fully running infrastructure. In most cases, you can simply exit the OUI from the Infrastructure install and restart the installation process for the application server install.

To start the installation process for the application server, change to the same Disk1 directory you used for the Infrastructure install and execute the setup.exe command:

C:\OraInstall\Disk1> setup.exe

    Starting Oracle Universal Installer ...

    Checking requirements...

    Checking operating system version: must be 4.0, 5.0, 5.1 or 5.2.
    Actual 5.1                                      Passed

    Checking monitor: must be configured to display at least 256 colors.
    Actual 4294967296    Passed
    Checking swap space: must be greater than 1535 MB.
    Actual 2048MB    Passed

    All requirements met.

    Preparing to launch Oracle Universal Installer from 
    C:\DOCUME~1\jhunter\LOCALS~1\Temp\OraInstall2004-09-22_13-09-52PM.
    Please wait ...
After successfully starting the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI), you can follow through with the installation of the Application Server as shown in the following screen shots.

Screen 1: - Welcome Screen

Hit the <Next> button.


Screen 2: - Specify File Locations

Enter the Name and Location for the Application Server Midtier install and hit the <Next> button.


Screen 3: - Select a Product to Install

Select the "Oracle Application Server 10g" option and hit the <Next> button.


Screen 4: - Select Installation Type

Select the "Business Intelligence and Forms" option and hit the <Next> button.

NOTE: After hitting the <Next> button on my installation, I was prompted with a dialog box indicating that several components are not certified for Windows XP. Since this is a testing server, I simply hit <OK> to continue with the installation.



Screen 5: - Preview of Steps for Middle Tier Installation

Review the steps that the OUI will perform when installing the Application Server Middle Tier and hit the <Next> button.


Screen 6: - Select Configuration Options

Select the components you want to have configured for the Application Server Middle Tier after the installation is complete. None the options are selected by default. For this example, I will want to select to have every component configured by the OUI. Keep in mind that if you do not want to have the OUI configure any of options at the end of the installation, you can still manually configure them at any time. Hit the <Next> button.


Screen 7: - Register with Oracle Internet Directory

To register this instance with the Oracle Internet Directory (OID) that was configured in the Infrastucture instance, supply the hostname and port of the OID instance. Enter your options and hit the <Next> button.


Screen 8: - Specify Login for Oracle Internet Directory

The Super Username for Oracle Internet Directory should be cn=orcladmin while the password should be whatever you used for the ias_admin Hit the <Next> button.


Screen 9: - Select OracleAS 10g Metadata Repository

The Metadata Repository that was configured should be the only selection available in this screen. Ensure that it is selected and hit the <Next> button.


Screen 10: - Provide Outgoing Mail Server Information

Enter the the name of our outgoing Mail Server. This is required for configuring the Oracle Application Server Reports Service. Hit the <Next> button.


Screen 11: - Specify Instance Name and ias_admin Password

This is an important screen. Here you will provide the name of the Application Server Midtier Instance and then provide a password for the ias_admin user id. In this example, I name the Application Server Instance the same name as the OUI Name for this installation which is 10gASMidtier. Also, make sure to take note of the password you provide for the ias_admin user id. You will need this password for managing the Application Server Middle Tier Instance. Hit the <Next> button.


Screen 12: - Summary

Review the summary screen and hit the <Install> button to begin the installation process.


Installation Process

The OUI provides a screen that allows you to monitor the installation process. This process can take a long time to complete depending on the speed of your server.


Configuration Assistants

Once the installation is complete, the OUI starts the configuration assistants used to set up the application server components. This process configures and deploys those components.


End of Installation

Once all of the configuration assistants have successfully completed, the OUI will display the End of Installation screen. At this point, you should take note of the server ports that have been configured to connect to the Application Server Middle Tier Instance and its Oracle Enterprise Manager Application Server Control. The OUI will also log this port information to the ORACLE_HOME\Apache\Apache\setupinfo.txt file.

You can point your browser to the addresses shown to login to the Infrastructure Instance and the Oracle Enterprise Manager Application Server Control. For my installation, I want to test both addresses by using the following:

  • Application Server Middle Tier Instance

    http://bartman.idevelopment.info

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Application Server Control

    http://bartman.idevelopment.info:1812

Once you have verified that the Application Server Middle Tier Instance and the Oracle Enterprise Manager Application Server Control are working, you should go back to the OUI End of Installation screen and hit the <Exit> button.



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