Monday, May 24, 2010

Setting up the environment

I Installed the newest version from Sun VirtualBox 3.2.0 for Windows hosts ( I created a virtual environment:
- OS type: Red Hat (64 bit)
- Base memory: 1999 MB
- Processors: 1
- Storage: Fixed, 300GB

Inside this virtual environment I installed Oracle Enterprise Linux Release 5 Update 5. I downloaded from the x86 64 bit version. Choose the 'Enterprise Linux Release 5 Update 5 for x86_64 (64 Bit) - DVD' (V20665-01). That is a 3.3G iso-file that can be used when starting up the virtual environment. It was pretty much pressing next, next, next, ... but I installed some extra's I thought of it would be necessary / usefull, but I have no evidence if that is really the case. My extra's:
- Sets of software: Software Development and Web Server (KE, Java Development, DNS Name Server, FTP Server, Mail Server, Windows File server
- Firewall: FTP, Mail (SMTP), SSH, Samba
- Created a user oracle/oracle

It took me a lot of time to instal the Guest Additions in the VirtualBox. This was necessary because I had already downloaded 51.3 GB from for installing EBS R12 (Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.?.? Media Pack v? for Linux x86-64-bit). It was on 26 february 2010. So I don't know the exact version it is. I don't think it will be 12.1.1, but I will see.
Without the Guest Additions it is not possible to share folders! The trick was to enable the VBoxGuestAddtions.iso at the CD/DVD devices. Afer that I was able to install the To share a folder you heave to set this up in the VirtualBox: Devices > Shared Folders... Add a shared folder and 'Make Permanent'. In Linux create a folder (e.g. /tmp/share) and mount the share to it: mount -t vboxsf Share /tmp/share (Share is the name of the Share folder). I made screenprints. I will post them later.

After OEL 5.5 was installed I downloaded from the latest Oracle Applications Installation and Upgrade Notes Release 12 (12.1.1) for Linux x86-64 [ID 761566.1]. So now Iam preparring the environment for installation of Oracle EBS. Until now I added two additional packages (downloaded from
rpm --install --replacefiles --nodeps openmotif21-2.1.30-11.EL5.i386.rpm
rpm --install --replacefiles --nodeps xorg-x11-libs-compat-6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.1.i38.rpm

To be continued

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Welcome to my blog. This is my first post. I want to start with installing EBS R12 in a Sun VirtualBox with Oracle Enterprise Linux as guest OS. First I have to find out what are suitable parameters for memory size and disk size. My Lenovo T61 laptop is running 64 bits Windows 7 with 4 GB of internal memory and I want to use a 1 TB external disk (Western Digital My Book).