Sunday, June 13, 2010

Added a new page to my blog

Writing a blog is also new to me. Today I managed to add a page with some screen captures to my blog. It is about Installation of Oracle VM VirtualBox. It is not that complex after all, but it can be enlightening for people that are new to Oracle VM VirtualBox. I also want to make a page like that for creating a VM VirtualBox Machine with Oracle Enterprise Linux and another for preparing OEL 5.5 for installation of EBS R12.

I noticed the transation of Sun VirtualBox to Oracle VM VirtualBox, or is it just me that notices this only now?

Continuing perparing OEL5.5 for EBS R12 installation

I still did not finish preparing Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.5 for installation of EBS R12. Two weeks ago I made some progress but had no time to blog it. Here a short notice from my activities while continuing 'Oracle Applications Installation and Upgrade Notes Release 12 (12.1.1) for Linux x86-64 [ID 761566.1]':

==== > JavaSE (JDK) 6
I spent quite some time on downloading and installing JDK 6 for OEL 5.5, but at the end collegea Arnoud Roth told me that this was not necessary. This will be installed when installing EBS!

==== Patching Oracle Applications
Here the manual was very confusing. It stated 'Note: When querying for Oracle Applications Release 12 patches on My Oracle Support and selecting Linux x86-64 in the Platform dropdown list, it will re-direct you to a Linux x86 patch. This patch may be applied to both 32-bit and 64-bit Linux operating systems.' I looked at Oracle Support for a patch but could not find one.
Finally I posted a message in the E-Business Suite forum 'Technology - LCM: R12 Install/Upgrade'. Helios answered this this is just a note that when a patch is needed I have to think about the version and I don't need to care about this NOTE for my installation. Thanks Helios.

==== Kernel Settings
Added the following lines to /etc/sysctl.conf
# lines added to /etc/sysctl.conf for installation of EBS R12
kernel.sem = 256 32000 100 142
kernel.shmmni = 4096
kernel.msgmni = 2878
fs.file-max = 131072
net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 10000 65000
net.core.rmem_default = 262144
net.core.rmem_max = 4194304
net.core.wmem_default = 262144
net.core.wmem_max = 262144

==== Domain Name System (DNS) Resolver Parameters
Added the following lines to /etc/resolv.conf
options attempts:5
options timeout:15

==== Verifying Host Names
/etc/hosts file is Ok
/etc/sysconfig/network file is Ok
No file /etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/default/network (is Ok)

==== Modifying the Number of Open File Descriptors
Added the following lines to /etc/security/limits.conf
# Added for installation of EBS R12
* hard nofile 65535
* soft nofile 4096
* hard nproc 16384
* soft nproc 2047


==== OS Library Patch for Oracle HTTP Server
Looking for patch 6078836
On My support look for Platform is Linux x86 (you won’t find it using platform Linux x86-64)

Download patch. Unzip the file.
cp /usr/lib

==== Link to Motif library in Oracle Application Server 10.1.2