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In this post, I will be detailing the Oracle 12c database installation process making use of the guest Virtual Machine we have created on post Upgrading OCM 11g to OCM 12c (Series) 2 - Building your Study Lab.
This will most likely be the shortest post of all as most of the foundation work has been done on previous posts. The installation of the database software itself is pretty simple.
Prior to installing the Oracle Database Software, it is recommended that you get familiar with the following topics from the Oracle Database Documentation:
Let’s get started!
We will be making use of the shared folders we setup earlier to copy the installation files into the VM.
|$ cd /media|
$ cd sf_Oracle_Software/
$ cd OCM\ 12c\ Upgrade/
$ cp -v linuxamd64_12102_database_1of2.zip linuxamd64_12102_database_2of2.zip /u01/app/software/
$ cd /u01/app/software/
$ unzip linuxamd64_12102_database_1of2.zip
$ unzip linuxamd64_12102_database_2of2.zip
drwxr-xr-x. 7 oracle oinstall 4096 Jul 7 2014 database
drwxr-xr-x. 7 grid oinstall 4096 Jul 7 2014 grid
-rwxr-x---. 1 oracle oinstall 1673544724 Dec 3 15:41 linuxamd64_12102_database_1of2.zip
-rwxr-x---. 1 oracle oinstall 1014530602 Dec 3 15:41 linuxamd64_12102_database_2of2.zip
-rwxr-x---. 1 grid oinstall 1747043545 Nov 25 17:09 linuxamd64_12102_grid_1of2.zip
-rwxr-x---. 1 grid oinstall 646972897 Nov 25 17:09 linuxamd64_12102_grid_2of2.zip
-- Removing the grid directory to free up some space
$ cd database
We are installing the database software only as the database creation itself will be covered on a subsequent post.
I am ignoring the Swap Size since this is an installation for a Study Lab.
The following environment variables are set as:
Enter the full pathname of the local bin directory: [/usr/local/bin]:
Entries will be added to the /etc/oratab file as needed by
That’s it for now.
On the next post, I will be taking us through the exam topic create and manage pluggable databases.
Many thanks to Alex Zaballa who already sent me his study notes on this next subject, which is a quite large topic to be covered.
In the next few days, I will be compiling information from a few sources in order to create a concise post.