Oracle Applications ( Installation on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

In this article;  i will try to explain step by step Oracle Application installation R11.5.10.2  on Red Hat Linux 4

A. Before start installation:

1. The installation of  E-Business Suite R11 needs minimum of 2G swap, secure Linux disabled and the following package groups installed:

  • X Window System
  • GNOME Desktop Environment
  • Editors
  • Graphical Internet
  • Server Configuration Tools
  • Development Tools
  • Administration Tools
  • System Tools

I strongly suggest , choose  “install everything” option while you are making Redhat Enterprise Linux installation. Its little hard to try install-add some rpms and other tools on Redhat Enterprise Linux.In this article, i assume that you have been installed everything.

2.The installation size of Oracle E-Business Suite R11 is:

  • 57 GB for a fresh install with a production database:

Application tier file system – 26 GB
Database tier file system (fresh install with a production database) – 31 GB

  • 91 GB for a fresh install with a Vision Demo database.

Application tier file system – 26 GB
Database tier file system (fresh install with a production database) – 65 GB

3. Create stage area folder:

You need to setups file for can make Oracle E-Business Suite R11 installation. You can use site for can download Oracle E-Business Suite the lastest version.

PS: It’s not avaliable to download Oracle E-Business Suite R11 setup file from for a now. If you need setups file please log a SR(service request) or please contact with your local office)

Oracle E-Business Suite R11 setup files almost have 31 GB size.

You can create stage folder by following:

Oracle E-Business Suite R11 installation manualPage 1-14 Setting Up the Stage Area


Put all the files under one directory (i.e. /data/R11stage), and extract all the files under the same directory and give it 777 permission For instance:

[root@test]# mkdir /data/R11Stage

[root@test]# chown –R 777 /data/R11Stage

[root@test]#  cd /data/R11Stage

For  Start Here DVD create below:

mkdir startCD

For APPL_TOP DVD create below:

mkdir oraApps

For RDBMS DVD create below:

mkdir oraDB

For Tools DVD create below:

mkdir oraiAS

For Databases DVD create below:

mkdir oraAppDB

Before start to  installation, i strongly suggest check below:

MD5 Checksums for 11i10.2 Rapid Install Media [ID 316843.1] note for can observe you have any problem wiht your stage or not(Corrupted zip etc)

In this article, i assume you have installed everything on you Redhat Enterprise Linux installation.

For related  requiriments(tools&rmp etc) please follow below:

Installing Oracle Applications: A Guide to Using Rapid Install

B. Installation steps preparings:

1. Download two additional packages from Metalink Patch 4198954.
2. Create one directory under /data/pre-request-rpm
3. Upload this zip file to your server path (/data/pre-request-rpm)
4. Unzip zip file as:

[root@test]# cd /data/ pre-request-rpm

[root@test pre-request-rpm]# unzip

[root@test pre-request-rpm]# ls

[root@test pre-request-rpm]# 4198954

[root@test pre-request-rpm]# cd 4198954

[root@test pre-request-rpm]# cd 4198954

[root@test 4198954]# rpm -Uvh compat-oracle-rhel4-1*

[root@test 4198954]# rpm -Uvh compat-libcwait-2*

5. Edit Host file:

The /etc/hosts file must contain a fully qualified name for the server:

<IP-address>  <fully-qualified-machine-name>  <machine-name>


[root@test]# more /etc/hosts       localhost.localdomain   localhost

Open your hosts file wiht editor(I will use vi editor in this article),put your info in this file and save it. In this article my localhost will be test, my localdomain will be

PS: If you are using standalone server or pc you can give use any domain name you want. But if your server or pc on any domain you must use localdomain.

[root@test]# vi  /etc/hosts       localhost.localdomain   localhost

10.100.x.x  test

6. Set Kernel Parameters:

Add following line in end of the  /etc/sysctl.conf file.

[root@test]# vi  /etc/ sysctl.conf

#R11 kernel settings

kernel.shmmax = 2147483648

kernel.shmmni = 100

kernel.shmall = 2097152

# semaphores: semmsl, semmns, semopm, semmni

kernel.sem = 100 256 100 100

fs.file-max = 327679

#full qualified hostname(format is host.localdomain)

kernel.hostname   = test.helios .com

#correct domain name !!

kernel.domainname =

After this steps you must set your new settings wiht below command:

/sbin/sysctl –p

7. Edit /etc/security/limits.conf:

Add the following lines to the /etc/security/limits.conf file:

[root@test]# vi  /etc/ security/limits.conf

* soft nofile 65536

* hard nofile 65536

* soft nproc 16384

* hard nproc 1638

8. Create user and group for installation and give permission to /var/tmp/.oracle (if its exist):

[root@test]# groupadd dba

[root@test]# useradd –g dba  –d  /home/appltest appltest

[root@test]#useradd –g dba  -d /home /oratest oratest

[root@test]# chmod 777 /var/tmp/.oracle

We will use appltest to can manage Application Tier and we will use oratest for can manage Database Tier. Our installation folder will be TEST,also our SID will be TEST.

9. Create folder for Oracle E-Business Suite R11 installation

Firstly,  i want to show you my mount point size of server

[root@test]# df –h

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted
/dev/cciss/c0d0p6 355G 55G 300G 6% /data

As you can see i have 300 GB free space, so i will create my stage folder and my installation folder on this mount point.

[root@test]# cd /data

[root@test data ]#mkdir  TEST

In this article i will make Fresh Installation(Normaly, If i will make DEMO installation, I like to call installation  folder  VIS, if i will make fresh installation(TEST or PROD) i like to call installation folder  TEST or PROD)

Give 777 to installation folder

[root@test]# chmod 777 /data/TEST

Wiht Oracle E-Business Suite R11 installation there are 5 folder comes by default. Those folder:

From application tier:




From db tier:



For example:

If we are going to give SID=TEST in installation, our folder will be:

Applicatio tier: testappl ,testcomn, testdora

Database tier: testdata, testdb

Now we have 2 options here.

Option 1:

Create related folder for Application and Database tier(optional)

If we want to put application tier installation folder  together(also database tier instalaltion folder) together we can create 2 subfolders under my main installation folder TEST.

[root@test]# cd /data/TEST

[root@test TEST]# mkdir apps

[root@test TEST]#mkdir db

We must give permisson to our user for can make installation of those folder

[root@test]# chown  –R appltest:dba /data/TEST/apps

[root@test]# chown  –R oratest:dba /data/TEST/db

Option two:

Just create TEST folder and give it 777 and use it for installation and upper folders will be created under this main folder.

1o. I assume that you will not make installation on server room, you will try to make installation on your local laptop or on your pc. So we need to set our xdisplay settings. If this is your first time on server you need to start vncviwer services,before start sevices please follow below steps:

Open  /root/.vnc/xstartup file with vi and edit it as:

[root@test]# vi  /root/.vnc/xstartup

Delete # from below lines


exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc

[root@test]# service vncserver status <<if it return  not running result,than

[root@test]# service vncserver start

Starting VNC server: [  OK  ]

If first time you are starting VNCSERVER after your Red Hat installation, than you need to give password can connect from your local machine

[root@test]# vncserver

[root@test]# export DISPLAY=localhost:1.0

[root@test]#xhost+ << it should return below line

Access control disabled,  client can connect from any hosts

11. Set LD_ASSUME_KERNEL and start installation

[root@test]#LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.19; export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL

[root@test]#cd /Stage11i/startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz/


12. Open your vncviewer from your local machine and follow installation wizard (if you dont have this program please download it from

C. Installation wizard steps:

When you run vncviewer from your local,than you will see below screens,

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