In this article; i will try to explain step by step Oracle Application installation R12.1.1  on Oracle Solaris SPARC (64-bit)

Please follow below steps to prepare your server before installation:

1. System check:

Use the following command to check the operating system version:

$ uname -r

Use the following command to check the maintenance update level:

$ cat /etc/release

2. Required Patches:

Solaris 10 (5.10) 125100-04 or higher
120473-05 or higher
127111-02 or higher
137111-04 or higher

3.  Required Packages:

Solaris 9 (5.9), 10 (5.10)  SUNWuiu8

4. JDK 6 Requirements
JDK 6 is bundled with Oracle E-Business Suite Applications version 12.1.1.

5. Software Requirements

The following maintenance tools must be installed on all machines, and their locations specified both in the PATH of the account that runs Rapid Install and in the PATH of the accounts that will own the database tier and application tier file systems.

  • ar
  • ld
  • make
  • X Display Server

6. Other Requirements
ulimit Value Settings
Verify that the owner of the Oracle Application Server and Oracle Database server file systems have the following ‘ulimit’ values:

time (seconds) = unlimited
file (blocks) = unlimited
data (kbytes) = unlimited
stack (kbytes) = unlimited
memory (kbytes) = unlimited
coredump (blocks) = unlimited
nofiles (descriptors) = 65536

Use the following command to check the ulimit settings:

$ ulimit -a

7.  Kernel settings:

Check the /etc/system file to verify the kernel settings.

Solaris 10 (5.10) rlim_fd_max 65536
noexec_user_stack 1
semsys:seminfo_semmni 100
semsys:seminfo_semmsl 256
shmsys:shminfo_shmmax 4294967295
shmsys:shminfo_shmmni 100

8. Host Names Settings

Verify that the /etc/hosts file is formatted as follows: localhost.localdomain localhost
<ip_address> <node_name>.<domain_name> <node_name>

9. Give 777 permisson to .oracle

chmod 777 /var/tmp/.oracle

10. The installation size of Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1.1 is:

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

Application tier file system – 35 GB (For HP-UX Itanium 50 Gb)
Database tier file system – 55 GB

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

Application tier file system – 35 GB
Database tier file system–208 GB (For HP-UX Itanium 210 Gb)

11. Create stage area folder:

You need to setups file for can make Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1 installation. You can use site for can download Oracle E-Business Suite the lastest version.

Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1 setup files almost have 50 GB size(with NLS patch)

You can create stage folder by following:

Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1 installation manualPage 1-14 Setting Up the Stage Area


Put all the files under one directory (i.e. /data/R12stage), and extract all the files under the same directory and give it to 777 permission

For instance:

[root@test]# mkdir /data/R12Stage

[root@test]# chown –R 777 /data/R12Stage

[root@test]#  cd /data/R12Stage

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 R12.1.1 Rapid Install Media [ID 802195.1] note for can observe you have any problem wiht your stage or not(Corrupted zip etc)

12. Create user and group for installation:

[root@test]# groupadd dba

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

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

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.

13. Create folder for Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1.1 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

Option one:

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 application and db tier’s folders will be created under this main folder.

14. Now you can start installation from startCD folder via running ./rapidwiz

You can find installation screen shoot on my previous post which is avaliable on here


Oracle Applications Installation and Upgrade Notes Release 12 (12.1.1) for Sun Solaris SPARC (64-bit) [ID 761568.1]

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Installation Guidelines [ID 405565.1]