Oracle Applications (12.1.1) Installation on RHEL 5

In this article; i will try to explain step by step Oracle Application installation R12.1.1  on RHEL  5


Oracle Applications Installation and Upgrade Notes Release 12 (12.1.1) for Linux x86 [ID 761564.1]
Oracle Applications Installation Guide: Using Rapid Install

A. Before start installation:

1. The installation of  E-Business Suite R12.1.1 needs, secure Linux disabled and the following package groups installed:

  • ar
  • gcc
  • g++
  • ld
  • ksh
  • make
  • X Display Server

I strongly suggest , try to  “install everything” while you are making RHEL installation. Its little hard to try install-add some rpms and other tools on RHEL.

In this article, i assume that you have been installed everything.

2.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)

3. 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)

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

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

Oracle Applications Installation Guide: Using Rapid Install

B. Installation steps preparings:

1. 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

2. Set Kernel Parameters:

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

[root@test]# vi  /etc/ sysctl.conf

#R12.1.1 kernel settings

kernel.shmall = 2097152

kernel.shmmax = 4294967295

kernel.shmmni = 4096

# semaphores: semmsl, semmns, semopm, semmni

kernel.sem = 256 32000 100 142

fs.file-max = 327679

net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 10000 65000





#full qualified hostname(format is host.localdomain)  << optional

kernel.hostname   = test.helios .com << optional

#correct domain name !! << optional

kernel.domainname = << optional

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

/sbin/sysctl –p

3. Update /var/tmp/.oracle with 777 permissions

chmod 777 /var/tmp/.oracle

4. Edit /etc/security/limits.conf file:

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

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

* hard nofile 65535

* soft nofile 4096

* hard nproc 16384

* soft nproc 2047

5. Edit /etc/resolv.conf file:

Add the following lines to the /etc/resolv.conf file:

options attempts:5

options timeout:15

6. Check /etc/sysconfig/network files format:

Verify that the /etc/sysconfig/network file is formatted as follows:


7. If the /etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/default/network file exists, remove it.

If you changed any files in the previous steps, restart the system.

Be sure you have below rmp on your system:

Oracle Enterprise Linux 5*:

Update 1 (5.1) or higher of Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 5 is required

Update 1 (5.1) or higher of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 is required

The following i386 packages are not part of the OS distribution media and must be downloaded separately (from for both OEL 5 and RHEL 5) and installed manually:

  • openmotif21-2.1.30-11.EL5.i3861
  • xorg-x11-libs-compat-6.8.2-1.EL.33.0.1.i386
  • For Update 1 or 2:
    • binutils-
  • For Update 3:
    • binutils-
  • For Update 4 (5.4) or higher, see workaround listed below in the ‘After Installing or Upgrading’ section.

The following i386 packages must be installed from the OEL 5 or RHEL 5 distribution media:

  • compat-glibc-2.3.4-2.26
  • gcc-4.1.2-14.el5
  • gcc-c++-4.1.2-14.el5
  • glibc-2.5-123
  • glibc-common-2.5-123
  • glibc-devel-2.5-12
  • libgcc-4.1.2-14.el53
  • libstdc++-devel-4.1.2-14.el5
  • libstdc++-4.1.2-14.el53
  • make-3.81-1.13
  • gdbm-1.8.0-26.2.13
  • libXp-1.0.0-8.1.el5
  • libaio-0.3.106-3.23
  • libgomp-4.1.2-14.el5
  • sysstat-7.0.0-3.el5
  • compat-libstdc++-296-2.96-138
  • compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-61

Additionally, the following RPMs are required for an 11gR1 Database (which is bundled with the 12.1.1 release) on the database tier:

  • elfutils-libelf-devel-0.125
  • elfutils-libelf-devel-static-0.125
  • libaio-devel-0.3.106
  • unixODBC-2.2.11
  • unixODBC-devel-2.2.11
  • kernel-headers-2.6


1: The openmotif package version must be 2.1.30 (for example, openmotif-2.2.3-10.RHEL4.5 is not supported).
2: This GNU linker (ld) version 2.17 provided by Oracle is required for relinking the modules in Advanced Planning & Scheduling (MSC, MSO, MSR)
3: This rpm is distributed as part of the ‘default’ installation of Enterprise Linux

8. Link to Motif library for Oracle Application Server 10.1.2 (on OEL 5 and RHEL 5 only)

Perform the following command (as root on your system) to update a required link to a Motif library prior to relinking or patching the 10.1.2 Application Server Oracle Home:

# unlink /usr/lib/
# ln -s /usr/X11R6/lib/ /usr/lib/

Without this updated link, you may see the following errors during a relink of the 10.1.2 Oracle Home:

/usr/lib/ undefined reference to  `__stack_chk_fail@GLIBC_2.4'
/usr/lib/ undefined reference to  `__fprintf_chk@GLIBC_2.3.4'
/usr/lib/ undefined reference to  `__sprintf_chk@GLIBC_2.3.4'

9. 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.

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

11. 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=test:1.0

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

Access control disabled,  client can connect from any hosts

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 installation screens,For can see screen shoots, Please follow C. Installation wizard steps part on my previous post which is avaliable  here

D. After Installing or Upgrading:

Perform the following steps after installing or upgrading to Release 12.1.1 and before allowing users to access the system.

Relink Advanced Supply Chain Planning executables (for SLES 10 and OEL/RHEL 5.4 or higher only)

During the relink phase of the installation of EBS Release 12 (12.1.1) on SLES 10 or OEL/RHEL 5.4 (Update 4 or higher), failures will result while relinking the Advanced Supply Chain Planning (ASCP) executables. To fix this problem, users are required to replace the following line under the Linux section of the $AD_TOP/bin/

CPP_LDFLAGS=' -L$(ORACLE_HOME)/lib -L$(ORACLE_HOME)/lib/stubs -lclntsh'


CPP_LDFLAGS=' -L$(ORACLE_HOME)/lib -L$(ORACLE_HOME)/lib/stubs -lclntsh -Wl,--noinhibit-exec'

After making this change, users are then required to run the adadmin utility and relink application executables.


“Oracle Applications (12.1.1) Installation on RHEL 5” için 13 cevap

  1. very useful document, thanks helios.

    1. Hi;
      Thanks for kind words Gaborjin

  2. Great writeup. Question. I am using the latest version of RHEL 5.5 (Tikanga) was curious if i need to downgrade the rpms to the ones you have listed here. for example the make, gcc etc., are all at a higher level. please advise

    1. Hi;
      If you are using RHEL its mean than you should to have license. So you can use yum future or you can use RHEL website and also you can check I belive one of them should be helpful for your question


      2. Hi;
        If you have RHEL version than you need to license, if you dont have license its mean if your OS somehow hangs or crash you can not take support. You could try to make googling which you want to upgrade to your rmps


  3. for example you indicate kernel-headers-2.6 and i have kernel-headers-2.6.18-194.el5

    can i stick with latest or do i have to downgrade? thanks

    1. Hi;
      For r12.1.1 installation,you have to be on at least kernel version 2.6.18-53.1.4.EL5(x86-64bit) and 2.6.18-8.el5PAE(x86-32 bit), so it seems you already have higher kernel version from necessary level.
      Its mean you can go installation wiht this kernel version.

  4. Hi there…

    This is general installation…how do i plan and design(Raids, luns, logs etc) complete setup with High Availabiltiy feature RAC and Dataguard….Can you let me know on this…


    1. Hi;

      Please check Steven Chan blog entery for high availability

      For rac and dataguard you can make search on metalink there are many good article and installation guide avaliable.If you can not find,please update here i will share wiht you metalink note IDs


  5. Hi,

    Please explain the staging, because we are not able to perfrom staging steps.


    1. Hi Anil;

      Please see my other post

      Check step 3. Creating Stage area part


Bir Cevap Yazın

Aşağıya bilgilerinizi girin veya oturum açmak için bir simgeye tıklayın: Logosu hesabınızı kullanarak yorum yapıyorsunuz. Çıkış  Yap /  Değiştir )

Facebook fotoğrafı

Facebook hesabınızı kullanarak yorum yapıyorsunuz. Çıkış  Yap /  Değiştir )

Connecting to %s

%d blogcu bunu beğendi: