Sunday, March 20, 2016

Step by Step installation oracle 12c database on Linux 6 (centos)

Assumptions :

  • You have a some flavor of Linux operating system installed (I have used centos 6 in this example).
  • If you cant afford a separate machine you can use Virtual box or stemware software to visualize your desktop or laptop.
  • Assuming that you have downloaded oracle 12 software onto linux machine. If not you can download from this link Software-Download
  • You have full/required privileges on you Linux host.

Oracle Installation Prerequisites

In order to perform the installtion of oracle 12c software on Linux box you need to perform some pre-reqs, which can be done automatically or through manual updates.Please follow below instructions.

Automatic Setup

If you plan to use the "oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall" package to perform all your prerequisite setup, issue the following command.

# yum install oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall -y

It will be a good option to to do an update.

# yum update

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If you have not used the "oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall" package to perform all prerequisites, you will need to manually perform the following setup tasks.

Add or amend the following lines in the "/etc/sysctl.conf" file.

fs.file-max = 6815744
kernel.sem = 250 32000 100 128
kernel.shmmni = 4096
kernel.shmall = 1073741824
kernel.shmmax = 4398046511104
net.core.rmem_default = 262144
net.core.rmem_max = 4194304
net.core.wmem_default = 262144
net.core.wmem_max = 1048576
fs.aio-max-nr = 1048576
net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 9000 65500
Run the following command to change the current kernel parameters.

/sbin/sysctl -p

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

oracle   soft   nofile    1024
oracle   hard   nofile    65536
oracle   soft   nproc    16384
oracle   hard   nproc    16384
oracle   soft   stack    10240
oracle   hard   stack    32768


# From Public Yum or ULN
 Yum install binutils,  compat-libcap1,  compat-libstdc++-33,  compat-libstdc++-33.i686,  gcc,  gcc-c++,  glibc,  glibc.i686,  glibc-devel,  glibc-devel.i686,  ksh,  libgcc,  libgcc.i686,  libstdc++,  libstdc++.i686,  libstdc++-devel,  libstdc++-devel.i686,  libaio,  libaio.i686,  libaio-devel,  libaio-devel.i686,  libXext,  libXext.i686,  libXtst,   libXtst.i686,  libX11,   libX11.i686,  libXau,  libXau.i686,   libxcb,  libxcb.i686,  libXi,  libXi.i686,  make,  sysstat,  unixODBC,  unixODBC-devel
Create the new groups and users as per your requirement. For my case just to keep it simple lets use 3 groups & oracle user.

groupadd -g 54321 oinstall
groupadd -g 54322 dba
groupadd -g 54323 oper

useradd -u 54321 -g oinstall -G dba,oper oracle.

Set SELINUX to permissive or diable it if this is test env.
Set secure Linux to permissive by editing the "/etc/selinux/config" file, making sure the SELINUX flag is set as follows.


Create the directories in which the Oracle software will be installed.

mkdir -p /u01/app/oracle/product/12.1/db_1
chown -R oracle:oinstall /u01
chmod -R 775 /u01

Add the following lines at the end of the "/home/oracle/.bash_profile" file.

# Oracle Settings
export TMP=/tmp
export TMPDIR=$TMP

export ORACLE_HOSTNAME=ol6-121.localdomain
export ORACLE_UNQNAME=orcl
export ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle
export ORACLE_HOME=$ORACLE_BASE/product/12.1/db_1
export ORACLE_SID=orcl

export PATH=/usr/sbin:$PATH

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/lib:/lib:/usr/lib
export CLASSPATH=$ORACLE_HOME/jlib:$ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/jlib

Change your directory to location where you have downloaded oracle software.

Start the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) by issuing the following command in the database directory.


I don't want any update to uncheck to receive updates.

Lets create a server class.

To keep this simple I am going to select typical installation.

Make sure you have selected the home path correct. 

After This step you will be notified if you have any pre-req failures. Make sure you have cleared them all. Missing ksh package can be ignored as this is a known bug. Oracle is expecting a specific version of ksh & i have a latest pkg. Assuming that you have all cleared up.

Now select install.

Now you will be prompted to execute shell scripts before the installation of software is complete. I have missed that prompt screen but it will ask you to execute below 2 shell scripts as root user. see below screen

After executing hit OK and it will continue to install oracle DB software.

You will see this screen after installation is complete.

That's it you have completed your oracle 12c database software installation. You can query as below

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