By Lenz Grimmer on Mar 29, 2012
Now that the certification of the Oracle Database 11g R2 with Oracle Linux 6 and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel has been announced, we are glad to announce the availability of
oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall, the Oracle RDBMS Server 11gR2 Pre-install RPM package (formerly known as
oracle-validated). Designed specifically for Oracle Linux 6, this RPM aids in the installation of the Oracle Database.
In order to install the Oracle Database 11g R2 on Oracle Linux 6, your system needs to meet a few prerequisites, as outlined in the Linux Installation Guides. Using the Oracle RDBMS Server 11gR2 Pre-install RPM, you can complete most of the pre-installation configuration tasks. which is now available from the Unbreakable Linux Network, or via the Oracle public yum repository.
The pre-install package is available for x86_64 only. Specifically, the package:
- Causes the download and installation of various software packages and specific versions needed for database installation, with package dependencies resolved via
- Creates the user
oracleand the groups
dba, which are the defaults used during database installation
- Modifies kernel parameters in
/etc/sysctl.confto change settings for shared memory, semaphores, the maximum number of file descriptors, and so on
- Sets hard and soft shell resource limits in
/etc/security/limits.conf, such as the number of open files, the number of processes, and stack size to the minimum required based on the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Server installation requirements
numa=offin the kernel boot parameters for x86_64 machines
oracle-validated" package, the steps for Oracle Linux 6 are still very similar (we're looking into updating that article for Oracle Linux 6).