Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 [Release 11.2]
This document aims to provide clarity on the installation/patching processes required while installing Oracle Grid 184.108.40.206.0 and Oracle RAC 220.127.116.11.0 on Oracle Linux 7 by providing details on the steps taken to complete an example installation. For general recommendations, refer to Note 1962100.1"Requirements for Installing Oracle 18.104.22.168 RDBMS on OL7 or RHEL7 64-bit (x86-64)"
This document is intended to complement the official Oracle documentation. If there are any incompatibilities between this document and the official Oracle documentation, they are unintentional, and should be ignored. This document is not meant to be a substitute for official documentation; care should be taken to ensure that all official documentation is reviewed thoroughly.
Operating System Installation & Setup - Recommendations
Set up public-yum repository and enable the latest AddOns channels, e.g.
For consistent disk naming, install device-mapper-multipath along with associated dependencies (device-mapper-multipath-libs.x86_64)
yum install device-mapper-multipath
Start multipathd, and verify status e.g.
[root@xxxx ~]# systemctl start multipathd
[root@xxxx ~]# systemctl status multipathd
Oracle Grid Infrastructure - Installation Notes
Note: It is presumed that the user has already reviewed the Oracle Grid Infrastructure Installation Guide and associated Release Notes; instructions and/or recommendations from those documents will not be repeated here.
After downloading the Oracle Grid Infrastructure software, and beforeattempting any installation, download Patch 19404309 from My Oracle Support, and apply the patch using the instructions in the patch README.
Download Patch 18370031 from My Oracle Support. Then, start an interactive Oracle Grid Infrastructure installation through the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI), but do notexecute root.sh on any node until afterthe application of Patch 18370031. When the OUI prompts the user to execute the root.sh scripts*, Patch 18370031 should be applied by following the instructions in Section 2.3, Case 5 - Patching a Software Only GI Home Installation or Before the GI Home Is Configured - of the patch README. Note: The README should be reviewed in full, as it contains other requirements (e.g. upgrading OPatch, etc.).
* If executing a software-only installation, the patch should be applied after the installation concludes, but before any configuration is attempted.
Once Patch 18370031 has been applied, proceed with the remainder of the installation (or configuration).
Oracle Database/RAC - Installation Notes
Note: As the title suggests, this section applies both to installations of Oracle Database and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC).
Note: It is presumed that the user has already reviewed the Oracle Database, Oracle RAC Installation Guides and associated Release Notes; instructions and/or recommendations from those documents will not be repeated here.
After downloading the Oracle Database/RAC software, and beforeattempting any installation, download Patch 19404309 from My Oracle Support, and apply the patch using the instructions in the patch README.
During installation of Oracle Database or Oracle RAC on OL7, the following linking error may be encountered:
Error in invoking target 'agent nmhs' of makefile '<ORACLE_HOME>/sysman/lib/ins_emagent.mk'. See '<installation log>' for details.
If this error is encountered, the user should select Continue. Then, after the installation has completed, the user must download Patch 19692824 from My Oracle Support and apply it per the instructions included in the patch README.
Note: It may be possible to perform the above steps once, then use Oracle's cloning technology to clone the installation/home. Further details are available in the cloning sections of the relevant Administration and Deployment guides: