This document provides step by step instructions to install Oracle E-business suite release 12.2 on Oracle enterprise linux 6.4 64-bit operating system running on x86-64 hardware architecture.
Oracle’s E–Business Suite (also known as Applications/Apps EBS) consists of a collection of enterprise resource planning (ERP), like customer relationship management (CRM), and supply-chain management (SCM) computer applications. The following document describes installation of EBS on a single node with multiusers, meaning that the database, all product directories and AD core directories, and all servers are installed on a single node and database tier and application tiers are owned by different users.
- Edit ‘/etc/hosts’ file and add the hostname in the below shown format
- Edit the /etc/sysctl.conf file and configure the kernel settings as shown below. After editing the file, use the “sysctl -p” command or restart the system to invoke the new settings.
kernel.shmall = 2097152
kernel.shmmax = 429496729
kernel.shmmni = 4096
kernel.sem = 256 32000 100 142
fs.file-max = 131072
net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 10000 65000
kernel.msgmni = 2878
kernel.msgmax = 8192
kernel.msgmnb = 65535
net.core.rmem_default = 262144
net.core.wmem_default = 262144
net.core.rmem_max = 4194304
net.core.wmem_max = 262144
- Edit the /etc/security/limits.conf file and change the existing values for “hard” and “soft” parameters as below.
* hard nofile 65535
* soft nofile 4096
* hard nproc 16384
* soft nproc 2047
- Two Domain Name System (DNS) resolver parameters (timeout and attempts) are set by default to low values when the operating system is installed. These low values may cause attempted network connections to an Oracle database to fail. Add or update the following entries to these minimum settings in the /etc/resolv.conf file.
- Oracle has released an E-Business Suite Pre-Install RPM (available on ULN and public yum) that includes all required rpms for both the application and database tiers of an R12 installation. If you are not using the pre-install rpm, the following packages are not part of the OS distribution media and must be downloaded and installed separately and installed manually using yum utility.
- Create users and assign default groups as shown below. ‘oracle‘ user is the owner of database tier and ‘applmgr‘ is the owner of application tier and these users belong to ‘dba’ group. We follow these notations through out the installation process. Also create required directories and change permissions as shown below.
Creating staging area:
- Download E-business suite from www.oracle.com and unzip the following files which creates “startCD” directory.
- Create staging area by running a script “buildstage.sh” located in the “startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz/bin”. Then select “Linux x86-64” from the menu and press enter.
- The “buildstage.sh” script will check for required zip files and stages the E-Business suite software.
- After staging is complete the script will verify the stage area for any missing files. Then press enter to complete creating the stage.
- Login as ‘root‘ user and navigate to following directory and run rapidwiz to start installing Oracle applications. And Click the “Next” button on the welcome screen.
$ cd /u01/ebs/startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz
- Accept the default “Install Oracle Applications Release 12” option by clicking the “Next” button.
- Enter MOS (my oracle support) credentials and click next or you can skip this step by just clicking next.
- Select the “Create a new configuration” option, then click the “Next” button.
- Accept the default port pool by clicking the “Next” button or you can set custom port pool of your choice
- In the following screen you can configure database node. Select the “fresh database” database type, enter a database name and ensure other fields are populated correctly and change the base directory as shown below.
- Select the “Suite Licensing” option, then click the “Next” button.
- Accept the default products by clicking the “Next” button.
- Select the appropriate country functionality, then click the “Next” button. If the country of your choice is not mentioned, just click next to continue.
- Select the appropriate territory and character set information, then click the “Next” button.
- Check the primary applications node configuration settings and change the entries in base directory and instance directory fields to values shown in the picture. Then click the “Next” button.
- In the “application user information” screen, supply passwords for weblogic and applmgr users and check “Change default passwords” if you wish to change the passwords.
- Recheck and accept the node information by clicking the “Next” button.
- Rapidwiz starts system check to validate the configurations. Wait for the check status to be complete.
- Assuming all the system checks completed successfully as shown below, click the “Next” button.
- Click the “Next” button on the installation review screen.
- Click the “Yes” button to start the installation.
- Wait while the installation takes place as the installation may take long depending on your hardware resources.
- Now, at the end of post installation checks, make sure all the checks are passed as shown before proceeding further.
- Click the “Finish button to exit the Rapid Install Wizard.
- To access OAM (Oracle applications manager) we need URL which we can get from context file as shown below.
grep -i login $CONTEXT_FILE
- If you have installed guest OS in virtual box and you want to access OAM from windows, add an entry in windows hosts file located at ‘C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts‘. Login using default username “sysadmin” and password “sysadmin“.
- After logging in, the navigator menu should look like below.