10g Release 2 (10.2) for HP-UX PA-RISC (64-Bit)
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This document contains the following topics:
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Starting with Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2.0.2), in addition to the supported operating systems listing in the installation guide, HP-UX 11i V3 (11.31) is supported.
Refer to Oracle Database Installation Guide for HP-UX PA-RISC (64-Bit) for additional information on operating system listings.
Refer to "Preinstallation Requirements" for the list of patches, and compilers supported on Oracle Database 10g Release 2.
The following products are not supported with Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2):
Grid Control Support
Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2) can be managed as a target by Grid Control 10.1.0.4. However, Oracle Database 10g Release 2 is not supported by Grid Control 10.1.0.4 as a repository.
Radius with the CHAP protocol
Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices
NAS devices are not supported on HP-UX 11.11.
Oracle ODBC Driver
Hyper-Messaging Protocol (HMP) is not supported for Oracle Clusterware and Oracle RAC 10g Release 2.
The following products and documentation are located on the first DVD:
Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2) software and documentation
Oracle Database Companion Products 10g Release 2 (10.2) software and documentation
Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2) Documentation Library
The following products and documentation are located on the second DVD:
Oracle Clusterware 10g Release 2 (10.2) software and documentation
Oracle Database Client 10g Release 2 (10.2) software and documentation
Oracle Gateway 10g Release 2 (10.2) software and documentation
Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2) Documentation Library
In addition to the information in the installation guides, the following sections contain the system requirements for HP-UX 11.31:
The following patches are supported on Oracle Database 10g Release 2:
PHKL_35900: 11.31 evacd performance, kvaddr leak panic
PHKL_36248: 11.31 esctl cumulative patch
PHKL_36249: 11.31 esdisk cumulative patch
PHKL_35936: 11.31 call to read(2) or write(2) may incorrectly return -1
The following compilers are supported on Oracle Database 10g Release 2:
A.06.12 (HP C/aC++ Swlist Bundle - C.11.31.01) - February 2007 A.06.12 is the certified C++ Compiler.
HP FORTRAN/90 - Feb 2007 is the certified compiler for Fortran 90.
Oracle Messaging Gateway supports the integration of Oracle Streams Advanced Queuing (AQ) with the following software:
WebSphere MQ (Server) 6.0
Websphere MQ (Client) 6.0
The following JDKs are supported on Oracle Database 10g Release 2:
You can use HP JDK 5.0.07 with the Oracle Java Database Connectivity and Oracle Call Interface drivers. Ensure that you install the patch
PHKL_35029 to use JDK 5.0.07.
For Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2), the recommended formula for calculating the
ncsize kernel parameter is
Review the following sections for information about issues that affect Oracle Database installation, configuration, and upgrade:
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The list of supported installation options and supported storage types for Oracle Clusterware, Oracle Real Application Clusters, and vendor clusterware are described in this section. Oracle plans to support additional Oracle Clusterware and Oracle RAC configurations in the future. Please check for updates to this document for the latest list of supported installation scenarios on the OTN Web site at:
Note:NAS is supported on HP-UX 11.23 only.
root.sh in the first node of a shared Oracle Clusterware home, add the following line in the
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 4454562.
To install Oracle Security Manager, install Oracle Database Client and then select the Administrator installation type.
When upgrading Cluster Ready Services Release 10.1.0.2, activate the volume group before running the
rootupgrade script. Use the following command to activate the volume group:
vgchange -a s vg1
vg1 is the volume group that stores the OCR and voting disks.
To enable the
extjob executable to locate required libraries, the
$ORACLE_HOME/lib directory and all of its parent directories must have execute permissions for
When modifying the name, IP address, or netmask of an existing virtual IP address (VIP) resource, use the following command:
srvctl modify nodeapps
and include the existing interfaces for the VIP in the
-A argument. For example:
srvctl modify nodeapps -n mynode1 -A 100.200.300.40/255.255.255.0/eth0
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 4500688.
NAS is supported on HP 11.23 as a shared storage for Oracle RAC. To use NAS as a shared storage for Oracle RAC, apply the
Oracle Database Client can be installed in the same Oracle Database home if both products are at the same release level. For example, you can install Oracle Database Client 10g Release 2 (10.2) into an existing Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2) home. If you apply a patch set before installing the client, then you must apply the patch set again.
If you perform a Custom installation, then ensure that you install only the components covered by your license. You cannot install Standard Edition using Custom installation.
Due to an error in the
preupdate.sh file, the
CRS_home/lib/libskgxn2.so library located on the local node may be updated with the system kernel generic interface node membership (
skgxn) that is used with Oracle Universal Installer.
To upgrade to Oracle Clusterware 10.2, perform the following steps:
preupdate.sh script from the Oracle Clusterware installation media on all the nodes.
Log in as
root user to run the command
chown -R root:root /
/lib on the local node.
root, run the command
chmod 755 /
/lib/lib* on the local node, where
CRS_home is the Oracle Clusterware home path.
chmod 755 /u02/ocluster/lib/lib*
Verify that the files under /
/lib are owned by
Proceed with the 10.2 upgrade.
Oracle Storage Compatibility Program (OSCP) is no longer valid. Disregard any content about OSCP in the Oracle Database Installation Guide for HP-UX PA-RISC (64-Bit).
The following sections contain information about issues related to Oracle Database 10g and associated products:
Review the following topics before using Cluster Verification Utility.
If the deployment environment does not use ServiceGuard, ignore the ServiceGuard version, ServiceGuard extension version, and patch PHSS_32732 errors reported by Cluster Verification Utility (CVU).
On HP-UX 11.11:
M/C service guard 11.16.00 :: ServiceGuard A.11.16.00
Clusterware patches: PHSS_32732, ServiceGuard Extension for Oracle RAC Bundle A.11.16.00 :: SG-NMAPI, A.11.16.00
On HP-UX 11.23:
M/C service guard 11.16.00
Clusterware Patches: PHSS_32740, ServiceGuard Extension for Oracle RAC Bundle A.11.16.00
CVU does not check kernel parameter settings.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 4565046.
Cluster Verification Utility validates the readiness of a cluster to install Oracle Clusterware and Oracle RAC, and create databases. It also helps verify the integrity of individual cluster components. CVU does not discover raw disks, or perform shared checks for raw disks.
Note:Cluster Verification Utility does not provide formatted output for the GoldApps patches. It lists the individual patches in a single line.
Oracle Wallet Manager fails to recognize the user certificate as valid if you capture the user certificate contents from the Oracle Certificate Authority site and save this as a flat file. This is because when saving as a flat file, all the lines of the user certificate are run together with no line breaks.
Workaround: Edit the user certificate. Insert a new line after
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- and a new line before
Oracle recomends that you use the PHCO_33711 patch for the JAGaf71110 defect. Contact HP support to get this patch.
Do not remove the key values for the wait class metrics. Doing so removes them permanently and currently there is no easy way to recover them.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 4602952.
To tolerate a complete public network failure, services must be specified in the
/etc/nsswitch.conf file. If the services are not specified in this file, you will be dependent on the network timeouts. For example, VIP failover could happen after the network/system timeouts.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 5988744.
Setting a value for
MAX_IDLE_BLOCKER_TIME feature of Resource manager does not work as expected in Oracle RAC environment.
Workaround: Set a value for
MAX_IDLE_TIME instead of setting a value for
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 6114355.
If you encounter the following Oracle Universal Installer warning when you are installing Oracle Database 10g Release 2, then you can ignore them:
If you have installed a compiler version later than the one listed in Oracle database prerequisite checks, then the Oracle Universal Installer displays a non compatibility warning message. This message can be ignored, if the newer versions of the compilers installed are displayed on the vedors site.
ANSI/C is one of the certified compiler for Pro* C/C++, Oracle Call Interface, Oracle C++ Call Interface and Oracle XML Developer's Kit. If you have installed other certified compilers, then you can ignore the warning message.
If you use a vendor clusterware with Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters, then you must use the node names and host names registered with that vendor clusterware you have installed.
Oracle recommends that you install patch
PHCO_34275 for HP-UX 11i V1 (11.11), and patch
PHCO_35744 for HP-UX 11i v2 (11.23) to avoid the HP-UX related error in the alert log.
Contact HP support for more details.
This section lists the following corrections to the installation guides for HP-UX PA-RISC (64-Bit):
In Oracle Database Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters Installation Guide, Chapter 1, section "Cloning Oracle Clusterware Homes," step 4 requires that the Oracle Clusterware tar file is uncompressed as a
root user. Instead, uncompress the tar file as the
In Oracle Database Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters Installation Guide, Chapter 2, "Preinstallation," section "Oracle Clusterware Home Directory," incorrectly lists the path
/u01/app/oracle/product/crs as a possible Oracle Clusterware home path. A default Oracle base path is
/u01/app/oracle, and the Oracle Clusterware home must never be a subdirectory of the Oracle base directory.
A possible Oracle Clusterware home directory is in a path outside of the Oracle base directory. for example, if the Oracle base directory is
u01/app/oracle, then the Oracle Clusterware home can be an option similar to one of the following:
u01/crs/ /u01/crs/oracle/product/10/crs /crs/home
In Oracle Database Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters Installation Guide, Chapter 2, "Pre-Installation Tasks," section 2.6.1, "IP Address Requirements," states that the virtual IP address (VIP) should respond to a
During installation, Oracle Universal Installer uses the
ping command to ensure that the VIP is reachable.
The preceding statement is incorrect. Before installation, the VIP address should be configured in DHCP or
/etc/hosts, or both, but it must not be assigned to a server that can respond to a
In Oracle Database Administrator's Reference for UNIX-Based Operating Systems Appendix H, "Database Limits," states the incorrect maximum value (
63) for the
MAXINSTANCES variable. The correct maximum limit for the variable is
In Oracle Database documentation, Oracle inventory group is represented as
oinstall. However, it is not mandatory to use the same name, you can enter a different name for the group.
In Oracle Database Administrator's Reference for UNIX-Based Operating Systems, Appendix B, "Large Memory Allocations and Oracle Database Tuning," incorrectly states the default value for
CURSOR_SPACE_FOR_TIME initialization parameter as true. The correct default value for
CURSOR_SPACE_FOR_TIME initialization parameter is false.
In Oracle Database Administrator's Reference for UNIX-Based Operating Systems, Appendix H, "Database Limits," states the incorrect value for control files as 20000 database blocks. The correct value is 25000 control file blocks with a block size of 4096 bytes.
In Oracle Database Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters Installation Guide for HP-UX, section 2.8.1, "Software Requirements List for HP-UX PA-RISC (64-Bit) Platforms," incorrectly lists patch set PHSS_31849 for HP-UX 11.23 packages and bundles. The correct patch set is PHSS_35979.
In Oracle Database Installation Guide for HP-UX PA-RISC (64-Bit), Chapter 4, section, "Installing Oracle Database 10g Products from the Companion CD," erroneously states that JPublisher and Oracle SQLJ are installed. The correct information is that JPublisher is not a part of Companion CD and Oracle SQLJ Demos are installed with the Companion CD instead of Oracle SQLJ.
In Oracle Database Companion CD Installation Guide for HP-UX PA-RISC (64-Bit), Chapter 1, section, "Products Available in the Oracle Database 10g Products Installation Type," erroneously states that JPublisher and Oracle SQLJ are installed. The correct information is that JPublisher is not a part of Companion CD and Oracle SQLJ Demos are installed with the Companion CD instead of Oracle SQLJ.
Note:The SQLJ Demos are installed if Oracle SQLJ was installed before running the Companion CD installation.
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