2 Installing Oracle Database Gateway for Sybase

This chapter provides information about the hardware and software requirements and the installation procedure for Oracle Database Gateway for Sybase.

To install the gateway, follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that the system meets all of the hardware and software requirements specified in "System Requirements for Oracle Database Gateway for Sybase"

  2. Run the Oracle Universal Installer.

    See "Step Through the Oracle Universal Installer" for more information about running the Oracle Universal Installer

    Oracle Universal Installer is a menu-driven utility that guides you through the installation of the gateway by prompting you with action items. The action items and the sequence in which they appear depend on your platform.

    See Table 2-3 for a description of the installation procedure of Oracle Database Gateway for Sybase

2.1 System Requirements for Oracle Database Gateway for Sybase

This section provides information about the hardware and software requirements for the gateway. It contains the following sections:

2.1.1 Hardware Requirements

Table 2-1 shows the minimum hardware requirements for Oracle Database Gateway for Sybase.

Table 2-1 Hardware requirements for Oracle Database Gateway for Sybase

Hardware Items Required for AIX-Based System Required for HP 9000 Series HP-UX PA-RISC Required for HP-UX Itanium Required for Solaris Operating System (SPARC) Required for Linux x86 Required for Linux x86 64 bit

Temporary Disk Space

400 MB

400 MB

400 MB

400 MB

400 MB

400 MB

Disk Space

1.5 GB

1.5 GB

1.5 GB

750 MB

750 MB

750 MB

Physical Memory*

512 MB

512 MB

512 MB

512 MB

512 MB

512 MB

Swap Space

1 GB

1 GB

1 GB

1 GB

1 GB

1 GB

Processor

IBM RS/6000 AIX-Based System Processor

HP 9000 Series 700 or 800 processor for hp-ux 11.0

HP Itanium processor for hp-ux 11

Sun Solaris Operating System (SPARC) Processor

x86

x86_64


* The minimum swap space is 1 GB (or twice the size of RAM). On systems with 2 GB or more of RAM, the swap space can be between one and two times the size of RAM. On AIX systems with 1 GB or more of memory, do not increase the swap space more than 2 GB.

2.1.1.1 Checking the Hardware Requirements

To ensure that the system meets the minimum requirements, follow these steps:

  1. To determine the physical RAM size, enter one of the following commands:

    Operating System Command
    AIX # /usr/sbin/lsattr -E -l sys0 -a realmem
    HP-UX PA-RISC # /usr/sbin/dmesg | grep "Physical:"
    HP-UX Itanium # /usr/contrib/bin/machinfo | grep -i Memory
    Solaris (SPARC) # /usr/sbin/prtconf | grep "Memory size"
    Linux x86 # grep MemTotal /proc/meminfo
    Linux x86 64 bit # grep MemTotal /proc/meminfo

    If the size of the physical RAM installed in the system is less than the required size, you must install more memory before continuing.

  2. To determine the size of the configured swap space, enter one of the following commands:

    Operating System Command
    AIX # /usr/sbin/lsps -a
    HP-UX PA-RISC # /usr/sbin/swapinfo -a
    HP-UX Itanium # /usr/sbin/swapinfo -a
    Solaris (SPARC) # /usr/sbin/swap -s
    Linux x86 # grep SwapTotal /proc/meminfo
    Linux x86 64 bit # grep SwapTotal /proc/meminfo

    If necessary, see your operating system documentation for information about how to configure additional swap space.

  3. To determine the amount of disk space available in the /tmp directory enter the following commands:

    Operating System Command
    AIX # df -k /tmp
    HP-UX PA-RISC # df -k /tmp
    HP-UX Itanium # bdf /tmp
    Solaris (SPARC) # df -k /tmp
    Linux x86 # df -k /tmp
    Linux x86 64 bit # df -k /tmp

  4. To determine the amount of disk space available on the system enter the following commands:

    Operating System Command
    AIX # df -k
    HP-UX PA-RISC # df -k
    HP-UX Itanium # bdf
    Solaris (SPARC) # df -k
    Linux x86 # df -k
    Linux x86 64 bit # df -k

2.1.2 Software Requirements

The following section describes the minimum software requirements for Oracle Database Gateway for Sybase.

2.1.2.1 Operating System

Table 2-2 shows the minimum operating system version required for Oracle Database Gateway for Sybase. If your operating system is lower than the minimum requirements, upgrade your operating system to meet the specified levels.

Table 2-2 Operating Systems version for Oracle Database Gateway for Sybase

Operating System Version

AIX

AIX 5L version 5.3, Maintenance level 02 or higher

HP-UX PA-RISC

HP-UX 11i v2 (11.23) or HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31)

HP-UX Itanium

HP-UX 11i v2 (11.23) or HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31)

Solaris (SPARC)

Solaris 9 Update 6 or higher or Solaris 10

Linux x86 Red Hat

One of the following operating system versions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0

Linux x86 Suse

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0

Linux x86 64 bit Red Hat

One of the following operating system versions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0

Linux x86 64 bit Suse

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0

Oracle Enterprise Linux x86

One of the following operating system versions:

  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 4.0

  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.0

Oracle Enterprise Linux x86 64 bit

One of the following operating system versions:

  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 4.0

  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.0


2.1.2.2 Checking the Software Requirements

To ensure that the system meets the minimum requirements, follow these steps:

  • To determine which version of AIX is installed, enter the following command:

    # oslevel -r
    
  • To determine which version of HP-UX PA-RISC is installed, enter the following command:

    # uname -a
    
  • To determine which version of HP-UX Itanium is installed, enter the following command:

    # uname -a
    
  • To determine which version of Solaris Operating System (SPARC) is installed, enter the following command:

    # uname -r
    
  • To determine which distribution and version of Linux x86 is installed, enter the following command:

    # cat /etc/issue
    
  • To determine which distribution and version of Linux x86 64 bit is installed, enter the following command:

    # cat /proc/version
    

2.1.2.3 Certified Configuration

The gateway supports Sybase Adaptive Server. For the latest versions supported refer to the OTN Web site:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/gateways/pdf/certmatrix10g.pdf

2.2 Step Through the Oracle Universal Installer

Table 2-3 describes the installation procedure for Oracle Database Gateway for Sybase.

Table 2-3 The Oracle Universal Installer: Steps for Installing the Gateway

Screen Response

Oracle Universal Installer: Welcome

Click Next.

Oracle Universal Installer: File Locations

The Source section of the screen is where you specify the source location that the Oracle Universal Installer must use to install the Oracle Database Gateway for Sybase. You need not edit the file specification in the Path field. The default setting for this field points to the installer file on your Oracle Database Gateway installation media.

The Path field in the Destination section of the File Locations screen is where you specify the destination for your installation. You need not edit the path specification in the Path field. The default setting for this field points to ORACLE_HOME. After you set the fields in the File Locations screen as necessary, click Next to continue. After loading the necessary information from the installation media, the Oracle Universal Installer displays the Available Products screen.

Oracle Universal Installer: Available Product Components

a. Select Oracle Database Gateway for Sybase 11.1.0.6.0.

b. Click Next.

Oracle Database Gateway for Sybase

Sybase Database Server Host Name - Specify the host name of the machine hosting the Sybase database server.

Sybase Database Server Port number - Specify the port number of the Sybase database server

Sybase Database Name - Specify the Sybase database name

Click Next to continue.

Oracle Universal Installer: Summary

The Installation Summary screen enables you to review a tree list of options and components for this installation. Click Install to start installation.

Oracle Net Configuration Assistant: Welcome

Click Cancel

Oracle Net Configuration Assistant:

Click Yes

Oracle Universal Installer: Configuration Tools

Click Exit

Exit

The final screen of the Oracle Universal Installer is the End of Installation screen. Click Exit to exit the installer.