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A

Administrator
disk space requirements, 2.2.3
Administrator installation type, 1.4
disk space requirements, 2.2.3
overview, 1, 1.1
response file, A
administrator.rsp file, A.2.1
APPC-enabled databases, D.4
applications
empty connection strings, 4.2.3.3
migrating non-Oracle applications to Oracle, D.3

B

backups of database
Oracle Database Recovery Manager, D.2
base directory
See Oracle base directory
Basic installation type
noninteractive installations, A.2.2

C

certification, hardware and software, 1.2.1
character set
AL16UTF16, 2.3.6
AL32UTF8, 2.3.6
UTF8, 2.3.6
Character Set Scanner, 1.5.1
checking version of the operating system, 2.3.1
chmod command, 2.6.2
chown command, 2.6.2
client static library, generating, 4.2.6
Cluster Ready Services (CSS). See Oracle Clusterware
clusters
See also Oracle Clusterware, Oracle Real Application Clusters
configuration assistants
failure, C.5.1
troubleshooting, C.5, C.5
Custom
custom.rsp file, A.2.1
disk space requirements, 2.2.3
installation type, 1.4

D

data mining tools
Oracle Data Mining, D.2
data warehousing tool
Oracle OLAP, D.2
Database Configuration Assistant
troubleshooting, C.5
databases
non-Oracle
APPC-enabled, D.4
OLAP support (Oracle OLAP), D.2
recovery with Oracle Backup and Recovery, D.2
security management, D.2
default file mode creation mask
setting, 2.7
directory
Oracle base directory, 2.5.1
Oracle home directory, 2.5.3, 2.5.3
Oracle Inventory directory, 2.5.2
oraInventory, 2.5.2
disk
Administrator, 2.2.3
Custom, 2.2.3
disk space checking, 2.2.3
Instant Client, 2.2.3
mounting, 3.2.2.1
Runtime, 2.2.3
DISPLAY environment variable
setting, 2.7

E

easy connect naming method for Instant Client-to-database connection, 4.2.3.1
empty connect strings, 4.2.3.3
environment
configuring for oracle user, 2.7
environment variables
DISPLAY, 2.7
NLS_LANG, B.1.1.2
ORACLE_BASE, 2.5.1, 2.6.2, 2.7
ORACLE_HOME, 2.7, 2.7
ORACLE_SID, 2.7
PATH, 2.7
SHELL, 2.7
TMP and TMPDIR, 2.2.3, 2.7
TNS_ADMIN, 2.7, 4.2.3.2
TWO_TAKS, 4.2.3.3
errors
configuration assistants, C.5
installation, C.3, C.4
noninteractive installation, C.6
X Window, C.1
X Window display errors, C.2
examples
Oracle base directories, 2.5.1

F

fatal errors, C.5.2
file mode creation mask
setting, 2.7
file sets, 2.3
file system
appropriate for Oracle base directory, 2.6.2
files
administrator.rsp, A.2.1
custom.rsp, A.2.1
instantclient.rsp, A.2.1
oraInst.loc, 2.4.1, 2.6.1
oratab, 2.6.1, 2.6.1
response files, A.2
runtime.rsp, A.2.1
tnsnames.ora, 4.3.1
free
UNIX command, 2.2.1

G

Gateways products FAQ, D.4
globalization support, B
groups
checking for existing oinstall group, 2.4.1
creating the oinstall group, 2.4.1

H

hardware
certification, 1.2.1
requirements, 2.2
home directory
See Oracle home directory

I

IBM DB2 z/OS database, D.4
IBM WebSphere MQ Series databases, D.4
Informix Server database, D.4
installation
accessing installation software, 3.2
available products, 1.4, 1.4
cleaning up after a failed installation, C.7
component-specific guidelines, 3.1
considerations, 1.2
errors, C.4
log files, C.3
noninteractive
error handling, C.6
overview, 1
procedure, 3.3.1
reinstalling Oracle software, 3.1
response files, A, A.2, C.6
preparing, A.2, A.2.2
templates, A.2
silent mode, A.2.2, C.6
upgrading, D.1
installation errors
steps to resolve, C.3
installation overview, 1.1
installation software
copying to a hard disk, 3.2.2.2
extracting, 3.2.1.2
installation software, accessing, 3.2
installation types
Administrator, 1.4
Custom, 1.4
Instant Client, 1.4
Runtime, 1.4
instance
instance identifier (SID), 2.7
Instant Client
connecting to database with Oracle Call Interface, 4.2.3.1
connecting to Oracle Database, 4.2.3
disk space requirements, 2.2.3
easy connect naming method, 4.2.3.1
empty connect strings, 4.2.3.3
Instant Client Light
about, 1.4
connecting to database, 4.2.3
requirements, 2.3.6
restrictions, 4.1.2
updates, 4.1.2
patch upgrades, 4.1.2
restrictions, 4.1.2
TNS_ADMIN environment variable, connecting to database, 4.2.3.2
tnsnames.ora file connection method, 4.2.3.2
TWO_TASK environment variable, connecting to database, 4.2.3.3
updates, 4.1.2
Instant Client installation type, 1.4
Instant Client Light
about, 1.4
connecting to database, 4.2.3
requirements, 2.3.6
restrictions, 4.1.2
updates, 4.1.2
Instant Client Light, configuring, 4.2.1
Instant Client, connecting with, 4.1.3
instantclient.rsp file, A.2.1

J

JDK requirements, 2.3

L

languages
installing Oracle components in different languages, B.2
using Oracle components in different languages, B.1.2
log files
installation, C.3
troubleshooting, C.4

M

mask
setting default file mode creation mask, 2.7
memory requirements, 2.2
Microsoft SQL Server database, D.4
migrating
See upgrading
migrating applications to Oracle, D.3
migrating non-Oracle databases to Oracle, D.1
mkdir command, 2.6.2
mode
setting default file mode creation mask, 2.7
mount point
for Oracle base directory, 2.5.1
mount point directories, 3.2.2.2
multiple Oracle homes, 1.2.2

N

Net Configuration Assistant
troubleshooting, C.5
NLS_LANG environment variable, B.1.1.2
Non Oracle Database
DB2 z/OS database, D.4
IBM DB2 database, D.4
IBM DB2/400 database, D.4
noninteractive installation
response files
preparing, A.2, A.2.2
templates, A.2
silent mode, A.2.2
errors, C.6
noninteractive mode
about, A.1
reasons for using, A.1.1
See also response files, silent mode, A.1

O

oinstall group
checking for existing, 2.4.1
creating, 2.4.1
description, 2.4
OLAP tools
about, D.2
Oracle OLAP, D.2
opatch utility, 4.1.2
operating system
checking version, 2.3.1
creating the oinstall group, 2.4.1
creating the oracle user, 2.4.2
oinstall, 2.4
oracle, 2.4
requirements, 2.3, 2.4, 2.4
Optimal Flexible Architecture
recommended path for Oracle base directory, 2.5.1
recommended path for Oracle home directory, 2.5.3
recommended path for Oracle Inventory directory, 2.5.2
Oracle Application Server, D.2
Oracle applications
installing with Oracle Database, D.3
Oracle base directory
and ORACLE_BASE environment variable, 2.5.1
creating, 2.6.2
creating new, 2.6.2
equivalent directory on Microsoft Windows, 2.5.1
examples, 2.5.1
identifying appropriate file system, 2.6.2
identifying existing, 2.6.1
mount point for, 2.5.1
relationship with Oracle software owner user, 2.5.1
requirement for, 2.5.1
Oracle Call Interface
Instant Client connection method, 4.2.3.1
See also Instant Client
Oracle Clusterware
about, D.1
used with Oracle Real Application Clusters, D.1
Oracle components
using in different languages, B.1.2
Oracle Data Mining
about, D.2
installing, D.2
Oracle Database
administering and monitoring, D.2, D.2
connecting to Instant Client, 4.2.3
connectivity FAQ, D.4
FAQ on installing, D.1
installing with Oracle applications, D.3, D.3
installing with Oracle Database tools, D.2
security management, D.2
setting ORACLE_SID environment variable, 2.7
upgrading, D.1
Web servers, D.3
Oracle Database Client
configuring connections, D.1
installation procedure, 3.3.1
Oracle Database Recovery Manager (RMAN)
about, D.2
Oracle home directory
description, 2.5.3
recommended path, 2.5.3
requirement for, 2.5.3
requirements, 2.5.3
using to identify Oracle base directory, 2.6.1
Oracle home name, 2.5.3
Oracle Internet Directory, D.2
Oracle Inventory
checking for existing, 2.4.1
creating, 2.4.1
description, 2.5.2
pointer file, 2.4.1
recommended path, 2.5.2
Oracle Migration Workbench
migrating non-Oracle applications to Oracle, D.3
migrating non-Oracle databases to Oracle, D.1
Oracle Net
Configuration Assistant Installation, 4.2.3.2
configuration file directory, 4.3.1
postinstallation tasks, 4.3.1
Oracle OLAP
about, D.2
Oracle Precompilers
postinstallation tasks, 4.3.2
Oracle Procedural Gateway
listed products, D.4
Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
installing with Oracle Enterprise Manager, D.2
Oracle Clusterware
about, D.1
Oracle Schemas, Preface
Oracle software
removing, 5.1
Oracle software owner user
configuring environment for, 2.7
creating, 2.4.2
description, 2.4
determining default shell, 2.7
relationship with Oracle base directory, 2.5.1
Oracle Technology Network (OTN)
downloading documentation from, Preface
Oracle Transparent Gateway
listed products, D.4
Oracle Universal Installer
guidelines for using, 3.1
installation guidelines, 3.1
response files, A
list of, A.2.1, A.2.1, A.2.1, A.2.1
running, 3.3.1
running in different languages, B.2
oracle user
configuring environment for, 2.7
creating, 2.4.2, 2.4.2.1, 2.4.2.2
description, 2.4
determining default shell, 2.7
relationship with Oracle base directory, 2.5.1
Oracle XML DB
about, D.2
ORACLE_BASE environment variable, 2.5.1, 2.6.2
setting, 2.7
ORACLE_HOME environment variable
unsetting, 2.7
ORACLE_SID environment variable
setting, 2.7
oraInst.loc file
Content, 2.6.1
location, 2.4.1
oraInventory directory
See Oracle Inventory directory
oratab file, 2.6.1
formats, 2.6.1
location of, 2.6.1
OTN Web site
downloading installation software from, 3.2.1

P

packages, checking, 2.3.3
passwd command, 2.4.2.2
passwords
specifying for response files, A.1
See alsosecurity
patches
Instant Client/Instant Client Light restrictions, 4.1.2
opatch utility, 4.1.2
PATH environment variable
setting, 2.7
permissions
for Oracle base directory, 2.6.2
postinstallation tasks
client static library, generating, 4.2.6
Instant Client Light, configuring, 4.2.1
Instant Client, connecting with, 4.1.3
Instant Client-to-database connection, 4.2.3
Oracle Net Services, configuring, 4.3.1
Oracle Precompilers, 4.3.2
patches, installing and downloading, 4.1.1
required tasks, 4.1
root.sh script, backing up, 4.2.2
user accounts, setting up, 4.2.4
Pro*C/C++
configuring, 4.3.2.1
See also C compiler

R

RAM requirements, 2.2
recovery of databases
Oracle Backup and Recovery, D.2
Red Hat Package Manager
See RPM
reinstalling Oracle software, 3.1
requirements
hardware, 2.2
response files
about, A.1
administrator.rsp, A.2.1
creating with template, A.2.1
custom.rsp, A.2.1
general procedure, A.1.2
instantclient.rsp, A.2.1
passing values at command line, A.1
passwords, A.1
runtime.rsp, A.2.1
security, A.1
specifying with Oracle Universal Installer, A.3
See also silent mode, noninteractive mode, A.1
response files installation
about, A
root user
logging in as, 2.1
root.sh script
backing up, 4.2.2
RPM
checking, 2.3.3
rpm command, 2.3.3
Runtime
disk space requirements, 2.2.3
installation type, 1.4
runtime.rsp file, A.2.1

S

schemas
Oracle Schemas, about, Preface
security
management tools, D.2
See alsopasswords
shell
determining default shell for oracle user, 2.7
SHELL environment variable
checking value of, 2.7
SID
setting ORACLE_SID environment variable, 2.7
silent mode
about, A.1
installation, A.2.2
reasons for using, A.1.1
See also noninteractive mode, response files, A.1
software
certification, 1.2.1
software requirements, 2.3
SQL Server database, D.4
suppressed mode
reasons for using, A.1.1
swap space
requirements, 2.2
Sybase Adapter Server database, D.4

T

temporary disk space
requirements, 2.2
Teradata database, D.4
TMP environment variable, 2.2.3
setting, 2.7
TMPDIR environment variable, 2.2.3
setting, 2.7
TNS_ADMIN environment variable, 4.2.3.2
unsetting, 2.7
tnsnames.ora file, 4.3.1
Instant Client-to-database connection, 4.2.3.2
troubleshooting, C
fatal errors, C.5.2
TWO_TASK environment variable, 4.2.3.3

U

umask command, 2.7
UNIX commands
chmod, 2.6.2
chown, 2.6.2
free, 2.2.1
mkdir, 2.6.2
passwd, 2.4.2.2
rpm, 2.3.3
umask, 2.7
unset, 2.7
unsetenv, 2.7
useradd, 2.4.2.2
xhost, 2.1
xterm, 2.1
UNIX groups
checking for existing oinstall group, 2.4.1
UNIX users
creating the oracle user, 2.4.2.1
UNIX workstation
installing from, 2.1
unset command, 2.7
unsetenv command, 2.7
updating Instant Client, 4.1.2
upgrading, 1.5
useradd command, 2.4.2.2
users
creating the oracle user, 2.4.2, 2.4.2.1
Oracle software owner user, 2.4

W

Web servers (Oracle HTTP Server), D.3
Windows
analogy for Oracle base directory, 2.5.1

X

X Window
display errors, C.1
X Window system
enabling remote hosts, 2.1, 2.1
xhost command, 2.1
XML data, D.2
xterm command, 2.1