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Oracle® Audit Vault Server Installation Guide
Release 10.2.3.2 for Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-Bit)

Part Number E14465-05
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1 Oracle Audit Vault Server Installation Overview

Oracle Audit Vault is a powerful enterprisewide audit solution that efficiently consolidates, detects, monitors, alerts, and reports on audit data for security auditing and compliance. Oracle Audit Vault provides the ability to consolidate audit data and critical events into a centralized and secure audit warehouse.

This chapter provides an overview of the Oracle Audit Vault Server installation process. This chapter includes the following sections:

1.1 Deploying Oracle Audit Vault Server

It is recommended that you install Audit Vault Server on its own host computer or a host that contains other repository databases such as Enterprise Manager Grid Control or the Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) repository database. This enables Oracle Audit Vault to have high availability to these other databases. For scalability, the Audit Vault Server can implement Oracle Real Applications Cluster (Oracle RAC) and Data Guard for disaster recovery.

1.2 Oracle Audit Vault Installation Components

Oracle Audit Vault software installation consists of two parts:

1.3 Oracle Audit Vault Installation Methods

You can choose different installation methods to install Oracle Audit Vault Server, as follows:

1.3.1 Interactive Installation Methods

When you use the interactive method to install Oracle Audit Vault to perform a Basic, Advanced, or Upgrade installation, Oracle Universal Installer displays a series of screens that enable you to specify all of the required information to install the Oracle Audit Vault software.

1.3.2 Automated Installation Methods Using Response Files

Oracle Audit Vault provides a response file template for Audit Vault Server (av.rsp) and one for an upgrade installation (upgrade_av.rsp). These response template files can be found in the AV installer location/response directory on the Audit Vault Server installation media.

When you start Oracle Universal Installer and specify a response file, you can automate all of the Oracle Audit Vault Server installation. These automated installation methods are useful to perform multiple installations on similarly configured systems or if the system where you want to install the software does not have X Window system software installed.

For Audit Vault Server, Oracle Universal Installer can run in silent (noninteractive) mode. For silent mode, specify both the -silent and -responseFile options followed by the path of the response file on the command line when you invoke Oracle Universal Installer. For example:

./runInstaller -silent -responseFile path_of_response_file

Oracle Universal Installer runs in silent mode if you use a response file that specifies all required information. None of the Oracle Universal Installer screens are displayed, and all interaction (standard output and error messages) and installation logs appear on the command line.

Prepare the response file by entering values for all parameters that are missing in the first part of the response file, then save the file. Do not edit any values in the second part of either response file.

See Section 3.5 for information about performing an Audit Vault Server silent installation and Section 4.4 for information about performing a silent upgrade installation.

Note:

The basic installation is not supported in silent mode. Silent installation is only supported for the advanced installation.

1.4 Oracle Audit Vault Server Installation

The Audit Vault server installation consists of three options:

Communication at the management level between the Audit Vault Server and the Oracle Audit Vault collection agent can be secured after the installation is complete. This is done as part of the postinstallation configuration, in which SSL is configured for the mutual authentication between the Oracle Audit Vault management service on the server side and each collection agent over HTTPS.

After you check the requirements described in Section 1.5, the general steps to install Oracle Audit Vault Server include these tasks:

  1. Run Oracle Universal Installer to perform Audit Vault Server installation.

  2. Run postinstallation and configuration tasks using AVCA.

1.5 Installation Considerations

This section contains information that you should consider before deciding how to install this product. It includes contains the following topics:

1.5.1 Hardware and Software Considerations

The platform-specific hardware and software requirements included in this installation guide were current at the time this guide was published. However, because new platforms and operating system versions might be certified after this guide is published, review the certification matrix on the My Oracle Support (formerly OracleMetaLink) Web site for the most up-to-date list of certified hardware platforms and operating system versions. The My Oracle Support Web site is available at

https://support.oracle.com

1.5.2 Multiple Oracle Homes

This product supports multiple Oracle homes. This means you can install this release of the software more than once on the same system, in different Oracle home directories. See Section 2.5.3 for more information.