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Oracle® Database Gateway Installation and Configuration Guide
11g Release 2 (11.2) for AIX 5L Based Systems (64-Bit), HP-UX Itanium, Solaris Operating System (SPARC 64-Bit), Linux x86, and Linux x86-64

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10 Installing Oracle Database Gateway for ODBC

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

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 ODBC"

  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 10-3 for a description of the installation procedure of Oracle Database Gateway for ODBC

10.1 System Requirements for Oracle Database Gateway for ODBC

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

10.1.1 Hardware Requirements

Table 10-1 lists the minimum hardware requirements for Oracle Database Gateway for ODBC.

Table 10-1 Hardware requirements for Oracle Database Gateway for ODBC

Hardware Items Required for AIX-Based System 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

Disk Space

1.5 GB

1.5 GB

750 MB

750 MB

750 MB

Physical Memory*

512 MB

512 MB

512 MB

512 MB

512 MB

Swap Space

1 GB

1 GB

1 GB

1 GB

1 GB

Processor

IBM RS/6000 AIX-Based System Processor

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.

** Database Gateway for ODBC on Linux x86-64 is now a 64-bit application that requires the use of a 64-bit third party ODBC Driver

10.1.1.1 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 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 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 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 Itanium # bdf
    Solaris (SPARC) # df -k
    Linux x86 # df -k
    Linux x86 64 bit # df -k

10.1.2 Software Requirements

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

10.1.2.1 Operating System

Table 10-3 lists the minimum operating system version required for Oracle Database Gateway for ODBC. If your operating system is lower than the minimum requirements, upgrade your operating system to meet the specified levels.

Table 10-2 Operating Systems version for Oracle Database Gateway for ODBC

Operating System Version

AIX

AIX 5L version 5.3 TL9 or higher, AIX 6.1

HP-UX Itanium

HP-UX 11iv3 (11.31)

Solaris (SPARC)

Solaris 10, (Update 6 or later)

Linux x86 Red Hat

One of the following operating system versions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0, (Update 7 or later)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0

Linux x86 64 bit Red Hat

One of the following operating system versions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0, (Update 7 or later)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0

Oracle Enterprise Linux x86

One of the following operating system versions:

  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 4.0, (Update 7 or later)

  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.0

Oracle Enterprise Linux x86 64 bit

One of the following operating system versions:

  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 4.0, (Update 7 or later)

  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.0

Asianux Linux 32 bit

One of the following operating system versions:

  • Asianux Linux 2.0

  • Asianux Linux 3.0

Asianux Linux 64 bit

One of the following operating system versions:

  • Asianux Linux 2.0

  • Asianux Linux 3.0

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 32 bit

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.0

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 64 bit

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.0


10.1.2.2 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 Itanium is installed, enter the following command:

    # uname -a
    
  • To determine which version of Solaris Operating System (SRPARC) 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
    

10.1.2.3 Certified Configuration

For the latest certified configuration refer to the OTN Web site:

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

10.2 Step Through the Oracle Universal Installer

Table 10-3 describes the installation procedure for Oracle Database Gateway for ODBC.

Table 10-3 The Oracle Universal Installer: Steps for Installing Oracle Database Gateway for ODBC

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 ODBC. You need not edit the file specification in the Path field. The default setting for this field points to the installer file on your 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, the Oracle Universal Installer displays the Available Products screen.

Oracle Universal Installer: Available Product Components

a. Select Oracle Database Gateway for ODBC 11.2.

b. Click Next.

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.