Sun Cluster Quick Start Guide for Solaris OS

ProcedureHow to Install Oracle 10gR2 Software

Before You Begin

Have available the following:

  1. On phys-sun, become user oracle.

    phys-sun# su - oracle
  2. Change to the /tmp directory.

    phys-sun# cd /tmp
  3. Insert the Oracle product disc.

    If the volume management daemon vold(1M) is running and is configured to manage DVD-ROMs, the daemon automatically mounts the Oracle 10gR2 DVD-ROM on the /cdrom/cdrom0 directory.

  4. Start the Oracle Universal Installer.

    phys-sun# /cdrom/cdrom0/Disk1/runInstaller

    For more information about using the Oracle Universal Installer, see the Oracle Database Client Installation Guide for Solaris Operating System (SPARC 64–Bit).

  5. Follow the prompts to install Oracle software.

    Specify the following values:

    Oracle Component 


    Source file location 


    Destination file location (the value of $ORACLE_HOME)


    UNIX group name 


    Available products 

    Oracle 10g Enterprise Edition or Standard Edition 

    Database configuration type 

    General Purpose 

    Installation type 


    Global database name 


    Oracle System Identifier (SID) 


    Database file location 


    Database character set 


    For more information, see the Oracle Database Client Installation Guide for Solaris Operating System (SPARC 64–Bit).

  6. Change to a directory that does not reside on the DVD and eject the DVD.

    phys-sun# eject cdrom
  7. Apply any Oracle patches.

  8. Verify that the owner, group, and mode of the /oracle/oracle/product/10.2.0/bin/oracle file are correct.

    phys-sun# ls -l /oracle/oracle/product/10.2.0/bin/oracle
    -rwsr-s--x   1 oracle   dba    3195 Apr 27  2005 oracle
  9. Verify that the listener binaries exist in the /oracle/oracle/product/10.2.0/bin/ directory.

    Oracle listener binaries include the lsnrctl command and the tnsping command.

  10. Exit from the user oracle.

    The superuser prompt is again displayed.

  11. Prevent the Oracle cssd daemon from being started.

    Remove the following entry from the /etc/inittab file. This action prevents unnecessary error messages from being displayed.

    h1:23:respawn:/etc/init.d/init.cssd run >/dev/null 2>&| > </dev/null
  12. Repeat this procedure on phys-moon.