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Oracle® Database Appliance

Oracle Database Appliance Setup HTML

Release 2.5

E40078-01

March 2013

This document provides an HTML text description for Oracle Database Appliance Setup, part number E40077.

This document consists of the following topics:

About the Oracle Database Appliance Poster

The Oracle Database Appliance setup and configuration poster document is a three-page PDF in Tabloid size format (11 x 17) consisting of three posters. Each poster shows Oracle Database Appliance configuration tasks. The final panel on each poster provides a quick response (QR) code to link to documentation, and URL addresses for the documentation. The sections in this document provide the title for each poster, and an alternate text description of the contents of each poster. This document provides a text equivalent for that poster that can be read with assistive technology tools.

Side One: Preparing to Deploy Bare Metal Oracle Database Appliance

Oracle Database Appliance Setup is a poster consisting of seven panels showing basic hardware configuration and planning steps for Oracle Database Appliance, and one panel providing a quick response (QR) code to link to documentation, and URL addresses for the documentation. The following is a text description of each panel.

Panel 1: Install the Hardware and Configure My Oracle Support

a) Ensure that the system hardware is set up and mounted properly as specified in Oracle Database Appliance Owner's Guide, which is available in the following documentation library:

http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=dba21

b) Verify that your shipment contains the correct power cables for your location.

c) Verify that at least six 1 GbE cables are available.

d) Obtain your hardware Support Identifier (SI) from your hardware vendor.

e) Go to the following URL and add the hardware SI that you received with Oracle Database Appliance to your My Oracle Support profile:

https://support.oracle.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&id=1070936.1

If you acquired new software licenses, then also add the new software SIs. Each SI registration may take up to 24 hours

Note:

You cannot obtain software or support from Oracle without registered hardware and software system identifiers (SIs).

Panel 2: Set Up the Network Configuration

a) Collect the following network and cluster information from your network administrator:

  • Generic network information, including the following:

    • Domain name (for example, example.com)

    • Domain name server addresses

    • (Optional) Network Time Protocol server addresses

  • Specific network information for the cluster, including the following:

    • Single Client Access Name (SCAN) and two addresses (for example, hrsys-scan and 192.0.2.16, 192.0.2.17)

    • Netmask for the public network (for example, 255.255.252.0)

    • Gateway for the public network (for example, 192.0.2.1)

Panel 3: Set Up Network Configuration, Continued

b) Collect the following cluster node information from your network administrator:

  • Node 0 network information

    • Public name and address (for example, hrsys0 and 192.0.2.18)

    • VIP name and address (for example, hrsys0-vip and 192.0.2.19)

  • Node 1 network information

    • Public name and address (for example, hrsys1 and 192.0.2.20)

    • VIP name and address (for example, hrsys1-vip and 192.0.2.21)

    Note:

    Public, VIP, and SCAN IP addresses must be on the same subnet.

    For virtualization, your network administrator must provide extra IP addresses for dom0, dom1, and virtual machines.

Panel 4: Set Up ILOM Configuration (Recommended)

Configure Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (Oracle ILOM) for managing Oracle Database Appliance independently of the operating system.

Collect the following information for your Oracle ILOM network:

  • Oracle ILOM name and address for node 0

    (for example, hrsysilom and 10.0.0.3)

  • Oracle ILOM name and address for node 1

    (for example, hrsysilom and 10.0.0.4)

  • Netmask for management network

    (for example, 255.255.255.0)

  • Gateway for management network

    (for example, 10.0.0.1)

Note:

For information about configuring Oracle Database Appliance network bonding, see:

https://support.us.oracle.com/oip/faces/secure/km/DocumentDisplay.jspx?id=1422563.1

Panel 5: Plan the Software and Database Configuration Choices

a) Plan your software installation choices as follows:

  • Configuration type: Custom

  • System name (for example, hrsys)

  • Region (for example, America)

  • Time zone (for example, America/Los_Angeles)

  • Deployment type (for example, Oracle Real Application Clusters)

  • Database backup (for example, External). Local appliance backups leave 1.6 TB (maximum) and external appliance backups leave 3.2 TB (maximum) for Oracle Database.

b) Prepare to enter information for the following fields:

  • Database Name (for example, hrdb)

  • DB Class (for example, Small)

  • Database Language (for example, English)

  • Database Block Size (for example, 8192)

  • Database Character Set (for example, AL32UTF8)

  • Database Territory (for example, America)

Panel 6: Plan for Oracle Auto Service Request and Oracle Cloud File System (Optional)

a) To configure Oracle Auto Service Request, be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Proxy server name to use for your deployment

  • Your My Oracle Support account user name and password

For more information about Oracle Auto Service Request, see the following URL:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/systems/asr/overview/index.html

Note:

Always specify your product serial number or hardware system identifier (SI) when opening service requests in My Oracle Support.

b) To change the default name and size of Oracle Cloud File System, be prepared to provide the following:

  • Name of file system (default name is /cloudfs)

  • Size of file system (default size is 50 GB)

Panel 7: Download the Software

Use one of the following two options to download the software:

  • (Recommended) Download and run the Oracle Appliance Manager Configurator

    1. Download the Configurator at the following URL:

      http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/engineered-systems/database-appliance/index.html

    2. Run the configurator, preferably on a computer that is on a network that is local to where you plan to install Oracle Database Appliance.

    3. Enter and validate your configuration choices with the configurator. This creates a configuration file that you can use during actual deployment. You can also run Oracle Appliance Manger Configurator directly from Oracle Database Appliance during deployment.

      Note:

      For information about the configuration options such as Deployment Type, Database Class, or any of the other options, refer to Oracle Appliance Manager Configurator online help.
  • Follow the instructions in My Oracle Support Note 888888.1

    1. Go to My Oracle Support note 888888.1 using the following URL:

      https://support.oracle.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&id=888888.1

    2. Download the latest software (Oracle Database Appliance End-User Bundle) to a local computer on the network.

    3. Download the latest available Oracle Database Appliance patch bundle, which you must apply before or after deployment, and review the README files.

Panel 8: Review Oracle Database Appliance Information

Review the most recent version of this poster in the Oracle Database Appliance online documentation library, which is available at the following URL:

http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=dba21

Review the Oracle Database Appliance FAQs and online demos on Oracle Technology Network, which is available at the following URL:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/engineered-systems/database-appliance/overview/index.html

Review the Oracle Database Appliance Information Center, which is contained in My Oracle Support Note 1417713.2 and available at the following URL:

https://support.oracle.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&id=1417713.2

Review the latest information about Oracle software and hardware products at the following URL:

http://www.oracle.com

Side Two: Oracle Database Appliance Setup

Oracle Database Appliance Setup is a poster consisting of seven panels showing basic configuration steps for Oracle Database Appliance, and one panel providing a quick response (QR) code to link to documentation, and URL addresses for the documentation. The following is a text description of each panel.

Panel 1: Connect the Cables

The panel shows an image of the back of an Oracle Database Appliance. The back of the appliance consists of two system controllers (SC). The upper system controller is system controller 1 (SC1), and the lower system controller is system controller 0 (SC0) There are four callouts pointing to locations on the appliance. Callout 1 shows the power supply unit on each of the two system controllers, which is located on the left side of the appliance.

Callout 1 points to the power plug inlet for the power supply unit of each system controller. The text associated with the callout says "Connect power to the power supply unit (PSU)."

Callout 2 points to the Net0 and Net1 ports on each system controller. These ports are located on the right side of each system controller. They consist of two 1 gigabyte Ethernet ports, in a vertical column arrangement. The text associated with the callout says "1 GbE network to net0 and net1 (bond0)."

Callout 3 points to an Ethernet port on each system controller that is located to the right of the bond0 set of ports. The text associated with the callout says "(Optional) Ethernet to Net Mgt for Oracle ILOM."

Callout 4 points to ports that you can use to set up a direct user interface connection for system controller 0 (SC0), the lower controller. The callout points to two USB 2.0 ports on SC0. Connect a USB cable keyboard and a USB cable mouse to these ports. Callout 4 also points to an HD-15 video port. Connect a video monitor to that port.

Panel 2: Start Up the Systems

Panel 2 shows a close-up picture of a system controller power button, which is located on the front panel of Oracle Database Appliance. Each system controller has a separate power button. The power button for SC1 is on the upper left corner of the Oracle Database Appliance front panel, and the power button for SC0 is on the lower left corner of the Oracle Database Appliance front panel.

After you plug in each SC, each SC requires time to start up.

Callout 1 points to a green light-emitting diode (LED) labeled SP. After connecting the power cords as shown in step 1, the green LED labeled SP blinks for a few minutes, then turns steadily on. Wait for the SP LED to stop blinking before you proceed further.

Callout 2 points to a round button that turns on the power. When the green LED is steady on, push the power button on each SC to power on the system. Only push the power buttons once. Do not repeatedly push the power button.

Callout 3 points to a green LED labeled OK. After you push the power buttons, the green LED labeled OK blinks for a few minutes, then turns steadily on. Wait for the OK LED to stop blinking before proceeding further.

Panel 3: Log In to the Console and Configure the Network

Configuring the network enables you to use the scp command to copy files to Oracle Database Appliance.

a) Log in to the console as root with the default password welcome1.

b) Run the command oakcli configure firstnet, as designated in bold text, and complete the dialog, as described in the example that follows. Replace the network values in the example designated with bold font with the values configured for your network. Consult your network administrator to obtain the network address and subnet information if you do not have it already:

[root@oak1]# /opt/oracle/oak/bin/oakcli configure firstnet
Select the interface to configure 
network on [bond0 bond1 bond2 xbond0]: bond0
Configure DHCP on bond0? [yes/no]: no
INFO: Static configuration selected
Enter the IP address to configure: 192.0.2.2
Enter the netmask address to configure: 255.255.255.0
Enter the gateway address to configure: 192.0.2.1
Plumbing the IPs now
Restarting the network
::::::::::::::::::

Panel 4: Download the Oracle Database Appliance End-User Bundle

a) From a browser on an external client, log on to My Oracle Support.From a browser, log on to My Oracle Support. Identify the latest software version by reading the following note:

https://support.oracle.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&id=888888.1

b) Use the command oakcli show version -detail to determine if your oakcli tool version is current. If your version is out of date, then update your base image as described in the following note:

https://support.oracle.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&id=888888.1

c) Download the end-user bundle zip file from the following URL:

https://updates.oracle.com/download/12978712.html

d) Use the command scp to copy the Oracle Database Appliance End-User Bundle to a location on SC0 (for example, to /tmp).

d) (Optional) Copy the configuration file created by the Oracle Appliance Manager configurator utility to a location on SC0 (for example, to /tmp).

Note:

Note: Refer to My Oracle Support Note 1373617.1 for step-by-step instructions to complete end-user deployment:

https://support.oracle.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&id=1373617.1

Panel 5: Unpack the Oracle Database Appliance End-User Bundle

a) Use the command oakcli unpack –package to move the end-user bundle from its current location to the location required for deployment. For example, if you copied the package p12978712_21000Linux-x86-64.zip to the directory /tmp, then enter the following command:

[root@oak1]# /opt/oracle/oak/bin/oakcli unpack -package /tmp/p12978712_xxxxxx_Linux-x86-64.zip

Typical and Custom Installations

The Configuration Type window enables you to select a Typical or a Custom configuration. Among other things, selecting Custom enables you to:

  • Configure NTP servers (If you do not configure an external NTP server, then the default is Cluster Time Synchronization Service)

  • Configure and set up Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM)

  • Specify additional network interfaces (2 additional bonded 1 GbE interfaces, and 1 additional 10 GbE interface)

  • Configure Automatic Service Request (ASR)

  • Resize the Cloud File System partition (/cloudfs). The default is 50 Gb.

Panel 6: Deploy the Oracle Software

a) Type the command startx to start X Window System.

b) Enter the following command:

[root@oak1]# /opt/oracle/bin/oakcli deploy

Oracle Appliance Manager starts, and the Welcome window opens.

c) Click Next.

The Configuration Type window opens. This window shows the text Select Configuration Type, and displays two options you can select:

  • Typical (Recommended)

  • Custom

Below the two options is a button with the title Load an existing configuration. The button is labeled Browse.

On the lower left hand corner of this window is a button labeled Help, which you can click for information about each window. On the lower right hand corner of this window are buttons labeled Back, Next, and Cancel. These buttons are displayed on each Oracle Appliance Manager window.

Select either the Typical or Custom installation type.

(Optional) If you have a configuration file (for example, myserver1.conf, as shown in the step 5 example), then click Browse to locate the file and import its contents into Oracle Appliance Manager.

d) Enter the requested information as the screens appear.

Panel 7: Click Finish to Begin Installation When the Configuration Information is Complete

At the end of the Oracle Appliance Manager configuration interview, the Summary window is displayed. The Summary window displays a list of configuration values that you have entered during the configuration interview.

Below the Summary window is the a button with the title Save the generated configuration, and labeled Save. You can click this button to save the values you entered during the configuration interview in a configuration file. Below this button are the standard window buttons, and a button labeled Install.

Click Install to start configuring Oracle Database Appliance with the end-user bundle. The deployment takes about one hour to finish.

Panel 8: Additional Links and References

For more information about Oracle Database Appliance, go to Oracle Technology Network:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/engineered-systems/database-appliance/index.htm

For more information about deployment, go to:

http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=dba21

Side Three: Oracle Database Appliance Virtualized Platform Setup

Oracle Database Appliance - Virtualized Setup is a poster consisting of eight panels showing basic configuration steps for Oracle Database Appliance installed with a virtual server environment, and one panel providing a quick response (QR) code to link to documentation, and URL addresses for the documentation. The following is a text description of each panel.

Panel 1: Connect the Cables

The panel shows an image of the back of an Oracle Database Appliance. The back of the appliance consists of two system controllers (SC). The upper system controller is system controller 1 (SC1), and the lower system controller is system controller 0 (SC0) There are four callouts pointing to locations on the appliance. Callout 1 shows the power supply unit on each of the two system controllers, which is located on the left side of the appliance.

Callout 1 points to the power plug inlet for the power supply unit of each system controller. The text associated with the callout says "Connect power to the power supply unit (PSU)."

Callout 2 points to the Net0 and Net1 ports on each system controller. These ports are located on the right side of each system controller. They consist of two 1 gigabyte Ethernet ports, in a vertical column arrangement. The text associated with the callout says "1 GbE network to net0 and net1 (bond0)."

Callout 3 points to an Ethernet port on each system controller that is located to the right of the bond0 set of ports. The text associated with the callout says "(Optional) Ethernet to Net Mgt for Oracle ILOM."

Callout 4 points to ports that you can use to set up a direct user interface connection for system controller 0 (SC0), the lower controller. The callout points to two USB 2.0 ports on SC0. Connect a USB cable keyboard and a USB cable mouse to these ports. Callout 4 also points to an HD-15 video port. Connect a video monitor to that port.

Panel 2: Start Up the Systems

Panel 2 shows a close-up picture of a system controller power button, which is located on the front panel of Oracle Database Appliance. Each system controller has a separate power button. The power button for SC1 is on the upper left corner of the Oracle Database Appliance front panel, and the power button for SC0 is on the lower left corner of the Oracle Database Appliance front panel.

After you plug in each SC, each SC requires time to start up.

Callout 1 points to a green light-emitting diode (LED) labeled SP. After connecting the power cords as shown in step 1, the green LED labeled SP blinks for a few minutes, then turns steadily on. Wait for the SP LED to stop blinking before you proceed further.

Callout 2 points to a round button that turns on the power. When the green LED is steady on, push the power button on each SC to power on the system. Only push the power buttons once. Do not repeatedly push the power button.

Callout 3 points to a green LED labeled OK. After you push the power buttons, the green LED labeled OK blinks for a few minutes, then turns steadily on. Wait for the OK LED to stop blinking before proceeding further.

Panel 3: Check that Oracle Virtual Machine Image is Installed

a) Log in to dom0 as root with the password welcome1.

b) Enter the command xm list to confirm that you have the Oracle Virtual Machine image for Oracle Database Appliance installed.

For example:

oak1 login: root
Password:
Warning: making manual modifications
in the management domain might cause
inconsistencies between Oracle VM Manager
and the server.
[root@oak1 ~]# xm list
Name     ID     MEM     VCPUs     State    Times
Domain-0  0     2039       24     r-----    496.1
[root@oak1 ~]#

c) If the command does not include Domain-0 in the Name column, or if the command fails with any other error, then you need to install the Oracle Virtual Machine image.

Note:

Refer to the following note for step-by-step instructions to install Oracle Virtual Machine image:

https://support.oracle.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&id=1520579.1

Panel 4: Configure the Network

Configuring the network enables you to use scp to copy files to Oracle Database Appliance.

a) Log in to dom0 as root with the password welcome1.

b) Configure the network using the command /opt/oracle/oak/bin/oakcli configure firstnet.

c) Select the Global option. When prompted, enter the domain name, DNS servers, host names, network interface, IP address for nodes, netmask and gateway address.

Panel 5: Deploy ODA_BASE

a) Download the ODA_BASE template from My Oracle Support and copy the template to the directory /OVS on dom0.

b) Deploy ODA_BASE using the command /opt/oracle/oak/bin/oakcli deploy oda_base.

c) When the location prompt appears, enter the full path and file name for the ODA_BASE template you downloaded and copied.

For example:

/OVS/templateBuild-2013-01-31.tar.gz

d) When the core licensing prompt appears, enter a value from 1 through 6, which corresponds to the number of cores you want to license.

Note:

Download the template for ODA_BASE from the following URL:

https://updates.oracle.com/download/16186172.html

Panel 6: Deploy the Oracle Software on ODA_BASE

a) Use a VNC client to connect to dom1 using the hostname dom0 on port 5900.

b) In the VNC session on dom1, type the command startx to start an X Window System session.

c) Open a terminal session and enter the following command:

/opt/oracle/oak/bin/oakcli deploy

Oracle Appliance Manager starts, and the Welcome window opens.

d) Click Next.

Panel 7: Deploy the Oracle Software on ODA_BASE, Continued

The Configuration Type window opens. This window shows the text Select Configuration Type, and displays two options you can select:

  • Typical

  • Custom

Below the two options is a button with the title Load an existing configuration. The button is labeled Browse.

On the lower left hand corner of this window is a button labeled Help, which you can click for information about each window. On the lower right hand corner of this window are buttons labeled Back, Next, and Cancel. These buttons are displayed on each Oracle Appliance Manager window.

Select either the Typical or Custom installation type.

(Optional) If you have a configuration file (for example, myserver1.conf, as shown in the step 5 example), then click Browse to locate the file and import its contents into Oracle Appliance Manager.

Note:

Select Custom to configure options that default in Typical configurations, such as:
  • Normal disk redundancy

  • NTP servers

  • Oracle ILOM

  • Additional network interfaces

  • Oracle Auto Service Requests (ASR)

  • Size of the /cloudfs file system (default is 50 Gb)

Panel 8: Click Install to Begin Installation When the Configuration Information is Complete

At the end of the Oracle Appliance Manager configuration interview, the Summary window is displayed. The Summary window displays a list of configuration values that you have entered during the configuration interview.

Below the Summary window is the a button with the title Save the generated configuration, and labeled Save. You can click this button to save the values you entered during the configuration interview in a configuration file. Below this button are the standard window buttons, and a button labeled Install.

Click Install to start configuring Oracle Database Appliance with the end-user bundle. The deployment takes about one hour to finish.

Panel 9: Additional Links and References

For more information about Oracle Database Appliance, go to Oracle Technology Network:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/engineered-systems/database-appliance/index.htm

For more information about deployment, go to:

http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=dba21

Documentation Accessibility

For information about Oracle's commitment to accessibility, visit the Oracle Accessibility Program website at http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=docacc.

Access to Oracle Support

Oracle customers have access to electronic support through My Oracle Support. For information, visit http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=info or visit http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=acc&id=trs if you are hearing impaired.


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