Oracle9i Installation Guide
Release 1 (9.0.1) for Alpha OpenVMS

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Oracle Transparent Gateway

This chapter desc ribes how to install the gateway software from the distribution CD-ROM. This chapter includes the following sections:

System Requirements for Oracle Transparent Gateway

Review your system's hardware and software to ensure that it meets requirements, and determine gateway configuration before you install the gateway. Gateway components can be located on one platform or distributed over several platforms.

Oracle Corporation supports the software configurations described in this section as long as the underlying system software products are supported by their respective vendors. Verify the latest support status with your system software vendors.

Use the installation worksheet provided for your configuration to ensure that you have all required information before beginning installation.

The following sections describe system requirements for gateway configuration, and provide worksheets to use during the installation:

RDB Gateway Requirements

Table C-1 describes the hardware and software requirements for an RDB gateway. Use it to ensure that your system meets requirements to create a gateway for the Oracle Transparent Gateway for RDB.

Table C-1 RDB Gateway Requirements
Hardware/ Software  Requirements 

Processor 

A Compaq Alpha workstation running the required version of OpenVMS. 

Memory 

26 MB of real memory is recommended to support the gateway. The total real memory requirement for the concurrent use of the gateway depends on these factors:

  • The SQL statement issued by the user.

  • The number of cursors currently opened against RDB.

  • The number of columns in the table being accessed.

 

CD-ROM Drive 

An internal or external CD-ROM drive. 

Disk Space 

200 MB. 

Operating System 

Alpha OpenVMS 7.2-1H1 

Operating System Patch 

Use the latest patch kit from Compaq. Compaq provides patch information at www.compaq.com/support

Oracle Net Requirements 

Oracle Net on Alpha OpenVMS is developed and certified using Compaq's TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS (UCX). If you wish to use the TCP/IP protocol adapter for Oracle Net, you should have Version 5.0A or higher of TCP/IP Services for Alpha OpenVMS installed. TCP/IP protocol stacks from other vendors may work with Oracle, but customers use these products at their own risk. Any TCP/IP problems that cannot be reproduced using TCP/IP Services for Alpha OpenVMS will simply be referred to the TCP/IP vendor.

Vendor-provided protocol services are usually upward-compatible, so that existing applications will continue to work without modification. Thus, later releases of TCP/IP are upward compatible with Oracle Net, provided that the vendor-specified Application Programming Interface (API) does not change with new releases 

Oracle Database Server 

Oracle9i Enterprise Edition Server release 1 (9.0.1).

Oracle database server can reside on any supported platform. 

Oracle Networking 

On gateway machine:

  • Oracle Net Server release 9.0.1.

  • Oracle Adapter for Named Pipes or TCP/IP.

The following are required on the Oracle database server machine:

  • Oracle Net Client release 9.0.1.

  • Oracle Adapter for Named Pipes or TCP/IP.

Oracle Net products are included on the distribution CD-ROM.

Oracle Net or Oracle Net Client and the Oracle Adapter must be installed on the machine where the Oracle database server is installed. Oracle Net Server and the Oracle Adapter must be installed on the machine where the gateway is installed.  

RDB 

RDB Version 7.x 

RMS Gateway Requirements

Table C-2 describes the hardware and software requirements for an RMS gateway. Use it to ensure that your system meets requirements to create a gateway for the Oracle Transparent Gateway for RMS.

Table C-2 RMS Gateway Requirements
Hardware/
Software
 
Requirements 

Processor 

A Compaq Alpha workstation running the required version of OpenVMS. 

Memory 

26 MB of real memory is recommended to support the gateway. The total real memory requirement for the concurrent use of the gateway depends on these factors:

  • The SQL statement issued by the user.

  • The number of cursors currently opened against RMS.

  • The number of columns in the table being accessed.

 

CD-ROM Drive 

An internal or external CD-ROM drive. 

Disk Space 

200 MB. 

Operating System 

Alpha OpenVMS 7.2-1 

Operating System Patch 

Use the latest patch kit from Compaq. Compaq provides patch information at www.compaq.com/support

Oracle Net Requirements 

Oracle Net on Alpha OpenVMS is developed and certified using Compaq's TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS (UCX). If you wish to use the TCP/IP protocol adapter for Oracle Net, you should have Version 5.0A or higher of TCP/IP Services for Alpha OpenVMS installed. TCP/IP protocol stacks from other vendors may work with Oracle, but customers use these products at their own risk. Any TCP/IP problems that cannot be reproduced using TCP/IP Services for Alpha OpenVMS will simply be referred to the TCP/IP vendor.

Vendor-provided protocol services are usually upward-compatible, so that existing applications will continue to work without modification. Thus, later releases of TCP/IP are upward compatible with Oracle Net, provided that the vendor-specified Application Programming Interface (API) does not change with new releases 

Oracle Database Server 

Oracle9i Enterprise Edition Server release 1 (9.0.1).

Oracle database server can reside on any supported platform. 

Oracle Networking 

On gateway machine:

  • Oracle Net Server release 9.0.1.

  • Oracle Adapter for Named Pipes or TCP/IP.

The following are required on the Oracle database server machine:

  • Oracle Net Client release 9.0.1.

  • Oracle Adapter for Named Pipes or TCP/IP.

Oracle Net products are included on the distribution CD-ROM.

Oracle Net or Oracle Net Client and the Oracle Adapter must be installed on the machine where the Oracle database server is installed. Oracle Net Server and the Oracle Adapter must be installed on the machine where the gateway is installed.  

RMS 

RMS Version 7.2-1.  

Tested Gateway Configurations

The following tables provide gateway configurations tested by Oracle Corporation at the time of this document release. Oracle continues to provide support for the most recent releases of Oracle and non-Oracle systems in a timely manner.

Table C-3 Tested Gateway Configurations
Database  Gateway and Operating System 

RDB version 7.x 

tg4rdb version 9.0.1 running on Alpha OpenVMS. 

RMS version 7.2-1 

tg4rms version 9.0.1 running on Alpha OpenVMS 

See Also:

Oracle Corporation continually updates supported gateway configurations. For the latest supported configuration information, either contact Oracle Support Services or visit the following web site:

http://www.oracle.com/gateways 

Gateway Installation Worksheets

Select the worksheet appropriate for your system in one of the following tables, and use the values you enter as a reference during the configuration process:

RDB Gateway Worksheet

Enter your system values in the following Table C-5 to prepare for an RDB gateway configuration.

Table C-4 RDB Gateway Installation Worksheet
Description   Value  

Oracle database server machine name  

 

Oracle database server platform (OS and its version number)  

 

$ORACLE_HOME of Oracle database server (full path name)  

 

Gateway machine name  

 

Gateway machine platform (OS and its version number)  

 

$ORACLE_HOME of the gateway (full path name)  

 

Location of RDB database to which the gateway will connect  

 

RMS Gateway Worksheet

Enter your system values in the following Table C-5 to prepare for an RMS gateway configuration.

Table C-5 RMS Gateway Installation Worksheet
Description   Value  

Oracle database server machine name  

 

Oracle database server platform (OS and its version number)  

 

$ORACLE_HOME of Oracle database server (full path name) 

 

Gateway machine name  

 

Gateway machine platform (OS and its version number)  

 

$ORACLE_HOME of the gateway (full path name)  

 

Installing Oracle Transparent Gateway

Use the following procedures and tables to install Oracle Transparent Gateway.

Mounting Transparent Gateway from the CD-ROM

Install the gateway software from the CD-ROM as follows:

  1. Start the Oracle Universal Installer.


    Note:

    Complete instructions for mounting and running the Oracle Universal Installer are not presented here. Review Chapter 4, "Installation" to find complete mounting and starting instructions for your platform. As a gateway is installed using Custom Installation, note in particular "Oracle9i Database Custom Installation" on page 18. 


  2. Install the gateway by responding to installation prompts as indicated for your platform in "Installation Prompts for Transparent Gateway".

Installation Prompts for Transparent Gateway

The Oracle Universal Installer screens and the sequence in which they appear depend on your platform. Select the installation prompt section that corresponds to the e gateway will connect.

Installation Prompts for RDB Gateway

Use Table C-6, "Installation Prompts and Responses for RDB" as a guide during your gateway installation. Follow the instructions in the Response column for each entry in the Screen column. When you have completed the responses, follow the instructions in the "Completing RDB Gateway Installation" section.

Table C-6 Installation Prompts and Responses for RDB
Screen  Response 

Location of RDB database 

Enter the complete path for RDB database. 

Completing RDB Gateway Installation

When the Summary screen appears, click Install.

Verify that the installation was successful after the Oracle Universal Installer confirms that the installation has been completed. Check the contents of the installActions.log file located in the orainventory_location:[logs] directory.

Installation Prompts for RMS Gateway

There are no installation prompt for RMS gateway.

Removing Oracle Transparent Gateway

Remove the gateway as follows:

  1. Start the Oracle Universal Installer.

  2. Click the De-install Products button on the Welcome window or the Installed Products ... button available on any Oracle Universal Installer window. The Inventory window appears and displays a list of installed products.

  3. Click to select the gateway product in the Inventory window and click Remove.

    Only the files that were copied into the Oracle home directory during the gateway installation are automatically removed. You must manually remove all other related files.


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