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Oracle9i Application Server Installation Guide
Release 1 (v1.0.2.2.2) for AIX-Based Systems, Compaq Tru64 UNIX, HP 9000 Series HP-UX, and Linux Intel

Part Number A95909-01
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Core Installation

This chapter guides you through the installation steps for the Core Edition of Oracle9i Application Server. The following topics provide detailed installation steps, and basic postinstallation tasks:

Installation

The following instructions guide you through Oracle9iAS Core Edition install.

  1. Review the Oracle Universal Installer Welcome screen and click Next.

Figure 3-1 Welcome Screen


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The Welcome screen provides information about the Oracle Universal Installer.

The following function buttons appear on the installation screens.

  • Verify the source and destination paths and click Next. If you have not previously installed Oracle products on your machine, the "OraInventory Location screen" appears after you click Next. Enter the complete location path for oraInventory directory and click OK.

    Figure 3-2 File Locations Screen


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    The File Locations screen allows you to enter the full path for the source and destination locations of Oracle9i Application Server.

  • This screen appears only the first time you run Oracle Universal Installer on your machine. Take note of the default value if it appears. Enter a UNIX group name and click Next.

    Figure 3-3 UNIX Group Name Screen


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    The UNIX Group Name screen grants permission for the oraInventory directory to the group specified. For more information, refer to "UNIX Group Name for the Oracle Universal Installer Inventory" .

    UNIX Group Name:

  • Select Core Edition and click Next.

    Figure 3-4 Installation Types Screen


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    The Installation Types screen allows you to select the Oracle9i Application Server installation option that you are licensed to use.

    Java Development Kit (JDK)

    Enter the full path of the JDK home directory. Refer to "Software Requirements" for a list of JDK requirements.

    JDK is a prerequisite for the Oracle HTTP (Apache) component. The following screen prompts for JDK_HOME path during the Oracle9i Application Server installation:

    Figure 3-5 JDK Home Directory Screen


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  • This screen appears only if Oracle Universal Installer has detected insufficient disk space in the Oracle home directory. If needed, verify and change the locations of the components displayed on the screen, and click Next.

    Figure 3-6 Component Locations Screen


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    The Component Locations screen allows you to select alternative locations for some components.


    Note:

    Insufficient disk space is indicated in red with a hand icon next to it. 


    Click individual components to view and change destination location path. The installer enables you to change the destination location of the components displayed on the screen.

  • This screen appears if the installer detects insufficient TMP space. Remove unneeded files from the swap directory to provide sufficient space for installation and click Next. If your swap space is smaller than 500 MB, click Exit and correct the problem.

    Figure 3-7 Insufficient Swap Space for Install Screen


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    The Insufficient Swap Space for Install screen indicated inadequate space in the swap directory. You have two options:

    For detailed information on TMP directory, refer "TMP".

  • Click the Help button to verify that all the preinstallation tasks have been performed, and then click Next.

    Figure 3-8 Installation Overview Screen


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    The Installation Overview screen gives you an overview of the installation process. Click on the Help button for information on the installation process, preinstallation checklist, automatic process startup, configuration tools, and frequently asked questions.

  • Select the components you wish to configure during the installation process and click Next. These components will automatically start up after installation. If you wish to configure the components later, do not select them.

    Figure 3-9 Component Configuration and Startup Screen


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    The Component Configuration and Startup screen allows you to select the components that you want the installer to configure and start after installation. This screen offers two configuration options:

    You can select or de-select multiple components by holding down the Control key while clicking on the component name.

  • Review the summary and click Install to begin the installation process.

    Figure 3-10 Summary Screen


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    The Summary screen allows you to review all the settings before the actual installation process. These settings include source, destination, installation type, product language, space requirements, and a list of components.

    When you click Install, the installation process begins.

  • Monitor the installation process and after the installer finishes, click Next.

    Figure 3-11 Install Screen


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    The Install screen appears while the product is installing. Installation operations include executing actions such as file copy and linking, and executing decision points and calculations. It also displays the full path of the installation log.

    For more information about installation log, refer to "oraInventory Directory".

    Changing Disks

    During installation, the installer prompts you to switch between Disks 1 through 5. Use these steps to change disks and continue the installation process.

    Figure 3-12 Changing Disks Dialog


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    1. Eject and unmount the current disk.

      You must manually eject and unmount the disk. For further instructions, refer to your operating system documentation

    2. Insert the next disk into the CD-ROM drive and mount it.

      You must manually mount the disk. For further instructions, refer to "Starting Oracle Universal Installer".

    3. Click the Browse button on the changing disks dialog, and navigate to /cdrom/9ias_10222_diskx. This directory may be different depending on where the original disk was mounted.

    4. Click OK to continue the installation process.

    Running root.sh

    After installation is completed, the installer prompts you to run root.sh script. Use these steps to run the root.sh script.

    1. Log on as the root user.

    2. Go to the Oracle home directory.

      prompt> cd ORACLE_HOME
      
      
    3. Run the root.sh script.

      prompt> ./root.sh
      
      

    Once you see "Finished running generic part of the root.sh script" and "Now product-specific root actions will be performed," exit root user and return to the Install screen.

    The root.sh script detects:

  • Verify the list of configuration tools and click Next. This screen appears only if you select components to configure and start in the Components Configuration and Startup screen.

    Figure 3-13 Configuration Tools Screen


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    The Configuration Tools screen lists the configuration tools for all installed components.

    Scroll down the list to review the configuration status of each tool. The status changes as each component is configured.

    The installer performs the following functions in this screen:

    Configuration Tools

    This installation option launches the following configuration tools:

    Oracle9iAS Web Cache Configuration Assistant - This launches the service to start Oracle9iAS Web Cache.

    Net8 Configuration Assistant - This configuration assistant enables you to connect and configure the Oracle client/server network environment.

    See Also:

    Net8 Administrator's Guide in the Oracle Database Documentation Library for information on running Net8 Configuration Assistant. 

    Starting HTTP Server - This starts Oracle HTTP Server.

  • Ensure that the installation was successful. Click Exit to quit the installer.

    Figure 3-14 End of Installation Screen


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    The End of Installation screen appears at the end of the installation process. It notifies you whether the installation was successful or unsuccessful.

    If the installer detects that specific port numbers such as 7777, are occupied, it will display the alternate port numbers on the end of Installation screen. For Oracle HTTP Server port number information, refer to "Port Allocation".

    You have successfully installed the Core Edition of Oracle9i Application Server. Proceed to "Postinstallation" to complete the installation process.

    Postinstallation

    The following instructions guide you through the basic postinstallation tasks for Oracle9i Application Server. Before performing these tasks, install, if needed, Oracle9i Application Server Client from the Oracle9i Application Server Administrative and Development Client CD included in the Oracle9i Application Server CD pack.

    See Also:

    Appendix B, "Installing Oracle9i Application Server Administrative and Development Client CD-ROM" 

    The postinstallation contains the following sections:

    Configuring Oracle9iAS Containers for J2EE

    For Oracle9iAS Containers for J2EE (OC4J) installation and configuration information, refer to Oracle9iAS Containers for J2EE Quick Reference Card located in the Oracle9i Application Server Documentation Library.

    Starting and Stopping Components

    Table 3-1 lists the commands needed to individually start and stop Oracle HTTP Server.

    Table 3-1 Starting and Stopping Components
    Component  Function  Command 

    Oracle9iAS Web Cache 

    Start 

    ORACLE_HOME/webcache/bin/webcachectl start
    
     

    Oracle HTTP Server 

    Start 

    ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Apache/bin/apachectl start
    
     

    Stop 

    ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Apache/bin/apachectl stop
    
     

    Oracle HTTP Server SSL-enabled 

    Start 

    ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Apache/bin/apachectl startssl
    

    (Log in as root user) 

    Stop 

    ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Apache/bin/apachectl stop
    

    (Log in as root user) 

    Component Web Sites

    Table 3-2 lists Web sites for Oracle9i Application Server components.

    Table 3-2 Component Web sites
    Component  Web Site 

    Oracle9iAS Web Cache 

    http://hostname.domain:4000
    (Log on as administrator/administrator)
    
     

    Oracle HTTP Server
    Oracle HTTP Server (SSL-enabled) 

    http://hostname.domain:listener_port
    https://hostname.domain:listener_port
    
     

    Component Port Numbers

    Table 3-3 lists the default port numbers on which requests are received for each component.

    Table 3-3 Port Numbers

    Components 

    Port Number 

    Oracle9iAS Web Cache
    Oracle9iAS Web Cache Administration Port
    Oracle9iAS Web Cache Invalidation Port
    Oracle9iAS Web Cache Statistics Port 

    1100
    4000
    4001
    4002 

    Oracle HTTP Server
    Oracle HTTP Server (SSL-enabled)
    Oracle HTTP Server Jserv Servlet Engine 

    For information on port numbers, refer to "Port Allocation".
    8007 

    Additional Documentation

    For further information on postinstallation and configuration tasks, refer to component-specific documentation. For information on viewing and installing the documentation, refer to Appendix E, "Installing Documentation Library".


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