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Oracle® Transparent Gateway for DRDA Installation and User’s Guide
10g Release 1 ( for Microsoft Windows
Part Number B12010-01
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4 Installing the Gateway

This chapter provides general information about gateway installation that is specific to this release of the Oracle Transparent Gateway for DRDA for Microsoft Windows, including the following sections:

4.1 Introduction

The complete Oracle Transparent Gateway for DRDA for Microsoft Windows installation process is divided into installation and configuration tasks. This process is described in Chapters 4 through 8. If this is the first time the gateway has been installed on your Pentium-based host, then you must perform all of the steps documented in these chapters.

The installation tasks include:

An installation checklist follows, which you can use to check off each completed step in the process.

4.2 Before You Begin

This chapter requires you to input parameters that are unique to your system in order to properly configure the gateway. Refer to Appendix E, " Configuration Worksheet" for a worksheet listing all of the installation parameters that you will need to know in order to complete the configuration process. Ask your network administrator to provide these parameters before you begin.

You will also need to confirm that all hardware and software requirements have been met. Refer to Chapter 3, " System Requirements" to verify these requirements.

4.3 Checklist for Gateway Installation

Use the following checklist for installing the gateway:

4.4 Installation Overview

The primary installation tasks are presented with the assumption that you will configure the gateway with a single Oracle integrating server and a single DRDA database. The steps for expanding the configuration to multiple integrating servers and multiple DRDA databases are described in Chapter 10, " Configuring the Gateway".

For general information about installing Oracle products, and how to use the Oracle Universal Installer, refer to the Oracle Database Installation Guide for Windows.

4.5 Preinstallation

ORACLE_HOME is the root directory in which Oracle software is installed.

Throughout this book, ORACLE_HOME is used to refer to the home directory of the Oracle Transparent Gateway for DRDA for Microsoft Windows, unless specifically stated otherwise.

4.6 Installing the Gateway from CD-ROM

The Oracle Universal Installer for Microsoft Windows is provided on the distribution CD-ROM with the Gateway.

4.6.1 Step 1: Log on to the host

Log on to your host computer as a member of the Administrators group.

4.6.2 Step 2: Load the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM Drive

Use any CD-ROM drive that is attached to the Pentium-based host (either locally or as a shared resource) as a logical drive to install the gateway. If the CD-ROM drive cannot copy files to your hard disk, refer to your CD-ROM documentation. The installation steps are presented with the assumption that the CD-ROM drive is mapped to the G: drive.

To load the gateway distribution CD-ROM:

  1. Insert the gateway distribution CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.

  2. Verify that the drive is assigned to the logical drive that you selected and that you can access files on the CD-ROM.

4.6.3 Step 3: Start the Oracle Universal Installer on Microsoft Windows

If you previously installed another Oracle Microsoft Windows product, such as an earlier version of the Oracle server or the gateway, then Oracle Universal Installer has already been set up in the Microsoft Windows program menu.

Start the Oracle Universal Installer from the Start menu, rather than by using Microsoft Windows Explorer.

  1. From the Start menu, click Run.

  2. Enter the path and executable file name:

  3. Click the OK button.

4.6.4 Step 4: Step through the Oracle Universal Installer

The Oracle Universal Installer is a menu-driven utility that guides you through installation of the gateway by prompting you with action items. The action items and the sequence in which they appear depend upon your platform. Use the following table as a guide to the installation, following the instructions in the Response column.

Table 4-1 Steps to Install the Gateway Using the Oracle Universal Installer

Prompt Response
Welcome Select "Advanced Installation" and click Next.
File Locations: "Source and Destination" Check that the Source Path points to the stage\products.jar file in the path of the mounted CD-ROM. Check that the Destination Path points to your ORACLE_HOME. Click Next.
Installation Types Select "Custom". Click Next.
Available Products Components Open the "Oracle Transparent Gateways" product group and select "Oracle Transparent Gateway for DRDA". Remove selection from everything else for a standalone gateway installation. Click Next.
DRDA Network Interface Product Software Choose the network interface software appropriate for this installation of the gateway. Click Next.
Summary Verify the products to be installed. Click Next.

4.6.5 Step 5: Verify Installation Success

After the Oracle Universal Installer confirms that the installation has ended, verify that the installation was successful. To do this, check the contents of the installation log file, which is located in the C:\Program Files\Oracle\Inventory\logs directory. The default file name is InstallActions<DATE>.LOG.

4.7 Installation Complete

Your gateway installation is now complete. Proceed with the configuration tasks that are described in Chapters 5 through 10.

4.7.1 Deinstalling the Gateway

Deinstalling the Oracle Transparent Gateway for DRDA requires the use of the Oracle Universal Installer. Follow the procedures below to deinstall the gateway:

  1. To restart the Oracle Universal Installer, refer to the installation process found earlier in this chapter in "Installing the Gateway from CD-ROM", and repeat the following three steps (steps 1, 2, and 3):

    1. Step 1: Log on to the host

    2. Step 2: Load the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM Drive

    3. Step 3: Start the Oracle Universal Installer on Microsoft Windows

  2. When the "Welcome" panel appears, select "Advanced Installation" and Click Next. Then, in the "File Locations" panel, click the "Installed Products" button.

  3. In the list of installed products, select the Gateway product and any other products that you wish to remove, then click Remove.