Oracle® Fail Safe Installation Guide
Release 3.3.3 for Windows
Part No. B12072-01
Note:If you are upgrading Oracle Fail Safe from an earlier release, see Appendix A for information about performing a rolling upgrade.
The discussions in this chapter assume that you have already set up your hardware configuration and installed Microsoft Windows and the corresponding version of Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS). If you plan to configure Oracle products or other components with Oracle Fail Safe, install the component software prior to installing Oracle Fail Safe.
The following topics are discussed in this chapter:
Review the Before You Install Checklist
Install the Oracle Fail Safe Software
Verify the release of any other Oracle software or third-party software that you plan to use with Oracle Fail Safe against the software compatibility guidelines that are documented in the Oracle Fail Safe Release Notes.
If necessary, install MSCS.
Verify that the cluster is up and running on all nodes.
Remove the previous version of Oracle Fail Safe, if necessary. If you need to deinstall Oracle Fail Safe release 2.1.3, you must use the Oracle Installer program located at OracleInstall\setup.exe on the current Oracle Fail Safe CD-ROM.
Install additional components that you want to configure with Oracle Fail Safe (Oracle Database, Oracle HTTP Server, and so on).
If necessary, install Oracle Enterprise Manager.
Plan your installation strategy for multiple Oracle homes. If you are installing on a system with multiple Oracle homes, refer to the documentation for the Oracle component to find compatibility information.
Install Oracle Fail Safe on all cluster nodes, but perform the Oracle Services for MSCS installation sequentially on only one node at a time. Optionally, you can install Oracle Fail Safe Manager on the cluster nodes at the same time.
To install Oracle Fail Safe software on the cluster nodes, they must be running the following software:
To install Oracle Fail Safe Manager on client systems, they must be running Microsoft Windows.
See the Oracle Fail Safe Release Notes for information regarding the required versions of Microsoft Windows and MSCS.
Note:If you decide to update a Microsoft Windows service pack from one supported version to another, you can do so regardless of whether or not Oracle Fail Safe or the software for resources that Oracle Fail Safe supports has been installed.
Oracle Universal Installer, which is included in the Oracle Fail Safe software kit, must be used to install Oracle Fail Safe.
Typically, after you insert the CD-ROM the Oracle Fail Safe Autorun window opens and presents three choices: Install/Deinstall Products, Explore CD, and Browse Documents. Click Install/Deinstall Products to begin the installation. If the Oracle Fail Safe Autorun window does not open when you insert the CD-ROM, run the Oracle Fail Safe setup.exe program, which is on the CD-ROM.
Oracle Universal Installer automatically performs the installation procedure in the same language used by the operating system. For example, if the node operating system is in Japanese, Oracle Universal Installer automatically performs the installation in Japanese.
When Oracle Universal Installer begins, a command interpreter window opens indicating that the installer is checking prerequisites. If all prerequisites are met, the Welcome window opens; if some or all prerequisite checks fail, you are asked if you want to continue. If you choose to continue, the installation may fail.
Step 2 Welcome Window: Verify installed components and Oracle homes.
When the Welcome window opens, you can optionally click Installed Products to view the Oracle components that are already installed and the Oracle homes where they reside. Click Next when ready to proceed.
Under Source, in the Path box, check the default source path from which the software will be installed. A default value is supplied by the installer. Typically, you do not need to change the path that is supplied.
Under Destination, in the Name box, enter a unique name for the Oracle home where you want to install the Oracle Fail Safe software.
Under Destination, in the Path box, enter the directory specification for the Oracle home entered in the previous step.
Note the following:
You must install Oracle Fail Safe on a private disk, not on a shared cluster disk.
You must install the Oracle Fail Safe software in an Oracle home created by Oracle Universal Installer.
You cannot specify an Oracle home that contains components installed with Oracle Installer (the predecessor to Oracle Universal Installer); you must specify an Oracle home created by Oracle Universal Installer. To more easily upgrade to future releases of Oracle Fail Safe, Oracle recommends that you install Oracle Fail Safe in its own Oracle home.
You must install the Oracle Fail Safe server software (which includes Oracle Services for MSCS and additional Oracle Fail Safe server components) in one Oracle home, not in multiple Oracle homes. (Oracle Universal Installer prevents you from installing Oracle Fail Safe server components in more than one Oracle home.) The name of the Oracle home must be the same on each node in the cluster. Although not required, Oracle recommends that the Oracle home path also be the same on each cluster node.
You can install Oracle Fail Safe Manager in more than one Oracle home. In addition, you can install multiple copies of Oracle Fail Safe Manager in multiple Oracle homes and you can install multiple versions of Oracle Fail Safe Manager on the same system. In versions of Oracle Fail Safe prior to 3.1, Oracle Fail Safe Manager could only be installed in one Oracle home.
In the Installation Types window, you specify the type of installation to perform, as follows:
Select an Installation type:
Select Typical to install Oracle Fail Safe Manager and Oracle Services for MSCS. Typical is the default installation type.
Step 5 Available Product Components window: Select components.
If you selected Typical or Client Only in step 4, go to step 6. If you selected Custom or Reinstall in step 4, this window lets you specify which components to install, as follows:
To install the manager, select Oracle Fail Safe Manager.
To install Oracle Fail Safe server components and Oracle Services for MSCS, leave them selected.
By default, Oracle Fail Safe server components and Oracle Services for MSCS are preselected. You must deselect the components that you do not want to install.
The Oracle Fail Safe server components have a dependency on Oracle Services for MSCS. Do not deselect one and not the other. However, you can choose to install just the manager (by deselecting both Oracle Fail Safe server components and Oracle Services for MSCS) or you can choose to install just the server software (by deselecting Oracle Fail Safe Manager).
If you select Sample Databases, the installer checks to see which database releases are installed on the cluster node and installs the sample database files in the same Oracle home as Oracle Fail Safe.
The Oracle Fail Safe installation kit includes sample Oracle 8.0.5 and Oracle 8.1.5 database files and the seed database files for Oracle9i or later. Oracle Universal Installer installs one or a combination of these files, depending on which database versions you currently have installed on the server node. Thus, if only an Oracle8 database is installed on the node, then only Oracle 8.0.5 sample database files are installed. If the cluster node has Oracle8 and Oracle8i installed, then Oracle 8.0.5 and Oracle 8.1.5 sample database files are installed to match the installed database configuration. If the server node has Oracle9i or later installed, Oracle Fail Safe issues a Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA) command and uses the seed database files to create a sample database for you when you issue a Create Sample Database command.
Later, if you issue a command to create a sample database, Oracle Fail Safe checks to see if all necessary sample files are located in the Oracle home where you installed Oracle Fail Safe. If the sample database files are not in the Oracle home, Oracle Fail Safe checks to see if the Oracle Fail Safe CD-ROM is online. If Oracle Fail Safe finds the sample files in either the Oracle home or on the CD-ROM, the Create Sample Database operation will succeed. Otherwise, it will return an error message.
At this point, Oracle Universal Installer displays a window informing you that you must restart the node at the end of the installation. (Step 9 in these instructions provides more information about restarting the node.) This window is not displayed if you have previously installed Oracle Fail Safe and the changes to the system path have been made and detected previously.
Step 6 Summary Window: Verify the component installations.
The Summary window lists the components selected for this installation.
Verify that the information in the Summary window is correct. If the summary includes a component that you do not want to install, click Previous to back up through the installation dialog and deselect the component.
The Oracle Fail Safe documentation is installed automatically and cannot be deselected.
If the information in the Summary window is correct, click Install to start the installation.
The Install window displays the progress of the installation, including the names of the files that are being installed.
Typically, the installation completes in 1 to 5 minutes.
If the installation is successful, the Configuration Tools window and the Oracle Services for MSCS Account/Password dialog box open. In the Oracle Services for MSCS Account/Password dialog box enter:
A value in the Domain\Username box for a user account that has Administrator privileges
For example, if you are using the NEDCDOMAIN and your username is cluadmin, enter NEDCDOMAIN\cluadmin. If you are using a Microsoft Windows 2000 domain, you can enter a user principal name in the form Username@DnsDomainName in the Domain\Username box.
The password for the account in the Password and Confirm Password boxes
Oracle Services for MSCS will use the account you specify to access the cluster. Oracle Services for MSCS runs as a Microsoft Windows service (called OracleMSCSServices) under a user account that must be a domain user account (not the system account) that has Administrator privileges on all nodes of this cluster. The account must be the same on all nodes of this cluster, or you will receive an error message when you attempt to connect to a cluster using Oracle Fail Safe Manager.
Step 8 End of Installation Window: Confirm the Installation and view the Oracle Fail Safe Release Notes.
Oracle Universal Installer displays the End of Installation window. You can confirm the installation of Oracle Fail Safe and any additional components by clicking Installed Products.
Step 9 Reboot the cluster node if you are instructed to do so.
Step 10 Verify the Oracle Fail Safe installation.
See Chapter 3 for information about verifying the Oracle Fail Safe installation.