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Oracle® Enterprise Manager Grid Control Installation and Configuration Guide
10g Release 5 (

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This guide is your primary source of preinstallation requirements and certifications, and describes the installation options, and postinstallation configuration information for Enterprise Manager Grid Control (Grid Control).

This preface contains the following topics:

Intended Audience

This guide is written for Oracle Database system administrators who want to install and configure Grid Control. You should already be familiar with Oracle Database and the administrative tasks you want to perform.

Purpose of the Document

This guide should be used for installing only the full releases of Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control Release 2 or higher. A full release refers to the first, complete Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control Release 2 or higher software that was released for a particular platform.

A full release comprises all three components that form Grid Control, mainly Oracle Management Service, Oracle Management Repository, and Oracle Management Agent. You can use the full release to install either all three components or only an additional Oracle Management Service or Oracle Management Agent.

You can also use this guide to upgrade an existing Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control Release 1 ( or higher release to a full release of Enterprise Manager 10 Grid Control Release 2 or higher. For example, you can use this guide to upgrade an existing Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control Release 1 ( to Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control Release 2 (

The following shows the full releases of Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control Release 2 or higher that were released for various platforms. Use this guide for installing only these releases.

Full Release Targeted Platforms
Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control Release 2 ( (RECUT) Linux x86
Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control Release 2 (
  • Solaris (SPARC)

  • AIX5L Based Systems

Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control Release 2 ( (RECUT) Microsoft Windows (32-Bit)
Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control Release 3 (
  • Linux X86_64
  • HP-UX ( Itanium )

In addition, there have been Patch Sets released periodically to patch these full releases and move them to higher releases. For example, Enterprise Manager 10g Release 2 ( Patch Set was released for Linux x86 platform. The patch set helps you patch Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control Release 2 ( for Linux x86 and move it to Release 2 (

This guide does not describe the patching procedures. The patching procedures are furnished in the Patch Set Notes document, which is packaged with the Patch Set, not in this guide. You can download the Patch Sets and the relevant Patch Set Notes from My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink).


Patch Sets help you to only patch any previous releases of Grid Control and (or) Management Agent; they DO NOT upgrade your existing releases to newer full releases, say Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control Release 1 ( to Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control Release 2 (

If you do not have a previous release, but want to have the most recent release of Grid Control, then first install a full release and then use the Patch Sets to patch it to a higher release.

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Related Documents

For more information, see the following books in the Oracle Enterprise Manager documentation set:

For the latest releases of these and other Oracle documentation, check the Oracle Technology Network at

Oracle Enterprise Manager also provides extensive online Help. Click Help at the top of any Enterprise Manager page to display the online help window. This installation guide has been designed to work in close association with the online help provided with the installation.


The following table describes those conventions and provides examples of their use.

Convention Meaning Example
Bold Bold typeface indicates an element in the user interface. Click Help for more information.
Italics Italic typeface indicates book titles or emphasis. Oracle Database Concepts

Ensure that the recovery catalog and target database do not reside on the same disk.

lowercase monospace (fixed-width font) Lowercase monospace typeface indicates executables, file names, directory names, and sample user-supplied elements. Such elements include computer and database names, net service names, and connect identifiers, as well as user-supplied database objects and structures, column names, packages and classes, user names and roles, program units, and parameter values.

Note: Some programmatic elements use a mixture of UPPERCASE and lowercase. Enter these elements as shown.

Enter sqlplus to open SQL*Plus.

The password is specified in the orapwd file.

Back up the datafiles and control files in the /<DVD>/oracle/dbs directory.

The department_id, department_name, and location_id columns are in the hr.departments table.

Set the QUERY_REWRITE_ENABLED initialization parameter to true.

Connect as oe user.

The JRepUtil class implements these methods.