10g Release 2 (10.2) for HP-UX Itanium
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This document contains the following topics:
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Starting with Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2.0.2), in addition to the supported operating systems listing in the installation guide, HP-UX 11i v3 (11.31) is supported.
See Also:Oracle Database Installation Guide for HP-UX Itanium for additional information on operating system listings.
Refer to "Preinstallation Requirements" for the list of patches, and compilers supported on Oracle Database 10g Release 2.
The following products are not supported with Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2):
Grid Control Support
Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2) can be managed as a target by Grid Control 10.1.0.4. However, Oracle Database 10g Release 2 is not supported by Grid Control 10.1.0.4 as a repository.
Radius with the CHAP protocol
Oracle ODBC Driver
The following products and documentation are located on the first DVD:
Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2) software and documentation
Oracle Database Companion Products 10g Release 2 (10.2) software and documentation
Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2) Documentation Library
The following products and documentation are located on the second DVD:
Oracle Clusterware 10g Release 2 (10.2) software and documentation
Oracle Database Client 10g Release 2 (10.2) software and documentation
Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2) Documentation Library
In addition to the information in the installation guides, the following sections contain the system requirements for HP-UX 11.31:
The following patches are supported on Oracle Database 10g Release 2:
PHKL_35900: 11.31 evacd performance, kvaddr leak panic
PHKL_36248: 11.31 esctl cumulative patch
PHKL_36249: 11.31 esdisk cumulative patch
PHKL_35936: 11.31 call to read(2) or write(2) may incorrectly return -1
The following compilers are supported on Oracle Database 10g Release 2:
A.06.12 ( HP C/aC++ Swlist Bundle - C.11.31.01) - February 2007 A.06.12 is the certified C++ Compiler and A.06.12 (HP C/aC++ Swlist Bundle - C.11.31.01) - February 2007 A.06.12.
HP FORTRAN/90 - Feb 2007 is the certified compiler on Fortran 90
Oracle Messaging Gateway supports the integration of Oracle Streams Advanced Queuing (AQ) with the following software:
MQ Series 6 6.0
The following JDK versions are supported on Oracle Database 10g Release 2:
HP JDK 1.4.2.07
HP JDK 5.0.05
HP JDK 22.214.171.124 IPF Edition
For Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2), the recommended formula for calculating the
ncsize kernel parameter is
Review the following sections for information about issues that affect Oracle Database installation, configuration, and upgrade:
For late-breaking updates and best practices about preupgrades, postupgrades, compatibility, and interoperability discussions refer to note 466181.1 on My Oracle Support (formerly OracleMetaLink) (
https://support.oracle.com) that links to "10g Upgrade Companion" Page.
root.sh in the first node of a shared Oracle Clusterware home, add the following line in the
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 4454562.
To install Oracle Security Manager, install Oracle Client and then select the Administrator installation type.
When upgrading Cluster Ready Services Release 10.1.0.2, activate the volume group before running the
rootupgrade script. Use the following command to activate the volume group:
vgchange -a s vg1
vg1 is the volume group that stores the OCR and voting disks.
To enable the
extjob executable to locate required libraries, the
$ORACLE_HOME/lib directory and all of its parent directories must have execute permissions for
When modifying the name, IP address, or netmask of an existing virtual IP address (VIP) resource, use the following command:
srvctl modify nodeapps
and include the existing interfaces for the VIP in the
-A argument. For example:
srvctl modify nodeapps -n mynode1 -A 100.200.300.40/255.255.255.0/eth0
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 4500688.
NAS is supported on HP 11.23 as a shared storage for Oracle RAC. To use NAS as a shared storage for Oracle RAC, apply the
The version of Oracle HTML DB on HP-UX Itanium included in 10.2.x cannot be installed. The latest version of Oracle HTML DB (now called Oracle Application Express) should be downloaded from the Oracle Technology Network at
Oracle Database Client can be installed in the same Oracle Database home if both products are at the same release level. For example, you can install Oracle Database Client 10g Release 2 (10.2) into an existing Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2) home. If you apply a patch set before installing the client, then you must apply the patch set again.
If you perform a Custom installation, then ensure that you install only the components covered by your license. You cannot install Standard Edition using Custom installation.
Oracle Storage Compatibility Program (OSCP) is no longer valid. Disregard any content about OSCP in the Oracle Database Installation Guide for HP-UX Itanium.
The following sections contain information about issues related to Oracle Database 10g and associated products:
Review the following topics before using Cluster Verification Utility:
CVU does not check kernel parameter settings.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 4565046.
Cluster Verification Utility validates the readiness of a cluster to install Oracle Clusterware and Oracle RAC, and create databases. It also helps verify the integrity of individual cluster components. CVU does not discover raw disks, or perform shared checks for raw disks.
Oracle Wallet Manager fails to recognize the user certificate as valid if you capture the user certificate contents from the Oracle Certificate Authority site and save this as a flat file. This is because when saving as a flat file, all the lines of the user certificate are run together with no line breaks.
Workaround: Edit the user certificate. Insert a new line after
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- and a new line before
Do not remove the key values for the wait class metrics. Doing so removes them permanently and currently there is no easy way to recover them.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 4602952.
To tolerate a complete public network failure, services must be specified in the
/etc/nsswitch.conf file. If the services are not specified in this file, you will be dependent on the network timeouts. For example, VIP failover could happen after the network/system timeouts.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 5988744.
Setting a value for
MAX_IDLE_BLOCKER_TIME feature of Resource manager does not work as expected in Oracle RAC environment.
Workaround: Set a value for
MAX_IDLE_TIME instead of setting a value for
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 6114355.
If you encounter the following Oracle Universal Installer warning when you are installing Oracle Database 10g Release 2, then you can ignore them:
If you have installed a compiler version later than the one listed in Oracle database prerequisite checks, then the Oracle Universal Installer displays a non compatibility warning message. This message can be ignored, if the newer versions of the compilers installed are displayed on the vedors site.
ANSI/C is one of the certified compiler for Pro* C/C++, Oracle Call Interface, Oracle C++ Call Interface and Oracle Xml Developers Kit. If you have installed other certified compilers, then you can ignore the warning message.
When you upgrade Oracle Clusterware 10g Release 2 (10.2.0.4) to Oracle Clusterware 11g Release 1 (126.96.36.199), some of the directory transfer to remote nodes may fail.
Workaround: Execute the following commands on all nodes after installing Oracle Clusterware 10.2.0.4 and before installing Oracle Clusterware 188.8.131.52:
mv $OH/jdk/jre/javaws/javaws $OH/jdk/jre/javaws/javaws.orig ln -s $OH/jdk/jre/javaws/javaws.orig $OH/jdk/jre/javaws/javaws
preupdate.sh on the nodes to be upgraded, perform the following steps on each node before installing Oracle Clusterware 184.108.40.206:
cp libskgxn2.so libskgxn2.so.tmp
mv libskgxn2.so.tmp libskgxn2.so
$ORACLE_HOME/lib/libskgxn2.so is a real file, then no action is required.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 6941657.
If you use a vendor clusterware with Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters, then you must use the node names and host names registered with that vendor clusterware you have installed.
This section lists the following corrections to the installation guides for HP-UX Itanium:
In Oracle Database Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters Installation Guide for HP-UX, Chapter 1, in the section "Cloning Oracle Clusterware Homes," Step 4, you are requested to uncompress the Oracle Clusterware tar file as
root. Instead, you should uncompress the tar file as the
In Oracle Database Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters Installation Guide for HP-UX, Chapter 2, "Preinstallation," in the section "Oracle Clusterware Home Directory," it incorrectly lists the path
/u01/app/oracle/product/crs as a possible Oracle Clusterware home path. A default Oracle base path is
/u01/app/oracle, and the Oracle Clusterware home must never be a subdirectory of the Oracle base directory.
A possible Oracle Clusterware home directory is in a path outside of the Oracle base directory. for example, if the Oracle base directory is
u01/app/oracle, then the Oracle Clusterware home can be an option similar to one of the following:
u01/crs/ /u01/crs/oracle/product/10/crs /crs/home
In Oracle Database Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters Installation Guide for HP-UX, Chapter 2, "Pre-Installation Tasks," section 2.6.1, "IP Address Requirements," the following text states that the virtual IP address (VIP) should respond to a
During installation, Oracle Universal Installer uses the
ping command to ensure that the VIP is reachable.
The preceding statement is incorrect. Before installation, the VIP address should be configured in DHCP or
/etc/hosts, or both, but it must not be assigned to a server that can respond to a
In Oracle Database Administrator's Reference for UNIX-Based Operating Systems, Appendix H, "Database Limits," states the incorrect maximum value (
63) for the
MAXINSTANCES variable. The correct maximum limit for the variable is
In Oracle HTTP Server Administrator's Guide, the instructions are missing to set the
PERL5LIB variable to include
$ORACLE_HOME/perl/lib/5.6.1/IA64.ARCHREV_0 before running the
dadTool.pl tool. Before running the tool, ensure that the variable is set appropriately.
In Oracle Database documentation, Oracle inventory group is represented as
oinstall. However, it is not mandatory to use the same name, you can enter a different name for the group.
In Oracle Database Administrator's Reference for UNIX-Based Operating Systems, Appendix B, "Large Memory Allocations and Oracle Database Tuning," incorrectly states the default value for
CURSOR_SPACE_FOR_TIME initialization parameter as true. The correct default value for
CURSOR_SPACE_FOR_TIME initialization parameter is false.
In Oracle Database Administrator's Reference for UNIX-Based Operating Systems, Appendix H, "Database Limits," states incorrect value for control files as 20000 database blocks. The correct value is 25000 control file blocks with a block size of 4096 bytes.
In Oracle Database Installation Guide for HP-UX Itanium, Chapter 4, section, "Installing Oracle Database 10g Products from the Companion CD," erroneously states that JPublisher and Oracle SQLJ are installed. The correct information is that JPublisher is not a part of Companion CD and Oracle SQLJ Demos are installed with the Companion CD instead of Oracle SQLJ.
In Oracle Database Companion CD Installation Guide for HP-UX PA-RISC (64-Bit), Chapter 1, section, "Products Available in the Oracle Database 10g Products Installation Type," erroneously states that JPublisher and Oracle SQLJ are installed. The correct information is that JPublisher is not a part of Companion CD and Oracle SQLJ Demos are installed with the Companion CD instead of Oracle SQLJ.
Note:The SQLJ Demos are installed if Oracle SQLJ was installed before running the Companion CD installation.
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