1 Overview of the Oracle Database Gateway Installation

This chapter describes the installation of Oracle Database Gateways on Microsoft Windows (32-bit) as well as issues that you should consider before installing the software. It includes the following topics:

Gateway Installation Configurations

You can install the gateway in either of the following configurations:

  1. On the same computer as an existing Oracle database but in a different Oracle home.

  2. On a system with no Oracle database.

  3. On the same computer as the Oracle database and in the same Oracle home directory. Note that in this case, the Oracle database and the gateway must be at the same release level.

Gateway Installation Methods

You can choose different installation methods to install the gateway, as follows:

Interactive Installation Method

When you use the interactive method to install the gateway, Oracle Universal Installer displays a series of screens that enable you to specify all of the required information to install the gateway software.

Automated Installation Method Using Response Files

By creating a response file and specifying this file when you start Oracle Universal Installer, you can automate some or all of the gateway installation.

For more information about these modes and about how to complete an installation using response files, refer to Appendix A, "Using Response Files for Noninteractive Installation".

Installation Considerations

This section contains information that you should consider before installing this product. It contains the following sections:

Release Notes

Read the release notes for the product before installing it. The release notes are available on the Oracle Database 11g Release 1 (11.1) installation media. The latest version of the release notes is also available on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) Web site:


Hardware and Software Certification

The platform-specific hardware and software requirements included in this installation guide were current at the time this guide was published. However, because new platforms and operating system software versions might be certified after this guide is published, review the certification matrix on the OracleMetaLink Web site for the most up-to-date list of certified hardware platforms and operating system versions. The OracleMetaLink Web site is available at the following Web site:


If you do not have a current Oracle Support Services contract, then you can access the same information at the following Web site:


Multiple Oracle Homes

This product supports multiple Oracle homes. This means that you can install this release or previous releases of the software more than once on the same system, in different Oracle home directories.

Installing the Software on a System with an Existing Oracle Installation

You must install this product in a new Oracle home directory. You cannot install products from one release of the gateway into an Oracle home directory of a different release. For example, you cannot install release 10.1 software into an existing Oracle9i Oracle home directory. If you attempt to install this release in an Oracle home directory that contains software from an earlier Oracle release, then the installation will fail.

You can install this release more than once on the same system if each installation is installed in a separate Oracle home directory.


Upgrades are not supported for the gateway.

Accessing the Installation Software

You can access and install the gateway by using the following methods:

Downloading Oracle Software from the Oracle Technology Network Web Site

You can download the installation files from the OTN and extract them to your hard disk.

To download the installation files:

  1. Use any browser to access the OTN software download page:

  2. Navigate to each of the download pages for the product that you want to install.

  3. On each download page, identify the required disk space by adding the file sizes for each required file. The file sizes are listed next to the file names.

  4. Select a file system with enough free space to store and expand the files. In most cases, the available disk space must be at least twice the size of each compressed file.

  5. On the file system that you just selected, create a parent directory for each product that you plan to install, for example Dg_1, to hold the installation directories.

  6. Download all the installation files to the directories that you just created.

  7. Verify that the files that you downloaded are the same size as the corresponding files on OTN.

  8. Extract the files in each directory that you just created.

  9. After you have extracted the required installation files, go to the "Running the Oracle Universal Installer" section.

Copying the Gateway Software to a Hard Disk

Before installing the gateway, you might want to copy the software to the hard disk. This enables the installation process to run faster. Before copying the installation media content to the hard disk, you must mount the installation media.

To copy the contents of the installation media to a hard disk:

  1. Create a directory on your hard drive. For example:

  2. Copy the contents of the installation media to the directory that you just created.

  3. After you have copied all the required installation files, go to the "Running the Oracle Universal Installer" section .

Running the Oracle Universal Installer

In most cases, you use the graphical user interface (GUI) provided by Oracle Universal Installer to install the gateway. However, you can also use Oracle Universal Installer to complete noninteractive installations, without using the GUI.

See Also:

Refer to Appendix A, "Using Response Files for Noninteractive Installation" for information about noninteractive installations and other advanced installation topics

Start the Installer and install the software, as follows:

  1. If you are installing the software from disc, then mount the disc if it is not already mounted.

    If you are installing from a hard disk, then double-click setup.exe located in the directory you created for the downloaded or copied installation files.

  2. When installing from the installation media, the Autorun screen automatically appears. If the Autorun screen does not appear, then:

    1. From the Start menu, select Run.

    2. Enter the following:


      In the Autorun screen, select Install/Deinstall Products.

  3. Use the following guidelines to complete the installation:

    • Follow the instruction displayed in the Installer window. If you need additional information, click Help.

    • If you encounter errors while installing or linking the software, then see Appendix B, "Oracle Database Gateway Troubleshooting" for information about troubleshooting.

  4. When you finish configuring, click Exit, then click Yes to exit from the Installer.