Grid Infrastructure Installation and Upgrade Guide Configuring Users, Groups and Environments for Oracle Grid Infrastructure and Oracle Database 6 Configuring Users, Groups and Environments for Oracle Grid Infrastructure and Oracle Database Before installation, create operating system groups and users, and configure user environments. Creating Groups, Users and Paths for Oracle Grid InfrastructureLog in as root, and use the following instructions to locate or create the Oracle Inventory group, and create a software owner for Oracle Grid Infrastructure, and directories for Oracle home. Oracle Installations with Standard and Job Role Separation Groups and UsersA job role separation configuration of Oracle Database and Oracle ASM is a configuration with groups and users to provide separate groups for operating system authentication. Creating Operating System Privileges GroupsThe following sections describe how to create operating system groups for Oracle Grid Infrastructure and Oracle Database: Creating Operating System Oracle Installation User AccountsBefore starting installation, create Oracle software owner user accounts, and configure their environments. Configuring Grid Infrastructure Software Owner User EnvironmentsUnderstand the software owner user environments to configure before installing Oracle Grid Infrastructure. Enabling Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) provides a set of common interfaces to computer hardware and firmware that system administrators can use to monitor system health and manage the system. Determining Root Script Execution PlanDuring Oracle Grid Infrastructure installation, the installer requires you to run scripts with superuser (or root) privileges to complete a number of system configuration tasks.