A.6.2 Creating a Password Response File

Use these steps to create a password response file for use with the configToolAllCommands script..

  1. Create a response file that has a name of the format filename.properties.
  2. Open the file with a text editor, and cut and paste the sample password file contents, as shown in the example below, modifying as needed.
  3. If the file is stored on a volume formatted for Windows New Technology File System (NTFS), then modify the security permissions to secure the file.

Example A-4 Sample Password response file for Oracle Grid Infrastructure Installation

Oracle Grid Infrastructure requires passwords for Oracle Automatic Storage Management Configuration Assistant (ASMCA), and for Intelligent Platform Management Interface Configuration Assistant (IPMICA) if you have a baseboard management controller (BMC) card and you want to enable this feature. Also, if you specified an Oracle Home user for the Oracle Grid Infrastructure installation, you must specify the password as the Windows Service user password. Provide the following response file:


If you do not have a BMC card, or you do not want to enable Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI), then leave the S_BMCPASSWORD input field blank.


If you are upgrading Oracle ASM 11g Release 1 or earlier releases, then you only need to provide the input field for oracle.assistants.asm|S_ASMMONITORPASSWORD.

Example A-5 Sample Password response file for Oracle Real Application Clusters

Oracle Database configuration requires the SYS, SYSTEM, and DBSNMP passwords for use with Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA). The S_ASMSNMPPASSWORD response is necessary only if the database is using Oracle ASM for storage. Similarly, the S_PDBADMINPASSWORD password is necessary only if you create a multitenant container database (CDB) with one or more pluggable databases (PDBs). Also, if you selected to configure Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control, then you must provide the password for the Oracle software installation owner for S_EMADMINPASSWORD, similar to the following example, where the phrase password represents the password string:


If you do not want to enable Oracle Enterprise Manager for Oracle ASM, then leave those password fields blank.