2.2.1 Installing Oracle GoldenGate Classic for Oracle Database

Oracle GoldenGate for Oracle Database is installed from the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI). OUI is a graphic installation program that prompts you for the input required to install the Oracle GoldenGate binaries and working files. It also sets the correct database environment that Oracle GoldenGate will operate in.

You can use OUI on any of the Linux, UNIX, and Windows platforms supported by OUI and Oracle GoldenGate.

An instance of Oracle GoldenGate can be installed for only one major Oracle Database version in any given Oracle home. For example, if you have Oracle Database 11.2 and 12.1, you must have separate Oracle GoldenGate installations for each one. This does not apply to data patch levels within the same major release. You can install multiple instances of Oracle GoldenGate for the same or different database versions on the same host.

The installer registers the Oracle GoldenGate home directory with the central inventory that is associated with the selected database. The inventory stores information about all Oracle software products installed on a host, provided the product was installed using OUI.

  1. Copy the Oracle GoldenGate installation file to the system and directory where you want to install Oracle GoldenGate, and then extract it.


    The path cannot contain any spaces.

  2. Install using one of these installation methods:

    • Performing an Interactive Installation with OUI.

    • Performing a Silent Installation with OUI.

  3. From this directory, run the GGSCI program, ggsci.exe. For Linux and UNIX, open a command shell to run ggsci.sh.

    For Windows, it may be necessary to run ggsci.exe as an Administrator based on the systems User Account Control settings. Right-click the executable file then select Run as administrator.

  4. In GGSCI, issue the following command to create the Oracle GoldenGate working directories.

  5. Exit GGSCI.