3 Installing Oracle GoldenGate Veridata

This topic describes how to install a new, clean copy of the Oracle GoldenGate Veridata software. It gives you a clear view how to start the installation and how to navigate through the installation of the Oracle GoldenGate Veridata.


The Oracle GoldenGate Veridata agent has to remotely access database DB2 for iSeries and DB2 for z/OS. Oracle does not support installing the Oracle GoldenGate Veridata agent on these platforms.

This chapter includes the following topics:

3.1 Starting the Installation Program

To start the installation program for Oracle GoldenGate Veridata, perform the following steps.

  1. Log in to the target system.
  2. The installer requires that a certified JDK already exists on your system. For more information, see the appropriate certification document at Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations.
  3. Go to the directory where you downloaded the installation program. For more information about downloading the installer, see Oracle GoldenGate Veridata Distribution.
  4. Launch the installation program by invoking java -jar from the JDK directory on your system, as shown in the example below:
    /home/Oracle/jdk8_221/jdk1.8.0_221/bin/java -jar fmw_12.

    Be sure to replace /home/Oracle/jdk8_221/jdk1.8.0_221 in this example with the location of the JDK on your system.

When the installation program appears, you are ready to begin the installation. See Navigating the Installation Screens to Install Oracle GoldenGate Veridata for a description of each installation program screen.

3.2 Navigating the Installation Screens to Install Oracle GoldenGate Veridata

The installation program displays a series of screens, in the order listed in Table 3-1.

If you need additional help with any of the installation screens, click the screen name.

Table 3-1 Oracle GoldenGate Veridata Install Screens

Screen Description

Installation Inventory Setup

This screen will appear if this is the first time you are installing any Oracle product on this host. Specify the location where you want to create your central inventory. Make sure that the operating system group name selected on this screen has write permissions to the central inventory location.

For more information about the central inventory, see Understanding the Oracle Central Inventory in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer Guide.


This screen introduces you to the product installer.

Installation Location

Use this screen to specify the location of your Oracle home directory.

For more information, see "Selecting Directories for Installation and Configuration" in Planning an Installation of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Installation Type

Use this screen to select the type of installation and consequently, the products and feature sets you want to install. For Oracle GoldenGate Veridata the following are the installation types:

  • Oracle GoldenGate Veridata Server: Installs Veridata Web Server

  • Oracle GoldenGate Veridata Agent: Installs Veridata Java Agent

  • Oracle GoldenGate Veridata Server and Agent: Installs both Web Server and Java Agent

Prerequisite Checks

This screen verifies that your system meets the minimum necessary requirements.

Security Updates

If you already have an Oracle Support account, use this screen to indicate how you would like to receive security updates.

If you do not have one and are sure you want to skip this step, clear the check box and verify your selection in the follow-up dialog box.

Installation Summary

Use this screen to verify the installation options you selected. If you want to save these options to a response file, click Save and provide the location and name of the response file. Response files can be used later in a silent installation situation.

For more information about silent or command line installation, see Using the Oracle Universal Installer in Silent Mode in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer Guide.

Installation Progress

This screen allows you to see the progress of the installation.

Installation Complete

This screen appears when the installation is complete. Review the information on this screen, then click Finish to dismiss the installer.