Build An EBS 12.2.2 Sandbox Fast(ish) In Virtualbox from OVM templates

Dec 20, 2013 / By John Piwowar

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Update, 7 March 2014:
I don’t often suggest this, but: stop reading this post! Oracle has (finally, yay!) released VM templates for EBS 12.2.3 that can be imported to Virtualbox directly! If you want an EBS 12.2 sandbox in Virtualbox, you don’t need to follow the instructions in my blog post. Instead, review these two documents:
Oracle VM Virtual Appliances Available for E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 (Steven Chan’s blog)
and
Note 1620448.1: Oracle VM Virtual Appliances for Oracle E-Business Suite Deployment Guide, Release 12.2.3

Section 2 of the My Oracle Support note should have all of the information you need to import the appliances into Virtualbox. It’s all far less complicated: no rescue boot, no mkinitrd, no config file tweaking. Just download, unpack, import, and go!

Last year, I wrote a blog post about installing Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 in Virtualbox using templates designed for Oracle VM Server. It was a surprisingly popular post, and I enjoyed engaging with a lot of enthusiastic readers in the comments. With minimal OS configuration, no installer to run, and automated scripts provided by Oracle to create the instance, the appeal of having an “out-of-the-box” EBS Vision instance was huge, especially for non-Apps DBAs. The ability to deploy these templates in Virtualbox increases their accessibility for EBS technology enthusiasts who lack access to OVM server.

Well, the EBS 12.2 OVM templates are out, so it’s time to get busy with the new stuff! With a few small tweaks, easily illustrated in this blog post, you can have a working E-Business Suite 12.2.2 sandbox running in Virtualbox, without building your own servers from ground up, running an installer, or applying any patches.

What’s different this time?

If you’re familiar with the 12.1.3 version of these instructions, you’ll notice a few differences in this post:

  1. No need to download a new kernel to replace the Xen kernel used by OVM. The kernel you need is already included; you just need to tell the server how to load it. This simplifies our lives quite a bit.
  2. We’re building a single-node Vision instance this time, instead of multi-node. This was a pretty common request from readers of the 12.1.3 post, and I wanted to reduce the amount of VM resources I was using on my personal lab machine.
  3. The resource footprint of the VM has changed significantly, particularly the memory requirements. The introduction of WebLogic Server (WLS) to the E-Business Suite techstack, along with the duplicated apps tier filesystem required to support online patching, have bulked up an already-hefty Vision instance.
  4. You’ll notice the “One hour of work!” tagline is missing from this post. It’s probably still pretty close, since the long-running steps are hands-off, but I didn’t use a stopwatch this time.

Finally, of course, you’ll find that in general, the EBS 12.2 tech stack is a much different animal than 12.1. :)

Caveats

You really should not follow this guide if…
… you are an Apps DBA. Release 12.2 is very new. If you take this “shortcut,” you are depriving yourself of a lot of learning opportunities: new install processes, patching practice, etc.
… you have an underpowered test system (< 2CPU, < 8GB RAM). The specs I’m using for this blog post are the bare minimum. You might be tempted to cut corners, but you’ll be setting yourself up for pain later on.
… you don’t know your license status. The OVM templates (and EBS software in general) are not “free to install, free to learn” content like you’ll find on OTN. Tread carefully, and know what your support contract permits you to do!
… you need support from anyone (not even me, I can only point the way). OVM templates were not designed for use in VirtualBox, and furthermore, these templates were designed to be used in a multi-node (1 db tier, 1 app tier). This single-node Vision instance in VirtualBox is a double-Frankenstein job. Set your expectations accordingly.
… you have an OVM server at your disposal. Seriously, why jump through these hoops if you don’t have to?

Okay, let’s recap! No Apps DBAs, no underpowered test systems, no overpowered test systems, no support, no guarantees that it’ll even work. Now that I’ve eliminated 90% of my potential audience, let’s plow forward, shall we?

Ingredients

You will need:

  • Oracle VirtualBox
  • Lots of disk space. Final footprint will be about 325GB, but the intermediary file conversion steps require a lot of space. You should be fine with a 1 TB drive.
  • 8GB of memory. Minimum. WLS is a beast, baby! Rawr!
  • The previous requirement means that your host system needs to be capable of addressing that much memory, so a 32-bit host OS will not work here.
  • 2 CPU cores, minimum. This will be slow enough as it is, why add the additional delay of db and app tier fighting each other for a single CPU core?
  • OEL 5.x install media to act as a rescue boot disk. We don’t need to download a new kernel, but we still need to boot in rescue mode to tinker a little bit.
  • An understanding of some basic Linux systems administration tasks.
  • Familiarity with configuring storage and network options in Virtualbox.
  • Not strictly required, but a review of Note 1590941.1 would be a good idea. Most of the content is obviously set in an Oracle VM Server context, but there’s some useful information there about extracting the templates and using the configuration scripts.
  • Patience! Long downloads, file conversions…you’re looking at hours of waiting for things to complete.

Configuration steps

When following these instructions, note that some of the commands and output may appear to be truncated. Even if you don’t see a scrollbar, scroll right to get the rest of the content. Once I figure out a less awkward presentation method, I’ll update.

  1. Download the templates
    Connect to Oracle’s Software Delivery Cloud and download the files listed under Oracle VM Templates for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.2 Media Pack for x86 (64 bit)”.For this exercise, you’ll need to download “Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.2 Application Tier Install X86 (64 bit), Parts 1-3 (Part numbers V41235-01 – V41237-01)” and “Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.2 Vision Demo Database Tier Install X86 (64 bit), Parts 1-4 (Part numbers V41171-01 – V41173-01).” I also recommend clicking the “View Digest ” button near the top of the download page, and running md5sum on each of the downloaded zip files to make sure the checksums match that list.”If you want to confirm that you’re in the right place, Steven Chan’s post announcing the templates has a screenshot of the Edelivery page.
  2. Extract the templates
    Note: If you’re using Windows and don’t have a Unix-like shell environment like Cygwin available, you may have to translate some of these steps to their Windows-y equivalents. Since we’re just concatenating and uncompressing files, I will assume you can do that. :-)

    • Unzip all the files you just downloaded (unzip 'V41*.zip'). This will produce two sets of files: OVM_OL5U9_X86_64_EBIZ12.2_VIS_DB_PVM.tgz.* (database tier template) and OVM_OL5U9_X86_64_EBIZ12.2_APPS_PVM.tgz.* (apps tier template).
    • Concatenate and uncompress the two sets of files:
       zathras:EBS122OVMTempl  time cat OVM_OL5U9_X86_64_EBIZ12.2_APPS_PVM.tgz* | tar xvz -C /Volumes/Epsilon3/EBS\ Software/EBS122OVMTempl
      x OVM_OL5U9_X86_64_EBIZ12.2_APPS_PVM/
      x OVM_OL5U9_X86_64_EBIZ12.2_APPS_PVM/vm.cfg
      x OVM_OL5U9_X86_64_EBIZ12.2_APPS_PVM/EBS.img 
      x OVM_OL5U9_X86_64_EBIZ12.2_APPS_PVM/System.img
      
      real	150m42.754s
      user	12m38.850s
      sys	6m37.271s
      
      zathras:EBS122OVMTempl jpiwowar$ time cat OVM_OL5U9_X86_64_EBIZ12.2_VIS_DB_PVM.tgz.* | tar xvz -C '/Volumes/Epsilon3/EBS Software/EBS122OVMTempl'
      x OVM_OL5U9_X86_64_EBIZ12.2_VIS_DB_PVM/
      x OVM_OL5U9_X86_64_EBIZ12.2_VIS_DB_PVM/vm.cfg
      x OVM_OL5U9_X86_64_EBIZ12.2_VIS_DB_PVM/EBS.img
      x OVM_OL5U9_X86_64_EBIZ12.2_VIS_DB_PVM/System.img
      
      real	154m40.689s
      user	14m33.270s
      sys	6m42.356s
  3. Convert the disk image files to VDI format
    Use the vboxmanage command-line utility to convert the database System.img file and the EBS.img files from both tiers to VDI format. You’ll note that the final size of the apps tier VDI file is much smaller than its source. This is expected; the VDI files are dynamic, and only contain about 50GB of data despite having a max size of 250GB. Also note that we’re only converting the images we need; since this will be a single-node instance, we don’t need the apps tier System.img file.

     
    zathras:OVM_OL5U9_X86_64_EBIZ12.2_VIS_DB_PVM jpiwowar$ vboxmanage convertfromraw System.img /Volumes/Europa/OVM122/app/DBRoot.vdi; vboxmanage convertfromraw EBS.img /Volumes/Europa/OVM122/app/DBData.vdi
    Converting from raw image file="System.img" to file="/Volumes/Europa/OVM122/app/DBRoot.vdi"...
    Creating dynamic image with size 36284923904 bytes (34604MB)...
    Converting from raw image file="EBS.img" to file="/Volumes/Europa/OVM122/app/DBData.vdi"...
    Creating dynamic image with size 268435456000 bytes (256000MB)...
    
    zathras:OVM_OL5U9_X86_64_EBIZ12.2_APPS_PVM jpiwowar$ vboxmanage convertfromraw EBS.img /Volumes/Europa/OVM122/app/AppSoftware.vdi
    Converting from raw image file="EBS.img" to file="/Volumes/Europa/OVM122/app/AppSoftware.vdi"...
    Creating dynamic image with size 268435456000 bytes (256000MB)...
  4. Configure your VirtualBox VM
    Since we’re doing a single-node Vision install, we only need one VM. Here are the specs:

    • OS: Oracle Linux, 64-bit
    • CPUs: 2
    • Memory: 8GB (more if you have it available)
    • Device boot order: CD-ROM, Hard Disk
    • Storage: Attach Linux installation ISO to CD/DVD drive on the IDE controller and attach the three vdi files to the SATA controller, in the following order: DBRoot.vdi, DBData.vdi, AppSoftware.vdi
    • Network: At least one network interface, either Host-only or Bridged. If you choose Host-only, I recommend adding a second interface that uses NAT, so you can reach external (non-host) networks from your VM. If you use Bridged networking you don’t need this second interface.

    The screenshot below shows the final configuration of my VM:
    VM config details for 12.2.2 VIsion server

  5. Boot VM in rescue mode from the install CD (round 1)
    Enter “linux rescue” at the the boot: prompt to enter rescue mode:
    Rescue boot screen
    Select the keyboard and language preferences that suit you, and select “No” when asked about configuring network interfaces. We don’t need them at this stage.
    Decline network setup
    Select “Continue” at the “Rescue” screen to look for a Linux installation.
    Look for Linux installations
    If you attached your disks properly, you will get a “Duplicate Labels” warning. This is because both the Vision database and Apps software disks have the same LVM label (EBS). We will fix that in the next step. For now, keep going by selecting the “Reboot” option. DO NOT ACTUALLY RESTART YOUR VM FROM THE VIRTUALBOX MENU, JUST HIT ‘ENTER’. You’ll find that the “reboot button” does not in fact, reboot the VM. Take a moment to savor the irony, then move on.
    reboot-only option screen (not really)
    Select OK when you get the sad news about not finding a Linux installation:
    Final rescue screen before command prompt
    Now we can fix our pesky disk label problem, as shown below. Once complete, exit to reboot the VM so we can continue with the real work.

     When finished please exit from the shell and your system will reboot.
    
    sh-3.2# e2label /dev/sdb1
    EBS
    sh-3.2# e2label /dev/sdc1
    EBS
    sh-3.2# e2label /dev/sdc1 EBSAPPS
    sh-3.2# e2label /dev/sdc1
    EBSAPPS
    
    sh-3.2#  exit
  6. Boot VM in rescue mode from the install CD (round 2)
    Follow the same steps as above to boot in rescue mode. This time, the rescue boot should find a Linux installation, and give you the option to mount it. This is where we’ll make some adjustments to configure the server to use the correct kernel and mount both disks.

    • First, switch the root volume from from the rescue system to the OVM template
      Your system is mounted under the /mnt/sysimage directory.
      When finished please exit from the shell and your system will reboot.
      
      sh-3.2# chroot /mnt/sysimage
    • Then, adjust /etc/fstab to include a mount point for the Apps tier filesystem. Make sure you set the last field in the EBS and EBSAPPS lines to ’0′ to avoid the possibility of a lengthy fsck of those volumes during boot.
      sh-3.2# df -h
      Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
      /dev/sda2              18G  2.2G   15G  14% /
      /dev/sda1              99M   51M   44M  54% /boot
      /dev/sdb1             247G  184G   50G  79% /u01
      
      sh-3.2# cat /etc/fstab
      LABEL=/                 /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
      LABEL=/boot             /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2
      tmpfs                   /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
      devpts                  /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
      sysfs                   /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
      proc                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
      LABEL=SWAP-VM           swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
      LABEL=EBS               /u01                    ext3    defaults        1 2
      sh-3.2# cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.bak
      sh-3.2# vi /etc/fstab
      "/etc/fstab" 9L, 684C written
      sh-3.2# cat /etc/fstab
      LABEL=/                 /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
      LABEL=/boot             /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2
      tmpfs                   /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
      devpts                  /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
      sysfs                   /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
      proc                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
      LABEL=SWAP-VM           swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
      LABEL=EBS               /u01                    ext3    defaults        1 0
      LABEL=EBSAPPS           /u02                    ext3    defaults        1 0
      sh-3.2# mkdir /u02
      sh-3.2# mount /u02
      sh-3.2# df -h
      Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
      /dev/sda2              18G  2.2G   15G  14% /
      /dev/sda1              99M   51M   44M  54% /boot
      /dev/sdb1             247G  184G   50G  79% /u01
      /dev/sdc1             247G   53G  182G  23% /u02
    • Finally, run mkinitrd make the system use the already-installed non-Xen kernel (make sure you get the whole command here, it may be truncated on the page).
       
      sh-3.2# mkinitrd -v -f /boot/initrd-2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek.img 2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek 
      Creating initramfs
      Modulefile is /etc/modprobe.conf
      Looking for deps of module ehci-hcd
      Looking for deps of module ohci-hcd
      Looking for deps of module uhci-hcd
      Looking for deps of module ext3: mbcache jbd
      Looking for deps of module mbcache
      Looking for deps of module jbd
      Found root device sda2 for LABEL=/
      Looking for driver for device sda2
      Looking for deps of module pci:v00008086d00002829sv00000000sd00000000bc01sc06i01: libahci ahci libahci ahci
      Looking for deps of module libahci
      Looking for deps of module ahci: libahci
      Looking for deps of module iscsi_tcp: scsi_transport_iscsi libiscsi libiscsi_tcp
      Looking for deps of module scsi_transport_iscsi
      Looking for deps of module libiscsi: scsi_transport_iscsi
      Looking for deps of module libiscsi_tcp: scsi_transport_iscsi libiscsi
      Looking for deps of module sr_mod: cdrom
      Looking for deps of module cdrom
      Looking for deps of module sd_mod: crc-t10dif
      Looking for deps of module crc-t10dif
      Looking for driver for device sda3
      Looking for deps of module pci:v00008086d00002829sv00000000sd00000000bc01sc06i01: libahci ahci libahci ahci
      Looking for deps of module xenblk: xen-blkfront
      Looking for deps of module xen-blkfront
      Looking for deps of module ide-disk
      Looking for deps of module dm-mem-cache
      Looking for deps of module dm-region_hash: dm-mod dm-log dm-region-hash
      Looking for deps of module dm-mod
      Looking for deps of module dm-log: dm-mod
      Looking for deps of module dm-region-hash: dm-mod dm-log
      Looking for deps of module dm-message
      Looking for deps of module dm-raid45
      Using modules:   /lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/fs/mbcache.ko /lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/fs/jbd/jbd.ko /lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/fs/ext3/ext3.ko /lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/ata/libahci.ko /lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/ata/ahci.ko /lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/scsi/scsi_transport_iscsi.ko /lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/scsi/libiscsi.ko /lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/scsi/libiscsi_tcp.ko /lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/scsi/iscsi_tcp.ko /lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/cdrom/cdrom.ko /lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/scsi/sr_mod.ko /lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/lib/crc-t10dif.ko /lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/scsi/sd_mod.ko /lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.ko /lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/md/dm-mod.ko /lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/md/dm-log.ko /lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/md/dm-region-hash.ko
      /sbin/nash -> /tmp/initrd.qO1496/bin/nash
      /sbin/insmod.static -> /tmp/initrd.qO1496/bin/insmod
      /etc/udev/rules.d/05-udev-early.rules -> /tmp/initrd.qO1496/etc/udev/rules.d/05-udev-early.rules
      /sbin/firmware_helper.static -> /tmp/initrd.qO1496/sbin/firmware_helper
      /sbin/udevd.static -> /tmp/initrd.qO1496/sbin/udevd
      copy from `/lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/fs/mbcache.ko' [elf64-x86-64] to `/tmp/initrd.qO1496/lib/mbcache.ko' [elf64-x86-64]
      copy from `/lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/fs/jbd/jbd.ko' [elf64-x86-64] to `/tmp/initrd.qO1496/lib/jbd.ko' [elf64-x86-64]
      copy from `/lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/fs/ext3/ext3.ko' [elf64-x86-64] to `/tmp/initrd.qO1496/lib/ext3.ko' [elf64-x86-64]
      copy from `/lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/ata/libahci.ko' [elf64-x86-64] to `/tmp/initrd.qO1496/lib/libahci.ko' [elf64-x86-64]
      copy from `/lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/ata/ahci.ko' [elf64-x86-64] to `/tmp/initrd.qO1496/lib/ahci.ko' [elf64-x86-64]
      copy from `/lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/scsi/scsi_transport_iscsi.ko' [elf64-x86-64] to `/tmp/initrd.qO1496/lib/scsi_transport_iscsi.ko' [elf64-x86-64]
      copy from `/lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/scsi/libiscsi.ko' [elf64-x86-64] to `/tmp/initrd.qO1496/lib/libiscsi.ko' [elf64-x86-64]
      copy from `/lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/scsi/libiscsi_tcp.ko' [elf64-x86-64] to `/tmp/initrd.qO1496/lib/libiscsi_tcp.ko' [elf64-x86-64]
      copy from `/lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/scsi/iscsi_tcp.ko' [elf64-x86-64] to `/tmp/initrd.qO1496/lib/iscsi_tcp.ko' [elf64-x86-64]
      copy from `/lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/cdrom/cdrom.ko' [elf64-x86-64] to `/tmp/initrd.qO1496/lib/cdrom.ko' [elf64-x86-64]
      copy from `/lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/scsi/sr_mod.ko' [elf64-x86-64] to `/tmp/initrd.qO1496/lib/sr_mod.ko' [elf64-x86-64]
      copy from `/lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/lib/crc-t10dif.ko' [elf64-x86-64] to `/tmp/initrd.qO1496/lib/crc-t10dif.ko' [elf64-x86-64]
      copy from `/lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/scsi/sd_mod.ko' [elf64-x86-64] to `/tmp/initrd.qO1496/lib/sd_mod.ko' [elf64-x86-64]
      copy from `/lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/block/xen-blkfront.ko' [elf64-x86-64] to `/tmp/initrd.qO1496/lib/xen-blkfront.ko' [elf64-x86-64]
      copy from `/lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/md/dm-mod.ko' [elf64-x86-64] to `/tmp/initrd.qO1496/lib/dm-mod.ko' [elf64-x86-64]
      copy from `/lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/md/dm-log.ko' [elf64-x86-64] to `/tmp/initrd.qO1496/lib/dm-log.ko' [elf64-x86-64]
      copy from `/lib/modules/2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek/kernel/drivers/md/dm-region-hash.ko' [elf64-x86-64] to `/tmp/initrd.qO1496/lib/dm-region-hash.ko' [elf64-x86-64]
      /sbin/dmraid.static -> /tmp/initrd.qO1496/bin/dmraid
      /sbin/kpartx.static -> /tmp/initrd.qO1496/bin/kpartx
      Adding module mbcache
      Adding module jbd
      Adding module ext3
      Adding module libahci
      Adding module ahci
      Adding module scsi_transport_iscsi
      Adding module libiscsi
      Adding module libiscsi_tcp
      Adding module iscsi_tcp
      Adding module cdrom
      Adding module sr_mod
      Adding module crc-t10dif
      Adding module sd_mod
      Adding module xen-blkfront
      Adding module dm-mod
      Adding module dm-log
      Adding module dm-region-hash
      sh-3.2#
  7. Remove the rescue DVD from the VM (menu navigation: Devices->CD/DVD Devices->Remove disk from virtual drive) and exit to reboot the VM. Otherwise, it’ll boot from the CD again. If you get a warning about the the drive being in use, choose the “force unmount” option; this won’t hurt anything.
    sh-3.2# exit
    exit
    sh-3.2# exit
  8. Network configuration
    When the VM reboots, it will run a script included with the OVM template that performs one-time configuration of the network and sets up the 12.2 Vision database. Make sure you choose an IP address which is compatible with your VM’s primary network interface. In my case, that’s the host-only network vboxnet0, 192.168.56.0/255.255.255.0.IMPORTANT: Before you enter any network configuration info, now would be an excellent time to take a snapshot of your VM (menu navigation: Machine->Take Snapshot). Once network configuration completes, the script will roll directly into configuring the database tier, and if anything breaks during that process, you might have to re-extract and re-convert the template files again. That’s not a recipe for fun times. No, I totally didn’t (re)-learn this the hard way, why do you ask? ;-)

    Answer the questions presented by the network configuration script. Unless you’re doing something a bit weird, your answers should be similar to mine. Remember the IP, domain, and hostname you choose; you’ll need them later.

                    Welcome to Oracle Linux Oracle Linux Server release 5.9
                    Press 'I' to enter interactive startup.
    Starting udev: [  OK  ]
    Loading default keymap (us): [  OK  ]
    [ Some startup output snipped to improve readability.]
    Starting oraclevm-template...
    Regenerating SSH host keys.
    Stopping sshd: [  OK  ]
    Generating SSH1 RSA host key: [  OK  ]
    Generating SSH2 RSA host key: [  OK  ]
    Generating SSH2 DSA host key: [  OK  ]
    Starting sshd: [  OK  ]
    =======================================
    Configuring Oracle E-Business Suite...
    =======================================
    =======================================
            Configuring the Network...
    =======================================
    Configuring the Network Interactively
    
    Configuring network interface.
      Network device: eth0
      Hardware address: 08:00:27:75:30:B6
    
      Do you want to enable dynamic IP configuration (DHCP) (Y|n)?n
    
      Enter static IP address: 192.168.56.58
      Enter netmask: [255.255.255.0] [enter to take default]
      Enter gateway: 192.168.56.1
      Enter DNS server: 8.8.8.8
    
      Shutting down interface eth0:  [  OK  ]
      Shutting down interface eth1:  [  OK  ]
      Shutting down loopback interface:  [  OK  ]
    
      Configuring network settings.
        IP configuration: Static IP address
    
      Bringing up loopback interface:  [  OK  ]
      Bringing up interface eth0:  [  OK  ]
      Bringing up interface eth1:
      Determining IP information for eth1... done.
      [  OK  ]
    
      Enter hostname (e.g, host.example.com): coriana6.local.org
    
      Network configuration changed successfully.
          IP configuration: Static IP address
          IP address:       192.168.56.58
          Netmask:          255.255.255.0
          Gateway:          10.0.3.2
          DNS server:       10.0.3.2
          Hostname:         coriana6.local.org
      =======================================
              Disabling the Linux Firewall...
      =======================================
  9. Configuration of db tier
    After network configuration completes, the template deployment script will invoke Rapid Clone to configure the database tier. All you need to supply at the beginning is the desired SID for the database. Remember that for later, too. :-) When RapidClone completes, you will be prompted to select new passwords for the root and oracle users.

    ==================================================
     Prepare the Pairs File for Database Tier Clone...
    ===================================================
    
    ORACLE_SID is not set in the Pairs File
    Enter the Oracle Database SID :VIS122
    ==========================================================
                    Adding User oracle
    ==========================================================
    ==========================================================
                    Starting DB Tier configuration
    ==========================================================
    Parameters Used for this Configuration...
    The Pairs File :/u01/scripts/inst_db_pairs.txt
    The Source context file used  :/u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/clone/context/db/CTXORIG.xml
    The Target context file       :/u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/VIS122_coriana6.xml
    ==========================================================
     The Configuration Used to Create this VM...
     The Oracle E-Business Suite DBSID : VIS122
     The Oracle E-Business Suite DB HostName : %HOSTNAME_NODOMAIN%
     The Oracle E-Business Suite DB Domain Name :%DOMAIN%
     The Oracle E-Business Suite DB TNS Port :1521
    ==========================================================
    ==========================================================
            Cloning the DB Tier Context File
    ==========================================================
    
                         Copyright (c) 2011 Oracle Corporation
                            Redwood Shores, California, USA
    
                            Oracle E-Business Suite Rapid Clone
    
                                     Version 12.2
    
                          adclonectx Version 120.30.12020000.4
    
    Running:
    /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/clone/bin/../jre/bin/java -Xmx600M -classpath /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/clone/bin/../jlib/ojdbc5.jar:/u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/clone/bin/../jlib/xmlparserv2.jar:/u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/clone/bin/../jlib/java oracle.apps.ad.context.CloneContext  -e /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/clone/context/db/CTXORIG.xml -pairsfile /u01/scripts/inst_db_pairs.txt -out /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/VIS122_coriana6.xml -noprompt
    
    Log file located at /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/log/CloneContext_1219031841.log
    Report file located at /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/temp/portpool.lst
    Complete port information available at /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/temp/portpool.lst
    
    Creating the new Database Context file from :
      /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/clone/context/db/adxdbctx.tmp
    
    The new database context file has been created :
      /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/VIS122_coriana6.xml
    
    Log file located at /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/log/CloneContext_1219031841.log
    contextfile=/u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/VIS122_coriana6.xml
    Check Clone Context logfile /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/log/CloneContext_1219031841.log for details.
    Executing adcfgclone.pl on the Database Tier
    
                         Copyright (c) 2011 Oracle Corporation
                            Redwood Shores, California, USA
    
                            Oracle E-Business Suite Rapid Clone
    
                                     Version 12.2
    
                          adcfgclone Version 120.63.12020000.22
    stty: standard input: Inappropriate ioctl for device
    
    Enter the APPS password :
    stty: standard input: Inappropriate ioctl for device
    
    Running Rapid Clone with command:
    Running:
    perl /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/clone/bin/adclone.pl java=/u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/clone/bin/../jre mode=apply stage=/u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/clone component=dbTier method=CUSTOM dbctxtg=/u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/VIS122_coriana6.xml showProgress contextValidated=false
    
    Beginning database tier Apply - Thu Dec 19 03:18:45 2013
    
    /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/clone/bin/../jre/bin/java -Xmx600M -DCONTEXT_VALIDATED=false -Doracle.installer.oui_loc=/u01/install/11.2.0/oui -classpath /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/clone/jlib/xmlparserv2.jar:/u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/clone/jlib/ojdbc6.jar:/u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/clone/jlib/java:/u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/clone/jlib/oui/OraInstaller.jar:/u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/clone/jlib/oui/ewt3.jar:/u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/clone/jlib/oui/share.jar:/u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/clone/jlib/oui/srvm.jar:/u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/clone/jlib/ojmisc.jar   oracle.apps.ad.clone.ApplyDBTier -e /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/VIS122_coriana6.xml -stage /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/clone   -showProgress
    APPS Password : Log file located at /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/log/VIS122_coriana6/ApplyDBTier_12190318.log
      |      0% completed
    Log file located at /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/log/VIS122_coriana6/ApplyDBTier_12190318.log 
    Completed Apply...
    Thu Dec 19 03:29:35 2013
    
    Starting database listener for VIS122:
    Running:
    /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/scripts/VIS122_coriana6/addlnctl.sh start VIS122
    Logfile: /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/log/VIS122_coriana6/addlnctl.txt
    
    You are running addlnctl.sh version 120.4
    
    Starting listener process VIS122 ...
    
    Listener VIS122 has already been started.
    
    addlnctl.sh: exiting with status 0
    
    addlnctl.sh: check the logfile /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/log/VIS122_coriana6/addlnctl.txt for more information ...
    
    Cloning the DB Tier Completed Successfully
    Logfile: /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/log/VIS122_coriana6/addlnctl.txt
    
    You are running addlnctl.sh version 120.4
    
    Shutting down listener process VIS122 ...
    
    LSNRCTL for Linux: Version 11.2.0.3.0 - Production on 19-DEC-2013 03:29:35
    
    Copyright (c) 1991, 2011, Oracle.  All rights reserved.
    
    Connecting to (DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=coriana6.local.org)(PORT=1521)))
    The command completed successfully
    
    addlnctl.sh: exiting with status 0
    
    addlnctl.sh: check the logfile /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/log/VIS122_coriana6/addlnctl.txt for more information ...
    
    You are running addbctl.sh version 120.1
    
    Shutting down database VIS122 ...
    
    SQL*Plus: Release 11.2.0.3.0 Production on Thu Dec 19 03:29:35 2013
    
    Copyright (c) 1982, 2011, Oracle.  All rights reserved.
    
    Connected.
    Database closed.
    Database dismounted.
    ORACLE instance shut down.
    Disconnected from Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.2.0.3.0 - 64bit Production
    With the Partitioning, OLAP, Data Mining and Real Application Testing options
    
    addbctl.sh: exiting with status 0
    
    ==========================================================
          Enabling the DB Service Startup on Boot
    ==========================================================
    ==========================================================
          Starting the Oracle E-Business Suite DB Tier Services
    ==========================================================
    Logfile: /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/log/VIS122_coriana6/addlnctl.txt
    
    You are running addlnctl.sh version 120.4
    
    Starting listener process VIS122 ...
    
    LSNRCTL for Linux: Version 11.2.0.3.0 - Production on 19-DEC-2013 03:29:44
    
    Copyright (c) 1991, 2011, Oracle.  All rights reserved.
    
    Starting /u01/install/11.2.0/bin/tnslsnr: please wait...
    
    TNSLSNR for Linux: Version 11.2.0.3.0 - Production
    System parameter file is /u01/install/11.2.0/network/admin/VIS122_coriana6/listener.ora
    Log messages written to /u01/install/11.2.0/admin/VIS122_coriana6/diag/tnslsnr/coriana6/vis122/alert/log.xml
    Listening on: (DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=tcp)(HOST=coriana6.local.org)(PORT=1521)))
    
    Connecting to (DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=coriana6.local.org)(PORT=1521)))
    STATUS of the LISTENER
    ------------------------
    Alias                     VIS122
    Version                   TNSLSNR for Linux: Version 11.2.0.3.0 - Production
    Start Date                19-DEC-2013 03:29:45
    Uptime                    0 days 0 hr. 0 min. 0 sec
    Trace Level               off
    Security                  ON: Local OS Authentication
    SNMP                      OFF
    Listener Parameter File   /u01/install/11.2.0/network/admin/VIS122_coriana6/listener.ora
    Listener Log File         /u01/install/11.2.0/admin/VIS122_coriana6/diag/tnslsnr/coriana6/vis122/alert/log.xml
    Listening Endpoints Summary...
      (DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=tcp)(HOST=coriana6.local.org)(PORT=1521)))
    Services Summary...
    Service "VIS122" has 1 instance(s).
      Instance "VIS122", status UNKNOWN, has 1 handler(s) for this service...
    The command completed successfully
    
    addlnctl.sh: exiting with status 0
    
    addlnctl.sh: check the logfile /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/log/VIS122_coriana6/addlnctl.txt for more information ...
    
    You are running addbctl.sh version 120.1
    
    Starting the database VIS122 ...
    
    SQL*Plus: Release 11.2.0.3.0 Production on Thu Dec 19 03:29:45 2013
    
    Copyright (c) 1982, 2011, Oracle.  All rights reserved.
    
    Connected to an idle instance.
    ORACLE instance started.
    
    Total System Global Area 2137886720 bytes
    Fixed Size                  2230072 bytes
    Variable Size             452987080 bytes
    Database Buffers         1660944384 bytes
    Redo Buffers               21725184 bytes
    Database mounted.
    Database opened.
    Disconnected from Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.2.0.3.0 - 64bit Production
    With the Partitioning, OLAP, Data Mining and Real Application Testing options
    
    addbctl.sh: exiting with status 0
    
    ==========================================================
          Changing passwords for the default users
    ==========================================================
    Changing password for user oracle.
    New UNIX password:
    BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a dictionary word
    Retype new UNIX password:
    passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
    Changing password for user root.
    New UNIX password:
    BAD PASSWORD: it is based on your username
    Retype new UNIX password:
    passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
    =====================INSTALLATION SUMMARY============
    
    The Oracle E-Business Suite DB HostName : coriana6.local.org
    The Base Installation Directory         : /u01/install
    The Oracle Home Location                : /u01/install/11.2.0
    The Oracle E-Business Suite Data File Dir : /u01/install/data
    The Oracle E-Business Suite DBSID       : VIS122
    The Oracle E-Business Suite DB TNS Port : 1521
    ==========================================================
    
    Will continue in 10 seconds, or press any key to continue...
    Template configuration disabled.
     [  OK  ]
  10. Prepare the server for apps configuration
    Before we can run the configuration script to configure the apps tier of the instance, we need to make a few adjustments. Please note: most of these steps will not be necessary if you’re trying to create a two-node instance; they’re only required because we’re trying to cram two nodes into one server.

    • Log in as root and adjust permissions on the ping executable. Otherwise, you may encounter issues with concurrent manager startup. This would probably not be necessary if we were using the Apps tier template’s root disk.
      coriana6.local.org login: root
      Password:
      Last login: Wed Oct 16 03:42:27 on tty1
      [root@coriana6 ~]# ls -l /bin/ping
      -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 37312 Jul  2  2009 /bin/ping
      [root@coriana6 ~]# chmod u+s /bin/ping
    • Next, we need to change the configuration scripts and associated files to use the new mount point for the apps tier filesystems (/u01 is expected by default), and to disable the network configuration steps (since we aren’t running the script on a new server, we don’t need it):
       
      [root@coriana6 ~]# cd /u02/install/scripts
      [root@coriana6 scripts]# ls
      apps_pairs.txt  config.sh    inst_apps_pairs.txt  stopapps.sh
      cleanup.sh      ebizapps.rc  startapps.sh
      [root@coriana6 scripts]# perl -pi.old -e 's/u01/u02/g' *
      [root@coriana6 scripts]# perl -pi.nonet -e 's/ovm_configure_network/echo "Skip ovm_configure_network"/g' config.sh
      [root@coriana6 scripts]# diff config.sh config.sh.nonet
      79c79
       # Call ovm_configure_network function which is part of JeOS function library
      115c115
            ovm_configure_network
      130c130
               ovm_configure_network "$IP_ADDR" "$NET_MASK" "$GATEWAY" "$DNS_HOST" "$HOST_NAME"
  11. Execute the apps tier config script
    Now, we’re finally ready to go! Execute the config.sh script (still connected as root), and answer the prompts with the values from the configuration of the database tier. I’ve left the output from my configuration run completely intact as a reference, but the only user inputs required are at the beginning of the process.Please note: Execution of this script will take quite a long time. It took at least an hour on my modest test system. Rapid Clone has to configure both the Run and Patch filesystems, and starts up the application services at the end. There is significant overhead involved in the multiple stops and starts of the WLS components during this process. This would not be as painful on a properly-sized system of course.

     
    [root@coriana6 scripts]# ./config.sh
    =======================================
    Configuring Oracle E-Business Suite...
    =======================================
    =======================================
          Configuring the Network...
    =======================================
    Configuring the Network Interactively
    Skip ovm_configure_network
    =======================================
          Disabling the Linux Firewall...
    =======================================
    ==========================================================
                  Adding User oracle
    ==========================================================
    ./config.sh: line 165: [: missing `]'
    ==================================================
     Prepare the Pairs File for Application Tier Clone...
    ===================================================
    ==================================================
     Checking if the FQDN is > 30 chars...
    ===================================================
    
    The FQDN is less than 30 characters. Proceeding with the configuration
    Database Tier Information is not set in the Pairs File
    Prompting the user for Database Tier Information
    
    Enter the Database Tier Host Name (without the domain) :coriana6
    
    Enter the Database Tier Domain Name :local.org
    
    Enter the Oracle Database SID :VIS122
    
    Enter the TNS Listener Port Number :1521
    ==========================================================
                  Starting Apps Tier configuration
    ==========================================================
    Parameters Used for this Configuration...
    The Pairs File :/u02/install/scripts/inst_apps_pairs.txt
    The Source context file used  :/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/context/apps/CTXORIG.xml
    The Target context file       :/u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/appl/admin/VIS122_coriana6.xml
    ==========================================================
                  Checking for the DB Host and Database
    ==========================================================
    
    Pinging the Database Host coriana6.local.org...
    
    The Database Host coriana6.local.org seem to be up
    Proceeding with rest of the configuration...
    Connected to Database VIS122 on coriana6...
    ==========================================================
          Configuring the VM as a new Application Tier Node
    ==========================================================
    ==========================================================
          Configuring the Application Tier File System (fs1)
    ==========================================================
    ==========================================================
          Cloning the Application Tier Context File
    ==========================================================
     Executing the command su oracle -c echo apps|./adclonectx.pl contextfile=/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/context/apps/CTXORIG.xml pairsfile=/u02/install/scripts/inst_apps_pairs.txt outfile=/u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/appl/admin/VIS122_coriana6.xml nopromptmsg
    
                         Copyright (c) 2011 Oracle Corporation
                            Redwood Shores, California, USA
    
                            Oracle E-Business Suite Rapid Clone
    
                                     Version 12.2
    
                          adclonectx Version 120.30.12020000.4
    
    Running:
    /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/../jre/bin/java -Xmx600M -classpath /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/../jlib/ojdbc5.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/../jlib/xmlparserv2.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/../jlib/java oracle.apps.ad.context.CloneContext  -e /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/context/apps/CTXORIG.xml -pairsfile /u02/install/scripts/inst_apps_pairs.txt -out /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/appl/admin/VIS122_coriana6.xml -noprompt
    
    Log file located at /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/appl/admin/log/CloneContext_1219072110.log
    
    Target System Base Directory set to /u02/install
    
    Target System Current File System Base set to /u02/install/fs1
    
    Target System Other File System Base set to /u02/install/fs2
    
    Target System Fusion Middleware Home set to /u02/install/fs1/FMW_Home
    
    Target System Web Oracle Home set to /u02/install/fs1/FMW_Home/webtier
    
    Target System Appl TOP set to /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/appl
    
    Target System COMMON TOP set to /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn
    
    Target System Instance Top set to /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6
    Report file located at /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/admin/out/portpool.lst
    Complete port information available at /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/admin/out/portpool.lst
    
    Creating the new APPL_TOP Context file from :
      /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/context/apps/adxmlctx.tmp
    
    The new APPL_TOP context file has been created :
      /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/appl/admin/VIS122_coriana6.xml
    
    Log file located at /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/appl/admin/log/CloneContext_1219072110.log
    contextfile=/u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/appl/admin/VIS122_coriana6.xml
    Check Clone Context logfile /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/appl/admin/log/CloneContext_1219072110.log for details.
     Executing the command perl adcfgclone.pl appsTier /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/appl/admin/VIS122_coriana6.xml
    
                         Copyright (c) 2011 Oracle Corporation
                            Redwood Shores, California, USA
    
                            Oracle E-Business Suite Rapid Clone
    
                                     Version 12.2
    
                          adcfgclone Version 120.63.12020000.22
    stty: standard input: Inappropriate ioctl for device
    
    Enter the APPS password :
    stty: standard input: Inappropriate ioctl for device
    Running:
    /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/../jre/bin/java -Xmx600M -classpath /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/obfuscatepassword.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/ojmisc.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/java:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/emCfg.jar oracle.apps.ad.clone.util.OPWrapper -encryptpwd /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/../FMW/tempinfoApps.txt
    stty: standard input: Inappropriate ioctl for device
    
    Enter the Weblogic AdminServer password :
    stty: standard input: Inappropriate ioctl for device
    Running:
    /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/../jre/bin/java -Xmx600M -classpath /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/obfuscatepassword.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/ojmisc.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/java:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/emCfg.jar oracle.apps.ad.clone.util.OPWrapper /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/../FMW/tempinfo.txt
    Running:
    /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/../jre/bin/java -Xmx600M -classpath /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/obfuscatepassword.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/ojmisc.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/java:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/emCfg.jar oracle.apps.ad.clone.util.OPWrapper /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/../FMW/EBSDataSource
    
    Running Rapid Clone with command:
    Running:
    perl /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/adclone.pl java=/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/../jre mode=apply stage=/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone component=appsTier method=CUSTOM appctxtg=/u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/appl/admin/VIS122_coriana6.xml showProgress contextValidated=false
    
    FMW Pre-requisite check log file location : /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/FMW/logs/prereqcheck.log
    
    Running: /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/FMW/t2pjdk/bin/java -classpath /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/prereq/webtier/Scripts/ext/jlib/engine.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/prereq/webtier/oui/jlib/OraPrereq.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/prereq/webtier/oui/jlib/OraPrereqChecks.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/prereq/webtier/oui/jlib/OraInstaller.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/prereq/webtier/oui/jlib/OraInstallerNet.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/prereq/webtier/oui/jlib/srvm.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/prereq/webtier/Scripts/ext/jlib/ojdl.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/prereq/webtier/Scripts/ext/jlib/ojdl2.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/prereq/webtier/Scripts/ext/jlib/ojdl-log4j.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/prereq/webtier/oui/jlib/xmlparserv2.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/prereq/webtier/oui/jlib/share.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/java oracle.apps.ad.clone.util.FMWOracleHomePreReqCheck -prereqCheckFMW -e /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/appl/admin/VIS122_coriana6.xml -stage /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone -log /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/FMW/logs/prereqcheck.log
    
    Beginning application tier Apply - Thu Dec 19 07:21:38 2013
    
    /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/../jre/bin/java -Xmx600M -DCONTEXT_VALIDATED=false -Doracle.installer.oui_loc=/oui -classpath /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/xmlparserv2.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/ojdbc6.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/java:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/oui/OraInstaller.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/oui/ewt3.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/oui/share.jar:/u02/install/fs1/FMW_Home/webtier/../Oracle_EBS-app1/oui/jlib/srvm.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/ojmisc.jar:/u02/install/fs1/FMW_Home/wlserver_10.3/server/lib/weblogic.jar:/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/obfuscatepassword.jar  oracle.apps.ad.clone.ApplyAppsTier -e /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/appl/admin/VIS122_coriana6.xml -stage /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/clone    -showProgress -nopromptmsg
    Log file located at /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/admin/log/ApplyAppsTier_12190721.log
      -      0% completed
    Log file located at /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/admin/log/ApplyAppsTier_12190721.log
      \    100% completed
    
    Completed Apply...
    Thu Dec 19 07:49:40 2013
    
     Executing command: /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/10.1.2/bin/sqlplus @/u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/appl/ad/12.0.0/patch/115/sql/truncate_ad_nodes_config_status.sql
    
    Do you want to startup the Application Services for VIS122? (y/n) [n] :
    Services not started
    
    ==========================================================
          Configuring the Application Tier File System (fs2)
    ==========================================================
    Copying the Application Tier File System from fs1 to fs2
    Executing the command su oracle -c perl adcfgclone.pl appsTier
    
                         Copyright (c) 2011 Oracle Corporation
                            Redwood Shores, California, USA
    
                            Oracle E-Business Suite Rapid Clone
    
                                     Version 12.2
    
                          adcfgclone Version 120.63.12020000.22
    stty: standard input: Inappropriate ioctl for device
    
    Enter the APPS password :
    stty: standard input: Inappropriate ioctl for device
    Running:
    /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/../jre/bin/java -Xmx600M -classpath /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/obfuscatepassword.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/ojmisc.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/java:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/emCfg.jar oracle.apps.ad.clone.util.OPWrapper -encryptpwd /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/../FMW/tempinfoApps.txt
    stty: standard input: Inappropriate ioctl for device
    
    Enter the Weblogic AdminServer password :
    stty: standard input: Inappropriate ioctl for device
    Running:
    /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/../jre/bin/java -Xmx600M -classpath /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/obfuscatepassword.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/ojmisc.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/java:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/emCfg.jar oracle.apps.ad.clone.util.OPWrapper /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/../FMW/tempinfo.txt
    Running:
    /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/../jre/bin/java -Xmx600M -classpath /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/obfuscatepassword.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/ojmisc.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/java:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/emCfg.jar oracle.apps.ad.clone.util.OPWrapper /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/../FMW/EBSDataSource
    
    Do you want to add a node (yes/no) [no] :
    
    Running:
    /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/../jre/bin/java -Xmx600M -cp /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/java:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/xmlparserv2.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/ojdbc5.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/obfuscatepassword.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/ojmisc.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/java:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/emCfg.jar oracle.apps.ad.context.CloneContext -e /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/../context/apps/CTXORIG.xml -validate -pairsfile /tmp/adpairsfile_26497.lst -stage /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone  2> /tmp/adcfgclone_26497.err; echo $? > /tmp/adcfgclone_26497.res
    
    Log file located at /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/CloneContext_1219075100.log
    
    Target System File Edition type [run] :
    Enter the full path of Run File System Context file :
    Provide the values required for creation of the new APPL_TOP Context file.
    
    Target System Fusion Middleware Home set to /u02/install/fs2/FMW_Home
    
    Target System Web Oracle Home set to /u02/install/fs2/FMW_Home/webtier
    
    Target System Appl TOP set to /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/appl
    
    Target System COMMON TOP set to /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn
    
    Target System Instance Top set to /u02/install/fs2/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6
    
    Target System Port Pool [0-99] :
    Checking the port pool 1
    done: Port Pool 1 is free
    Report file located at /u02/install/fs2/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/admin/out/portpool.lst
    Complete port information available at /u02/install/fs2/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/admin/out/portpool.lst
    
    UTL_FILE_DIR on database tier consists of the following directories.
    
    1. /usr/tmp
    2. /usr/tmp
    3. /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/outbound/VIS122_coriana6
    4. /usr/tmp
    Choose a value which will be set as APPLPTMP value on the target node [1] : RC-00208: Error: Not a valid number
    
    UTL_FILE_DIR on database tier consists of the following directories.
    
    1. /usr/tmp
    2. /usr/tmp
    3. /u01/install/11.2.0/appsutil/outbound/VIS122_coriana6
    4. /usr/tmp
    Choose a value which will be set as APPLPTMP value on the target node [1] : RC-00200: Error: Exception occurred while taking input from user
    
    Creating the new APPL_TOP Context file from :
      /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/context/apps/adxmlctx.tmp
    
    The new APPL_TOP context file has been created :
      /u02/install/fs2/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/appl/admin/VIS122_coriana6.xml
    
    Log file located at /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/CloneContext_1219075100.log
    Check Clone Context logfile /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/CloneContext_1219075100.log for details.
    
    Running Rapid Clone with command:
    Running:
    perl /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/adclone.pl java=/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/../jre mode=apply stage=/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone component=appsTier method=CUSTOM appctxtg=/u02/install/fs2/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/appl/admin/VIS122_coriana6.xml showProgress contextValidated=true
    
    FMW Pre-requisite check log file location : /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/FMW/logs/prereqcheck.log
    
    Running: /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/FMW/t2pjdk/bin/java -classpath /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/prereq/webtier/Scripts/ext/jlib/engine.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/prereq/webtier/oui/jlib/OraPrereq.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/prereq/webtier/oui/jlib/OraPrereqChecks.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/prereq/webtier/oui/jlib/OraInstaller.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/prereq/webtier/oui/jlib/OraInstallerNet.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/prereq/webtier/oui/jlib/srvm.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/prereq/webtier/Scripts/ext/jlib/ojdl.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/prereq/webtier/Scripts/ext/jlib/ojdl2.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/prereq/webtier/Scripts/ext/jlib/ojdl-log4j.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/prereq/webtier/oui/jlib/xmlparserv2.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/prereq/webtier/oui/jlib/share.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/java oracle.apps.ad.clone.util.FMWOracleHomePreReqCheck -prereqCheckFMW -e /u02/install/fs2/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/appl/admin/VIS122_coriana6.xml -stage /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone -log /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/FMW/logs/prereqcheck.log
    
    Beginning application tier Apply - Thu Dec 19 07:51:20 2013
    
    /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/bin/../jre/bin/java -Xmx600M -DCONTEXT_VALIDATED=true -Doracle.installer.oui_loc=/oui -classpath /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/xmlparserv2.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/ojdbc6.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/java:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/oui/OraInstaller.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/oui/ewt3.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/oui/share.jar:/u02/install/fs2/FMW_Home/webtier/../Oracle_EBS-app1/oui/jlib/srvm.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/ojmisc.jar:/u02/install/fs2/FMW_Home/wlserver_10.3/server/lib/weblogic.jar:/u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone/jlib/obfuscatepassword.jar  oracle.apps.ad.clone.ApplyAppsTier -e /u02/install/fs2/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/appl/admin/VIS122_coriana6.xml -stage /u02/install/fs2/EBSapps/comn/clone    -showProgress -nopromptmsg
    Log file located at /u02/install/fs2/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/admin/log/ApplyAppsTier_12190751.log
      |    100% completed
    
    Completed Apply...
    Thu Dec 19 08:15:33 2013
    
    Looking for incomplete CLONE record in ad_adop_session_patches table
    
    The CLONE record status is no rows selected
    
    Updating incomplete CLONE record to COMPLETED
    ==========================================================
          Enabling the Apps Tier Service Startup on Boot
    ==========================================================
    ==========================================================
          Enabling the NFS service for shared file system setup
    ==========================================================
    ==========================================================
          Starting the Oracle E-Business Suite Application tier Services
    ==========================================================
    Starting the Oracle E-Business Suite Application Tier Services
    You are running adstrtal.sh version 120.24.12020000.7
    
    The logfile for this session is located at /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/logs/appl/admin/log/adstrtal.log
    
    Executing service control script:
    /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/admin/scripts/jtffmctl.sh start
    Timeout specified in context file: 100 second(s)
    
    script returned:
    ****************************************************
    
    You are running jtffmctl.sh version 120.3.12020000.4
    
    Validating Fulfillment patch level via /u02/install/fs1/EBSapps/comn/java/classes
    Fulfillment patch level validated.
    Starting Fulfillment Server for VIS122 on port 9300 ...
    
    jtffmctl.sh: exiting with status 0
    
    .end std out.
    
    .end err out.
    
    ****************************************************
    
    Executing service control script:
    /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/admin/scripts/adopmnctl.sh start
    Timeout specified in context file: 100 second(s)
    
    script returned:
    ****************************************************
    
    You are running adopmnctl.sh version 120.0.12020000.2
    
    Starting Oracle Process Manager (OPMN) ...
    
    adopmnctl.sh: exiting with status 0
    
    adopmnctl.sh: check the logfile /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/logs/appl/admin/log/adopmnctl.txt for more information ...
    
    .end std out.
    
    .end err out.
    
    ****************************************************
    
    Executing service control script:
    /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/admin/scripts/adapcctl.sh start
    Timeout specified in context file: 100 second(s)
    
    script returned:
    ****************************************************
    
    You are running adapcctl.sh version 120.0.12020000.2
    
    Starting OPMN managed Oracle HTTP Server (OHS) instance ...
    opmnctl start: opmn is already running.
    opmnctl startproc: starting opmn managed processes...
    
    adapcctl.sh: exiting with status 0
    
    adapcctl.sh: check the logfile /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/logs/appl/admin/log/adapcctl.txt for more information ...
    
    .end std out.
    
    .end err out.
    
    ****************************************************
    
    Executing service control script:
    /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/admin/scripts/adnodemgrctl.sh start -nopromptmsg
    Timeout specified in context file: 100 second(s)
    
    script returned:
    ****************************************************
    
    You are running adnodemgrctl.sh version 120.11.12020000.4
    
    Calling txkChkEBSDependecies.pl to perform dependency checks for oacore
    Perl script txkChkEBSDependecies.pl got executed successfully
    
    Starting the Node Manager...
    NMProcess:   
    NMProcess: Dec 19, 2013 8:17:48 AM weblogic.nodemanager.server.NMServerConfig initDomainsMap
    NMProcess: INFO: Loading domains file: /u02/install/fs1/FMW_Home/wlserver_10.3/common/nodemanager/nmHome1/nodemanager.domains
    NMProcess:   
    NMProcess: Dec 19, 2013 8:17:48 AM weblogic.nodemanager.server.NMServer 
    NMProcess: WARNING: Node manager configuration properties file '/u02/install/fs1/FMW_Home/wlserver_10.3/common/nodemanager/nmHome1/nodemanager.properties' not found. Using default settings.
    NMProcess:   
    NMProcess: Dec 19, 2013 8:17:48 AM weblogic.nodemanager.server.NMServer 
    NMProcess: INFO: Saving node manager configuration properties to '/u02/install/fs1/FMW_Home/wlserver_10.3/common/nodemanager/nmHome1/nodemanager.properties'
    Refer /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/logs/appl/admin/log/adnodemgrctl.txt for details
    
    adnodemgrctl.sh: exiting with status 0
    
    adnodemgrctl.sh: check the logfile /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/logs/appl/admin/log/adnodemgrctl.txt for more information ...
    
    .end std out.
    *** ALL THE FOLLOWING FILES ARE REQUIRED FOR RESOLVING RUNTIME ERRORS
    *** Log File = /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/logs/appl/rgf/TXK/txkChkEBSDependecies_Thu_Dec_19_08_17_07_2013/txkChkEBSDependecies_Thu_Dec_19_08_17_07_2013.log
    
    .end err out.
    
    ****************************************************
    
    Executing service control script:
    /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/admin/scripts/adalnctl.sh start
    Timeout specified in context file: 100 second(s)
    
    script returned:
    ****************************************************
    
    adalnctl.sh version 120.3.12020000.2
    
    Checking for FNDFS executable.
    Starting listener process APPS_VIS122.
    
    adalnctl.sh: exiting with status 0
    
    adalnctl.sh: check the logfile /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/logs/appl/admin/log/adalnctl.txt for more information ...
    
    .end std out.
    
    .end err out.
    
    ****************************************************
    
    Executing service control script:
    /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/admin/scripts/adcmctl.sh start
    Timeout specified in context file: 1000 second(s)
    
    script returned:
    ****************************************************
    
    You are running adcmctl.sh version 120.19.12020000.3
    
    Starting concurrent manager for VIS122 ...
    Starting VIS122_1219@VIS122 Internal Concurrent Manager
    Default printer is noprint
    
    adcmctl.sh: exiting with status 0
    
    adcmctl.sh: check the logfile /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/logs/appl/admin/log/adcmctl.txt for more information ...
    
    .end std out.
    
    .end err out.
    
    ****************************************************
    
    Executing service control script:
    /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/admin/scripts/adadminsrvctl.sh start -nopromptmsg
    Timeout specified in context file: 1000 second(s)
    
    script returned:
    ****************************************************
    
    You are running adadminsrvctl.sh version 120.10.12020000.4
    
    Starting WLS Admin Server...
    Refer /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/logs/appl/admin/log/adadminsrvctl.txt for details
    
    adadminsrvctl.sh: exiting with status 0
    
    adadminsrvctl.sh: check the logfile /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/logs/appl/admin/log/adadminsrvctl.txt for more information ...
    
    .end std out.
    
    .end err out.
    
    ****************************************************
    
    Executing service control script:
    /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/admin/scripts/admanagedsrvctl.sh start forms_server1 -nopromptmsg
    Timeout specified in context file: -1 second(s)
    
    script returned:
    ****************************************************
    
    You are running admanagedsrvctl.sh version 120.14.12020000.6
    
    Starting forms_server1...
    
    admanagedsrvctl.sh: exiting with status 0
    
    admanagedsrvctl.sh: check the logfile /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/logs/appl/admin/log/adformsctl.txt for more information ...
    
    .end std out.
    
    .end err out.
    
    ****************************************************
    
    Executing service control script:
    /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/admin/scripts/admanagedsrvctl.sh start oafm_server1 -nopromptmsg
    Timeout specified in context file: -1 second(s)
    
    script returned:
    ****************************************************
    
    You are running admanagedsrvctl.sh version 120.14.12020000.6
    
    Starting oafm_server1...
    
    admanagedsrvctl.sh: exiting with status 0
    
    admanagedsrvctl.sh: check the logfile /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/logs/appl/admin/log/adoafmctl.txt for more information ...
    
    .end std out.
    
    .end err out.
    
    ****************************************************
    
    Executing service control script:
    /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/admin/scripts/admanagedsrvctl.sh start forms-c4ws_server1 -nopromptmsg
    Timeout specified in context file: -1 second(s)
    
    script returned:
    ****************************************************
    
    You are running admanagedsrvctl.sh version 120.14.12020000.6
    
    Starting forms-c4ws_server1...
    
    admanagedsrvctl.sh: exiting with status 0
    
    admanagedsrvctl.sh: check the logfile /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/logs/appl/admin/log/adforms-c4wsctl.txt for more information ...
    
    .end std out.
    
    .end err out.
    
    ****************************************************
    
    Executing service control script:
    /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/admin/scripts/admanagedsrvctl.sh start oacore_server1 -nopromptmsg
    Timeout specified in context file: -1 second(s)
    
    script returned:
    ****************************************************
    
    You are running admanagedsrvctl.sh version 120.14.12020000.6
    
    Starting oacore_server1...
    
    admanagedsrvctl.sh: exiting with status 0
    
    admanagedsrvctl.sh: check the logfile /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/logs/appl/admin/log/adoacorectl.txt for more information ...
    
    .end std out.
    
    .end err out.
    
    ****************************************************
    
    All enabled services for this node are started.
    
    adstrtal.sh: Exiting with status 0
    
    adstrtal.sh: check the logfile /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/logs/appl/admin/log/adstrtal.log for more information ...
  12. At the end of the install, you’ll get another opportunity to change the oracle and root passwords (remember, these scripts were designed to run on separate servers), and an install summary:
     ==========================================================
          Change Passwords for the Default Users
    ==========================================================
    Changing password for user oracle.
    New UNIX password:
    BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a dictionary word
    Retype new UNIX password:
    passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
    Changing password for user root.
    New UNIX password:
    BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a dictionary word
    Retype new UNIX password:
    passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
    ===================INSTALLATION SUMMARY=============================
    Oracle E-Business Suite Installation Top Level Directory : /u02/install
    Oracle E-Business Suite Context File : /u02/install/fs1/inst/apps/VIS122_coriana6/appl/admin/VIS122_coriana6.xml
    Oracle E-Business Suite Login Page : http://coriana6.local.org:8000/OA_HTML/AppsLogin
    Oracle E-Business Suite Database Tier Host : coriana6.local.org
    Oracle E-Business Suite Database SID : VIS122
    Oracle E-Business Suite TNS_PORT : 1521
    ==================================================================
    
    Will continue in 60 seconds, or press any key to continue...

Now what?

Now the real fun begins! If you have added your VM’s IP and hostname to the local hosts file on your host machine, you can access your Vision instance at the URL listed after “Oracle E-Business Suite Login Page” at the end of the Apps tier Rapic Clone run. The default password for the admin user (SYSADMIN) is the same as it always is.

A few more things to note:

  • Use the startapps.sh and stopapps.sh scripts in /u02/install/scripts/ to (wait for it…) start and stop the Apps. Note that these scripts expect to be run by user oracle, not root. Also, these scripts have default passwords for the apps and weblogic users hard-coded in them, so if you change those passwords, you’ll need to update the scripts. Or you can just use the normal service start/stop scripts, but these wrapper scripts sure are convenient. ;)
  • Similarly, you’ll find start/stop scripts for database services in /u01/scripts (startdb.sh and stopdb.sh). These also need to be run as oracle.
  • Since this is a single-node system with both tiers owned by oracle, keeping your OS environment straight might take some practice. Try to remember to do database and apps work in separate sessions. To set the environment for the apps tier, use the script /u02/install/EBSapps.env (in most cases, you will want to set the “run” environment, e.g. “. /u02/install/EBSapps.env run” ). To set the environment for the database tier, invoke the /u01/install/11.2.0/SID_hostname.env file (e.g. “. /u01/install/11.2.0/VIS122_coriana6.env“). If you’re still learning Linux/Unix, please remember that you need to invoke these scripts with a leading “dot+space” as in the preceding examples, or the environment variable values will not be exported to your session.
  • The first time you try to log into your instance after starting it up, it will be probably be painfully slow. Subsequent logins and similar operations will merely be slow.
  • The first time I visited the login page and the initial Navigator page for the Vision instance, I had a few “Unable to load” errors for some components on the page. I found that a refresh of the page resolved these issues. I had similar issues upon launching Forms. It takes time for some of these things to be cached, and the default timeout values on the server might not be configured for workstation-grade test systems.
  • The WLS EM Console, if you need it, will be on port 7001 of your instance (e.g. http://coriana6.local.org:7001/em). Log in with user ‘weblogic’, with the password in the startapps.sh script.
  • The WLS Admin console for your instance is also on port 7001, at the following URL: http://your_host.your_domain:7001/console (e.g. http://coriana6.local.org:7001/console). Log in to this interface with the ‘weblogic’ user, too.
  • In general, unless you find issues with services not starting up cleanly, you probably won’t need the WLS URLs very much. Unless you’re an Apps DBA, and hopefully you’re not, because I said at the very beginning that this post is not for Apps DBAs. ;-)
  • Oh, and the 12.2.3 patchset has just been released, so if you’d like some patching practice… ;-)

I want to do something slightly different!

Maybe all of this just isn’t weird enough, and you would like to either:

  1. Install the Production OVM templates instead of the Vision templates (Hi John!), or
  2. Deploy the Vision templates in a two-node configuration

In either case, you should be able to find your way based on the instructions in this post. The only “magic” happening here is rescue boot and mkinitrd command to allow the use of the non-Xen kernel. After that, most of the steps should be more or less the same. In the first case listed above (production database templates), the only thing that changes is which database templates you download: parts V41175-V41177 instead of parts V41171-V41173. While I haven’t checked, presumably the network and db tier configuration script is going to be the same. In the second case (two-node configuration), you won’t need to worry about changing disk labels or altering /etc/fstab, but you will have to convert the Apps root disk to a VDI file, and do the mkinitrd steps twice. Also, when allocating resources for the two-node instance, I recommend a minimum of 6GB of memory for the app tier and 2GB for the database tier. Please note that I haven’t tried either approach; these are just educated guesses based on doc review and looking at the configuration scripts. If you’re successful with either of these alternative deployments, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Ok, we’re done! You can now give yourself (or an ORACLENERD you care about) the gift of an EBS 12.2.2 Vision instance, just in time for the holidays! Start downloading now, though, if you want to be ready by Christmas. ;)

Good luck, and happy playing!

33 Responses to “Build An EBS 12.2.2 Sandbox Fast(ish) In Virtualbox from OVM templates”

  • john lang says:

    Hi John!
    You said you would, and you have. Thanks so much – I know what I’ll be doing over the Christmas break now! (though by the sounds of it I’m going to have to swap my Macbook Air (4GB memory) for my wife’s (8GB) – shhh…..don’t tell her)
    Have a great Christmas
    John

  • John Lang says:

    John, I’m hugely grateful for this post. I can confirm I’m up and running single node with production DB and a good case for Santa to get me a new laptop! Can’t thank you enough. Have a great Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!

  • Srinivas says:

    John,
    Thanks for the article. I’ve the system up and running in a day. thanks to your article. Its well written and very helpful.

    Srinivas

  • Sandip Kumar says:

    John,
    Thank you very much.
    It is installed and running in first go with ‘bridged network’ option.

    Another question: Could I start xTerm on this? Is this already installed or NOT?
    Thanks
    Sandip

    • John Piwowar says:

      Hi Sandip,

      The xterm binary is installed, but you might need to do a bit more work to configure the X window manager itself. I’m not 100% sure that all of the necessary components are installed by default for any of the common window managers. I haven’t looked around very much, though, since I usually don’t run X on my servers unless absolutely necessary.

  • Jorge Anicama says:

    Very good job John!!
    Congratulations and thanks a lot. It helped me complete my understanding of the blog with the two nodes version (http://www.pythian.com/blog/build-ebs-sandbox-1hr/) which attracted my attention last Nov 2013. I successfully completed it.
    I may add for the benefit of others that the notes are very accurate and if you follow the instructions you may well finish successfully as well.
    My environment is : MBP i5 16RAM / 1 TB SSD. and all works like a charm!.

  • Sandip Kumar says:

    John,
    R12.2.2 is working great. thanks a lot.
    Now, I’m trying to do the following:
    1. Install VBox Guest install – Unable to do this because it is asking for kernel-uek-devel-2.6.39-300.17.2 from yum and Oracle does not have so kernel-header is not found and guest addition install fails.
    2. Put the same GUI interface as a regular Linux box. I did it by yum groupinstall and it looks good except mount-pointer integration and screen self adjustment (expand and reduce) to available screen size/ resolution.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    Sandip Kumar

    • John Piwowar says:

      Hi Sandip,

      I’m able to install the referenced kernel-uek-devel package without any problems. Two things to check:
      1) Make sure that ol5_UEK_latest is enabled in the public yum config file (/etc/yum.repos.d/public-yum-el5.repo)
      2) make sure to add .el5uek to the end of the package name when installing: yum install kernel-uek-devel-2.6.39-300.17.2.el5uek

      Once you have X installed (it’s not there by default, but it sounds like you’ve already taken care of the that), the normal guest additions install should go smoothly.

  • Sandip Kumar says:

    John,
    Super.
    Yes, I’m able to install GuestAdditions successfully. Your suggestion (ol5_UEK_latest) was the key.
    It is working great on OEL 5.9 (x86_64) with MousePointer and all other stuff which one gets under a normal OEL5.9 install.
    Things look great.

    I’m going to try a regular Vision R12.2.2 install also to see the technology changes which took place.

    Note: In addition, I would like to try a single node install of r12.1.3 also following these steps – any suggestions (please advise).

    • John Piwowar says:

      Hi Sandip,

      I have notes for my single-node 12.1.3 install from OVM templates, but they are not as detailed as this post or the 12.1.3 two-node post. Since you have been through this process twice, however, you should be able to follow them easily. :) As you might suspect, it’s pretty easy. Mostly, you just need to attach the applications software disk to the database server VM, add another line to /etc/fstab, tweak a few scripts, and you’re all set.

      I will put up a short “diff” post this week to cover the single-node 12.1.3 case.

      • Sandip Kumar says:

        John,
        I tried but I could not.
        fstab was clear because /sdb /sdc have different labels (e2label). I was able to bring DB Server up. But then I was unable to use the / change the template for App server and everything got meshed up.
        Waiting for your short notes (diff for single node R12.1.3)
        I’ll use that and then install X Window System as well.
        Thanks
        Sandip Kumar

        • John Piwowar says:

          Thanks for your patience Sandip. I’m working on carving out the time. :-)

          • Sandip Kumar says:

            John
            Still waiting for your post on R12.1.3 Single server.
            Hope you find sometime this week.
            Thanks
            Sandip

          • Sandip Kumar says:

            John,
            I tried couple of times and everytime I was able to get DB running successfully. When it comes to AppTier template changes then it does not work / find the right stuff.
            I need changes in the following steps (copied from R12.2 single node – This blog – steps). If you have time then just suggest the changes in these steps. Thanks
            Sandip Kumar
            ==========================================================
            Prepare the server for apps configuration
            Before we can run the configuration script to configure the apps tier of the instance, we need to make a few adjustments. Please note: most of these steps will not be necessary if you’re trying to create a two-node instance; they’re only required because we’re trying to cram two nodes into one server.
            Log in as root and adjust permissions on the ping executable. Otherwise, you may encounter issues with concurrent manager startup. This would probably not be necessary if we were using the Apps tier template’s root disk.
            coriana6.local.org login: root
            Password:
            Last login: Wed Oct 16 03:42:27 on tty1
            [root@coriana6 ~]# ls -l /bin/ping
            -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 37312 Jul 2 2009 /bin/ping
            [root@coriana6 ~]# chmod u+s /bin/ping
            Next, we need to change the configuration scripts and associated files to use the new mount point for the apps tier filesystems (/u01 is expected by default), and to disable the network configuration steps (since we aren’t running the script on a new server, we don’t need it):

            [root@coriana6 ~]# cd /u02/install/scripts
            [root@coriana6 scripts]# ls
            apps_pairs.txt config.sh inst_apps_pairs.txt stopapps.sh
            cleanup.sh ebizapps.rc startapps.sh
            [root@coriana6 scripts]# perl -pi.old -e ‘s/u01/u02/g’ *
            [root@coriana6 scripts]# perl -pi.nonet -e ‘s/ovm _configure _network/echo “Skip ovm_configure_network”/g’ config.sh
            [root@coriana6 scripts]# diff config.sh config.sh.nonet
            79c79
            # Call ovm_configure_network function which is part of JeOS function library
            115c115
            ovm_configure_network
            130c130
            ovm_configure_network “$IP_ADDR” “$NET_MASK” “$GATEWAY
            ====================================================

  • Lopez says:

    Did you change the modprobe.conf?

  • Marc says:

    Hi John,

    Do you think it’s possible to use ProxMox instead of VirtualBox?

    P.S. Last year i have used with success your article in order to get 12.1.3 thanks :)

    • John Piwowar says:

      Hi Marc,

      I don’t now the ProxMox product, so I can’t be certain. If you used ProxMox for the 12.1.3 install, however, I can’t think of a reason why it wouldn’t work for 12.2. Good luck!

  • Sandip Kumar says:

    John,
    Did you find sometime to write the steps for Single node install of R12.1.3 (similar to this blog R12.2.2 single node install).
    Would appreciate if you will let me know.
    Thanks
    Sandip Kumar

  • Sandip Kumar says:

    John the SUPERMAN,
    I don’t know if you are already a billionaire or NOT (and doing this with altruistic purpose). I appreciate your knowledge and depth.
    Seriously, Oracle should learn something from you.

    A complicated VM VirtualBox VMManager/ VMServer install could be reduced to such a simple install (single node) in less than an hour.
    Amazing.

    Thanks a heap.
    Sandip Kumar

  • David Steinberger says:

    Thank you for the write up. I’m having issues booting the kernel. For some reason I always get a kernel panic. Anyone else experiencing this issue?
    BR, David

    • Mike Collins says:

      I am getting a kernel panic every time. Having spent a few hours on this, I think the problem might be with the mkinitrd.

      Where John’s log has the lines

      Found root device sda2 for LABEL=/
      Looking for driver for device sda2
      Looking for deps of module pci:v00008086d00002829sv00000000sd0

      Mine only has


      Looking for driver for device sda2
      Looking for deps of module xenblk: xen-blkfront

      It looks like it’s not seeing any of my disks. Still hunting, but some help would be appreciated. Thanks

  • Ahmed Najashi says:

    Hi John ,

    I was about to start following your instruction to create a VirtualBox on my external drive for 12.2.2 but then saw your update that we can import 12.2.3 directly to Virtualbox ! but when I went through the Oracle note it seems that we have to first install Oracle VM Sever/Manager before we can do so and I’m confused and would appreciate if you could help me out in figuring out exactly what are the steps i need to follow to import the single node vision directly into Virtualbox

    Thanks

  • Ahmed Najashi says:

    Hi John,

    I’m reviewing the note and the section is so short and seems to easy ! currently downloading all the Appliance files .. but I was wondering do i need first to install Oracle Linux OS into my VirtualBox before importing the appliance files ? as it seems i have to run the assemble.sh script first and im guessing it has to be run from a unix console

    Thanks

    • John Piwowar says:

      Hi Ahmed,
      The assemble.sh script assumes a Linux environment, but you don’t need to pre-create a Linux VM. The templates are meant to be assembled and imported from your host (workstation) not inside another guest. On my workstation (MacBook Pro), I modified the assemble.sh script slightly to work under OS X. If you’re running Windows, you can try running assemble.sh from Cygwin or other Unix shell designed for Windows environments.

      Or you could just read the assemble.sh script, pick out the parts you need, and run them manually. :-) The script performs two functions:
      1) Runs md5sum against the downloaded files and compares to a manifest, to confirm the integrity of the downloads
      2) Concatenates the required zip files into the .ova file that you will import to VirtualBox.

  • Vinay says:

    Hi John,
    Thanks! I was able to get the Single Node Virtual Appliance up and running. This was rather easy compared to using the VM Templates before.

    Quick Question:
    I am trying to create a custom schema XXOE.
    Seems like applsys doesn’t have the privilege to create users.
    Any idea what the passwords for sys and system are in the Single node installation?

    Thanks,
    Vinay

    • Vinay says:

      Hi John, Never mind. I asked the question because ‘oracle’ wasn’t able to connect to as SYSDBA. Turns out I was sourcing the wrong env. Ignore my question.

      Thanks anyways,
      Vinay

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