What Does oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall Not Do?

Apr 21, 2014 / By Michael Dinh

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I was working on a project to clone Oracle install to a new Linux server and this should be simple as oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall RPM can be used to configure the server, right?

So simple that I did not read the documentation.

However, I did review Requirements for Installing Oracle 11gR2 RDBMS on RHEL6 or OL6 64-bit (x86-64) (Doc ID 1441282.1) and it’s not quite the same.

From Oracle Database Quick Installation Guide 11g Release 2 (11.2) for Linux x86-64 the following packages are required:

binutils-2.20.51.0.2-5.11.el6 (x86_64)
compat-libcap1-1.10-1 (x86_64)
compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-69.el6 (x86_64)
compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-69.el6.i686
gcc-4.4.4-13.el6 (x86_64)
gcc-c++-4.4.4-13.el6 (x86_64)
glibc-2.12-1.7.el6 (i686)
glibc-2.12-1.7.el6 (x86_64)
glibc-devel-2.12-1.7.el6 (x86_64)
glibc-devel-2.12-1.7.el6.i686
ksh
libgcc-4.4.4-13.el6 (i686)
libgcc-4.4.4-13.el6 (x86_64)
libstdc++-4.4.4-13.el6 (x86_64)
libstdc++-4.4.4-13.el6.i686
libstdc++-devel-4.4.4-13.el6 (x86_64)
libstdc++-devel-4.4.4-13.el6.i686
libaio-0.3.107-10.el6 (x86_64)
libaio-0.3.107-10.el6.i686
libaio-devel-0.3.107-10.el6 (x86_64)
libaio-devel-0.3.107-10.el6.i686
make-3.81-19.el6
sysstat-9.0.4-11.el6 (x86_64)

RPM oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall was installed

$  rpm -qa --queryformat "%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE} (%{ARCH})n" | grep oracle-rdbms
oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-9.el6 (x86_64)

Health Check Validation Engine was run for 11g R2 (11.2.0) Preinstall (Linux)

$ ./rda.sh -T hcve
Processing HCVE tests ...
Available Pre-Installation Rule Sets:
   1.  Oracle Database 10g R1 (10.1.0) Preinstall (Linux)
   2.  Oracle Database 10g R2 (10.2.0) Preinstall (Linux)
   3.  Oracle Database 11g R1 (11.1) Preinstall (Linux)
   4.  Oracle Database 11g R2 (11.2.0) Preinstall (Linux)
   5.  Oracle Database 12c R1 (12.1.0) Preinstallation (Linux)

Enter the HCVE rule set number or 0 to cancel the test
Hit "Return" to accept the default (0)
> 4

Performing HCVE checks ...
Enter value for < Planned ORACLE_HOME location >
Hit "Return" to accept the default (/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0.4/dbhome_1)
>

Enter value for < JDK Home >
>

Test "Oracle Database 11g R2 (11.2.0) Preinstall (Linux)" executed at 18-Apr-2014 05:28:37

Test Results
~~~~~~~~~~~~

ID     NAME                 RESULT  VALUE
====== ==================== ======= ==========================================
A00010 OS Certified?        PASSED  Adequate
A00020 User in /etc/passwd? PASSED  userOK
A00040 Group in /etc/group? PASSED  GroupOK
A00050 Enter ORACLE_HOME    RECORD  /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0.4/dbho...
A00060 ORACLE_HOME Valid?   PASSED  OHexists
A00070 O_H Permissions OK?  PASSED  CorrectPerms
A00080 oraInventory Permiss PASSED  oraInventoryOK
A00090 Got Software Tools?  PASSED  ld_nm_ar_make_found
A00100 Umask Set to 022?    PASSED  UmaskOK
A00120 Limits Processes     PASSED  Adequate
A00125 Limits Stacksize     PASSED  Adequate
A00130 Limits Descriptors   PASSED  Adequate
A00140 LDLIBRARYPATH Unset? PASSED  UnSet
A00180 JAVA_HOME Unset?     PASSED  UnSet
A00190 Enter JDK Home       RECORD
A00200 JDK Version          FAILED  JDK home is missing
A00210 Other O_Hs in PATH?  PASSED  NoneFound
A00220 Other OUI Up?        PASSED  NoOtherOUI
A00230 Temp Adequate?       PASSED  TempSpaceOK
A00240 Disk Space OK?       PASSED  DiskSpaceOK
A00250 Swap (in MB)         RECORD  6143
A00260 RAM (in MB)          PASSED  3954
A00270 Swap OK?             PASSED  SwapToRamOK
A00280 Network              PASSED  Connected
A00290 IP Address           RECORD  NotFound
A00300 Domain Name          RECORD  NotFound
A00310 DNS Lookup           FAILED  Host not known
A00320 /etc/hosts Format    PASSED  Adequate IPv4 entry
A00330 Kernel Parameters OK PASSED  KernelOK
A00380 Tainted Kernel?      PASSED  NotVerifiable
A00400 ip_local_port_range  PASSED  RangeOK
A00480 OL4 RPMs OK?         SKIPPED NotOL4
A00490 OL5 RPMs OK?         SKIPPED NotOL5
A00500 OL6 RPMs OK?         FAILED  [compat-libstdc++-33(i686)] not insta...
A00530 RHEL4 RPMs OK?       SKIPPED NotRedHat
A00540 RHEL5 RPMs OK?       SKIPPED NotRedHat
A00550 RHEL6 RPMs OK?       SKIPPED NotRedHat
A00570 SLES10 RPMs OK?      SKIPPED NotSuSE
A00580 SLES11 RPMs OK?      SKIPPED NotSuSE
Result file: output/collect/DB_HCVE_A_DB11R2_lin_res.htm

Just a note as the following entries will fail validation for A00320 /etc/hosts Format

192.168.56.11  arrow arrow.localdomain

since the engine is looking for the format below:

192.168.56.11  arrow.localdomain arrow

A00500 OL6 RPMs OK? FAILED because the following RPMs were missing:

[compat-libstdc++-33(i686)] not installed
[glibc-devel(i686)] not installed
[libaio(i686)] not installed
[libaio-devel(i686)] not installed
[libstdc++(i686)] not installed
[libstdc++-devel(i686)] not installed

RPMs check failed since the 32-bit version were not installed:

# rpm -qa --queryformat "%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE} (%{ARCH})n" | egrep '^compat-libstdc++|glibc-devel|libaio|^libstdc++'|sort
compat-libstdc++-296-2.96-144.el6 (i686)
compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-69.el6 (x86_64)
glibc-devel-2.12-1.132.el6 (x86_64)
libaio-0.3.107-10.el6 (x86_64)
libaio-devel-0.3.107-10.el6 (x86_64)
libstdc++-4.4.7-4.el6 (x86_64)
libstdc++-devel-4.4.7-4.el6 (x86_64)

Let’s install it.

# yum install compat-libstdc++-33
Loaded plugins: security
Setting up Install Process
Package compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-69.el6.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Nothing to do

Need to specific .i686. Learned something new here.

# yum install compat-libstdc++-33.i686
Loaded plugins: security
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package compat-libstdc++-33.i686 0:3.2.3-69.el6 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

=====================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                  Arch                      Version                             Repository                              Size
=====================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 compat-libstdc++-33                      i686                      3.2.3-69.el6                        public_ol6_latest                      188 k

Transaction Summary
=====================================================================================================================================================
Install       1 Package(s)

Total download size: 188 k
Installed size: 716 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-69.el6.i686.rpm                                                                                     | 188 kB     00:00
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing : compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-69.el6.i686                                                                                             1/1
  Verifying  : compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-69.el6.i686                                                                                             1/1

Installed:
  compat-libstdc++-33.i686 0:3.2.3-69.el6

Complete!

Let’s verify the RPMs.

# rpm -qa --queryformat "%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE} (%{ARCH})n" | egrep '^compat-libstdc++|glibc-devel|libaio|^libstdc++'|sort
compat-libstdc++-296-2.96-144.el6 (i686)
compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-69.el6 (i686)
compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-69.el6 (x86_64)
glibc-devel-2.12-1.132.el6 (i686)
glibc-devel-2.12-1.132.el6 (x86_64)
libaio-0.3.107-10.el6 (i686)
libaio-0.3.107-10.el6 (x86_64)
libaio-devel-0.3.107-10.el6 (i686)
libaio-devel-0.3.107-10.el6 (x86_64)
libstdc++-4.4.7-4.el6 (i686)
libstdc++-4.4.7-4.el6 (x86_64)
libstdc++-devel-4.4.7-4.el6 (i686)
libstdc++-devel-4.4.7-4.el6 (x86_64)

Let’s run RDA HCVE again.

[oracle@arrow:]/home/oracle/rda
$ ./rda.sh -T hcve
Processing HCVE tests ...
Available Pre-Installation Rule Sets:
   1.  Oracle Database 10g R1 (10.1.0) Preinstall (Linux)
   2.  Oracle Database 10g R2 (10.2.0) Preinstall (Linux)
   3.  Oracle Database 11g R1 (11.1) Preinstall (Linux)
   4.  Oracle Database 11g R2 (11.2.0) Preinstall (Linux)
   5.  Oracle Database 12c R1 (12.1.0) Preinstallation (Linux)

Enter the HCVE rule set number or 0 to cancel the test
Hit "Return" to accept the default (0)
> 4

Performing HCVE checks ...
Enter value for < Planned ORACLE_HOME location >
Hit "Return" to accept the default (/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0.4/dbhome_1)
>

Enter value for < JDK Home >
>

Test "Oracle Database 11g R2 (11.2.0) Preinstall (Linux)" executed at 18-Apr-2014 05:57:52

Test Results
~~~~~~~~~~~~

ID     NAME                 RESULT  VALUE
====== ==================== ======= ==========================================
A00010 OS Certified?        PASSED  Adequate
A00020 User in /etc/passwd? PASSED  userOK
A00040 Group in /etc/group? PASSED  GroupOK
A00050 Enter ORACLE_HOME    RECORD  /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0.4/dbho...
A00060 ORACLE_HOME Valid?   PASSED  OHexists
A00070 O_H Permissions OK?  PASSED  CorrectPerms
A00080 oraInventory Permiss PASSED  oraInventoryOK
A00090 Got Software Tools?  PASSED  ld_nm_ar_make_found
A00100 Umask Set to 022?    PASSED  UmaskOK
A00120 Limits Processes     PASSED  Adequate
A00125 Limits Stacksize     PASSED  Adequate
A00130 Limits Descriptors   PASSED  Adequate
A00140 LDLIBRARYPATH Unset? PASSED  UnSet
A00180 JAVA_HOME Unset?     PASSED  UnSet
A00190 Enter JDK Home       RECORD
A00200 JDK Version          FAILED  JDK home is missing
A00210 Other O_Hs in PATH?  PASSED  NoneFound
A00220 Other OUI Up?        PASSED  NoOtherOUI
A00230 Temp Adequate?       PASSED  TempSpaceOK
A00240 Disk Space OK?       PASSED  DiskSpaceOK
A00250 Swap (in MB)         RECORD  6143
A00260 RAM (in MB)          PASSED  3954
A00270 Swap OK?             PASSED  SwapToRamOK
A00280 Network              PASSED  Connected
A00290 IP Address           RECORD  NotFound
A00300 Domain Name          RECORD  NotFound
A00310 DNS Lookup           FAILED  Host not known
A00320 /etc/hosts Format    PASSED  Adequate IPv4 entry
A00330 Kernel Parameters OK PASSED  KernelOK
A00380 Tainted Kernel?      PASSED  NotVerifiable
A00400 ip_local_port_range  PASSED  RangeOK
A00480 OL4 RPMs OK?         SKIPPED NotOL4
A00490 OL5 RPMs OK?         SKIPPED NotOL5
A00500 OL6 RPMs OK?         PASSED  OL6rpmsOK
A00530 RHEL4 RPMs OK?       SKIPPED NotRedHat
A00540 RHEL5 RPMs OK?       SKIPPED NotRedHat
A00550 RHEL6 RPMs OK?       SKIPPED NotRedHat
A00570 SLES10 RPMs OK?      SKIPPED NotSuSE
A00580 SLES11 RPMs OK?      SKIPPED NotSuSE
Result file: output/collect/DB_HCVE_A_DB11R2_lin_res.htm

Does not edit of /etc/pam.d/login to include the following:

session required pam_limits.so

So what is the lesson learned? Trust, but verify. Alternatively, RTFM!

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