RAC Attack - Oracle Cluster Database at Home/Wrap-up OS Installation


Tip: If you are familiar with the unix command-line, then we recommend connecting through SSH in addition to using the VMware console. You can then copy-and-paste many commands from this handbook! Until we configure networking, VMware will assign the address 192.168.78.128.



  1. Login as the user root with password racattack.
    RA-oel-login-root.png
  2. GNOME is the the graphical window environment installed by default in OEL. First, disable GNOME CD automount. Go to the menu System >> Preferences >> Removable Drives and Media.

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  3. Uncheck all of the options under Removable Storage and click Close.

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  4. Open a terminal window from the menu Applications >> Accessories >> Terminal.

    RA-oel-menu-terminal.png
  5. From the menus, open Edit >> Current Profile.

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  6. In the Title and Command tab, check the box for Run command as a login shell, then close the dialog.

    RA-gnome-terminal-profile.png
  7. The editor "gedit" is a simple graphical editor – similar to notepad – and it can be used to edit files on Linux. If you are going to use gedit, then it is helpful if you open Edit > Preferences to disable text wrapping and enable line numbers.

    RA-gedit-prefs.png
  8. In a terminal window as the root user, shutdown and disable anacron then run it manually with no delay.

    [root@collabn1 ~]# service anacron stop
    Stopping anacron:                                          [  OK  ]
    [root@collabn1 ~]# chkconfig anacron off
    [root@collabn1 ~]# chkconfig --list anacron
    anacron         0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
    [root@collabn1 ~]# anacron -n
    


  9. In a terminal window as the root user, shutdown and disable the automounter.

    [root@collabn1 ~]# service autofs stop
    Stopping automount:                                        [  OK  ]
    [root@collabn1 ~]# umount /media/*
    [root@collabn1 ~]# chkconfig autofs off
    [root@collabn1 ~]# chkconfig --list autofs
    autofs          0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
    


  10. In a terminal window as the root user, shutdown and disable the apple zeroconf service (avahi).

    [root@collabn1 ~]# service avahi-daemon stop
    Shutting down Avahi daemon:                                [  OK  ]
    [root@collabn1 ~]# chkconfig avahi-daemon off
    [root@collabn1 ~]# chkconfig --list avahi-daemon
    avahi-daemon    0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
    


  11. If any of the small CD images in the status bar do not have a green dot, then click on the CD image and choose "Connect to [RAC11g] iso/... on Server". If a window opens showing the CD contents then make sure to close the window.

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  12. Create two CDROM directories named cdrom and cdrom5.

    [root@collabn1 ~]# cd /mnt
    [root@collabn1 mnt]# mkdir cdrom
    [root@collabn1 mnt]# mkdir cdrom5
    


  13. Add entries to /etc/fstab for all CD's and then mount them. If you are in a class then you will probably have two CD's. If you are not in a class then you will probably have only one.

    [root@collabn1 ~]# ls /dev/cdrom-*
    /dev/cdrom-hda     /dev/cdrom-hdb
    
    [root@collabn1 ~]# gedit /etc/fstab
    /dev/cdrom-hda     /mnt/cdrom      iso9660 defaults 0 0
    /dev/cdrom-hdb     /mnt/cdrom5     iso9660 defaults 0 0
    
    [root@collabn1 mnt]# mount cdrom
    [root@collabn1 mnt]# mount cdrom5
    


  14. Install the additional required RPM's

    cd /mnt
    # From Enterprise Linux 5 CDROM 2
    rpm -Uvh */*/compat-libstdc++-33*
    rpm -Uvh */*/libaio-devel-0.*
    rpm -Uvh */*/unixODBC-2.*
    rpm -Uvh */*/unixODBC-devel-2.*
    # From Enterprise Linux 5 CDROM 3
    rpm -Uvh */*/sysstat-7.*
    
            # Additional required packages which are already installed:
            # From Enterprise Linux 5 CDROM 1
            rpm -Uvh */*/binutils-2.*
            rpm -Uvh */*/elfutils-libelf-0.*
            rpm -Uvh */*/glibc-2.*i686*
            rpm -Uvh */*/glibc-common-2.*
            rpm -Uvh */*/libaio-0.*
            rpm -Uvh */*/libgcc-4.*
            rpm -Uvh */*/libstdc++-4.*
            rpm -Uvh */*/make-3.*
            # From Enterprise Linux 5 CDROM 2
            rpm -Uvh */*/elfutils-libelf-devel-*
            rpm -Uvh */*/glibc-headers*
            rpm -Uvh */*/glibc-devel-2.*
            rpm -Uvh */*/libgomp*
            rpm -Uvh */*/gcc-4.*
            rpm -Uvh */*/gcc-c++-4.*
            rpm -Uvh */*/libstdc++-devel-4.*
    


  15. Eject the cdrom

    [root@collabn1 mnt]# eject /mnt/cdrom
    
  16. Return to the Summary tab in the VMware console. From the Status box, choose to Install VMware Tools. Click the Install button to begin.

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  17. Install VMware client tools and run configuration tool.

    [root@collabn1 mnt]# mount /mnt/cdrom
    mount: block device /dev/cdrom-hda is write-protected, mounting read-only
    
    [root@collabn1 mnt]# rpm -ivh /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-7.7.5-156745.i386.rpm
    Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
       1:VMwareTools            ########################################### [100%]
    
    The installation of VMware Tools 7.7.5 for Linux completed successfully.
    You can decide to remove this software from your system at any time by
    invoking the following command: "rpm -e VMwareTools".
    
    Before running VMware Tools for the first time, you need to
    configure it for your running kernel by invoking the
    following command: "/usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl".
    
    Enjoy,
    
        --the VMware team
    
    
    [root@collabn1 cdrom]# vmware-config-tools.pl
    

    ...

    Choose NO to skip the VMware FileSystem Sync Driver (vmsync)

    Choose display size [12] – 1024x768

    Mounting HGFS shares will probably FAIL, but this is ok.

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  18. Run the network commands. (You can cut and paste the commands into the terminal.) Next, run vmware-toolbox and enable clock synchronization.

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  19. Logout from your session.

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  20. Unmount the VMware Tools image:

    umount /mnt/cdrom
    

    Using VMware Infrastructure web interface, mount Oracle Enterprise Linux from [RAC11g-iso] data store. Mount it:

    mount /mnt/cdrom
    


Last modified on 5 April 2013, at 05:08