RAC Attack - Oracle Cluster Database at Home/OS Installation

  1. Click the Console tab. You might see a message saying that the Remote Console Plug-in is not installed. If you see this message then click Install plug-in and follow the directions before continuing. (Note: you may be asked to restart your computer during this process.)
  2. When the plugin is installed, you should see a large “play” button in the center of the console. Click on the play button to start the VM.
  3. When you see the square boxes, click anywhere to open a console window.
  4. A new window will now open - outside of your web browser. If you opened this window soon after starting the Virtual Machine, then you will see the boot screen of the Oracle Enterprise Linux installer.

    At first, this new console window will ignore your keyboard and mouse. Click inside the new console window and it will begin accepting your keyboard and mouse.

    If you still see the boot screen then you may press enter to continue, or just wait for it to automatically continue.

  5. Choose to SKIP the media test.
  6. Choose NEXT when the first installer screen comes up.
  7. Accept the default English language and choose Next.
  8. Choose US English keyboard layout and click Next.
  9. Select YES to initialize the drive.
  10. Accept the default layout (with no encryption) and choose NEXT.
  11. Choose YES to remove all partitions.
  12. Set the hostname to collabn1.vm.ardentperf.com and leave DHCP enabled before choosing NEXT.
  13. Choose the timezone where you are located! Let the system clock run on UTC though.
  14. Set the root password to racattack
  15. Choose Customize Now – but don't choose any "additional tasks". Then click NEXT.
  16. Select only these package groups, then click NEXT to continue:
    Category Selections
    Desktop Environments Gnome Desktop Environment
    Applications Editors
    Graphical Internet
    Text-based Internet
    Development Development Libraries
    Development Tools
    Servers Server Configuration Tools
    Base System Administration Tools
    System Tools
    X Window System

  17. Choose NEXT to start the installation.

  18. Choose REBOOT when the installation is complete.
  19. After the machine reboots – when you wee the Welcome screen – choose FORWARD.
  20. ACCEPT the license and choose FORWARD.
  21. DISABLE the firewall and choose FORWARD. Confirm by clicking YES.
  22. DISABLE SELinux before choosing FORWARD. Confirm with YES.
  23. Leave Kdump disabled and choose FORWARD.
  24. Leave the clock alone (with the wrong time) and click FORWARD.
  25. Don't create a user; click FORWARD. Choose CONTINUE to confirm.
  26. Choose FORWARD to skip sound card config.
  27. Choose FINISH to close the installer. Click OK to reboot.
  28. After reboot you will see a login screen.