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Installing Oracle 11g on an OpenSolaris zone

April 28, 2010

Here is my cookbook for installing Oracle 11g on an OpenSolaris zone. This has been tested on OpenSolaris build 134, with Oracle 11.2.0.1.0

Pre-requisites:
Create a zone with ( zonemgr or zonadm)
You probably need a machine with at least 2G of RAM

Log in to the zone and run this script (or cut n paste)


#!/bin/sh
# add extra packages needed for Oracle install
pkg install system/install/locale
pkg install system/locale
pkg install system/locale/en_us
pkg install java
pkg install library/motif
pkg install developer/build/make
pkg install developer/object-file

# Add oracle user / groups
groupadd dbagroup
mkdir -p /export/home/oracle
useradd -G dba -m -d /export/home/oracle -s /usr/bin/bash oracle

# Set params for shared memory
# Note - I use dbca to create the database  instance and I set the shared memory to < 1G # If you let the installer create a DB instance you need at least 2G of shared memory 
projadd -U oracle -K "project.max-shm-memory=(priv,1g,deny)" user.oracle projmod -sK "project.max-sem-nsems=(priv,256,deny)" user.oracle 
projmod -sK "project.max-sem-ids=(priv,100,deny)" user.oracle projmod -sK "project.max-shm-ids=(priv,100,deny)" user.oracle 
# Create oracle profile 
cat >/export/home/oracle/.bash_profile  <<EOF
ORACLE_BASE=/opt/oracle
ORACLE_HOME=/opt/oracle/software/102
ORACLE_SID=orcl
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/lib
PATH=/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/ccs/bin:/usr/sfw/bin:/bin:$ORACLE_HOME/bin
export ORACLE_BASE ORACLE_HOME ORACLE_SID LD_LIBRARY_PATH PATH
EOF

# Create install dir
mkdir -p /opt/oracle
chown -R oracle /opt/oracle
chown -R oracle /export/home/oracle

When you are done login as oracle, cd to the installer path and run:
./runInstaller

I suggest you defer creating the database at this time.

When the installer is done, run dbca (as user oracle) to set up a DB instance. Edit the shared memory to set it below 1G

After dbca completes em (Enterprise Manager) should be running:

Open your browser to https://yourzone:1158/em

Login as
SYSTEM – Use the password you gave at install time

Reference:

http://wikis.sun.com/display/SAPonSun/Installing+Oracle+11g+Release+2+on+OpenSolaris
(I found the linking of the amd crypto lib was not required. This may have been fixed)

http://ivan.kartik.sk/oracle/install_ora10gR2_solaris.html

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2 Comments
  1. May 7, 2010 1:01 am

    Nice script, but seems it have typo on lines
    12 – doubled
    17 – lines are joined
    24 – EOF here?

    • wstrange permalink*
      May 7, 2010 8:59 am

      Thanks Roman – good catch (cut n paste errors!). Should be fixed now

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