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Oracle® E-Business Suite
Installation Guide: Using Rapid Install
Release 12.2 (12.2.0)
Part No. E22950-18
December 2014
Oracle E-Business Suite Installation Guide: Using Rapid Install, Release 12.2 (12.2.0)
Part No. E22950-18
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Contents
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Preface
1
Getting Started
How Rapid Install Works.......................................................................................................... 1-1
Installing New Systems........................................................................................................ 1-2
Upgrading an Existing System to Release 12.2.....................................................................1-4
Installed Components and System Requirements................................................................... 1-4
Technology Stack Components............................................................................................ 1-5
System Software, Patch Level, and Networking Requirements........................................... 1-5
CPU, Memory, and Disk Space Requirements..................................................................... 1-7
CPU Requirements........................................................................................................ 1-7
Memory Requirements.................................................................................................. 1-8
Disk Space Requirements.............................................................................................. 1-9
Database and Application Tier Sizing Guidelines............................................................. 1-11
JVM Parameter Settings for 64-bit Java on WLS Web Tier................................................. 1-14
Before You Install.................................................................................................................... 1-15
Review Associated Documentation................................................................................... 1-15
Create Operating System Accounts................................................................................... 1-16
For UNIX users............................................................................................................ 1-16
Single-user UNIX installations.............................................................................. 1-16
Multi-user UNIX installations............................................................................... 1-16
For Windows users...................................................................................................... 1-17
Set Up the Stage Area........................................................................................................ 1-17
Obtain Installation Software........................................................................................ 1-18
Create the Stage Area.................................................................................................. 1-18
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Stage Area Structure.................................................................................................... 1-21
Starting Rapid Install.............................................................................................................. 1-22
Special Startup Options..................................................................................................... 1-24
Finding the Rapid Install Version................................................................................ 1-24
Using an Alias For the Host Machine.......................................................................... 1-24
Gathering Configuration Information.................................................................................... 1-25
Navigating in the Wizard.................................................................................................. 1-30
What To Do Next..................................................................................................................... 1-31
2
Performing an Installation
Standard Installation................................................................................................................. 2-1
Express Installation................................................................................................................. 2-32
What To Do Next..................................................................................................................... 2-38
3
Maintaining the Technology Stack
Replacing the Oracle E-Business Suite Database Technology Stack.......................................3-1
Replacing the OracleAS 10.1.2 (Tools) Technology Stack........................................................ 3-4
Replacing the Oracle Fusion Middleware Technology Stack.................................................. 3-9
4
Performing an Upgrade
How an Upgrade Works............................................................................................................ 4-1
Creating the Upgrade File System............................................................................................ 4-3
Configuring Application Tier Services...................................................................................4-24
What To Do Next..................................................................................................................... 4-28
5
Finishing Tasks
Required Tasks for All New Installations................................................................................ 5-1
Log in to Oracle E-Business Suite.........................................................................................5-1
Change Default Passwords.................................................................................................. 5-3
Check Value of Context Variable s_adminservertimeout.................................................... 5-4
Run AutoConfig................................................................................................................... 5-5
Create Your Own JAR File Signature................................................................................... 5-5
Configure Database Initialization Parameters..................................................................... 5-6
Update PL/SQL Log and Out Directory............................................................................... 5-6
Implement Product and Country-Specific Functionality..................................................... 5-6
Check Client Software For Use With Forms Applet.............................................................5-6
Set Up Printers..................................................................................................................... 5-7
Understand System Administration and Maintenance Tasks.............................................. 5-8
Conditional Tasks for New Installations................................................................................. 5-8
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Resize the Database.............................................................................................................. 5-8
Configure Parallel Concurrent Processing........................................................................... 5-8
Configure Forms Socket Mode.............................................................................................5-8
Set Up National Language Support (NLS)........................................................................... 5-8
Set Up Unicode Character Sets.......................................................................................... 5-11
Complete Workflow Notification Mailer Configuration.................................................... 5-11
Set Up and Implement Discoverer End User Layer (EUL).................................................5-12
Set Up Demand Planning...................................................................................................5-12
Convert to a Public Sector, Education, or Not-for-Profit System....................................... 5-12
Convert Database to Multiple Organizations.................................................................... 5-13
Back Up Oracle E-Business Suite............................................................................................ 5-13
A
Configuration Details
Rapid Install Configuration Parameters.................................................................................. A-1
Database Parameters........................................................................................................... A-1
Applications Node Parameters............................................................................................ A-2
Global System Settings........................................................................................................ A-4
Log Files.............................................................................................................................. A-5
Requirements for a New Production Database........................................................................ A-5
Vision Demonstration Database Requirements...................................................................... A-7
Index
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Preface
Intended Audience
Welcome to Release 12.2 (12.2.0) of the Oracle E-Business Suite Installation Guide: Using
Rapid Install.
This guide assumes you have a working knowledge of the following:
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The principles and customary practices of your business area.
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Computer desktop application usage and terminology.
If you have never used Oracle E-Business Suite, we suggest you attend one or more of
the Oracle E-Business Suite training classes available through Oracle University.
See Related Information Sources on page x for more Oracle E-Business Suite product
information.
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Structure
1 Getting Started
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This chapter contains basic information about using Rapid Install to install or upgrade
an Oracle E-Business Suite system, a general description of the Rapid Wizard interface,
and a description of the setup steps you must complete before you begin an installation
or upgrade.
2 Performing an Installation
Rapid Install offers two options for a new installation: a standard installation, which
involves creating a new system using system-specific configuration parameters, and an
Express installation, where Rapid Install supplies default values for many parameters,
requiring only a few to be supplied by the user carrying out the install.
3 Maintaining the Technology Stack
Rapid Install offers a specialized option that allows you to replace selected technology
stack executables in an existing instance, for example in a case where files have been
lost or become corrupted. The option can be used to replace executables belonging to
the Oracle E-Business Suite Database, OracleAS 10.1.2, or Oracle Fusion Middleware.
4 Performing an Upgrade
Rapid Install is used in both the pre-upgrade and post-upgrade processing during an
upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.0. This chapter gives an overview of the
upgrade process, and then describes in detail the upgrade steps that rely on Rapid
Install.
5 Finishing Tasks
Certain tasks are necessary to finish a new installation, an upgrade, or a technology
stack installation for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12. There are also other tasks that
may be required only for systems with specific functionality. This chapter discusses
required and conditional tasks.
A Configuration Details
This appendix contains details of the fields in the various screens of the Rapid Install
wizard. It pays special attention to the configuration values that are not visible in the
sample screen shots, and also discusses additional system requirements.
Related Information Sources
This book is included in the Oracle E-Business Suite Documentation Library, which is
supplied in the Release 12.2 Media Pack. If this guide refers you to other Oracle
E-Business Suite documentation, use only the latest Release 12.2 versions of those
guides.
Note: Some of the screenshots used in this guide depict Oracle's default
corporate browser Look-and-Feel (LAF), while others depict an
alternative LAF. Although the colors and interface elements of these
images may vary, the underlying functionality they illustrate remains
the same, regardless of the LAF that you have implemented.
Online Documentation
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All Oracle E-Business Suite documentation is available online (HTML or PDF).
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Online Help - Online help patches (HTML) are available on My Oracle Support.
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PDF Documentation - See the Oracle E-Business Suite Documentation Library for
current PDF documentation for your product with each release.
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Release Notes - For information about changes in this release, including new
features, known issues, and other details, see the release notes for the relevant
product, available on My Oracle Support.
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Oracle Electronic Technical Reference Manual - The Oracle Electronic Technical
Reference Manual (eTRM) contains database diagrams and a detailed description of
database tables, forms, reports, and programs for each Oracle E-Business Suite
product. This information helps you convert data from your existing applications
and integrate Oracle E-Business Suite data with non-Oracle applications, and write
custom reports for Oracle E-Business Suite products. The Oracle eTRM is available
on My Oracle Support.
Related Guides
You should have the following related books on hand. Depending on the requirements
of your particular installation, you may also need additional manuals or guides.
Oracle E-Business Suite Concepts
This book is intended for all those planning to deploy Oracle E-Business Suite Release
12.2, or contemplating significant changes to a configuration. After describing the
Oracle E-Business Suite architecture and technology stack, it focuses on strategic topics,
giving a broad outline of the actions needed to achieve a particular goal, plus the
installation and configuration choices that may be available.
Oracle E-Business Suite Setup Guide
This guide contains information on system configuration tasks that are carried out
either after installation or whenever there is a significant change to the system. The
activities described include defining concurrent programs and managers, enabling
Oracle Applications Manager features, and setting up printers and online help.
Oracle E-Business Suite Maintenance Guide
This guide explains how to patch an Oracle E-Business Suite system, describing the
adop patching utility and providing guidelines and tips for performing typical patching
operations. It also describes maintenance strategies and tools that can help keep a
system running smoothly.
Oracle E-Business Suite Security Guide
This guide contains information on a comprehensive range of security-related topics,
including access control, user management, function security, data security, and
auditing. It also describes how Oracle E-Business Suite can be integrated into a single
sign-on environment.
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Oracle E-Business Suite User's Guide
This guide explains how to navigate, enter and query data, and run concurrent requests
using the user interface (UI) of Oracle E-Business Suite. This guide also includes
information on setting user profiles and customizing the UI.
Oracle E-Business Suite Developer's Guide
This guide contains the coding standards followed by the Oracle E-Business Suite
development staff. It describes the Oracle Application Object Library components
needed to implement the Oracle E-Business Suite user interface described in the Oracle
E-Business Suite User Interface Standards for Forms-Based Products. It provides information
to help you build your custom Oracle Forms Developer forms so that they integrate
with Oracle E-Business Suite. In addition, this guide has information for customizations
in features such as concurrent programs, flexfields, messages, and logging.
Oracle Workflow Administrator's Guide
This guide explains how to complete the setup steps necessary for any product that
includes workflow-enabled processes. It also describes how to manage workflow
processes and business events using Oracle Applications Manager, how to monitor the
progress of runtime workflow processes, and how to administer notifications sent to
workflow users.
Do Not Use Database Tools to Modify Oracle E-Business Suite Data
Oracle STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that you never use SQL*Plus, Oracle Data
Browser, database triggers, or any other tool to modify Oracle E-Business Suite data
unless otherwise instructed.
Oracle provides powerful tools you can use to create, store, change, retrieve, and
maintain information in an Oracle database. But if you use Oracle tools such as
SQL*Plus to modify Oracle E-Business Suite data, you risk destroying the integrity of
your data and you lose the ability to audit changes to your data.
Because Oracle E-Business Suite tables are interrelated, any change you make using an
Oracle E-Business Suite form can update many tables at once. But when you modify
Oracle E-Business Suite data using anything other than Oracle E-Business Suite, you
may change a row in one table without making corresponding changes in related tables.
If your tables get out of synchronization with each other, you risk retrieving erroneous
information and you risk unpredictable results throughout Oracle E-Business Suite.
When you use Oracle E-Business Suite to modify your data, Oracle E-Business Suite
automatically checks that your changes are valid. Oracle E-Business Suite also keeps
track of who changes information. If you enter information into database tables using
database tools, you may store invalid information. You also lose the ability to track who
has changed your information because SQL*Plus and other database tools do not keep a
record of changes.
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1
Getting Started
This chapter contains basic information about using Rapid Install to install or upgrade
an Oracle E-Business Suite system, a general description of the Rapid Wizard interface,
and a description of the setup steps you must complete before you begin an installation
or upgrade.
This chapter covers the following topics:
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How Rapid Install Works
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Installed Components and System Requirements
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Before You Install
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Starting Rapid Install
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Gathering Configuration Information
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What To Do Next
How Rapid Install Works
With Rapid Install, you can perform the following tasks:
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Install a new, fully configured Oracle E-Business Suite system, including the latest
certified Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack and patches, product family
release update packs, release update packs, and other updates available at the time
of this Oracle E-Business Suite release.
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Lay down the file system and configure server processes for an upgraded system.
Rapid Install employs a wizard that guides you through the screens used to carry out
the selected task. On the wizard screens, you enter configuration values for your
system; these will typically be saved in the Oracle E-Business Suite database for later
use.
A text file, config.txt, stores the supplied configuration values. The name of this
configuration file includes the database SID, to give a file name of conf_<SID>.txt (for
Getting Started 1-1
example, conf_PROD.txt). This file stores the information collected by Rapid Install for
all database and Applications nodes.
Rapid Install stores copies of the conf_<SID>.txt file in three separate locations:
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Database 11gR2 <ORACLE_HOME>/appsutil: This copy is used on database
nodes. It is stored permanently, and not deleted.
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$INST_TOP: This copy is used on Applications nodes in multi-node installs, and in
upgrades. It is permanently stored and not deleted.
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/tmp/<time stamp>: This copy is used by Rapid Install during the installation run. It
is deleted when the installation is completed.
Release 12.2 utilizes the conf_<SID>.txt file in certain situations, for example where the
database has not yet been created. The configuration file is also employed in multi-node
(distributed) installs, where you only need to enter the install information once, on one
machine, and can then copy the configuration file to other machines as required.
If you are installing in an environment where different machines are used to support
the database and Applications tiers (as is typically the case), you would run Rapid
Install on each machine in turn, starting with the database machine. You cannot run
Rapid Install on more than one node in an Oracle E-Business Suite system at the same
time.
The main configuration engine used by Rapid Install is called AutoConfig. Rapid Install
supplies the configuration information to AutoConfig, which stores the configuration
for each node in a node-specific configuration file called a context file.
Important: AutoConfig is delivered with, and required by, a new
installation of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.
AutoConfig simplifies and standardizes the management of your system configuration:
after the initial installation, you can use the Configuration Editor in Oracle Applications
Manager to update the values of some parameters for selected Oracle E-Business Suite
components.
Note: For further details of AutoConfig and other management tools,
see the Technical Configuration chapter of Oracle E-Business Suite
Concepts.
Installing New Systems
Rapid Install automatically supplies values for most of the many parameters your
Oracle E-Business Suite system will need. You do, however, have a initial choice to
make: you can either supply a number of your own parameters and carry out a Standard
install, or you can opt for an Express install and let Rapid Install supply default values
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for nearly all the parameters.
A Standard install gives you more flexibility to configure your system to meet
particular requirements for your site, while an Express install is useful if you know that
the default settings will suffice, or you wish to set up a test system where the settings
do not matter.
Both types offer the option of installing either a fresh database (one that is fully
configured but contains no transaction data), or a Vision Demo database (one that
contains example transaction data for a fictitious company, to use for training or
demonstration purposes).
Installation Strategies and Terminology
The installation process for Oracle E-Business Suite has been designed to provide as
much flexibility as possible, enabling you to install a basic system and subsequently add
machines in order to meet specific deployment requirements or simply the need for
growth.
The following terms are used when installing Oracle E-Business Suite:
A server is the traditional term for a process that provides a particular functionality. This
term, in the sense of a denoting a single process, is less appropriate for some
components of the Release 12 architecture. Where applicable, the replacement term of
service is used.
A node is a logical grouping of servers, and therefore fundamentally a software concept
rather than a hardware concept, although it is often also used to refer to the machine on
which a particular node is installed. For example, an Applications node is a combination
of a specific configuration, node file system, and instance file system, which together
support the services needed for it to act as an Applications node. This book will also
refer to the primary Applications node (which may be the only Applications node), and
the database node, which supports the Oracle database server.
A tier is a logical grouping of services, potentially spread across more than one physical
machine. The three-tier architecture that comprises an Oracle E-Business Suite
installation is made up of the database tier, which supports and manages the Oracle
database; the Applications tier, which supports and manages the various Oracle
E-Business Suite components, and is sometimes known as the middle tier; and the
desktop tier, which provides the user interface via an add-on component to a standard
web browser.
New Installation (Standard)
In a new Standard installation, you define many aspects of the configuration. You will
need to choose where to install the required nodes (database node and primary
Applications node).
For simpler installations, the database node and the Applications node can be installed
on the same machine. This type of installation is generally used for small systems or for
demonstration purposes. More commonly, the database node is installed on one
Getting Started 1-3
machine, and the Applications node on another machine. This provides improved
manageability, scalability, and performance.
Applications tier processing can be distributed across multiple Applications nodes. You
can also specify additional Applications nodes if you wish to scale up the Applications
tier; typically, the additional nodes will be located on their own machines, to help
increase availability and flexibility of your system.
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.0 only supports a unified APPL_TOP, i.e. the
APPL_TOP is no longer separated into different parts (Concurrent Processing, Forms,
Web). However, although all Applications nodes use a unified APPL_TOP, different
sets of services can be specified on different nodes. This allows you to create specialized
nodes, for example to support Concurrent Processing or Web serving.
Note: See Oracle E-Business Suite Concepts for more information about
the Oracle E-Business Suite architecture and file system.
New Installation (Express)
In an Express installation, you set up a fully configured, single-user/single-machine
system using a few basic configuration parameters, such as database type and name,
top-level installation directory, and port pools choice. The remaining directory
specifications and mount points are supplied by Rapid Install using default values. An
Express installation includes a set of core products and uses the US7ASCII character set.
Upgrading an Existing System to Release 12.2
There are two distinct paths for upgrading an existing system, depending on the release
being upgraded from:
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Release 11i (11.5.10) to Release 12.2
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Release 12.0 or 12.1 to Release 12.2
Note: See Performing an Upgrade, page 4-1 in this book. See also
Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide: Release 11i to Release 12.2 or Oracle
E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide: Release 12.0 and 12.1 to 12.2.
Installed Components and System Requirements
This section lists the certified components installed with Rapid Install, and the system
requirements for an Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 installation.
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Technology Stack Components
Rapid Install automatically installs and configures the required technology stack
components for both the database node and the Applications node.
The database tier technology stack for a new Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2
installation consists of an Oracle 11g Release 2 Oracle Home for both new installations
and upgrades.
Important: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 requires Oracle
Database Enterprise Edition. No other editions are supported.
The Applications node technology stack includes, among other components:
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Oracle Application Server 10g (10.1.2.3), which includes:
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Oracle Forms
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Oracle Reports
Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, which includes:
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Oracle WebLogic Server
Note: In Release 12.2, the required Java Development Kit (JDK) is
automatically installed by Rapid Install. You do not need to install the
JDK separately.
Detailed, product-specific notes on My Oracle Support [http://support.oracle.com]
describe use of these optional components with Oracle E-Business Suite.
You can also check product certifications from My Oracle Support by clicking on the
Certifications tab (which may be under the More tab).
System Software, Patch Level, and Networking Requirements
This section describes the system software needed on different platforms, patch level
requirements in multi-node installations, and essential networking requirements.
System Software
The following maintenance tools must be installed on all machines, and their locations
specified both in the $PATH of the account that runs the wizard, and in the $PATH of
the accounts that will own the database tier and Applications tier file systems.
Note: See Create Login Accounts, page 1-16 in this chapter, and
Getting Started 1-5
Node-specific Parameters, page A-2 in Configuration Details, page A1.
Platform-Specific Software Requirements
Operating System
Required Maintenance Tools
Oracle Solaris SPARC (64-bit)
ar, ld, make, X Display Server
Linux x86-64
ar, gcc, g++, ld, ksh, make, X Display Server
IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit)
ar, cc, ld, linkxlC, make, X Display Server
HP-UX Itanium
ar, cc, aCC, make, X Display Server
Microsoft Windows (64-bit)
Microsoft C++, MKS Toolkit*, GNU make
* Windows users can employ software from Cygwin [http://www.cygwin.com] as an
alternative to MKS Toolkit. However, Oracle recommends using MKS Toolkit for all
critical systems. For more information, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document
414992.1, Using Cygwin to Maintain Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 on Windows.
Additionally, the following utilities are required on all UNIX-based operating systems:
unzip, df, ps, and wall.
Operating System Patch Levels
In a multi-node installation:
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All database tier nodes must be at the same operating system patch level.
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All application tier nodes must be at the same operating system patch level
(required for adding further nodes by cloning - refer to My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document 1383621.1, Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with
Rapid Clone (Doc ID 1383621.1).
In addition, Oracle recommends that operating system kernel parameter settings should
match on all nodes of a particular tier (either application or database). While this is not
essential, it simplifies management and maintenance by allowing the machines to be
regarded as in effect identical.
Networking
The key networking requirement is for the hosts file to include an entry for the
installation machine, formatted as follows:
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<IP address> <hostname>.<domainname> <hostname>
Important: An OHS instance name has the form
EBS_web_<context_name>, where <context name> consists of
<SID>_<hostname> . The complete instance name will therefore be
EBS_web_<SID>_<hostname>. This complete name can contain a
maximum of 30 characters in total. If there are more than 30, instance
creation will fail. The SID and hostname should therefore be chosen to
take account of this restriction.
Shared Memory Permissions
On applicable UNIX and Linux platforms, ensure that the /dev/shm directory has
neither the 'noexec' nor 'nosuid' permissions set. If it has, you may encounter the
following Oracle JVM JIT runtime error:
ORA-29516: Aurora assertion failure: Assertion failure at joez.c:
Bulk load of method java/lang/Object.<init> failed; insufficient
shm-object space
CPU, Memory, and Disk Space Requirements
Because there are different product combinations, different user profiles, and different
configurations, there is no one sizing answer for all hardware platforms. Some
hardware vendors have sizing worksheets that model the CPU and memory
requirements of Oracle E-Business Suite on their hardware.
The most reliable strategy to ensure that the hardware is sized appropriately is to install
a test environment, and then conduct a benchmark test with a configuration, product
mix, and user load that simulates your own current and expected workloads. These
conditions can help verify performance before you install your production-ready
environment. An alternative is to ask Oracle Consulting Services or your hardware
vendor to find another Oracle E-Business Suite system running a product mix and user
profile similar to yours.
CPU Requirements
CPU requirements for running Oracle E-Business Suite depend on, in no particular
order:
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Number of concurrent users and their usage profiles
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Number of concurrent manager processes and the types of jobs that they are
running
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Load for activities other than Oracle E-Business Suite
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Size of the database
Getting Started 1-7
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Desired response time
Memory Requirements
The Oracle E-Business Suite Database requires adequate memory to support the specific
needs of a given installation. To determine the total memory requirements on the
machine where the database is installed, you must take the following into account:
•
Oracle Database overhead
•
Size of System Global Area (SGA)
•
Number of concurrent users
•
Any non-Oracle software that has to run on the machine (this is not recommended)
You should aim to allow for any expected growth in usage over the planned lifetime of
the Oracle E-Business Suite system. It is, however, relatively straightforward to scale up
a system later to meet additional requirements, either by adding nodes to the
application tier or employing Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) on the
database tier.
Important: To help determine your memory requirements for the
various Oracle E-Business Suite Database components, refer to My
Oracle Support Knowledge Document 396009.1, Database Initialization
Parameters for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.
Minimum Memory for an Oracle E-Business Suite Installation
The minimum amount of memory needed to run Oracle E-Business Suite is about 6 GB
for the database tier machine and 10 GB for an application tier machine. This kind of
configuration would typically support 10 or fewer users in addition to online patching
activity.
Important: For detailed guidance and recommendations on this subject,
refer to the section, "Database and Application Tier Sizing."
Single-user single-host non-production system
For the special case of a system that will only be employed by a single user to develop
or test patches, the minimum memory requirement is 8 GB.
Important: This figure represents the minimum amount of memory that
can be employed, and may rise either to meet the needs of new releases
or the deployment of components such as additional managed servers.
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Disk Space Requirements
Rapid Install installs the file system and database files for all products, regardless of
their licensed status. The approximate file system disk space requirements for a
standard installation are:
File System Space Requirements for Standard Installation
Node
Space Required
Database node file system (Fresh install)
90 GB (includes database files and 11gR2
database Oracle Home).
Database node file system (Vision Demo
database)
200 GB (includes database files and 11gR2
database Oracle Home).
Applications node file system (OracleAS 10.1.2
Oracle Home, Oracle FMW Oracle Home,
COMMON_TOP, APPL_TOP, and
INST_TOP)
64 GB (for dual file system). Also, see Note
below for language (NLS) considerations.
Note: The minimum recommended space required for each active
language is 16 GB in the file system (for both APPL_TOPs), and 3 GB in
the database. For more information, refer to My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document 1314621.1, Oracle E-Business Suite NLS Release
Notes, Release 12.2.
Warning: At present, Rapid Install does not support installing Oracle
E-Business Suite into a directory that has more than 2 TB of free space.
This is because of address space restrictions.
Stage area
For a production database installation, running Rapid Install from a stage area requires
at least 48 GB to accommodate the file system and database files in the stage area. See
Set Up the Stage Area, page 1-17
Important: As the size of the staging area mainly depends on the
database size, care should be taken to size it according to the enterprise
needs and database footprint.
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Oracle E-Business Suite log and output files
Many Oracle E-Business Suite products generate log and output files during runtime.
The disk space needed varies with the number of users and transactions, and depends
on how frequently you purge these files.
Tip: Log and output files are not automatically purged. Determine a
strategy for archiving and purging these files after the installation, and
monitor the disk space they consume to determine how much space
you may need in the future.
Temporary disk space requirements
You should ensure that the $TMPDIR environment variable points to /tmp, and that
this directory has at least 5 GB of free space for use by Rapid Install. The equivalent
variables on Windows are %TEMP% and %TMP%..
At runtime, Oracle E-Business Suite requires temporary disk space. For example, each
concurrent manager writes temporary parameter files, Oracle Reports writes temporary
format files, and Oracle Forms writes temporary buffer records. Rapid Install sets the
temporary directory based on the value you supply on node-specific settings screens.
The directory defined by the TMPDIR variable is also used for some temporary files,
such as certain patches.
Updates and patches
You will need disk space for applying updates, patches, maintenance packs, family
packs, and minipacks, and for any backup files that may be created.
Note: For further information, refer to Oracle E-Business Suite
Maintenance Guide.
Other files
The total disk space estimate must account for the requirements of files other than those
directly related to Oracle E-Business Suite. For example:
•
Operating system software
•
Online backups
•
Custom applications development files
•
Files for any other software that you use
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Database and Application Tier Sizing Guidelines
This section contains database and application tier sizing information based on a test
upgrade from Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 to Release 12.2. The Release 12.1.3
database was 456 GB in size.
General Sizing Guidelines
Below are some general sizing guidelines for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.
In addition to the memory needed based on the sizing guidelines below, you should
allow an extra 2 GB of free memory for the database tier machine, and an extra 3 GB of
free memory for the application tier machine (for Online Patching).
The sizing of various transactions depend on the transaction type (such as Oracle
Application Framework, Forms, or batch programs), and the transaction workload
(light, medium, or heavy). Some transactions may require more memory (such as those
for Oracle Configurator).
Note: You should always size your systems based on tests using
representative data and workloads for your own environment.
Oracle Application Framework Transactions
The following table shows the memory used for OAF-type transactions with light to
medium workload characteristics:
Number of
Concurrent
Users
Database
Machine
Memory
Number of
Database
Machine CPUs
Application Tier
Machine
Memory
Number of
Application Tier
Machine CPUs
0-10
4 GB
2
6 GB
2
100-200
8 GB
2
8 GB
2
200-400
12 GB
4
10 GB
4
400-800
20 GB
8
14 GB
8
You should plan your resources according to these figures.
Important: Figures of this kind represent a minimum amount of
memory, and your specific requirements may need more.
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Oracle Forms Transactions
Each Oracle Forms process requires 40 MB of memory on the application tier. So the
memory required is given by the formula:
(Number of concurrent Oracle Forms users) x 40 MB
The following table lists the additional memory for the given number of users:
Number of Users
Required Memory
100
4 GB
200
8 GB
400
16 GB
800
32 GB
On the database tier, there is one database session per open form, with a minimum of
two database sessions per Oracle Forms user (one session for the Navigator form, and
one for the active form). Each Oracle Forms session requires approximately 30 MB of
PGA memory on the database.
For Oracle Forms processes on the database, an additional 30 MB per session for the
PGA allocation is needed. The following table lists the memory required for the number
of sessions:
Number of Forms Sessions
Required Memory
100
3 GB
200
6 GB
400
12 GB
800
24 GB
Database Size for Example Upgrade
The data in the following table was determined from the upgrade from Release 12.1.3 to
Release 12.2.
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Before Upgrade
Database Size (GB)
After Upgrade
Database Size (GB)
Delta (GB)
% Growth
456
481
25
5.5
Environment Details for Example Upgrade
The environment details for this upgrade are as follows:
•
Operating system: Oracle Linux Enterprise Edition Server Release 5.8
•
Server memory: 34 GB
•
Number of CPUs: 32
•
Oracle Database Release: 11.2.0.3
•
Oracle E-Business Suite Release: 12.1.3
Note: The database tier and application tier are on the same machine in
this example.
Database configuration is as follows:
•
SGA: 5 GB
•
Shared pool: 1 GB
•
PGA: 3 GB
•
Log buffer: 30 MB
•
job_queue_processes: 32
For more information on performing upgrades, refer to: Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade
Guide, Release 12.0 and 12.1 to 12.2 and Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide, Release 11i
to 12.2.
Note: During the upgrade of the "Admin Tier", batchsize and number
of workers used were 1000 and 32 respectively.
Application Tier Size for Example Upgrade
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 is installed with three file systems, to accommodate
the new Online Patching feature.
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•
fs1 (production file system) - Used by the current users of the system.
•
fs2 (copy of production file system) - Used by the patching tools.
•
fs_ne (non-editioned file system) - Used to store data that is kept in the file system
(such as data import and export files, reports, and output and log files).
In addition, the pre-upgrade file system has a requirement for an INST_TOP.
All three file systems in the Release 12.2 installation serve a single database. The file
system in use by the running application is never patched. All patches are applied to
the secondary file system.
The following table lists the data for the example upgrade scenario from Release 12.1.3:
Component
Before Upgrade Size
After Upgrade Size
ORACLE_HOME
3.6 GB
3.6 GB
APPL_TOP
28 GB
N/A
INST_TOP
20 MB
N/A
fs1 (APPL_TOP+ INST_TOP)
N/A
30 GB
fs2 (APPL_TOP+ INST_TOP)
N/A
29 GB
fs_ne
N/A
660 KB
JVM Parameter Settings for 64-bit Java on WLS Web Tier
If you are running Oracle E-Business Suite on 64-bit Java, bear in mind the following
key points:
1.
You can support 150-180 users per 1 GB of JVM heap size.
Usually, one JVM is allocated per 2 CPUs.
2.
Only the maximum allocated heap (Xmx) has an impact on response time.
Changing the initial heap size (Xms) does not have an impact on response time.
3.
For best results, use multiple managed instances. For example, two managed
instances with a total of 4 GB heap size for each instance will provide a much better
response times than one JVM with a total heap size of 8 GB.
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Note: For more information, refer to the section "Customizing the
number of instances of a particular service type" in Chapter 3,
Technical Configuration, of Oracle E-Business Suite Setup Guide.
4.
Further to the previous point, use JVMs with a maximum of 4 GB, and scale for
more users by using additional managed instances. There are two benefits from
doing this:
•
Garbage collection (GC) activity is more easily balanced (automatically) with
multiple managed instances.
•
Each instance will be able to utilize a separate connection pool. In essence, you
need to maintain a balance between the allocated JVM heap size per instance
and the available connection pool for that instance.
Careful sizing is needed for the concurrent manager components, especially Java
concurrent programs. If you will be processing relatively large volumes of data, you
may need to increase the Xms/Xmx settings for the Java concurrent programs. This is
normally done via the options field of the define concurrent program screen. Note that
when you increase the number of workers, the memory requirements may increase
significantly: this is because each Java concurrent worker will require at least an amount
of memory specified by the value of Xms.
Before You Install
You must follow all the relevant steps in this section before you begin the installation.
Rapid Install handles the details of the installation or upgrade actions based on the
information you enter on the Rapid Install screens. If you collect the necessary
information before you begin, the installation or upgrade will be completed more
rapidly.
In addition to meeting the prerequisites described in this book and in the
platform-specific notes, you should also ensure you understand the licensing agreement
for your organization.
Review Associated Documentation
Before running Rapid Install, you should refer to My Oracle Support Knowledge
Document 1320300.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes, Release 12.2.
In addition, you should carefully read the relevant Oracle E-Business Suite
platform-specific Installation and Upgrade document. These are listed in My Oracle
Support Knowledge Document 1583131.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Information
Center - Install.
For troubleshooting hints and tips, refer to My Oracle Support Knowledge Document
Getting Started 1-15
1378579.1, Troubleshooting Rapid Install for E-Business Suite Release 12.2.
Create Operating System Accounts
Before running Rapid Install, you must create the operating system accounts that will
be used in the installation of the database node and Applications node file systems.
Details of this process depend on whether you are using a UNIX system or Windows
system. Consult the appropriate operating system documentation as required.
For UNIX users
The operating system user that owns the database node file system and starts the
database node services is called the oracle user. This user must be created with a
primary group of 'dba'. The operating system user that owns the Applications node file
system and starts the Applications node services is called the applmgr user.
The names of both these accounts must be the same on all nodes in an Oracle
E-Business Suite system.
Note: The term "UNIX" refers to all variants of that operating system,
including Linux.
Single-user UNIX installations
In order to prepare for a single-user installation, you must first create an oracle user
account and log in as the oracle user to run Rapid Install. The account should be created
with a default shell that is compatible with the Bourne shell.
Note: If using the Korn Shell (ksh), ensure that the $ENV environment
variable is not set before starting the installation, as it can alter variables
that are set by the Oracle installation scripts. The command unset
ENV can be used to unset the variable if necessary.
Multi-user UNIX installations
In order to prepare for a multi-user installation, you must first create an oracle user
account and an applmgr user account. Both should be created with a default shell that is
compatible with the Bourne shell. Log in as root to run Rapid Install. Then specify the
oracle user as the Oracle OS user, and the applmgr user as the Apps OS user.
The oracle user is the account that owns the database node technology stack (11gR2
Oracle Home) and the database files. The default name for the oracle user is ora<SID>.
For example, for a production (PROD) environment, the default Oracle OS username
might be oraprod.
The applmgr user is the account that owns the Applications node technology stack
(APPL_TOP, COMMON_TOP, OracleAS 10.1.2 Oracle Home, and Oracle Fusion
Middleware Oracle Home). The default name is appl<SID>. For example, for a Vision
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Demo (VIS) environment, the default Apps OS username might be applvis.
On machines containing multiple nodes, you can assign one user account to be the
owner of the database node file system, and another to be the owner of the Applications
node file system. For this type of install, Rapid Install can install both nodes in one run
if the install is started by the root user. If you are installing on a machine with only one
node to install, or with all nodes sharing the same user, you can run the install as either
the root user or the specific user for those nodes.
Important: If you are going to install Oracle E-Business Suite
installation in an Oracle RAC environment, you must ensure that the
necessary Oracle Grid infrastructure is in place. For instructions on
how to do this, refer to My Oracle Support Knowledge Document
1453213.1, Using Oracle 11g Release 2 Real Application Clusters and
Automatic storage management with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.
For Windows users
On Windows, the user who runs Rapid Install owns the file system for all components
(both the database file system and the Oracle E-Business Suite file system). The
Windows installation is therefore equivalent to the UNIX single-user installation.
Before you install Oracle E-Business Suite, make sure the user account for the
installation has full local administrative privileges, and permission to print to either
local or network printers. We recommend that you create a new domain-level account
(for example, oracle) and make it a member of these groups:
•
Administrators (local user)
•
Domain Users (domain user)
This account does not need to be a member of any other group, and must not be a
member of the GUEST group. Refer to Windows Help for information on creating
accounts and assigning accounts to groups.
Set Up the Stage Area
This section describes the tasks you need to perform to download the Release 12.2
installation software and create the stage area where the software will reside in readiness
for installation.
Note: Network-attached storage devices (such as NFS-mounted disk
volumes) can be used for the stage area. For the required mount
options, refer to My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 359515.1,
Mount Options for Oracle Files When Used With NAS Devices.
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Obtain Installation Software
The Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Media Pack includes Oracle E-Business Suite,
Oracle Database 11gR2, and Oracle Fusion Middleware. It is obtainable in Zip format
from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud (edelivery.oracle.com
[http://edelivery.oracle.com]).
Note: If you are supplied with the software on DVDs, the following
principles still apply to the organization of the software.
Each Zip file is identified as "<Part Number>_NofM". For the complete set of files for a
given Part Number, you need all the Zip files from 1 to M. For example, if Oracle Part
Number "V15690-01" — corresponding to "Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 for
Linux x86-64 Rapid Install APPL_TOP - Disk 1 (Part 1 of 3)" — is divided into three
parts, you must download the three Zip files V15690-01_1of3.zip, V15690-01_2of3.zip,
and V15690-01_3of3.zip.
Important: Before you download the files, read the Release Notes for
the specific release you are installing.
Create the Stage Area
You must first create a directory, called StageR122, into which you will download the
installation software mentioned above. You then unzip the requisite files and build the
stage area, in readiness for running Rapid Install. This section describes the steps to
follow.
Create Stage Area Directory
Issue the appropriate command for your operating system in the desired location on the
file system.
For UNIX Users
In the following example, the stage area directory is created under a mount point called
/u01:
$ cd /u01
$ mkdir Stage122
For Windows Users
In the following example, the stage area directory is created on the F: Drive:
C:\>F:
F:\>mkdir Stage122
Download Software and Unzip Start Here Files
After creating the stage area directory, download only the following components of the
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Media Pack into it:
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•
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.0 Rapid Install Start Here
•
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.0 Rapid Install (All Disks and Parts)
•
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.0 for <Platform> Rapid Install Technology
One-Off Patches
•
Oracle WebLogic Server 11gR1 (10.3.6) Generic and Coherence
•
Oracle Fusion Middleware Web Tier Utilities 11g Patch Set 5 (11.1.1.6.0) for
<Platform>
Once you have downloaded the components listed above, unzip the "Oracle E-Business
Suite Release 12.2.0 Rapid Install Start Here" files (only), and proceed to run the
buildStage script as described in the next section.
Important: The startCD zip file must be unzipped with a utility that can
handle files larger than 2 GB.
Run buildStage Script
This script has several functions, which are selected from a series of menus. A key
function is to unzip the rest of the installation software for subsequent use by Rapid
Install: in the process, various subdirectories are created under the stage area.
Important: Running the buildStage script is a mandatory pre-installation
step. The buildStage options you should choose depend on whether
you have an existing stage area or not.
The buildStage script is run as follows on UNIX and Windows.
UNIX
$ cd /u01/StageR122/startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz/bin
$ buildStage.sh
Windows
C:\>F:
F:\>cd StageR122\startCD\Disk1\rapidwiz\bin
F:\>buildStage.cmd
The buildStage menus are shown below.
Main Menu
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Build Stage Menu
-----------------------------------------------------1.
Create new stage area
2.
Copy new patches to current stage area.
3.
Display existing files in stage TechPatches.
4.
Exit menu
Enter your choice [4]:
These options are used as follows.
Main Menu - Option 1
Use this option if you want to create a new stage area, for example if you are performing
an installation from scratch. It will unzip the downloaded software and apply the
one-off patches.
Choosing this option will display a submenu that shows the available platforms:
Rapid Install Platform Menu
-----------------------------------------------------1.
Oracle Solaris SPARC (64-bit)
2.
Linux x86-64
3.
IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit)
4.
HP-UX Itanium
5.
Exit Menu
Enter your choice [5]:
Specify the platform on which you want to install Oracle E-Business Suite. You will
then be prompted for the location of the installation software you downloaded:
Please enter the directory containing the zipped installation media:
Enter the full path to the directory. The stage area will then be built for you.
Main Menu - Option 2
This option updates the technology one-off patches for an existing stage area.
Choosing option 2 will display the submenu that shows the available platforms:
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Rapid Install Platform Menu
-----------------------------------------------------1.
Oracle Solaris SPARC (64-bit)
2.
Linux x86-64
3.
IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit)
4.
HP-UX Itanium
5.
Exit Menu
Enter your choice [5]:
Specify the applicable platform, and the buildStage script will stage the technology
one-off patches packaged with the startCD into the stage/TechPatches directory.
Main Menu - Option 3
This option displays (in a tree format) the files in your stage/TechPatches directory:
Enter your choice [4]: 3
Directory
/s0/oracle/XB45/startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz/bin/../../../../TechPatches
|--DB
|
|--11071989
|
| |--p11071989_112030_Linux-x86-64.zip
|
|--11820674
|
| |--p11820674_R12_LINUX.zip
|
|--12949905
|
| |--p12949905_112030_Linux-x86-64.zip
|
|--12951696
|
| |--p12951696_112030_Generic.zip
|
|--12955701
|
| |--p12955701_112030_Linux-x86-64.zip
|
|--13040331
|
| |--p13040331_112030_Linux-x86-64.zip
|
|--13388104
Stage Area Structure
The stage area you have built consists of a top-level directory, with subdirectories
startCD, EBSInstallMedia, TechInstallMedia, and TechPatches.
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Stage Area Directories
The startCD directory contains Rapid Install itself (in a subdirectory called Disk1), plus
supporting files and documentation.
The EBSInstallMedia directory contains the following subdirectories:
•
AppDB (Oracle E-Business Suite Database)
•
Apps (Oracle E-Business Suite products)
•
AS10.1.2 (Oracle Application Server 10.1.2)
The TechInstallMedia directory contains the following subdirectories:
•
database (Oracle11gR2 ORACLE_HOME)
•
ohs11116 (Oracle HTTP Server)
•
wls1036_generic (Oracle WebLogic Server, part of Oracle Fusion Middleware)
The TechPatches directory contains the following subdirectories:
•
MiddleTier (Application tier patches)
•
DB (Database Tier patches)
Starting Rapid Install
Now that the stage directory has been created and the downloaded Oracle E-Business
Suite software unzipped, the next task is to ensure your system provides a suitable
global inventory.
Global Inventory Requirements
•
A global (central) inventory is required for all Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2
application tier nodes.
•
The central inventory location must be identified by the
/oracle/oraInventory.loc file.
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•
On a shared file system, the global inventory location must be shared and used by
all participating nodes.
•
The use of a local inventory per Oracle E-Business Suite installation is not currently
supported.
If you are using a UNIX platform, you should now verify the existence and contents of
the oraInst.loc file, which specifies the location of the oraInventory.loc file
global inventory file.
1.
2.
Check that oraInst.loc exists in the correct directory for your platform:
Platform
oraInst.loc Location
Oracle Solaris SPARC (64-bit)
/var/opt/oracle
Linux x86-64
/etc
IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit)
/etc
HP-UX-Itanium
/var/opt/oracle
Confirm that the contents of oraInst.loc look like this:
inventory_loc=/oracle/oraInventory
where /oracle/oraInventory points to the directory where the central
inventory is located. This location must be writable by the user account that is to
run Rapid Install.
Incorrect permissions on oraInventory may cause issues not only with installing,
but also when cloning a system with Rapid Clone or running the fs_clone phase in
online patching.
Note: If your system has separate installation user accounts for the
database and the applications, both users must be in the same
install group (inst_group) in oraInst.loc, which will need to contain
a line such as inst_group=oracle.
If the oraInst.loc file does not exist, create it in the correct directory with contents as
shown above.
Run the rapidwiz Command
You are now ready to start Rapid Install as shown in the examples below. The exact
path will depend on the disk location you specified for your staging area.
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Note: If the database and application tiers will be located on the same
machine and owned by the same user, RapidWiz must be run by that
user. If they will be located on the same machine but owned by
different users, RapidWiz must be run by the root user.
UNIX:
Example
$ cd <Your stage directory path>/startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz
$ ./rapidwiz
Windows:
Example
C:\>f:
F:\>cd <Your stage directory path>\startCD\Disk1\rapidwiz
F:\<Your stage directory path>\startCD\Disk1\rapidwiz>rapidwiz.cmd
Special Startup Options
If required, you can add parameters to the Rapid Install startup command to change its
behavior.
Finding the Rapid Install Version
You can identify the version of Rapid Install (for example, 12.2.0.49) with either of the
following commands:
$ /rapidwiz -version
or:
$ ./RapidwizVersion
If required for diagnostic purposes, you can obtain the startCD build version (for
example, 12.2.0.49_2), by running the command:
$ ./rapdiwiz -buildversion
Using an Alias For the Host Machine
If you want to use an alias (not the actual name of the host machine), use the
-servername parameter when you start Rapid Install.
UNIX:
Example
$ rapidwiz -servername <myhost>
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Windows:
Example
D:\RAPIDWIZ> Rapidwiz.cmd -servername <myhost>
Gathering Configuration Information
The Rapid Install wizard provides input screens to gather system-specific values for
configuring a new or upgraded system.
Important: You should be familiar with system requirements,
resources, and product licensing agreements before you run Rapid
Install. You should also have a adequate understanding of Oracle DBA
and system administrator responsibilities.
Note: When you are entering values for Rapid Install, ensure that you
specify the actual locations for the directories involved, so that AD
utilities can properly identify the directories afterward. Do not specify
the directory locations as symbolic links.
Top-level Directories and Mount Points
Rapid Install needs to be told the locations of the top-level directories and mount points
on the database node, and the Applications node(s). It derives subdirectories from these
top-level directories.
Important: Only the values for the base directories can be specified. The
derived values for other directories must be left at the default values
that are calculated by Rapid Install.
Products and Country-specific Functionalities
During the installation, Rapid Install automatically installs all products,
country-specific functionalities (localized products), and required shared products in
the database and in the file system, regardless of license status. Licensed products are
those specified in your licensing agreement with Oracle.
However, you must indicate on the Rapid Install wizard screens which products and
country-specific functionalities you have licensed to register them as being active in
your system. This active flag is important during any patching and other system-wide
maintenance tasks that are performed after the initial installation or upgrade.
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NLS Settings
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.0 provides multilingual support for text parts of
Oracle E-Business Suite, and for product data. Because it offers support for the Unicode
AL32UTF8 character set, you can, if required, run a number of languages in a single
instance. You choose the character set for both the database and application products
when you run Rapid Install.
Important: The choice of character sets should be made carefully. It is
possible to convert from some character sets to others at a later stage,
but there are restrictions. For example, you can convert from US7ASCII
to AL32UTF8, but not from AL32UTF8 to US7ASCII.
The profile options for language and territory are configured at the site level when you
run Rapid Install. The language you choose as the base language is used for the
language profile. The default settings for date and number formats are derived from the
territory profile setting.
Note: For an introduction to NLS and related subjects, see Globalization
Support in Oracle E-Business Suite Concepts. For an in-depth discussion
of globalization issues, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document
393861.1, Oracle Applications Globalization Guide (Release 12).
Port Pool
The various features and components of Oracle E-Business Suite require the availability
of a large number of ports on your system. To simplify deployment and management of
the various ports, Oracle E-Business Suite includes the concept of a port pool. The port
pool concept includes a mechanism for determining a default base value for each type
of port; formatted values, which often contain multiple ports; and a mechanism for
determining a unique value for each pool. The net result of this is that there are 100
different port pools (sets), which are guaranteed to contain non-overlapping values.
You simply specify the pool you want to use, and a consistent set of port values are
chosen for all the required ports.
Important: The introduction of online patching in Oracle E-Business
Suite Release 12.2 means that a separate port pool is needed for each of
the two file systems (run and patch) that online patching requires.
However, the Oracle HTTP Server port, Active web port, Java Object
Cache (JOC) port, and Database port must be the same for both file
systems.
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Ports Used By Oracle E-Business Suite
Port Name
Description and Comments
Node Manager Port
Port used by Node Manager.
WLS Admin Server Port
Port used by WLS Admin Server.
WLS OACORE Application Port
Port used by WLS OACORE Applications.
WLS Forms Application Port
Port used by WLS Forms Applications.
WLS OAFM Application Port
Port used by WLS OAFM Applications.
WLS Forms-C4WS Application Port
Port used by WLS Forms-C4WS Applications.
WLS Portlet Application Port
Port used by WLS Portlet Applications.
OHS Administration Proxy Port
Proxy port used by OHS. Oracle HTTP Server
uses this port for internal communication with
Oracle Fusion Middleware Control.
Database Port
Port on the database server used by the Oracle
Net listener.
RPC Port
RPC port on the concurrent processing server
that receives incoming Report Review Agent
requests.
Web SSL Port
Port used by Web SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).
ONS Local Port
Oracle Notification Server Local Port.
ONS Remote Port
Oracle Notification Server Remote Port.
ONS Request Port
Oracle Notification Server Request Port.
Web Listener Port
Port on the Web server used by the Web
listener.
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Port Name
Description and Comments
Active Web Port
Defaults to the value of web port. When a load
balancer is used, the value of this port should
be changed to the port on which the load
balancer is listening for http requests.
Forms Port
Port on the Forms server used by the Forms
Listener.
Metrics Server Data Port
Port on the Primary Web Node used by the
Primary Forms Metrics Server Process to
collect server load data. The data can be used
to distribute Forms clients among Forms
server nodes.
Metrics Server Request Port
Port on the Forms server used by the Metrics
Server as a request port.
JTF Fulfillment Server Port
JTF Fulfillment Server Port Number.
MSCA Server Port
MSCA Server Port Number.
MSCA Telnet Server Port
MSCA Telnet Server Port Number.
MSCA Dispatcher Port
MSCA Dispatcher Port Number.
Java Object Cache Port
Port used by the Java Object Caching
infrastructure. Must be same on all application
tier nodes. If there are firewalls separating the
application tier nodes, this port must be
opened on all firewalls.
OC4J JMS Port Range for OACORE
Java JMS Port Range for the OACORE Oracle
Container.
OC4J JMS Port Range for Forms
Java JMS Port Range for the Forms Oracle
Container.
OC4J JMS Port Range for Home
Java JMS Port Range for the Home Oracle
Container.
OC4J JMS Port Range for OAFM
Java JMS Port Range for the OAFM Oracle
Container.
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Port Name
Description and Comments
OC4J JMS Port Range for Forms-C4WS
Java JMS Port Range for the Forms-C4WS
Oracle Container.
OC4J AJP Port Range for OACORE
Java AJP Port Range for the OACORE Oracle
Container.
OC4J AJP Port Range for Forms
Java AJP Port Range for the Forms Oracle
Container.
OC4J AJP Port Range for Home
Java AJP Port Range for the Home Oracle
Container.
OC4J AJP Port Range for Oafm
Java AJP Port Range for the OAFM Oracle
Container.
OC4J AJP Port Range for Forms-C4WS
Java AJP Port Range for the Forms-C4WS
Oracle Container.
OC4J RMI Port Range for OACORE
Java RMI Port Range for the OACORE Oracle
Container.
OC4J RMI Port Range for Forms
Java RMI Port Range for the Forms Oracle
Container.
OC4J RMI Port Range for Home
Java RMI Port Range for the Home Oracle
Container.
OC4J RMI Port Range for OAFM
Java RMI Port Range for the OAFM Oracle
Container.
OC4J RMI Port Range for Forms-C4WS
Java RMI Port Range for the Forms-C4WS
Oracle Container.
DB ONS Local Port
Database Oracle Notification Server Local
Port. The recommended value is between 6300
and 6399.
DB ONS Remote Port
Database Oracle Notification Server Remote
Port. The recommended value is between 6400
and 6499.
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Port Name
Description and Comments
Oracle Connection Manager Port
Port on Oracle Connection Manager server
used by Oracle Connection Manager listener.
Navigating in the Wizard
The Rapid Install input screens are in the form of a wizard, which prompts you for the
information needed to install a new Oracle E-Business Suite system or upgrade an
existing one.
The following conventions apply to navigating in the wizard.
Input Fields and Drop-down Lists
•
Complete or accept the default in input fields (provided they are not grayed out).
•
Type information directly into input boxes, or select information from the list of
valid options in fields that have a drop-down menu.
•
Drop-down lists present all the valid options for an input field. Click an option to
select it.
•
Combo boxes also present valid options in the form of a drop-down list. They also
allow you to replace an option on the list by typing in a valid option. When this
type of input is allowed, it is noted in the text.
Buttons and Keys
•
You can select from mutually exclusive options by clicking the appropriate radio
button.
•
On each screen, you can click the Tab key or press the Up or Down Arrow keys to
move between options.
•
There are buttons at the bottom of each screen that allow you to Cancel the Rapid
Install process or move either Back to the previous screen or forward to the Next
screen.
•
Vertical and horizontal scroll bars make it possible to move hidden fields into view.
Help
Most screens offer mouse-over help for individual fields: a description of the information
that goes in the field appears in a small text box when you move the mouse over the
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field.
In addition, most screens display a Help button. Click it to see screen-level help — a
general description of the screen, and a summary of the input fields that it displays.
Once you have reviewed the information on a help screen, clicking OK returns you to
the wizard screen from where you requested the help.
What To Do Next
Start Rapid Install and begin the installation process by choosing one of the following
paths:
•
If you want to create a new Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 system on a single
machine or a group of machines, follow the steps in Standard Installations, page 21.
•
If you want to upgrade an Oracle E-Business Suite system from Release 11i, Release
12.0, or Release 12.1, follow the steps in Performing an Upgrade, page 4-1.
When you have completed the steps in the chapter that applies to your system, read
and follow the applicable instructions in Finishing Tasks, page 5-1 to finish the
installation or upgrade.
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2
Performing an Installation
Rapid Install offers two options for a new installation: a standard installation, which
involves creating a new system using system-specific configuration parameters, and an
Express installation, where Rapid Install supplies default values for many parameters,
requiring only a few to be supplied by the user carrying out the install.
This chapter covers the following topics:
•
Standard Installation
•
Express Installation
•
What To Do Next
Standard Installation
This section describes the setup steps for a standard installation, where the user
supplies various system-specific parameters. An Express installation is described in
Setting Up an Express Installation, page 2-32.
Important: Before you perform the steps described in this section, you
must have created a stage area using the buildStage script, as
described in the Set up the Stage Area section of Chapter 1.
Follow the instructions in the section Before You Begin, page 1-15 in Getting Started,
page 1-1. Then complete the following tasks, which are grouped into logical sections.
Important: You do not carry out the installation steps on every node
that will be part of your Oracle E-Business Suite system. You carry
them out on the database node and primary Applications node, apply
the latest release update packs, then use standard cloning commands to
scale up to the required number of Applications nodes. The applicable
cloning procedures are also mentioned in the relevant sections of this
book.
Performing an Installation 2-1
Describe System Configuration:
1.
Start the Rapid Install wizard
Start the wizard from the command line by entering rapidwiz at the prompt. The
Welcome screen lists the database and the technology stack components that are
installed with Oracle E-Business Suite.
This screen lists the components that are included in, or supported by, this release
of Oracle E-Business Suite. You can expand the component lists, using the scroll bar
to bring all the components into view.
A new installation includes a fresh Oracle 11g Release 2 (11gR2) database. In an
upgrade, Rapid Install can optionally create an Oracle 11gR2 database Oracle Home
without a database. You can use this Oracle Home to upgrade or migrate your
existing database to Oracle 11gR2. Alternatively, you can choose to use a suitable
existing Oracle Home.
Note: See Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide: Release 12.0 and
12.1 to Release 12.2.0.
Welcome Screen
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This screen is for information only. No decisions need to be made. When you have
reviewed the information, click Next to continue.
2.
Select a wizard operation
Use the Select Wizard Operation screen to indicate the action you want Rapid
Install to perform. You begin both new installations and upgrades from this screen.
Based on the action you choose, the Rapid Install wizard continues with the
appropriate screen flow.
Select Wizard Operation - Install Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.0
The available actions are as follows:
•
Install Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.0
This action sets up a new, fully configured system, with either a fresh database
or a Vision Demo database. The configuration is derived from the
system-specific configuration parameters you will enter in the Rapid Install
wizard and save in the Oracle E-Business Suite database (conf_<SID>.txt file
initially, until the database has been created).
Performing an Installation 2-3
•
Express Configuration
This install option sets up a fully configured, single-user system with either a
fresh database or Vision Demo database. You supply a few basic parameters,
such as database type and name, top-level install directory, and choice of port
pools. The remaining directories and mount points are supplied by Rapid
Install using default values.
Note: The steps in Setting Up an Express Installation, page 2-
32 in this chapter describe this option.
•
Upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.0
Choose this option to indicate that you are upgrading your E-Business Suite
products to the current version of Oracle E-Business Suite. The wizard screen
flow presents two paths: one that lays down the file system and installs the new
technology stack, and one that configures servers and starts services.
Note: See Performing an Upgrade, page 4-1 to learn how
Rapid Install works during a system upgrade.
Using the following steps, you will set up a new installation. Choose Install Oracle
E-Business Suite Release 12.2.0 and then click Next to continue.
3.
Supply email details for security updates
Data collected is sent via HTTPS (secure HTTP) to Oracle Support, facilitating
pro-active problem avoidance and helping to reduce the time needed for resolution
of support issues.
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Supply Email Details for Security Updates
If submission of your details fails because no connection can be made, you are
presented with a pop-up screen prompting for proxy server information:
Specify Proxy Server [Shown After Failed Connection Attempt]
If this screen appears, respond appropriately and then click OK.
4.
Identify configuration file
On the Configuration Choice screen, you indicate whether you will be using
previously saved configuration details.
Performing an Installation 2-5
Configuration Choice
If you choose Create a new configuration , Rapid Install saves the configuration
parameters you enter on the wizard screens in the Oracle E-Business Suite database,
and in a configuration file (conf_<SID>.txt), which is stored in your system
temporary directory until the installation is completed.
If you choose Load the following saved configuration, the database connect string field
becomes active. For a configuration stored in the database, this field is made up of
<hostname>:<SID>:<database port>, for example
server1.example.com:VIS:1521.
Important: The host name must include the domain.
Enter the appropriate database connect string (or conf_<SID>.txt file location, if
applicable) to point Rapid Install to a stored configuration whose parameters you
wish to use. Typically, you would choose this option when performing a
multi-node install.
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Note: If Rapid Install is being run on the database tier using the
Load the following saved configuration option, you must enter the
default password for the APPS database user.
After completing this step, click Next to continue.
5.
Specify Global System Settings
On the Global System Settings screen, you indicate whether you want to accept the
default port values. You can specify a Port Pool setting to enable multiple Oracle
E-Business Suite environments to co-exist on the same machine.
For example, if you select an increment of 3 from the Port Pool list, the values in the
Derived Port Settings will reflect this choice. Use the scroll bar or click Advanced
Edit to see the Port Values screen.
Performing an Installation 2-7
Global System Settings
The default value of the Port Pool set is zero, but you can customize it by selecting
another value from the drop-down list in the Port Pool field. There are 100 port pool
selections: if you select an increment of 3, the default values are increased by that
value. The Database Port (1521) becomes 1524, the RPC Port (1626) becomes 1629,
and so on.
At this point, you can simply accept the values for the chosen Port Pool (and
therefore individual ports) by clicking Next. This will suffice for many installations.
Otherwise, you can add an extra level of sophistication by specifying individual port
values to meet particular site-specific requirements, over and above the basic use of
the Port Pool mechanism described above. For example, you might wish to avoid
using a particular port for some reason, perhaps because it will be needed by some
other software. Clicking on the Edit Ports button will open a screen that allows you
to specify the values of any ports you wish.
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Port Values
When finished on this screen, click OK to return to the Global System Settings
screen, and click Next on that screen.
6.
Define Database Node Configuration
On the Database Node Configuration screen, indicate the kind of database you
want to install in the new system, the name you will use to identify it, the machine
on which it will run, and that machine's domain name. You then need to confirm
the operating system shown on the drop-down list is correct, specify the Oracle
user's operating system account name and group, and finally specify the base
directory under which the installation is to take place.
Performing an Installation 2-9
Database Node Configuration
You can install either a fresh database or a Vision Demo database.
•
A fresh database is fully configured and ready to be used for a new
implementation. This type of database is suitable for any type of system that
requires a fresh database, such as a production system or test system. The
default name for a production database is PROD. If you are installing a
database for another use, for example as a test system or a backup system,
choose the Fresh Database option and enter a database name that reflects its
purpose, for example TEST.
•
A Vision Demo database is used for demonstration or training purposes. It
contains a fully configured Oracle E-Business Suite system that has been
implemented and populated with a set of transactions for a fictitious company.
The Vision Demo database is set up for multiple-organization use. It is installed
with the AL32UTF8 character set to maximize the support for character sets in
this release. The default database name is VIS.
Accept the default database name or type in another name (alphanumeric, not to
exceed 8 characters in length, with no spaces) for the local instance. This name is
often referred to as the database SID.
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The Database Install Information screen prompts you for information Rapid Install
needs to set up and install the database.
The Database OS User is the account that will own the database technology stack
and file system. Enter the name of the Database OS Group. The Database OS User
may belong to other groups, but it must belong to this group.
If you wish to browse the file system for suitable base directories, click the
applicable Browse button to open a navigation window.
The Database Base Dir field defaults to a sample directory name, using the operating
system syntax for the machine where you started the Rapid Install wizard. This
directory is the top-level directory that Rapid Install uses to derive the mount
points associated with the database.
Choose Directory
On this screen, click on a suitable folder, or type a path in the Directory field. Click
OK to confirm your choice and return to the Database Node Configuration screen,
or click Cancel to return without making a selection.
As well as letting you specify the type of storage where the database files will
reside, the Database Node Configuration screen enables you to specify whether this
Performing an Installation 2-11
database node will be part of an Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC)
system.
Before you perform an Oracle E-Business Suite installation on Oracle RAC, you
must ensure that the necessary Oracle Grid infrastructure is in place. For
instructions on how to do this, refer to Section 5: "Use Rapid Install to Install a RAC
Configured Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 system" of My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document 1453213.1, Using Oracle 11g Release 2 Real Application Clusters
and Automatic storage management with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2. Failure to
follow these instructions will result in problems during Oracle E-Business Suite
installation in your Oracle RAC environment.
Important: When installing the Grid Infrastructure, you must
specify the hostname in lower case. Otherwise, Rapid Install will
fail with an error like this:
oracle.sysman.assistants.rconfig.engine.InvalidConfigur
ationException:
Node that has single instance database running should
be specified in the NodeList.
Please specify node TESTSYS as part of NodeList at
oracle.sysman.assistants.rconfig.engine.ClusterStep.che
ckNodeList(ClusterStep.java:203)
In this example, the issue was caused by the hostname TESTSYS
being in upper case.
Important: The setting of the compatible database initialization
parameter must be the same for both the Oracle E-Business Suite
database and the ASM instance and ASM disk groups. The Oracle
E-Business Suite database parameter is set to 11.2.0 for all platforms
except Exadata, where it is set to 11.2.0.2.
After completing this screen, click Next to continue.
7.
Select product license type (Fresh Database installation only)
When installing a fresh database (not a Vision demo database), the wizard prompts
you to indicate the type of licensing agreement you have purchased from Oracle. It
then presents the appropriate licensing screen.
Completing a licensing screen does not constitute a license agreement. It simply registers
your products as active. The only way to set up a license agreement is to purchase
Oracle E-Business Suite products through the Oracle Store or an Oracle sales
representative. You should have complete information about your product license
before you complete the licensing screens.
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Select Licensing Type
Rapid Install installs all products regardless of their licensed status. However, you
must register products you have licensed so that they are flagged in the system as
active. An active flag marks products for inclusion in patching and other tasks that
you will perform to update and maintain your system after the initial installation.
Note: Rapid Install automatically installs and registers shared and
dependent products for you.
You can register products using either the Suite license model or the Component license
model. Complete only one of these licensing screens, to match your licensing
agreement.
If you clicked the Suite licensing option on the Suite Selection screen, the Licensing
Page for that option appears.
Performing an Installation 2-13
License Additional Products
This licensing model allows wide access to Oracle E-Business Suite functionality. By
choosing it, you tell Rapid Install to automatically register all products included in
the Oracle E-Business Suite price bundle. The products that are checked and grayed
are licensed automatically as a part of the suite. The ones that are not must be
registered separately as additional products — they are not part of the E-Business
Suite price bundle. Place a check mark next to any additional products you have
licensed and want to register.
If you clicked the Component licensing option on the Suite Selection screen, the
Licensing Page for that option appears.
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License Products
Choose this option if your licensing agreement is for individual Oracle E-Business
Suite component products. These products are licensed based on the number of
authorized users or on the number of business transactions processed. All
individual products are listed on this screen. Products that are grayed out cannot be
selected unless the "parent" component is selected.
Note: To register additional products after the initial installation,
use the License Manager component of Oracle Applications
Manager. For more details, see License Manager in Oracle
E-Business Suite Maintenance Guide.
Complete the appropriate licensing screen and click Next to continue.
8.
Select Country-Specific Functionality (Fresh Database installation only)
Some systems require the country-specific functionality of a localized Oracle
E-Business Suite product. For example, if your company is based in the United
States but also operates in another country, products such as Human Resources
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require additional features to accommodate the labor laws and codes that differ
from those in the United States. You register the name of the region associated with
the localized product on the Select Country-specific Functionalities screen.
If your company operates only in the United States, you can bypass this screen. If
you begin doing business in another country at a later date, you can use License
Manager to register the associated region at any time after the original installation
or upgrade.
Select Country-Specific Functionalities - Initial Screen
All the country-specific functionalities that Oracle supports are listed on this screen,
arranged alphabetically. Double-click a region in the Available Regions box to move
it into the Selected Regions box or highlight it and click the right arrow (>). To
deselect a region, highlight it and double-click or click the left arrow (<) to remove it
from the Selected Regions box.
For example, if you select Canada, the screen would look like this.
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Select Country-Specific Functionalities - Subsequent Screen
To select or deselect all the regions and move them between boxes in a single action,
use the relevant double arrows, >> or <<.
After making your selection, click Next to continue.
9.
Select Internationalization Settings (Fresh Database installation only)
American English is the only language installed in your system by default.
However, Oracle E-Business Suite supports numerous other languages. These can
be activated using License Manager (part of Oracle Applications Manager), and
installed after the initial Release 12.2.0 installation is complete.
Note: For further details, refer to Oracle E-Business Suite
Maintenance Guide.
Performing an Installation 2-17
Select Internationalization Settings
The languages you select help determine the available options for the other
NLS-related configuration parameters (such as territory and character set) that your
system requires and can support.
Note: See Globalization Support in Oracle E-Business Suite Concepts.
Double-click a language in the Available Languages box to move it into the Selected
Languages box or highlight it and click the right arrow (>). Highlight a language in
the Selected Languages box and click the left arrow (<) to remove it. To select or
deselect all languages in a single action, use the double arrows, >> or <<.
Note: You cannot remove American English from the Selected
Languages box.
Languages are no longer licensed using Rapid Install; instead, use License Manager
(part of Oracle Applications Manager) to license languages. To install new
languages after Rapid Install is complete, refer to Oracle E-Business Suite
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Maintenance Guide.
Click Next to continue.
The NLS language and territory settings are stored as profile options in the
database. They are configured at the site level when you run Rapid Install. The base
language is used for the default language setting and the default territory is used
for the territory profile option. Users inherit these values the first time they log in
via the Oracle E-Business Suite Home Page.
The base language defaults to American English. If you choose additional
languages on the Select Additional Languages screen, they appear in the Selected
Languages box.
Rapid Install does not set database date and numeric formats during installation. It
uses default formats based on the territory profile setting (as derived from
NLS_LANG). The Default Territory is AMERICA at the site level. Enter a new
value, as needed, based on your user requirements.
The "Database character set" and the "APPL_TOP character set" drop-down menus
initially show US7ASCII as the default character set. Other compatible character
sets are listed as well.
Note: AL32UTF8 is the default character set for the Vision Demo
database and the APPL_TOP. You cannot convert either of these
character sets. Additional setup steps may be required for systems
with fresh install databases that will use AL32UTF8. See Set Up
Unicode Character Sets, page 5-11 in Finishing Tasks, page 5-1
for details.
If you selected an additional language, the character set choices will change to
include only those that are compatible with both American English and the
additional languages selected.
If you want to change the character set in either the database or the APPL_TOP,
select a new value from the drop-down list.
Caution: Any languages you plan to install after Rapid Install is
complete must be compatible with the character set of your Oracle
E-Business Suite system.
The IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) character set is the
Internet-assigned standard character set name used by the Web server. See
http://www.iana.org/assignments/character-sets for more information.
You can change this value, as needed. Complete the appropriate fields on this
screen, and click Next to continue.
10. Enter Primary Applications Node Information
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You have already specified the top-level directory for the database. Now you must
specify top-level directory and subdirectories associated with the Applications
nodes.
Special Considerations for Multi-Node Installs
Multiple Applications node installation is no longer performed from Rapid Install.
Instead, you install a single Applications node, apply the requisite AD and TXK
patches to bring the Applications node to the latest codeline, and finally use
standard cloning procedures to add further nodes as required. This strategy avoids
the need to apply the patches to multiple Applications nodes, and also enables
hybrid and DMZ-type architectures.
This is described in Step 10, Enter Primary Applications Node Information, of the
Standard Installations instructions in Chapter 2. When you have done this, you will
need to run the $INST_TOP/admin/scripts/adstrtall.sh script on the new
Applications nodes to start the services.
Note: The same platform must be used for all Applications nodes.
Important: The following additional step is required on Windows
only.
After you have created the required number of additional
Applications nodes (by cloning), you must go back to the primary
Applications node and run the following command:
$ perl %AD_TOP%\bin\adRegisterWLSListeners.pl
-contextfile=<context file>
This only needs to be done on File System 1 (fs1). There is no need
to restart any services after running this command.
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Primary Applications Node Configuration - UNIX
The default sample directories use the syntax of the operating system where you
started Rapid Install. In addition, some of the fields are specific to the operating
system in use.
The above example shows this screen for a Linux system, where you need to
complete the information for Apps OS User (the account that owns the Applications
tier file system and technology stack) and Apps OS Group (the group to which the
Apps OS User belongs). Accept the defaults, or enter new values.
On all these Primary Applications Node Configuration screens, the Base Directory is
the top-level directory that Rapid Install will use to derive the mount points for the
Applications nodes. You can accept the defaults or enter new values.
Important: You must accept the system-supplied defaults for the
derived mount points.
A particular Applications node's role is not defined by the files installed: all the
APPL_TOPs on a multi-node system contain the same files. Instead, the role is
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determined by the services that you set as enabled. These services specify the set of
processes that will be started on each Applications node, and consequently the
functions the node will perform. In other words, there is no concept of a "Forms
node", "Web node", and so on, as there is no direct association between installed
files and the services that can be run on that machine. This model enforces the
three-tier architecture and simplifies tasks such as patching and upgrading.
However, the Web Administration service group is an important exception, which
can only be enabled on a single Applications node (and must be enabled on one
node). This Web Administration node is where the WLS Admin Server will reside.
The services provide the following functionality:
Applications Node Services Summary
This Service Group:
Supports:
Root Service
•
Node Manager
Web Administration
•
WebLogic Admin Server
Web Entry Point Services
•
Oracle HTTP Server
•
Oracle Process Manager
•
OACORE
•
OAEA
•
OAFM
•
Forms
•
Forms-C4WS
•
Oracle TNS Listener
•
Concurrent Manager
•
Fulfillment Server
•
Oracle ICSM
Web Application Services
Batch Processing Services
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This Service Group:
Supports:
Other Services
•
Oracle Forms Services
•
Oracle MWA Service
Currently, the following additional instructions apply to installing and activating
application tier services:
1.
Perform the installation on the node that has been chosen to have the Web
Administration (WLS Server Administration) and Web Entry (Oracle HTTP
Server) service groups enabled, and then run AutoConfig on this node.
2.
Be aware that when subsequently installing on the secondary (managed) nodes,
Rapid Install will not run adstrtall.sh, so services will not be running and
the installer will display a message to this effect at the end of the install. This
failure of the post-install checks is expected.
Applications nodes have all services enabled by default..They should have services
enabled according to the following criteria:
•
To support Web and Forms services: Root Service, Web Entry Point Services,
Web Application Services
•
To support Concurrent Processing services: Batch Processing Services
Important: Rapid Install will prompt you to enter the WLS Admin
and Apps OS User passwords. If you run Rapid Install in silent
mode, the WLS Admin password will be set to the default.
Important: After scaling up your system as needed by cloning to
create additional Applications nodes, you will need to start the
services by running the command
$INST_TOP/admin/scripts/adstrtall.sh script on the new
Applications nodes.
Specifying Web Entry Points (Conditional)
In some specialized configurations, detailed below, you may need to set certain
context variables according to your node deployment.
Note: Only customers with configurations of the types listed below
will need to perform these steps.
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With the unified file system supported in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2,
some scripts should only be run on nodes that update URL parameters. For
example, in a two-node install, with the database and concurrent processing server
running on Node A and Web and Forms services running on Node B, AutoConfig
should not update the URL-related parameters when run on Node A, because Node
B is the web entry point.
For example, installations that have multiple concurrent processing nodes or simply
multiple web entry points may need to have the web entry point variables set to
different values. Similarly, when adding a new node to a group of existing nodes,
the new node may need to use the existing web entry point or a new web entry
point (for example, in a DMZ configuration, when using load balancing; or when
using a reverse proxy). In such cases, the web entry point variables must be set in
each application context file to point to the correct web entry point, which will
typically be the URL used to access the application.
In such circumstances, the following context variables need to be set on the
applicable nodes, and AutoConfig run to update the relevant configuration files:
Web-Related Context Variables
This variable:
Specifies the:
s_webentryurlprotocol
Web Entry URL Protocol
s_webentryhost
Web Entry Host
s_webentrydomain
Web Entry Domain
s_active_webport
Active Web Port
Another situation where you currently need to update the value of s_webentryhost
is if you are using a load balancer to distribute processing across all the
Applications tier nodes. In such a case, each of those nodes should have the value of
the s_webentryhost variable to be that of the load balancer's hostname.
Note: For further details of specifying context variables, see
Chapter 3, Technical Configuration, in Oracle E-Business Suite Setup
Guide.
11. Supply Application User Information
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Supply Application User Information
The Apps OS User password is needed for setting up Secure Shell (ssh) on the
application tier nodes, and must be the same on all these nodes.
The checkbox to change the default passwords is automatically ticked when this
screen appears. We strongly recommend accepting this, and changing the
passwords accordingly. If you wish to retain the standard passwords, untick the
box.
Important: When changing default passwords in Rapid Install, the
new passwords must not contain any special characters. Only
alphanumeric characters should be used. For more information
about managing passwords, refer to My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document 1336479.1, R12: How to change passwords to
include special characters using FNDCPASS.
If you wish to run Rapid Install in silent mode, for example to avoid having to
provide user responses during an upgrade, you must retain the default passwords
(including the WLS Admin password). This is because passwords can no longer be
passed on the command line in silent mode.
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12. Review Database and Applications Node Information
Review Node Information
At this stage, you have specified details for the database node and the primary
Applications node. Instead of creating additional Applications nodes using Rapid
Install, you complete the Rapid Install run, apply the latest AD and TXK patches,
and then clone the primary Applications node to create as many additional ones as
you need. This avoids the need to apply the patches to multiple nodes, saving time
and effort and reducing the risk of error.
Note: When following this strategy of adding Applications nodes
by cloning the primary Applications node, refer to My Oracle
Support Knowledge Documents 1383621.1, Cloning Oracle
E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Rapid Clone; 1375769.1, Sharing The
Application Tier File System in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2;
and 1375670.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Configuration in a
DMZ.
13. Review Pre-Install Checks
Rapid Install performs a series of system tests to validate the configuration
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specified. The System Check Status screen checks port availability.
The Validate System Configuration screen appears, to indicate whether various
pre-install requirements for the installation have been met. The pre-install check
screen then appears:
Pre-Install Checks
The parameters that Rapid Install validates and reports on this screen include:
Pre-Install Tests and Parameters
This test:
Checks:
Port Availability
The ports you selected are available for use.
Database Pre-install Checks
The Oracle E-Business Suite Database meets
the necessary requirements.
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This test:
Checks:
Port Uniqueness
There are no duplicate defined ports for
server processes.
File Space
The specified file systems have sufficient
space.
Stage Area Check
The stage area is valid.
Web Server Install Prerequisites
Oracle HTTP (Web) Server requirements
have been met.
Mid Tiers Connectivity
Application tier connectivity is working.
OS User and Group Check
The OS user account and group exist, and
the user account is a member of the group.
File Systems
The specified file systems exist and have
correct privileges.
Host/Domain
The host and domain names are valid.
System Utilities
The required system utilities are available.
The results of each test are labeled with icons. There are three result types:
•
Tick (check mark)
The test succeeded. Click the tick to see details of the test performed.
•
Exclamation mark (!)
The configuration requires review. Click the ! to get information about the
system test review. Click Yes to continue, or No if you are going to resolve the
issues. Rapid Install displays an alert if you continue without resolving the
issues.
•
An x mark
All issues marked x must be resolved before you continue with the installation.
Click the x to see the errors. If you can resolve an issue by altering the values
provided on one of the wizard screens, click Back until you reach the
appropriate screen, and re-enter the values. Some tests must be resolved in the
operating system. In that case, you may have to restart the Rapid Install wizard
after the problem has been fixed.
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If problems are identified, a pop-up window will appear:
Configuration Alert
When you have resolved any issues, click Next on the Validate System
Configuration screen to continue with the installation.
Important: For an upgrade with an existing Oracle Home, when the
database is down the following pre-checks will show a warning as
they cannot be tested automatically (Bug 20083150). You should
manually ensure that the check results are correct.
14. Begin the Installation
On the Component Installation Review screen, Rapid Install lists the components it
will install, based on the system parameters you entered in the wizard.
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Review Components
Click Next. Rapid Install now displays another alert screen asking you to verify that
you are ready to begin the installation. Click Yes.
Begin Installation
Monitor Installation Progress:
1.
Check progress bars
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During an installation, Rapid Install displays a main progress bar and an individual
progress bar. The main progress bar reports on the completion percentage of the
installation as a whole. The individual progress bar reports on the progress of each
individual step.
Warning: The installation is not complete until all the progress bars
disappear from your screen.
Installation Progress
Post-Install Review:
After the installation is complete, Rapid Install automatically validates the installed
Oracle E-Business Suite environment. Tests include database availability,
correctly-configured environment files, and functioning listeners.
1.
Review the information from the tests Rapid Install has completed
If there is an ! or x icon, click it to see the details. If any of the checks fail, refer to the
Rapid Install log files to determine the reason, and resolve each problem before
continuing. When the errors are fixed, click Retry to perform the post-install
validation again.
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Post-Install Checks
2.
Click Next if there are no errors.
Rapid Install informs you of the components that it installed on the Finish screen.
If you wish to review the Post-install Checks screen, click Back. If you want to log on
to Oracle E-Business Suite now, click Connect to Oracle Applications Release 12.2.0 to
access the Oracle E-Business Suite Login page. Otherwise, click Finish to complete
the Rapid Install session.
Note: See Log On to Oracle E-Business Suite, page 5-1 in
Finishing Tasks, page 5-1 for more information.
Express Installation
An Express installation sets up a fully configured single-user/single-machine system with
either a fresh database or Vision Demo database. You specify basic configuration
parameters, such as database type and name, top-level installation directory, and port
increments. The remaining directories and mount points are supplied by Rapid Install
using default values.
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This type of installation contains (by default) a set of core Oracle E-Business Suite
products. It also contains the US7ASCII character set (for a fresh install) and the
AL32UTF8 character set (for a Vision Demo install), in both the database and the
APPL_TOP. You can easily register additional products (according to your Oracle
licensing agreement) after the installation is complete, by using License Manager.
However, converting the character set may be time-consuming, and is best avoided if
possible.
Note: For more details, see License Manager in Oracle E-Business Suite
Maintenance Guide.
1.
Start Rapid Install
On the Select Wizard Operation screen, select Install Oracle E-Business Suite Release
12.2.0 and then check Use Express Configuration.
Select Wizard Operation - Install Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.0, Use Express
Install
Click Next to continue.
2.
Supply email details for security updates
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Data collected is sent via HTTPS (secure HTTP) to Oracle Support, facilitating
pro-active problem avoidance and helping to reduce the time needed for resolution
of support issues.
Supply Email Details for Security Updates
If submission of your details fails because no connection can be made, you are
presented with a pop-up screen prompting for proxy server information:
Specify Proxy Server [Shown After Failed Connection Attempt]
If this screen appears, respond appropriately and then click OK.
3.
Enter Configuration Values
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The Express Configuration Information screen prompts for minimal configuration
values. Default values are provided for all fields except Domain.
This example screen is for UNIX:
Express Configuration Information
In the Database Type field, use the drop-down list to choose either a Vision Demo
database or a fresh database, and then either accept VIS or enter another name in
the Database SID field. On Windows (as shown in the example above), enter the
path to the UNIX Toolkit directory and Visual Studio directory, or click Browse and
navigate to the desired path for each of these. On UNIX systems, the DISPLAY
environment variable must be set to an active and authorized display.
In the Domain field, enter a value that produces a fully qualified domain name
(FQDN) when combined with a host (machine) name. For example, a host name of
apps1 and domain name of company.com make up an FQDN of
apps1.company.com.
In the Base Directory field, enter the top-level directory path you want Rapid Install
to use to create the derived mount points for the database node and all Applications
nodes. Alternatively, click Browse and navigate to the desired path.
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The default value of the Port Pool set is zero, but you can customize it by selecting
another value from the drop-down list in the Port Pool field. There are 100 port pool
selections: if you select an increment of 3, the default values are increased by that
value. The Database Port (1521) becomes 1524, the RPC Port (1626) becomes 1629,
and so on.
Note: The fields on this screen are fully described in Node-specific
Configuration Information, page A-3 in Configuration Details,
page A-1.
Click Next to continue.
4.
Start Installation Process
Rapid Install displays the pre-install tests as it performs them. When it is complete,
the Pre-install Checks screen appears.
Pre-Install Checks
If there is an exclamation mark (!) or x icon shown, click on it to see the details
stored during the check process. For example, if you see an exclamation mark
beside File Space Check, clicking on it may display a screen such as this:
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Error Example - Insufficient File System Free Space
Resolve any issues you need to fix, and then click OK to return to the Pre-install
Checks screen.
If you decide to continue the installation without fixing the flagged issues, Rapid
Install displays the following warning when you click Next.
Configuration Alert
Click Yes to continue or No to stop the installation. If you click No, you must go back
to the appropriate screen and re-enter the incorrect or incompatible parameter.
Click Back to return to a previous screen.
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5.
Continue Installation
The remaining screens in the Rapid Install flow for an Express installation are the
same as for a standard installation.
What To Do Next
After you finish running Rapid Install, you must perform various additional tasks
before you can use your Oracle E-Business Suite system. They are grouped into the
following three categories.
Carry Out Conditional Actions
Once the main installation is complete, some additional finishing steps are required for
all users, and some others are required for specific types of installations. For example,
all users must configure the client software, but some users may also need to set up
NLS support.
Go to Finishing Tasks, page 5-1, and perform the tasks that apply to your system.
Perform Online Patching Tasks
After completing the appropriate steps in this chapter, you must follow the applicable
steps in the Enabling Online Patching section of the Oracle E-Business Suite Online
Patching chapter of Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide: Release 11i to Release 12.2 or
Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide: Release 12.0 and 12.1 to Release 12.2.
Note that Step 2 of Enabling Online Patching requires you to go to My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document 1349240.1, Database Preparation Guidelines for an E-Business Suite
Release 12.2 Upgrade. Follow the steps in "Path A" of this document to obtain any Oracle
Database 11.2 one-off patches that may not have been included with Rapid Install.
Apply Suite-Wide Release Update Packs
You should not use your new Oracle E-Business Suite instance functionally until you
have applied the latest Oracle E-Business Suite release update pack for Release 12.2
(currently, 12.2.4). For more information on obtaining and applying the latest release
update pack, refer to My Oracle Knowledge Support Document 1320300.1, Oracle
E-Business Suite Release Notes, Release 12.2. You may also refer to Document 1583092.1,
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Suite-Wide Rollup and AD/TXK Delta Information.
Apply AD-TXK Release Update Packs
As well as applying the latest Oracle E-Business Suite release update pack, you should
bring your system to the AD-TXK codelevel by following the relevant instructions in
My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 1617461.1, Applying the Latest AD and TXK
Release Update Packs to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.
Scale Up Applications Nodes
After all requisite release update packs have been applied, you should (as also noted in
the relevant sections of this book) use standard cloning commands to create additional
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Applications nodes and thereby scale up to your desired system.
Refer to the following My Oracle Support knowledge documents as applicable:
•
1383621.1, Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Rapid Clone (for basic
instructions on adding a node)
•
1375769.1, Sharing The Application Tier File System in Oracle E-Business Suite
Release 12.2 (if using a shared application tier file system)
•
1375670.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Configuration in a DMZ (if using a
DMZ)
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3
Maintaining the Technology Stack
Rapid Install offers a specialized option that allows you to replace selected technology
stack executables in an existing instance, for example in a case where files have been
lost or become corrupted. The option can be used to replace executables belonging to
the Oracle E-Business Suite Database, OracleAS 10.1.2, or Oracle Fusion Middleware.
This chapter covers the following topics:
•
Replacing the Oracle E-Business Suite Database Technology Stack
•
Replacing the OracleAS 10.1.2 (Tools) Technology Stack
•
Replacing the Oracle Fusion Middleware Technology Stack
Replacing the Oracle E-Business Suite Database Technology Stack
Steps:
1.
Remove the RapidWiz install stage area under the database Oracle Home:
$ rm -rf $ORACLE_HOME/temp/*
For example:
$ rm -rf /d01/oracle/RW/PROD/11.2.0/temp/*
2.
Source the environment on the database tier:
$ . $ORACLE_HOME/<CONTEXT_NAME>.env
3.
Detach the Oracle Database 11gR2 Oracle Home from the inventory:
UNIX:
$ $ORACLE_HOME/oui/bin/detachHome.sh
Windows:
C:\>%ORACLE_HOME%\oui\bin\detachHome.bat
4.
Take a copy of the context file.
Maintaining the Technology Stack 3-1
5.
Remove the database Oracle Home
$ rm -rf $ORACLE_HOME
6.
As the operating system user that owns the technology stack you are replacing, run
the Rapid Install wizard with the -techstack option:
$ rapidwiz -techstack
7.
Select "Database Technology Stack (11gR2 RDBMS)" and then click Next.
8.
Fill in the required information in the "RDBMS Inputs Page" and then click Next.
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9.
Click Yes to start the installation.
Maintaining the Technology Stack 3-3
10. After the installation has completed successfully, copy your context file to the
$ORACLE_HOME/appsutil directory.
11. Run AutoConfig with this context file. Although this first run will fail (because it
needs a database up and running to succeed), it will generate the basic metadata
that the database needs to start up.
12. Set the environment, and start up the database.
13. Run AutoConfig a second time. This time it should succeed.
Replacing the OracleAS 10.1.2 (Tools) Technology Stack
Steps:
1.
Remove the RapidWiz install stage area on both application tier file systems, fs1
and fs2:
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$ rm -rf <s_base>/fs1/inst/apps/<context>/temp/*
$ rm -rf <s_base>/fs2/inst/apps/<context>/temp/*
2.
Detach the OracleAS 10.1.2 AS (Tools) Oracle Home from the inventory:
$ runInstaller -removeHome ORACLE_HOME=$ORACLE_HOME
ORACLE_HOME_NAME=<OraInventory name>
Do this for both fs1 and fs2.
3.
Remove the OracleAS 10.1.2 Oracle Home on both file systems:
$ rm -rf <s_base>/fs1/EBSapps/10.1.2
$ rm -rf <s_base>/fs2/EBSapps/10.1.2
4.
As the operating system user that owns the technology stack you are replacing, run
the Rapid Install wizard with the -techstack option:
$ rapidwiz -techstack
5.
Select "Applications Technology Stack (10.1.2.3 AS)" and click Next:
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6.
In the "Read Application Context File" field, enter the context file (generated with
adclonectx if required) that matches the parameters of your OracleAS 10.1.2
installation, then click Next.
Note: You only have to enter the context file for fs1. The context file
for fs2 is automatically filled in as you enter the fs1 path and file.
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7.
The next screen is to confirm that this is the correct location of the OracleAS 10.1.2
Oracle Home. Click Next.
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8.
Click Yes to start the install.
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9.
After a installation has completed successfully, run AutoConfig and then start the
application tier services.
Replacing the Oracle Fusion Middleware Technology Stack
Steps:
Steps
1.
Uninstall Oracle Fusion Middleware:
UNIX:
$ <s_base>/fs1/FMW_Home/utils/uninstall/uninstall.sh
$ <s_base>/fs2/FMW_Home/utils/uninstall/uninstall.sh
Windows:
C:\><s_base>\fs1\FMW_Home\utils\uninstall\uninstall.cmd
C:\><s_base>\fs2\FMW_Home\utils\uninstall\uninstall.cmd
2.
Remove RapidWiz install stage area on both application tier file systems, fs1 and
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fs2:
$ rm -rf <s_base>/fs1/inst/apps/<context>/temp/*
$ rm -rf <s_base>/fs2/inst/apps/<context>/temp/*
3.
Detach the Web tier Oracle Home from the inventory:
UNIX:
$ $ORACLE_HOME/oui/bin/detachHome.sh
Windows:
C:\>%ORACLE_HOME%\oui\bin\detachHome.bat
Do this for both fs1 and fs2.
4.
Detach Oracle Common from the inventory:
UNIX:
$ $ORACLE_HOME/oui/bin/detachHome.sh
Windows:
C:\>%ORACLE_HOME%\oui\bin\detachHome.bat
Do this for both fs1 and fs2.
5.
Detach Oracle_EBS-app1 from the inventory. Do this for both fs1 and fs2.
6.
Remove Oracle_EBS-app1/jdk. Do this for both fs1 and fs2.
7.
Remove s_fmw_jdktop. Do this for both fs1 and fs2.
8.
As the operating system user that owns the technology stack you are replacing, run
the Rapid Install wizard with the -techstack option:
$ rapidwiz -techstack
9.
Select "Fusion Middleware 11g(10.3.6 WLS + 11.1.1.6 OHS)" and click Next.
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10. In the "Read Application Context File" field, enter the context file (generated with
adclonectx if required) that matches the parameters of your Oracle Fusion
Middleware installation, then click Next.
Maintaining the Technology Stack 3-11
11. The next screen is to confirm that these are the correct locations for the Oracle
Fusion Middleware Oracle Homes. Click Next.
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12. Click Yes to start the install.
Maintaining the Technology Stack 3-13
13. After a installation has completed successfully, run AutoConfig and then start the
application tier services.
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4
Performing an Upgrade
Rapid Install is used in both the pre-upgrade and post-upgrade processing during an
upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.0. This chapter gives an overview of the
upgrade process, and then describes in detail the upgrade steps that rely on Rapid
Install.
This chapter covers the following topics:
•
How an Upgrade Works
•
Creating the Upgrade File System
•
Configuring Application Tier Services
•
What To Do Next
How an Upgrade Works
This section explains the options you have when upgrading, and outlines the steps
involved.
Upgrade Strategies
As part of an Oracle E-Business Suite upgrade, you enter configuration parameters in
the Rapid Install wizard and run Rapid Install as one of the pre-upgrade tasks. Rapid
Install uses the parameters to lay down the file systems and install the new technology
stack. If applicable, you must also migrate or upgrade your existing database to Oracle
11g Release 2 (11gR2) as another pre-upgrade task.
After you complete all the pre-upgrade tasks, you run the adop online patching utility
to apply the upgrade driver that updates the database to the most current release level.
After you have completed the database upgrade, you run Rapid Install a second time, to
configure the services.
After configuration of the database and primary Applications node is complete, bring
up the services on the primary Applications node using the adstrtal.sh script. (The
only essential services at this point are the database listener on the RDBMS Oracle
Performing an Upgrade 4-1
Home, and the Admin Server on both file systems of the primary Applications node.)
Note: In an upgrade, you have to start the services manually. This is in
contrast to a fresh install, where they are started automatically.
After the upgrade is complete, you can use standard cloning commands to create
additional Applications nodes and thereby scale up to your desired system. Refer to the
following My Oracle Support knowledge documents as applicable:
•
1383621.1, Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Rapid Clone (for basic
instructions on adding a node)
•
1375769.1, Sharing The Application Tier File System in Oracle E-Business Suite Release
12.2 (if using a shared application tier file system)
•
1375670.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Configuration in a DMZ (if using a
DMZ)
Summary of Upgrade Steps
Depending on the release you are upgrading from, you will refer either to Oracle
E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide: Release 11i to Release 12.2.0 or Oracle E-Business Suite
Upgrade Guide: Release 12.0 and 12.1 to 12.2.
In general, you must perform the following tasks as described in the documentation
mentioned with each task.
1.
Read and understand all the documentation associated with the current release,
including Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes, Oracle E-Business Suite NLS Release
Notes, Oracle E-Business Suite Installation Update Notes, Oracle E-Business Suite
Upgrade Guide: Release 11i to Release 12.2.0or Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide
Release 12.0 and 12.1 to 12.2, and this book. All documentation is available either in
the Oracle E-Business Suite Documentation Library or from My Oracle Support.
2.
Review the functional changes information in the appendixes of Oracle E-Business
Suite Upgrade Guide: Release 11i to Release 12.2.0 or Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade
Guide Release 12.0 and 12.1 to 12.2, plus the suggestions for reducing downtime and
validating your upgraded data.
3.
Complete the pre-upgrade steps listed in Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide:
Release 11i to Release 12.2.0 or Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide Release 12.0 and
12.1 to 12.2.
4.
When instructed to do so, run Rapid Install using the Create Upgrade File System
option as described in this chapter. Rapid Install creates the new Oracle E-Business
Suite file system, the new Oracle Home for the RDBMS, and installs the other
technology stack components.
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5.
After you complete the pre-upgrade tasks in the Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade
Guide: Release 11i to Release 12.2.0 or Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide Release
12.0 and 12.1 to 12.2, continue with the instructions to apply any required
pre-upgrade patches, and then run the upgrade driver to upgrade your products.
6.
Continue with the post-upgrade instructions in the Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade
Guide: Release 11i to Release 12.2.0 or Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide Release
12.0 and 12.1 to 12.2. When instructed to do so, return to this chapter for instructions
on running Rapid Install a second time to configure and start the server processes.
7.
Complete any remaining tasks in the Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide: Release
11i to Release 12.2.0 or Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide Release 12.0 and 12.1 to
12.2.
Creating the Upgrade File System
The database can be running when you lay down an upgrade file system with an
existing ORACLE_HOME. However, if it is running on the same host where upgrade
file system creation is taking place, the associated database updates could result in
Oracle E-Business Suite becoming unavailable to users. To avoid this happening, shut
down the database before creating the upgrade file system on the same host.
Important: If you are creating an upgrade file system with an existing
Oracle Home that is RAC-enabled, an incorrect value will be set for the
context variable s_apps_jdbc_connect_descriptor. This results
in an incorrect value for APPS_JDBC_URL in the
$FND_SECURE/<SID>.dbc file.
A workaround for installations performed with the startCD is to run
AutoConfig on the application tier after upgrade file system creation is
completed and a database connection is available. AutoConfig must be
executed on both the run file system and the patch file system. You can
ignore any AutoConfig errors on the patch file system that result from
editions not being enabled in the database.
For production environments, this step will have to wait till the
database downtime starts. Then check that the value of context variable
s_apps_jdbc_connect_descriptor in the <CONTEXT_FILE> is
correct, and that the value of APPS_JDBC_URL is both correct and
matches the value in the <CONTEXT_FILE>.
Before running Rapid Install to create the upgrade file system, you should make a note
of the database language and character set value from the existing Release 11i or
Release 12.1 database that will be upgraded. These values should be specified in the
appropriate Rapid Install screen, as shown in Step 8 (Internationalization Settings) of
this section.
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When the instructions in Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide: Release 11i to Release
12.2.0 direct you to do so, run Rapid Install as described below.
Set Up the Configuration:
As described in the previous section, Rapid Install performs two functions during an
upgrade. This section describes the first of these functions, specifying the configuration
values that Rapid Install needs to lay down a new file system and install the new
technology stack.
Note: See the Oracle E-Business Suite File System chapter in Oracle
E-Business Suite Concepts.
Follow the instructions in the Before You Begin, page 1-15 section in Getting Started,
page 1-1. Then complete the following tasks.
1.
Start the Rapid Install wizard
Start the wizard by entering the command rapidwiz at the command prompt. The
Welcome screen appears.
Welcome Screen
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This screen lists the components that are included in, or supported by, this release
of Oracle E-Business Suite. Use the scroll bar to bring all the components into view.
For an upgrade, Rapid Install creates an Oracle 11gR2 Database Oracle Home
without a database. You can use this Oracle Home to upgrade or migrate your
existing database to Oracle 11gR2. If you already have an 11gR2 Oracle Home
(Release 11.2.0.3 or higher), you may use it instead of using the one created by
Rapid Install.
This screen is for information only. No action is required. Click Next to continue.
2.
Select a wizard operation
Use the Select Wizard Operation screen to indicate the action you want Rapid
Install to perform. You begin both new installations and upgrades from this screen.
Based on the action you choose, the Rapid Install wizard continues with the
appropriate screen flow.
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Select Wizard Operation
The available actions are as follows:
•
Install Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.0
This action sets up a new, fully configured system, with either a fresh database
or a Vision Demo database. The configuration is derived from the
system-specific configuration parameters you enter in the Rapid Install wizard
and save in the configuration file (conf_<SID>.txt).
Note: The steps in Standard Installations, page 2-1 describe a
new installation.
•
Express Configuration
This action sets up a fully configured, single-user, single machine system with
either a fresh database or Vision Demo database. You supply a few basic
parameters, such as database type and name, top-level install directory, and
increments for port settings. The remaining directories and mount points are
supplied by Rapid Install using default values.
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Note: The steps in Setting Up an Express Installation, page 2-32
in Standard Installations, page 2-1 describe this option.
•
Upgrade to E-Business Suite Release 12.2.0
Choose this option to indicate that you are upgrading your Oracle E-Business
Suite products to the current version of Oracle E-Business Suite. The wizard
screen flow presents two paths: one that lays down the file system and installs
the new technology stack, and one that configures servers and starts services.
In subsequent steps, you will enter information in the wizard for upgrading a
system. Select Upgrade to E-Business Suite Release 12. Then click Next to continue.
3.
Supply Oracle Configuration Manager details
Oracle Configuration Manager (OCM) is a component that is designed to facilitate
support for your Oracle products. Use of Oracle Configuration Manager is optional,
but recommended.
A lightweight agent that consumes minimal CPU resources, OCM supports
automatic discovery of installed components and configuration information, and
provides continuous tracking of key Oracle and system statistics of the machine it is
running on.
Data collected is sent via HTTPS (secure HTTP) to Oracle Support, who can thereby
maintain an up-to-date view of your Oracle installation, facilitating pro-active
problem avoidance and helping to reduce the time needed for resolution of support
issues.
Note: For further details of OCM, click the View details link on the
OCM screen.
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Specify Oracle Configuration Manager Details
If submission of your details fails because no connection can be made, you are
presented with a pop-up screen prompting for proxy server information:
Oracle Configuration Manager Proxy Server [Shown After Failed Connection Attempt]
If this screen appears, respond appropriately and then click OK.
4.
Choose upgrade option
On the Select Upgrade Action screen, you can choose to create an upgrade file
system for your upgraded system, or configure the upgraded instance.
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Select Upgrade Action
The actions associated with an upgrade are performed in separate Rapid Install
sessions, as follows:
•
Create Upgrade File System
You choose this option when prompted to run Rapid Install as a pre-upgrade
step in the Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide. In the screen flow associated
with this option, the wizard collects configuration parameters for your system
and stores them in the Oracle E-Business Suite database. When you run Rapid
Install, AutoConfig uses these values to lay down the file system structure and
technology stack components for your configuration. When it runs, it also
creates a context file (<CONTEXT_NAME>.xml) that contains all the parameters
that describe your system. This context file is created and managed by
AutoConfig.
•
Configure Upgraded Release 12.2.0 Instance
You choose this option when prompted to run Rapid Install as a post-upgrade
task in the Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide. In the associated screen flow,
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you specify the name of the context file (<CONTEXT_NAME>.xml) that
AutoConfig created when you initially ran Rapid Install. This time, AutoConfig
uses the values in the context file to configure the servers and start the services.
Choose Create Upgrade File System and click Next
5.
Specify Global System Settings
On the Global System Settings screen, you indicate required port usage for your
system, selecting the port pool and (if required) individual port values.
Global System Settings
After making your selections, click Next to continue.
6.
Specify Database Node Configuration
On the Database Node Configuration screen, describe your existing database.
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Database Node Configuration
In the Database SID field, enter the service name ( not the SID) that you want Rapid
Install to use to identify your existing database. The service name must be
alphanumeric, not exceed eight characters in length, not start with a number, and
contain no spaces. Rapid Install records this name in the Net Services configuration
and in the init<SID>.ora file.
If you want to use an existing ORACLE_HOME for the upgrade, tick the "Use
Existing Oracle Home" checkbox.
Important: The existing database should be open, and the
ORACLE_HOME init.ora parameter service_names must have
an entry called ebs_patch.
Important: An upgrade file system can be laid down with an
existing ORACLE_HOME while the database is open and in use.
However, if the database is running on the same host where
upgrade file system creation is being performed, the database will
be updated. This could result in an Oracle E-Business Suite
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environment that cannot be accessed by users who are logged in.
To avoid this issue, you should shut down such a database before
creating the upgrade file system.
You must also enter a valid domain name on this screen. This value, when
combined with a host (machine) name, must produce a fully qualified domain
name (FQDN). For example, a hostname of apps1 and domain name of
example.com make up an FQDN of apps1.example.com
You enter your Oracle RAC nodes as a comma-delimited list, in the form
<node1>,<node2>.
After completing all required details, click Next to continue.
7.
Review Application User Information
The Review Application User Information screen lists usernames and the default
passwords assigned by the wizard for the Application user.
Important: Record the actual passwords for your existing system
before you continue.
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Review Application User Information
As shown on the screenshot, the usernames and their respective default passwords
are: APPS Username (APPS), APPS password (APPS), GWYUID username
(APPLSYSPUB), GWYUID Password (PUB), Guest username (GUEST), and Guest
password (ORACLE).
Complete the text fields to change all the passwords on this screen to match those in
your existing system. The wizard stores this information in the configuration file.
Warning: Failing to record this information accurately could
compromise the upgrade.
Click Next to continue.
8.
Internationalization Settings (conditional)
The Internationalization Settings screen displays options for systems that require
NLS functionality.
Important: As noted at the beginning of this section, the database
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language and character set values you specify in this Rapid Install
screen should match those of the database that is to be upgraded.
Internationalization Settings
The languages you select determine the available options for the other NLS-related
configuration parameters (such as base language, territory, and character set) that
your system requires.
Double-click a language in the Available Languages box to move it into the Selected
Languages box or highlight it and click the right arrow (>). Highlight a language in
the Selected Languages box and click the left arrow (<) to remove it. To select or
deselect all languages in a single action, use the double arrows, >> or <<.
Note: You cannot remove American English from the Selected
Languages box.
You may need to perform additional tasks to finish the language installation. See
Oracle E-Business Suite NLS Release Notes for details. You can register additional
languages any time after the initial installation or upgrade. See Registering
Languages in Oracle E-Business Suite Setup Guide.
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This screen displays Rapid Install defaults, as described in the following
paragraphs.
Selected Languages: If you have other active languages in your existing system,
you can change the default, and add languages to reflect the existing database
character set.
Default Territory: This field is set to AMERICA, and should remain so during the
upgrade. Your system administrator can change this value after the upgrade, if
necessary.
Database character set and APPL_TOP character set: Defaults to a common
character set that is compatible with the active languages indicated on the Select
Additional Languages screen. If they are not the character sets in your existing
system, select the correct ones from the drop-down list.
Important: If a database connection can be established, the current
database character set is automatically used and the character set
selection screen not displayed. If a connection cannot be
established, you must specify the current database character set
(and no other) in the selection screen that is then displayed.
IANA character set: The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority character set is the
Internet-assigned standard used by the Web server. For more information, see
http://www.iana.org/assignments/character-sets.
If necessary, change this value to indicate the one used in your existing system.
Click Next to continue.
9.
Enter Primary Applications Node information
You have already specified the top-level directory and the mount points for the
RDBMS. Now you must specify top-level directory and subdirectories associated
with the primary Applications node.
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Primary Applications Node Configuration
The default directories use the syntax of the operating system on which you are
running Rapid Install. You can either accept the defaults, or enter new values.
Some of the fields are operating system dependent: for example, the UNIX Toolkit
directory and Visual Studio directory are specific to Windows. If using a Windows
platform, enter the location of the MKS (or Cygwin) tools in the UNIX Toolkit
directory field, and the location of the Visual C/C++ executables and DLLs in the
Visual Studio directory field. If using a UNIX system, complete the information for
the Apps OS User (the account that owns the Applications node file system and
technology stack) and Apps OS Group (the group to which the Apps OS User
belongs).
The Base directory is the top-level directory that Rapid Install will use to derive the
mount points for the Applications node. You can accept the default or enter a new
value. Click Browse to navigate to a new path, and double-click the required
directory to select it.
The Instance directory (new in Release 12) stores instance-specific files, including
runtime generated files, log files, and configuration files. It can be a local directory
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(for better access speed). It does not have to be in a shared location.
Clicking the Edit Services button enables you to choose which services are enabled
on this Applications node. Clicking the Edit Paths button opens a window where
you can specify a new value for one or more of the Applications node paths.
Note: Rapid Install is no longer used to create additional
Applications nodes. Instead, you will use it to create a single
Applications node, allow the Rapid Install session to complete,
apply the latest AD and TXK patches to bring the node to the
current codelevel, and then run the requisite cloning commands to
create as many additional Applications nodes as required. This
strategy avoids the need to apply the patches to multiple nodes,
thus saving time and effort and reducing the risk of error.
To follow this cloning strategy, refer as applicable to My Oracle
Support Knowledge Documents 1383621.1,Cloning Oracle
E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Rapid Clone; 1375769.1, Sharing
The Application Tier File System in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2;
and 1375670.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Configuration in a
DMZ.
10. Supply Application User Information
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Supply Application User Information
11. Review Global Settings
Rapid Install uses the values specified on the Global Settings screen to identify a
qualified domain name and to derive port settings that your system will use to
connect services and listeners.
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Review Node Information
12. Review Pre-Install Checks
Rapid Install begins to validate the configuration described by your configuration
file. It lists the tests performed on the Pre-Install Checks screen and marks each one
with an indication of whether it succeeded or failed.
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Pre-Install Checks
The results of each test are labeled using an icon. There are three types:
•
Check (tick) mark
The test succeeded. Click the mark to obtain details of the test performed.
•
Exclamation mark (!)
The configuration requires review. Click the ! to obtain information from the
system test review. Rapid Install alerts you if you continue without resolving
the issues.
•
An x mark
All issues marked x must be resolved before you continue with the installation.
Click the x to see the errors. If you can resolve an issue by fixing the values
provided on the settings screen(s), click Back until you reach the appropriate
screen, and re-enter the values. Some tests must be resolved in the operating
system. In that case, you may have to restart the Rapid Install wizard after the
problem has been fixed.
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Important: The following pre-installation checks are expected to
fail if the database is down during creation of the upgrade file
system:
•
Technology Codelevel
•
Database Version
•
Database Name Validation
•
Database Service Name
You should therefore verify the results of all these tests manually.
When there are no further issues to resolve, click Next to continue.
13. Run Rapid Install
Rapid Install lists the actions it will take during the installation process. The content
of the list varies, depending on your installation choices.
Review Components
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Click Next to continue. Rapid Install displays another alert screen asking you to
verify that you are ready to begin the installation. Click Yes to continue.
Rapid Install creates new file systems for the Applications tier, and the 11gR2
Oracle Home for the database.
Monitor Installation Progress:
1.
Check progress bars
During an installation, Rapid Install displays a main progress bar and an individual
progress bar. The main progress bar reports on the completion percentage of the
installation as a whole. The individual progress bar reports on the progress of each
individual step.
Important: The installation is not complete until all progress bars
have disappeared from your screen.
Installation Progress
2.
Review Post-Install Checks
When the processing is complete, Rapid Install displays the Post-install Checks
screen.
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Post-Install Checks
If the test does not succeed, review the errors listed on the screen. Click the Back
button to return to the appropriate screens and make corrections as needed. Then
click the Retry button.
If there are no errors, click Next. Rapid Install displays a Finish screen that lists the
components that it has installed, and describes any steps you need to perform to
complete the upgrade. Review the information on this screen, and click Finish to
exit Rapid Install.
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Continue the Upgrade Tasks:
Return to the Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide and complete any remaining
pre-upgrade, upgrade, and post-upgrade tasks for each machine in your system. When
instructed to run Rapid Install to configure and start the server processes, follow the
instructions in the next section.
Configuring Application Tier Services
You will now run Rapid Install to configure the application tier services.
Configure an Existing Instance:
When you ran Rapid Install previously, it created and stored an instance-specific
context by replacing system variables you entered on the wizard screens with the
specific values you saved in the configuration file (config.txt). In this section, you point
Rapid Install to the Applications context file, so that it can use the values there to
complete the process of configuring your system.
First, ensure that the database and Net Services listeners are started. Then start Rapid
Install as instructed in Start the Rapid Install wizard, page 4-4.
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1.
Configure services
On the Select Wizard Operation screen, choose the Upgrade to Oracle Applications
12.2.0 option to indicate you are performing an upgrade. This displays the Select
Upgrade Action screen.
Select Upgrade Action
On this screen, select Configure Upgraded Release 12.2.0 Instance to indicate that you
want to configure the services for the upgraded database.
2.
Indicate name and location of context file
When you ran Rapid Install previously, it configured your system by replacing
system variables you entered on the wizard screens with the specific values you
saved in the configuration file (config.txt). It stored this information as an
Applications context file called <CONTEXT_NAME>.xml.
Note: See the Technical Configuration chapter in Oracle E-Business
Suite Concepts.
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Complete the directory path to point Rapid Install to the File System 1 Applications
context file, $INST_TOP>/appl/admin/<CONTEXT_NAME>.xml. For example,
/u01/R122_EBS/fs1/inst/apps/<CONTEXT_NAME>/appl/admin/<CONTEXT_NAM
E>.xml. You may either enter the path directly in the box, or click Browse and select
the path.
Click Next to continue.
3.
Run pre-install checks
Rapid Install performs a series of system tests to validate the configuration
specified. The System Check Status screen checks port availability.
The Validate System Configuration screen appears, to indicate whether various
pre-install requirements for the installation have been met. The pre-install check
screen then appears:
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4.
Begin the configuration process
For security reasons, the APPS password is not saved in the context file, so you will
be prompted to re-enter it on the Review Application User Information screen. See
Enter passwords, page 4-12 for details. Click Next.
Rapid Install notifies you of the components and processes it will configure. Click
Next to continue. At the prompt about beginning the installation now, click Yes.
When the process is complete, Rapid Install displays a screen that shows you the
steps that were performed:
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Click Finish to exit Rapid Install. This phase of the upgrade is now complete.
What To Do Next
You now need to carry out required post-upgrade tasks.
1.
After you have completed the steps in this chapter, return to Oracle E-Business Suite
Upgrade Guide: Release 11i to Release 12.2 or Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide:
Release 12.0 and 12.1 to Release 12.2 and complete the remaining applicable steps.
2.
Release 12.2.2 is the minimum supported 12.2.x release level for production use.
Consequently you must also apply Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.2 or a
higher Release 12.2.x release update pack before you begin using your Oracle
E-Business Suite Release 12.2 instance. For instructions, see the readme for the
release update pack you want to apply, such as Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.2
Readme, My Oracle Support Document 1506669.1, or Oracle E-Business Suite Release
12.2.3 Readme, My Oracle Support Document 1586214.1.
3.
After the upgrade is complete, you can use standard cloning commands to create
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additional Applications nodes and thereby scale up to your desired system. Refer to
the My Oracle Support knowledge documents listed in the 'Upgrade Strategies'
section at the start of this chapter.
4.
Refer to the Finishing Tasks, page 5-1 chapter of this book and carry out the
actions that apply to your upgraded system.
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5
Finishing Tasks
Certain tasks are necessary to finish a new installation, an upgrade, or a technology
stack installation for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12. There are also other tasks that
may be required only for systems with specific functionality. This chapter discusses
required and conditional tasks.
This chapter covers the following topics:
•
Required Tasks for All New Installations
•
Conditional Tasks for New Installations
•
Back Up Oracle E-Business Suite
Required Tasks for All New Installations
The tasks in this section are required to complete the installation process that was
started by running Rapid Install. You must complete every task in this section.
Log in to Oracle E-Business Suite
You log in to Oracle E-Business Suite by specifying the Oracle E-Business Suite Login
page URL in a web browser and supplying the appropriate credentials.
Oracle E-Business Suite Login page
From the Oracle E-Business Suite Login page, you can access the E-Business Suite Home
Page, which provides a single point of access to HTML-based applications, forms-based
applications, and Business Intelligence applications. You access the Oracle E-Business
Suite Login page from the following URL:
Example
http://<host name>.<domain name>:<HTTP port>/OA_HTML/AppsLogin
For example:
Example
http://apps1.example.com:8000/OA_HTML/AppsLogin
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Once the connection has been made, the Oracle E-Business Suite Login page appears.
Enter a suitable username and password. For example, SYSADMIN is a privileged
account that has System Administrator responsibility. You were required to specify
your choice of password for this account on the Application User Information screen in
Rapid Install.
After entering the account name and password, click Login.
Oracle E-Business Suite Login Page
After your credentials have been validated, the Oracle E-Business Suite Home Page
Oracle appears. From this page you can access responsibilities for any of the individual
Oracle E-Business Suite products your organization has licensed.
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Oracle E-Business Suite Home Page
The system administrator should log in using the SYSADMIN account mentioned
above, and use the System Administrator responsibility to launch an Applications
Forms session and perform further implementation steps.
Note: See Oracle E-Business Suite Security Guide for details.
Change Default Passwords
Oracle strongly recommends that you should change all default passwords
immediately after your installation is completed.
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Oracle E-Business Suite Default Passwords
The default passwords for the SYSTEM and SYS accounts for the Oracle E-Business
Suite database are manager and change_on_install, respectively. To maintain database
security and restrict access to these accounts, you should change these passwords
without delay, ensuring that your choices meet your organization's security
requirements. The password for both SYS and SYSTEM in the Vision Demo is manager.
You should also change the default passwords for the Oracle E-Business Suite product
accounts in your production and test databases.
Note: See Applications DBA Duties in Oracle E-Business Suite Setup Guide.
Logged in as the SYSADMIN user, you should reset the passwords for the following
application user accounts:
•
AME_INVALID_APPROVER
•
ASGADM
•
ASGUEST
•
AUTOINSTALL
•
IEXADMIN
•
IRC_EMP_GUEST
•
IRC_EXT_GUEST
•
MOBILEADM
•
OP_CUST_CARE_ADMIN
•
OP_SYSADMIN
•
PORTAL30
•
PORTAL30_SSO
•
XML_USER
The GUEST user will still have the default password, and can be changed manually if
needed.
Check Value of Context Variable s_adminservertimeout
When configuring an Oracle E-Business Suite domain in Oracle WebLogic Server, you
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may after some minutes encounter a timeout when the txkEBSDomainConfig.pl
deployment script is being run either automatically by Rapid Install or manually by a
user:
NMProcess: INFO: Plain socket listener started on port 5556, host
myhost.company.com
ERROR: Unable to startup the Admin Server. Cannot proceed with the
deployment of EBS.
Creation and deployment of E-Business Suite domain completed.
EBS deployment failed!
Error code=1.
If such a timeout occurs, you can resolve it by changing the value of the
s_adminservertimeout context variable as described in the steps listed below. This
variable has a default value of 1000 seconds. The new value needed will depend on the
performance of the machine where the script is being executed.
1.
Check for available memory and clear the cached memory.
2.
Using Oracle Applications Manager, change the value of
s_adminservertimeout from 1000 to 3000.
Note: Do not run AutoConfig.
3.
Stop all application tier services.
4.
Delete the WLS domain that was not successfully created.
5.
Run the deployment scripts again.
6.
If the error recurs, repeat steps 2-5, this time specifying a value of 6000 for
s_adminservertimeout.
Run AutoConfig
AutoConfig is a tool that simplifies and standardizes configuration management tasks
in an Oracle E-Business Suite environment. A fresh install of Release 12.2 includes
AutoConfig as a standard (and required) configuration management tool.
Refer to the Technical Configuration chapter of Oracle E-Business Suite Setup Guide for
more information about running AutoConfig.
Create Your Own JAR File Signature
Multiple signatures in JAR files may result in security warnings, for example when
launching forms. If you are performing a new installation, you must create your own
signature, and then use the adadmin utility to force regeneration of all JAR files.
Related bugs: 16077170, 15993738.
Finishing Tasks 5-5
Configure Database Initialization Parameters
The current init<SID>.ora default settings allow for a maximum of 100 connections.
However, after the standard setup is complete, only a few users can be connected
because of the connections used by the concurrent managers, AQ workers, and job
queues.
The relevant database initialization parameters are listed in My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document Note 396009.1, Database Initialization Parameters for Oracle
Applications Release 12. Refer to this document when planning to update parameter
settings to meet the specific requirements of your system.
Update PL/SQL Log and Out Directory
The temporary directory on your database server for log and output files from PL/SQL
concurrent programs is set to /usr/tmp (UNIX) or C:\TEMP (Windows) by default. This
value is specified in the utl_file_dir parameter of the database initialization file, and
assigned to the APPLPTMP environment variable. As the temporary files placed in this
directory may contain sensitive information, it should have suitably restricted access,
such as read and write access for the account that owns the database.
Enter your choice of directory as the new value for utl_file_dir in the database
initialization parameter file. Then use the edit AutoConfig parameters feature of Oracle
Applications Manager to update the APPLPTMP variable in the Applications context
file with the new utl_file_dir directory location. Finally, run AutoConfig to recreate the
environment files.
Implement Product and Country-Specific Functionality
Depending on which products or country-specific functionality you plan to use in your
installation, you may need to perform additional tasks or apply additional patches.
Refer to the individual product or country-specific implementation manuals, user's
guides, or My Oracle Support for details.
Check Client Software For Use With Forms Applet
The connection between the client and the E-Business Suite forms is provided through
an applet in the client Web browser.
Note: For a list of Web browsers supported for use with Oracle
E-Business Suite Release 12, see My Oracle Support Knowledge
Document 389422.1, Recommended Browsers for Oracle Applications 12.
Instead of using the browser's own JVM, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 uses the
Sun Java Runtime Engine (JRE). This component is invoked when a user accesses a
function that requires it, such as running a form. If the JRE Plug-in has not already been
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installed, the browser prompts the user to download the required installation
executable. JRE replaces Oracle JInitiator, which was used in Release 11i.
Note: For further details of using JRE with Oracle E-Business Suite, see
My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 393931.1, Upgrading JRE
Plugin with Oracle Applications R12.
Set Up Printers
To register printers in the Printers form of Oracle E-Business Suite, the system
administrator must know each printer's operating system name. To determine the
names, do the following:
UNIX:
At the command prompt, enter:
Example
$ lpstat -p
Windows:
Click on Printers and Faxes in the Start menu.
Enabling Printers on Windows Systems
The concurrent manager starts by default under the internal SYSTEM account. This
account does not have access to network printing devices. To run reports using the
concurrent manager, complete the following steps:
1.
Log in to a user account that has administrative privileges.
2.
From the Services menu, highlight the Oracle Concurrent Manager service
(OracleConcMgr<SID>, where <SID> is the database SID), and click Startup. In the
Log in As section, select This Account, and enter the username and password used to
start the concurrent manager. Then click OK.
3.
Repeat the actions in Step 2 for the Oracle TNS Listener service.
4.
Using the Add Printer option, define a printer for the account that was used in Steps
2 and 3.
5.
Reboot the system to allow the changes to take effect.
Note: For more information about setting up printers, see Oracle
E-Business Suite Setup Guide.
Finishing Tasks 5-7
Understand System Administration and Maintenance Tasks
You should be familiar with the content of Oracle E-Business Suite Setup Guide and Oracle
E-Business Suite Maintenance Guide. These books contain important information about
system administration and maintenance tasks. They also describe the associated tools
and utilities.
Conditional Tasks for New Installations
You may need to carry out some of the tasks in this section to meet site or
product-specific requirements. Perform all that apply to your newly installed Oracle
E-Business Suite system.
Resize the Database
You will need to increase the size of your database to meet the specific requirements of
your system. The increase will in part depend on the products you have licensed and
the additional features (such as multiple languages or multiple organizations) you
configure in your installation.
Configure Parallel Concurrent Processing
Parallel Concurrent Processing allows you to distribute concurrent managers across
multiple nodes. If you chose to enable load balancing for Concurrent Processing servers
during the Rapid Install process, you must complete additional setup steps. For more
information, see Managing Parallel Concurrent Processing in Oracle E-Business Suite
Setup Guide.
Configure Forms Socket Mode
By default, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.0 supports Oracle Forms 10g in servlet
mode, which facilitates use of firewalls, load balancing, proxies, and other networking
options. The use of socket mode is also supported, however, and can be enabled by
following the instructions in My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 384241.1, Using
Forms Socket Mode with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.
Set Up National Language Support (NLS)
In Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.0, Rapid install only installs American English. If
you plan to use languages other than American English in your installation, read the
information in the Oracle E-Business Suite NLS Release Notes, and complete the necessary
steps for installing the translated software.
Important: You must complete the tasks in the Oracle E-Business Suite
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NLS Release Notes before using your Oracle E-Business Suite products in
a language other than American English.
To use additional languages, you must first activate the additional languages via the
License Manager utility (within Oracle Applications Manager), and, if required, change
the base language.
After this, the multilingual tables must be updated for the activated languages. Go to
the AD Administration main menu, choose the 'Maintain Applications Database
Entities' submenu, and run the 'Maintain Multi-lingual Tables' task.
Note: For details of running the AD Administration utility, see Oracle
E-Business Suite Maintenance Guide.
You now need to install the relevant NLS software for all the active languages, to lay
down the NLS translated files into the APPL_TOP.
After this, you should use the Translation Synchronization Patch Utility to synchronize the
languages with the American English patch level. This step is needed in case any
American English patches were applied after Rapid Install was run.
Note: For further details of using additional languages, see My Oracle
Support Knowledge Document 393320.1, Internationalization Update
Notes for Release 12. For details of translation scope, see My Oracle
Support Knowledge Document 405992.1, Oracle Applications Release 12
Translation Scope and Availability.
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.0 software is translated to the following languages
and associated language codes:
Supported Languages and Language Codes
Language
Language Code
Arabic
AR
Brazilian Portuguese
PTB
Canadian French
FRC
Croatian
HR
Cyrillic Serbian
CSR
Finishing Tasks 5-9
Language
Language Code
Czech
CS
Danish
DK
Dutch
NL
Finnish
SF
French
F
German
D
Greek
EL
Hebrew
IW
Hungarian
HU
Indonesian
IN
Italian
I
Japanese
JA
Korean
KO
Latin American Spanish
ESA
Latin Serbian
LSR
Lithuanian
LT
Norwegian
N
Polish
PL
Portuguese
PT
Romanian
RO
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Language
Language Code
Russian
RU
Simplified Chinese
ZHS
Slovak
SK
Slovenian
SL
Spanish
E
Swedish
S
Thai
TH
Traditional Chinese
ZHT
Turkish
TR
Ukrainian
UK
Vietnamese
VN
Set Up Unicode Character Sets
Regardless of the languages installed, you may need to complete additional steps if you
use a supported Unicode character set, such as AL32UTF8, in the database tier. In
addition, be aware that supplementary characters are not supported.
If you customize seed data, your changes may be overwritten during an upgrade. This
also applies to any changes to translations of seed data made using the globe icon.
Note: See Oracle E-Business Suite Setup Guide for language setup details,
and My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 393861.1, Oracle
Applications Globalization Support Guide (Release 12), for further details of
languages and character sets.
Complete Workflow Notification Mailer Configuration
Before you can send Oracle Workflow email notifications and Oracle Alert email alerts,
you must complete the Workflow Notification Mailer configuration, using the
Finishing Tasks 5-11
Notification Mailer configuration wizard in Oracle Applications Manager.
1.
From the Applications Dashboard of Oracle Applications Manager, select Workflow
Manager from the "Navigate to" pull-down menu, and click on the Go button.
2.
In the Workflow System region, click the Notification Mailers status icon to
navigate to the Service Components page for notification mailers. At this point, the
Notification Mailers status icon should be showing the status Down.
3.
In the Service Components page, select the Workflow Notification Mailer service
component and click the Edit button to navigate to the Notification Mailer
configuration wizard.
4.
In the Outbound Email Account (SMTP) region, enter the name of the outbound
SMTP mail server.
5.
If you want to enable inbound email processing, select the Inbound Processing
parameter in the Inbound Email Account (IMAP) region, and enter the name of the
inbound IMAP mail server, the username and password of the email account that
the Notification Mailer uses to receive email messages, and the reply-to address of
the email account that receives incoming messages, to which notification responses
should be sent.
6.
Click Apply.
7.
Return to the Service Components page, and verify that the status of the Workflow
Notification Mailer service component is now Running.
Note: For more information, see: Notification Mailers in Oracle Workflow
Administrator's Guide.
Set Up and Implement Discoverer End User Layer (EUL)
To set up and implement the Discoverer End User Layer, follow the instructions
documented in My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 373634.1, Using Discoverer
10.1.2 with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 or My Oracle Support Knowledge
Document 1380591.1, Using Discoverer 11.1.1 with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.
Set Up Demand Planning
To set up and begin using Demand Planning, you must perform the implementation
tasks outlined in the Oracle Demand Planning Installation and Configuration Guide.
Convert to a Public Sector, Education, or Not-for-Profit System
Rapid Install sets up products for commercial or for-profit use.
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To convert your system to use public sector, education, or not-for-profit products after
the installation is complete, use License Manager to register public sector or
not-for-profit products. See Oracle E-Business Suite Maintenance Guide for information on
registering products.
Convert Database to Multiple Organizations
The Rapid Install Vision Demo database is enabled for Multiple Organizations.
However, the production and test databases are not. If you want the Multiple
Organizations architecture in the production or test environments, refer to the
instructions for converting to Multiple Organizations in Oracle E-Business Suite
Maintenance Procedures.
Note: For more information, see Multiple Organization Architecture in
Oracle E-Business Suite Concepts.
Back Up Oracle E-Business Suite
After installation is complete, your operating system administrator should back up the
Oracle E-Business Suite application tier product files, including the technology stack
components. Your database administrator should back up the Oracle E-Business Suite
database components.
Subsequently, you should establish a backup policy that meets your organization's
needs, balancing the overhead of carrying out the chosen backup type and frequency
against the need to be able to recover from a variety of types of system failure. The
resulting backup and recovery procedures should be verified, then periodically tested
to ensure continued applicability.
Finishing Tasks 5-13
A
Configuration Details
This appendix contains details of the fields in the various screens of the Rapid Install
wizard. It pays special attention to the configuration values that are not visible in the
sample screen shots, and also discusses additional system requirements.
This appendix covers the following topics:
•
Rapid Install Configuration Parameters
•
Requirements for a New Production Database
•
Vision Demonstration Database Requirements
Rapid Install Configuration Parameters
This section lists and defines configuration parameters on the Database Install
Information screen, the node-specific configuration information screens, and the Global
Settings screen in the Rapid Install wizard. Rapid Install uses these values during an
installation or upgrade to set up and configure your system.
Note: See Applications File System in Oracle E-Business Suite Concepts
for more information about the directories and subdirectories discussed
in this section.
Database Parameters
This section lists and describes the values you enter on the database install information
screen in the Rapid Install wizard. Rapid Install uses this information to set up the
top-level directory and the subdirectories on the database node.
Configuration Details A-1
Database Install Information
Input Field Name
Definition
Database OS User (UNIX)
The operating system user that owns the Oracle technology
stack (including the database).
Database OS Group (UNIX)
The Oracle OS user must belong to this group.
Base Install directory
The top-level directory that Rapid Install uses to install the
RDBMS. All subdirectories (mount points) associated with
the RDBMS are derived from this directory.
Oracle Home
The location of the 11gR2 database Oracle Home, which
contains files for running and maintaining the RDBMS.
Data Top (SYS)
Derived from the Base Install directory, this is the mount
point for all database system files.
Data Top (LOG)
Derived from the Base Install directory, this is the mount
point for all database log files.
Data Top (TXN)
Derived from the Base Install directory, this is the mount
point for all transaction data and index files.
Data Top (ARCHIVE)
Derived from the Base Install directory, this is the mount
point for all archive, media, advanced queue, summary,
and undo files.
Note: For more information, see Tablespace Management in Oracle
E-Business Suite Concepts.
Applications Node Parameters
This section lists and describes the fields on the Applications node screens in the Rapid
Install wizard. You enter configuration details for these nodes (one or more) on the
Primary Applications Node Configuration screen.
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Applications Node Install Information
Input Field Name
Definition
X Display (UNIX)
This display must always be accessible during
runtime. Set it to an active and authorized X
Windows display, pointing to a machine that is
always available to the instance.
UNIX Toolkit Directory (Windows)
Location of MKS tools. Used for relinking
executables and DLLs.
Visual Studio Directory (Windows)
Location of the Microsoft Visual C/C++
executables and DLLs. Used for linking
executables or DLLs.
Apps OS User (UNIX)
The operating system user that owns the Oracle
E-Business Suite file system and Applications
node technology stack.
Apps OS Group (UNIX)
The group to which the Apps OS User belongs.
Base Install directory
The top-level directory that Rapid Install uses to
install the Applications node technology stack .
All subdirectory names are derived from this
directory.
Instance directory
The top-level directory for an Oracle E-Business
Suite instance. This directory is referred to as the
Instance Home, and denoted by the environment
variable $INST_TOP.
Configuration Details A-3
Input Field Name
Definition
COMMON_TOP
Holds directories for files used across products
or in conjunction with third-party products,
including:
•
admin - Contains several subdirectories
used for concurrent manager log and out
directories, scripts used during installation,
and scripts used for daily maintenance of the
instance.
•
html - Contains files used by html-based
products such as JSP files, java scripts, xml
files, and style sheets.
•
java - Location of all JAR files. Also holds
third-party Java files and other zip files.
•
temp - Used for caching by certain processes
such as Oracle Reports.
Tools ORACLE_HOME
The OracleAS 10.1.2.3 ORACLE_HOME
directory, used for the Developer 10g products
(Forms and Reports).
Web ORACLE_HOME
The Oracle Fusion Middleware ORACLE_HOME
directory, used for the Oracle HTTP Server.
Temp Directory
Contains temporary files. This directory is not
used during installation.
Global System Settings
This section lists and describes the fields on the Global Settings screen in the Rapid
Install wizard. Rapid Install uses them to identify the fully qualified domain name, and
derive port settings that your system will use to connect all services and listeners.
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Global Settings Information
Input Field Name
Definition
Domain Name
A valid domain name used when configuring Oracle E-Business
Suite for the network. This value, when combined with a host
(machine) name, must produce a fully qualified domain name
(FQDN). For example, a host name of apps1 and domain name
of company.com make up an FQDN of apps1.company.com
Port Pool
A list of increment settings that you can choose to make the
preset port numbers unique. For example, choosing 3 from the
list changes port 1521 to 1524.
Database Port
Net Services Listener port that receives requests from the
various servers for processing in the Oracle Database.
Log Files
Rapid Install saves the log files associated with the installation or upgrade. Named
<timestamp>.log, they are located as follows.
Database tier log files
<APPS_BASE>/db/tech_st/11.2.0/appsutil/log/<CONTEXT_
NAME>
Applications tier log files
<APPS_BASE>/fs1/inst/apps/<CONTEXT_NAME>/logs.
For example,
/u01/R122_EBS/fs1/inst/apps/<CONTEXT_NAME>/appl/ad
min/logs.
Requirements for a New Production Database
In Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.0, the fresh database installed by Rapid Install is
Oracle 11gR2 (11.2.0). It can be used for any purpose, such as a production system or a
test system. It is minimally sized, with 100% sizing factor. The default character set is
US7ASCII, and the default database block size is 8192 bytes.
Important: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.0 requires a database
block size of 8K. No other size may be used.
The initialization file for the database is located in the $ORACLE_HOME/dbs directory,
and is called init<SID>.ora.
In Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.0, all base products are fully installed. However,
Configuration Details A-5
only basic technology products are automatically registered as being licensed and
active. You register all the products in your Oracle licensing agreement using the Rapid
Install wizard. During the process of entering initial configuration values on the wizard
screens, you can change the character set, and Rapid Install will convert your database
accordingly.
The database utilizes the Oracle Applications Tablespace Model (OATM). This
streamlined model consists of locally managed tablespaces based on the objects'
input/output characteristics. OATM also provides support for implementing Oracle
Real Application Clusters on Linux.
Note: For further details of OATM, see Oracle E-Business Suite Setup
Guide.
The tablespace sizes shown below are approximate, and may vary from platform to
platform.
Production Database Tablespace Sizes
Tablespace
Description
Size (MB)
APPS_TS_ARCHIVE
Tables that contain archived
purge-related data
866
APPS_TS_INTERFACE
Interface and temporary data and
indexes
1041
APPS_TS_MEDIA
Multimedia objects, such as text, video,
sound, graphics, and spatial data
1551
APPS_TS_NOLOGGING
Materialized views not used for
summary management and temporary
objects
64
APPS_TS_QUEUES
Advanced Queuing and dependent
tables and indexes
1000
APPS_TS_SEED
Reference and setup data and indexes
3118
APPS_TS_SUMMARY
Summary management objects, such as
materialized views, fact tables, and
other objects that record summary
information
1146
APPS_TS_TOOLS
Tools tablespace
500
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Tablespace
Description
Size (MB)
APPS_TS_TX_DATA
Tables that contain transactional data
6667
APPS_TS_TX_IDX
Indexes on transaction tables
9113
APPS_UNDOTS1
Automatic Undo Management (AUM)
tablespace. UNDO segments are same
as ROLLBACK segments when AUM is
enabled
1752
CTXD
Oracle interMedia
21
ODM
Oracle Data Mining
12
OLAP
OLAP
17
OWAPUB
Oracle Application Server
10
PORTAL
Oracle Portal
100
SYSAUX
Stores auxiliary database metadata
related to Oracle options and features
573
SYSTEM
System tablespace used by the Oracle
database
13465
TEMP
Temporary tablespace
2124
Note: The above list of tablespaces is not exhaustive.
Vision Demonstration Database Requirements
The Vision Demo database provides a sample set of transaction data for a fictitious
company (Vision Corporation). It uses most Oracle E-Business Suite products and is
configured for multi-node systems. It is installed with the AL32UTF8 (universal)
character set to maximize the number of supported languages.
The database initialization file is located in the $ORACLE_HOME/dbs directory, and is
called init<SID>.ora.
Configuration Details A-7
Note: The sizes shown in the table are approximate, and may vary from
platform to platform.
Vision Demo Database Tablespace Sizes
Tablespace
Description
Size (MB)
APPS_TS_ARCHIVE
Tables that contain archived
purge-related data
478
APPS_TS_INTERFACE
Interface and temporary data and
indexes
1641
APPS_TS_MEDIA
Multimedia objects, such as text, video,
sound, graphics, and spatial data
5124
APPS_TS_NOLOGGING
Materialized views not used for
summary management and temporary
objects
725
APPS_TS_QUEUES
Advanced Queuing and dependent
tables and indexes
2200
APPS_TS_SEED
Reference and setup data and indexes
2850
APPS_TS_SUMMARY
Summary management objects, such as
materialized views, fact tables, and
other objects that record summary
information
13324
APPS_TS_TX_DATA
Tables that contain transactional data.
53500
APPS_TS_TX_IDX
Indexes on transaction tables
41024
APPS_UNDOTS1
Automatic Undo Management (AUM)
tablespace. UNDO segments are
identical to ROLLBACK segments when
AUM is enabled
5188
CTXSYS
Oracle interMedia
2
ODM_DATA
Oracle Data Mining
30
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Tablespace
Description
Size (MB)
SYSTEM
System tablespace used by the Oracle
database
20500
TEMP
Temporary tablespace
2124
The Vision Demo database uses the Multiple Organizations feature. The following table
shows the operating units in the database. Responsibilities connect to one of these
operating units.
Vision Demo Database Operating Units
Operating Unit
Username/Password
Vision Operations
APPS/APPS
Vision Corporation
APPS/APPS
Vision Industries
APPS/APPS
Vision Services
APPS/APPS
Vision Project Manufacturing
APPS/APPS
Vision ADB
APPS/APPS
Note: There are several schemas in the Vision Demo database for other
accounts, which are used to demonstrate Oracle E-Business Suite
integration with other products. These schemas are not documented
here.
Many Oracle E-Business Suite users are predefined in the Vision Demo database. The
following username/password pairs have System Administrator responsibility:
•
SYSADMIN/sysadmin
•
MFG/welcome
•
OPERATIONS/welcome
•
SERVICES/welcome
Configuration Details A-9
•
MRC/welcome
•
HRMS/welcome
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Index
Symbols
64-bit Java, 1-14
A
active flag
description of, 2-13
setting, 1-25
additional products
installing, 2-14
Advanced Edit screen
using, 2-7
AL32UTF8 character set
in Vision Demo, A-7
alias
startup option for, 1-24
APPL_TOP
character set, 2-19
character set (upgrade), 4-15
Applications node
definition, 1-3
file system owner, 1-16
Applications tier
technology stack, 1-5
applmgr user
setting up, 1-16
Apps OS Group
definition of, A-3
Apps OS User
definition of, A-3
AutoConfig
about, 1-2
in an upgrade, 4-9
B
backup
system, 5-13
base directory
setting, 2-11
Base directory
definition, 4-16
base install directory
definition of, A-2
C
certification information
where to find, 1-5
character sets
compatible, 2-19, 4-15
express installation, 1-4
client software
configuring, 5-6
COMMON_TOP
definition of, A-4
Component Applications
license model, 2-14
Component Installation Review screen
using, 2-29
conf_<SID>.txt
configuration file, 1-2
Configuration Editor, 1-2
configuration file
purpose, 2-6
configuration parameters
list of, A-1
Index-1
context file
AutoConfig, 1-2
in an upgrade, 4-10
locating in an upgrade, 4-25
country-specific functionality
implementation steps, 5-6
selecting, 2-15
CPU
requirements, 1-7
D
database
character set, 2-19
character set (upgrade), 4-15
choosing for installation, 2-10
parameters, A-1
resizing, 5-8
Database
memory requirements, 1-8
database initialization file
location of, A-5
Database Install Information screen
using, 2-11
Database Name
choosing, 2-10
database node
file system owner, 1-16
Database Node Configuration screen
using, 2-9
using in an upgrade, 4-10
database OS Group
description of, 2-11
database OS User account
description of, 2-11
Database Port
definition of, A-5
database pre-install checks
validation, 2-27
database tier
technology stack, 1-5
Data Top (ARCHIVE)
definition of, A-2
Data Top (LOG)
definition of, A-2
Data Top (SYS)
definition of, A-2
Index-2
Data Top (TXN)
definition of, A-2
default territory
choosing, 2-19
choosing in an upgrade, 4-15
Demand Planning
setting up, 5-12
distributed install
defined, 1-2
use of configuration file in, 2-6
Domain Name
definition of, A-5
Domain user
in Windows installations, 1-17
E
E-Business Suite
license model, 2-13
E-Business Suite Home Page, 5-2
End User Layer
implementing, 5-12
Express Configuration Information screen
using, 2-35
Express install
definition, 1-2
express installation
description of, 2-4
setting up, 2-32
Express installation
description of, 1-4, 4-6
F
file space
validation, 2-28
file system
creating for upgrade, 4-9
file systems
validation, 2-28
Finish screen
using, 2-32
forms applet
using, 5-6
fresh database
description of, 1-3, 2-10
details, A-5
G
Global Settings screen
using, 4-18
global system settings
list of, A-4
Global System Settings
using, 2-7
Global System Settings screen
using, 4-10
GUEST group
for Windows login accounts, 1-17
H
host/domain
validation, 2-28
I
IANA
character set, 2-19
character set (upgrade), 4-15
init<SID>.ora database initialization file
default settings, 5-6
initialization parameters
about, 5-6
installation operation
choosing, 2-3
Instance directory, 4-16
Internationalization Settings screen
using in an upgrade, 4-13
J
Java Runtime Engine, 5-6
JRE
See Java Runtime Engine
JVM, 1-14
L
languages
installing, 2-17
software translations for, 5-8
supported, 5-9
License Manager
using, 2-15
license type
selecting, 2-12
licensing agreements
setting up, 2-12
Licensing Page
using for Component Applications, 2-14
using for Oracle E-Business Suite, 2-13
Load Configuration screen
using, 2-5
local user
in Windows installations, 1-17
log directory
updating for PL/SQL, 5-6
log files
Applications tier, A-5
database tier, A-5
disk space, 1-10
location of, A-5
purging, 1-10
M
Memory requirement for Oracle E-Business
Suite, 1-8
mid tiers connectivity
validation, 2-28
MKS Directory
definition of, A-3
mount points
Applications tier, 4-15
database tier, 2-11
description of, 1-25
express installation, 2-4, 2-32, 4-6
Express installation, 2-35
in Express installation, 1-4
MSDEV Directory
definition of, A-3
Multiple Organizations
converting database to, 5-13
in Vision Demo, A-9
multi-user installations
creating accounts for, 1-16
N
new installation
description of, 2-3, 4-6
new Standard installation
description of, 1-3
Index-3
NLS
settings, 1-26, 2-19
supported languages, 5-9
node-specific parameters screen
in an upgrade, 4-15
O
OCM
See Oracle Configuration Manager
operating system accounts
creating, 1-16
Oracle Configuration Manager, 4-7
Oracle E-Business Suite Login page
using, 5-1
Oracle Home
definition of, A-2
oracle user
setting up, 1-16
oraInst.loc
global inventory location file, 1-23
oraInventory.loc file
global inventory file, 1-23
OS user and group
validation, 2-28
other files
disk space, 1-10
out directory
updating for PL/SQL, 5-6
output files
disk space, 1-10
purging, 1-10
P
password
for system upgrade, 4-27
passwords
changing upgrade defaults, 4-13
for system upgrade, 4-12
in Vision Demo, A-9
patches
disk space, 1-10
port availability
validation, 2-27
port pool
defined, 1-26
specifying, 2-7
Index-4
Port Pool
definition of, A-5
port pool set
default value, 2-8
ports
setting increments for, 2-8
port uniqueness
validation, 2-28
Port Values screen
using, 2-7
Post-install Checks screen
using in an upgrade, 4-22
Pre-install Checks screen
using, 2-36
using in an upgrade, 4-19
printers
enabling for Windows, 5-7
setting up, 5-7
product family release update pack
installing, 1-1
products
registering, 1-25, 2-12
shared and dependent, 2-13
progress bars
description of, 2-31, 4-22
Public Sector, Education, or Non-Profit
converting to, 5-12
R
release update pack
installing, 1release update packinstalling, 1-1
Review Application User Information screen
using, 4-12
S
Select Country-specific Functionalities screen
using, 2-16
Select Upgrade Action screen
using, 4-8
Select Wizard Operation screen
using, 2-3, 2-33, 4-5
using in an upgrade, 4-25
SID
database name, 2-10
single-user installations
creating accounts for, 1-16
software requirements
all platforms, 1-5
stage area, 1-17
directory structure, 1-21
validation, 2-28
Standard install
definition, 1-2
startup options
specialized, 1-24
Suite Selection screen
using, 2-12
SYS account password
default, 5-4
SYSTEM account password
default, 5-4
system administration tasks
where to look, 5-8
System Check Status screen
using, 2-27
system utilities
validation, 2-28
T
tablespace models
about, A-6
technology stack
required components, 1-5
reviewing components, 2-2, 4-5
temporary directories
disk space, 1-10
temporary files
disk space, 1-10
temporary space
required for installation, 1-10
top-level directory
Applications node, 2-20
database, 2-11
description of, 1-25
RDBMS, 4-15
Translation Synchronization Patch Utility, 5-9
choosing, 2-3, 4-5
upgrades
configuring servers, 4-9
configuring services, 4-24
Database Oracle Home in, 4-5
user accounts
for Windows installations, 1-17
utl_file_dir parameter, 5-6
V
Vision Demo
predefined users, A-9
Vision Demo database
character set in, 2-19
description of, 1-3, 2-10, A-7
NLS settings in, 2-19
passwords, A-9
using Multiple Organizations, A-9
W
Welcome screen
using, 2-2, 4-4
wizard
buttons and keys, 1-30
description, 1-1
help, 1-30
input fields, 1-30
navigating in, 1-30
Workflow Notification Mailer
configuring, 5-12
X
X Display
definition of, A-3
U
upgraded installation
description of, 2-4, 4-7
upgrade operations
Index-5

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