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Oracle SE (32 bit) on HP-UX 11.11 (64 bit)

Wendy Talmadge
Occasional Visitor

Oracle SE (32 bit) on HP-UX 11.11 (64 bit)

We are contemplating doing an install of Oracle SE (32 bit) on an HP-UX 11.11 (64 bit) OS. Has anyone ever done this? Does it work OK? Is there a 64 bit version of Oracle Standard Edition. (I know there is a 64 bit version of Enterprise Edition)
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle SE (32 bit) on HP-UX 11.11 (64 bit)

32-bit Oracle will run on a 64-bit OS.

I do not know if there is a 64-bit version of I have yet to find anything on Oracles web site.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Oracle SE (32 bit) on HP-UX 11.11 (64 bit)

We have installed the 64 bit version of Oracle on HP-UX 11.11

It works. There are problems converting a repository database if you use it.

Here are some prep steps.

1)Install the Latest HP patch bundle you are comfortable with.

2) Read this doc

It lists every java patch you should have prior to any oracle installation, especially oracle applicatoins. These should be installed prior to installing any oracle product.

3) Install java 1.2 or 1.3, depending on your needs. Either will work with oracle.

4)Run (attached) as your oracle user. This will help you with the kernel. Exceed minimun recommendations if you have any other databases running especially.

5) Visit and read this docuemnt. This specified additional patches you need in prior to your oracle installation.

If you don't have metalink access, I'll be happy to email you the text.

Guess what? It specified MORE patches that you need prior to installation.

6) Install oracle, after backing up anything else you care about.

When running 64 bit Oracle has been fabulous and reliable. I wish I hadn't had to develop this guide the hard way though.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
Rammig Claus
Frequent Advisor

Re: Oracle SE (32 bit) on HP-UX 11.11 (64 bit)

Hi Wendy,

take care if using more than one 32 bit application on an HPUX 64 bit operating system that each application has his own shared memory region.
You can make this with the setmemwindow command.

Best regards ...
No risc no fun
Christian Gebhardt
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle SE (32 bit) on HP-UX 11.11 (64 bit)


From Metalink:

General Notes For Oracle Server - Standard Edition On HP-UX PA-RISC:
O/S Information:
Standard Edition is only supported on machine types that have a maxmum of 4 CPU slots in the cabinet enclosure.
This platform ships the same code for HP 9000 Series HP-UX and Stratus Continuum/HP-UX.

Certify - Certification Matrix: Oracle Server - Standard Edition on HP-UX PA-RISC


Operating System: HP-UX PA-RISC Version 11i
Oracle Server - Standard Edition Version 8.1.7 (8i)
Status: Certified

Product Version Note:

Terminal Oracle8i release
To obtain Patch Sets from MetaLink, click the "Patches" button to the left.
Certification Note:

Existing patch sets: (without JDBC), (includes JAVAVM, Context and JDBC),,, **replaces**

32-bit/64-bit Information:
- All Server and O/S versions without 64-bit notations indicate 32-bit versions.
- The 32-bit O/S runs only programs that were compiled on a 32-bit O/S. This is called Binary Compatible.
- A 32-bit application will work on both a 32-bit and 64-bit O/S, whereas a 64-bit application will only work on a 64-bit O/S.
- Note, however, that relinking must occur on the O/S version that the application was compiled, as this affects patch sets.


Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle SE (32 bit) on HP-UX 11.11 (64 bit)

Hi, wendy

oracle 8.1.7 works very well on hp 11i 32 and 64 bits.
yes there is 64 bit version of oracle 8.1.7 standard edition.
never give up