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Setting up environment for Oracle - Apps 11i Installations.

Shabaz
Advisor

Setting up environment for Oracle - Apps 11i Installations.

Hi Friends,
I got a new Hp-Ux box, I need to setup environment for installing oracle-Apps11i, from the scratch.

I'have to start with, creating lvm groups, dir structure, changing kernel parameters etc.
Should I use SAM or command-line?

Please suggest/guide me.
Thanks

Regards
Shah
"Knowledge is the most precious gift to man kind, by the CREATOR"
11 REPLIES
Emiel van Grinsven
Valued Contributor

Re: Setting up environment for Oracle - Apps 11i Installations.

Hi,

I would use SAM for creating the right kernel, the rest you can do from command line. The kernel is always tricky stuff, let sam figure out the dependecies etcetera.

Good luck, E.
Shabaz
Advisor

Re: Setting up environment for Oracle - Apps 11i Installations.

Thanks Emiel,
How should I create the lvm, now only one volume group is there vg00. There are 8 disks.

Finally I need to create one mountpoint for /cddump and for /u01, /u02, /u03, /u04

Fist do I need to create vg01 or, how, I am new to unix, pls help me to setup this.

Thanks
Regards
Syed
"Knowledge is the most precious gift to man kind, by the CREATOR"
Shabaz
Advisor

Re: Setting up environment for Oracle - Apps 11i Installations.

Thanks Emiel,
How should I create the lvm, now only one volume group is there vg00. There are 8 disks.

Finally I need to create one mountpoint for /cddump and for /u01, /u02, /u03, /u04

Fist do I need to create vg01 or, how, I am new to unix, pls help me to setup this.

Thanks
Regards
Shah
"Knowledge is the most precious gift to man kind, by the CREATOR"
Emiel van Grinsven
Valued Contributor

Re: Setting up environment for Oracle - Apps 11i Installations.

Hi Shabaz,

Good to have you aboard!

if you'r completely new at unix you can use SAM to create new vg's and lvol (volumegroups and logical volume's)
It's not as difficult as it seems, just go to root account.
#> unset DISPLAY (I don't like the x version of SAM)
#> sam

Disks and File Systems -->

Disk devices : here select the disk you want to use for the first vg (vg01) then punch [tab] button to get in to the commands, go to Actions --> add --> using the LVM manager.

the rest should be easy.

try to determine before you start how much space you need, alsways leave a bit for later extending. If you need more help, just tell.

good luck, E.
T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: Setting up environment for Oracle - Apps 11i Installations.

Hello,
You can use the SAM utility for that.
open volume groups,create a new volume group with the no. of disks put in.

After creating the volume groups,go into logical volumes and create logical volumes of required size.
After creating the logical volumes mount them with the mount points you require.

You can use GUI of SAM which is quite good.
If you do not have the graphical supported terminal on the server then
you can download xmanager(Using this tool you can have a unix look and feel on your PC) from the web intsll it on a PC and click on the xmaanager then connect to the CDE session of the server.

For downloading xmanager type 'xmanager downloads' in google.com.
Victor_5
Trusted Contributor

Re: Setting up environment for Oracle - Apps 11i Installations.

Actually, you almost can do everything in SAM, when you set up kernel, SAM is better. I perfer do others through command lines, i.e. LVM setup, create file systems, create user/groups, set up permission, mount file systems, etc.

Shabaz
Advisor

Re: Setting up environment for Oracle - Apps 11i Installations.

Hi,
Thanks lot, everybody.
infact this is the first time I am doing at unix-level (creating lvm etc).
I have few Q to clarify.

-- Can I create separate volume group for each dist (vg01, vg02, ...) or ?

-- I am bit confused about volumne groupe, logical volume and mount points.

Please, I need some more info.

Thanks

Regards
Shah
"Knowledge is the most precious gift to man kind, by the CREATOR"
Victor BERRIDGE
Honored Contributor

Re: Setting up environment for Oracle - Apps 11i Installations.

HI,
The idea behind the LVM is to virtualize the disk space, so you would add disks in a volume group to make a massive virtual disk that you would after "partition" in logical volumes, this allows you to physically have a file system spread over more than on disk...
Have a look at:http://docs.hp.com/
and use the search for HPUX documentation!

Good luck
Victor
Victor BERRIDGE
Honored Contributor

Re: Setting up environment for Oracle - Apps 11i Installations.

Hi again
Here are values used on a box with 3-4 OAS running, (for your info they are in 3 separate volume groups)
STRMSGSZ 65535
alwaysdump 0
dbc_max_pct 8
dbc_min_pct 3
dnlc_hash_locks 512
eqmemsize 30
max_thread_proc 280
maxdsiz 1342177280
maxdsiz_64bit 0X50000000
maxfiles 1024
maxfiles_lim 1300
maxssiz 0X4000000
maxssiz_64bit 0X4000000
maxswapchunks 4096
maxtsiz 1073741824
maxtsiz_64bit 0X40000000
maxuprc 200
maxusers 300
maxvgs 20
nfile 13000
nflocks 2200
ninode ((NPROC+128+MAXUSERS)+32+(3*NPTY))
npty 100
nstrpty 72
semmni 800
semmns 1500
shmmax 1073741824
shmmni 512
shmseg 200
swapmem_on 0

All the best
Victor
Victor BERRIDGE
Honored Contributor

Re: Setting up environment for Oracle - Apps 11i Installations.

Sorry ! sent to fast...
in the previous mail are the kernel configurable params for such config...
USE SAM to modify and generate a new kernel

Good luck
Victor
Victor BERRIDGE
Honored Contributor

Re: Setting up environment for Oracle - Apps 11i Installations.

Since you havent said how many instances you wre to install, I gave you the params I use for 3-4 instances, the default kernel params even if you choose RDBMS server as a start are low for oracle application server specially maxuprc maxdsiz maxfiles and somtimes nfile nproc.

All the best

Victor