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    Install Oracle Apps R12 on Linux VMWare
    Monday, March 05, 2007
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    As promised here comes Oracle Applications R12 Installation on Linux Virtual Machine installed on my Windows Vista (You can try on XP or 2000 as well).

    I purchased 500 GB USB hard disk from Amazon Western Digital 500GB "My Book" Premium 1C External Hard Drive USB2.0/Firewire - Retail kit and attached with my laptop for staging and installing Oracle Apps R12 .

    Create an Staging Area

    This step is not required but if you wish to install

    Oracle Apps R12 for more than once its better to stage R12 software disk. This will also be helpful as you won't have to insert CD's manually during installation. Follow Page 29 or 1-13 of Oracle R12 Installation Guide to Create Staging Area.

    Here is steps for creating staging on Linux
    1. Verify you have perl version 5.0053 and higher (perl -v)
    2. Run from $StartHereCD/Disk1/rapidwiz/ (perl /../../.../
    If you have downloaded Disks from edelivery this script is under zip file on Start Here Disk

    For New Oracle Apps R12 Installation there are two options - Express Install & Standard Install (Express - Not much options available & it will do single user single node Install). Choose Standard Install for your customized configuration.
    If you have selected Express Install you can't install it from root account , you have to use any other operating system account like oracle

    Start Oracle Apps R12 Installation
    To start Installation execute rapidwiz from startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz/ either from disk or from staging area if you have created one.

    On Next two screen you have to accept license agreement & enter CSI number(type anything) and accept agreement.

    In this screen you have option to select new configuration or an existing configuration (If this is a reinstall or from another instance or second node)

    You have to select port pool , if this is first install on this machine then select any port pool else make sure ports are not conflicting with any other software. For me 3 is lucky number so I just picked it ;-) and Installation was successful for me)

    In this screen enter database related configuration. I had to create base directory manually as it was erroring out for me.

    Make sure users & groups you mention in this screen are already created on linux machine which you install (on VMWare).

    Enter Application Tier Configuration on this screen . Notice Instance Directory which is new in Oracle Applications R12 which I am going to cover in future.

    This screen will show you node information (Database Tier & Application Tier)

    On clicking next , all prereq checks are made related to port availability, Host & domain name checks, file space .....

    Fix related issues if any check fails .

    This completes your setup task for installation & installer will prompt you to confirm Oracle Applications R12 Installation.

    If you hit any issues during installation please raise them in forum at and Apps DBA Guru's will be there to assist you.


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    posted by Atul Kumar @ 8:44 PM  
    • At 4:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Extremely good, thanks Atul.

      Just to share with you, this is my check list to become an Apps DBA.

      Day-to-Day Activities
      Apps Architect
      Pre and Post Requisites for Installation
      Request Flow Charts
      Web Server
      AD Utilities
      Concurrent Manager
      Health Check
      Tunning Application
      Troubleshooting Scenario's
      Miscellenous topics
       - Load Balance
      - Autoconfig
      - Shared and Stage Appl_Top
      - Application Server iAS
      - Form and Report Generatation
      - Jinitiator
      - JVM
      System Administration Jobs

      Does this suffice and my approach.?

      Would you like to add something here, if yes, then please do.



    • At 7:12 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Very good , this covers almost all components :)

    • At 12:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Thanks, Atul.

      By the way, my name is Kamal Kant and am Practice Head for a Finance Company in India.

      I was feeling like to upgrade my skill as I am in Core Oracle DBA job for the last almost 10 years.

      So I am very keen to learn Oracle Apps.

      I am taking your site as a master site from where I am following every step.

      I will keep you bothering with my findings and questions. :-)


      Kamal Kant (KK)
      Practice Head
      Database Management Group

    • At 7:41 PM, Blogger senthil said…

      Hi Atal,

      Your information is really usefull for me many times.

      Could you please help for the following things:

      1. I installed vmware server
      2. Create virutal Machine
      3. Installed Red hat linux

      Now I want to install oracle 11i apps from CD.

      I logged in as root and run the
      {root@localhost rapidwiz}#rapidwiz

      but an error occur:
      [root@localhost Disk1]# ./rapidwiz/rapidwiz

      Rapid Install Wizard is validating your file system......

      Rapid Install found an already existing /tmp/RapidInstall directory.Please make sure that no other instance of Rapid Install is running
      or that the previous Rapid Install session completed. If the area
      in /tmp/RapidInstall is no longer being used, it must be completely
      removed before starting up a new Rapid Install session.

      [root@localhost Disk1]#

      SO, ACCORDING TO THE ABOVE ERROR I TRIED TO DELETE THE RapidInstall folder under /tmp/ But its not deleted.

      [root@localhost tmp]# ls
      gconfd-root mapping-root orbit-senthil xses-root.yzWetO
      gconfd-senthil mapping-senthil RapidInstall
      keyring-9zIFeQ orbit-root ssh-BcIMz23870
      [root@localhost tmp]# rm -r RapidInstall
      rm: descend into directory `RapidInstall'? y
      rm: descend into directory `RapidInstall/jlib'? y
      rm: descend into directory `RapidInstall/jlib/java'? y
      rm: descend into directory `RapidInstall/jlib/java/oracle'?

      Please let help me is there any prerequiste like JDK and any other linux related tools?

    • At 8:04 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      To delete recursive with force option use

      rm -rf RapidInstall

      On Linux If this is R12 you need not to install anything but if this is 11i as per install doc you need to first install JDK .

      Install JDK 1.3.1 or 1.4.2 on linux any then run installer once again .


    • At 8:33 AM, Blogger kapil said…

      hey Atul,

      nice to see your efforts!!!

      i have installed a r12 on linux on my sandbox environment. it was working fine. i was able to run concurrent programs etc. now suddenly when i put the URL on my browser i.e.

      i don't receive a login screen.

      the browser shows the status of done at the left bottom corner, but the login screen is not coming up.

      i saw the Apache logs but there were none created there.

      could you please suggest where could exactly be the problem


    • At 8:34 AM, Blogger kapil said…


    • At 8:42 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Kapil is web server Up ?

      Restart services & check for

      netstat -an | grep [web_port]

      to see if web server is listning on that port

    • At 8:43 AM, Blogger kapil said…

      hey atul,

      nice to c ur efforts!!

      i have installed r12 on my linux sandbox was working fine. i was able to run requests etc.
      but now when i put the login URL on my browser i.e.


      the browser shows the status at the left bottom corner as done, but the login screen doesn't comes up.

      i have checked the \Apache logs also but none was created.

      could you suggest where exactly could be the problem.


    • At 8:50 AM, Blogger kapil said…


      the services have been restarted and the webserver is up and listening to that port

      [oracle@uranus oracle]$ netstat -an|grep 8043
      tcp 0 0* LISTEN

    • At 9:14 AM, Blogger kapil said…


      the webserver is up..

      [oracle@uranus oracle]$ netstat -an|grep 8043
      tcp 0 0* LISTEN

      i have restarted the services.


    • At 9:56 AM, Blogger kapil said…


      netstat gives the following result which shows the webserver is up!!!(as far as i know)

      [oracle@uranus fnd]$ netstat -an|grep 8043
      tcp 0 0* LISTEN
      tcp 0 0 ESTABLISHED
      tcp 0 0 ESTABLISHED
      tcp 0 0 ESTABLISHED


    • At 9:20 AM, Blogger punnarao said…

      hi atul,

      i am net to oracle apps. in my system i installed oracle apps11i(VIS database) in vm ware image on linux.
      after completion of installation concerent managers are working fine. when i check concerment managers status using below command
      #ps -ef|grep FND|wc -l its showing 160+ value. when i restart my linux in vmware i started apps. after i checked using same command it's showing only 3. when i creat request it' not executing. it's showing no such managers are running it's showing. how to start all concerent manager in oracle apps.please help me. bacause i am facing this problem fast 15 days. i am waiting for u r reply.

    • At 9:27 AM, Blogger sree said…

      Hi atul

      iam sreekanth new to apps, iam actually trying to install oracle apps 11.5.10 on vmware server 1.0.2, ihave installed vmware server on Windows server machine and installed linux ES4. everything seems to work fine and iam able to start apps installation too, but after installation iam able to find only database ievision database is installed and the other components like visappl viscomm visora... have only few folders and the application is not getting installed totally apart from database, can you please suggest me what might be the problem, thanks in advance, regards sreekanth

    • At 7:10 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      What error message u r getting during installation ? did installation complete successfully ?
      Check install logs

    • At 9:51 AM, Blogger sree said…

      hi atul

      ihave checked install logs, its showing that theres an exception happened with sql , the exact error i have not copied , sry for that.. i have deleted the full oracle folder after that and the related orainventory folder which is in /etc.. inspite of several attempts its failing to install, i copied the full dump of oracle folder which i had taken backup before in my old server, and i setup the new server with the old servername and the sameip and started the services, its started working fine... ihave not even follwed the cloning process but everything is working fine.... but if i get the problem of installing next time iwill surely post the error log file, thanks atul



    • At 9:57 AM, Blogger sree said…

      hi atul

      actually during installation, at the stage 2 of 5 it shows creating database profiles and the installation ends abruptly and the installation window closes automatically, the log files shows there is an exception occured due to network failure and sql problems, iam not very sure of the error message as i have deleted the full folder of oracle, iwill try to post it if i get it next time, thanks for the help atul



    • At 1:49 AM, Blogger surya said…

      I have installed oracle Apps R12 with VMware and Linux as OS .My installation went successful.
      I have started the listener,Database and the Applications all these went fine and subsequent to this I tried loging on the applications screen but was not successful to this extent.I am struck at this point from past few days with out any possible solution.Please help me this

    • At 10:33 AM, Blogger Deyyam said…

      Hi All,
      I have installed R12 (12.0.4) on Oracle VM. My installation went successful.
      I have started the Listener, Database and the Applications. All these went fine and I am successfully entering applications Home Page. But I am not successful to open any form from here.


    • At 3:12 AM, Blogger Mamatha said…

      Hi Atul,

      I have installed Linux on VMware.I have copied all the R12 software in my external hard disk.How to mount/start the installation.Please assist me

    • At 10:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      I have the same question as Mamatha, I downloaded all the files form Oracle site for R12 on to external harddrive. I installed Linux on VM. what should I do next? Please advice.

    • At 11:22 PM, Blogger Kalpana said…

      I am trying to install Oracle on Linux. I downloaded all files on to external hard drive. how do I run rapidwiz?

    • At 3:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Hi Atul,
      I have bought a 320 GB external hdd. Will that be enough for R12 ?
      Please let us know the h/w and s/w configuration.

      Also can u outline the steps?


    • At 10:21 AM, Anonymous Gerard said…

      Hi Atul,

      Its always great going thru ur posts.

      I have installed EL 5 and started rapidwiz for R12, but the wizard screen to proceed does not appear

      Can u please advise


    • At 4:58 PM, Blogger Java_boy said…

      Hi, I am not a DBA and even dont intend to be, however, i want to install apps r12.1 on my laptop. I have 4 GB ram and 500 gb ext. hdd and windows 7 OS. I have installed vmware and Linux OEL ver 4 with kernel version 2.6.9- with 3GB Ram allocation. I run apps setup every thing goes fine, but post install checks return only DB, env file, dbc file successful and all other HTTP, JSP, Login page etc failed. I read few blogs and reduced SGA_Target from 1G to 500M, database can be started manually but still post install checks fail. What else do i need to do

    • At 5:06 PM, Blogger Java_boy said…

    • At 4:18 AM, Blogger Raja said…

      Hi Atul,
      I have installed R12.1.1 on VMware server successfully, NAT connect in VMware is working fine. I can connect to the server through IP using putty, but not with hostname.
      and hence I cannot be able to connect to server from Browser in windows using hostname.domainname:port/
      can you help me setting local DNS setup in VMware. so that I can access Application installed in VMware from Browser in windows?

      Thanks in Advance,
      Raja Sekhar Jakka
      Oracle Apps DBA

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