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oracle-validated

The oracle-validated RPM is designed to simply installation or Oracle libraries and modifing /etc/sysctl.conf and /etc/security/limits.conf

rpm -ql oracle-validated
/etc/rc.d/init.d/oraclevalidated
/etc/sysconfig/oracle-validated/oracle-validated-verify
/etc/sysconfig/oracle-validated/oracle-validated.params
/usr/bin/oracle-validated-verify

When you install the oracle-validated RPM using up2date and ULN, it will automatically install all packages required by the Oracle database installer.


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[Jun 28, 2011] Revisiting the oracle-validated RPM (Sergio's Blog)

Aug 27, 2008
I'm still not over the fact that all my blog post from the previous incarnation of this blog are gone. It makes me upset just writing about it. Luckily, I was able to use the Wayback Machine to recover some of the content. Today I'd like to revisit an old blog post about the oracle-validated RPM.

Last week I was in Japan meeting with customers and partners when the topic of installing Oracle Database on Oracle Enterprise Linux came up. I was asked how we can make it easier to resolve the prerequisites for installing Oracle Database on Linux. This customer was not aware of the oracle-validated RPM, so I figured it's worth covering this useful tool again.

When you install the oracle-validated RPM using up2date and ULN, it will automatically install all packages required by the Oracle database installer.

[root@localhost ~]# up2date --install oracle-validated

Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: el4_i386_addons...

Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: el4_i386_oracle...

Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: el4_i386_latest...

Fetching rpm headers...

Oracle Validated Setup on OEL 5 Update 4 " Core Content Only

March 30, 2010 Jason Stortz

For those of you that have ever tried to setup an Oracle Database on Linux you know there are a variety of steps to take on your fresh box before you can actually begin the installation process. You will need to install serveral binaries and those will perhaps have several depedencies. After that you will need to create an "oracle" user. And the list goes on. If you have a support subscription with a valid Customer Support Identifeir (CSI) this whole process gets MUCH easier.

My Unbreakable Linux Network support subscription and accompanying CSI allow for the use of the "up2date" command. This will update the binary I ask for as well as deduce, install and/or update any dependencies. Technically, I can accomplish the same tasks without the subscrption. This would require that I look up (and not miss) binary depedencies while also having the time to manually hunt down, download and install the binaries by hand. Or I can just use the up2date command!

Having just installed OEL5.4 and registered the box with the Unbreakable Linux Network I can use the up2date command along with the parameter "oracle-validated". Running this command will update all the necessary binaries in prepartion for installing Oracle Database. It will resolve and install or update all related dependencies of those binaries. It will aso create the OS user oracle along with the oinstall and dba OS groups. Let's try it out here:

Reference

root@lusytp08: # ll
total 48
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 Jun 28 17:36 ./
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root  4096 Jun 28 17:36 ../
-rw-r--r--  1 root root    23 Jun 28 17:36 oracle-validated.conf
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  5306 Apr 13 12:04 oracle-validated.params
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 27328 Apr 13 12:04 oracle-validated-verify*
---: /etc/sysconfig/oracle-validated
[0]root@lusytp08: # vi oracle-validated.conf
---: /etc/sysconfig/oracle-validated
[0]root@lusytp08: # oracle-validated
bash: oracle-validated: command not found
---: /etc/sysconfig/oracle-validated
[127] root@lusytp08: # ./oracle-validated-verify
---: /etc/sysconfig/oracle-validated
[0]root@lusytp08: # ll
total 48
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 Jun 28 17:37 ./
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root  4096 Jun 28 17:36 ../
-rw-r--r--  1 root root    23 Jun 28 17:37 oracle-validated.conf
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  5306 Apr 13 12:04 oracle-validated.params
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 27328 Apr 13 12:04 oracle-validated-verify*
---: /etc/sysconfig/oracle-validated
[0]root@lusytp08: # vi oracle-validated-verify
---: /etc/sysconfig/oracle-validated
[0]root@lusytp08: # cd /var/log
---: /var/log
[0]root@lusytp08: # ls
acpid            boot.log        dmesg    mail              pm       samba             tallylog    yum.log
anaconda.log     brcm-iscsi.log  faillog  maillog           ppp      scrollkeeper.log  up2date
anaconda.syslog  btmp            gdm      mcelog            prelink  secure            vbox
anaconda.xlog    cron            iptraf   messages          rpmpkgs  setroubleshoot    wtmp
audit            cups            lastlog  oracle-validated  sa       spooler           Xorg.0.log
---: /var/log
[0]root@lusytp08: # cd oracle-validated-verify
bash: cd: oracle-validated-verify: No such file or directory
---: /var/log
[1] root@lusytp08: # ls
acpid            boot.log        dmesg    mail              pm       samba             tallylog    yum.log
anaconda.log     brcm-iscsi.log  faillog  maillog           ppp      scrollkeeper.log  up2date
anaconda.syslog  btmp            gdm      mcelog            prelink  secure            vbox
anaconda.xlog    cron            iptraf   messages          rpmpkgs  setroubleshoot    wtmp
audit            cups            lastlog  oracle-validated  sa       spooler           Xorg.0.log
---: /var/log
[0]root@lusytp08: # cd oracle-validated
---: /var/log/oracle-validated
[0]root@lusytp08: # ls
backup  results
---: /var/log/oracle-validated
[0]root@lusytp08: # ll
total 16
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root 4096 Jun 28 12:48 ./
drwxr-xr-x 15 root root 4096 Jun 28 15:43 ../
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root 4096 Jun 28 17:37 backup/
drwx------  2 root root 4096 Jun 28 17:37 results/
---: /var/log/oracle-validated
[0]root@lusytp08: # cd r*
---: /var/log/oracle-validated/results
[0]root@lusytp08: # ls
orakernel.log
---: /var/log/oracle-validated/results
[0]root@lusytp08: # ll
total 12
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Jun 28 17:37 ./
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Jun 28 12:48 ../
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2139 Jun 28 17:37 orakernel.log
---: /var/log/oracle-validated/results
[0]root@lusytp08: # cat orakernel.log
Adding group oinstall with gid 685037
groupadd: group oinstall exists
Adding group dba
groupadd: group dba exists
Adding user oracle with user id 685036, initial login group oinstall, supplementary group dba and  home directory /home/oracle
User oracle is already present
uid=5001(oracle) gid=5000(dba) groups=5000(dba)
Creating oracle user passed

Verifying  kernel parameters as per Oracle recommendations...
fs.file-max             6815744
kernel.msgmni           2878
kernel.msgmax           8192
kernel.msgmnb           65536
kernel.sem              250 32000 100 142
kernel.shmmni           4096
kernel.shmall           1073741824
kernel.shmmax           4398046511104
kernel.sysrq            1
net.core.rmem_default           262144
net.core.rmem_max               4194304
net.core.wmem_default           262144
net.core.wmem_max               1048576
fs.aio-max-nr           3145728
net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range            9000 65500
vm.min_free_kbytes              51200
Setting kernel parameters as per oracle recommendations...
Altered file /etc/sysctl.conf
Original file backed up at /etc/sysctl.conf.orabackup
Verifying & setting of kernel parameters passed

Verifying oracle user OS limits as per Oracle recommendations...
oracle  soft    nofile          131072
oracle  hard    nofile          131072
oracle  soft    nproc           131072
oracle  hard    nproc           131072
oracle  soft    core            unlimited
oracle  hard    core            unlimited
oracle  soft    memlock         50000000
oracle  hard    memlock         50000000
Setting oracle user OS limits as per Oracle recommendations...
Altered file /etc/security/limits.conf
Original file backed up at /etc/security/limits.conf.orabackup
Verifying & setting of user limits passed

Verifying kernel boot parameters as per Oracle recommendations...
numa=off already present

numa=off already present

numa=off already present

Setting kernel boot parameters as per Oracle recommendations...
Boot parameters will be effected on next reboot
Altered file /boot/grub/grub.conf
Original file backed up at /boot/grub/grub.conf.orabackup
Verifying & setting of boot parameters passed

Verifying module parameters as per Oracle recommendations...
No settings to be modified
Verifying & setting of module parameters passed

Taking a backup of old config files under /var/log/oracle-validated/backup/Jun-28-2011-17-37-49
---: /var/log/oracle-validated/results
[0]root@lusytp08: #
---: /var/log/oracle-validated/results
[0]root@lusytp08: # ls
orakernel.log
---: /var/log/oracle-validated/results
[0]root@lusytp08: # ll
total 12
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Jun 28 17:37 ./
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Jun 28 12:48 ../
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2139 Jun 28 17:37 orakernel.log
---: /var/log/oracle-validated/results
[0]root@lusytp08: # cd



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