How to Install Oracle Database 19c on Linux -RHEL 8.8 Step by Step?

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Oracle 19c Installation Prerequisites
Oracle 19c Software Installation

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Oracle 19c Installation Prerequisites

Prior to installing Oracle Database 19c, there are certain preinstallation steps that need to be performed. To accomplish this, follow these instructions and paste the provided command in your terminal to execute the preinstallation process.

Configure the host file

The server's fully qualified name should be included in the /etc/hosts file.
[root@dbdocs system-connections]# cat /etc/hosts   localhost localhost.localdomain localhost4 localhost4.localdomain4
::1         localhost localhost.localdomain localhost6 localhost6.localdomain6        dbdocs
[root@dbdocs system-connections]#
Ensure that the accurate hostname is set within the /etc/hostname file:
[root@dbdocs system-connections]# cat /etc/hostname
[root@dbdocs system-connections]#
There is an option to complete some of the preinstallation steps using the oracle-database-preinstall-19c package. However, if you have not used this package to fulfill all prerequisites, you will need to manually perform the following setup tasks. In this tutorial, we will complete all the preinstallation steps manually to better understand the steps that need to be performed before installing Oracle 19c.

Configure the sysctl.conf file

Add the following lines to the /etc/sysctl.conf file:

[root@dbdocs sysctl.d]# vi /etc/sysctl.conf
# sysctl settings are defined through files in
# /usr/lib/sysctl.d/, /run/sysctl.d/, and /etc/sysctl.d/.
# Vendors settings live in /usr/lib/sysctl.d/.
# To override a whole file, create a new file with the same in
# /etc/sysctl.d/ and put new settings there. To override
# only specific settings, add a file with a lexically later
# name in /etc/sysctl.d/ and put new settings there.
# For more information, see sysctl.conf(5) and sysctl.d(5).
fs.file-max = 6815744
kernel.sem = 250 32000 100 128
kernel.shmmni = 4096        #The minimum size, in bytes, of a single shared memory segment.
kernel.shmall = 1073741824
kernel.shmmax = 4398046511104  #The maximum size, in bytes, of a single shared memory segment. For best performance, it should be large enough to hold the entire SGA.
kernel.panic_on_oops = 1
net.core.rmem_default = 262144
net.core.rmem_max = 4194304
net.core.wmem_default = 262144
net.core.wmem_max = 1048576
net.ipv4.conf.all.rp_filter = 2
net.ipv4.conf.default.rp_filter = 2
fs.aio-max-nr = 1048576
net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 9000 65500
To change the current values of the kernel parameters:
[root@dbdocs sysctl.d]# /sbin/sysctl -p

Configure the limits.conf file

Configure the /etc/security/limits.conf file to include the following parameters:

[root@dbdocs security]# vi /etc/security/limits.conf

oracle   soft   nofile    1024
oracle   hard   nofile    65536
oracle   soft   nproc    16384
oracle   hard   nproc    16384
oracle   soft   stack    10240
oracle   hard   stack    32768
oracle   hard   memlock    134217728
oracle   soft   memlock    134217728

Configure secure Linux to permissive

Configure secure Linux to permissive by editing the /etc/selinux/config file and ensure the SELINUX flag is set as follows:

[root@dbdocs ~]# vi /etc/selinux/config

--Run the following command to apply the changes and make them take effect:
[root@dbdocs ~]# setenforce Permissive

Disable firewall

If you have the Linux firewall enabled, you will need to disable or configure the firewall rules appropriately. To disable the firewall, follow these steps:

[root@dbdocs ~]# systemctl stop firewalld
[root@dbdocs ~]# systemctl disable firewalld

Install the missing packages

The listed packages below are required for an Oracle 19c installation. Most of these packages should already be installed. Please install any missing packages using the Yum repository.
If you haven't set up a Yum repository yet, please refer to the tutorial How to Configure an Offline YUM Repository in RHEL Linux for guidance.

rpm -q bc binutils compat-libcap1 compat-libstdc++-33 dtrace-utils elfutils-libelf elfutils-libelf-devel fontconfig-devel glibc glibc-devel ksh libaio libaio-devel libdtrace-ctf-devel libXrender libXrender-devel libX11 libXau libXi libXtst libgcc librdmacm-devel libstdc++ libstdc++-devel libxcb make net-tools nfs-utils python python-configshell python-rtslib python-six targetcli smartmontools sysstat libnsl libnsl2 libnsl.i686 libnsl2.i686

package compat-libcap1 is not installed         #Missing
package compat-libstdc++-33 is not installed    #Missing
package dtrace-utils is not installed           #Missing
package elfutils-libelf-devel is not installed  #Missing
package fontconfig-devel is not installed       #Missing
package glibc-devel is not installed            #Missing
package ksh is not installed                    #Missing
package libaio-devel is not installed           #Missing
package libdtrace-ctf-devel is not installed    #Missing
package libXrender-devel is not installed       #Missing
package librdmacm-devel is not installed        #Missing
package libstdc++-devel is not installed        #Missing
package nfs-utils is not installed              #Missing
package python is not installed                 #Missing
package python-configshell is not installed     #Missing
package python-rtslib is not installed          #Missing
package python-six is not installed             #Missing
package targetcli is not installed              #Missing
package sysstat is not installed                #Missing
package libnsl is not installed                 #Missing
package libnsl.i686 is not installed            #Missing
package libnsl2 is not installed                #Missing
package libnsl2.i686 is not installed           #Missing

Create user and groups

[root@dbdocs ~]# groupadd -g 5001 oinstall
[root@dbdocs ~]# groupadd -g 5002 dba
[root@dbdocs ~]# groupadd -g 5003 oper

[root@dbdocs ~]# useradd -u 5000 -g oinstall -G dba,oper oracle

--Set the password for the "oracle" user.

[root@dbdocs ~]# passwd oracle
Changing password for user oracle.
New password:
Retype new password:
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
[root@dbdocs ~]#

Create a directory structure

Create the directories for installing the Oracle software, following the Oracle Optimal Flexible Architecture (OFA) guidelines.
Placing mount points directly under the root directory without mounting separate disks to them is generally not recommended. While it is done here for simplicity, in a real installation, the "/" storage should be reserved exclusively for the operating system.

[root@dbdocs ~]# mkdir -p /opt/oracle/product/19.0.0/dbhome_1
[root@dbdocs ~]# mkdir -p /u01/oradata
[root@dbdocs ~]# chown -R oracle:oinstall /opt /u01
[root@dbdocs ~]# chmod -R 775 /opt /u01
[root@dbdocs ~]#

Set user profile

[root@dbdocs ~]# su - oracle

[oracle@dbdocs ~]$ vi .bash_profile
# .bash_profile
# Get the aliases and functions
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
        . ~/.bashrc

umask 022
[oracle@dbdocs ~]$

[oracle@dbdocs ~]$ source .bash_profile
[oracle@dbdocs ~]$ echo $ORACLE_SID

Unzip Oracle Software

Login as the "oracle" user and proceed to unzip the software. Place the Oracle software under the Oracle home directory.

[oracle@dbdocs software]$ ll
total 2987996
-rwxrwxr-x. 1 oracle oinstall 3059705302 Jun  8 11:18

[oracle@dbdocs software]$ unzip -q -d /opt/oracle/product/19.0.0/dbhome_1/

Setup X Display

To set up X display, please refer to the instructions provided in the How to Setup X Display in Linux tutorial.

Oracle 19c Software Installation

Here, we launch the runInstaller GUI to commence the installation process.
 [oracle@dbdocs dbhome_1]$ ./runInstaller

Choose the option Set up Software Only from the selection menu
Oracle Database 19c Installation - Select configuration option
Choose the option "Single Instance database Installation" from the selection menu
Oracle Database 19c Installation - Select Database installation option
Select "Enterprise Edition" from the available options.
Oracle Database 19c Installation - Select Database Edition
Specify the location of the ORACLE_BASE
Oracle Database 19c Installation - Specify installation location
Specify the location of the ORACLE Inventory
Oracle Database 19c Installation - Create Inventory
Select the appropriate groups for the installation process
Oracle Database 19c Installation - Select groups
Specify the root password for running configuration scripts
Oracle Database 19c Installation - Specify root passwrod
Oracle Database 19c Installation - Prerequisites check
Click on Install to proceed
Oracle Database 19c Installation - Summary
Oracle 19c Software installation is complete now
Oracle Database 19c Installation - Finish

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