Installing E-Business Suite R12.2.11 + RDBMS 19c on OEL 8.5: Part 2 – Staging The Software

Storage

When we built our virtual machine, we mapped some “shared folders” from our host into our VM. We’re going to download our software using the web browser on our host into that shared folder. For the purpose of this document, these are the mappings that I’m using:

Host PathVM PathDescription/Purpose
E:\Backup/BackupBackups
S:\Software/SoftwareSoftware Downloads
E:\Stage/StageStaging Area

Download the Software

Download your installation media from Oracle’s E-Delivery site, https://edelivery.oracle.com. You will need a valid login in order to do this.

Login with your valid Oracle credentials.

In the search box, type “oracle e-business suite”. Then, from the results below, select “DLP: Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.11” to add it to your cart.

Next, type “oracle database 19c” into the search box and select “DLP: Oracle Database 19c Enterprise Edition 19.3.0.0.0” to add it to your cart. We specifically want Enterprise Edition because it is required for E-Business Suite.

Hit “Continue” in the top right corner to proceed.

First, click on the platform pull-down on the first item in each grouping. Select “Linux x86-64” (it should auto-fill for the remaining packages in that product group).

The packages actually include more than we really need for this exercise. So, if you want to reduce your download, we only need to select the four items shown above.

Once you’ve made your selections, hit “Continue” to proceed.

Of course, you’ll need to accept the license agreement…

Here you will see exactly what is going to be downloaded. When you receive the files, they will have names like “V982063-01.zip”, so it can be somewhat difficult to decode. I recommend you click on the “View Digest Details” link. That will give you a nice report with filenames, descriptions, and checksums to validate the download. Save that report to a PDF file in your download directory for reference.

Once you’ve done that, hit the Download button. This will, initially, download a small download manager that you will need to execute. At that point, your multi-threaded download will begin.

Download the current StartCD and RapidInstall Consolidated Bundle Patch [MOS 1320300.1]

You will need to download the following patches from My Oracle Support (MOS):

PatchDescription
22066363startCD 12.2.0.51
32947483RapidInstall Consolidated Bundle Patch

Staging the Software [MOS 1596433.1]

During this process, I’m going to define some temporary environment variables to keep things simple. If your installation differs, adjust those variables accordingly.

From within our Virtual Machine, we will need to extract the files necessary to build the staging area. Note that we do NOT need to unzip all of the E-Business Suite files directly. That will be done by the buildStage script.

#  This is our download directory, where all of the zip files are placed.
export DL=/Stage/Oracle_EBSR1221

#  This is where we're going to build our staging area
export STAGE=/Stage/StageEBSR1221

Build the Staging Area using startCD 51

cd ${STAGE}
unzip ${DL}/p22066363_R12_GENERIC.zip
cd ${STAGE}/startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz/bin
./buildStage.sh

Using the menus, first choose option 1 “Create new staging area”

               Build Stage Menu

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1.     Create new stage area

2.     Copy new patches to current stage area.

3.     Display existing files in stage TechPatches.

4.     Exit menu


Enter your choice [4]: 1

You will also need to choose a platform (Linux x86-64, in our case)

        Rapid Install Platform Menu

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1.    Oracle Solaris SPARC (64-bit)

2.    Linux x86-64

3.    IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit)

4.    HP-UX Itanium

5.    Exit Menu


Enter your choice [5]: 2

Once the script is finished, choose option 4 to exit.

Patch the staging area

cd ${STAGE}
unzip ${DL}/p32947483_R12_GENERIC.zip
cd 32947483
sh patchRIStage.sh

Re-run the staging area script to “Copy patches to the existing staging area”

cd ${STAGE}/startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz/bin
./buildStage.sh

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1.     Create new stage area

2.     Copy new patches to current stage area.

3.     Display existing files in stage TechPatches.

4.     Exit menu


Enter your choice [4]: 2

Again, choose your platform

1.    Oracle Solaris SPARC (64-bit)

2.    Linux x86-64

3.    IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit)

4.    HP-UX Itanium

5.    Exit Menu


Enter your choice [5]: 2

And now you have a completed staging area for E-Business Suite.

In our next posting, we’ll run RapidWiz to install E-Business Suite R12.2.11 and RDBMS 12c.

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