Ten Oracle Installation Do’s
In this chapter, we describe ten things you shouldn’t overlook when installing Oracle. Getting off to a good start with a solid, proper installation is key to success. By recognizing the common pitfalls up front, you experience less heartache and pain later on. As the saying goes, a house must be built on a solid foundation.
Know the Documentation
Every OS that runs Oracle has a corresponding documentation set. This documentation covers installation prerequisites such as operating system packages, kernel parameters, network configuration, and more.
Every operating system is different. Even if you think they’re the same, you’re wrong. UNIX is UNIX, right? Wrong. HP-UX, AIX, and Solaris each have very distinct prerequisites. Go to the Oracle documentation on the Internet and download the latest and greatest installation guide for your OS. Read it thoroughly before you begin. We even recommend listing all the little things that you have to check before you begin. For example:
What is the default operating shell of the OS (Korn, BASH, or CSH)?
What tools are used to view OS performance data?
What commands are used to list the storage on the server? ...