This will be a small mini guide on the end to end installation of EPM 18.104.22.168 on a single VM with Oracle Linux. Hopefully if it's not too painful I'll attempt to put something up on how to do the same in Amazon Linux.
For the curious this vm currently only has 11GB of Memory assigned so we'll be deploying to a single app server and we won't be tuning the JVM options to crank it up any further from the defaults.
The plan for this is going to be 3 parts.
1 - Installing Oracle Linux
2 - Installing Oracle Database 11g and creating the Schemas for EPM
3 - Installing EPM 22.214.171.124
Without much ado let's begin.
Boot up on the Oracle Linux dvd. (I used version 6.7 which is freely available on eDelivery)
Select the Language and click Next
Select the keyboard and click Next
Select the type of device you want to install on. In my case it's a VM with two disks.
I'm going with two disks to illustrate how to create virtual groups which we will use later on.
Select Fresh Installation and click Next
Enter the hostname of your choice. Mine is oel01.local
Click Configure Network. If you omit this step we'll have to configure TCP/IP later which isn't as much fun as it sounds.
This is a very simple environment so I always set it to 192.168.1.160/24 with a gateway of 192.168.1.1
Select your time zone and click Next
Here you get to enter your root password. I tend to randomly generate this to something really long.
This is where we create the virtual groups for our server. Select Create Custom Layout and click Next
I tend to chose this layout. I'm sure it's not all 100% necessary as I'm not much of a Linux guru. (This is actually my first Linux project so I'm learning as we go along.)
The only take-home here is that I like to build the u01 mount point as it's going to be used later as the location for the app folder where we will be storing the oracle directory.
See this link for the method to my madness: Optimal Flexible Architecture
Oracle really doesn't want you to lose your data. Click Write changes to disk to say you are really really sure you are ok with it.
Click Format to accept that you will be destroying the existing layout (if any exists).
I'd welcome feedback if this isn't the best option but I've had success with choosing Database Server and clicking Next
It'll take some time but soon you'll see this window. Click Reboot.
Congrats you now have a working Oracle Linux Server running OEL 6.7.
Stay tuned for our next installment.