Thursday, June 16, 2016

Installing OEM 13c on Linux 6 and 7

In this article I will explain how to install Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c on Linux 6 and 7. Installation process is almost similar for both Linux 6 and 7. I am using Oracle Enterprise Linux for this installation. Recommended way is to install database repository on a separate server and OMS on a different server, but for this installation I will be using a single server for both repository and OMS installation. You may download OEM 13c from Latest downloadable version available while writing this article is Download all 5 files as shown below.
Official installation guide is available here

First steps is to install oracle database software, and create a database. Following document can be followed for this
Installing Oracle 12c R1 Database software on Linux 6
Installing Oracle 12c R1 Database software on Linux 7
After database software installation has been done, you need to
create a database using dbca. Best option is to use Oracle provided database templates available here. Template zip file “ DB Template for EM on Linux x86-64is the one I downloaded because I used database as repository for this OEM installation. After downloading template file, extract the zip file under $ORACLE_HOME/assistants/dbca/templates directory, and dbca would be able to show the templates during database creation wizard as can been seen bellow. I selected template for small deployments. You should select based on how many servers you will be going to manage.

Perform following tasks to prepare the host for OEM 13c installation.
Make sure you have entries in the /etc/host file for the name resolution.   localhost localhost.localdomain localhost salman11

Edit /etc/selinux/config and set value for SELINUX to either “permissive” or “disabled”.

Disable the firewall

[root@salman11 ~]# systemctl start firewalld.service
[root@salman11 ~]# systemctl stop firewalld.service
[root@salman11 ~]# systemctl disable firewalld.service
rm '/etc/systemd/system/'
rm '/etc/systemd/system/dbus-org.fedoraproject.FirewallD1.service'

Reboot the host

As root, confirm that following packages are installed in your OS. These are required for both Linux 6 and Linux 7. Install any missing package from yum repository or respective Linux installation media

Example (Check if package is installed)
[root@salman11 ~]# rpm -q glibc-common

Example (yum)
[root@salman1 ~]# yum install glibc-common

Example (Linux Media)
[root@salman1 ~]# rpm -i glibc-common

For Linux 6 only, check if following packages are installed. If not, install from yum repository or Linux installation media
libXtst-1.0.99 (x86_64)
glibc-devel-2.12-1.7 (i686) (This is a 32-bit package)
glibc-devel-2.12-1.7 (x86_64) (This is a 64-bit package)
glibc-2.12-  (Applicable only for Oracle Linux 6.2, which includes RH6.2 and UEK 6.2)

Example (Check if package is installed)
[root@salman11 ~]# rpm -q glibc-devel

Example (yum) – installing glibc-devel 32-bit package
[root@salman1 ~]# yum install glibc-devel.i686

Example (Linux Media)
[root@salman1 ~]# rpm -i glibc-devel.i686
For Linux 7 only, check if following packages are installed. If not, install from yum repository or Linux installation media

glibc-devel 2.17-55 (i686) (This is a 32-bit package)
glibc-devel 2.17-55 (x86_64) (This is a 64-bit package)
libXtst-1.2.2-2 (x86_64)

Example (Check if package is installed)
[root@salman11 ~]# rpm -q glibc-devel

Example (yum) – installing glibc-devel 32-bit package
[root@salman1 ~]# yum install glibc-devel.i686

Example (Linux Media)
[root@salman1 ~]# rpm -i glibc-devel.i686

Set the port range by editing /etc/sysctl.conf. Restart network services after setting this value.
net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 11000 65500

Set kernel.shmmax, Kernel Parameter.
If you are installing Management Repository database and OMS on the same host, then set this parameter to the value as mentioned in the database installation guide. It means that if you have already set this value during database installation, you don’t need to set it now.
If you are installing only OMS on this server, set value of this parameter to 4294967295 under /etc/sysctl.conf file.
Along with kernel.shmmax, set other parameter as well as mentioned bellow
fs.file-max = 6815744
kernel.sem = 250 32000 100 128
kernel.shmmni = 4096
kernel.shmall = 1073741824
kernel.shmmax = 4398046511104
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
Execute command “/sbin/sysctl –p” to apply the change in this parameter. 

Create OS groups and user. If repository database is on the same host as OMS, you would already have created OS groups and user while installing database. Otherwise create users as follows
Create OS groups
#group add dba
#group add oinstall

Create OS user and set password
#useradd –g oinstall –G dba oracle
#passwd oracle

After creating user, set limits by creating a new file /etc/security/limits.d/oracle_limits.conf, and adding following lines in this file. You don’t need to perform this if your repository database is already configured on this server because you would already have set these limits during database configuration.
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

I have downloaded/extracted binaries under /u02/OEM13c directory on my server. Log into the OS as “oracle” user (using desktop, or use some X server software) to initiate the installation. You don’t need to extract the zip files as these will be extracted automatically during the installation.

Open a terminal and go to /u02/OEM13c directory, and start installation.
$ cd /u02/OEM13c
$ chmod 775 em13100_linux64.bin
$ ./em13100_linux64.bin
Click Next

I selected “Skip” here for automatic software updates (can be setup after installation also), click Next

This screen will check prerequisites. Fix any issue mentioned here by the installer. I ignored 1 warning related to port range (my port range is more than recommended, so I ignored it). Click Next

For installation type, I am selecting “Simple”. “Advanced” installation option should be selected for production deployments,
click here for official installation guide. Advanced installation has a few of extra screens/steps

Provide directory’s location for middle ware and agent installation. Click Next

Provide passwords details and also database repository host name, listener port, SID/service name, and sys  password of repository database, click Next

Provide shared directories location for Oracle Software Library. Provided a network share if you plan to use multiple OMS installation for load balancing. Since I am installing a single OMS, I am providing local directory. Optionally you can also configure BI Publisher at a shared location to be shared by multiple OMS installations. Click Next

Click Install

Monitor the progress

Open a separate command line windows and execute root scripts when prompted, and click OK after execution completes.

Copy all information provided on the last screen for your reference. Click Close to complete the installation.

Access the OEM using a web browser. For my installation, access URL is Provide SYSMAN as username and password you selected in 13th step above

First time log in will let you do customization at the first screen. I chose to skip this.

Click Accept

Select the home page for your OEM. I selected Summary as my home page.

To check about ports being used by the OEM components after the installation, you can check portslist.ini file.
[oracle]$ cat /u01/software/em/middleware/install/portlist.ini
Enterprise Manager Upload Http Port=4889
Enterprise Manager Upload Http SSL Port=4903
OHS Http Port=9788
BI Publisher Http Port=9701
Enterprise Manager Central Console Http SSL Port=7803
Node Manager Http SSL Port=7403
BI Publisher Http SSL Port=9803
OHS Http SSL Port=9851
Managed Server Http Port=7202
Oracle Management Agent Port=3872
Enterprise Manager Central Console Http Port=7788
Admin Server Http SSL Port=7102
Managed Server Http SSL Port=7301

Use emctl command to check status of OMS. “–details” option requires SYSMAN password to be provided to execute the command.

[oracle]$ /u01/software/em/middleware/bin/emctl status oms -details
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c Release 1
Copyright (c) 1996, 2015 Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.
Enter Enterprise Manager Root (SYSMAN) Password :
Console Server Host        :
HTTP Console Port          : 7788
HTTPS Console Port         : 7803
HTTP Upload Port           : 4889
HTTPS Upload Port          : 4903
EM Instance Home           : /u01/software/em/gc_inst/em/EMGC_OMS1
OMS Log Directory Location : /u01/software/em/gc_inst/em/EMGC_OMS1/sysman/log
OMS is not configured with SLB or virtual hostname
Agent Upload is locked.
OMS Console is locked.
Active CA ID: 1
Console URL:
Upload URL: https://

WLS Domain Information
Domain Name            : GCDomain
Admin Server Host      :
Admin Server HTTPS Port: 7102
Admin Server is RUNNING

Oracle Management Server Information
Managed Server Instance Name: EMGC_OMS1
Oracle Management Server Instance Host:
WebTier is Up
Oracle Management Server is Up
JVMD Engine is Up

BI Publisher Server Information
BI Publisher Managed Server Name: BIP
BI Publisher Server is Up

BI Publisher HTTP Managed Server Port   : 9701
BI Publisher HTTPS Managed Server Port  : 9803
BI Publisher HTTP OHS Port              : 9788
BI Publisher HTTPS OHS Port             : 9851
BI Publisher is locked.
BI Publisher Server named 'BIP' running at URL: https://
BI Publisher Server Logs: /u01/software/em/gc_inst/user_projects/domains/GCDomain/servers/BIP/logs/
BI Publisher Log        : /u01/software/em/gc_inst/user_projects/domains/GCDomain/servers/BIP/logs/bipublisher/bipublisher.log

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