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7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 10, 2012 9:10 PM by Hussein Sawwan-Oracle RSS

Installing Oracle R12 External HDD

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Please can anyone provide with me with some good steps to install Oracle apps R12 based on the following information:

Windows 7 Professional on Laptop
HDD - 100gb
External HDD - 500gb
Ram- 2gb

Thanks in advance
Ify
  • 1. Re: Installing Oracle R12 External HDD
    Srini Chavali-Oracle Oracle ACE Director
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    Although you have enough disk space on your external HDD for the requirements (http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E18727_01/doc.121/e12842/T422699i4773.htm#3708195), you cannot use Win 7 to install R12, and you do not have enough RAM.

    One option is to install Virtualbox (from http://www.virtualbox.org), create a Linux VM, download OEL 5 (from http://linux.oracle.com) and install OEL 5 in the VM, then install R12 in the OEL 5 VM.

    Expect this install process to be extremely slow - it will probably will take more than a day to complete, assuming you do not run into errors. Once you do install R12, the host and guest systems will be unusable because you do not have enough RAM. You will need at least 6G, with 8G or 12G preferable. Also, external HDD is much slower to access than internal hard disk, so that also is an issue.

    HTH
    Srini
  • 2. Re: Installing Oracle R12 External HDD
    Hussein Sawwan-Oracle Employee ACE
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    Please can anyone provide with me with some good steps to install Oracle apps R12 based on the following information:
    Oracle E-Business Suite Installation Guide: Using Rapid Install
    http://docs.oracle.com/cd/B53825_08/current/acrobat/121oaig.pdf

    Interesting Documents Concerning E-Business Suite 11i to R12 Upgrades [ID 850008.1] -- Release 12.1.x Operating Systems Install & Upgrade Notes
    Windows 7 Professional on Laptop
    Windows 7 is not certified as an application tier node or as a database tier node. The list of supported Windows OS can be found in (Oracle E-Business Suite Installation and Upgrade Notes Release 12 (12.1.1) for Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) [ID 761567.1]). If you want to use Linux, you can find the list of supported OS in the Linux docs referenced in [ID 850008.1].

    Windows 7 can be your host OS, and pick one of the supported Windows/Linux to be your guest OS. You can use VMWare to install a supported OS and lay down the R12 software on this VM.
    HDD - 100gb
    External HDD - 500gb
    You have sufficient space so you should be good -- The total space required for a standard system (not including the stage area) is 85 GB for a fresh install with a production database, and 233 GB for a fresh install with a Vision Demo database. Running Rapid Install from a stage area requires at least 47 GB to accommodate the file system and database files in the stage area.

    You can still install EBS R12 on an external HDD with no issues.
    Ram- 2gb
    You need at least 4 GB for the R12 instance, and more RAM for the OS, so please consider adding more RAM.

    Thanks,
    Hussein
  • 3. Re: Installing Oracle R12 External HDD
    909598 Newbie
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    Thanks everyone for the useful contributions.
    I guess the only issue is to have more Ram . I need to find out the max ram the laptop can take.It's hp intel duo core 2 hp dv2000.
    Regards
    Ify
  • 4. Re: Installing Oracle R12 External HDD
    909598 Newbie
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    Hi Srini,
    Thanks for your comments.
    What about installing win2003 instead of Linux as a guest on a virtual box while retaining win7 as the host OS, then mount R12 on the guest?
    This is based on the assumption that the ram will be upgraded to 4gb and the hdd to 300 or400.
    Do you forsee any issues wiith this ?
    Regards
    Ify
  • 5. Re: Installing Oracle R12 External HDD
    Hussein Sawwan-Oracle Employee ACE
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    What about installing win2003 instead of Linux as a guest on a virtual box while retaining win7 as the host OS, then mount R12 on the guest?
    You can use Windows 2003 (32-bit) to install R12 -- Oracle E-Business Suite Installation and Upgrade Notes Release 12 (12.1.1) for Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) [ID 761567.1]

    If you want to migrate to 64-bit later, you need to install Windows 2008 -- Migrating Oracle E-Business Suite R12 to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 [ID 1188535.1]
    This is based on the assumption that the ram will be upgraded to 4gb and the hdd to 300 or400.
    Do you forsee any issues wiith this ?
    4 GB is not enough (even though you can run the application with the OS on 4 GB but it will be extremely slow); you need to allocate at least 4 GB for the application/database and more RAM for the OS (1-2 GB).

    Thanks,
    Hussein
  • 6. Re: Installing Oracle R12 External HDD
    948652 Newbie
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    window 7 is support as per below link

    https://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry/win7-sp1-ebs
  • 7. Re: Installing Oracle R12 External HDD
    Hussein Sawwan-Oracle Employee ACE
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    user12855029 wrote:
    window 7 is support as per below link

    https://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry/win7-sp1-ebs
    As a desktop client and not as an application tier node or database tier node.

    There are three possible configurations for Windows 7 desktop clients:

    32-bit Windows 7, 32-bit browsers, 32-bit JRE
    64-bit Windows 7, 32-bit browsers, 32-bit JRE
    64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit browsers, 64-bit JRE

    Thanks,
    Hussein

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