Oracle Database 18c Step by Step Installation on Linux 7.6 and RHEL -2


I will continue to tell Oracle database 18c step by step installation in this post.


Oracle 18c Installation

You should read first article before this article read.


Oracle Database 18c Step by Step Installation on Linux 7.6 and RHEL -1



Oracle Database 18c Installation

After the software installation, the database profile is set in linux. Because ASM and the database are two separate instances, they must have separate profile files. Because the database is used more often, DBAs often put profile information in the .bash_profile file. This file is automatically set when the oracle user is logged in. There is no need to set the file again.
The contents of the .bash_profile file on Linux are as follows.


[oracle@MehmetSalih ~]$ cat .bash_profile
# .bash_profile
# Get the aliases and functions
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
. ~/.bashrc
# User specific environment and startup programs

export ORACLE_HOME=/u01/database
export ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle
export PATH


After the Oracle database environment has been set, the Database Configuration Assistant will be opened as follows when you open the vncserver with the oracle user and write the dbca from the terminal.

With this tool you can create, delete and configure databases.

In the first step, we will create a database and select create database and proceed next.




In this step, we select Advanced configuration instead of the typical configuration. So we’ve done all the settings ourselves.



In this step, we have installed Oracle database software as Single Instance and so we choose Single Instance for the database type. In Template, we select Custom database instead of General Purpose. If you want to create a template for yourself, you can use that template.



This step is called Global database name and Oracle SID. I did not select the Container database option because we did not use Pluggable database.







If you don’t read Automatic Storage managent ( ASM ) installation before this article, you should read following articles. Because I have used Oracle database installation with ASM storage type. If you won’t choose ASM and will use File system type then you can ignore these steps.


Oracle Automatic Storage Management 18c Step by Step Installation -1



Oracle Automatic Storage Management 18c Step by Step Installation -2





Since I prefer Automatic Storage management for Oracle database 18c installation, I chose ASM and I chose + DATA which I created in the above article as a disk group.

In this step you can change and configure Redolog and controlfiles. When you choose Use Oracle-Managed Files (OMF), Oracle identifies the file names.

When installing Oracle 12c after the installation of Oracle 18c, I will make the installation with File system instead of ASM in order to see the file system except ASM.





Here, I selected the Fast Recovery Area (FRA) option and showed the ASM as the location. In the following sections, the logic of FRA and Archivelog will be explained.







In this step, the database in listener is determined. Since the listener was created in the ASM installation, we can select and continue this list in this step. If you want, you can create a new listener in this step.




This step selects which components to install in the database setup. Because many of these components are licensed, you must pay attention to this when choosing. For example, if you are actually going to use Oracle spatial and you have a license, you need to select the Spatial and its associated component.

I see that all the components have been installed in the databases established in many institutions without any license, maybe because they need. In terms of this license, too many incorrect policies mean redundancy in terms of database management.



This step is one of the most important steps in creating a Database. So you need to be careful in this step, some changes may not be changed later. Database memory management is defined in this step, whether it is manual or manual.




In this step, the database in Block is determined. As stated in the warning, Block is one of the parameters that will not change after the database is created. So you have to be careful in determining. In OLTP systems, which we call Online Transaction Process in general, it is given as block size 8K.




In the Datawarehouse and reporting databases, which we call OLAP (online analytical processing), this value is usually specified as 16K or 32K.

The number of database processes should also be determined carefully. This parameter can be changed if it is not enough later but it is a parameter that requires restart.






This step sets the Database Character set. The character is also a critical parameter for the database setup because it is one of the unchanging properties after installation. In live database or production environments, these features should be determined according to the compatibility of software with software teams and which character is compatible with the set.




In this step, the way clients connect to the database are determined. In general, Dedicated server mode is used.




In this step, you can also install Oracle’s sample schemes in the setup. Since we set up this database for training and testing purposes, we can select this sample schema and data as it will help us. This is not necessary for live system installations.



You can configure Enterprise Manager, which monitors and manages the monitoring and management of Oracle products in this step.





The password of the most important admin users of the Oracle database, such as Sys and system, is determined at this step.




In the last step, you can save the scripts of Setup or create a template. If you don’t need any of them, you can start the database creation process.


Pre-database installation summary is provided. we start the installation by clicking Finish button.




The final step shows that the installation was completed successfully.





You can connect to database via sqlplus like following.







You can check listener status with lsnrctl status command like following.






Do you want to learn Oracle database 19c Installation, then read the following articles.

Oracle Database 19c on Linux 7.6 Step by Step Installation -2

About Mehmet Salih Deveci

I am Founder of SysDBASoft IT and IT Tutorial and Certified Expert about Oracle & SQL Server database, Goldengate, Exadata Machine, Oracle Database Appliance administrator with 10+years experience.I have OCA, OCP, OCE RAC Expert Certificates I have worked 100+ Banking, Insurance, Finance, Telco and etc. clients as a Consultant, Insource or Outsource.I have done 200+ Operations in this clients such as Exadata Installation & PoC & Migration & Upgrade, Oracle & SQL Server Database Upgrade, Oracle RAC Installation, SQL Server AlwaysOn Installation, Database Migration, Disaster Recovery, Backup Restore, Performance Tuning, Periodic Healthchecks.I have done 2000+ Table replication with Goldengate or SQL Server Replication tool for DWH Databases in many clients.If you need Oracle DBA, SQL Server DBA, APPS DBA,  Exadata, Goldengate, EBS Consultancy and Training you can send my email adress [email protected].-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 -Oracle DBA, SQL Server DBA, APPS DBA,  Exadata, Goldengate, EBS ve linux Danışmanlık ve Eğitim için  [email protected] a mail atabilirsiniz.


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  2. As a Newbie, I am continuously exploring online for articles that can aid me. Thank you

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