Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) Database 18c Step by Step Installation on Full Rack Exadata X7

Hi,

I will explain Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) Database 18c Step by Step Installation on Full Rack Exadata X7 in this article.

 

If Your Grid Infrastructure version is lower than 18c version, you need to upgrade it to Oracle 18c. Grid Infrastructure versionshould be equal or higher than Database Software version.

You can read following article to Upgrade Grid Infrastructure from Oracle 11g or 12c to Oracle 18c.

 

 

You can download Oracle 18c installation file from Metalink and following link.

https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/downloads/oracle18c-linux-180000-5022980.html

 

Download Database software and upload into Exadata. Unzip files and run runInstaller file to start Oracle RAC Database 18c Installation.

Select Set Up Software Only choice.

 

 

Select Oracle Real Application Clusters ( RAC ) database installation.

 

 

Select nodes in the Cluster. We have 8 nodes, so I have chosen them as following.

Click SSH Connectivity and do manual SSH Connectivity between nodes if it doesn’t exist.

 

Select Enterprise Edition

 

Type Oracle Base in this step.

 

Select Operating System Groups.

 

Verification result is done like following.

 

Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) 18c installer summary is as follows. Click Install to start.

In this step, you should run root.sh on all nodes.

 

 

root.sh is run like following. Firstly run it at the first node, then other nodes.

 

[root@MehmetSalih08 grid]# /u01/app18c/root.sh
Performing root user operation.

The following environment variables are set as:
ORACLE_OWNER= oracle
ORACLE_HOME= /u01/app18c

Enter the full pathname of the local bin directory: [/usr/local/bin]: 
The contents of "dbhome" have not changed. No need to overwrite.
The contents of "oraenv" have not changed. No need to overwrite.
The contents of "coraenv" have not changed. No need to overwrite.

Entries will be added to the /etc/oratab file as needed by
Database Configuration Assistant when a database is created
Finished running generic part of root script.
Now product-specific root actions will be performed.
[root@MehmetSalih08 grid]#

 

 

Oracle 18c RAC Database installation is completed like following.

 

 

If you want to install Oracle 19c, you can also read following Article.

 

 

 

Do you want to learn Oracle Database Performance Tuning detailed, then read the following articles.

Mehmet Salih Deveci

I am Founder of 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 mehmetsalih.deveci@outlook.com. -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 - Oracle DBA, SQL Server DBA, APPS DBA,  Exadata, Goldengate, EBS ve linux Danışmanlık ve Eğitim için  mehmetsalih.deveci@outlook.com a mail atabilirsiniz.

2 thoughts on “Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) Database 18c Step by Step Installation on Full Rack Exadata X7

  • September 11, 2019 at 5:05 am
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    Thanks Mehmet for sharing.
    I remember with Exadata, you need also to enable the rds protocol after installing the software.

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    • September 11, 2019 at 6:46 am
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      Hi Ahmed Bro,

      You mean, is RDS protocol necessary for RAC Installation or Exadata installation ? Which one ?

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