Friday, May 1, 2009

silent installation of agent 10.2.0.5

I recently installed agents 10.2.0.5 on SunOS (SPARC) 5.9 and Linux x86-64
silently and noted the same problem during secure command - the screen
had being erased if password was not sent as a parameter
in emctl secure agent command.

If a password is there - everything is fine, agent was secured (there is less
information about completion in output for that version of agent)

Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Release 5 Grid Control 10.2.0.5.0.
Copyright (c) 1996, 2009 Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved.
Agent is already stopped... Done.
Securing agent... Started.
Securing agent... Successful.


But I have to mention that I spent several hours trying
to install agent silently (on Solaris 9) and it was failing:

./runInstaller -silent -responseFile /downloads/agent10.2.0.5/solaris/response/additional_agent.rsp \
FROM_LOCATION="/downloads/agent10.2.0.5/solaris/agent/stage/products.xml" \
BASE_DIR="/opt/app/oracle/agent10g" \
SHOW_ROOTSH_CONFIRMATION=true \
b_doAgentConfig=false \
SHOW_ROOTSH_CONFIRMATION=true \
b_doAgentConfig=false \
METALINK_USERNAME=""
Starting Oracle Universal Installer...

Checking installer requirements...

Checking operating system version: must be 5.8, 5.9 or 5.10. Actual 5.9
Passed

Checking Temp space: must be greater than 250 MB. Actual 14145 MB Passed
Checking swap space: must be greater than 500 MB. Actual 16220 MB Passed

All installer requirements met.

Preparing to launch Oracle Universal Installer
from /tmp/OraInstall2009-04-30_01-11-35AM.
Please wait ...
Please specify a Unique Oracle Base directory,
or remove previously installed products and their directories.
Directory name should contain only valid alphanumeric characters,
including '_', or '.' characters.


But the directory
/opt/app/oracle/agent10g did not even exist there
and there was no entry about that oracle home neither in inventory.xml
nor in oratab

Resolution was simple - I created a copy of original response file,
removed comments and empty rows, changed parameters accordingly
the environment and it worked!. The installation had been completed,
root.sh had been executed(new requirement came with 10.2.0.5)
and everything was completed.

/tmp/additional_agent.rsp

RESPONSEFILE_VERSION=2.2.1.0.0
UNIX_GROUP_NAME="oinstall"
FROM_LOCATION="../stage/products.xml"
BASEDIR="/opt/app/oracle"
b_upgrade=false
SHOW_WELCOME_PAGE=false
SHOW_NODE_SELECTION_PAGE=false
SHOW_CUSTOM_TREE_PAGE=false
SHOW_COMPONENT_LOCATIONS_PAGE=false
SHOW_SUMMARY_PAGE=false
SHOW_INSTALL_PROGRESS_PAGE=false
SHOW_REQUIRED_CONFIG_TOOL_PAGE=false
SHOW_CONFIG_TOOL_PAGE=false
SHOW_RELEASE_NOTES=false
SHOW_ROOTSH_CONFIRMATION=false
SHOW_END_SESSION_PAGE=false
SHOW_EXIT_CONFIRMATION=false
NEXT_SESSION=false
NEXT_SESSION_ON_FAIL=false
DEINSTALL_LIST={"oracle.sysman.top.agent","10.2.0.5.0"}
SHOW_DEINSTALL_CONFIRMATION=false
SHOW_DEINSTALL_PROGRESS=false
b_silentInstall=true
b_doAgentConfig=false
SHOW_XML_PREREQ_PAGE=false
SHOW_END_OF_INSTALL_MSGS=false
ACCEPT_LICENSE_AGREEMENT=true
TOPLEVEL_COMPONENT={"oracle.sysman.top.agent","10.2.0.5.0"}
SHOW_SPLASH_SCREEN=false
SELECTED_LANGUAGES={"en"}
COMPONENT_LANGUAGES={"en"}
DECLINE_SECURITY_UPDATES=true
METALINK_USERNAME=""
sl_OMSConnectInfo={"grid","4889"}

./runInstaller -silent -responseFile /tmp/additional_agent.rsp


Worth to mention that port should be http for OMS connection
even if OMS is secured (1159 by default)

I hope your installation will go smooth and quick

Have a good day!

3 comments:

readly said...

Nice Article

I tried to install agent 10.2.0.5 on same Solaris SPARC 5.9, but when I execute runInstaller even with OUI or
silent mode as you did in your blog I got this error " syntax error at line 1: `(' unexpected"

Please Advice

Thank

Aljaro

goryunov said...

Thanks for reading!

I think it will be simplier to trace problem for silent installation, so
could you please post command for runInstaller that you executing, contents of silent file and error output that you getting.

Pierre said...

Excellent , I had this kind of problem on AIX. Modifying the response file was the solution :=)
Thanks a lot !