Every successful installation needs good preparation and if some thing is missed from the pre-requisite then it will fail the installation or it may effect functioning of the installed application at the later stage. Oracle EBS R12.2 rapid install itself will perform initial pre checks to validate all pre-requsites exists. In my experience all rapid install checks passed but still installtion will fail. So I highly recommend to use RDA pre install check option before installing the required software. But RDA will not support all oracle products.

Lets see how we can use the RDA (remote diagnostic agent) for checking pre install requirements for EBS R12.2.

The detail information about RDA can be found on MOS note “Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) – Getting Started (Doc ID 314422.1)”

Download the software from MOS:

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R2

> Copy and unzip the downloaded patch on Server:
[root@racnode1 sf_shareEBS]# ls -lrt
total 15506
-rwxrwx---. 1 root vboxsf 15877229 Jan 12 10:09 p21769913_814161213_Linux-x86-64.zip
[root@racnode1 sf_shareEBS]# unzip p21769913_814161213_Linux-x86-64.zip
> Execute "rda.sh" script:
[root@racnode1 rda]# sh rda.sh -T hcve
Processing HCVE tests ...
Available Pre-Installation Rule Sets:
1. Oracle Database 10g R1 (10.1.0) Preinstall (Linux)
2. Oracle Database 10g R2 (10.2.0) Preinstall (Linux)
3. Oracle Database 11g R1 (11.1) Preinstall (Linux)
4. Oracle Database 11g R2 (11.2.0) Preinstall (Linux)
5. Oracle Database 12c R1 (12.1.0) Preinstallation (Linux)
6. Oracle Identity and Access Management PreInstall Check: Oracle Identity
and Access Management 11g Release 2 (11.1.2) Linux
7. Oracle JDeveloper PreInstall Check: Oracle JDeveloper 11g Release 2
(11.1.2.4) Linux
8. Oracle JDeveloper PreInstall Check: Oracle JDeveloper 12c (12.1.3)
Linux
9. OAS PreInstall Check: Application Server 10g R2 (10.1.2) Linux
10. OAS PreInstall Check: Application Server 10g R3 (10.1.3) Linux
11. OFM PreInstall Check: Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g R1 (11.1.1) Linux
12. OFM PreInstall Check: Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.1.3) Linux
13. Oracle Forms and Reports PreInstall Check: Oracle Forms and Reports 11g
Release 2 (11.1.2) Linux
14. Portal PreInstall Check: Oracle Portal Generic
15. IDM PreInstall Check: Identity Management 10g (10.1.4) Linux
16. BIEE PreInstall Check: Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g
(11.1.1) Generic
17. EPM PreInstall Check: Enterprise Performance Management Server (11.1.2)
Generic
18. Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control PreInstall Check: Oracle
Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 4 (12.1.0.4) Linux
19. Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i (11.5.10) Preinstall (Linux x86 and
x86_64)
20. Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.1.1) Preinstall (Linux x86 and
x86_64)
21. Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.2.0) Preinstall (Linux x86_64)

Available Post-Installation Rule Sets:
22. RAC 10G DB and OS Best Practices (Linux)
23. Data Guard Postinstall (Generic)
24. WLS PostInstall Check: WebLogic Server 11g (10.3.x) Generic
25. WLS PostInstall Check: WebLogic Server 12c (12.x) Generic
26. Portal PostInstall Check: Oracle Portal Generic
27. OC4J PostInstall Check: Oracle Containers for J2EE 10g (10.1.x) Generic
28. SOA PostInstall Check: Service-Oriented Architecture 11g and Later
Generic
29. OSB PostInstall Check: Service Bus 11g and Later Generic
30. Oracle Forms 11g Post Installation (Generic)
31. Oracle Enterprise Manager Agent 12c Post Installation (Generic)
32. Oracle Management Server 12c Post Installation (Generic)
33. Network Charging and Control Database Post Installation (Generic)

Enter the HCVE rule set number or 0 to cancel the test
Press Return to accept the default (0)
>

Enter the HCVE rule set number or 0 to cancel the test
Press Return to accept the default (0)
> 21

Performing HCVE checks ...
Enter value for < Planned application tier installation directory >
> /u012/EBS
Test "Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.2.0) Preinstall (Linux x86_64)" executed at 12-Jan-2017 10:16:28

Test Results
~~~~~~~~~~~~

ID NAME RESULT VALUE
====== ==================== ======= ==========================================
A00100 OS Type RECORD OL6 64
A00200 OS Certified? FAILED Not certified Oracle Linux version
A01010 ApplTierDirectory RECORD /u012/EBS
A01020 A_T Valid? PASSED ATexists
A01030 A_T Permissions OK? PASSED CorrectPerms
A01040 A_T Disk Space FAILED NotOK
A01400 Got Software Tools? PASSED tools_found
A02030 Limit Processes SKIPPED Not on certified Linux system
A02050 Limit Descriptors SKIPPED Not on certified Linux system
A02100 ENV Variable Unset SKIPPED Not SuSE Linux Enterprise 10 or SuSE ...
A02210 Kernel Params OK? SKIPPED Not on certified Linux system
A02240 NPTL Selected? SKIPPED Not on certified Linux system
A03010 Space in tmp PASSED Available
A03050 Swap Space (MB) RECORD 4863.99609375
A03060 Swap Space? FAILED Need at least 16 GB
A03510 IP Address RECORD NotFound
A03530 Domain Name RECORD NotFound
A03540 /etc/hosts format FAILED No entry found
A03550 DNS Lookup FAILED Cannot determine IP address
A03560 Net Service Access? PASSED NonExist
A03570 Port 6000 PASSED Free
A03580 Port Range OK? SKIPPED Not on certified Linux system
A03590 DNS Settings FAILED ATTEMPTSUndef TIMEOUTUndef
A03600 SysNetw File FAILED Missing host.domain
A03610 NoNetwProf File PASSED OK
A04301 RPM OL5/64 OK? SKIPPED Not Oracle Linux 5 64-bit
A04302 RPM OL6/64 OK? FAILED [openmotif21(32-bit)] not installed [...
A04303 RPM OL7/64 OK? SKIPPED Not Oracle Linux 7 64-bit
A04311 RPM RH5/64 OK? SKIPPED Not Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 64-bit
A04312 RPM RH6/64 OK? SKIPPED Not Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 64-bit
A04313 RPM RH7/64 OK? SKIPPED Not Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 64-bit
A04321 RPM SLES10/64 OK? SKIPPED Not SuSE Linux Enterprise 10 64-bit
A04322 RPM SLES11/64 OK? SKIPPED Not SuSE Linux Enterprise 11 64-bit
Result file: output/collect/APPS_HCVE_A_EBS122_lin_res.htm
[root@racnode1 rda]#

Here it will list the available rules for pre and post installation checks, just we need to provide the number for which we are performing the pre/post install check. In this article we are checking for Oracle EBS R12.2 (Rule 21). It will generate the output in txt and html format.

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R4

 

The report will have 3 section – “TEST Results, Failed summary and Detailed summary”. In failed summary it will provide  the suggestion how the failed check can be fixed.

 

Summary:

I was involved in many Oracle EBS  Installation and i can surely say RDA pre install check is very helpful and handy. I highghly recommend to use RDA for customers who installing or upgrade and EBS systems.