Installed 19.3 on Linux on VirtualBox

I noticed that Oracle database 19.3 was available to download so I installed it on a Linux VM under VirtualBox.

I cloned my base Oracle Linux 7 VM and did a yum -y update to get it up to the latest Linux version.

I installed the preinstall RPM:

yum install oracle-database-preinstall-19c

Created the Oracle home, set some variables, and disabled the firewall.

mkdir -p /home/oracle/product/db/19.0.0
chgrp oinstall /home/oracle/product/db/19.0.0
cd /home/oracle/product/db/19.0.0

export ORACLE_BASE=/home/oracle/product
export ORACLE_HOME=/home/oracle/product/db/19.0.0

[root@ora19 ~]# systemctl stop firewalld
[root@ora19 ~]# systemctl disable firewalld

Edited my .bashrc

export ORACLE_BASE=/home/oracle/product
export ORACLE_HOME=/home/oracle/product/db/19.0.0
export ORACLE_SID=orcl
. oraenv

Unzipped the downloaded file in my ORACLE_HOME. Then I ran runInstaller from the ORACLE_HOME through MobaXterm. For some reason this decided to put the install window overlapping my two screens so I couldn’t tell what I was typing, and it didn’t allow me to move it. Fun times.

It seemed to hang on the last step, but it eventually finished. The process named ora_mz00_orcl was spinning on the CPU for part of the time that it seemed hung. I guess it was 5 or 10 minutes, but I didn’t time it.

Seems to be up and working:

SQL*Plus: Release - Production on Thu May 2 13:00:59 2019

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Last Successful login time: Thu May 02 2019 12:51:54 -07:00

Connected to:
Oracle Database 19c Enterprise Edition Release - Production



About Bobby

I live in Chandler, Arizona with my wife and three daughters. I work for US Foods, the second largest food distribution company in the United States. I have worked in the Information Technology field since 1989. I have a passion for Oracle database performance tuning because I enjoy challenging technical problems that require an understanding of computer science. I enjoy communicating with people about my work.
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