Part I (OS installation)
Throughout my career as a DBA, I had to do hundreds of Oracle installations on virtually all supported Operating Systems, sometimes for testing, even some not supported by Oracle. My vision is that installing Oracle in a Linux environments has improved a lot over the years and various features have been incorporated into every released OS. In this article, I will show you how simple and quick it is to install a Linux server using Oracle Linux 7.1 to install and configure the Oracle database in version 12cR2 (latest version released by Oracle).
Host machine configuration:
8 GB Ram memory
Processor Intel Core i5 2.7 GHz
MacOs Sierra 10.12
Virtual Machine Configuration:
Virtual Box 5.1.8 for MacOS (Can be for any O
perating System you are using) Virtual Machine with 2Gb RAM memory
12Gb Virtual Machine Disk (vdi)
To start the installation we will create a virtual machine of the linux type in the Oracle Virtual Box by clicking the “New” button:
Note: I already have some machines that have already been created previously.
Choose a name you like for the virtual machine, the type that will be Linux and the version that is Oracle 64bits, as I am installing Oracle Linux 7.1 64 bit. Choose the option to create a disk now and put the amount of memory you want, in my case, as my laptop has 8gb of RAM, I put a very limited amount of memory for the virtual machine (2Gb only)