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Requirements for Installing Oracle 12c on SLES 12 on IBM: Linux on System z (s390x) (Doc ID 2196637.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 05, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Linux on IBM Z


This document explains the requirement and procedure to install Oracle database on Linux on (s390x) running SLES12 operating system. It is NOT the purpose of this NOTE to repeat every "how-to" step that is presented in the Oracle Installation Guide. For example, this NOTE does not include how to create the Linux OS account named "oracle", nor does it cover how to set environment variables. Both are adequately covered in Chapter 2 "Oracle Database Pre-Installation Requirements" of the Installation Guide manual, you can download the manuals here.

Download Oracle for IBM Linux on System z from:

- Oracle website (OTN).
- My Oracle Support

Where do I find Database content on My Oracle Support (MOS) [Video] (Doc ID 1194734.1)

Post Download tasks:
1. Verify the integrity of the Downloaded Software
How to Verify the Integrity of a Patch/Software Download? [Video] (Doc ID 549617.1)
2. If you have downloaded the Software on other Machine, please transfer the zip file on the Server being Installed using Binary Mode and unzip with the Oracle Software user.
3. Once you complete binary installation it is recommended to install latest PSU/Bundle Patch.

Quick Reference to Patch Numbers for Database/GI PSU, SPU(CPU), Bundle Patches and Patchsets (Doc ID 1454618.1)


This procedure is meant for those planning/installing Oracle 12c RDBMS release (or higher) on SLES 12 Update 1 (or higher 12.x version) on 64-bit IBM: Linux on System z (s390x) platform.

This procedure is not meant for those planning/installing Grid Infrastructure (GI) or any other Oracle products.


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