Requirements for Installing Oracle 10gR2 RDBMS on SLES 11 on zLinux (s390x)
(Doc ID 1290360.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 06, 2020
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.2 to 10.2.0.5 [Release 10.2] Linux on IBM Z
IBM zSeries Based Linux
Linux for zSeries
This note explains the requirements that need to be met for a successful installation of release 10.2.0.2 (a 1 DVD set which includes the base release and all fixes from prior patchsets including 10.2.0.2) on SUSE 11 on the IBM: Linux on System z platform (s390x).
It is NOT the purpose of this NOTE to repeat every "how-to" step that is presented in the 10gR2 Installation Guide manual. 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 Preinstallation Requirements" of the 10gR2 Installation Guide manual.
As can be observed in the "Certify" section of Metalink, the minimum required version of 10gR2 on zLinux s390x SLES-11 is Oracle Database Enterprise Edition version 10.2.0.5.
You will begin with a "software only" (no database) installation of 10.2.0.2, and immediately patch it to 10.2.0.5
The Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA) can then be used to create a 10.2.0.5 database. Note that a new or custom database will be at 10.2.0.5, while a template database will be at 10.2.0.2 (see <Note:339614.1>)
The 10.2.0.2 software is no longer available for download from the Oracle edelivery site, nor OTN - please follow the instructions in <note:1071023.1> to obtain the 10.2.0.2 software.
This procedure is meant for those planning to install Oracle Server 10.2.0.2.0 (or above) on SLES-11 on the IBM: Linux on System z (s390x) platform.
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