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Requirements for Installing Oracle 12.2 on SLES 12 on IBM: Linux on System z (Doc ID 2454416.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 04, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.2.0.1 to 12.2.0.1 [Release 12.2]
Linux on IBM Z

Purpose

 This note explains the requirements that need to be met for a successful installation of Oracle RDBMS 12.2.0.1 release on SUSE 12 on IBM: Linux on System z (s390x). These guidelines apply to cluster (RAC) or standalone / single instances.
It is NOT the purpose of this NOTE to repeat every "how-to" step that is presented in the 12.2 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 the 12.2 Installation Guide manuals found here.
Download the Oracle 12.2 for IBM Linux on System Z
- Oracle website
- 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)

Scope

 This procedure is meant for those planning/installing Oracle 12c RDBMS release 12.2 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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