ODX X5-2: Startx / X-Windows Missing In New ODA Installed with EL6 - Not Able To Deploy ODA (Doc ID 2135295.1)

Last updated on MARCH 02, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database Appliance X5-2 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
ODA, deployment,GridInst.pl,VNC,startx,X-windows,EL6,ODA installation

Goal

How to deploy the Oracle Database Appliance X5-2 if startx / X-Windows is missing on a new ODA 

In this scenario the ODA X5-2 box was shipped with Oracle Linux 6 Pre-Loaded.
However, It seems that Linux 6 is not loaded with X-Windows. This note may provide alternative steps for deployment without using startx X-windows.

The OAK Patch version "12.1.2.6" is not a good software to install on NEW ODA machines as some of the FIRMWARE and OTHER patches are missing
You should install "12.1.2.5" version of OAK and upgrade to "12.1.2.6".

The following steps may not work as the current 12.1.2.6 patch bundle is only for the OS and may not include the required FW,INFRA patches as well as GI patches.
That stated, you can try the following before reimaging to 12.1.2.5 and upgrading to 12.1.2.6 which is the current documented steps as stated in 888888.1 Note for the ODA

Please refer to 888888.1 for complete information on the patching and upgrading of the ODA first

 

ASSUMPTION

The network setup is completed for the new ODA Machine (X5-2).

The "oakcli deploy" command requires that X-Windows is installed
However, the latest Oracle Linux 6 version does not come with startx.

Upgrading to 12.1.2.6 will avoid problems as startx is included in the older ODA version.
The steps here are provided as a potential solution if you receive and ODA with only EL6 pre-installed.
 

Solution

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