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Install Oracle Grid Control 11g on Linux 64 Bit

September 14, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Download the following patches from Oracle

Grid software


Weblogic Software 



Invoke the software like

<Java_home>/bin/java -d64 -jar wls1032_generic.jar

Once the install is done  , you need to apply patch WDJ7   p9438213   to the WLS home before installing grid control . refer to note 1072763.1 for instructions to apply online/offline patch to WLS

Additional notes not mentioned in the metalink note

If you run the script as follows

./bsu.sh -prod_dir=/u01/oracle/Middleware/wlserver_10.3 -patch_download_dir=/u01/oracle/Middleware/utils/bsu/cache_dir -patchlist=4D53,NIXN, ,XLXA -verbose -install -log=/tmp/error.log

and it  fails with errors –

Encountered unrecognized patch ID: 4D53

Encountered unrecognized patch ID: NIXN

Encountered unrecognized patch ID: XLXA

To fix this –

Rename the file patch-catalog_15563.xml as patch-catalog.xml in the cache_dir .

This completes the installation of web logic

Install Grid Control

Before you install grid control , make sure you have a database to install the grid control repository

Make sure the following parameters are set

sessions_cached_cursors  > = 200

log_buffer > =  10485760

processes > = 500

Grid  control also requires 200Mb  of undo tablespace

Also you will have to deconfigure dbconsole if its installed on the database

Single instance  

<Database_Oracle_Home>/bin/emca -deconfig dbcontrol db -repos drop -SYS_PWD <sys password> -SYSMAN_PWD <sysman_password>

RAC database

<Database_Oracle_Home>/bin/emca -deconfig dbcontrol db -repos drop  -cluster -SYS_PWD <sys password> -SYSMAN_PWD <sysman_password>

Go to the download location and invoke the ./runInstaller

For further instruction of Grid Install  refer to Oracle note  ID 1059516.1

Once you install has finished  you should be able to connect to the following URLS

Use the following URL to access:

1. Enterprise Manager Grid Control URL: <a href="https://hostname.xxx-group.com:7799/em">https://hostname.xxx-group.com:7799/em</a>

2. Admin Server URL: <a href="https://hostname.xxx-group.com:7101/console">https://hostname.xxx-group.com:7101/console</a>

The following details need to be provided during the additional OMS install:

1. Admin Server Hostname: hostname.xxx-group.com

2. Admin Server Port: 7101

Other issues you will encouter with GRID control as as follows

After installing Grid Control, you may see the target “/secFarm_GCDomain/GCDomain/EMGC_ADMINSERVER/FMW Welcome Page Application(” reported as DOWN:

Steps to fix this issue

Patch 9431704 fixes this issue and is available via Oracle My Support. make sure you download the correct version of the patch or it will fail to install, also download the latest version of OPATCH from oracle support

Check the version of the software by running opatch lsinventory

Stop all Oracle Management Server processes:

Unzip patch 9431704

Set ORACLE_HOME to Middleware oracle_common directory and apply patch:

Start OMS processes:

After  applying this one-off patch, FMW Welcome Page Application should no longer be reported as down:

Another issue  reported on Grid console is

Incident (BEA-101020 [HTTP]) detected in …/user_projects/domains/GCDomain/servers/EMGC_OMS1/adr/diag/ofm/GCDomain/EMGC_OMS1/alert/log.xml

To resolve the above issue to need to apply a couple of patches to the agent  see oracle note 1139600.1

Download patch 9882856  , part of the patch you need to shut the agent down ,if you encounter the following error

Environment variable ORACLE_UNQNAME not defined. Please set ORACLE_UNQNAME to database unique name.

You need to set the following env variables

export ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/agent11g/
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/u01/app/oracle/agent11g/lib


You will also need to add the follwing so that the WLS incidents that match this regx are filtered

Edit the AGENT_HOME/sysman/config/emd.properties  file and add the following


To manually clear the exisiting or old alert  you need to download and apply patch 9914120

another issue you may encounter is

EMD runCollection error:
host_storage::storage_reporting_data:snmhsutl.c:executable nmhs should have root suid enabled

Refer to oracle note ID 435793.1 , you probably forgot to run root.sh  from the agent home

specific to my environment after running root.sh i still had the above issue , the problem was that the /u01 mount where  the oracle software was installed was mounted with the nosuid .

useful documents from Oracle metalink

How to Download and Apply the Recommended WLS patch on WLS for 11g grid Control Installation or Upgrade [ ID 1072763.1]

How to Install Web Logic Server for Installing 11g grid Control [ ID 1063762.1]

NOTE:1059516.1 – Step by Step Installation of Enterprise Manager Grid Control
NOTE:1063112.1 – Grid Control 11g: Example for Installing WebLogic Server 10.3.2 on OEL 5.3 x86_64
NOTE:1063587.1 – Case Study – Installing Grid Control – Installation of jdk1.6 0n Linux x86_64 Before Installing WebLogic Server 10.3.2
NOTE:1064495.1 – Grid Control 11g: How to Install on OEL5.3 x86_64 with a Repository Database
NOTE:1071392.1 – How to de-install Web Logic Server (WLS) 10.3 ?
NOTE:1072763.1 – How to Download and Apply the Recommended WLS patch WDJ7 on WLS for 11g Grid Control Installation or Upgrade

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