Monday, 29 June 2015

Oracle SES silent installation on Linux using responsefile

Starting with Oracle SES installation and configuration make sure that the certified OS is checked.

SES is not certified on Linux 6

Oracle SES Linux Certifications

Oracle SES is certified to run only on the following Linux operating systems:
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 (Update 6 or higher to support WebLogic)
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS and ES (Update 3 or higher)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 AS and ES (or later updates)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

I will explain how to install  SES using a responsefile but you all have the option of running it in easy and friendly GUI mode by setting up the DISPLAY variable.
Oracle provides the SES dump on edelivery in two parts ,which need to be downloaded and unzipped.
SES creates its own database and has separate weblogic server to administer it.

Lets begin the SES installation and Configuration:--

>> Installation has to be done with a non-root user.
>> open the response file make the following changes.
response file includes two parts. You only need to provide values in the first part. Values in the second part have already been set. You should never change them.

ORACLE_HOME_NAME=sesdev --> This is unique and limited to just 8 characters.
ORACLE_BASE=/psoft/oracle --> your oracle software location
ORACLE_HOME=/psoft/oracle/seshome --> this is your ses home location where SES specific files are installed                                                        
SEARCH_DATA_STORAGE_LOCATION=/psoft/oracle/oradata -->directory for datafiles,control files,redo logs.                                                                                                                       
SEARCH_ADMIN_PASSWORD=xxxxxxxx--> this is search serve administrative password and has to be of atleast 8 characters with 1 numerical must.                                                                                
SEARCH_HTTP_PORT=7777 --> this is http port of search server, that will be configured in later stage,  not to mention ports less then 1024 will need root privileges to start the server so avoid that, and also avoid 1521 port
COMPONENT_LANGUAGES=("en") --> choose the various languages from the options given.

The chraracter set is by default AL32UTF8 which is mentioned in part 2 of the response file.

>> i specifically skipped the prerequsite check done by oracle by running this:--

./runInstaller -ignoreSysPrereqs -silent -responseFile /psoft/dumps/ses_11_1_2_2_0_linux64/response/server.rsp

and the installation kicked off going into success

Rest of the configuration in abundance in other blogs, Let me know if any of you run into issues .

Keep Experimenting


  1. Lucid and wonderful...keep it up dude!!!

  2. I absolutely agree with you that it's nice lesson for those who wants to learn something.