Introduction to Oracle Database 11g

A database is a collection of both homogeneous and non-homogeneous data. Oracle Database 11g is a software program that communicates with a database to add, access, update and modify data. Oracle Database 11g was released in 2007 and new features are enabled to help the administrators and developers adapt to the changes as per business requirements. The following is the procedure to install Oracle 11g.

Installation of Oracle Database 11g

To install the Oracle Database 11g software, Oracle Universal installer is used. First of all, to install Oracle Database 11g you must have a DVD or downloaded DVDs. In this article, you will be shown the downloaded DVD version.

The following command is used to test the installer requirements. If the test is passed, then the system is ready to launch the universal installer.



The following is the screenshot that describes the above process in detail:

Step 1: The image below shows you the installation wizard. Select the appropriate product to be installed. Here I have chosen Oracle Database 11g.

Click Next to continue.

Step 2: The image below shows the selection process to install basic starter database. Enter the global database name, password and confirm password.

Click Next to continue.

Step 3: In this step, you have to mention the inventory directory and set the location to /u01/app/oracle/oraInventory, choose the default operating system option “oinstall” as shown in the image below:

Click Next to continue.

Step 4: As shown in the image below, the installer will check all the system needs for installing and configuring Oracle Database 11g.

Click next to proceed.

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Step 5: Oracle Configuration Manager registration window appears and will allow you to choose configuration information. You can select the option to enable as shown in the figure below:

Click next to continue.

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Step 6: As shown in the figure below, it displays the Summary window to check the contents needed to be installed.

Click Install to continue.

Step 7: The progress bar appears. The image below shows the progress wizard.

Step 8: As soon as the progress bar reaches 100 and configuration assistant windows appears, choose Oracle database configuration assistant. 

Step 9: In this step, the database is being created. 

Wait till the process bar reach 100%.

Step 10: After the database is created, you can unlock the user you wanted to use as shown in the image below:

Click ok to continue.

Step 11: In this step, execute configuration window appears, then execute these commands and to start as a root user. 

Click Ok to continue

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Step 12: Enter the code instruction in the windows terminal:

su -
cd /u01/app/oracle/oraInventory
cd ../product/11.1.0/db_1

Step 13: Get back to the installer and click OK to continue as shown in the figure below:

Step 14: As shown in the image below, click “EXIT” to end the installation process.

Test for installation

Perform the steps listed below to test whether your installation is successful or not.

Step 1: Enter the below-mentioned URL in the web browser:

https://:1158/em ( change the hostname according to your systems localhost or IP address)

As shown in the image below, choose the option “accept this certification permanently

Click ok to continue.

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Step 2: You will find the login wizard as shown in the image below:

Enter the login credentials and Click Login to proceed.

Step 3: Homepage of Database appears as shown in the image below:


I hope this article has served the purpose and you have a clear idea on how to install Oracle Database 11g on Linux and perform a test to check the database connection. 

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