giovedì 21 giugno 2012

NETCA Fails During Database Installation

Some months ago I encountered this problem:

during installation of a test Oracle Database Net Configuration Assistant failed.

This appened on a 32bit Oracle Linux 5 U4 test VM running on my 64bit AMD desktop PC's VMWare Player.

As stated in Oracle Support it's a known issue on 64bit hardware. (X86 DBCA, NETCA GIVE JAVA HOTSPOT ERROR IF ON X86_64 HARDWARE [ID 942076.1])

The following procedure is the one I followed to solve this problem:

Download and extract patch 8670579 from Oracle Support

So I got then

[oracle@orcl ]$ unzip /home/oracle/

To apply this path we need to use OPatch that is installed as additional software during most Oracle products this case Database installation. This implied that I couldn't patch the system before installing database so the trick is to install Database until NETCA fails then apply patch.

When Net Configuration Assistant fails run OPatch:

[oracle@orcl ]$ /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/db_1/bin/OPatch/opatch apply /home/oracle/8670579

where as usual /home/oracle/8670579 is the path where I unzipped patch.

When patch is applied I clicked RETRY button and this time Net Configuration Assistant completed successfully!!

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