Installing Siebel 8.2.2 on Linux x86-64 Part-1

1. Verifying Siebel Prerequisites and Installing the Database   Client .
The first step will be to check all the Prerequisites required for sieble installation.So we will be .
a.checking the operating system prerequisites for    installing a Siebel Enterprise Server on Linux, including      verifying the operating system, user, and database. and install the 32-bit Oracle database client, a prerequisite for configuring a Siebel Enterprise that uses an Oracle database.

1.1.1 Configuration details:-

  • 64 bit 11g Database
  • 32 bit Database Client
  • Java Developer Kit (JDK) version 1.6
  • Siebel 8.2.2
  • OEL & Kernel Version
    #cat /etc/*-release ———{EL server 5.4 }
    # uname –a   {To varify kernel Version}
    For Example:-
  • Linux vm50.vTest.localdomain 2.6.32-200.13.1.el5uek #1 SMP Thue Jun 18 02:02:33 EDT 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
  •  Oracle Validate Package Installed or Not?
    # rpm -qa | grep oracle-validated

1.1.2 Install Oracle Database 11g as per oracle documentation.

  • Oracle Database 11g 64 bit
  • Oracle Database user and Groups
    # whoami {To determine which one is current user}
    # groups  {To determine all the groups of current user}
  • Varfy oracle Database , ORACLE_HOME and other Environment variables are set , Tnsping to ping database ,
  • # echo $ORACLE_HOME
    # tnsping SIEBLE_DB_NAME

1.1.3 Create Tablespaces for Siebel
We need to create table-space for the Siebel Database that we will be populating later.
We have created two tables , siebelts and siebelindexts {for siebel indexes}.

1.1.4 Install 32 bit Oracle Database Client to support Siebel Application.
 Go to
Select Oracle Database Software for Linux x-86 as we are installing 32 bit Oracle Database Client.

Download  “Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Client ( for Linux x86 ”
Unzip the downloaded File and go to newly created directory
# unzip -o
# cd client

  • Run “runInstaller” script to install Oracle Database Client 11g.
    “On a side note we need to install oracle ODBC drivers as  Oracle Siebel installation uses Oracle ODBC drivers to connect to the database.”
    # rpm -qa | grep unixODBC  {To check Unix ODBC Drivers are Installed on the computer before Installing the client}
    Result should be like for example :-
  • {Twice because we will have one for 32-bit version and other for 64-bit version}
  •  Now run “runInstaller” select Custom Installation
  • Select language :-
  • Installer detects oracle database already installed on the system and select s/w home automatically. But as we know that database installed is 64 bit and client that we are installing is 32 bit so they are Incompatible.
  • Change the Software location Directory.
  • Components to Select are: –
    Oracle Database Utilities, SQL*Plus and Oracle ODBC Driver.
  • Click finish on the summary screen to install components.
  • Run the root script {But we already have Oracle database installed hence we will not run root script?}
  • Click ok and you should get a success message as
  • Test the 32-bit database client by running the 32-bit version of sql*plus , Verify ORACLE_HOME is set and go to client directory
    # echo $ORACLE_HOME
    # cd $ORACLE_HOME
    #cd ../client
    #cd bin
    Now Run the local Version of the sqlplus and confirm that it connects to the database.
    # sqlplus sys@obidb as sysdba

So we conclude that have installed 32 bit client successfully.

2. Downloading the Siebel Software and Creating an Installation Image.

2.1. Download Siebel Software.

2.2 Creating Installation Image

  • Create a directory Where you want to stage Image ,
    #mkdir Siebel_Install_Image
    #mkdir Siebel_Install_Image/JAR_Files
    #chown -R oracle:oinstall Siebel_Install_Image/JAR_Files
  • Unzip all the files to a directory , Lets say /u01/Siebel_Install_Image/JAR_Files
  • We need to extract following Files{Downloaded from Edelievery} :-
    Third-Party Applications , Base Applications , English Language pack and Image Creator files.
  • go to the Jar Directory ,These jar files will be used by “Siebel Network Image Creator” to create the installation image used to install Siebel Enterprise and Siebel Web Server Extension.
  • {Siebel Network Image Creator Script}, used to create installation Images.
  • Set JAVA_HOME Environment Pointing to java installation.
    # export JAVA_HOME=../../jdk1.6.0_29
  • Run Image Creator Script {}.
    # ./ {Invokes Siebel Image Creator Utility that has simple set of screens}
  • Select create a new image option.
  • Select a directory where you want to copy product install images. As we are following slandered Oracle Procedure we keep it as /u01/Siebel_Install_Image
  • Select Linux as Platform
  • Select the product for image creation.
  • Select Language English.
  • Image creator will now extract all the files which can be screen on the command prompt.
  • Click finish to complete Siebel Installation wizard.
  • We created Two Installers:-
    One for Siebel Enterprise Server.
    Other for Siebel Web Server Extension


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