How to Install Oracle Grid Control 11g (Step by Step Guide)

Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control is a tool to manage and monitor multiple instances of Oracle and non-Oracle platforms such as Microsoft .NET, Microsoft SQL Server, NetApp Filers, BEA weblogic and others.

I’ll show how to install Oracle Grid Control 11g on Oracle Linux (32bit). Here are the main steps:

1) Installation of Oracle Linux (How to Install Oracle Linux 5.6)
2) Installation of Oracle Database 11.2.0.2 (Repository Database)
3) Installation of Java and Weblogic Server (Middleware)
4) Installation of Grid Control
5) Installation of Grid Control Agent to a Target System

Installation of Oracle Database 11.2

After you install Oracle Linux, login as root and create the directories for Grid Control and other software we’ll install:

Because we installed oracle-validated package (How to Install Oracle Linux 5.6), user oracle and the related groups have been already created automatically. Password of the user Oracle is “oracle”. Login as oracle to the system, download the Oracle Database binaries. I’ll use 11.2.0.2 but the steps will be for 11.2.0.1 which you can download from Oracle.com:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/downloads/112010-linuxsoft-085393.html

Unzip the files:

For regular 11.2.0.1 (Linux x86):

Unzip will create a directory named “database”, go into this directory and run “./runInstaller”: