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11g Release 2 (11.2) for Solaris Operating System
Part Number E10847-02
11g Release 2 (11.2) for Solaris Operating System
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The latest certification information for Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2) is available on My Oracle Support (formerly OracleMetaLink) at:
A list of unavailable features and products is available in Section 2, "Features Not Available or Restricted in This Release," in Oracle Database Readme.
Database Smart Flash Cache Support
Database Smart Flash Cache is supported on Solaris and Oracle Enterprise Linux only.
Oracle Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System and Oracle Automatic Storage Management Dynamic Volume Manager Support
Oracle Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System and Oracle Automatic Storage Management Dynamic Volume Manager are supported only on Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.0 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 on Linux x86 and Linux x86-64. On Windows x64, Oracle CFS and Oracle ADVM are only supported on Windows Server 2003.
Refer to the installation guides for the preinstallation requirements. However, the following section contains additional preinstallation requirement:
On Solaris 10, setting kernel parameters in
/etc/system is deprecated. However, if you set shared memory using project settings, then you may encounter the following error:
ORA-27102: out of memory
Set memory, both by using allocations with project commands, and continue to provide memory settings in
/etc/system. For example,
To set memory to 4 GB:
/etc/system with a text editor, and set the following values:
set shmsys:shminfo_shmmax=4294967295 set shmsys:shminfo_shmmni=100 set shmsys:shminfo_shmseg=10 set semsys:seminfo_semmni=70 set semsys:seminfo_semmns=200 set shmsys:shminfo_shmmin=1
Set project memory settings in the kernel similar to the following:
$ prctl -n project.max-shm-memory -r -v 4G -i project 3 $ projmod -sK "project.max-shm-memory=(privileged,4G,deny)" default
Create the project in
/etc/project for the Oracle Database installation owner,
oracle, and OSDBA group,
dba, using projects -l so that the value persists after system restarts:
% projects -l ... ... OASB projid : 3 comment: "" users : oracle groups : dba attribs: project.max-shm-memory=(privileged,4294967295,deny)
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 8929233.
Review the following sections for information about issues that affect Oracle Database installation, configuration, and upgrade:
For late-breaking updates and best practices about preupgrade, postupgrade, compatibility, and interoperability discussions, refer to Note 785351.1 on My Oracle Support (formerly OracleMetaLink) (
https://support.oracle.com/) that links to "Oracle 11gR2 Upgrade Companion" page.
If you install an Oracle RAC database after installing Oracle grid infrastructure for a cluster, then the Specify Database Storage Options screen indicates that "Automatic Storage Manager File System (ASMFS)" is a storage option for Oracle Database files.
Ignore this sentence. Either select a file system for storage, or select Automatic Storage Management.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 9032054
When installing the grid infrastructure for Oracle Database 11g Release 2 with GNS and the OCR and voting disks on ASM,
root.sh may fail with error
PROT-1: Failed to initialize ocrconfig
The failing command is
group, and TNS-12560 can be found in sqlnet log file.
group entry for the group being used by OCR, temporarily reduce the number of users listed for this group, and restart the installation.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 8979500.
When you install Oracle grid infrastructure (Oracle Clusterware and Oracle ASM) on clusters created using Sun Clusterware and Oracle9i Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC), then an issue on some systems may prevent the installer from detecting which nodes are cluster members of the existing cluster.
If the installer does not detect all nodes of the existing cluster, then you must select manually all the nodes where Oracle9i Oracle RAC is installed. If you select only a subset of the nodes that are part of your existing Oracle 9i Oracle RAC installation, then the existing Oracle 9i Oracle RAC installation will have problems.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 9040596.
The SSH setup script,
Disk1/sshsetup/sshUserSetup.sh, fails with the following errors as the installation media shows incorrect path:
./sshUserSetup.sh: /usr/local/bin/ssh: not found ./sshUserSetup.sh: /usr/local/bin/ssh-keygen: not found
Copy the executables to
cp /usr/bin/ssh-keygen /usr/local/bin/ssh-keygen cp /usr/bin/ssh /usr/local/bin/ssh
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 9044791.
rootupgrade.sh script displays the following error while upgrading ASM from release 10.1.0.5 to Oracle grid infrastructure release 11.2:
Failure 3 at CSS context initialization
Ignore this error message and proceed with the upgrade.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 8853996.
Use the standalone version of the deinstallation tool to remove Oracle Database Gateway, instead of running the deinstallation tool from the Oracle home.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 9039543.
Oracle Database Upgrade Assistant reports the following error message in the trace files after upgrading Oracle RAC database from release 10.2.0.5 to release 11.2:
PRKR-1078 : Database new of version 10.2.0.0.0 cannot be administered using current version of srvctl.
Ignore this error message.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 8915673.
The command-line utility, DVCA, fails to add more languages to Oracle Database Vault giving the following error:
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: (path)/lib/libocijdbc11.so: ld.so.1: java: fatal: (path)/lib/libocijdbc11.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
–d64 option when starting DVCA:
dvca -d64 -action addlanguages
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 9151315.
The following sections contain information about issues related to Oracle Database 11g and associated products:
If Global Services Daemon is enabled, then it may fail to start on all nodes of a cluster when Oracle grid infrastructure is started or when the nodes are restarted. You can verify the daemon state by running the following command:
srvctl status nodeapps
If required, run the following command on any one node in Oracle grid infrastructure for a cluster to start the daemon on all the nodes:
srvctl start nodeapps
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 9075123.
Oracle Universal Installer does not copy the translated help files to Oracle database home directory when you select the Spanish or French language.
On the Select Product Languages page, select both the Latin American Spanish and Spanish to get the help files translated in Spanish; and select both the Canadian French and French for the translated help files in French.
This issue is tracked with Oracle bug 9147106.
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