11g Release 2 for Windows – Single Database Installation Guide

The following illustrates the installation of Oracle 11g Release 2 database on Windows. Installation is quite straight forward.

Before installing the database you can optionally install grid infrastructure which offers some nice feature – for instance Oracle Restart and ASM. The install guide for grid infrastructure can be found here.

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11g Release 2 for Windows – Grid Infrastructure Installation for Single Databases

The following pictures show the grid infrastructure installation of Oracle 11g Release 2 for Windows. This is a rather short posting without much text because the pictures are quite self-explaining.

Requirements

Windows

Note there is no grid infrastructure or ASM for 32-bit Windows!

According to the documentation the following Windows versions are certified for Oracle 11g Release 2:

  • Windows Server 2003 x64 with service pack 1 or higher.
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 x64
  • Windows Server 2008 x64 Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Web, and Foundation editions.
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Web, and Foundation editions

Windows Core Editions are NOT supported!

Storage

For storing your database you can use the following storage options:

  • plain file system (NTFS recommended or FAT)
  • ASM
  • Oracle NFS for Windows

In this guide we are using ASM for storing our data files.

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11g Release 2 for Windows – Grid Infrastructure Installation Buggy?

I just tried installing Oracle 11g Relese 2 on Windows 2008 R2 64-bit and Windows 2008. The system were installed with Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 standard edition 64-bit on a VMWARE server with 4 core with two core assigned to each virtual machine.

Until now i was unable to install it successfully. It always failed with:

[INS-20802] Grid Infrastructure Configuration failed

This is a short blog post about my findinds. Maybe someone else experience this issue as well  and leaves a comment.

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