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RE: OEM 2.2. installation blues

From: Jesse, Rich <>
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2001 14:33:01 -0800
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I've actually had a couple other requests to expound upon that, so here 'tis:

Nope, iFS is not working fine, which is why I've shut it down. I've got 8.1.7 on order (should have been here days ago!) for a couple of other platforms, so I'll be able to move the database off of my machine, and attempt to once again re-install as a three-tier, instead of a two-tier. The last time took me 4 weeks and 2 TARs to get it installed! And I still couldn't get JWS to run correctly.

My first problem is that I had already installed OEM v2.2 on my PC. This apparently is not a valid option. Because iFS requires an 8.1.7 install, I installed that in a different ORACLE_HOME, but it wouldn't let me install OEM client required by iFS into the same ORACLE_HOME as it was already installed in another. And there's no way around it. Oracle Support told me to deinstall all Oracle products, including OEM, and reinstall them in a single ORACLE_HOME. They also told me that I wouldn't lose anything by deinstalling OEM, since everything is in the repository DB. But they forgot to tell me that some of my custom backgrounds were stored there (and I forgot, too), so I lost those. Anyway, I reinstalled everything into the same ORACLE_HOME, and fired up iFS. After a major struggle with the 4 or 5 default passwords for different things, I finally got it to work in a completely unsecured manor. I never was able to secure it. Anyone could login and read/write to anyone else's directory. And since the Java Web Server never worked (503 errors when the webpage was surfed to), I will reinstall again using the three-tier model (database is on another machine), once the DB software arrives.

iFS has been a major pain for me-- very little documentation, and what documentation there is seems to serve as a reference guide, as though you already know the product, instead of a tutorial. Kinda interesting concept for an installation manual...

My $.02.

Rich Jesse                          System/Database Administrator             Quad/Tech International, Sussex, WI USA

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Don Jerman []
> Sent: Friday, March 02, 2001 15:46
> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> Subject: Re: OEM 2.2. installation blues
> We're struggling with iAS/ iFS now with a similar box (only
> it's a leftover quad 400,
> 2GB mem from an appserver upgrade), could you elaborate on
> the "TWICE" part?
> "Jesse, Rich" wrote:
> > Hi Patrice,
> >
> > I've successfully installed OEM 2.2 *TWICE* (thanks to
> Oracle Support for
> > telling me that it was the only freaking way to get iFS
> installed on the
> > same box...) on my P-III 800Mhz running Win2K ("WinTuke")
> with SP1 and 512MB
> > memory. You don't mention where your repository DB is,
> however. My DB is
> > an O8. on an OpenVMS box, which frees up about 200MB
> of mem for me.
> >
> > I haven't had any problems regarding the installation.
> It's just AFTER the
> > install that I run into chaos and mayhem. Stupid events
> won't deregister...

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