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Installing Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control on Linux and upgrading the repository database to

This note explains the procedure used to install Grid Control on a Linux operating system (64 bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.6) as well as the steps taken to upgrade the repository database from the default version to

We will be using the silent installation method and not doing the installation using the OUI in interactive mode.

The steps can be broadly outlined as follows:

• Install any missing RPM’s especially the 32 bit RPM’s needed for OEM
• Create the users and groups
• Configure kernel parameters and hosts file
• Edit the response files needed for the silent installation
• Install Grid Control (OMS and Agent) using response files
• Upgrade Grid Control to using response files
• Configure database repository ( and OMS using response files
• Upgrade repository database to 10g Release 2 ( using DBUA
• Apply patch to database software and upgrade repository database to

Download the software

Download the Grid Control software from the following link:

We need the OEM Grid Control base release and the patch release.


Create a staging directory and unzip all the downloaded software there.

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