I am setting up a new test environment with Oracle EBS R12 release on OEL 5 with VMWare Fusion on a new Macbook Pro.
To install Oracle E-Business, we have two main options to stage the more than 20 DVDs that are part of a normal 11i or R12 EBS implementation. The first is to manually feed each DVD into the drive during the Rapid Install program for EBS installation. As you can imagine, this is very tedious and not convenient. The second option is far more convenient, use the perl script called adautostg.pl that comes with the Rapid Install DVD. The adautostg.pl script is on the Oracle R12 EBS Applications Rapid Install Start Here DVD and located under the /startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz directory on the DVD. However, there is a problem that may cause the autostage feature to fail with your R12 EBS installation. I ran into this problem today when I was trying to stage my R12 EBS test environment by running adautostg.pl. It appears that sometimes adautostg.pl cannot find the correct disk label and fails to access the automounted DVD. Since my new firm just became an Oracle partner, it still is a week or two before I can open a new iTar to resolve
this issue. However, suffice it to say, this issue with adautostg.pl has been around since 11i EBS release. My solution? Either load the DVDs one at a time during the Rapid Install process or copy over the 20 DVDs to a manually created staging area.
Stay tuned as we will cover how to implement RAC with single instance R12 EBS in an upcoming post!