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SharePlex 10.1.1 - Installation and Setup for Oracle Source

About this Guide Conventions used in this guide SharePlex pre-installation checklist Download the SharePlex installer Installation and setup for Oracle cluster Installation and setup for remote capture Install SharePlex on Linux and UNIX Install SharePlex on Windows Assign SharePlex users to security groups Set up an Oracle environment for replication Set up replication from Oracle to a different target type Generic SharePlex demonstration-all platforms Advanced SharePlex demonstrations for Oracle Solve Installation Problems Database Setup Utilities General SharePlex Utilities Uninstall SharePlex Advanced installer options Install SharePlex as root Run the installer in unattended mode SharePlex installed items

Solve sp_ctrl problems

Did you assign the users to the SharePlex groups?

Only one SharePlex user, the Administrator who owns the SharePlex binaries and files, is created during SharePlex installation. Other users must be assigned to the appropriate SharePlex user groups. These groups control the authorization levels for various SharePlex functions.

To issue a specific command (such as activate config or stop export), a user must have that command’s authorization level or higher. For example, a SharePlex Administrator (authorization level 1) can issue any command, but a member of the spview group can only issue status commands and a few other commands that do not directly affect the replication processes.

For more information, see Assign SharePlex users to security groups.

Solve host connection problems

If SharePlex cannot resolve a host name, try creating an alias for it using a simple alphanumeric name. Map the name to the alias in the following locations:

  • Network: The NIS and DNS servers
  • UNIX: Local /etc/hosts file
  • Windows: Local hosts file

In the hosts files, put each entry on an individual line. The following is an example, where sysA and sysB are aliases:   sysA   # source system   sysB   # target system

How to find the ORACLE_SID and ORACLE_HOME

When setting up SharePlex to work with an Oracle database, you provide the ORACLE_SID and then SharePlex gets the ORACLE_HOME from the Windows Registry or theoratab file on Unix/Linux. Both values are stored in the SharePlex environment. SharePlex uses the Oracle libraries that are in the location specified with ORACLE_HOME.

To determine the ORACLE_SID and ORACLE_HOME being used by SharePlex

Issue the orainfo command in sp_ctrl.

sp_ctrl (mysysl11:2101)> orainfo

Oracle instance #1:

Oracle SID ora12

Oracle HOME /oracle/products/12

Oracle Version 12

Oracle instance #2:

Oracle SID ora12

Oracle HOME /oracle/products/12

Oracle Version 12

To determine the default ORACLE_SID and ORACLE_HOME on Windows

View the Oracle entry in the Registry at \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORACLE.

To determine the default ORACLE_SID and ORACLE_HOME on UNIX and Linux

On most Unix and Linux systems the oratab file is under /etc/oratab. On Oracle Solaris systems, it is under /var/opt/oracle, but sometimes there is an oratab file in the /etc directory as well.

The entry in the file looks like the following example:


In the example, qa12 is the ORACLE_SID and /qa/oracle/ora12/app/oracle/product/12.0 is the ORACLE_HOME.

Database Setup Utilities

The Database Setup utilities automatically configure a source or target database to allow SharePlex connections and to establish required database components that support replication.

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