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SharePlex 8.6.6 - Installation Guide

About this Guide Conventions used in this guide Introduction to SharePlex SharePlex pre-installation checklist Set up SharePlex in an Oracle cluster Set up SharePlex on Amazon Cloud Download SharePlex UNIX Installation and Setup Windows Installation and Setup Assign SharePlex users to security groups Basic SharePlex demonstrations Advanced SharePlex Demonstrations Solve Installation Problems Uninstall SharePlex SharePlex Utilities Appendix A: Advanced installer options Appendix B: Install SharePlex as root Appendix C: SharePlex installed items

About the installers

Download SharePlex > About the installers

There are different installers for SharePlex based on the platform type and data store type. This topic helps you understand the differences and the naming conventions used.

Linux and Unix

The SharePlex installer on Linux and Unix is a self-extracting installation file with the extension .tpm.

Oracle:

There is a separate SharePlex installer build for each supported Oracle database and platform.

SharePlex-release#-build#-DatabaseVersion-platform-version-chipset.tpm

Example: SharePlex-8.0.0-b86-oracle110-aix-52-ppc.tpm

Note: If the operating system version that you have is not listed, choose the highest number that is below your version.

Open Target:

The SharePlex Open Target installer supports all Open Target targets on all supported Linux platforms.

SPX-release#-build#-rh-40-amd64-m64.tpm

Important: If installing SharePlex for an Open Target and the source data is anything other than Oracle Unicode or US7ASCII, conversion must be performed before posting to the Open Target. In this case, you must use the Oracle installer rather than the Open Target installer and install an Oracle client on the target to perform the conversion. For more information, see the Open Target section of the Database checklist

The installer creates a temporary target directory, within the current directory, for extraction. This temporary target directory is removed upon installation completion. You can extract the files to a file system that is separate from the SharePlex installation location by using the -t option when running the .tpm file. For additional options, see Appendix A: Advanced SharePlex installer options.

Windows

On Windows, the SharePlex installer is named sp_setup_version.exe. It is a bundle that contains SharePlex binaries for all of the supported databases and versions.

The installer installs the following items:

  • The SharePlex binaries and files
  • The SharePlex for database program
  • The MKS Platform Components program from Parametric Technology Corporation (default C:\Program Files\MKS Toolkit)
  • Windows registry entries under \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432node.
  • One or more SharePlex port_number Windows services (depending on the installed configuration)

Do not remove or modify any of these components while SharePlex is in production, including SharePlex Installer. These components all support SharePlex operation or upgrade.

UNIX Installation and Setup

Install SharePlex on Linux and UNIX
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Install SharePlex on Linux/UNIX for Oracle Database

UNIX Installation and Setup > Install SharePlex on Linux/UNIX for Oracle Database

Read this before you begin:

Run the installer in interactive mode

In interactive mode, you are prompted for each part of the installation information.

  1. Log in to the system as the user that will be named as the SharePlex Administrator during this installation. This user will own the installation files and binaries.

  2. If sp_cop is running, shut it down.

    sp_ctrl> shutdown

  3. Copy the installation file to a temporary directory where you have write permissions.
  4. Grant executable permissions to the file.

    # chmod 555 installation_file

  5. Run the .tpm file. If installing SharePlex in a cluster, run the installer from the primary node (the one to which the shared disk is mounted)

    # ./installation_file

  6. Verify that the information shown on the first screen corresponds to the Oracle version and platform you are upgrading.

  7. You are prompted for the following:

    Prompt

    Input

    Installation type

    Select <New Installation>.

    Product directory location (path)

    Enter the path to the SharePlex installation directory.

    If the specified directory does not exist, the installer creates it. If the directory exists, it must be empty. The installer quits if the directory contains prior SharePlex installations or other files.

    In a cluster, install on the shared disk that you planned for in the Installer Checklist.

    Variable data directory location

    Specify an empty directory. The installer creates the specified directory if it does not exist. Important! Do not install this directory into the SharePlex product directory.

    In a cluster, install the variable-data directory on the shared disk that you planned for in the Installer Checklist.

    SharePlex Admin group

    Enter the DBA-privileged group to which the SharePlex Administrator user belongs, which will own the SharePlex binaries. If the default group of the SharePlex Administrator is oinstall, select any option, and make certain this user is listed under oinstall in the etc/group file. For more information, see the Installer Checklist

    ORACLE_SID of the database

    Enter the Oracle SID of the database for which you are installing SharePlex.

    If you want to use one set of SharePlex binaries to replicate data on a system that contains multiple minor or patch release versions of Oracle Database, select the lowest patch release version that you want to include in replication. Alternatively, you can install separate instances of SharePlex for each Oracle version.

    ORACLE_HOME

    Enter the path to the Oracle HOME directory of the selected Oracle SID.

    TCP/IP port for SharePlex

    Enter the port number to use for SharePlex TCP/IP communications.

    License key (do you have?)

    Press Enter to accept the default of Y (yes). If you do not have a license, enter no. At any point before you run SharePlex you can add the license key with the splex_add_key utility. See SharePlex license utilities.

    License key

    Enter the license key you received from Quest.

    Customer name

    Enter the SiteMessage text string provided by Quest with the license key.

The installer displays the location of the install log file and then quits.

See Next steps.

Next steps

Task Description
Patch SharePlex If you downloaded patches for this version of SharePlex, apply them now.
Run Database Setup

Run the Oracle Setup utility (ora_setup) to establish a database account and connection information for SharePlex. See Oracle Setup (ora_setup)

Set up security See Assign SharePlex users to security groups.
Repeat Repeat all of the installation procedures for all Unix and Linux machines that will be involved in SharePlex replication.
Multi-instance configurations

To install multiple instances of SharePlex on this system, such as to support consolidated replication, see the SharePlex Administrator’s Guide for the correct setup.

Install SharePlex on Linux for Open Target Databases

UNIX Installation and Setup > Install SharePlex on Linux for Open Target Databases

Read this before you begin:

Run the installer in interactive mode

In interactive mode, you are prompted for each part of the installation information.

  1. Log in to the system as the user that will be named as the SharePlex Administrator during this installation. This user will own the installation files and binaries.

  2. (Reinstallations) If sp_cop is running, shut it down.
  3. Copy the installation file to a temporary directory where you have write permissions.
  4. Grant executable permissions to the file.

    # chmod 555 installation_file

  5. Run the .tpm file. If installing SharePlex in a cluster, run the installer from the primary node (the one to which the shared disk is mounted)

    # ./installation_file

  6. You are prompted for the following:

    Prompt for: Input
    Installation type

    Select <New Installation>.

    Product directory location (path)

    Enter the path to the SharePlex installation directory.

    If the specified directory does not exist, the installer creates it. If the directory exists, it must be empty. The installer quits if the directory contains prior SharePlex installations or other files.

    In a cluster, install on the shared disk that you planned for in the Installer Checklist.

    Variable data directory location

    Specify an empty directory. The installer creates the specified directory if it does not exist. Important! Do not install this directory into the SharePlex product directory.

    In a cluster, install the variable-data directory on the shared disk that you planned for in the Installer Checklist.

    SharePlex Admin group

    Enter the DBA-privileged group to which the SharePlex Administrator user belongs, which will own the SharePlex binaries. If the default group of the SharePlex Administrator is oinstall, select any option, and make certain this user is listed under oinstall in the etc/group file. For more information, see the Installer Checklist

    TCP/IP port for SharePlex

    Enter the port number to use for SharePlex TCP/IP communications.

    License key (do you have?)

    Press Enter to accept the default of Y (yes). If you do not have a license, enter no. At any point before you run SharePlex you can add the license key with the splex_add_key utility. See SharePlex license utilities.

    License key

    Enter the license key you received from Quest.

    Customer name Enter the SiteMessage text string provided by Quest with the license key.

The installer displays the location of the install log file and then quits.

See Next steps.

Next steps

Task Description
Patch SharePlex If you downloaded patches for this version of SharePlex, apply them now.
Run Database Setup

Run Database Setup to set up an account and some objects in the database to support SharePlex:

For other Open Target target databases, use the connection command to supply connection information for the Post process to use. This can be done at any time before starting replication. See the SharePlex Administrator’s Guide for instructions for configuring an Open Target database.

Set up security See Assign SharePlex users to security groups.
Repeat Repeat all of the installation procedures for all Unix and Linux machines that will be involved in SharePlex replication.
Multi-instance configurations

To install multiple instances of SharePlex on this system, such as to support consolidated replication, see the SharePlex Administrator’s Guide for the correct setup.

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