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SharePlex 9.0.1 - Installation Guide

About this Guide Conventions used in this guide System Requirements SharePlex pre-installation checklist Installation and setup for Oracle cluster Installation and setup for cloud-hosted databases Download SharePlex 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 between SQL Server databases Set up replication between different database types Basic SharePlex demonstrations Advanced SharePlex demonstrations Solve Installation Problems Uninstall SharePlex SharePlex Utilities Advanced installer options Install SharePlex as root Run the installer in unattended mode SharePlex installed items

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.

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 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.

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 an Oracle client on the target to perform the conversion. The client must be the Administrator installation type. For more information, see Open Target checklist.

Install SharePlex on Linux and UNIX

Contents

 

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. For more information, see Installation and setup for Oracle cluster.

    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. For more information, see Installation and setup for Oracle cluster.

    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 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.

    In an Oracle cluster, the ORACLE_SID must be an alias in the tns_names.ora file that is used for all cluster nodes. For more information, see Set up SharePlex in an Oracle cluster.

    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.

    For licensing on a cluster, see Installation and setup for Oracle cluster

    At any point before you run SharePlex you can add the license key with the splex_add_key utility. For more information, 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 Database Setup utility for Oracle (ora_setup) to establish a database account and connection information for SharePlex. For more information, see Database Setup for Oracle.

(Heterogeneous replication)

Install SharePlex on the Open Target and perform setup operations. See:

Set up security For more information, 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 Run SharePlex in the SharePlex Administrator’s Guide.

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.

    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.

    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 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. For more information, 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.
Set up security For more information, see Assign SharePlex users to security groups.
Perform Database Setup and other setup tasks

For more information, see Set up replication between different database types.

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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