Monday, December 20, 2010

vCloud Director - installation part I

Based on the actual evolutions in the VMware product environment, I decide to installl the new vCloud Director in my home-lab. There are two things which i had to get before starting:

  • Oracle DB 11g for Windows
  • RHEL 5 64bit
After several register processes and hours of downloads I decide to start with the oracle server based on windows. In the future I think i will run it under RHEL also.

Starting with the Oracle DB server there are several things which need my attention, because after the installation the Enterprise Manager (http://localhost:1521/em) was available to me but the listener only reacts on the address. In my opinion there was no way to change it while installing.

First thing i try was diabling the Windows firewall :-) , but without success. Next thing i try was a special command:

tnsping oracle.cjo.local

which reports an error while connecting. After that i try to get an status of the actual configuration with:

lsnrctl status

which shows several TNS-xxxx errors (for example: TNS-03505: Failed to resolve name). After reading some support statements i stopped all services in the server manager.

Then i go to the dbhome_1 directory and edit the tnsnames.ora and listener.ora (configuration files for the service) and change all localhosts to the right DNS name.



After that i start all stopped services (OracleDBConsoleoracle, OracleMTSRecoveryService, OracleOraDb11g_home1TNSListener and OracleServiceORACLE) and check the status via:

lsnrctl status

which shows the right connection name.

Also i try another

tnsping oracle.cjo.local

which shows the following:

Next part now is to install the vCloud Director and try if the connection works. An update will follow...

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