PeopleTools 8.53 : How To Install Oracle Client from PeopleSoft Image

by Prashant on May 9, 2013

in PeopleSoft Administration

PeopleSoft Images are a great way to get started with PeopleSoft within couple of hours. PeopleSoft application installed in Oracle Virtual Box VM, may be accessed from the Windows Client machine where developers/DBA might want to use Oracle Client, App Designer, Data Mover for variety of purposes.

For PeopleTools Clients like App Designer, Datamover to work, Oracle Client (32-bit) should be installed. In theispost we will see how to install Oracle 32 bit client from PeopleSoft Virtual Machine.

After being started, PeopleSoft Virtual appliance can be accessed from Windows machine as network share. By default there will be 3 items in this network share i.e. ca (change assistant), client (peopletools client) and oracle client.

Step1: To install Oracle Client, first get the IP address of the PeopleSoft 9.2 Virtual Machine by using ifconfig command.

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Step 2: Now enter this IP Address in Start > Run on Windows machine. This will open up the network share for the Virtual appliance. Go to ‘Oracle Client’ and then copy contents on your local machine.

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Step3: Extract the Oracle Client setup and navigate to client/install folder and run oui. Follow the steps and finish the Oracle Client installation.

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Step4: Copy tnsnames.ora to ORACLE_CLIENT_HOME/network/admin

tnsnames.ora file copied from network share already has tns entries for the PeopleSoft 9.2 applications installed in PeopleSoft Image.

Also Read:  PeopleTools 8.53: Install PeopleTools 8.53 on Windows 7

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Maher July 13, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Prashant, this doesn’t work on Window 8, does it? I’m getting the below fatal error when trying to install it. I looked into oracle.client_InstantClient.xml and don’t see Windows 8 in there. Any ideas budd?

INFO: refDataFile: C:\Users\Maher\Desktop\oracle-client-mswin-x86-32\client\stage\cvu\oracle.client_InstantClient.xml
INFO: isCustomRefDataFilePresent: true
SEVERE: [FATAL] Reference data is not available for verifying prerequisites on this operating system distribution.

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Prashant July 14, 2014 at 12:24 am

Hey Maher
I’ve Windows 8 and it has been working fine for me. 🙂 I would suggest few things:
1. Try to copy the oracle client zipped installer files on the local machine, unzip it and then try to install the setup.
2. oracle client Setup might be corrupt in that particular image. You can try to get the latest oracle 32 bit client setup from Oracle Technology Network (OTN) site and if see it works.
3. Try to install the same setup file on any other Windows 8 OS too.
Let me know.

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Roger October 21, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Step 3 is a little sparse…”Follow the steps…”
What options should one choose: InstanClient, Administrator, Runtime, or custom?

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