Install Oracle Virtual Box w/ Red Hat 6.5

VirtualBox : Creating a New Virtual Machine (VM)

This article shows how to create a new virtual machine using VirtualBox (4.3)

Hardware:

  • Mac Pro
    • 3 GHz 8-Core Intel Xeon E5
    • 32GB RAM
    • 1TB Flash Storage
    • Mac OS X (10.9.2) 

Software:

VM Target Configuration:

  • Redhat Enterprise Linux
    • 2 CPU
    • 8 GB RAM
    • 20GB Local Drive
    • 40GB Shared Storage
 
Startup Oracle Virtual Box on Mac
 
VMInstall-1
Select New to Create VM
Name: rac1
Type: Linux

Version: Red Hat (64 bit)

Memory Size 4096MB

Hard Drive: Create a virtual hard drive now
VMInstall-2
Click Create
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Set File size : 20GB
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Click Create
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You know have an Oracle Virtual Box Install with a VM server Prepped to Install RedHat Linux.
So let us map the Redhat iso file to our VM.
Click Settings
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Since we want to map our iso file, click the storage tab.
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Now we want to Add CD/DVD Device so we need to click the following : VMInstall-8
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Select Choose Disk
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Select the version of Redhat you want to install .. in this case we are installing RedHat version 6.5
Click open
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Click OK
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Click Start
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Select Install or upgrade an existing system
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You can choose to test the media.
Click <enter> to select OK
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Click <enter> to select Test
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….
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Click <enter> to select OK
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Click <enter> to select OK
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Since we only have the one ISO file is no other media to check
Click Tab and then <enter> to select Continue
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Because the media test auto ejects the ISO image we will need to reload the ISO image.
Select the little disk icon VMInstall-21ain the lower right of the screen, you will have to enter (Left Shift) & (Command) at same to to escape mouse.
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With the ISO reloaded.
Click <enter> to load ISO
NewImage
Click Next to start Red Hat Install
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Chose English Click Next
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Chose US English … Click Next
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Select Basic Storage … Click Next
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Because this is a new install we can choose yes
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Enter you hostname, in this case race.localdomain
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Click Next
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Chose you Time Zone … mine was EST … Click Next
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Enter your root password (make sure to remember it …) Click Next
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If you use a weak password you will be warned either enter new password, you can chose to keep weak password.
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Click Next
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Click “Write changes to disk”
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Because this is a starter VM Server I selected Desktop since it load X Windows, then Click Next
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After Package Installer Completes you will see this …
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Click Reboot to startup VM Server.
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 After reboot you will see …

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Click Forward

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Choose “Yes” and then click Forward

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Chose “No” and then click Forward

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Click Register Later

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Click Forward

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Enter details for the system user

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Click Forward

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Accept Default Time …. Click Forward

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Uncheck “Enable Kdump” and Click Finish

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Click Yes

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Click OK … System will reboot

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Once Logged in you are ready to use Desktop

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You now have you basic VM server configured … next we setup the server to run Oracle Grid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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