Oracle Fusion Middleware & Application Server

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Oracle on OS X Intel (Part 2)

Today I got some time to test the new Oracle on my MacBook Pro. Really cool stuff.
Installation is quite simple, just follow the Installation Guide. Only thing what is missing, is that you have to set the Environment Variable DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/lib in order to use all necessary utilities (e.g. lsnrctl, sqlplus aso.)

You should also set all mentioned settings according to the Installation Guide, like Kernel Settings and specially ulimits, I forget the ulimits and immediately as I wanted to create a Database I receive TNS-12547 lost contact :-( , just set as the oracle user "ulimit -Hn 65536 and ulimit -Sn 65536" and start the creation of the Database and everything will run :-)

Here you will see, that it's really Oracle on OS X :-) (see last line)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Oracle Database 10g Release 2 ( for Mac OS X (Intel) available

My first post about a long time is about the availability of Oracle Database 10g Release 2 ( for Mac OS X on Intel Platform :-) Cool, now I can use my Mac ProBook with almost every Oracle Tools.

The Download can be found under Oracle TechNet.