Oracle silent installation is straightforward though it always change a little with every major release. Here I show you tricks and tips during Oracle 11gR2 silent installation.
Command /2 tricks/
directory_path/runInstaller -silent [-noconfig] -responseFile absolute_path/response_file
It is case-sensitive !
Real story /tips and tricks/
#If oracle home is not empty and we didn’t use runInstaller *** -force option, it will die with following messages
CAUSE: The chosen installation conflicted with software already installed in the given Oracle home.
ACTION: Install into a different Oracle home.
# If system are not satisfied with Oracle installation requirement, it will show
CAUSE: Some of the optional prerequisites are not met. See logs for details. /oracle/OraInventory/logs/…log
ACTION: Identify the list of failed prerequisite checks from the log: /oracle/OraInventory/logs/….log. Then either from the log file or from installation manual find the appropriate configuration to meet the prerequisites and fix it manually.
[WARNING] [INS-13014] Target environment do not meet some optional requirements.
# If DECLINE_SECURITY_UPDATES is not set to FALSE, Oracle will try to set up OCM (Oracle configuration management with metalink credential), it will died with following messages.
[SEVERE] – Email Address Not Specified
# If DBA and OS group is not specified properly, it may die with following messages
CAUSE: User is not a member of one or more of the chosen OS groups.
ACTION: Please choose OS groups of which user is a member.