800xA SV5.1 IM Installation
I am trying to install a small 800xA SV5.1 test system with an IM server.
I have been using the automated installation (DC, Aspect, Connectivity) with success until I get to the IM server.
I am trying to install Oracle 11gR2 and the ABB Installation splash screen comes up as "greyed out". The only available buttons are "Reset" and "Exit".
I've installed all other 800xA pre-requisites on the IM server manually, but now I am back to Oracle with no success.
Has anyone else encountered the "greyed out" splash screen?
You should seek help from your regional ABB support team.
I know two things that have disturbed Oracle in the past:
1) Very large amount of processor cores
2) Multiple NICs with different DNS suffixes on them
For 1), disabling all but 4 or 8 (or what was chosen) allowed install.
For 2), disabling all but primary NIC (connecting to the own domain) allowed install.
As a note, prior to installing any other software on the node for the IM, and I am assuming that this is an separate node, and not a single node system, it is required that you install the Oracle Software first before any 800xA software. I am also assuming that you are installing SV 5.1 FP4/RevE, or close to that. This means that you will be installing the 64-bit version of Oracle.
Bona fide media, or "home made" DVD/USB stick"?
I'm asking because I recently made a mistake trying to slim the 6.0 media repository to preserve some precious space on some virtual machines for test/workshop.
Oracle media had some "4567" files but one (1) is hidden (oui.exe - Oracle Universal Installer) and it did not tag along when I made my file copying in Windows... as an effect, the Oracle install on 6.0 did not complete.
Once I found the deviating file count I quickly found the culprit, oui.exe and could append/repair the custom media repository and proceed with installing.
Another colleague of mine has been working on this issue of Oracle not installing.
He took the DVD and tried installing it on a 32 bit Windows XP computer and the "splash screen" comes up as expected. That is it comes up as shown in the installation manual.
So for some reason, the Oracle installer is not working properly on a Windows Server 2008R2 64 bit O.S.
BTW - between us we have over 20 years of ABB 800xA experience (starting with S.B. 2) and are both former ABB employees.