Installation of Oracle Client Software for PCs
For each PC the Oracle client software must be installed locally. For normal usage, you can safely install the newest (11g) client software. For XP this is mandatory!
Oracle Client 11g (126.96.36.199) for Win 9x/NT/ME/2000/XP
From Windows Fileserver \\winfilesvb/gsi$gsiroot/Application/Oracle/win32_11gR2_client/Client the Oracle 11g (188.8.131.52) client software can be installed. The software must be installed on every PC, from where access to Oracle database (also via ODBC) is needed.
This software can only be installed from GSI CAMPUS domain! On NT/2000/XP, you need LocalAdministrator rights, in order to install software! For PCs not member of the CAMPUS domain (Win XP), you need to connect as a CAMPUS/<user>.
Info about Installation
Start Installation (confirm "Execute programm autorun.exe", then "start installation") :
In case you cannot connect to the above link "Start Installation" use the following:
After Start of Installation Window:
All documentation about 11g is here online accessible!
Test Oracle client installation
Start sqlplus application (from Start, Programs, Oracle, Application Development) and try to connect as scott@db-test, password tiger2.
Oracle Database Names@GSI
In order to connect to a Oracle database at GSI, the exact location of the database will be resolved via an LDAP-based Nameserver. There is no more need to hold local files containing the exact network adress of the database (former tnsnames.ora file). You need to specify the defined alias names for the GSI databases. A list of defined alias names is found here.
Older versions can be installed according to here (deprecated)!
Michael Dahlinger, GSI, last modified: 20. October 2011