Installation Of Oracle Linux 8
Your server must be able to access update.viavisolutions.com, yum.oracle.com and yum.postgresql.org to complete installation
The Oracle 8.4 Boot ISO is available here(https://yum.oracle.com/ISOS/OracleLinux/OL8/u4/x86_64/x86_64-boot.iso)
Ensure that CD/DVD/ISO is mounted on the system and launch it via the BIOS boot menu
2. Language setup
In Oracle Linux, Select English->English (United States)
3. Network & Host Name setup
Click on "Network & Host Name"
Select The first Ethernet Adapter and make sure its set to "On"
You may see it's connected and the DHCP IP Address.
Click on "Configure"
Make sure that the "Connect automatically with priority" is ticked in the "General" tab
Set up static IP (optional):
Use the "IPv4 Settings " tab to change the IP address (Set method to manual and then press the add button). Make sure you have entered a valid DNS server
Click on done when ready
4. Installation Source setup
Click on "Installation Source"
Select "On the network"
https://yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL8/baseos/latest/x86_64 as the main installation source.
Add in to 2 repos
Name: ol8_AppStream URL: https://yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL8/appstream/x86_64/ Type: Repository URL
Name: ol8_UEKR6 URL: https://yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL8/UEKR6/x86_64/ Type: Repository URL
Press Done when ready
You should see "Downloading...." messages under both the "Installation Source" and "Software Selection".
If you get an error under "installation Source" or "Software Selection" Go Back into "Installation Source" and double check the URLs entered
When they have finished downloading, you should see a "Please Confirm Software Selection"
5. Software Selection setup
Click on "Software Selection"
Under "Software selection" Select "Server with GUI" On the right side list select System Tools
6. root user and password setup
Set root user and password
7. Timezone setup
8. Installation Destination setup
Click on the "Installation Destination" option
Click on your OS drive pf choice, it should now have a tick on it.
Select "Custom" for Storage Configuration and click on "Done"
If it says you do not have enough space, click on the "Reclaim Space" option Click on the "Delete All" option to remove existing partitions and click on the "Reclaim Space" button
If there is an "Unknown" section, expand it
Select each of the entries under "Unknown" and click on the "-" button
If prompted for "Are you sure you want to delete....." click on the tick box and click "Delete It"
If you are prompted to "Delete all file systems which are only used by Unknown"
Select the tick box and press "Delete It"
No Click on the "Click here to create them atuomatically" Option
On the list presented, delete the /home partition
Click on the + button to add a new partition, Mount on /opt and assign recommended 400GB, click on "Add mount point"
Click on the + button again and a new partition, Mount on /home and assign 100%, click on "Add mount point"
Press the done button
Click on "Accept Changes"
9. Begin installation
If there are no errors, click on "Begin Installation"
When installation is complete, click on "Reboot System"
After Rebooting accept the license if there is any and then you should see the "Welcome" screen.
10. Post installation setup
Set location services to "Off" and cick next
Skip the "Connect your online accounts" page
Enter "viavi" For the full name on the "About You" page and click next
Enter your password (admin by default) and click next
Click on the "Start Using Oracle Linux Server" button
Click on the "Activities"menu option in the top left of the screen and select "Terminal"
When the terminal opens, enter "sudo bash" and press enter
Enter the following commands
systemctl enable --now cockpit.socket systemctl start cockpit
Goto "Activities" and "Firefox"
Enter the following url
Login as root
In the "Usage" card, click on the "View details and history" link
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the "Install cockpit-pcp" button
When done, click on the "Log out" button and then "Reconnect" as root
On the top right of the page click on "Metrics Settings"
In the popup, enable the "Collect Metrics" option and press save
systemctl stop rpcbind.service systemctl disable rpcbind.service
Install all updates
yum -y update
Reboot end ensure system starts by itself
shutdown -r now