Install Oracle client 18.3 on centos 7

In this tutorial, How to install Oracle client 18.3 on Centos 7.

Bach server (sqlplus,sqlldr, etc) <–> Oracle server

Your environment

On server

  • OS: Centos 7 (Batch server)
  • Oracle client 18.3

On My PC

  • OS: Windows
  • Putty
  • Xming server

Install Oracle client 18.3 on centos 7

On server

Install the packages

$ sudo yum install zip libaio wget unzip
$ sudo yum install  xorg-x11-server-Xorg xorg-x11-xauth xorg-x11-apps -y

Download Oracle client 18.3 Here

To change to folder Oracle client

$ cd /opt/
$ unzip

Create Account for Oracle

$ sudo groupadd -g 501 oinstall
$ sudo groupadd -g 502 dba
$ sudo useradd -u 501 -g 501 -G 502 -s /bin/bash -d /home/oracle oracle -m

Enable X11Forwarding in sshd_config file. The content as below

X11Forwarding yes
X11DisplayOffset 10
X11UseLocalhost yes


Install Xming server link download here. After you have to install Xming server then start it.

Configure Putty enable X11Forwarding as the picture below

Install Oracle client 18.3 on centos 7

Install Oracle client 18.3

[oracle@batch-server ~]$ cd /opt/client/
[oracle@batch-server ~]$ xclock

The result as the picture below


Run Oracle client 🙂

[oracle@batch-server ~]$  ./runInstaller

Confirm after install Oracle client 18.3

How to create variable $ORACLE_HOME for oracle user. For example as below

[oracle@batch-server ~]$ cat .bash_profile

 #The content as below
 export ORACLE_HOME=/opt/oraInventory/product/18.0.0/client_1

 [oracle@batch-server ~]$ source .bash_profile

Create new file tnsnames.ora

[oracle@batch-server ~]$ $ORACLE_HOME/network/admin/tnsnames.ora

The following is a reference example.

devopsroles_01 = 
     (FAILOVER = ON)
       (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = = 1534))
       (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = = 1535))

Add end line in file sqlnet.ora

[oracle@batch-server ~]$ $ORACLE_HOME/network/admin/sqlnet.ora

The content as below

ADR_BASE = /opt/oracle

Connection check from Batch server to Oracle database.

[oracle@batch-server ~]$ sqlplus /nolog
 SQL> conn username/password
 SQL> set head off
 SQL> select * from v$instance ;
 SQL> quit

You have installed Oracle client 18.3 on Centos 7. If during setup error you can Q&A. Thank you for reading!

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