1.1. Using Ambari with Oracle

To set up Oracle for use with Ambari:

  1. On the Ambari Server host, install the appropriate JDBC.jar file.

    1. Download the Oracle JDBC (OJDBC) driver from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/features/jdbc/index-091264.html.

    2. Select Oracle Database 11g Release 2 - ojdbc6.jar.

    3. Copy the .jar file to the Java share directory.

      cp ojdbc6.jar /usr/share/java

    4. Make sure the .jar file has the appropriate permissions - 644.

  2. Create a user for Ambari and grant that user appropriate permissions.

    For example, using the Oracle database admin utility, run the following commands:

    # sqlplus sys/root as sysdba

    CREATE USER <AMBARIUSER> IDENTIFIED BY <AMBARIPASSWORD> default tablespace “USERS” temporary tablespace “TEMP”;

    GRANT unlimited tablespace to <AMBARIUSER>;

    GRANT create session to <AMBARIUSER>;




    Where <AMBARIUSER> is the Ambari user name and <AMBARIPASSWORD> is the Ambari user password.

  3. Load the Ambari Server database schema.

    1. You must pre-load the Ambari database schema into your Oracle database using the schema script.

      sqlplus <AMBARIUSER>/<AMBARIPASSWORD> < Ambari-DDL-Oracle-CREATE.sql

    2. Find the Ambari-DDL-Oracle-CREATE.sql file in the /var/lib/ambari-server/resources/ directory of the Ambari Server host after you have installed Ambari Server.

  4. When setting up the Ambari Server, select Advanced Database Configuration > Option [2] Oracle and respond to the prompts using the username/password credentials you created in step 2.

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