Create apps VM

This is a part of the post of how to install R12.1.3 from a VM template.

Create VM

Click on the Create VM icon and use the apps.tgz template:


Click Finish.

Edit VM – note the screen dump below is the DB one but principle is the same:


Click Networks tab.

Add Network to VM.


Click OK.

Start VM

Select perspective "Virtual Machines" and select VM for apps and click start (green >):


Click "Launch Console".

The part below mainly follows the README.txt file.

Click Console (use ctrl + alt to escape console mode):


Fill in internet details. Note DNS server is


Password: apps


The database server node hostname entry is the one requiring the DNS server as the following clone run will address the DB server using this name and not it’s IP number.

Be sure to reset display and post pool:


Pick /usr/tmp for UTL_FILE_DIR:


Press enter and clone runs…

If your DNS is not setup correctly you will get this when installation runs:


Which means to need to check your DNS and if you can ping the database VM on and using the hostname:

Fix Environment File

I had some problems getting the APPS server started so I did this manually.

The supplied scripts in /u01:

Does not always work as the scripts refers to:

. /u01/E-BIZ/apps/apps_st/appl/APPS*.env

But there is two files that applies to this:



And as "mydb" is before  APPSVIS this is being run instead of the correct one starting with APPSVIS.

This will cause the startup to fail.

To fix this do the following.

Edit /u01/ and add VIS to the environment file search:

. /u01/E-BIZ/apps/apps_st/appl/APPSVIS*.env

And do the same with /u01/

To enable use of manual commands or SQL*Plus copy the files to /home/oracle:

cp /u01/ /home/oracle/

Edit and remove everything except these two lines:


. /u01/E-BIZ/apps/apps_st/appl/APPSVIS*.env

You can now call like this in your login directory:

. ./

Note the space between "." and "./" as this preserver the environment set by

To start and stop the APPS server manually do:

. ./

And to stop:

. ./

This entry was written by Kent Willumsen , posted on Friday August 31 2012at 11:08 am , filed under R12 Installation, Technical Knowledge, Virtual Manager and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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