Running an interactive installation

You can install the HCL OneDB™ database server by running the interactive installation application. You can choose a typical or a custom setup.

Before you begin

Important: If you want to create a response file to use as a template for installing the database server on other computers, follow the procedure in Preparing a response file.

Before you install the database server, complete the following tasks:

About this task

You can include options to the installation command if you run the command from the command line. For example, you can change the name or location of the installation log file.


To install HCL OneDB:
  1. Start the installation application from the media directory.
    • UNIX™, Linux™:
      1. If necessary, extract the product files. For example, run the tar command:
        tar xvf filename
        The filename is the name of the product tar file.
      2. Run the following command: onedb_install
    • Windows™: Double-click the onedb_install.exe file.
  2. Select the setup method, for example, Typical or Custom, and follow the instructions in the installation application.
  3. Complete the installation and exit the installation application.


Log files are created during the installation process. You can use the log files to troubleshoot installation errors.

If you created a database server during installation, the database server is configured, initialized, started, and ready for client connections. To see the connectivity information, look at the sqlhosts file. To see the configuration information, look at the onconfig file. Both files are in the $ONEDB_HOME/etc (UNIX, Linux) or the %ONEDB_HOME%\etc (Windows) directory. You can customize the database server properties by setting configuration parameters in the onconfig file, setting environment variables in your environment, and adding connectivity information to the sqlhosts file. See Overview of database server configuration and administration.

What to do next

If you did not create a database server during installation, you must configure and initialize the database server.