Neoface Oracle Pre-Installer RELEASED!

June 7, 2008  |  dba, linux

I’m proud to announce the release of NEOPI english version. NEOPI is Neoface Oracle Pre-Installer. As I posted some weeks ago NEOPI is a tool to ease the pre-installation tasks that all you guys around have to do when you install Oracle software on CentOS or Redhat.

We’ve been very busy last few weeks so this promised release comes a bit late than I expected… my apologies for that! But… I have GOOD NEWS. We’ve open the configuration files to you so you can change them and set all parameters you want different from the recommended on Oracle documentation.

To extend NEOPI to your needs you can take a look to some of the configuration files that specify all parameters, packages and all procedures to install them on OS. You may explore the dirs OS4 and OS5 (refer to version 4 and version 5 of redhat/centos/oel linux) and check the different configuration for database 10g or 11g and iAS10g. We’ve also allowed you to set a final script to run,  that make possible for instance  you to deploy your application or an Oracle Home clone to the server that you run NEOPI. Take a look at the README!

We’ve setup 2 versions… YUM and UP2DATE version. The YUM version was tested in CentOS 4/5 and worked without any problem. To be honest, I haven’t tested the UP2DATE version on Oracle Linux, but with RHEL 4.6 with a configured support account worked without problems. So I guess if your up2date RHN or OLN account is configured it will work without any special issues.

NEOPI it’s freely distributable and the default configuration can be changed. Clear-text templates are provided for a subset of Database / OS version.

Download the YUM or the UP2DATE version (13.88 MB)! Uncompress (tar xpvfz neopi*.tar.gz) and run it with ./neopi

Take a look at all config files and setup it for what purposes you want. I hope some feedback from you guys… so, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, report me any issue 😉 Happy installing!



  1. Hello,

    great job. I install neopi on a Centos 5 in a virtualbox-VM without problems. But i am a little bit stuppid, how can i start now the oracle-db or else?

  2. Hi Zero:

    NEOPI is just a configuration tool to prepare Linux to be 100% ready for you to install Oracle Database or Application Server without any pre-install tasks. Of course I cannot distribute Oracle with NEOPI!!! You can download Oracle Database from, sign up its free, and the after you download the Oracle software you can just run the setup by just entering ./runInstaller!

    Once again… this tool just prepares Linux to be ready to you install Oracle on it!!! It does not install Oracle itself!

    I hope you understood!!!

    Best Regards,

  3. NEOPI is an amazing tool.
    I am using Ubuntu Hardy and Kubuntu Hardy as my Oracle servers. Is there away that this tool can be tweaked to work on (K)Ubuntu servers?

    Thank you

  4. Hi Faris,

    If NEOPI does not run, try to install qt4 libs. You can also take a look at the config files to check if all files that this tool change are in ubuntu (sysctl.conf, limits.conf, etc)

    You can also create a script called yum to call apt-get instead of yum to install the packages you want and that you can set in the config files.


  5. Hi Joao,

    Although I am not expert in Linux but I will try create the required script.

    Though it will be really nice to have the major linux distributions (Red Hat, Oracle Linux, Mandriva, SuSE, Ubuntu) already configured in NEOPI.

  6. Hi,
    I changed the template to make compatible with (k)/Ubuntu 8.04
    I just got this error:

    error: “net.ipv6.ip_forward” is an unknown key

    any idea how to solve this?
    everything else is working perfectly …
    I will send you the changes if you like to add Ubuntu to your tool

  7. Hi Faris,

    Sorry for the delay. I’ve been out 8 days. Try to remove that kernel parameter from the file sysctl.conf and try it again…

    I would appreciate the ubuntu changes and for sure I would give you the credits for the ubuntu NEOPI release.

    Best Regards,

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