How to install VNC Server on Oracle Exadata?

VNC is an excellent tool to connect GUI interface.

It also has an advantage of running task remotely and keep them alive even once your network connection to a remote VNC disconnected. 

This is a quite useful if you run some important GUI updates, which may take several hours and you do not want to kill this update simply by loosing a network connection which can be accessed by VNC viewer from our work station.

Exadata doesn't come with GUI configured so we can use third party tool to get GUI from Exadata or can configure VNC server on top of Database server.

To install and configure VNC-Server we have to install it separately as it is not a part of Oracle ACS team who do the Exadata initial setup.

Here we have given step by step guide to install and configure VNC-Server on Exadata.

There are multiple method to install VNC server like yum or manual RPM installation.

We have explained here VNC server installation with manual RPM installation.

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1. List of RPM with dependency which required to install VNC server.

2. Download all above RPMs from below Linux rpm repository

3. Copy it to Exadata compute node where you want to install VNC-Server

4. Install RPMs by executing below command

#rpm -Uvh --nodeps *.rpm

5. Start VNC Server (Here we have started with Oracle user to take console from Oracle as no need of GUI   from root user)

6. Check VNC Server status and port number on which you can connect through vnc viewer

7. Open VNC viewer from your workstation and connect to DB server

We have started VNC through Oracle user hence we have to provide Oracle user credentials.

Once you will connect via VNC viewer you will get below screen from where you can invoke GUI

Note: Whatever RPM packages we have used here are for reference purpose only. Best practice is to get the latest rpm from given Linux repository.

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