I just started working with Oracle's products, and I downloaded the "Developer Day" VM from the following link:


The VM boots up fine. Then, I proceeded to install the Enterprise Manager, from the following link:


It was only missing one prerequisite (glibc-devel.i686), which installed without an issue. The problem I have is when I get to the page which asks for the host... by default, it says "localhost," but the setup doesn't like this, and doesn't let me proceed.

Changing it to another irrelevant value doesn't work.

Sorry if this is on the wrong "stack," I assumed that dba would be the best.

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    Your machine needs a name, which must also be present in /etc/hosts with its IP address. That is the host it is expecting.
    – Philᵀᴹ
    Feb 25, 2014 at 16:29
  • Hi Phil- can I just give the machine any name and point it to Feb 25, 2014 at 16:40

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1- Avindra follow this link to a list of how to articles on Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

2- And as for your host question, you need to setup a name for your host and that name must carry an valid ip address, unless you want to monitor all targets on the localhost.

To change your host name follow this article

  • Thanks for the reply... I'll try it out when I go back home. I'll report to you in 6+ hours. Feb 25, 2014 at 17:01
  • Ok no problms !
    – Up_One
    Feb 25, 2014 at 17:07
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    Setting the hostname does the trick. Installer is running fine now. Thanks! Feb 26, 2014 at 15:45
  • Hey make sure you visit this site , as i will place lot's of nice articles on Oracle Enterprise Manager 12C
    – Up_One
    Feb 26, 2014 at 17:15
  • Thx for the ONE UP !
    – Up_One
    Feb 26, 2014 at 17:15

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