Recently I installed Informatica v9.6.1 and Oracle 11g (for repository database) on a windows 7 virtual machine on my macbook air. Here I will be sharing a step by step guide on how you can also install latest Informatica PowerCenter software for personal use. I am assuming you already have a windows 7 machine, either virtual or dedicated, hence I will be leaving it out of this guide.
As this is a long process I am dividing this guide into 6 parts. Each covering one of the below topics needed for the installation.
- How to get and unpack the legitimate copies of the software packages
- How to install Oracle 11g and create a database for Informatica repository and domain (see Part 2)
- How to install Informatica 9.6.1 server software (see Part 3)
- How to install Informatica 9.6.1 client software (see Part 4)
- How to create Informatica repository and integration services(see Part5)
- How to test whether the setup is working (see Part 6)
So we start with the first step
How to get and unpack the legitimate copies of the software packages for free
STEP1:- Head over to the Oracle cloud delivery link:- Oracle Coud Delivery
STEP2:- Sign In if you already have an account or register for free if you don’t have one
STEP3:- After logging in accept the terms and conditions then select the following options in the subsequent screen
STEP4:- Download Oracle 11g by selecting options as shown in the screenshot below. Use 32 bit software if you have a 32 bit windows
Press Go and you will get following options, select the one highlighted below
Download the below two packages from the next screen
It will take a while to download, meanwhile follow next steps to get the Informatica package 9.6.1.
STEP5:- Download Informatica 9.6.1 package from the same Oracle Cloud delivery portal as in step 1
STEP6:- Select the options as shown in the following screenshots to get the PowerCenter 9.6.1 package
Press Go and select following from subsequent screen
Then download the following four files from the list in subsequent screen
This is an even bigger download than the Oracle package and it may take a while before you are ready for the unpacking of the software
STEP7:- After the Oracle 11g files are download unpack the package. You will have two files which you need to select together and unzip into the same folder. Ignore if there are any errors and just skip to next file.
Select both the files and unzip into same folder
You will get a folder named database in the directory containing the zip files. Go inside the database folder and you will see the setup file
You can run the setup file now and follow the instructions in the Part 2 of this post. Remainder of this post will describe unpacking the Informatica 9.6.1 package which is bit more involved process than the Oracle unpacking
STEP8:- Unpacking Informatica PowerCenter 9.6.1 package. You would have downloaded following four files as part of Step6 above
Select all four files and unzip into the same folder. You will get following four files after unzipping. There will be one more zip and three accompanying files
Unzip the zipped file into the same folder. This will use the other three files during the unzipping process. Ignore and skip if there are any errors during unzipping. You will get the following 5 files in your directory
Oracle_All_OS_Prod.key – This is the never expiring license file for the Informatica PowerCenter 9.6.1 package. We will need this while installing the server file
961_Server_Installer_winem-64t – This zip file contains the server software which we need to install to run the Informatica PowerCenter Server. Unzip the file into a subdirectory named InfaServer (create new) to get the following files in it. We will use the install file in this directory to install the server. Please refer Part 3 of this post to find instruction for installing the server.
961_Client_Installer_win32-x86 – This zip file contains the client software (Designer, Monitor, Workflow Manager etc). We will install this after installing the server software. Unzip the file into a subdirectory named InfaClient (create new) to get the following files in it. We will use the install file in this directory to install the Informatica clients. Please refer to Part 4 of this post to find instructions for installing the clients.
This concludes Part 1 of this Post. We are ready with all the installer files to install PowerCenter 9.6.1 on our windows 7 machine.
Please follow Part 2 of this post to start the Oracle 11g installation and configure the database to be used as Informatica Repository.
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