Install Flash for OEM 12c on OEL

In order to run Oracle Enterprise Manager DB Control or OEM Cloud Control 12c it is necessary to be able to run Adobe Flash within your FireFox browser on your Linux system.  This is not as easy as it might seem at first.  In order to install the Adobe Flash player on OEL 6.4 follow these steps.

  1. Yum install firefox.  This is done via yum install firefox.
  2. Download the Adobe flash player from the Adobe website.  Do not let it try to install automatically.
  3. Install the Adobe flash plugin using Yum.  Yum should be configured on your system.  The Adobe flash player is identified by the following rpm.

flash-plugin-11.2.202.297-release.x86_64.rpm

#  yum install flash-plugin-11.2.202.297-release.x86_64.rpm

Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, security

Setting up Install Process

Examining flash-plugin-11.2.202.297-release.x86_64.rpm: flash-plugin-11.2.202.297-release.x86_64

Marking flash-plugin-11.2.202.297-release.x86_64.rpm to be installed

Resolving Dependencies

--> Running transaction check

---> Package flash-plugin.x86_64 0:11.2.202.297-release will be installed

--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

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Package

Arch   Version              Repository                                 Size

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Installing:

flash-plugin

x86_64 11.2.202.297-release /flash-plugin-11.2.202.297-release.x86_64  19 M
Transaction Summary

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Install       1 Package(s)

Total size: 19 M

Installed size: 19 M

Is this ok [y/N]: y

Downloading Packages:

Running rpm_check_debug

Running Transaction Test

Transaction Test Succeeded

Running Transaction

Installing : flash-plugin-11.2.202.297-release.x86_64                     1/1

Verifying  : flash-plugin-11.2.202.297-release.x86_64                     1/1

Installed:

flash-plugin.x86_64 0:11.2.202.297-release

Complete!

  1. Install additional packages.  There are three additional packages that need to be installed.  This is shown here:

yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper.x86_64 nspluginwrapper.i686 \

alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686 libcurl.i686

This will allow the Adobe flash plugin to function in an OEL 6.4 environment.  This can make it much easier to manage and monitor Oracle databases.

By |2017-09-20T08:45:10+00:00September 19th, 2013|Performance Wire|Comments Off on Install Flash for OEM 12c on OEL