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2810174 - Database Instance error Parameter dbHome has to be a valid ORACLE_HOME


  • Installation of SAP NetWeaver 7.x fails in step 'Database Instance'.
  • The error entry in sapinst_dev.log is:

TRACE  (root/sapinst) (startInstallation) [SLPGuiEngine.cpp:214] SLPGuiEngine::showMessageBoxHandleButtonImpl()
<html> <head> </head> <body> <p> An error occurred while processing option <i>System <SID> (SAP NETWEAVER 7.5) > SAP NetWeaver 7.5 > Oracle > Installation > Application Server ABAP > Distributed System > Database Instance(Last error reported by the step: Assertion failed: srvctll: Parameter dbHome has to be a valid ORACLE_HOME)</i>. You can now: </p> <ul> <li> Choose <i>Retry</i><br>to repeat the current step. </li> <li> Choose <i>Log Files</i><br>to get more information about the error. </li> <li> Stop the option and continue later. </li> </ul> <p> Log files are written to /usr/sap_install/<SID>/DB. </p> </body> </html>.

  • In sapinst_dev.log the ORACLE_HOME can be seen as set to:






  • SAP NetWeaver 7.X
  • Oracle as database v 12.X


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