Installing Oracle Instant Client and Tools in an AWS EC2

I’m using the AWS Amazon Linux 2 AMI on my EC2. To download the Oracle Instant Client get the download urls for the instant client and instant client tools from: https://www.oracle.com/database/technologies/instant-client/linux-x86-64-downloads.html

Download using curl and install with rpm:

curl instant-client-url-from-page-above --output instant-client.rpm
rpm -i instant-client.rpm
curl instant-client-tools-from-page-above --output instant-client-tools.rpm
rpm -i instant-client-tools.rpm

To connect using sql-plus:

sqlplus 'admin@(DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=your-instance-endpoint.rds.amazonaws.com)(PORT=1521))(CONNECT_DATA=(SID=your-db-name)))'

Enter password when prompted.

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