Oracle® Application Server Installation Guide
10g Release 2 (10.1.2) for AIX 5L Based Systems (64-Bit)
This chapter describes new features in the Oracle Universal Installer. To see a list of new features in the product itself, visit the Oracle Technology Network site at:
In 10g (9.0.4), the installer created an Oracle9i Release 1 (18.104.22.168) database and loaded the OracleAS Metadata Repository in that database.
In this release, the installer creates an Oracle Database 10g (10.1.0.4.2) for the OracleAS Metadata Repository.
To configure this database during installation, the installer displays these new screens:
Specify Database Configuration Options
Specify Database Schema Passwords
For details, see Section 6.29, "Install Fragment: Database Screens".
In this release, Oracle Application Server supports the following high availability environments:
OracleAS Cold Failover Cluster
OracleAS Cluster (Identity Management)
OracleAS Disaster Recovery
In addition, for each environment, you can distribute the OracleAS Metadata Repository and Oracle Identity Management components over several computers. In earlier releases, you had to install all the components on the same computer.
There are also new screens related to high availability.
For details, see:
In this release, you can install the master Oracle Internet Directory, as well as Oracle Internet Directory replicas using the installer.
During installation, you select the type of replication that you want:
Fan-out Replication (which is also called LDAP Replication)
Multimaster Replication (which is also called Advanced Replication)
For details, see Chapter 9, "Installing Oracle Internet Directory in Replicated Mode".
In 10g (9.0.4), if you wanted components to use custom ports, you created a staticports.ini file to map components and port numbers, and when you started the installer, you used a command-line option to specify the file.
In this release, you specify the staticports.ini file in the new "Select Port Configuration Options" screen in the installer. You do not use the command-line options to specify the file.
For details, see Section 4.5.3, "Using Custom Port Numbers (the "Static Ports" Feature)".
In this release, there is a new tool called the Deconfig tool which removes entries from Oracle Internet Directory and the OracleAS Metadata Repository. You run this tool before you deinstall an Oracle Application Server instance using the installer.
For details, see Section E.1, "New Tool: Deconfig Tool".
In 10g (9.0.4), the Select Configuration Options screen contained these options:
OracleAS File-Based Cluster
OracleAS Database-Based Cluster
In this release, these options have been replaced by the "OracleAS Farm Repository" option because the installer does not create a cluster for the instance. The installer places the instance in a farm, but does not place it in a cluster. If you want, you can cluster it after installation.
The installer has a record mode, in which it saves your inputs to a response file. You can then use the generated response file to install Oracle Application Server on different computers using the same values.
The installer provides command line options for monitoring resources used for installation. The following options are supported:
Table 2-1 Installer Options for Generating Installation Statistics
Use this option to get information on the time taken for the installation. The installer writes the information in the following file:
oraInventory specifies the location of your
Use this option to get information on the memory used for the installation. The installer writes the information in the following file:
oraInventory specifies the location of your oraInventory directory. You can look in the
Use this option to get information on the disk space used for the installation. The installer writes the information in the following file:
oraInventory specifies the location of your oraInventory directory. You can look in the /
For example, the following command provides information about all three items:
runInstaller -printtime -printmemory -printdiskusage
The default port ranges for the following components have changed:
Oracle Internet Directory
OracleAS Certificate Authority
Oracle Application Server Containers for J2EE
Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Application Server Control Console
Oracle Application Server Web Cache
For details, see Appendix C, "Default Port Numbers".
Oracle Reports 10g Release 2 (10.1.2) introduces the
ORBPorts element in the server configuration file to allow you to explicitly specify the port numbers used by Reports Server and engines for communication through CORBA. You can specify either a range of ports or individual ports separated by commas. For example:
<ORBPorts value="15000-15010"/> (Range of values) <ORBPorts value="15000,16000,17000,18000"/> (Comma-separated values)
By default, the
ORBPorts element is not present in the server configuration file. If this element is missing, Reports Server chooses a random port for CORBA communication. For more information about the
ORBPorts element, see the chapter "Configuring OracleAS Reports Services" in the Oracle Application Server Reports Services Publishing Reports to the Web manual.
Cloning is the process of copying an existing installation to a different location while preserving its configuration. In this release, cloning an installation of OracleAS Forms and Reports Services instance is possible. For more information about cloning, refer to Oracle Application Server Administrator's Guide.