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General Requirements for Siebel Enterprise Server Installation and Configuration
This topic is part of Requirements for Siebel Enterprise Server Installation and Configuration.
Review the information in this topic before installing and configuring Siebel Enterprise Server components. See also the topics about individual components.
- Review Siebel System Requirements and Supported Platforms on Oracle Technology Network. Also check for applicable alerts and other articles on My Oracle Support.
- Review Preparing to Install Siebel Business Applications.
- All machines on which the Siebel Enterprise Server software will be installed must meet the hardware and software requirements detailed in Siebel System Requirements and Supported Platforms on Oracle Technology Network. The Siebel Enterprise Server installer verifies not only that you have the required software for installation of Siebel 8.x, but that the software is the necessary version level.
- In general, you must have installed all third-party products you will require for the Siebel Enterprise Server software you are installing. Some products can be installed after Siebel software. Such products are listed in Siebel System Requirements and Supported Platforms on Oracle Technology Network.
- You must have created a Siebel installation image that includes all products you require, and you must have appropriate permissions to the network directories where the Siebel image is located. For information about creating the Siebel installation image, see Creating the Siebel Installation Image on the Network.
Using the FastTrack Wizard to install the Siebel Enterprise Server and Siebel Web Server Extension on a single server machine requires that the user running the wizard has write permission in the Siebel_Enterprise_Server and Siebel_Web_Server_Extension directories. For more information, see Installing Using the Siebel FastTrack Wizard.
- When multiple components of the Siebel Enterprise Server, such as Siebel Gateway Name Server and Siebel Server, are installed on the same machine, they are installed into a common root directory—for example, C:\sba80. Installation directories must meet the requirements described in the topic about file and directory naming in General Considerations in Planning Your Siebel Deployment.
- If you will be clustering the Siebel Gateway Name Server or Siebel Server, plan your use of clustering or redundant disk arrays (RAID) to configure against a single point of failure. For more information on this topic, see Siebel Deployment Planning Guide.
- Each machine that supports Siebel Enterprise Server software must have TCP/IP network connectivity to other machines that are part of or that work with the Siebel Enterprise Server. For example, the Siebel Gateway Name Server machine requires connectivity to all Siebel Server machines. Verify connectivity between all such machines, using the
ping utility. For more information, see Verifying Network Connectivity for the Siebel Server Machine.
- Verify that the network names of the servers that will support the Siebel Gateway Name Server and all Siebel Servers are recorded in Deployment Planning Worksheet. You will need this information when configuring the Siebel Servers.
- If you intend to use Secure Sockets Layers (SSL) with any Siebel products described in this guide, you must review all applicable information before you install and configure the software. For details, see Siebel Security Guide.
- If you are not yet ready to configure SSL for Siebel Enterprise Server (and Siebel Web Server Extension), you can either postpone installation or configuration until you are fully ready to configure SSL, or you can configure these components without SSL and reconfigure them to use SSL later.
- If you are not yet ready to configure SSL for Siebel Management Agent and Management Server, it is strongly recommended to postpone installation or configuration of these components until you are fully ready to configure SSL. See Installing Siebel Management Agent and Siebel Management Server and Configuring Siebel Management Agent and Siebel Management Server.
- Review the issues described in Managing Temporary Disk Space Required by Siebel Installers and Wizards. For example, make sure you have adequate disk space.
- Verify that you have created a Siebel installation image that includes all products you require, and that users who will run Siebel installers or modify siebel.ini files have the necessary permissions to the network directories where the Siebel image is located. For more information, see Preparing to Create a Siebel Installation Image.
- You cannot install additional products into a Siebel Enterprise Server root directory after applying a patch release.
- It is recommended to install and deploy all languages you expect to require. You can also add languages to an existing installation. Additional steps are required for deploying and implementing new languages in your Siebel deployment. See all relevant topics, including:
- Review documented information about the configuration process and applicable requirements.
The Siebel Configuration Wizard launches automatically after installation, although you can cancel the wizard and configure later. Release 8.x provides greater flexibility in the configuration framework for Siebel software than previous releases. However, customers must manage the configuration process carefully to ensure success.
For more information, see Configuring Siebel Enterprise Server and Related Components.
- Before you configure Siebel Enterprise Server components, you must have created the Siebel File System. It must meet all criteria described in Creating the Siebel File System.