This section discusses how to use the WLOC ISO Builder tool bundled with the LVM Tools.
WLOC ISO Builder Tool
The WLOC ISO Builder component allows you to create an ISO-9660 file from a template ISO-9660 file, typically a WLS-VE or LVM ISO file. The tool also allows you to add data files (e.g., application files) along with the content of the source template file in the resulting ISO-9660 file. There are two scenarios for using the ISO Builder tool:
WLS environments – Use the WLS-VE ISO file as a template and use the ISO Builder to add your application files or any WLS patches.
Non-WLS environments – Use the LiquidVM ISO file as a template and use the ISO Builder to add other application server and service files. The LVM ISO file (lvm-1.2.iso) is installed in the BEA_HOME/WLOC_HOME/lvm-1.2 directory as a part of the optional LVM Tools installation.
LVM Tools are not supported on Solaris platforms.
How the WLOC ISO Builder Works
The WLOC ISO Builder tool collects the following input:
The ISO-9660 template file location (required).
The file system locations of the additional source files and folders, and their locations in the destination image file structure.
The tool copies the content of the template file to the destination ISO image file, and includes user-selected data files in their specified locations in the destination ISO file structure.
Using the WLOC ISO Builder to Create an ISO Image
Follow these steps to create an ISO image from an existing ISO template.
The ISO Builder works only in GUI mode on Windows and Linux platforms.
Invoke the WLOC ISO Builder wizard described in Table 3-1.
Table 3-1 Invoking the WLOC ISO Builder Wizard
From the command-line:
Open a Command Prompt window and navigate to BEA_HOME\WLOC_HOME\lvm-1.2\bin\
Enter the following command:
From the Start Menu, select WebLogic Operations Control 1.0 > WLOC ISO Builder
Set the DISPLAY environment variable
Open a command shell and navigate to BEA_HOME/WLOC_HOME/lvm-1.2/bin
Enter the following command:
Certain Linux environments may need x server to run the ISO Builder.
In these command-lines, BEA_HOME represents the BEA Home directory in which you installed WLOC. For more information about the BEA Home directory, see “The BEA Home Directory” in the WLOC Installation Guide.
The ISO Builder Wizard starts.
On the ISO Template Selection window, accept the default ISO file to use as a template or use the Browse button to specify a different file, and then click Next.
On the ISO Template Additions window, you can add data files using the buttons described in the following table:
Opens a dialog that allows you to create a new folder in the location selected in the tree table. You can modify the name of any folder in the tree (except the root “/” folder) by using the Rename button, as described in this table.
Opens a standard file selection dialog, which allows you to select multiple files or folders from the file system. The selected files and folders will be added to the folder selected in the ISO image file tree.
Removes the selected file or folder from ISO image file after a confirmation.
Opens a dialog that allows you to rename the selected file or folder from ISO image file.
The file tree shows the selected files and their location in the final ISO image file. When you are finished selecting files, click Next.
On the ISO Image Selection window, use the Browse button to specify a name and location for new ISO image.
Before clicking Create, verify that the folder(s) in the destination path already exist. (The ISO Builder tool does not create the destination folder if it does not exist.)
When using the Browse button, if do not specify the .iso file type in the file name, then the .iso file type is automatically applied to the file name, as indicated in the Select ISO image destination file field. If you do not use the Browse button, then the file name is saved without the .iso file type (e.g., entering myfile will be saved as myfile, not as myfile.iso).
The Image Creation window, shows the progress of the ISO image file creation. When the process is completed, click Done.