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Oracle® Fusion Middleware Release Notes
11g Release 1 (11.1.1) for AIX Based Systems (64-Bit)

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1 Introduction

This chapter introduces Oracle Fusion Middleware Release Notes, 11g Release 1 (11.1.1). It includes the following topics:

1.1 Latest Release Information

This document is accurate at the time of publication. Oracle will update the release notes periodically after the software release. You can access the latest information and additions to these release notes on the Oracle Technology Network at:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/documentation/

1.2 Purpose of this Document

This document contains the release information for Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (11.1.1). It describes differences between Oracle Fusion Middleware and its documented functionality.

Oracle recommends you review its contents before installing, or working with the product.

1.3 Operating System Requirements

Oracle Fusion Middleware installation and configuration will not complete successfully unless users meet the hardware and software pre-requisite requirements before installation. See the Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Planning Guide for a complete list of operating system requirements.

1.4 Certification Information

This section contains the following:

1.4.1 Where to Find Oracle Fusion Middleware Certification Information

The latest certification information for Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) is available at the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations Central Hub:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/ias/files/fusion_certification.html

1.4.2 Certification Exceptions

This section describes known issues (exceptions) and their workarounds that are associated with Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g certifications. For a list of known issues that are associated with specific Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) components, see the Release Notes for the specific Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) component.

1.4.2.1 Restrictions on Specific Browsers

1.4.2.1.1 Java Plugin for Discoverer Plus Not Downloaded Automatically on Firefox

When you attempt to connect to Discoverer Plus by using the Mozilla Firefox browser on a computer that does not have Java 1.6 installed, Firefox does not download the JRE 1.6 plug-in automatically. Instead, Firefox displays the following message: "Additional plugins are required to display this page..."

The workaround is to download the JRE 1.6 plug-in by clicking the Install Missing Plugin link and install it manually.

1.4.2.2 Process to Install and Configure WebCenter With 32-bit JDK on Supported 64-Bit Platform

For WebCenter 11g Release 1, the following platform has been verified with 32-bit JDK:

IBM AIX:

32-bit IBM JDK 1.6 SR4 +IZ51489+IZ45701+IZ52413+IZ52880 

To install and configure WebLogic Server with 32-bit JDK perform the following steps:

  1. Install the supported 32-bit JDK

  2. Export the 32-bit JDK environment. For example:

    export JAVA_HOME=/scratch/aime/jdk1.6.0_11
    export PATH=/scratch/aime/jdk1.6.0_11/bin:$PATH
    
  3. Run the WebLogic Server generic installer to install WebLogic Server with 32-bit JDK:

    java -jar  wls1031_generic.jar
    
  4. Install WebCenter with the required 64-bit JDK. Unzip the shiphome and go to Disk1, then invoke runInstaller command with -jreLoc pointing to the 64-bit JDK. For example:

    ./runInstaller -jreLoc /scratch/aime/jdk1.6.0_11/jre
    
  5. Run the configuration script to create the WebCenter Domain:

    $ORACLE_HOME/common/bin/config.sh
    
  6. Provide the 32-bit JDK location while running the configuration script. After the domain is configured with 32-bit JDK, no further updates are required.

1.4.2.3 Patch for NoClassDefFound Error while using JACC in AIX

WebLogic Server JACC(Java Authorization Contract for Containers) uses Sun specific PrincipalComparator which is not supported in IBM JDK and as a result it would throw NoClassDefFound Error.

Workaround

Download and install the following patches using the Oracle Smart Update tool to resolve the issue:

Patch ID: RDEQ Passcode: 8XI219W4

For more information on the Oracle Smart Update tool, refer to the "Smart Update Tool".

http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E14759_01/index.htm

1.4.3 Upgrading IBM JDK From 1.6.0 SR2 to 1.6.0 SR4

Certain installation types including Oracle Identity Management, Oracle Portal, Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, Oracle Discoverer, and Oracle Web Tier install IBM JDK version 1.6.0 SR2. This JDK is used by the components within the ORACLE_HOME and should not be used to deploy SOA or WebCenter or any custom J2EE applications. If you want a single JDK version deployed for all types of applications, you can upgrade from IBM JDK 1.6.0 SR2 to 1.6.0 SR4 (or higher).

Note:

Besides getting to the single JDK model, another reason why you may want to upgrade the JDK is to get the latest IBM JDK 1.6.0 version that has the latest fixes.

To upgrade from IBM JDK 1.6.0 SR2 to 1.6.0 SR4 (or higher):

  1. Shutdown all Oracle Fusion Middleware processes.

  2. Make a back up of $ORACLE_HOME/jdk.

  3. Install the new IBM JDK 1.6.0 SR4 (or higher)at the same $ORACLE_HOME/jdk location.

    Note:

    Not all IBM JDK 1.6.0 SR4 versions are certified by Oracle for use with Oracle Fusion Middleware. Check the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations Central Hub for the specific SR4 (or higher) version to upgrade to.
  4. Restart all Oracle Fusion Middleware processes.

1.4.4 Download Instructions for IBM JDK 6 With Service Refresh (SR) 4 Plus iFix Bundles

To run Oracle Fusion Middleware 11gR1 components like Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle WebCenter on IBM JDK 1.6 SR4, you need to download IBM JDK 6 SR4 plus Interim Fixes (iFix). The IBM SDK iFixes required for Oracle are available at the IBM Java for ISVs download site.

Complete the following procedure to download IBM JDK 6 with SR 4 + iFix bundles:

  1. Go to the IBM Java for ISVs download site at the following URL:

    https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/iwm/web/preLogin.do?lang=en_US&source=swg-ibmjavaisv
    
  2. Register for an IBM ID if necessary.

  3. Click Sign In.

  4. Log in using your IBM ID and password.

  5. Enter the associated Access Key MJ3D7TQGMK.

  6. Click Submit.

  7. The iFixes are different for different versions of AIX platform.

    For AIX Based Systems (32-Bit):

    1. Go to IBM SDK for AIX on 32-bit iSeries/pSeries.

    2. Select pap3260sr4ifx-20090617_02-sdk.tar.Z (SR4+IZ51489+IZ45701+IZ52413+IZ52880)

      pap3260sr4ifx-20090617_02-sdk.tar.Z (138 MB) or

      Java6.0.0.113.tar.gz (SR4+IZ51489+IZ45701+IZ52413+IZ52880))

      Java6.0.0.113.tar.gz (110 MB)

    For AIX Based Systems (64-Bit):

    1. Go to IBM SDK for AIX on 64-bit iSeries/pSeries

    2. Select pap6460sr4ifx-20090617_02-sdk.tar.Z (SR4+IZ51489+IZ45701+IZ52413+IZ52880)

      pap6460sr4ifx-20090617_02-sdk.tar.Z (147 MB) or

      Java6_64.0.0.113.tar.gz (SR4+IZ51489+IZ45701+IZ52413+IZ52880))

      Java6_64.0.0.113.tar.gz (120 MB)

  8. Click I Confirm to download the Java 6 SR4+IZ51489+IZ45701+IZ52413+IZ52880

  9. After you install the JDK, set the JAVA_HOME environment variable to the directory in which IBM Java6 is installed, and export JAVA_HOME. For example: export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java6

  10. Set the PATH variable to include $JAVA_HOME/bin. For example: export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH

1.5 Licensing Information

Licensing information for Oracle Fusion Middleware is available at:

http://oraclestore.oracle.com

Detailed information regarding license compliance for Oracle Fusion Middleware is available at:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/ias/index.html