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Oracle® Fusion Middleware Release Notes
11g Release 1 (11.1.1) for Solaris Operating System (SPARC 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:

Solaris Sparc:

32-bit Sun JDK 1.6.0_11+

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 Process to Install and Configure SOA With 32-bit JDK on 64-bit Solaris Sparc

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

Solaris Sparc:

JDK: 32-bit Sun JDK 1.6.0_11+

To install and configure WebLogic Server with 32-bit JDK and SOA with 64-bit JDK on 64-bit Solaris Sparc 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 SOA 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. Replace the 64-bit X-Engine libraries installed by Oracle Universal Installaer (OUI) ($MWHOME/soainstalldir/soa/thirdparty/edifecs) with the 32-bit X-Engine library, XEngine_solaris_sparc.tar.gz, which can be downloaded as Patch 8693816 from MyOracleSupport.

  6. After the domain is configured with 32-bit JDK, the setSOADomainEnv.sh script needs to be updated to remove the -d64 option, with details below:

    before:
    #-----------------------------------------------------
    # Sun OS
    #-----------------------------------------------------
    SunOS)
    USER_MEM_ARGS="-d64 ${PORT_MEM_ARGS}"
    export USER_MEM_ARGS
    
    after:
    #-----------------------------------------------------
    # Sun OS
    #-----------------------------------------------------
    SunOS)
    USER_MEM_ARGS="${PORT_MEM_ARGS}"
    export USER_MEM_ARGS
    

Cloning

Cloning is the process of copying an existing entity to a different location while preserving its state. Cloning operation starts with creating the archive containing Middleware Home or Oracle Home of the original installation. Once the archive is prepared, we can execute command applyclone.

java -jar $ORACLE_HOME/jlib/cloningclient.jar ac -al $ARCHIVE_STORE_LOC/mw.jar -tl 
$CLONE_MW_HOME -invloc $ORAINST_LOC/oraInst.loc -so all -ldl /tmp

Where the $ARCHIVE_STORE_LOC is the location to pick up the cloning archive, $CLONE_MW_HOME is the location to create the cloned middleware home and $ORAINST_LOC is the location to pickup the oraInst.loc file.

On 64-bit Solaris Sparc, applyclone needs to be executed with 64-bit Sun JDK; otherwise, a java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError will be thrown.

1.4.3 Upgrading Sun JDK From 1.6.0_07 to 1.6.0_11

For information, see Section 2.1.2, "Upgrading Sun JDK 1.6.0_07 in the Oracle Home Directory."

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