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11g Release 1 (11.1.1) for Microsoft Windows (32-Bit)

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11 Oracle WebLogic Server Installation and Configuration

This chapter describes issues associated with Oracle WebLogic Server installation and configuration. It includes the following topics:

11.1 Installation Issues and Workarounds

This section describes the issues with WebLogic Server installation and workarounds. It includes the following topic:

11.1.1 Issue with Oracle WebLogic Server Upgrade Installation

The Oracle WebLogic Server 11gR1 installer does not download the Sybase JDBC drivers. When you try to upgrade an existing WebLogic Server 10.3 installation using the latest installer, it does not remove the Sybase jar files from the original installation. The installer upgrades only the weblogic.jar file.

The Sybase jar files (jconn2.jar, jconn3.jar, and jConnect.jar) in the /server/lib or /server/ext/jdbc/sybase directories are removed from the manifest classpath in the upgraded weblogic.jar file. Therefore, if the classpath of a WebLogic Server application does not include Sybase jar files and only includes weblogic.jar then after the upgrade installation, the application will throw ClassNotFoundException.

To work around this issue, explicitly add Sybase jar files in the WebLogic Server application classpath.

11.2 Windows on 64-bit JVM Issues and Workarounds

This section describes general issue and workarounds for Windows using a 64-bit JVM. It includes the following topic:

11.2.1 Installation Command Requires Memory Options

Install Oracle WebLogic Server using the following command:

java -XX:MaxPermSize=1024m  -jar wls1031_generic.jar

11.3 Configuration Issues and Workarounds

This section describes the WebLogic Server configuration issues and workarounds.

11.3.1 Configuration Wizard Password Does Not Allow Special Characters

Depending on your country local, special characters may not be recognized when trying to input and confirm the password when using the Configuration Wizard.


Copy the problematic characters into the clipboard and paste them into the password fields. For security reasons, do not copy the entire password into the clipboard.

11.4 Documentation Errata: Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server

The Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server contains the following documentation errata:

11.4.1 Missing Information about Oracle Configuration Manager in the Sample silent.xml File

The sample silent.xml file provided in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server does not include information about the properties that are used to enable support for Oracle Configuration Manager. Table 11-1 lists the properties specific to Oracle Configuration Manager, that you should define in the silent.xml file.

Table 11-1 Oracle Configuration Manager Properties in the silent.xml File

Data-Value Name in silent.xml Description


The host name of the HTTP proxy server if your computer connects to internet through a proxy server.


The port number of the HTTP proxy server.


The user name to access your HTTP proxy server if the server requires authentication.


The password to access your HTTP proxy server.


The e-mail address if you want to receive the latest product information and security updates that are specific to your installation. If you have a My Oracle account and wish to receive updates via My Oracle Support, specify your My Oracle Support e-mail address as the value for this property.


The password for your My Oracle Support account.

If you do not want to receive security updates from Oracle, you need not specify values for OCM_SUPPORT_PASSWORD and OCM_SUPPORT_EMAIL.

11.4.2 Correction for a Data-Value Name in the silent.xml File Description

In Chapter 5, "Running the Installation Program in Silent Mode" of Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server, the data-value name for the home directory in Table 5-1 is documented as MW_HOME, which is incorrect. The correct data-value name is BEAHOME.