You can use either of the two BEA Products installation programs to install BEA WebLogic ExpressTM. WebLogic Express is a cost-effective entry point to the WebLogic product family, creating a productive ramp for you to begin using BEA's market-leading application server technology. From WebLogic Express, you can easily upgrade to other products in the WebLogic family, which allows you to take advantage of a wide variety of enterprise-level functionality.
To install WebLogic Express, you install WebLogic Server and then install a WebLogic Express license. The WebLogic Express license activates WebLogic Express features. For additional information about WebLogic Express, see the WebLogic Express documentation at the following URL:
Graphical-mode installation is an interactive, GUI-based method for installing your software. It can be run on both Windows and UNIX systems. For installation procedures, see Running the Installation Program in Graphical Mode.
Note: If you want to run graphical-mode installation, the console attached to the machine on which you are installing the software must support a Java-based GUI. All consoles for Windows systems support Java-based GUIs, but not all consoles for UNIX systems do. If you attempt to start the installation program in graphical mode on a system that cannot support a graphical display, the installation program automatically starts console-mode installation.
Console-mode installation is an interactive, text-based method for installing your software from the command line, on either a UNIX system or a Windows system. For instructions for using this method, see Running the Installation Program in Console Mode.
Silent-mode installation is a noninteractive method of installing your software that requires the use of an XML properties file for selecting installation options. You can run silent-mode installation in either of two ways: as part of a script or from the command line. Silent-mode installation is a way of setting installation configurations only once and then using those configurations to duplicate the installation on many machines. For instructions, see Running the Installation Program in Silent Mode.
BEA WebLogic Server® provides the core services that ensure a reliable, available, scalable, and high-performing execution environment for your application. It includes Apache Beehive, a cross-container framework that provides a consistent, abstract, and easily toolable programming model, providing a way for developers to build applications more productively.
BEA AquaLogic Service BusTM combines intelligent message brokering with service monitoring and administration to provide a unified software product for implementing and deploying your Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). This converged approach adds a scalable, dynamic routing and transformation layer to your enterprise infrastructure, plus service lifecycle management capabilities for service registration, service usage, and Service Level Agreement (SLA) enforcement.
Note: The BEA XQuery Mapper is a set of plug-ins in Eclipse. Note that the installation of Eclipse with the AquaLogic Service Bus product does not include the Java Development Tooling (JDT) plug-ins or the Plug-in Development Environment (PDE) toolkit. You can add other plug-ins to the Eclipse IDE provided with AquaLogic Service Bus. However, when you attempt to install a plug-in, any plug-ins that it depends on must already be installed. Likewise, if the plug-in you want to install depends on the JDT or the PDE, you must install these first. You can download the PDE and JDT plug-ins from
The BEA JRockit® JDK provides tools, utilities, and a complete run-time environment for developing and running applications using the Java programming language. The JRockit JDK includes the JRockit Java Virtual Machine (JVM), the first commercial server-side JVM for Intel architectures. The BEA JRockit JDK is fully integrated into the BEA Products installation program, in addition to being available as a standalone JDK. BEA JRockit is installed automatically when you use the BEA Products installation program to install your software on Windows and Linux platforms.
When you install your software on Windows and Linux 32-bit platforms, two JDKs are installed on your system: the JRockit JDK, optimized for server-side applications, and the Sun Java 2 JDK (including the Hotspot Client and Hotspot Server JVMs), provided for optional use by both client-side and server-side applications. When you create a domain using the Configuration Wizard, for example, you can select which JDK you want to use for runningWebLogic Server instances and your applications. For more information, see "Specifying the Server Start Mode and JDK" in "Creating a New WebLogic Domain" in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard at the following URLs:
http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E13179_01/common/docs20/confgwiz/newdom.html(AquaLogic Service Bus)
For more information about the BEA JRockit JDK, see the JRockit documentation at
The BEA JRockit JDK contains a private JRE that resides in the JRockit JDK directory. The private JRE, which includes the JRockit JVM, class libraries, and other files that support the execution of programs written in Java, is required to be able to use the JDK and run the tools included in the JDK. It is used by WebLogic Server and AquaLogic Service Bus to run the servers and tools. You also have the option to install the public JRockit JRE. The public JRE can be used by other applications. It is located outside the JRockit JDK directory.
For more information about the BEA JRockit JRE, see Introduction to JRockit JDK at
You can download your software from the BEA Web site at
A supported configuration of hardware, operating system, JDK, and database is required. See Supported Configurations at
The BEA Products installation program requires a Java run-time environment (JRE) to run. A JRE is bundled in the Windows installation program and in some UNIX installation programs (those with filenames ending in
For other UNIX platforms, the installation program does not install a Java 2 JDK. Filenames for these installation programs end in
The BEA installation program uses a temporary directory into which it extracts the files necessary to install the software on the target system. During the installation process, your temporary directory must contain sufficient space to accommodate the compressed Java run-time environment (JRE) bundled with the installation program and an uncompressed copy of the JRE that is expanded into the temporary directory. The extracted files are deleted from the temporary directory at the end of the installation process. As a general rule, installation programs require approximately 2.5 times the amount of temporary space that is ultimately required by the installed files.
You must have Administrator privileges to install the Node Manager as a Windows service. When the Node Manager is installed as a Windows service, it starts at the completion of the installation process, and again, automatically, each time you boot your Windows system.
For more information, see About Installing Node Manager as a Windows Service.
When you are installing the software as a user with Administrator privileges, you are presented with the option to create the Start menu shortcuts in the All Users folder, or in the Local user's Start menu folder. The following table describes the options available.
All users registered on the machine are provided with access to the installed software. Subsequently, if users without Administrator privileges use the Configuration Wizard from this installation to create domains, Start menu shortcuts to the domains are not created. In this case, users can manually create shortcuts in their local Start menu folders, if desired.
Your BEA software cannot be used without a valid license. When you install your software, the installation program installs a development license (
license.bea) into the BEA Home directory, to allow you to start using the product immediately.
To use your software in a full-scale production environment, you must purchase a production license. To find out how to do so, contact your sales representative or visit the BEA corporate Web site at
For more information about development and production licenses, see About BEA Product Licenses.
Development and production licenses for pre-9.0 versions of WebLogic Server do not work with WebLogic Server 9.0; any such license must be upgraded to 9.0. Procedures for upgrading a license file and installing permanent licenses are provided in Upgrading Licenses from Previous Software Releases.
When you install your BEA software, you are prompted to specify a BEA Home directory. This directory serves as a repository for common files that are used by multiple BEA products installed on the same machine. For this reason, the BEA Home directory can be considered a central support directory for all the BEA products installed on your system.
This illustration depicts only the files and directories required in the BEA Home directory. If you choose the default product installation directory, however, you will see additional directories in the BEA Home directory, such as
weblogic90. Although the default location for the product installation directory is within the BEA Home directory, you can select a different location outside the BEA Home directory.
During installation of your BEA software, you are prompted to choose an existing BEA Home directory or specify a path to create a new BEA Home directory. If you choose to create a new directory, the installation program automatically creates it for you.
Notes: BEA recommends that you do not exceed a maximum of 12 characters when naming your BEA Home directory. If the name of this directory has more than 12 characters, the
CLASSPATH may not be resolved properly.
You can install only one instance of each version of a BEA product in a single BEA Home directory. For example, you can install only one instance of WebLogic Server 9.0 in a BEA Home directory, but that BEA Home directory may also contain an instance of WebLogic Server 8.1.
Contains Eclipse version 3.0, which is required by the BEA XQuery Mapper tool, a plug-in for Eclipse. Installed with the Data Transformation tools subcomponent of AquaLogic Service Bus. For more information, see AquaLogic Service Bus.
Contains the software for the Sun Java 2 JDK installed with your software. The JDK provides the Java run-time environment (JRE) and tools for compiling and debugging Java applications. In this directory name,
Contains the software for the BEA JRockit JDK installed with your software. The JDK provides the Java run-time environment (JRE) and tools for compiling and debugging Java applications. In this directory name,
Licenses are release specific. For example, you cannot use a license from a previous release with WebLogic Server 9.0. To convert a pre-9.0
To update your
Note: Do not edit the
A registry file that contains a persistent record of all BEA products installed on the target system. This registry contains product-related information, such as version number, service pack number, and location of the installation directory.
Note: Do not edit this file manually. Doing so may cause operating problems for the currently installed BEA products, or result in installation problems when installing future BEA products or maintenance upgrades.
A command file (Windows) or a shell script (UNIX) that updates the current
Although it is possible to create more than one BEA Home directory, we recommend that you avoid doing so. In almost all situations, a single BEA Home directory is sufficient. There may be circumstances, however, in which you prefer to maintain separate development and production environments, with a separate product stack for each. With two directories, you can update your development environment (in a BEA Home directory) without modifying the production environment until you are ready to do so.
The product installation directory contains all the software components that you choose to install on your system, including program files and examples. You are prompted during your initial installation to choose a product installation directory. If you accept the default on a Windows system, for example, your software is installed in the following directory:
C:\bea is the BEA Home directory and
weblogic90 is the product installation directory for the WebLogic Server 9.0 software. However, you can specify any name and location on your system for your product installation directory; there is no requirement that you name the directory
weblogic90 or create it under the BEA Home directory.
The installation program installs the software components in a product installation directory represented by the
WL_HOME variable. If, during your initial installation, you choose to install WebLogic Server only, and not all of the products available for installation, and you later decide to install additional products, such as AquaLogic Service Bus (using the same BEA Home directory), you are not prompted, during the subsequent installations, to specify a product installation directory. The installation program detects the
WL_HOME directory and installs the additional products under it.
A description of the BEA Products directory structure is provided in Understanding the Product Directory Structure.
On Windows and Linux 32-bit systems, two JDKs are installed: the BEA JRockit 5.0 JDK and the Sun Java 2 5.0 JDK. For more information, see BEA JRockit JDK.
In a custom installation, you can optionally install the Node Manager as a Windows service. If you select Yes, the default, the Node Manager is installed as a Windows service to Listen Port 5556. To avoid port contention, you can specify an alternate Listen Port if desired. If the Listen Port number you specify is currently being used by a running application, the installation program prompts you to enter a different Node Manager Listen Port number. At the completion of the installation process, the Node Manager is started using the port specified.
Note: You are prompted to install Node Manager as a Windows service only during an initial installation. If you install additional product components during a subsequent installation, you are not prompted to install Node Manager as a Windows service.
To install Node Manager as a Windows service in silent mode, you need to specify the appropriate values in the
silent.xml file. For more information, see Creating a silent.xml File for Silent-Mode Installation.
C:\bea\weblogic90. Node Manager can be used to manage communication with all domains associated with that installation directory.
If you install additional instances of WebLogic Server 9.0 on a machine, in different BEA Home directories, you can install a Node Manager instance as a Windows service for each installation. Each Node Manager instance will manage the domains associated with the relevant installation.
registry.xml, located in the BEA Home directory associated with the installation, typically
Note: Do not edit this file manually. Doing so may cause operating problems for the currently installed BEA products, or result in installation problems when installing future BEA products or maintenance upgrades. Changing the Node Manager listen port value in the
registry.xml does not change the port for the installed service.
For more information about Node Manager, including instructions for installing it on a UNIX system, see "Using Node Manager to Control Servers" in Managing Server Startup and Shutdown at
If you launch the installation from the command line or from a script, you can specify the
-log option to generate a verbose installation log. The installation log stores messages about events that occur during the installation process, including informational, warning, error, and fatal messages. This type of file can be especially useful for silent installations.
Note: You may see some warning messages in the installation log. However, unless a fatal error occurs, the installation program completes the installation successfully. The installation user interface indicates the success or failure of each installation attempt, and the installation log file includes an entry indicating that the installation was successful.
The path must specify a file. You cannot create a folder simply by including a name for it in a pathname; your path should specify only existing folders. If your path includes a nonexistent folder when you execute the command, the installation program does not create the log file.
For information about upgrading your application environment from a previous release of WebLogic Server to WebLogic Server 9.0, see Upgrading WebLogic Application Environments at
Note: If you are installing WebLogic Server 9.0 into an existing BEA Home directory that contains an installation of WebLogic Server 7.0 or 8.1, all custom security providers that reside in the default location,
WL_HOME specifies the root directory of the pre-9.0 installation, are upgraded automatically. If all of your custom security providers reside in the default location, then the security provider upgrade step is complete, and you do not have to perform any of the additional steps in "Upgrading a Security Provider" in Upgrading WebLogic Application Environments at
You can verify that a custom security provider has been upgraded by locating the upgraded security provider,
_Upgraded, in the
\server\lib\mbeantypes directory, where
WL_HOME specifies the root directory of the 9.0 installation and
security_provider_name specifies the name of the security provider.