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8.1 Supported Configurations: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 AS, ES on AMD64 and EM64T

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0-1 AS, ES on AMD64 and EM64T with 8.1 SP5

Provides full support for WebLogic Server and run-time support for WebLogic Workshop, WebLogic Integration, and WebLogic Portal. See below for Design and Development Tools support.


This section provides the following information:

Related Information


Configuration Requirements

Table 1-1 Requirements for 8.1 SP5 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0-1 AS, ES on AMD64 and EM64T

Operating System Version and Patches

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 AS, ES (Nahant Update 1) and any dot release higher than dot zero (or later updates) in RHEL 4 are supported (64-bit kernel). For example, RHEL 4.3 is supported.

Chip Architecture and Minimum Processor Speed

  • AMD64 (1.201 GHz)

  • Intel EM64T (1.201 GHz)


BEA JRockit 1.4.2_08 JDK for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 and all later JRockit 1.4.2 releases (32-bit)

java version "1.4.2_08"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.2_08-b03)
BEA WebLogic JRockit(TM) 1.4.2_08 JVM R24.5.0-61 (build ari-49095-20050826-1856-linux-ia32, Native Threads, GC strategy: parallel)

Design and Development Tools

Supports WebLogic Server design and development tools.


512 MB required; 1 GB recommended

Performance Pack



Node Manager



BEA jDrivers for Oracle

For this Oracle client version:

The following shared libraries are provided:

Oracle and later patch sets

  • lib/linux/i686/oci920_8/

  • lib/linux/i686/oci920_8/



Known Issues

The Smart Update facility and upgrade installer (pj_server815_upgrade_generic.jar) are not supported for upgrading WebLogic Server from a pre-8.1 SP5 release to 8.1 SP5 on this configuration.

For more information about known issues with this release, see BEA WebLogic Platform Release Notes for 8.1 SP5:


Download and Installation Instructions

To install WebLogic Platform 8.1 SP5 or WebLogic Server 8.1 SP5 on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 configuration, complete the following procedure:

  1. Go to the BEA downloads site:

  3. Find the listing for WebLogic Platform 8.1 SP5 or WebLogic Server 8.1 SP5.
  4. Select "Red Hat Enterprise Linux (EM64T, AMD64)."
  5. Download the appropriate package installer:
  6. Install WebLogic Platform or WebLogic Server using the instructions in Starting Graphical-Mode Installation for .bin Installation Files.
  7. For more information on installing WebLogic Platform or WebLogic Server, see Installing WebLogic Platform:

  8. In the script used to start WebLogic Server, $BEA_HOME/weblogic81/server/bin/, append the following code to the Linux case statement:
  9. LINUX|Linux)
    arch='uname -m'
    if[ "${arch}" = "x86_64" ]; then


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