WebLogic Server Partners' Guide
Instead of requiring your customers to purchase, install, and maintain both your application and a J2EE application server, you can bundle BEA's core technologies with your application and distribute both items as a single product. The plug-and-play environment of WebLogic Server makes it an ideal choice for integration with your product.
To distribute WebLogic Server, you must obtain and install a special license called an ISV license. (You do not need an ISV license to develop your application or to configure WebLogic Server.) Installing an ISV license for a WebLogic Server modifies the server and inextricably links files. Your distribution must include these modified WebLogic Server files.
You do not need to upgrade your ISV license when you upgrade to a newer WebLogic Server service pack. For example, if you distributed WebLogic Server 8.1 sp1 and you want your subsequent distributions to include WebLogic Server 8.1 sp2, you do not need to upgrade your ISV license.
In addition, if your customers upgrade their installation with a WebLogic Server service pack release that they purchase from BEA, the license file that you distributed to them will be updated to enable the new service pack release. You do not need to distribute a new license file to customers who install new service packs of WebLogic Server on their own.
firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, request a new ISV license and attach the
isv.jarfile that contains your old license. If you are upgrading from WebLogic Server 5.1, attach your old license file.
isv.jarfile from BEA, install the new ISV license as described in Install the ISV License.
BEA Systems, Inc. manages its relationships with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Application Software Providers (ASPs) through the Partner Program. If you have not already enrolled in the BEA Partner Program:
After you enroll in the program, BEA ships a CD collection of all major BEA products. When the Partner Development Kit arrives, install the software from the CDs. For information on installing WebLogic Server, refer to the Installation Guide on the BEA documentation Web site, http://www.oracle.com/technology/documentation/index.html.
Caution: If you already have BEA products installed on the computer that you want to host your distributable WebLogic Server, back up your current BEA_HOME\license.bea file before installing the Partner Development Kit. For more information about the BEA home directory and the
license.bea file, refer to BEA Home Directory in the Installing BEA WebLogic Server guide.
Instead of waiting for the CDs, you can download BEA software from the BEA Systems Download Center, http://commerce.beasys.com. If you have an active WebSUPPORT account, you can use your WebSUPPORT login password for software downloads.
After verifying your eligibility for the Partner Program, BEA sends an email that includes your customized ISV license in an attached file named
isv.jar. This section describes how to install the ISV license file for WebLogic Server version 8.1 only. If you are installing an ISV license for other versions of WebLogic Server, please consult the relevant installation instructions for your software version.
Note the location of the BEA home directory that the BEA installer uses. It contains a
license.bea file, which will be updated in subsequent steps of this process. For more information about the BEA home directory and the
license.bea file, refer to BEA Home Directory in the Installing BEA WebLogic Platform guide.
BEA_HOMEis the name of your BEA home directory.
set CLASSPATH=.\isv.jar;%CLASSPATH%(Windows systems)
export CLASSPATH=./isv.jar:$CLASSPATH(UNIX systems)
java -Xmx128m -Dbea.home=
\server\lib\weblogic.jar install(Windows systems)
java -Xmx128m -Dbea.home=
/server/lib/weblogic.jar install(UNIX systems)
The command generates a file named
BEA_HOME\license_isv.bea, which contains the ISV license data. It also links files within the
WL_HOME directory to the specific ISV license. Only the files in the
WL_HOME directory that you specified will be able to use the ISV license data that you extracted to
Note: With some platforms and JDKs, you might encounter an "Out of Memory Error." To address this error, increase the value for the
-Xmx argument (which sets the maximum heap size in megabytes) and run the command again. For example,
-Xmx150m increases the default heap size to 150 megabytes.
See "Starting and Stopping Servers" in the Administration Console Online Help.
See "Creating Configuration Templates Using the Template Builder" in the Creating WebLogic Configurations Using the Configuration Wizard guide.
Silent-mode is a way of setting installation and domain configurations only once and then using those configurations to duplicate the installation on many machines. The installation program installs the BEA license file, the WebLogic Server software (including the Configuration Wizard), and your configuration template. The Configuration Wizard creates domains based on your configuration templates.
While running in silent mode, the installer and the Configuration Wizard read installation options from configuration files that you create. The programs do not display configuration options during the installation process. Silent-mode installation works on both Windows and UNIX systems.
In previous releases of WebLogic Server, you could optionally run the Configuration Wizard as part of the silent installation process. In WebLogic Server 8.1, the Configuration Wizard cannot automatically be run with the WebLogic Server installation program. It must be run separately. However, you can run both the installation program and the Configuration Wizard in silent mode from the same script.
For more information, see "Installing WebLogic Platform Using Silent-Mode Installation" in the Installation Guide and "Starting in Silent Mode" in Creating WebLogic Configurations Using the Configuration Wizard.
Make sure that you configure the installer to include the BEA license file (
BEA_HOME\license.bea) and the
WL_HOME\lib\weblogic.jar file that you specified in Step 3: Updating the WebLogic Server License. If you do not install both of the files that you specified, your embedded WebLogic Server will not start.