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About Installing the Siebel Database

CAUTION:  In an upgrade environment, or in another environment where you have an existing Siebel database, you generally do not perform any of the tasks mentioned in this chapter. For more information, see About Installing in Upgrade Environments and Roadmap for Installing and Configuring Siebel Business Applications in an Upgrade Case (Existing Database).

The Siebel database on the RDBMS stores the data used by Siebel Business Applications. Siebel Server components (particularly Application Object Managers supporting Siebel Web Clients), Siebel Tools, and Siebel Developer Web Clients connect directly to the Siebel database and make changes in real time.

Siebel Mobile Web Clients download a subset of the server data to use locally. They periodically synchronize with the Siebel database through the Siebel Remote components on the Siebel Server. The synchronization process updates both the local database and the Siebel database.

The Siebel Database Configuration Utilities (sometimes called the Siebel Database Server) refers to a set of files that you install on a Siebel Server computer, using the Siebel Enterprise Server installer. These files are accessed when you run the Database Configuration Wizard and the Siebel Upgrade Wizard in order to install and configure the Siebel database on the RDBMS.

NOTE:  In the Database Configuration Wizard, the main task that you perform is called installing the Siebel database. Additional tasks described in this chapter are sometimes referred to by using the general phrase configuring the Siebel database.

For instructions on installing Database Configuration Utilities, Siebel Server, and other Siebel Enterprise Server components, see Installing Siebel Enterprise Server Components and the Siebel Web Server Extension.

NOTE:  This chapter assumes that you have already created the database instance. It also assumes that you have already installed the Database Configuration Utilities on the same computer as a Siebel Server, and in the same top-level installation directory. You install the Database Configuration Utilities only once, on a single Siebel Server computer. It is recommended that you install the Siebel Server and the Database Configuration Utilities at the same time.

For a new deployment, you must install a Siebel Server and the Database Configuration Utilities on the same computer as the Siebel Gateway Name Server. For more information, see Requirements for Siebel Gateway Name Server Authentication. For information about the tasks that you must perform in the RDBMS before you install the Database Configuration Utilities, see Configuring the RDBMS.

The Database Configuration Utilities installed software has no run-time role in managing database operations for users running Siebel Business Applications. Some of the tasks that you can perform with the Database Configuration Wizard are for upgrades only, and are described in Siebel Database Upgrade Guide. For more information about the wizards provided for configuring Siebel Business Applications software, see Siebel Configuration Wizard Reference.

NOTE:  After performing a new installation, you must run the Configuration Wizards as described in this book. For more information, see Installation-Related Changes for Siebel Innovation Pack 2013.

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