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About the Siebel Network Image
For each Siebel Business Applications release representing the products that you have purchased, you run the Siebel Image Creator utility to create a Siebel network image, which is also called a Siebel image. All installations of Siebel Business Applications modules must be performed from a Siebel image. The Siebel Image Creator is also called the Network Image Creator. Unless otherwise stated in documentation for a particular release, each Siebel release includes Siebel Image Creator and you use this utility to create a version-specific Siebel image.
To install all of the Siebel software, you require images of different versions, such as Siebel CRM version 188.8.131.52 and version 8.1.1, or Siebel CRM version 184.108.40.206 and version 8.2.2. For Siebel Innovation Pack 2013, you must create network images as follows:
- For Siebel Enterprise Server and Siebel Web Server Extension (SWSE), create a network image for Siebel CRM version 220.127.116.11 or version 18.104.22.168.
Installing Siebel Enterprise Server or SWSE is a one-step task. The installers for these modules perform a complete installation of the current release, Siebel CRM version 22.214.171.124 or version 126.96.36.199. For these modules, Siebel CRM version 188.8.131.52 and version 184.108.40.206 are base releases, and no Siebel CRM version 8.1.1 or version 8.2.2 network images are required or used. For existing deployments, you can use the same installers to install Siebel CRM version 220.127.116.11 or version 18.104.22.168 as a migration installation.
- For Siebel Web Clients, Siebel Tools, or Siebel Management Server, create a network image for Siebel CRM version 8.1.1 or version 8.2.2, and then create a network image for Siebel CRM version 22.214.171.124 or version 126.96.36.199.
Installing Siebel Web Clients (Siebel Mobile Web Clients), Siebel Tools, or Siebel Management Server is a two-step task. The installers for these modules require files for Siebel CRM version 8.1.1 or version 8.2.2 (the base release). These modules also require files for the current release, Siebel CRM version 188.8.131.52 or version 184.108.40.206. For these modules, you install the base release first and then install the current release on top of it as a separate task.
- For Siebel Sample Database, create a network image for Siebel CRM version 220.127.116.11 or version 18.104.22.168.
Installing Siebel Sample Database is a one-step task. The installer for this module requires files for Siebel CRM version 22.214.171.124 or version 126.96.36.199. For this module, Siebel CRM version 188.8.131.52 and version 184.108.40.206 are base releases, and no Siebel CRM version 8.1.1 or version 8.2.2 network image is required or used. For an existing installation, you first uninstall the existing Siebel Sample Database from Siebel CRM version 8.1.1, version 8.2.2, or any prior Siebel CRM version 8.1.1.x or version 8.2.2.x. Then you install the Siebel Sample Database for the current version on the Siebel Mobile Web Client installation.
You must allocate space on the network for the Siebel images that you will use as the source location for Siebel installations. Retain all of the Siebel images until they no longer apply. Also retain all of the Siebel media files, particularly the JAR files that you use to create the Siebel images.
The remaining topics in this chapter describe how to obtain the Siebel media files from Oracle and how to create a Siebel image.
NOTE: The Siebel image is always of application type Siebel Industry Applications. The application type Siebel Business Applications (formerly used for Siebel Cross-Industry Applications) no longer applies. For more information about the implications of this change, see 549362.1 (Article ID) and related articles on My Oracle Support. This document often refers to Siebel Business Applications in a generic way that currently means the same thing as Siebel Industry Applications.