Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse Installation Guide

This document provides information on installing Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE). It contains the following sections:

1 About Installing OEPE

You can install OEPE using any of the following ways:

2 System Requirements

The system requirements for this release of OEPE are:

Note: WebLogic Server defaults to a large heap, which may be inappropriate for development. Changing the server start script can easily remedy the server memory usage.

For the latest information about system requirements and components supported by OEPE, please see the OEPE page on OTN, located here:

3 Installing OEPE Using Oracle Installer

Oracle Installer can be used to install Oracle Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE), Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF), Coherence, and Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Release 10.3.5 on your system.

3.1 About the Installer

Oracle Installer is available in the form of three platform-specific installers that include Sun Java JDK 6.0 Update 24 and Oracle JRockit Update 20 SDK. You need not have the JDK pre-installed on your system to use these platform installers:

You can download Oracle Installer from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) web site:

For more information about installing Oracle ADF, see the Web User Interface Developer's Guide for Oracle Application Development Framework.

For more information about using the Oracle WebLogic Server, see the Introduction to Oracle WebLogic Server guide.

For more information about Oracle Coherence, see the Oracle Coherence Getting Started Guide.

3.2 Launching the Installer

Depending on the type of installer you are using, you can begin the installation process in one of the following ways:

3.3 Installer Screens

The installer provides several screens that allow you to specify various parameters for the installation:

  1. Welcome

    Click Next to begin the installation process.

  2. Choose Middleware Home Directory

    You can create a new Middleware Home directory, or select one from a list of existing Middleware Home directories. If you choose a directory that already has OEPE and Oracle WebLogic Server components installed on it, you are taken directly to the Choose Products and Components screen to select additional components to install.

    If you choose to create a new Middleware Home directory, the default provided is C:\Oracle\Middleware\ for Windows, and $HOME/Oracle/Middleware/ for Linux and Unix platforms.


  3. Register for Security Updates

    Enter your My Oracle Support email address/username in the Email field, and password in the Support Password field, to register for security updates and to initiate the configuration manager.

  4. Choose Install Type

    Select either Complete or Custom depending on the type of installation you want to perform. Selecting Complete will install OEPE, Oracle ADF, Coherence, and Oracle WebLogic Server on your system. For more information about the Oracle WebLogic Server components that are installed in the complete installation, see the Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server.

    Selecting Custom takes you to the Choose Products and Components screen, where you can select the components you want to install.

  5. Choose Products and Components (Custom Install only)

    Select the components you wish to install. If you deselect a component that is needed by other components, those are deselected as well. For more information about the Oracle WebLogic Server components, see the Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server. The following figure displays the full list of installable components available in a custom installation.

    Installable components available in the custom installation

    Note: If some components are already installed in your Middleware Home directory, they will appear grayed out on this screen.

  6. JDK Selection

    If you did not launch the installer with the JDK you wish to use for the product, or the one you launched it with does not meet the minimum requirements, you may select the location of your desired JDK now. Navigate to your JDK directory that contains the child folder bin, which in turn contains java.exe. For example, if the path for your java.exe is C:\JDK\jdk1.6.0_24\bin\java.exe, you should select C:\JDK\jdk1.6.0_24.

  7. Confirm Product Installation Directories

    View the directories that the components will be installed in. To make changes, click Back and navigate to the desired screen, or click Next to continue with the installation.

    Note: In addition to the disk space required by the components you have chosen to install, the installer needs 684MB of temporary work space. If there is insufficient disk space on your system, a dialog will appear informing you about it. You can then either free up space in your desired location, or click Previous and choose an alternate location on the Choose Middleware Home Directory screen.

  8. Install Windows Service (Windows systems only)

    Select to install the Node Manager Service. Node Manager is used to monitor, start, and stop server instances in a domain. For more information, see the see the Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server.

    Note: OEPE and ADF do not require the use of the Node Manager Service.

  9. Choose Shortcut Location (Windows systems only)

    Select the Start Menu folder where you want to place your shortcuts. You can select one of the following options:

  10. Installation Summary

    Displays the components that will be installed and total disk space that will be utilized.

  11. Installation status

    Displays the progress of the installation.

  12. Installation Complete

    Select Run Quickstart to open the Quickstart window once the installation process has ended. Quickstart enables you to easily launch installed components and access online documentation.

    Click Done to end the installation process.

    Note: Should the installation process be interrupted prior to completion, the result is likely an incomplete and non-functional partial installation. If this occurs, the recommended approach is to attempt to uninstall the previous installation. If that is successful, you can re-install normally, otherwise you should re-install into a new Middleware home.

3.4 Verifying Your Installation

To view information about which products and components were installed, open the registry.xml file, located at: MW_HOME/registry.xml.

4 Installing OEPE Using Eclipse Update Manager

You use Eclipse Update Manager for Eclipse 3.7 Indigo as follows:

  1. Select Help > Install New Software.
  2. Click Add to add a new update site.
  3. In the Add Repository dialog, enter the location as, and then click OK.

    Note: This URL works only from within Eclipse, and will not work if accessed through a browser.

    Alternatively, download the OEPE update site repository directly from OTN to your local system and use the Archive option in the Add Repository dialog.

  4. Select Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse, verify that all of the subcomponents are selected, and then click Next.
  5. Confirm information presented in the Install Details, and then click Finish.