6 Post-Installation Information

This section covers the following topics:

Using QuickStart

When the product installation is completed using graphical-mode installation, the QuickStart application is launched automatically, by default. If you do not want to run QuickStart at the completion of the installation process, you can clear the Run QuickStart check box in the Install Complete window. QuickStart is not invoked for console-mode or silent-mode installations.

QuickStart is designed to help first-time users evaluate, learn, and use Products software.

For example, the QuickStart application for Oracle WebLogic Server provides quick access to the following tasks:

  • Getting started with Oracle WebLogic Server

  • Starting the Oracle WebLogic Server samples domain

  • Upgrading domains to the current version

  • Accessing documentation online

After installation, you can launch QuickStart as follows:

  • On Windows systems, choose Start > Programs > Oracle WebLogic > QuickStart.

  • On UNIX systems, perform the following steps:

    1. Log in to the target UNIX system.

    2. Go to the /common/bin subdirectory of your installation. For example:

      cd /MW_HOME/wlserver_version/common/bin

    3. Enter the following command:

      sh quickstart.sh

Determining Which JDK Version You Are Using

You can determine which version of the JDK you are using by issuing a command, as follows:

  1. Open a command prompt window and go to the appropriate directory:

    Windows: MW_HOME\WL_HOME\server\bin

    UNIX: MW_HOME/WL_HOME/server/bin

  2. Make sure that your environment is set up properly by entering the following command at the prompt:

    Windows: setWLSenv.cmd

    UNIX: setWLSenv.sh

  3. Enter the following command at the prompt: java -version

    If you are using JRockit, JRockit(R) is displayed in the output.

Creating an Oracle WebLogic Server Starter Domain

After you install WebLogic Server, you can create a WebLogic Server domain by using the starter domain template, wls_starter.jar, which is available in the MW_HOME\WL_HOME\common\templates\domains folder.

The wls_starter.jar template contains the default domain configuration settings and an application that provides a welcome page to help you get started.

For more information about creating a domain by using an existing domain template, see "Creating a WebLogic Domain" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

Understanding the Windows Shortcuts

When you install your software on a Windows system, the installation program automatically creates shortcut entries on the Start Menu.


If the user performing the installation has Administrator privileges, the shortcut entries can be created in the All Users Start menu folder or in the user's local Start menu folder. For more information, see Administrator Privileges.

The options in the Start > Programs > Oracle WebLogic menu vary, according to the components you choose to install.

  • WebLogic Server 11gR1: Contains a shortcut for launching the default Oracle WebLogic Server domain, examples, tools, online documentation. The Server domain enables you to run pre-built Oracle WebLogic Server code samples, deploy Java EE applications, and quickly serve JSPs or HTML pages. You can also use this domain as a place to test your applications during development.

    Examples contain a folder for each component installed on your system that contain shortcuts for launching the examples and associated tools for the component.

    Tools contain a folder for each component installed on your system that contains shortcuts for launching the examples and associated tools for the component.

  • Online Documentation: Provides a link to the online documentation.

  • QuickStart: Starts the QuickStart application designed to assist first-time users in evaluating, learning, and using the Products software.

  • Smart Update: Launches the Smart Update program, which checks for any updates available for installed products, and installs the updates as required.

  • Uninstall Oracle WebLogic: Launches the uninstallation program. For more information, see Chapter 7, "Uninstalling the Software."

Supported Configurations

For complete details about the hardware and software configurations supported by Oracle WebLogic Server, see the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page at http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/ias/files/fusion_certification.html. This document describes supported operating systems, Web servers, browsers, firewalls, database configurations, and other tools and configurations.

Upgrading Oracle WebLogic Server

If you are upgrading your Oracle WebLogic Server installation from an earlier version, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrade Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server. This document explains how to upgrade the entire Oracle WebLogic Server environment, including applications, the WebLogic domains in which they are deployed, and any application data associated with the domain, and may include external resources, such as database servers, firewalls, load balancers, and LDAP servers.

Installing Patches and Maintenance Updates

Smart Update is a standalone Java application that is automatically installed in the Middleware Home directory. Smart Update simplifies the process of applying patches and maintenance updates to your Oracle WebLogic Server installation. When support makes a patch or maintenance update available for an installed version of Oracle WebLogic Server, you use Oracle Smart Update to obtain that update and apply it to your installation. Smart Update organizes all available maintenance for you, and has several features that allow a great deal of customizing in the way various patches and other maintenance updates are applied and managed in your environment.For information about using Smart Update, see Oracle Smart Update Installing Patches and Maintenance Packs.