|Oracle® Communications Services Gatekeeper Installation Guide
Part Number E16615-02
This chapter provides a high level description of the process of installing and configuring Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper. Subsequent chapters describe the steps in detail.
Setting up Services Gatekeeper is a multi-step process that includes planning the hardware and network setup, installing the database software, installing the Services Gatekeeper software which includes WebLogic Server and can include a Java Development Kit (JDK), configuring the WebLogic domain, and some other post-installation tasks.
If you are integrating Services Gatekeeper with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), you need to install the SOA facades.
If you are upgrading from a previous version of Services Gatekeeper, you need to perform the upgrade tasks.
Before you can install Services Gatekeeper, you must gather some information about your system and decide on the directories in which to install for the software. You need to know:
The network names or IP addresses of the machines on which you are going to install.
The directory on each machine which will serve as your Middleware_Home directory. This directory serves as a repository for common files that are used by Oracle Communications Service delivery products installed on the same machine, such as Services Gatekeeper, WebLogic Server, and Java Development Kit.
The files in the Middleware_Home directory are essential to ensuring that software operates correctly on your system. They:
Facilitate checking of cross-product dependencies during installation
Facilitate Service Pack installation
The directories on each machine which will serve as your product installation directories. You will need to provide directories in which to install Services Gatekeeper and WebLogic Server software. By default, these are subdirectories of Middleware_Home. We refer to these directories as WebLogic_Home and Services_Gatekeeper_Home.
If you are going to install the Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper Platform Development Studio, the Eclipse Plug-in directory.
A password for the Administrative User. The password must have a minimum of eight characters, at least one of which is non-alphabetic.
Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper has been tested to run on specific hardware and software platforms. Supported Configurations are outlined in detail in Table 2-1, "Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper 5.0 Certification Matrix" in "Supported Configurations" Unless your installation has been specified differently in cooperation with Oracle, only these configurations are supported.
You need to install the database software for the database used by Service Gatekeeper. For information on installing the database software, see "Installing the Database".
Installing Services Gatekeeper generally copies these separate components to your hardware:
The platform container, Oracle WebLogic Server
The Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper software, including container services and communication services applications
[optional] The Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper Platform Development Studio software
Each of these components is copied to its appropriate places when you run the Services Gatekeeper installer. There are three installer modes available:
Console (interactive text-based)
Silent mode (uses an XML file instead of user-entered responses)
You need to perform an installation on each machine in your Services Gatekeeper configuration.
For information on installing the Services Gatekeeper components, see "Installing Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper"
It is recommended that you install Services Gatekeeper on the local disk of each server in your configuration, as illustrated in Figure 1-1.
If all of your servers can access a shared file system, it is possible to install Services Gatekeeper only there (see Figure 1-2), but this is not recommended, for performance reasons.
There are two tools available to configure the domain for your WebLogic Server for use in Services Gatekeeper installations:
The Configuration Wizard, either the GUI-based version or the interactive console version.
If you want to run graphical-mode configuration, the console attached to the machine on which you are configuring the domain must support a Java-based GUI. All consoles for Windows systems support Java-based GUIs, but not all consoles for UNIX/Linux systems do. If you attempt to start the installation program in graphical mode on a system that cannot support a graphical display, the installation program automatically starts console-mode installation
The command-line scripting tool (WebLogic Scripting Tool) and provided scripts.
The command-line does not support SOA features however.
The WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) is a command-line scripting interface that system administrators and operators use to monitor and manage WebLogic Server instances and domains. The WLST scripting environment is based on the Java scripting interpreter, Jython. For more information on WLST, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Oracle WebLogic Scripting Tool at:
Services Gatekeeper ships with five default configuration templates:
Basic Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper Domain
OCSG Basic HA configuration
OCSG Domain with Access and Network Clusters
OCSG Domain with Access and Network Clusters with Oracle RAC Configuration
OCSG OSB Integration Configuration
These templates contain the basic information for setting up various common installation selections. However, in all cases, some aspects of the domain may need to be adjusted during the domain configuration process.
For information about configuring the domain, see Chapter 5, "Configuring the Domain for Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper."
After installation is complete and your domain has been set up, there are a few post-installation tasks that may be required depending on your requirements. These include creating JMS servers for additional Network Tier servers, installing the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE), installing Orbacus, and adding a custom password validator.
For information about the post-installation tasks, see in Chapter 6, "Completing Post-Installation."
You will also need to configuring Services Gatekeeper. For detailed information, see System Administrator's Guide, another document in this set.
If you are integrating Services Gatekeeper with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) environments, you need to install the SOA facades.
For information, see Chapter 7, "Installing SOA Facades."
If you are upgrading from Services Gatekeeper 4.1[.x] to 5.0, see the upgrade instructions in Chapter 8, "Upgrading Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper."
To learn more about installing WebLogic Server products in general, and about the installer program in particular in regard to WebLogic Server, see the Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server at: