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Oracle® Fusion Middleware Installation Planning Guide
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)

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1 Understanding Your Installation Starting Point

Oracle Fusion Middleware is a collection of standards-based software products that spans a range of tools and services from J2EE and developer tools, to integration services, business intelligence, collaboration, and content management. Oracle Fusion Middleware offers complete support for development, deployment, and management.

This guide provides important information about preparing your system and instructions for obtaining the latest version of Oracle Fusion Middleware, which is 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.4.0). The procedures you will need to follow will vary depending on the configuration of your existing system.

Find the starting point that best describes your current environment and go to that section for more information:

1.1 Starting as a New Oracle Fusion Middleware User

If you are a new Oracle Fusion Middleware user, there are two methods to installing 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.4.0), depending on the product:

1.1.1 Using the Full Installer

Installing a Release 11.1.1.4.0 Oracle Fusion Middleware product using the full installer involves the following:

Figure 1-1 illustrates the overall installation and configuration flow.

Figure 1-1 Installing Release 11.1.1.4.0 Using the Full Installer

Description of Figure 1-1 follows
Description of "Figure 1-1 Installing Release 11.1.1.4.0 Using the Full Installer"

1.1.1.1 Creating the Database Schemas

Installation of most Oracle Fusion Middleware products requires the availability of a database (only Oracle Web Tier does not require a database). This database must be up and running, and does not have to be on the same system where you are installing the components. The database must also be compatible with Repository Creation Utility (RCU), which is used to create the schemas necessary for your Oracle Fusion Middleware components.

Note:

RCU is available only on 32-bit x86 Linux and 32-bit Microsoft Windows operating system platforms. You can run RCU from these machines to connect to any certified versions of Oracle, IBM DB2, or Microsoft SQL Server database in order to create the schemas required by Fusion Middleware components. The database server can be running on any platform that is supported by its respective database.

For information about which databases are certified for use with Oracle Fusion Middleware and RCU, and important database configuration information, see "RCU System and Database Requirements" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Repository Creation Utility User's Guide.

After your database is installed and configured, run the latest version of RCU to create your schemas. For instructions, see "Creating Schemas" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Repository Creation Utility User's Guide.

1.1.1.2 Installing an Application Server

All Oracle Fusion Middleware products (except for Oracle WebTier) require an application server on your system. For Oracle Application Developer or Oracle SOA Suite and Business Process Management Suite you can choose to install Oracle WebLogic Server or IBM WebSphere as the application server. Refer to the "System Requirements and Supported Platforms for Oracle Fusion Middleware 11gR1" document to determine the certified versions of these application servers for installation on your system. You should be installing the latest available version:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html

All Oracle Fusion Middleware products must be installed in the Oracle Middleware home directory, which can be created by installing Oracle WebLogic Server as the application server on your system. If you choose to use IBM WebSphere as your application server, you must manually create a Middleware home directory in which you can install your Oracle Fusion Middleware products.

For Oracle WebLogic Server installation instructions, refer to "Running the Installation Program in Graphical Mode" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server.

1.1.1.3 Installing Oracle Fusion Middleware Release 11g (11.1.1.4.0) Products

Table 1-1 lists the Oracle Fusion Middleware product along with its corresponding installation guide. Follow the instructions in the installation guide to install your products:

1.1.1.4 Configuring Your Products and Creating the WebLogic Domains

After your products are installed, you must configure them for use. To do so, run the Fusion Middleware Configuration Wizard to create your WebLogic Domain, Administration Server, and various Managed Servers.

Information about creating domains and Managed Servers with the Configuration Wizard can be found in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating Domains Using the Configuration Wizard. For Oracle Enterprise Content Management, this information can also be found in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle Enterprise Content Management Suite.

1.1.2 Using the Patch Set Installer

If you are installing any other Oracle Fusion Middleware product (not including Oracle WebLogic Server, which has its own installer for new installations or upgrade installers for patching existing installations) for the first time, you cannot install any other 11g Release (11.1.1.4.0) products directly, as the installers for this release are designed only to patch an existing installation. Therefore, you must install the latest full versions of your product, which are available in 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.2.0). Then you must patch your installation to update your software to the latest version. This process involves the following:

Figure 1-2 illustrates the overall installation and configuration flow.

Figure 1-2 Installing Release 11.1.1.4.0 Using the Patch Set Installer

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Description of "Figure 1-2 Installing Release 11.1.1.4.0 Using the Patch Set Installer"

Note:

If you are installing Oracle Fusion Middleware Release 11.1.1.4.0 on a SUSE11 Linux platform, take note of the following:

The SUSE11 Linux platform is only supported for Release 11.1.1.3.0 and later. Because you must first install Release 11.1.1.2.0 (which does not support SUSE11) and then patch your software to Release 11.1.1.4.0, you must start the Release 11.1.1.2.0 installer with the -ignoreSysPrereqs option from the command line.

1.1.2.1 Creating the Database Schemas

See Section 1.1.1.1, "Creating the Database Schemas".

1.1.2.2 Installing Oracle WebLogic Server

All Oracle Fusion Middleware products (except for Oracle WebTier) require an application server on your system. For all products other than Oracle Application Developer and Oracle SOA Suite and Business Process Management Suite, Oracle WebLogic Server is the only supported application server.

You should be installing the latest available version or Oracle WebLogic Server, as listed in the System Requirements and Supported Platforms for Oracle Fusion Middleware 11gR1 document on the following page:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html

All Oracle Fusion Middleware products must be installed in the Oracle Middleware home directory, which can be created by installing Oracle WebLogic Server.

For installation instructions, refer to "Running the Installation Program in Graphical Mode" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server.

1.1.2.3 Installing Oracle Fusion Middleware Release 11g (11.1.1.2.0) Products

After the schemas and Oracle WebLogic Server are installed, you are ready to install your Oracle Fusion Middleware products.

Note:

You must install but do not configure the 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.2.0) version of your product. You should only configure your products after you have run the Patch Set Installer and updated your software to the latest version.

When you run the installer, you should select the Install Software - Do Not Configure installation type on the Select Installation Type screen.

If you happen to configure your products before you upgrade your software to the latest version, you must follow the instructions in Section 1.4, "Starting with Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g (11.1.1.2.0) and 11g (11.1.1.3.0)" in order to properly upgrade and configure your software.

Table 1-2 lists the Oracle Fusion Middleware product along with its corresponding installation guide. Follow the instructions in the installation guide to install your products:

Table 1-2 Oracle Fusion Middleware Products and Corresponding Install Guides

Product Install Guide

Oracle Web Tier

Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle Web Tier

Oracle Portal, Forms, Reports and Discoverer

Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle Portal, Forms, Reports and Discoverer

Oracle Identity Management

Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle Identity Management

Oracle Service Bus

Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle Service Bus


1.1.2.4 Updating Your Products to Release 11g (11.1.1.4.0)

Run the Patch Set Installer to update your software to the latest version. For instructions, see "Applying the Latest Oracle Fusion Middleware Patch Set" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Patching Guide.

Note:

If you are a new Oracle Fusion Middleware user, you should only read the following sections in this chapter:

After completing these sections, you should skip to Section 1.1.2.5, "Configuring Your Products and Creating Your WebLogic Domains".

1.1.2.5 Configuring Your Products and Creating Your WebLogic Domains

After your products are installed, you must configure them for use. To do so, run the OUI-based configuration tool from bin directory inside your product's Oracle home directory to create a WebLogic Domain, Oracle instances and Managed Servers.

Please note that this configuration tool is not the same as the Configuration Wizard that is available with Oracle Application Developer, Oracle WebCenter, Oracle SOA Suite and Business Process Management Suite, or Oracle Service Bus. Instructions for running the configuration tool for system components can be found in the various product installation guides (see Table 1-2).

1.2 Starting with Oracle Application Server 10g

For information on upgrading from Oracle Application Server 10g to Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.4.0), refer to the Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrade Planning Guide, as well as the other upgrade guides in the Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g documentation library:

1.3 Starting with Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g (11.1.1.1.0)

If your existing Oracle Fusion Middleware software is 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.1.0), you must first migrate your existing software and configuration data to 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.2.0), and then update the software to 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.4.0).

updating to 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.4.0) involves the following:

Figure 1-3 illustrates the overall installation and configuration flow.

Figure 1-3 Install Flow for Existing 11g (11.1.1.1.0) Users

Description of Figure 1-3 follows
Description of "Figure 1-3 Install Flow for Existing 11g (11.1.1.1.0) Users"

1.3.1 Updating Oracle WebLogic Server to Version 10.3.2

You must first update the version of Oracle WebLogic Server on your system to 10.3.2. In order to update your WebLogic Server, you must have a My Oracle Support account.

To update your existing Oracle WebLogic Server version 10.3.0 or 10.3.1 to version 10.3.2, use the upgrade installers. For more information, see "Downloading an Upgrade Installer From My Oracle Support" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server.

Note:

This link will take you to a document in the Release 11.1.1.3.0 documentation library. The instructions, however, are applicable for updating your Oracle WebLogic Server to 10.3.2, which is the version supported in Release 11.1.1.2.0.

If you have Oracle WebLogic Server version 10.2.x or earlier, then you must refer to the upgrade instructions in Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrade Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server.

1.3.2 Installing Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.2.0) Products

Before you can patch your software to 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.4.0), you must first install the latest full versions of your product, which are available in 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.2.0).

Make sure that you do not configure your products. The following products offer installers which are separate from the configuration tool, meaning you should install the software only, and do not run the configuration tool:

  • Oracle SOA Suite and Business Process Management Suite

  • Oracle WebCenter

  • Oracle Application Developer

  • Oracle Service Bus

  • Oracle Enterprise Content Management Suite

The following products offer two installation types: Install and Configure and Install Software - Do Not Configure:

  • Oracle Identity Management

  • Oracle Web Tier

  • Oracle Portal, Forms, Reports and Discoverer

For these products, make sure you select the Install Software - Do Not Configure installation type.

Table 1-3 lists the Oracle Fusion Middleware product along with its corresponding installation guide. Follow the instructions in the installation guide to install your products:

1.3.3 Migrating Your 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.1.0) Configuration Data to 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.2.0)

After you have upgraded your software, you must run the Patch Assistant tool to migrate your data to the updated version. For instructions, refer to "Using Patch Assistant to Migrate from Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.1.0) to Release 1 (11.1.1.2.0)" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Patching Guide.

1.3.4 Updating Oracle WebLogic Server to Version 10.3.4

Next, you must patch your Oracle WebLogic Server to version 10.3.4. Refer to Section 1.3.1, "Updating Oracle WebLogic Server to Version 10.3.2" for instructions.

1.3.5 Updating Your Existing Software to 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.4.0)

Use the Patch Set Installer to update your existing software to the latest version. Refer to "Applying the Latest Oracle Fusion Middleware Patch Set" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Patching Guide for instructions.

1.3.6 Updating Your Database Schemas

If you are updating any software that uses one or more of the following schemas, you must run the Patch Set Assistant to upgrade the existing schemas in your database from version 11.1.1.2.0 to version 11.1.1.4.0:

  • Oracle Portal (PORTAL)

  • Oracle Identity Management (OID)

  • SOA Infrastructure (SOAINFRA)

  • Audit Services (IAU)

  • Metadata Services (MDS)

  • WebCenter Spaces (WEBCENTER)

  • Discussions (DISCUSSIONS)

  • Discussions Crawler (DISCUSSIONS_CRAWLER)

For instructions, refer to "Updating Your Schemas with Patch Set Assistant" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Patching Guide.

1.4 Starting with Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g (11.1.1.2.0) and 11g (11.1.1.3.0)

Figure 1-4 illustrates the overall installation and configuration flow.

Figure 1-4 Install Flow for Existing 11g (11.1.1.2.0) and 11g (11.1.1.3.0) Users

Description of Figure 1-4 follows
Description of "Figure 1-4 Install Flow for Existing 11g (11.1.1.2.0) and 11g (11.1.1.3.0) Users"

1.4.1 Update WebLogic Server

You must first update the version of Oracle WebLogic Server on your system to 10.3.4. In order to update your WebLogic Server, you must have a My Oracle Support account.

If you have Oracle WebLogic Server version 10.3.0, 10.3.1, 10.3.2, or 10.3.3, use the upgrade installers to upgrade your WebLogic Server to 10.3.4. For more information, see "Downloading an Upgrade Installer From My Oracle Support" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server.

If you have Oracle WebLogic Server version 10.2.x or earlier, then you must refer to the upgrade instructions in Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrade Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server.

1.4.2 Update Your Existing Software

Use the Patch Set Installer to update your existing software to the latest version. Refer to "Applying the Latest Oracle Fusion Middleware Patch Set" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Patching Guide for instructions.

1.4.3 Update Your Database Schemas

If you are updating any software that uses one or more of the following schemas, you must run the Patch Set Assistant to upgrade the existing schemas in your database from version 11.1.1.2.0 or 11.1.1.3.0 to version 11.1.1.4.0:

  • Oracle Portal (PORTAL)

  • Oracle Identity Management (OID)

  • SOA Infrastructure (SOAINFRA)

  • Audit Services (IAU)

  • Metadata Services (MDS)

  • WebCenter Spaces (WEBCENTER)

  • Discussions (DISCUSSIONS)

  • Discussions Crawler (DISCUSSIONS_CRAWLER)

For instructions, refer to "Updating Your Schemas with Patch Set Assistant" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Patching Guide.