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Oracle® Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle Portal, Forms, Reports and Discoverer
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)

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A Oracle Portal, Forms, Reports and Discoverer Installation Screens

This appendix contains screenshots and descriptions for all of the Oracle Portal, Forms, Reports and Discoverer installation screens:

A.1 Specify Inventory Directory Screen (UNIX Only)

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This screen appears for UNIX systems only; if this is your first Oracle installation on this host, you must specify the location of the inventory directory. This inventory directory is used by the installer to keep track of all Oracle products installed on the computer.

The default inventory location is USER_HOME/oraInventory.

In the Operating System Group name field, select the group whose members you want to grant access to the inventory directory; all members of this group will be able to install products on this machine.

Click OK to continue.

A.2 Inventory Location Confirmation Screen (UNIX Only)

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This screen appears for UNIX systems only; you are asked to run the inventory_directory/createCentralInventory.sh script as root.

If you do not have root access on this machine but wish to continue with the installation, select Continue installation with local inventory.

Click OK to continue.

A.3 Welcome Screen

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The Welcome screen is displayed each time you start the installer.

Before continuing, make sure that you have created the necessary schemas for the products you want to install, and that you have also installed and configured WebLogic Server. For more information, refer to Section 2.1, "Preparing to Install".

A.4 Configuration Tool Welcome Screen

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The Welcome screen is displayed each time you start the Configuration Tool.

Before continuing, make sure that you have created the necessary schemas for the products you want to install, and that you have also installed and configured WebLogic Server.

A.5 Select Installation Type Screen

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Select the type of installation you want to perform.

A.6 Prerequisite Checks Screen

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If there is a problem, a short error message appears in the bottom portion of the screen. Fix the error and click Retry to try again.

If you want to ignore the errors or warnings and continue with the installation, click Continue.

Click Abort to stop prerequisite checking for all components.

A.7 Select Domain Screen

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Use this screen to create a new WebLogic domain, extend an existing domain, or expand a cluster. For more information about these concepts, refer to the Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Planning Guide.

Specify the following to create a new WebLogic domain:

If an existing domain is detected, you will have the option of extending the existing domain to add the products and services you are installing. To extend an existing domain, select Extend Domain and specify the following:

Note:

Only existing domains configured by the Oracle Portal, Forms, Reports, and Discoverer installer can be extended.

You can also choose Expand Cluster to add managed servers for high availability and replication. Provide the following credentials:

A.8 Specify Security Updates Screen

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Enter your E-mail address if you want to receive the latest product information and security updates. If you have a My Oracle account and wish to receive updates via this mechanism, select I wish to receive security updates via My Oracle Support, then enter your account password.

If you do not wish to register for Oracle Configuration Manager, uncheck the I wish to receive security updates via My Oracle Support box and leave all the fields on this screen blank. You will be prompted to confirm your selection with the following screen:

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Click Yes to confirm that you do not want to register for security updates.

A.9 Specify Installation Location Screen

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The contents of this screen differ depending on how you access this screen. There are three possibilities:

Refer to "Oracle Fusion Middleware Directory Structure and Concepts" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Planning Guide for more information about these directories.

If you are performing an installation on a Windows operating system, be sure that your directory paths are valid and do not contain double backslashes (\\).

A.9.1 Install and Configure Option

If you selected the Install and Configure option on the Select Installation Type Screen, specify the following installation locations:

  • Oracle Middleware Home Location

    The absolute path to the directory where WebLogic Server was installed.

    If you are installing Oracle Reports on a Windows operating system, make sure the path to your Middleware home directory is not too long. For more information, see Section F.3, "Verifying Environment Variable Lengths for Oracle Reports (Windows Only)".

  • Oracle Home Directory

    The directory name for your Oracle Home:

    • You can specify a directory that already exists; this must be an empty directory inside the Oracle Middleware Home (for example, you have created an empty directory inside the Middleware Home in advance of this installation and should specify this directory here).

    • You can specify the name of a new directory that will be created for you inside the Middleware Home.

    Your Oracle Home directory where your products will be installed. All software binaries will reside in this directory, and no runtime process can write to this directory.

    Note:

    This installation directory will be referred to as ORACLE_HOME throughout the remainder of this document.
  • WebLogic Server Location

    The directory name for your WebLogic Server Home. This directory will automatically be created inside the Middleware Home. The default name for this directory is wlserver_10.3.

  • Oracle Instance Location

    The absolute path to the directory where your Oracle Instance will reside. This is where application configuration files reside and where the application process runs from. Runtime components write only to this location.

  • Oracle Instance Name

    Specify the unique name of your Oracle Instance. The Oracle Instance name may only contain alphanumeric and underscore (_) characters, it must begin with an alphabetic (a-z or A-Z) character, and must be 4 to 30 characters in length.

A.9.2 Install Only - Do Not Configure Option

If you selected the Install Software - Do Not Configure option on the Select Installation Type Screen, you specify the following installation locations:

  • Oracle Middleware Home

    The absolute path to the directory where WebLogic Server was installed.

    If you are installing Oracle Reports on a Windows operating system, make sure the path to your Middleware home directory is not too long. For more information, see Section F.3, "Verifying Environment Variable Lengths for Oracle Reports (Windows Only)".

  • Oracle Home Directory

    The directory name for your Oracle home:

    • You can specify a pre-existing Oracle Home directory (for example, you are reinstalling the software into an existing Oracle Home that was created from a previous installation that was incomplete).

    • You can specify the name of a new directory that will be created for you inside the Middleware Home.

    Your Oracle Home directory where your products will be installed. All software binaries will reside in this directory, and no runtime process can write to this directory.

    Note:

    This installation directory will be referred to as ORACLE_HOME throughout the remainder of this document.

A.9.3 Configuration Tool Option

If you are running the Configuration Tool from the ORACLE_HOME/bin (on UNIX operating systems) or ORACLE_HOME\bin (on Windows operating systems) directory, specify the following installation locations:

  • WebLogic Server Location

    The absolute path to the directory where WebLogic Server was installed.

    If you are installing Oracle Reports on a Windows operating system, make sure the path to your Middleware home directory is not too long. For more information, see Section F.3, "Verifying Environment Variable Lengths for Oracle Reports (Windows Only)".

  • Oracle Instance Location

    The absolute path to the directory where your Oracle Instance will reside. This is where application configuration files reside and where the application process runs from. Runtime components write only to this location.

  • Oracle Instance Name

    Specify the unique name of your Oracle Instance. The Oracle Instance name may only contain alphanumeric and underscore (_) characters, it must begin with an alphabetic (a-z or A-Z) character, and must be 4 to 30 characters in length.

A.10 Configure Components Screen

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This screen shows the products and components that are available for configuration. What appears on this screen depends on what you selected on the Select Domain Screen:

Select the component(s) you want to configure. Notice in the bottom pane that there is prerequisite information depending on which component(s) you select. Be sure you read this information carefully before you continue.

Select Clustered if you want to be able to expand the cluster at some later point in time for the selected components. If this is a stand-alone installation on a single machine, then you can de-select this option.

A.11 Configure Ports Screen

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Select Auto Port Configuration if you want the installer to automatically assign the default ports to the components. For a list of default port numbers, refer to Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide.

Select Specify Ports Using Configuration File if you have already created a port configuration file that specifies the port numbers that you want to use for each component. Enter the full part and filename of this file in the Filename field, or click Browse to locate an existing file on your system.

A default file called staticports.ini is provided in the Disk1/stage/Response directory on the CD-ROM. You can use this file as a template to create your own custom ports file.

Note:

If you choose to use the staticports.ini (or any custom port file), port numbers less than 1024 will not be validated by the installer. You will, however, be able to proceed with the installation.

See "Port Numbers" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for more information.

After providing the location and name of a valid file, click View/Edit File to view or edit the contents of the file.

A.12 Specify Proxy Details Screen

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This screen is only visible if Oracle Reports was selected on the Configure Components Screen.

If your computer is located behind a firewall you may need to route outgoing HTTP connections through a proxy server. If you have a direct connection to the Internet or if you do not wish to configure a proxy server at this time, click Next.

If you are configuring a proxy server, you must provide the following information:

A.13 Specify Schema Screen

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Provide the database connection details and schema information for Oracle Portal and Oracle Discoverer, whichever was selected on the Configure Components Screen.

In the Connect String field, specify the connection credentials to your database in the following format:

hostname:port:servicename

If you are configuring Oracle Portal, supply the Portal schema name and password that was used to create the PORTAL schema using Repository Creation Utility (RCU):

If you are configuring Oracle Discoverer, supply the Discoverer schema name and password that was used to create the DISCOVERER schema using Repository Creation Utility (RCU):

A.14 Specify Portlet Schema Screen

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This screen is only visible if Oracle Portal was selected on the Configure Components Screen, and your database contains 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) schemas. If your database contains schema from 10g Release 2 (10.1.2) or earlier, you will not see this screen.

Supply the Portlet schema name and password that was used to create the PORTLET schema using Repository Creation Utility (RCU):

A.15 Specify Application OID Screen

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If you selected Oracle Portal on the Configure Components Screen, you must provide credentials to connect to an Internet Directory server that is up and running. Specify the following credentials:

If you did not select Oracle Portal on the Configure Components Screen, and you want to configure your component to use an existing Internet Directory server, select Use Application Level Identity Store and enter the credentials to connect to the server.

Select Configure the LDAP Server in secure mode to configure the LDAP server in secure mode. Be sure to specify the secure port number in the Port field if you select this option.

A.16 Installation Summary Screen

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Review the information on this screen, and click Install to begin the installation. The operations summarized on this page will be performed when you click Install.

If you want to make any changes to the configuration before starting the installation, use the navigation pane and select the topic you want to edit.

If you want to save this configuration to a text file, click Save. This file can be used later if you choose to perform the same installation from the command line.

A.17 Installation Summary Screen (Install Only Option)

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Review the information on this screen, and click Install to begin the installation. The operations summarized on this page will be performed when you click Install.

If you want to make any changes to the configuration before starting the installation, use the navigation pane and select the topic you want to edit.

If you want to save this configuration to a text file, click Save. This file can be used later if you choose to perform the same installation from the command line.

A.18 Installation Progress Screen

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This screen shows you the progress of the installation.

If you are installing on a UNIX system, you may be asked to run the ORACLE_HOME/oracleRoot.sh script as root user before the installation is completed:

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This script sets up the proper permissions for the files and directories being installed.

If you want to quit before the installation is completed, click Cancel. Doing so will result in a partial installation; the portion of the software that was installed on your system before you click Cancel will remain on your system, and you will have to remove it manually.

A.19 Configuration Progress Screen

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This screen shows you the progress of the component configuration.

If there is a problem, a short error message appears in the bottom portion of the screen. Fix the error and click Retry to try again.

If you want to ignore the error and warning messages and continue with the installation, click Continue.

Click Abort to stop prerequisite checking for all components.

If you want to quit before the installation is completed, click Cancel.

A.20 Installation Complete Screen

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This screen summarizes the installation that was just completed.

The end of the summary information on this screen contains the various URLs to access the Administration Console as well as your installed products. You should write these URLs down so you can access your products later.

Note:

This summary information does not appear on the Installation Complete screen if you chose Install Software - Do Not Configure on the Select Installation Type Screen.

Or, you can click Save to save your configuration information to a file. This information includes port numbers, installation directories, disk space usage, URLs, and component names which you may need at a later time.

Click Finish to dismiss the screen.