|Oracle® Enterprise Data Quality for Product Data Oracle DataLens Server Installation Guide
Part Number E23613-03
This chapter describes the server requirements, installation path, and preparation steps that you must follow prior to installing an Oracle DataLens Server and data repository.
You must ensure that the following Oracle DataLens Server hardware and software requirements are observed. These requirements represent the certified and supported server configurations.
Verify that you have met the minimum server requirements using the Oracle Enterprise Data Quality for Product Data Hardware and Software Specification found at the Oracle Enterprise Data Quality for Product Data Documentation Web site:
This document contains all necessary specifications including example server configurations. Oracle DataLens Servers have been certified with these hardware and software requirements. For list of certified platforms and versions for Enterprise DQ for Product prior to installation, refer to the Oracle Enterprise Data Quality for Product Data Certification Matrix at:
Locate and select the Oracle Enterprise Data Quality for Product Data Server System Requirements and Supported Platforms option.
The Oracle DataLens Administration Server and data repository installation involves four main stages as shown in the following figure.
The tasks included in each stage are found as follows:
All preparation tasks are included in the sections in this chapter.
To install the Oracle DataLens Server and data repository, including the optional Tomcat Application Server, go to Chapter 3, " Running the Installer."
To configure a WebLogic Application Server, go to Chapter 4, "Configuring a WebLogic Server."
To verify the installation, go to Chapter 5, "Verifying the Server Installation."
An upgrade path exists from earlier 5.x releases to version 5.6.2. The supported releases and upgrade instructions are in Oracle Enterprise Data Quality for Product Data Oracle DataLens Server Upgrade Guide in the Oracle Enterprise Data Quality for Product Data Documentation Web site:
Note:Assistance for this upgrade can be obtained by contacting Oracle Consulting Services. This should be a planned migration to ensure the retention of your Server Group topology, data repository, DSAs, data lenses, and data.
An administrator user account (
dlsadmin for example) is used for all of the servers in the EDQP Server Topology. You then use this administrative user throughout your Oracle DataLens Server Topology to install or maintain these servers.
Ensure that the UIDs and GUIDs for all of the administrator user accounts match on the Oracle DataLens Administration Server and machines that you want to use as Oracle DataLens Transform Servers. NFS tracks users by the UID, so these must match on all servers.
Contact your system administrator for assistance in creating a new or identifying an existing administrator user account (
dlsadmin or other) on the servers that you want to use in the EDQP Server Topology. This administrator user must have full permissions (read, write and execute) to the directories that will contain the EDQP installation files and target installation directory; these default directories are:
On Linux and UNIX:
Always use this administrator user when logging into any of the Oracle DataLens Server machines to perform installation, upgrades, or maintenance. This is applicable to all operating systems.
To create an installation directory, download, and unzip Enterprise DQ for Product use the following steps:
Ensure that your server meets the software and hardware requirements and that you have established an administrative user.
Log in to the server as an administrator user.
On Linux and UNIX:
Note:Do not use spaces in the directory name as this causes an installation error.
Note:On some Linux and UNIX systems, the
rootfile system is configured with minimal disk space. Ensure that there is at least 350 MBs of disk space available in the
It is not recommended to install the Oracle DataLens Server in the
root ("/") file system.
Browse to the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud Web site at:
Click the Continue link or click a language.
Enter the required information and select a country from the list.
Click both check boxes to accept the License Agreement and Export Restrictions.
From the Select a Product Pack list, select E-Business Suite.
From the Platform list, select your operating system.
Select the Oracle Enterprise Data Quality for Product Data 5.6.nn Media Pack option and click Continue.
Click the Download button.
Save the product zip file,
nnnnn.nn, to the installation directory you created in Step 3.
nnnnn.nn in the same directory to extract
oracle_datalens_server_5_6_2.zip in the same directory to extract all files.
The installation directory now contains the
server directories, as well as several other files. You have all of the files necessary to install Enterprise DQ for Product.
Note:Do not place any installation files in the
You can choose from two supported application servers, Apache Tomcat or Oracle WebLogic Server.
Note:Apache Tomcat is not supported on systems running UNIX, only WebLogic Application Servers are supported.
The Tomcat Application server is installed automatically by the Oracle DataLens Server installer though the WebLogic Application Server is installed manually. Either installation must occur prior to installing the Oracle DataLens Server and data repository.
Use one of the following sections to install your application server:
The Tomcat Application Server and service can be installed by the Oracle DataLens Server installer.
To obtain the Tomcat supported software and ensure that the installer can locate it for installation:
Browse to the Tomcat Web site at:
Download the Tomcat 6.0.29 zip file appropriate for your OS to the installation directory:
Note:You must ensure that the Tomcat zip file is one directory above the installer script. Any other location this causes an error and Tomcat will not be installed. For example:
On Linux: Tomcat must be located in
/opt/dls_install/ while the installer is located in
On Windows: Tomcat must be located in
c:\dls_install\ while the installer is located in
Note:The location of the installation directory and the destination directory where you want to install your Oracle DataLens Server must be on the same drive.
To use a WebLogic Application Server, you must first install Oracle JRockit JDK 28.1 64-Bit using the download and installation instructions from:
Oracle recommends that you create a domain named
dls_domain as the name of your domain server on each Oracle DataLens Transform Server installation. You then use this domain throughout your Oracle DataLens Server Topology. This is applicable to all operating systems.
Use one of the following installation guides to install a supported WebLogic release:
Oracle® Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Release 1 (10.3.4)
Oracle® Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Release 1 (10.3.3)
Oracle® Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Release 1 (10.3.1)
Note:This is the correct installation guide for the 10.3.2 WebLogic version though the title of this document indicates the 10.3.1 version. This versioning issue is explained in the Oracle® Fusion Middleware Release Notes 11g Release 1 (11.1.1) for your platform.
Oracle® Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server11g Release 1 (10.3.1)
Oracle® WebLogic Server Installation Guide 10g Release 3 (10.3)
The next task in the installation process is to install the Oracle DataLens Administration Server and data repository. Continue to Chapter 3, " Running the Installer."