|Oracle® Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Business Process Management Suite
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)
Part Number E13925-04
This appendix contains screenshots and descriptions for all of the Oracle SOA Suite installation screens:
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
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 system.
Click OK to continue.
If you do not have
root access on this system but wish to continue with the installation, select Continue installation with local inventory.
Click OK to continue.
The Welcome screen is displayed each time you start the installer.
Select the method you want to use for installing software updates.
Skip Software Updates
You can choose to skip this option for now.
Search My Oracle Support for Updates.
If you have a My Oracle Support account, you can specify your account name and password to have the installer automatically download applicable software updates from My Oracle Support. After entering your credentials, you can test the connection by clicking Test Connection. Click Proxy Settings if you need to configure a proxy server in order to have the installer access My Oracle Support.
Configure your proxy server with the following screen:
Search Local Directory for Updates.
If you have software updates available locally, you can specify the location by using this option. When you select Search Local Directory for Updates an additional "Local Directory" field will appear, as shown below:
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.
Specify the directories where you want to install your software:
Oracle Middleware Home
If you are using Oracle WebLogic Server as your application server:
In the Oracle Middleware Home field, specify the absolute path to your existing Oracle Middleware home directory; this is the directory that was created when you installed Oracle WebLogic Server. If you do not know the full path to your Middleware home, you can click Browse to select an existing directory in your system.
If you are using IBM WebSphere as your application server:
In the Oracle Middleware Home field, specify the absolute path to the directory you want to use as the Middleware home. This directory has no relation to the location of your WebSphere installation. If you specify a directory location that does not already exist, the installer will create the directory for you.
Oracle Home Directory
If you specify a directory that already exists, it must be either:
An empty directory inside the 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).
An existing Oracle home directory (for example, you are reinstalling Oracle SOA Suite to an existing Oracle home because of an incomplete previous installation).
If you specify a new directory, it will be created inside the Middleware home.
Note:For the remainder of this document, this directory will be referred to as your SOA Oracle home to avoid any confusion with the Oracle home directories of other Oracle Fusion Middleware products.
For more information about the Oracle home and Middleware home directories, refer to "Oracle Fusion Middleware Directory Structure" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Planning Guide.
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 (\\).
Select the application server you want to use for this installation.
If the installer detects a Middleware home with Oracle WebLogic Server installed, then this is the application server that will be used. All other fields in this screen will be inactive.
If the installer detects a Middleware home without an Oracle WebLogic Server installed, you must select one of the application server options and then provide its location in the Application Server Location field.
If the installer does not detect a Middleware home directory, the "WebLogic Server" option will be inactive. You must select "WebSphere" and then provide the location of your IBM WebSphere in the Application Server Location field.
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.
For more information about silent installation, refer to "Silent Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation and Deinstallation" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Planning Guide.
This screen shows you the progress of the installation.
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.
This screen summarizes the installation that was just completed.
If you want to save this summary information to a text file for future reference, click Save.
Click Finish to dismiss the screen.