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Oracle® Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server
12c Release 1 (12.1.1)

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6 Post-Installation Information

This chapter describes common post-installation tasks and information, including how to use QuickStart and how create a WebLogic domain. It also describes how to determine your JDK version, the Node Manager service, Windows shortcuts, upgrading, and patch installation. It also includes a section on how to configure domains to use the latest JRockit version.

The following sections are included in this chapter:

Using QuickStart

When the product installation is completed using graphical-mode installation, the QuickStart application is launched automatically by default. If you do not want to run QuickStart at the completion of the installation process, you can clear the Run QuickStart check box in the Install Complete screen. QuickStart is not invoked for console-mode or silent-mode installations.

QuickStart is designed to help first-time users evaluate, learn, and use WebLogic Server.

For example, the QuickStart application for WebLogic Server provides quick access to the following tasks:

After installation, you can launch QuickStart as follows:

Determining Which JDK Version You Are Using

You can determine which version of the JDK you are using by issuing a command, as follows:

  1. Open a command prompt window and go to the appropriate directory:

    Windows system:

    WL_HOME\server\bin

    UNIX system:

    WL_HOME/server/bin

  2. Make sure that your environment is set up properly by entering the following command at the prompt:

    Windows:

    setWLSenv.cmd

    UNIX:

    . ./setWLSenv.sh

  3. Enter the following command at the prompt:

    java -version

    If you are using JRockit, JRockit(R) is displayed in the output.

Creating a WebLogic Domain

After you install WebLogic Server, you can create a WebLogic domain. There are several ways to create a WebLogic domain:

Installing and Uninstalling the Node Manager Service

On Windows machines, if you did not install the Node Manager Windows Service when you initially installed WebLogic Server, you can use the following steps to install it:

  1. Log in to the machine with Administrator privileges.

  2. Open a DOS command prompt window.

  3. Change to the WL_HOME\server\bin directory, where WL_HOME is the WebLogic Server home directory (C:\Oracle\Middleware\wlserver_12.1 by default).

  4. Enter the following command:

    installNodeMgrSvc.cmd

  5. After a few seconds, the following message is displayed:

    Oracle WebLogic NodeManager (C_Oracle_Middleware_wlserver_12.1) installed.
    

    The service is installed using the default Node Manager listen port (5556). If this listen port is already in use, the program prompts you to enter a different listen port.

Note:

If the Node Manager Windows Service is already installed, the following message is displayed instead:

CreateService failed - The specified service already exists.

If you want to uninstall the Node Manager Windows Service, use the following steps:

  1. Log in to the machine with Administrator privileges.

  2. Open a DOS command prompt window.

  3. Change to the WL_HOME\server\bin directory, where WL_HOME is the WebLogic Server home directory (C:\Oracle\Middleware\wlserver_12.1 by default).

  4. Enter the following command:

    uninstallNodeMgrSvc.cmd

  5. After a few seconds, the following message is displayed:

    Oracle WebLogic NodeManager (C_Oracle_Middleware_wlserver_12.1) removed.
    

Understanding the Windows Shortcuts

When you install your software on a Windows system, the installation program automatically creates shortcut entries on the Start Menu.

Note:

If the user performing the installation has Administrator privileges, the shortcut entries can be created in the All Users Start menu folder or in the Local User Start menu folder. For more information, see Administrator Privileges.

The options in the Start > Programs > Oracle WebLogic menu vary, according to the components you installed.

Note:

After you create domains, the name of the directory in which your domain directories are stored is also displayed on the Oracle WebLogic menu. The default is user_projects. This menu entry allows you to start and stop the Administration Server, or start the Administration Console, for a given domain.

Upgrading WebLogic Server

If you are upgrading your WebLogic Server installation from an earlier version (for example from a 9.x release to a 10.x release), see Upgrade Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server. This document explains how to upgrade the entire WebLogic Server environment, including applications, the WebLogic domains in which they are deployed, and any application data associated with the domain. This may include external resources, such as database servers, firewalls, load balancers, and LDAP servers.

Installing Patches

Oracle Smart Update is a standalone Java application that is automatically installed in the Middleware home utils/bsu directory. Smart Update simplifies the process of applying patches to your WebLogic Server installation. When support makes a patch available for an installed version of WebLogic Server, you download the patch from My Oracle Support and then use Oracle Smart Update to apply it to your installation. Smart Update organizes all available updates for you, and has several features that allow a great deal of customizing in the way various patches are applied and managed in your environment.For information about using Smart Update, see Oracle Smart Update Installing Patches and Maintenance Packs.

Note:

As of WebLogic Server 10.3.4, you can no longer use Smart Update to download and install WebLogic Server patch set releases.

Note:

If you also need to install patches for other Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 products, such as SOA or WebCenter, that are installed in your WebLogic Server environment, refer to the Oracle Fusion Middleware Patching Guide before installing WebLogic Server patches or updating your WebLogic Server installation.