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

Part Number E10421-08
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1 Installation Recommendations

The chapter includes the following sections:

1.1 Before You Begin

Before you begin installing or planning an installation of Oracle Portal, Forms, Reports, and Discoverer, be sure to review the following information.

Unlike the other Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.7.0) installers, the Oracle Portal, Forms, Reports, and Discoverer installer is a patch set installer and not a full installer.

As a result, the following applies:

1.2 Alternative Oracle Solutions for Oracle Portal, Forms, Reports, and Discoverer 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.7.)

This section includes the alternative solutions for Oracle Portal, Forms, Reports, and Discoverer 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.7.0).

It contains the following topics:

1.2.1 Alternative Oracle Solutions for Oracle Portal 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.7.0)

For a complete portal solution, Oracle recommends that you install Oracle WebCenter 11g to experience the most complete portfolio of portal, web experience management, content, social, and collaboration technologies in a single integrated product suite.

For more information, see the following resources:

1.2.2 Alternative Oracle Solutions for Oracle Forms and Reports 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.7.0)

If you have a requirement to use Oracle Forms and Reports 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.7.0), then Oracle recommends installing Oracle Forms and Reports 11g Release 2 (11.1.2), which offers more advanced Identity Management (Oracle Internet Directory with Oracle Access Manager) and configuration options.

You can install Oracle Forms and Reports 11g Release 2 (11.1.2) with a pre-existing Oracle Single Sign-On 10g or a new installation of Oracle Access Manager (OAM) 11g.

For more information, refer to the following resources:

1.3 Considerations When Installing a New Oracle Portal, Forms, Reports, and Discoverer Environment

If, after reviewing your business needs and the available software alternatives, you still need to install a new Oracle Portal, Forms, Reports, and Discoverer 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.7.0) environment, consider the following: