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Oracle® Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server
11g Release 1 (10.3.6)

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3 Running the Installation Program in Graphical Mode

This chapter describes how to start the installation program in graphical mode in different environments. It also describes the sequence of screens that may appear in the installation process.

Note:

In order to run the installation program in graphical mode, the console attached to the machine on which you are installing the software must support a Java-based GUI. All consoles for Windows systems support Java-based GUIs, but not all consoles for UNIX systems do. If you attempt to start the installation program in graphical mode on a system that cannot support graphical display, the installation program automatically starts in console mode.

This chapter contains the following sections:

Starting the Installation Program in Graphical Mode

The following sections describe how to start the installation program in graphical mode in different environments:

Starting the Installation Program in Graphical Mode on Windows

To start the installation program in graphical mode on a Windows platform, follow these steps.

  1. Log in to the Windows system.

  2. Go to the directory that contains the installation program.

  3. Double-click the installation file.

    For example, the name of the installation program for the WebLogic Server Package installer for Windows 32-bit is wls1036_win32.exe.

    The installation program begins to install the software.

See Installation Screens for a description of each installation program screen.

Starting .bin Installation Programs in Graphical Mode on UNIX Machines

To start the graphical-mode installation process with .bin installation files, follow these steps.

  1. Log in to the target UNIX system.

  2. Go to the directory that contains the installation program.

  3. Launch the installation by entering the following commands:

    chmod a+x file_name.bin

    ./file_name.bin

    file_name.bin is the name of your installation program. For example, for WebLogic Server 10.3.6, the name of the Package installer file for Solaris is wls1036_solaris32.bin.

    Note:

    If you plan to install the Server Examples, you must include the following parameter in the installation command. Otherwise, the installation may take longer than expected.

    -Djava.security.egd=file:/dev/./urandom

    The installation program begins to install the software.

    See Installation Screens for a description of each installation program screen.

Starting .jar installation Programs in Graphical Mode

To start the installation program in graphical mode for installation files with names ending in .jar, perform the following steps.

Notes:

If you are installing WebLogic Server on a 64-bit platform, see Installing WebLogic Server on 64-Bit Platforms Using a 64-Bit JDK, for more information.

If you are installing WebLogic Server on a UNIX or Linux operating system, you must include the following parameter in the installation command if you plan to install the Server Examples. Otherwise, the installation may take longer than expected.

-Djava.security.egd=file:/dev/./urandom

  1. Log in to the target system.

  2. Add the directory of the appropriate JDK to the PATH variable definition on the target system. For example, on UNIX or Linux systems, add the bin directory to the beginning of the PATH variable:

    PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH; export PATH

  3. Go to the directory where you downloaded the installation program.

  4. Launch the installation program by entering the following command (this example shows the Generic installer):

    java -jar wls1036_generic.jar

    The installation program begins to install the software.

    See Installation Screens for a description of each installation program screen.

Installing WebLogic Server on 64-Bit Platforms Using a 64-Bit JDK

If you are installing WebLogic Server on a 64-bit platform using a .jar installation program:

  • Add the directory of the appropriate JDK to the PATH variable definition on the target system. For example, on UNIX, add the bin directory of the appropriate 64-bit JDK to the beginning of the PATH variable definition on the target system:

    JAVA_HOME=path_to_64-bit_JDK; export JAVA_HOME

    PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH; export PATH

  • (UNIX or Linux only) Include the -d64 flag in the installation command when using a 32/64-bit hybrid JDK (such as for the HP-PA, HPIA, and Solaris64 platforms). For example, if installing in graphical mode using the Package installer:

    java -d64 -jar wlsversion_generic.jar

  • Run the java -version command (or java -d64 -version command on UNIX or Linux platforms using a 32/64-bit hybrid JDK) to ensure that your JAVA_HOME refers to a 64-bit JDK.

  • If you are using the Sun 64-bit JDK, use the following command to install WebLogic Server:

    java -Xmx1024m -jar wlsversion_generic.jar

Installation Screens

The installation program displays a series of screens, in the order listed in Table 3-1. Some screens are displayed only in certain situations, as noted in the table.

If you need additional help with any of the installation screens, see Appendix A, "Oracle WebLogic Server Installation Screens," or click the link in the Screen column of the following table.

Table 3-1 Running the Installation Program in Graphical Mode

No. Screen When Does This Screen Appear? Perform the Following Action

1

Welcome

Always

Click Next to proceed with the installation.

You may cancel the installation at any time by clicking Exit.

2

Choose Middleware Home Directory

Always

Specify the Middleware home directory that will serve as the central support directory for all Fusion Middleware products installed on the target system, including WebLogic Server.

Click Next to continue.

3

Register for Security Updates

Always

Specify whether you want to register the product installation with My Oracle Support. By registering, Oracle Support notifies you immediately of any security updates that are specific to your installation.

If you chose not to register, an Are You Sure? dialog box appears. Click Yes to continue.

Click Next to continue.

4

Choose Install Type

This screen is displayed only during an initial installation.

Select the installation type.

Click Next to continue.

5

Choose Products and Components

This screen is displayed only under the following conditions:

  • You selected Custom installation.

  • You are adding components to an existing installation.

This screen displays a tree view of all the components available for installation.

Specify the components to be installed by selecting or clearing the appropriate check boxes.

Click Next to continue.

6

JDK Selection

This screen is displayed only if you selected a Custom installation. It is not displayed if you are running an Upgrade installer.

This screen displays a list of JDKs. This list contains JDKs that are available for (and common across) previous installations of all the selected WebLogic Server components.

Select the JDK that you want to install with the product.

Click Next to continue.

7

Choose Product Installation Directories

This screen is displayed only during an initial installation.

Specify the directories in which you want to install the products (WebLogic Server and Coherence, if applicable).

Click Next to continue.

8

Confirm Product Installation Directory

This screen is displayed only if you are adding components to an existing installation, or you are running an Upgrade installer.

Click Next to continue.

9

Install Windows Service

This screen is displayed only if all of the following conditions are true:

  • You have Administrator privileges.

  • You are performing an initial installation.

  • You are installing on a Windows platform.

  • You selected Custom installation in the Choose Install Type screen.

Choose whether you want to install the Windows services indicated, specifically the WebLogic Server Node Manager service. Node Manager is used to monitor, start, and stop server instances in a WebLogic domain.

Click Next to continue.

10

Choose Shortcut Location

This screen is displayed only under the following conditions:

  • You have Administrator privileges.

  • You are performing an initial installation.

  • You are installing on a Windows platform.

Specify the Start menu folder in which you want the Start menu shortcuts to be created.

Click Next to continue.

11

Installation Summary

In all situations except when running an Upgrade installer.

Click Next to continue.

12

Status

Always

When the installation program has finished copying the specified files to your system, click Next to continue.

13

Installation Complete

Always

Click Done to exit the installation program and, if selected, launch QuickStart.


Running the Upgrade Installer in Graphical Mode

If you are using an Upgrade installer, use the following steps to upgrade your installation in graphical mode.

Notes:

If you have an existing WebLogic Server 10.3.0, 10.3.1, 10.3.2, or 10.3.3 installation that includes Workshop for WebLogic, and you want to use an Upgrade installer to upgrade that installation to WebLogic Server 10.3.6, you must uninstall Workshop for WebLogic before running the Upgrade installer. See Chapter 7, "Uninstalling the Software," for more information.

If you do not remove Workshop prior to running the Upgrade installer, you can remove it after the upgrade only by reverting to the previous installation and running the WebLogic uninstall program to remove the WebLogic components. WebLogic Server 10.3.6 does not support removal of Workshop components.

When using an Upgrade installer to upgrade an existing WebLogic Server installation on Linux or UNIX operating systems, you must run the Upgrade installer using the same user ID as was used to perform the initial WebLogic Server installation.

  1. Make backup copies of any files or applications that you have created in the WebLogic Server home directory. As part of the upgrade procedure, the installation program automatically overwrites any files, including applications, that you have created in this directory.

    Note:

    In some cases, changes are made in each domain's config.xml file between upgrade releases. You may want to make backup copies of the config.xml file in any domains you created, in case you later want to roll back or uninstall an upgrade installation.

  2. Shut down any servers that are running.

  3. Start the Upgrade installer as described in one of the following sections:

  4. Click Next on the Welcome screen.

  5. On the Choose Middleware Home Directory screen, select an existing Middleware home directory or browse to an existing Middleware home that contains the WebLogic Server installation you want to upgrade. Click Next.

  6. On the Register for Security Updates screen, make your selection and click Next.

  7. On the Confirm Product Installation Directory screen, click Next.

  8. The Status screen is displayed to indicate the progress of the installation. When the installation completes, the Installation Complete screen is displayed.

  9. If you are using the JRockit SDK, Oracle recommends that you upgrade your domains to use the latest production version. See Configuring Domains to Use the Latest Version of JRockit.