Oracle9i Lite Deployment Guide
Part No. A95461-01
Oracle is a registered trademark, and Oracle7, Oracle8, Oracle8i, Oracle9i, PL/SQL, SQL*Net, and SQL*Plus are trademarks or registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Part No. A95461-01
This guide provides instructions on how to deploy Oracle9i Lite. The following topics are discussed:
End users of Oracle9i Lite must deploy the software when they want to use Oracle9i Lite for the first time. As an end user, you deploy the software only once for each Mobile Client that you use by installing the appropriate Mobile Client on your machine and then synchronizing (to initialize the synchronization system between your Mobile Client and the Mobile Server) the first time that you use Oracle9i Lite.
The main purpose of deployment is to initialize (or, to use another term, "prime") the synchronization system. You accomplish this initialization when you use Oracle9i Lite for the first time by synchronizing your applications and data between the Mobile Server Repository and the Mobile Clients that you are using. This first time synchronization downloads the applications and the data to your Mobile Client, enabling you to launch your applications from your Windows 32 machine or from your mobile device.
Note: Synchronization as such, when it is discussed in its own right outside of the context of deployment, refers to the synchronizations of the data which you execute later, after deploying Oracle9i Lite. In synchronization (as differentiated from deployment), Oracle9i Lite synchronizes only the data between the main (or central) Oracle database and the Oracle Lite database by using the middle tier that consists of the Mobile Server.
Open your browser and point it to the following URL:
http://<the URL for your Mobile Server>/setup
The list of Mobile Clients with hyperlinks appears.
a. Click the appropriate Mobile Client that you want to download to your machine.
b. The Save As dialog box appears. The file name field displays the relevant executable setup file for the selected platform as a .CAB, .EXE, or .SIS file type. Save the executable file to a directory of your choice.
Note: For the Palm device, download the Mobile Client for Palm to the directory on a Win32 machine that is used by the Palm desktop software to synchronize applications and data. Then do a hotsync to install the Mobile Client for Palm.
For the platforms other than Palm, go to the directory where you saved the executable setup file in Step 2. Double click the file to execute it.
Note: For Web-based applications, the default installation is in the sync mode, not in the online-offline mode.
For the Mobile Client for Web-to-Go, this step (the synchronization step in deployment) takes place automatically when you execute setup.exe.
For the Mobile Clients for all other platforms, perform the following steps:
a. Go to the directory where you installed the runtime libraries and launch the Mobile Sync application.
b. The mSync dialog box appears. Enter your username and password. If you do not know your username and password, ask your system administrator, who creates users and assigns passwords to each user. In the server field, enter the URL for your Mobile Server. Click Apply, then click Sync.
Executing mSync downloads the applications and the data to your client machine. This enables you to launch the applications that you downloaded.