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Oracle Content Management Software Development Kit (Oracle CM SDK) Installation Guide
Release 9.0.3 for Windows NT/2000

Part Number B10053-01
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Before You Begin

The Oracle Content Management SDK (Oracle CM SDK) is the new name for the product formerly known as the Oracle Internet File System (Oracle 9iFS). This new naming is official as of version 9.0.3.

Oracle CM SDK runs in conjunction with Oracle9i Application Server and an Oracle9i database. Written entirely in Java, Oracle CM SDK is an extensible content management system with file server convenience.


If you are upgrading an existing Oracle Internet File System instance to Oracle CM SDK, be aware that the Web User Interface (WebUI) and Utilities for Windows (WinUI) are no longer provided in the product. Previous versions of the WebUI and WinUI will not work with the 9.0.3 Release.

Replacements for both components are currently planned. However, based on customer feedback and other factors, plans may change. Check with your Oracle representative or on the Oracle Technology Network Web site ( for more details.

Oracle CM SDK now ships exclusively with the Oracle9i Application Server (9iAS). Both 9iAS and Oracle CM SDK are designed for the same audience: developers building middle-tier applications. Oracle CM SDK includes:

These features and capabilities are designed to help developers bring content management-based applications to market faster and better than with any other platform.

Installation Warning

The current 9iAS CD Pack includes CDs for both Oracle Internet File System Release 9.0.2 and Oracle CM SDK Release 9.0.3. Please note the following recommendations:

Pre-Installation Tasks

The Oracle Content Management SDK provides a Java API that developers can use to customize or extend the product's core functionality in numerous ways to build comprehensive content-management and collaboration systems. This Oracle Content Management SDK Installation Guide provides instructions for installing and configuring Oracle CM SDK.

Before installing the Oracle CM SDK, be sure to read Chapter 1, Concepts in the Oracle Content Management SDK Administration Guide, to become familiar with Oracle Internet File System domain and node processes, Credential Managers, and integration with Oracle9i Application Server, including components such as Oracle Internet Directory and Web-based administration.

Installing, configuring, and maintaining Oracle CM SDK requires basic database administration expertise. Before you attempt to install or upgrade Oracle CM SDK, review the steps in this section.

Verify Requirements and Choose a Deployment Type

Evaluate your hardware resources and choose an appropriate deployment path:

Verify that all machines meet the requirements listed in "Hardware Requirements", "Operating System Requirements", "Oracle Database Requirements and Recommendations", and "Oracle Software Requirements" in Chapter 2.

Gather Account, Password, and Service Information

You must know (or create) numerous administrative user accounts and passwords as you install and configure Oracle CM SDK and related components. You can use the "User Account and Password Summary Tables" in Appendix B to keep track of the various schema, user account names, and passwords required during the installation process. However, if you write down any system settings, be sure to keep the information in an absolutely secure place, or destroy it after successful configuration.

Back Up Existing Database

Before installing Oracle CM SDK into an existing database or upgrading an Oracle 8.1.7.x database to Oracle9i Database Server, shut down the database cleanly and perform a full backup so that you can recover, if any errors occur. (If you use SHUTDOWN IMMEDIATE or SHUTDOWN ABORT to force users off the system, it is recommended that you restart the database in restricted mode, and then shut it down with normal priority before performing the backup.)

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