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Oracle® Fusion Middleware Solution Guide for Oracle TopLink
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)
E25034-01
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A Installing Oracle TopLink

This appendix contains information about installing Oracle TopLink. It contains the following sections:

A.1 System Requirements and Certifications

The complete product requirements list and the latest certification information for 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.6.0) are available at:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/ias/toplink/technical/support/index.html

A.1.1 Additional Requirements

TopLink requires a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) compatible with JDK 1.5.0 (or higher). TopLink also requires internet access to use URL-based schemas and hosted documentation.

A.2 Installing a Stand Alone Instance of Oracle TopLink

Follow these steps to install TopLink stand alone (including TopLink Foundation Library and TopLink Workbench). Before you proceed with the installation, back up all existing project data.

  1. Unzip the TopLink Zip file (toplink.zip) into an empty directory. This is your new <TOPLINK_HOME> directory where Oracle TopLink 11g Release 1 will reside.

    When unzipped, additional steps are required to run the Oracle TopLink Workbench and other utilities. For more information, see "Configuring the TopLink Workbench Environment" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer's Guide for Oracle TopLink.

  2. When installation is complete, refer to Oracle TopLink Release Notes.

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A.3 Installing Oracle TopLink and EclipseLink with Oracle WebLogic Server

The Oracle WebLogic Server installation includes both the toplink.jar and the eclipselink.jar. No additional installation is required. For configuration information, see "Integrating TopLink with Oracle WebLogic Server" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer's Guide for Oracle TopLink.

A.4 Installing Oracle TopLink with Oracle Containers for Java EE

Follow these steps to install TopLink with OC4J (including TopLink Foundation Library and TopLink Workbench). Before you proceed with the installation, back up all existing project data.

  1. Unzip the OC4J Zip file (oc4j_extended.zip) into an empty directory. This is your new <ORACLE_HOME> directory where OC4J 10g will reside.

  2. Unzip the TopLink Zip file (toplink.zip) in your <ORACLE_HOME> directory where <ORACLE_HOME> is the directory where you installed OC4J 10g.

    When unzipped, additional steps are required to run the Oracle TopLink Workbench and other utilities. For more information, see "Configuring the TopLink Workbench Environment" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer's Guide for Oracle TopLink.

  3. When installation is complete, refer to Oracle TopLink Release Notes.

A.5 Installing EclipseLink with Oracle Containers for Java EE

EclipseLink (eclipselink.jar) is included with the TopLink installation, as described in "Installing Oracle TopLink with Oracle Containers for Java EE".

For information on manually installing EclipseLink with OC4J, refer to "Integrating EclipseLink with Oracle Containers for Java EE" in the EclipseLink User's Guide at http://wiki.eclipse.org/Integrating_EclipseLink_with_an_Application_Server_(ELUG)#Integrating_EclipseLink_with_Oracle_Containers_for_J2EE_.28OC4J.29