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A Understanding the Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure Distribution

This appendix describes the products and feature sets available in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure distribution.

See Table A-1 for details.

Table A-1 Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure Products and Feature Sets

Product Feature Set Description

Core Server

Core Application Server

A complete application server that implements Java Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6) technologies, Web Services, and other leading Internet standards to provide a reliable framework for highly available, scalable, and secure applications and services. Includes the full set of components that comprise the essential WebLogic Server run time with full Java EE 6 support.

This feature set does not include administration tools and add-on technologies, such as the Administration Console, Web Server plug-ins, Beehive run-time framework, JDBC drivers, and so on.

Coherence Product Files

Coherence provides replicated and distributed (partitioned) data management and caching services on top of a reliable, highly scalable peer-to-peer clustering protocol. Coherence has no single points of failure; it automatically and transparently fails over and redistributes its clustered data management services when a server becomes inoperative or is disconnected from the network. When a new server is added, or when a failed server is restarted, it automatically joins the cluster and Coherence fails back services to it, transparently redistributing the cluster load. Coherence includes network-level fault tolerance features and transparent soft re-start capability to enable servers to self-heal.

For more information about Coherence, see Oracle Coherence Getting Started Guide.

Web 2.0 HTTP Pub-Sub Server

A channels based publish-subscribe mechanism for Web-based clients to send and receive asynchronous messages over HTTP. The HTTP Publish-Subscribe server can be used by Web clients to subscribe to channels (a representation in Bayeux for destinations) and publish messages to the channels. Developers are recommended to install the pub-sub sample, available by selecting the Server Examples product component.

If this component is not installed, you will not be able to take advantage of Web 2.0 HTTP Publish-Subscribe functionality.

For more information, see "Using the HTTP Publish-Subscribe Server" in Developing Web Applications, Servlets, and JSPs for Oracle WebLogic Server.

WebLogic SCA

This is a Spring container for Java applications that use SCA semantics to expose services and invoke references. The container is included as an optional library in WebLogic Server.

WebLogic Client Jars

These are client-side WebLogic applications.

Oracle WebLogic Communication Services

Oracle WebLogic Communication Services (OWLCS) is a platform designed to integrate communication services with enterprise services and applications.

Administrative Tools

Administration Console Additional Language Help Files

The WebLogic Server Web application for configuring, administering, and monitoring WebLogic domains.

If you do not install the Administration Console, the console will not be available when you start the Administration Server.

For information, see "About the Administration Console" in Understanding Oracle WebLogic Server.

CIE WLS Config

Provides files used by the Oracle Fusion Middleware Configuration Wizard.

Enterprise Manager

Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control is a Web browser-based, graphical user interface that you can use to monitor and administer your domain.

For more information, see "Getting Started Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control" in Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Database Support

Third-Party JDBC Drivers

Other JDBC drivers bundled with WebLogic Server that can be used to connect a WebLogic Server environment to an external database.

For more information about this feature set, see "Using JDBC Drivers with WebLogic Server" in Administering JDBC Data Sources for Oracle WebLogic Server.

WebLogic Evaluation Database

Installs an evaluation database, which is used by the Server Examples, into the ORACLE_HOME/wlserver/common/derby directory.

If you do not choose the Fusion Middleware Infrastructure with Examples install type, this evaluation database is still installed.

Open Source Components

Third Party Jackson

Third party open source software for processing JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) data formats.

Third Party Jersey

Third party open source software representing the official implementation of the Representational State Transfer (REST) architecture.

For more information, see Developing and Securing RESTful Web Services for Oracle WebLogic Server.

Third Party Maven Apache

Maven is a build management tool that is central to project build tasks such as compilation, packaging, and artifact management.

For more information, see Developing Applications Using Continuous Integration.

Examples

Server Examples

Server Examples are example applications that demonstrate key features of WebLogic Server.

For more information, see "Sample Application and Code Examples" in Understanding Oracle WebLogic Server.

Coherence Examples

Coherence Examples demonstrate how to use the features of Coherence in all supported languages (Java, .NET, and C++). The examples are organized collections of code that show how to use one or more features, and provide a single common way (per language) to build and run all examples. Source code for the examples is included.

Note: Both Server Examples and Coherence Examples are only installed if you select the Fusion Middleware Infrastructure with Examples install type.

JRF and Enterprise Manager

WLS for FMW

Installing this component creates the oracle_common directory inside the specified Oracle home. This directory contains:

  • Repository Creation Utility

    Location: ORACLE_HOME/oracle_common/bin

    This is the tool used to create database schemas for Fusion Middleware products. For more information, see Creating Schemas with the Repository Creation Utility.

  • Configuration Wizard

    Location: ORACLE_HOME/oracle_common/common/bin

    The Configuration Wizard guides you through the process of creating a domain for your target environment and selecting the configuration options you want to include. To manage this domain and the servers that are created, you can use the Administration Console or Fusion Middleware Control.

    Note: The WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) has a dependency on the Configuration Wizard. WLST is available only if you select this component for installation.

    For information about the Configuration Wizard, see Creating Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

  • Upgrade Assistant

    Location: ORACLE_HOME/oracle_common/upgrade/bin

    The Upgrade Assistant convert a domain configuration from previous WebLogic Server release to the current release. For information about the upgrade tools, see Upgrading Oracle WebLogic Server.

  • Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF)

    This is a Java framework for building enterprise applications, providing visual and declarative approaches to Java EE development.

Oracle Automatic Diagnostic Repository Feature Set Group

OPatch

The OPatch utility is a tool that allows the application and rollback of interim patches to Oracle products.

Toplink Developer

Oracle TopLink builds high-performance applications that store persistent object-oriented data in a relational database. It successfully transforms object-oriented data into either relational data or Extensible Markup Language (XML) elements.