Before beginning the installation, ensure that you already have verified you system environment (Section 1.5) and have installed Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure (Installing and Configuring the Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure).
By the end of this chapter you would already have installed Oracle SOA Suite or Business Process management.
The following topics are covered:
To start the installation program, perform the following steps.
Log in to the target system.
The installer requires that a certified JDK already exists on your system. For more information, see the appropriate certification document for 12c (12.1.3) on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page.
Go to the directory in which you downloaded the installation program.
Launch the installation program by invoking the
java executable from the JDK directory on your system, as shown in the examples below.
On UNIX operating systems:
/home/Oracle/jdk7_55/jdk1.7.0_55/bin/java -jar fmw_188.8.131.52.0_soa.jar
On Windows operating systems:
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_55\bin\java -jar fmw_184.108.40.206.0_soa.jar
Be sure to replace the JDK location in these examples with the actual JDK location on your system.
Note:You can also launch the installer in silent mode to ensure that no configuration options are displayed during the installation process. For more information about silent or command line installation, see "Using the Oracle Universal Installer in Silent Mode" in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.
When the installation program appears, you are ready to begin the installation. See Section 2.2 for a description of each installation program screen.
The installation program displays a series of screens, in the order listed in Table 2-1.
If you need additional help with any of the installation screens, click the screen name. You can also click Help on the installation screens if you need any additional instructions.
On UNIX operating systems, this screen will appear if this is the first time you are installing any Oracle product on this host. Specify the location where you want to create your central inventory. Make sure that the operating system group name selected on this screen has write permissions to the central inventory location.
For more information about the central inventory, see "Understanding the Oracle Central Inventory" in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.
This screen will not appear on Windows operating systems.
This screen introduces you to the product installer.
Use this screen to specify the location of your Oracle home directory. This Oracle home should already contain Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure.
You can click View to verify and ensure that you are installing Oracle SOA Suite and Business Process Management in the correct Oracle home.
For more information about Oracle Fusion Middleware directory structure, see "Selecting Directories for Installation and Configuration" in Planning an Installation of Oracle Fusion Middleware.
Use this screen to select the type of installation and consequently, the products and feature sets you want to install.
If you have installed only SOA Suite and would like to include BPM in your installation set, run the installer again and select BPM.
Note that when you select BPM as the installation type, Oracle SOA Suite gets automatically installed, too.
This screen verifies that your system meets the minimum necessary requirements.
If you want to view the list of tasks that gets verified, select View Successful Tasks. If you want to view the log details, select View Log.
If there are any warning or error messages, you can refer to one of the documents in Section 1.5.
Use this screen to verify the installation options you have selected. If you want to save these options to a response file, click Save Response File and provide the location and name of the response file. Response files can be used later in a silent installation situation.
All of the feature sets that will be installed once the installation is complete is listed here.
For more information about silent or command line installation, see "Using the Oracle Universal Installer in Silent Mode" in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.
Click Install to begin the installation.
This screen allows you to see the progress of the installation.
When the progress bar reaches 100% complete, you can click Finish to dismiss the installer, or click Next to see a summary.
Review the summary information on this screen, then click Finish to dismiss the installer.
After you complete the installation, you can verify it by successfully completing the following tasks:
Review the contents of the installation log files to make sure that no problems were encountered. By default, the installer writes logs files to the
Oracle_Inventory_Location/log (on UNIX operating systems) or
Oracle_Inventory_Location\logs (on Windows operating systems) directory.
For a description of the log files and where to find them, see "Understanding Installation Log Files" in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.
The contents of your installation vary based on the options you selected during the installation.
For more information about the directory structure you should see after installation, see "What are the Key Oracle Fusion Middleware Directories?" in Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware.
You can also view the contents of the Oracle home using the
viewInventory script. For more information, see "Viewing the Contents of an Oracle Home" in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.