1 About the Oracle WebCenter Sites Installation

The standard installation for Oracle WebCenter Sites described in this guide creates the standard topology, which represents a sample starting topology for this product.

1.1 Using the Standard Installation Topology as a Starting Point

The standard installation topology is a flexible topology that you can use as a starting point in production environments.

The information in this guide helps you to create a standard installation topology for Oracle WebCenter Sites. If appropriate and required, you can later extend the standard installation topology to create a secure and highly available production environment (see Next Steps After Configuring the Domain).

The standard installation topology represents a sample topology for this product. It is not the only topology this product supports. For more information, see About the Standard Installation Topology in Oracle Fusion Middleware Planning an Installation of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

1.1.1 About the WebCenter Sites Standard Installation Topology

This topology represents a standard WebLogic Server domain that contains an Administration Server and a cluster containing two Managed Servers.

The following figure shows the standard installation topology for WebCenter Sites.

See Table 1-1 for information on elements of this topology.

Figure 1-1 WebCenter Sites Standard Installation Topology

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1.1.2 About Elements in the Standard Installation Topology Illustration

The standard installation topology typically includes common elements.

The following table describes all elements of the topology illustration:

Table 1-1 Description of Elements in Standard Installation Topologies

Element Description and Links to Related Documentation
APPHOST A standard term used in Oracle documentation to refer to the machine that hosts the application tier.
DBHOST A standard term used in Oracle documentation to refer to the machine that hosts the database.
WebLogic Domain A logically related group of Java components (in this case, the Administration Server, Managed Servers, and other related software components).

For more information, see What Is an Oracle WebLogic Server Domain? in Oracle Fusion Middleware Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Administration Server Central control entity of a WebLogic domain. It maintains configuration objects for that domain and distributes configuration changes to Managed Servers.

For more information, see What Is the Administration Server? in Oracle Fusion Middleware Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Enterprise Manager The Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control is a primary tool used to manage a domain.

For more information, see Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control in Oracle Fusion Middleware Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Cluster A collection of multiple WebLogic Server instances running simultaneously and working together.

For more information, see Overview of Managed Servers and Managed Server Clusters in Oracle Fusion Middleware Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Machine A logical representation of the computer that hosts one or more WebLogic Server instances (servers). Machines are also the logical glue between the Managed Servers and the Node Manager. In order to start or stop the Managed Servers using the Node Manager, associate the Managed Servers with a machine.
Managed Server A host for your applications, application components, web services, and their associated resources.

For more information, see Overview of Managed Servers and Managed Server Clusters in Oracle Fusion Middleware Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Infrastructure A collection of services that include the following:
  • Metadata repository (MDS) Contains metadata for Oracle Fusion Middleware components, such as the Oracle Application Developer Framework. For more information, see What Is the Metadata Repository? in Oracle Fusion Middleware Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware.

  • Oracle Application Developer Framework (Oracle ADF)

  • Oracle Web Services Manager (OWSM)

1.1.3 About the Oracle WebCenter Sites: Site Capture Standard Installation Topology

Figure 1-2 shows the standard installation topology for Oracle WebCenter Sites: Site Capture.

See Table 1-1 for information on elements of this topology.

Figure 1-2 Standard Installation Topology for Oracle WebCenter Sites: Site Capture

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1.1.4 About the Oracle WebCenter Sites: Visitor Services Standard Installation Topology

The following figure shows the standard installation topology for Oracle WebCenter Sites: Visitor Services.

See Table 1-1 for information on elements of this topology.

Figure 1-3 Standard Installation Topology for Oracle WebCenter Sites: Visitor Services

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1.1.5 About Oracle WebCenter Sites: Satellite Server Standalone Topology

Oracle WebCenter Sites ships with a copy of Oracle WebCenter Sites: Satellite Server that installs and automatically enables on the same machine as Oracle WebCenter Sites software. This is your co-resident Satellite Server. It gives development and management systems the ability to simulate page delivery as it occurs on the active site (delivery system).

The following figure shows the topology for a Satellite Server co-resident installation. For more information on Satellite Server, see Caching to Optimize Performance in Oracle Fusion Middleware Developing with Oracle WebCenter Sites.

Figure 1-4 Standard Installation Topology for Oracle WebCenter Sites: Satellite Server

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1.2 Using This Document to Extend an Existing Domain

The procedures in this guide describe how to create a new domain. The assumption is that no other Oracle Fusion Middleware products are installed on your system.

If you have installed and configured other Oracle Fusion Middleware products on your system (for example, Fusion Middleware Infrastructure, with a domain that is up and running), use the same instructions to extend your existing domain. If you choose extend an existing domain, read Installing Multiple Products in the Same Domain for detailed information.