3 Installing the Oracle WebCenter Sites Software

Follow the steps in this section to install the Oracle WebCenter Sites software.

Before beginning the installation, ensure that you have verified the prerequisites and completed all steps covered in Preparing to Install and Configure Oracle WebCenter Sites.

3.1 Verifying the Installation Checklist

The installation process requires specific information.

Table 3-1 lists important items that you must know before, or decide during, Oracle WebCenter Sites installation.

Table 3-1 Installation Checklist

Information Example Value Description

JAVA_HOME

/home/Oracle/Java/jdk1.8.0_101

Environment variable that points to the Java JDK home directory.

Database host

examplehost.exampledomain

Name and domain of the host where the database is running.

Database port

1521

Port number that the database listens on. The default Oracle database listen port is 1521.

Database service name

orcl

Oracle databases require a unique service name. The default service name is orcl.

DBA username

SYS

Name of user with database administration privileges. The default DBA user on Oracle databases is SYS.

DBA password

myDBApw957

Password of the user with database administration privileges.

ORACLE_HOME

/home/Oracle/product/ORACLE_HOME

Directory in which you will install your software.

This directory will include Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure and Oracle WebCenter Sites, as needed.

WebLogic Server hostname

examplehost.exampledomain.com

Host name for Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle WebCenter Sites consoles.

Console port

7001

Port for Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle WebCenter Sites consoles.

DOMAIN_HOME

/home/Oracle/config/domains/wcs_domain

Location in which your domain data is stored.

APPLICATION_HOME

/home/Oracle/config/applications/wcs_domain

Location in which your application data is stored.

Administrator user name for your WebLogic domain

weblogic

Name of the user with Oracle WebLogic Server administration privileges. The default administrator user is weblogic.

Administrator user password

myADMpw902

Password of the user with Oracle WebLogic Server administration privileges.

RCU

ORACLE_HOME/oracle_common/bin

Path to the Repository Creation Utility (RCU).

RCU schema prefix

WCS

Prefix for names of database schemas used by Oracle WebCenter Sites.

RCU schema password

myRCUpw674

Password for the database schemas used by Oracle WebCenter Sites.

Configuration utility

ORACLE_HOME/oracle_common/common/bin

Path to the Configuration Wizard for domain creation and configuration.

3.2 Configuring a DB2 Database for WebCenter Sites

Oracle recommends a specific database configuration for your DB2 database.

To configure the DB2 database:
  1. Create a file with the following DB2 commands. (For example, create db.sql and modify the database name, path, and user variables to match your installation):
    CONNECT TO <DBNAME>;
    UPDATE DATABASE CONFIGURATION USING APPLHEAPSZ 1024 DEFERRED;
    UPDATE DATABASE CONFIGURATION USING LOCKTIMEOUT 30 DEFERRED;
    UPDATE DATABASE CONFIGURATION USING APP_CTL_HEAP_SZ 1024 DEFERRED;
    UPDATE DATABASE CONFIGURATION USING LOGFILSIZ 32768 DEFERRED;
    UPDATE DATABASE CONFIGURATION USING LOGSECOND 8 IMMEDIATE ;
    CONNECT RESET;
    
  2. Run the SQL script.

3.3 Starting the Installation Program

Before running the installation program, you must verify the JDK and prerequisite software is installed.

To start the installation program:

  1. Sign in to the host system.
  2. If you have not already done so, verify that a certified JDK is installed on your system: enter java -version on the command line. For 12c (12.2.1.2), the certified JDK is 1.8.0_101 and later.
  3. Verify that you have installed all prerequisite software, such as Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure.
  4. Go to the directory where you downloaded the installation program.
  5. Start the installation program by running the java executable from the JDK directory. For example:
    • (UNIX) /home/Oracle/Java/jdk1.8.0_101/bin/java —jar fmw_12.2.1.2.0_wcsites_generic.jar

    • (Windows) C:\home\Oracle\Java\jdk1.8.0_101\bin\java -jar fmw_12.2.1.2.0_wcsites_generic.jar

Note:

You can also start the installer in silent mode using a saved response file instead of launching the installer screens. For more about silent or command line installation, see Using the Oracle Universal Installer in Silent Mode in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

When the installation program appears, you are ready to begin the installation.

3.4 Navigating the Installation Screens

The installation program shows a series of screens; see the following table for the order in which they appear.

If you need additional help with an installation screen, click the screen name. You can also click Help on the installation screens for additional instructions.

Table 3-2 Oracle WebCenter Sites Install Screens

Screen Description

Installation Inventory Setup

On UNIX operating systems, this screen opens 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 about the central inventory, see "Understanding the Oracle Central Inventory" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

This screen does not appear on Windows operating systems.

Welcome

This screen introduces you to the product installer.

Auto Updates

Use this screen to search for the latest software updates, including important security updates, via your My Oracle Support account.

Installation Location

Use this screen to specify your Oracle home directory location. This Oracle home should already contain Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure.

You can click View to verify and ensure that you are installing Oracle WebCenter Sites in the correct Oracle home.

For more about Oracle Fusion Middleware directory structure, see "Selecting Directories for Installation and Configuration" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Planning an Installation of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Installation Type

Choose the WebCenter Sites install option. If you want to install examples, choose WebCenter Sites — With Examples. To install Satellite Server only, choose WebCenter Sites — Satellite Server. All three options install Satellite Server.

Prerequisite Checks

Verifies that your system meets the minimum necessary requirements.

To view the list of tasks that gets verified, select View Successful Tasks. To view log details, select View Log.

If there are warning or error messages, see one of the documents in Roadmap for Verifying Your System Environment.

Installation Summary

Use this screen to verify installation options you selected. If you want to save these options to a response file, click Save Response File and enter the response file location and name. You can use response files later if you perform a silent installation.

All feature sets that are installed after installation is complete are listed here.

For more about silent or command line installation, see "Using the Oracle Universal Installer in Silent Mode" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

Click Install to begin the installation.

Installation Progress

Shows the installation progress.

When the progress bar reaches 100% complete, click Finish to dismiss the installer or click Next to see a summary.

Installation Complete

Review the summary information on this screen, then click Finish to dismiss the installer.

3.5 Verifying the Installation

After you complete the installation, verify it was successful by completing a series of tasks.

3.5.1 Reviewing the Installation Log Files

Review the contents of the installation log files to make sure that the installer did not encounter any problems.

By default, the installer writes logs files to the Oracle_Inventory_Location/logs (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 Installation Log Files in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

3.5.2 Checking the Directory Structure

The contents of your installation vary based on the options you selected during the installation.

For more information about the directory structure after installation, see What Are the Key Oracle Fusion Middleware Directories? in Oracle Fusion Middleware Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware.

3.5.3 Viewing the Contents of the Oracle Home

You can view the contents of the Oracle home using the viewInventory script.

For more information, see Viewing the Contents of an Oracle Home in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.