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Siebel Installation Media Contents

For each product release, the Siebel products are provided on media that include base, encryption, and Language Extension Pack (LEP) files, which are also referred to as Language Packs or language media.

Base media requires one or more Language Packs for successful installation. All Siebel product deployments include base and language media. The use of encryption media is optional. Media for third-party products are also provided.

All media files are provided as compressed JAR files distributed through FTP or on multiple DVDs. You must run the Siebel Image Creator utility in order to create a network image from all applicable media files.

As the Siebel image is created, each media file is extracted and the product's directories and files are copied to the image. All installations must be performed from the network image.

For more information about how Siebel media files are delivered, see Obtaining Siebel Installation Media Files.

Base Media

The base media for Siebel products are organized by platform, product category, and product name. Language support is delivered separately through language media. Media platforms are:

  • Windows
  • AIX
  • HP-UX
  • Solaris

For detailed support information about the above platforms, see System Requirements and Supported Platforms on Siebel SupportWeb.

Base media for the above platforms are provided through folders containing media files you can download using FTP. Note the following points regarding base media file organization:

  • Windows client base media files are included with base media for AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris, as well as with other Windows base media.
  • Third-party media are included with base media for Windows, AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris platforms.

Base media also includes third-party or ancillary components, which provide support for installable third-party software modules that work with the Siebel applications. Some third-party modules are installed on servers, while others are installed on clients.

Third-party software modules are not installed through Siebel installers. They may be documented in this guide (Siebel Installation Guide for the operating system you are using), in other books on the Siebel Bookshelf, or in third-party documentation provided on the Siebel Business Applications Third-Party Bookshelf. Language media provided for the Siebel base media do not apply to third-party software.

Encryption Media

The encryption media provides the Siebel Strong Encryption Pack, which offers encryption support for server and client products, and is installed following installation of the base products. Language Packs are not directly associated with the Strong Encryption Pack; they are associated only with the base products.

NOTE:  The Siebel Strong Encryption Pack is available from Siebel Systems on separate distribution media, and requires a separate installation into your existing Siebel Server environment. The Strong Encryption Pack is not available outside the United States, due to export restrictions. For more information, see the Security Guide for Siebel Business Applications and see Technical Note 566 on Siebel SupportWeb. When you run Image Creator, select the Encryption product only if you have received media files for this option.

Language Media

Language Extension Pack (LEP) media, also known as Language Packs or language media, provide language support for Siebel applications.

When you run Image Creator to create a Siebel image or add products to an existing image, you specify languages for all products you include in the image. Alternatively, you can also add languages for all products in an existing image, as you might do for a language you require that becomes available after an initial product release.

Similarly, when you install Siebel products, you can include languages when you install, or add languages to an existing product installation. Adding languages to products may require installing a patch release (each patch release requires a separate Siebel image). Additional steps are required for implementing a new language in your Siebel deployment.

For information about supported languages, see System Requirements and Supported Platforms on Siebel SupportWeb.

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