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For each product release, the Siebel products include the base products and Language Extension Pack files for all applicable languages, which are also referred to as Language Packs or language media. Encryption media is also available.

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. Most Siebel products based on third-party products do not use Siebel language media. Media for ancillary third-party products are also provided with base media.

As the Siebel image is created, each JAR file is extracted and the corresponding product's directories and files are copied to the image.

See also Obtaining Siebel Installation Media Files.

Base Media

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

  • Windows
  • AIX
  • HP-UX
  • Linux
  • Solaris

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

Base media for the above platforms are provided as described in Obtaining Siebel Installation Media Files. Note the following points regarding base media file organization:

  • Client and client ancillary base media files are available for Windows only, and may apply for customers on all server platforms. Example client products include Siebel Web Client (Siebel Mobile Web Client) and Siebel Tools.
  • Windows server base media files for some products are included with server base media for UNIX platforms, as well as provided separately. An example product is Siebel Management Server.
  • Ancillary third-party server media files are included with base media for your platform, where applicable. Windows server ancillary products are provided with UNIX base media, where these products run natively on Windows and are not available on UNIX.

Ancillary media files provide installable third-party software modules that work with the Siebel applications. Third-party software modules provided through ancillary media 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 ancillary products.

NOTE:  As noted, Siebel client products and some server and server-ancillary products are for Windows only. To be able to select these products, you must select the Windows platform when you run Image Creator. You can select Windows and UNIX platforms in the same Image Creator session, or add products for each platform you require in a separate session.

For more information about platform issues in creating network images, see Cross-Platform Issues in Creating Siebel Image Directories.

Language Media

Language Extension Pack 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.

When you install Siebel products, you can include languages when you install. Languages may also be specified elsewhere during configuration. For example, the Siebel Server Configuration Wizard presents a step to specify which languages you are deploying.

To add languages to an existing installation, run the main product installer, choose the option to add languages, and specify which languages. For more information, see About Installing and Deploying with Multiple Languages and other relevant topics.

Adding languages to installed products may, for some releases, require installing a patch release. (Each patch release requires a separate Siebel image.)

For more information about supported languages and about deploying languages, see:

  • Siebel System Requirements and Supported Platforms on Oracle Technology Network
  • Siebel Global Deployment Guide
  • Siebel Maintenance Release Guide on My Oracle Support (where applicable)

For Siebel Tools, a base JAR file and a U.S. English (ENU) language JAR file are provided. Support for other languages is provided through separate JAR files. When using Siebel Image Creator to add Siebel Tools to your network image, you must select ENU and any other desired languages to proceed with extracting the base JAR file for Siebel Tools. When you later install Siebel Tools, you must select U.S. English (ENU) and optionally any other languages that are part of the network image.

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 associated only with the base products and not with the Strong Encryption Pack.

NOTE:  The Siebel Strong Encryption Pack is available on separate distribution media, and requires a separate installation into your existing Siebel Server environment. The Strong Encryption Pack is available by request only. For more information, see Siebel Security Guide. When you run Image Creator, select the Encryption product only if you have received media files for this option.

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