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7.0 Supported Configurations: HP-UX 11i on Itanium

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HP-UX 11i V2 on Itanium with WebLogic Server 7.0 SP4

Provides full support for WebLogic Server. WebLogic Workshop, WebLogic Integration, and WebLogic Portal are not supported. See below for Design and Development Tools support.


This section provides the following information:

Related Information


Configuration Requirements

Table 1-1 Requirements for 7.0 SP4 on HP-UX 11i V2 on Itanium

Operating System Version and Patches

HP-UX 11i v2 with HP-UX patches for JavaTM. See

Chip Architecture and Minimum Processor Speed



HP-UX SDK with Java HotSpotTM Server VM

Design and Development Tools

Supports WebLogic Server development tools.

For more information about WebLogic Platform design and development tools support, see Supported Configurations for Design and Development Tools in Version 7.0 SP4 in Supported Configurations for WebLogic Platform 7.0.


512 MB required; 1 GB recommended

Disk Space

For any components of WebLogic Platform or for the full WebLogic Platform product, see Disk Space Requirements.

Performance Pack



Node Manager



BEA jDrivers for Oracle

For this Oracle client version:

The following shared libraries are provided:

Oracle 9.2.0

  • lib/hpux11/oci920_8/

  • lib/hpux11/oci920_8/



Known Issues

This section provides recommendations and workarounds for the following issues:

For more information about known issues with any components of this release, see the appropriate Release Notes document. For a complete list of Release Notes supporting WebLogic Platform 7.0, see:

Maximum Threads Setting

The HP-UX 11.0 default value for maximum threads per process is 64. This value may be too low for both WebLogic Server and Java server applications in general. If the value is too low, your WebLogic Server may have problems starting up.

Maximum Kernel Setting

BEA recommends that you use the maximum kernel setting for the max_thread_proc and maxusers parameters. Setting maxusers to a higher value increases other machine-wide limits, such as nkthread (the maximum number of kernel threads). The following table shows recommendations for kernel configuration parameters.

Table 1-2 Recommended HP-UX 11.0 Kernel Settings


Old Value

New Value





Maximum threads per process




Soft file limit per process




Influences other parameters




Number of threads total on the system




Maximum number of processes




Number of pending timeouts


QuickStart Does Not Invoke Netscape 4.7x

If, after launching QuickStart, you select a link, a dialog box might appear prompting you to choose a Web browser. Even if you select the correct Netscape browser, QuickStart may fail to start the application.

To resolve this problem, terminate QuickStart, unset the LANG environment variable (manually or by using a wrapper function), and restart the QuickStart application.

This problem is reported in CR082062.

Apache Server Hangs If ld and Are Obsolete

If the Apache server hangs when you are trying to use the BEA Apache plugin on an HP-UX platform, then you are probably using an obsolete version of ld and/or Apache binaries require the B.11.32 (or higher) version of ld and

To determine which version of ld is installed on your system, complete the following procedure:

  1. Enter: ld -V
  2. Enter: what /usr/lib/
  3. The version numbers of ld and are displayed.

  4. Determine which patch you need for your system:
  5. Go to the appropriate IT Resource Center:
  6. Under Maintenance/Support, click Individual Patches.
  7. Scroll down to the following entry:
  8. Retrieve a specific patch by entering the patch name

  9. Enter the patch number in the input field.
  10. Download and install the patch on your system.


Download and Installation Instructions

To install WebLogic Server 7.0 SP4 on a configuration of HP-UX 11.23 on Itanium, complete the following procedure:

  1. Download HP-UX SDK1.3.1.12 from
  2. Install the SDK in your environment and configure your environment to support it:
  1. To download this platform:
    1. Go to the BEA download site at
    2. Download WebLogic 7.0 SP4 for HP-UX 11.23.
  2. Download the HP-UX (11i, v1.6) supplementary JAR file (wls704_hpux1123_supp.jar).
  3. Install WebLogic Server 7.0 SP4. For standard installation instructions, see BEA WebLogic Server and WebLogic Express Installation Guide.
  4. Export the WL_HOME variable to point to the WebLogic Server installation:
  5. $ export WL_HOME=/your_installation_directory/weblogic700

  6. Add weblogic700/server/bin to your execution path.
  7. $ export PATH=$WL_HOME/server/bin:$PATH

  8. Go to $WL_HOME/server:
  9. $ cd $WL_HOME/server

  10. Extract the contents of the wls704_hpux1123_supp.jar file:
  11. $ jar -xvf wls704_hpux1123_supp.jar

    This step overwrites some shell scripts and creates new directories for native libraries.

  12. Replace all occurrences of ${WL_HOME}/server/lib/hpux11/oci817_8 with ${WL_HOME}/server/lib/hpux11/IPF32/oci920_8 in the following shell scripts:
  13. Modify the environment variable SHLIB_PATH in the following shell scripts so it points to the IPF32 directory under lib/hpux11. Replace all occurrences of ${WL_HOME}/server/lib/hpux11 with ${WL_HOME}/server/lib/hpux11/IPF32.
  14. Modify the environment variable JAVA_HOME so it points to the SDK installed in step 1 in the following shell scripts:
  15. Set the correct execution modes on the contents of the weblogic700/server/bin and weblogic700/server/lib directories:
  16. $ chmod +x $WL_HOME/server/bin/*
    $ chmod -R +x $WL_HOME/server/lib/hpux11/*


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