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8.1 Supported Configurations: HP-UX 11i V2 on PA-RISC

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HP-UX 11i V2 on PA-RISC with 8.1 SP6

BEA also supports WebLogic Integration 8.5 SP6 on this configuration.

Provides full support for WebLogic Server and run-time support for WebLogic Workshop, WebLogic Integration, and WebLogic Portal. See below for Design and Development Tools support.


This section provides the following information:

Related Information


Configuration Requirements

Table 1-1 Requirements for 8.1 SP6 on HP-UX 11i V2 on PA-RISC 

Operating System Version and Patches

HP-UX 11i V2 with required HP-UX patches for JavaTM, see

Chip Architecture and Minimum Processor Speed

PA-RISC (240 MHz)


HP-UX SDK with Java HotSpotTM Server VM (32-bit)

WebLogic Platform 8.1 SP6 supports HP SDK and all later SDK 1.4.2 service packs for development and production deployment on HP-UX.

Design and Development Tools

The WebLogic Workshop IDE and WebLogic Integration Format Builder are not supported on this system. This system is supported for the production deployment of applications developed in the WebLogic Workshop IDE, and for remote debugging of applications developed in the WebLogic Workshop IDE. This system is also supported for the development and production deployment of WebLogic Server applications developed with other tools.


512 MB required; 1 GB recommended

Performance Pack



Node Manager



BEA jDrivers for Oracle

For this Oracle client version:

The following shared libraries are provided:

Oracle and later patch sets

  • lib/hpux11/oci920_8/

  • lib/hpux11/oci920_8/



Known Issues

  1. The HP-UX 11.0 default value for maximum threads per process is 64, which may be too low for WebLogic Server and many Java server applications in general. When the value is too low, WebLogic Server may have problems starting up.
  2. 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 provides some examples.


    Old Value

    New Value





    Maximum threads per process




    Soft file limit per process




    Influences other parameters




    Total number of threads on the system




    Maximum number of processes




    Number of pending timeouts

  3. If you upgrade from 8.1 SP4 or SP5 to 8.1 SP6 by using Smart Update or the Upgrade Installer on an HP-UX 11i V2 on PA-RISC configuration, and then try to use the same tool to downgrade from 8.1 SP6 to 8.1 SP5 or SP4, the downgrade attempt may fail.
  4. BEA recommends that you set the maxdsiz kernel parameter to a minimum value of 2 GB.

For 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 8.1, see:


WebLogic Platform 8.1 SP6 Installation Instructions

To install WebLogic Platform 8.1 SP6 on HP 11i v2 on PA-RISC:

  1. Go to the BEA Downloads site ( and download the appropriate package installer:
  2. Install WebLogic Platform or WebLogic Server following the instructions provided in the Starting Graphical-Mode Installation for .bin Installation Files section of Installing WebLogic Platform.
  3. For more information on installing WebLogic Platform or WebLogic Server, refer to Installing WebLogic Platform.


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