B Development-Only Installer

Oracle provides a complete WebLogic Server installation in a ZIP file for development use only. This installation is supported on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X systems.

The extracted installation contains all the necessary artifacts you need to develop applications on WebLogic Server, but uses less disk space than a WebLogic Server installation performed in Typical mode. It includes all WebLogic Server components except for the following:

Getting Started with the Development-only Installation

To use this development-only WebLogic Server installation:

  1. Download the ZIP file from the Oracle Technology Network. See Downloading the Installer From Oracle Technology Network, for instructions. When on the download page, click the appropriate link on the Oracle WebLogic Server 11gR1 (10.3.3) Development-Only Installer row.

  2. When the download completes, extract the file to the directory you want to use as the Middleware home directory. For example, if you want the Middleware home for this WebLogic Server installation to be C:\Oracle\MW_dev, extract the files to that directory.


    Do not extract the files to an existing Middleware home that already contains a WebLogic Server installation.
  3. Open the README.txt file in the Middleware home directory to which you extracted the files, and follow the instructions in the QUICKSTART section. The README file contains the most up-to-date preparation and installation instructions.

    The README file also contains a list of all known issues for the current version of the development-only installation, as well as other important information.

Refer to the following sections for additional information:

Creating Domains

Oracle recommends that you create all domains for your development environment outside of the Middleware home directory. This makes it easier for you to remove an existing development-only installation, or upgrade to a newer version, without having to recreate your domains and applications.

You can create a domain using WLST, the unpack command, or the Fusion Middleware Configuration Wizard. WebLogic Server domain and extension templates are available in the MW_HOME/wlserver/common/templates/domains and MW_HOME/wlserver/common/templates/applications directories to help you get started with domain creation. See the following documents for more information about creating domains:

Upgrading an Existing Installation

In-place upgrade of an existing installation is not supported by this installer. To upgrade to a newer version of the development-only installer:

  1. Download the latest version from Oracle Technology Network.

  2. Extract the ZIP file to a new Middleware home location.

  3. Change the MW_HOME variable to point to new Middleware home.

  4. Update the startup scripts for your domains to point to the new Middleware home.

Removing an Existing Installation

To completely remove an existing development-only installation, delete the entire Middleware home directory in which you extracted the files.


If you created any domains and applications in the Middleware home directory, and you want to keep them for future use, move the directory that contains them to another location outside of the Middleware home before you delete it.