A Oracle SOA Suite Installation Screens

This appendix contains screenshots and descriptions for all of the Oracle SOA Suite installation screens:

A.1 Specify Inventory Directory Screen (UNIX Only)

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This screen appears for UNIX systems only; if this is your first Oracle installation on this host, you must specify the location of the inventory directory. This inventory directory is used by the installer to keep track of all Oracle products installed on the computer.

The default inventory location is USER_HOME/oraInventory.

In the Operating System Group name field, select the group whose members you want to grant access to the inventory directory; all members of this group will be able to install products on this system.

Click OK to continue.

A.2 Inventory Location Confirmation Screen (UNIX Only)

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This screen appears for UNIX systems only; you are asked to run the inventory_directory/createCentralInventory.sh script as root.

If you do not have root access on this system but wish to continue with the installation, select Continue installation with local inventory.

Click OK to continue.

A.3 Welcome Screen

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The Welcome screen is displayed each time you start the installer.

Click Next to continue.

A.4 Prerequisite Checks Screen

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If there is a problem, a short error message appears in the bottom portion of the screen. Fix the error and click Retry to try again.

If you want to ignore the error and warning messages and continue with the installation, click Continue.

Click Abort to stop prerequisite checking for all components.

When you are finished, click Next to continue.

A.5 Specify Installation Location Screen

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In the Oracle Middleware Home field, specify the absolute path to your existing Oracle Middleware Home directory; this is the directory that was created when you installed Oracle WebLogic Server. If you do not know the full path to your Middleware Home, you can click Browse to select an existing directory in your system.

In the Oracle Home Directory field, specify the directory inside the Oracle Middleware Home where you want to install your products:

  • If you specify a directory that already exists, it must be either:

    • An empty directory inside the Oracle Middleware Home (for example, you have created an empty directory inside the Middleware Home in advance of this installation and should specify this directory here).

    • An existing Oracle Home directory (for example, you are reinstalling Oracle SOA Suite to an existing Oracle Home because of an incomplete previous installation).

  • If you specify a new directory, it will be created inside the Oracle Middleware Home.

If you are performing an installation on a Windows operating system, be sure that your directory paths are valid and do not contain double backslashes (\\).

The Oracle Home directory is where your products will be installed. All software binaries will reside in this directory, and no runtime process can write to this directory.


For the remainder of this document, this directory will be referred to as your SOA Oracle Home to avoid any confusion with the Oracle Home directories of other Oracle Fusion Middleware products. For more information about Oracle Home directories, refer to Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Planning Guide.

Click Next to continue.

A.6 Installation Summary Screen

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Review the information on this screen, and click Install to begin the installation. The operations summarized on this page will be performed when you click Install.

If you want to make any changes to the configuration before starting the installation, use the navigation pane and select the topic you want to edit.

If you want to save this configuration to a text file, click Save. This file can be used later if you choose to perform the same installation from the command line.

For more information about silent installation, refer to:


A.7 Installation Progress Screen

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This screen shows you the progress of the installation.

If you want to quit before the installation is completed, click Cancel. Doing so will result in a partial installation; the portion of the software that was installed on your system before you click Cancel will remain on your system, and you will have to remove it manually.

A.8 Installation Complete Screen

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This screen summarizes the installation that was just completed.

If you want to save this summary information to a text file for future reference, click Save.

Click Finish to dismiss the screen.