2 Installing Content Manager

This chapter explains how to install the Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management (BRM) Content Manager software.


  • Content Manager is an optional feature that requires a separate license.

  • If you upgrade from a previous version of Content Manager, you must upgrade to the latest version of Content SDK too.

Before you read this document, you should be familiar with BRM concepts and architecture. See BRM Concepts and "Understanding Content Manager".

System Requirements

Content Manager is available for the HP-UX IA64, Linux, Solaris, and AIX operating systems. See BRM Installation Guide for information on disk space requirements for these operating systems.

Software Requirements

Before installing Content Manager, you must install:

  • Third-Party software, which includes the PERL libraries and JRE required for installing BRM components. See the instructions for installing the Third-Party software in BRM Installation Guide.

  • BRM. See the discussion of putting together your BRM system in BRM Installation Guide.

  • A Web server with Self-Care Manager installed if you are offering HTTP connections for your content providers. See the instructions for setting up customer self care with Self-Care Manager in BRM Managing Customers.

  • Oracle 10g or Oracle 11g.

Installing Content Manager


If you have already installed the product, features that are already installed cannot be reinstalled without uninstalling them first. To reinstall a feature, uninstall it and then install it again.
  1. Download the software to a temporary directory (temp_dir).


    • If you download to a Windows workstation, use FTP to copy the .bin file to a temporary directory on your UNIX server.

    • You must increase the heap size used by the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) before running the installation program to avoid ”Out of Memory” error messages in the log file. See "Increasing Heap Size to Avoid ”Out of Memory” Error Messages" in BRM Installation Guide for more information.

  2. Go to the directory where you installed the Third-Party package and source the source.me file.


    You must source the source.me file to proceed with installation, otherwise ”suitable JVM not found” and other error messages appear.

    Bash shell:

    source source.me.sh

    C shell:

    source source.me.csh
  3. Go to the temp_dir directory and enter this command:


    where platform is the operating system name.


    You can use the -console parameter to run the installation in command-line mode. To enable a graphical user interface (GUI) installation, install a GUI application such as X Windows and set the DISPLAY environment variable before you install the software.
  4. Follow the instructions displayed during installation. The default installation directory for Content Manager is opt/portal/7.5.


    The installation program does not prompt you for the installation directory if BRM or Content Manager is already installed on the machine and automatically installs the package at the BRM_Home location, where BRM_Home is the directory in which you installed the BRM software.
  5. Go to the directory where you installed the Content Manager package and source the source.me file:

    Bash shell:

    source source.me.sh

    C shell:

    source source.me.csh
  6. Go to the BRM_Home/setup directory and run the pin_setup script.

  7. (Oracle only) If you use Oracle for your BRM database and your event tables are partitioned, run the partition_utils utility with the -o update parameter from the BRM_Home/apps/partition_utils directory:

    perl partition_utils.pl -o update

    See "Updating Partitions" and the description of partition_utils in BRM System Administrator's Guide for more information.

Your Content Manager installation is now complete.

Uninstalling Content Manager

To uninstall Content Manager, run the BRM_Home/uninstaller/ContentMgr/uninstaller.bin.