1 Installing Application Developer

This chapter describes how to install Application Developer.

The following topics are covered in this chapter:

1.1 Preparing to Install

Make sure you have read "Before you Begin" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Planning Guide before you install Oracle Application Developer.

1.1.1 Creating Database Schemas

Oracle Application Developer includes Oracle WSM Policy Manager and Oracle WSM-PM Extension. These components require that the MDS schema exists in your database prior to installation. You must run Repository Creation Utility (RCU) to create the MDS schema in your database. Follow the instructions in "Creating Schemas" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Repository Creation Utility User's Guide to do so.

1.1.2 Installing an Application Server

Oracle Application Server requires an application server. The following application servers are supported:

  • Oracle WebLogic Server

  • IBM WebSphere

See the System Requirements and Supported Platforms for Oracle Fusion Middleware 11gR1 Document to determine the exact version required for your installation. This document is located on the "Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations" page:


If you are using Oracle WebLogic Server:

  1. See "Product Distribution" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server for instructions on how to download the latest Oracle WebLogic Server.

  2. See "Running the Installation Program in Graphical Mode" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server for installation instructions.

If you are using IBM WebSphere, please refer to the Oracle Fusion Middleware Third-Party Application Server Guide for installation instructions and important information.

1.2 Installation Instructions

When you run the installer, Application Developer is installed onto your system. After the product is installed, you must run the Fusion Middleware Configuration Wizard to configure your components.

This section contains the following topics:

1.2.1 Obtaining the Software

See "Obtain the Oracle Fusion Middleware Software" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Planning Guide for information on where to obtain the software.

Select one of the download locations and download "Application Development Runtime." This will be saved to your system as a .zip archive file.

After you download the archive file, unpack the archive file into a directory of your choice on the machine where you will be performing the installation.

1.2.2 Starting the Installer

To start the installer, go to the directory where you unpacked the archive file and switch to the Disk1 directory.

On UNIX operating systems:

cd unpacked_archive_directory/Disk1
./runInstaller -jreLoc JRE_LOCATION

On Windows operating systems:

cd unpacked_archive_directory\Disk1
setup.exe -jreLoc JRE_LOCATION

The installer requires the full path to the location of a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) on your system. When you installed Oracle WebLogic Server, a JRE was installed on your system in the jdk160_20 directory inside the Middleware home. You can use this location as the JRE_LOCATION to start the installer.

On 64-bit platforms, the JRE location is the JAVA_HOME you used to install Oracle WebLogic Server.

If you do not specify the JRE location with the -jreLoc option, you will be prompted to provide the location of your JRE before the installer is started. For example, on a UNIX operating system:

[> ./runInstaller 
Starting Oracle Universal Installer...
Checking if CPU speed is above 300 MHz.    Actual 2999 MHz    Passed
Checking Temp space: must be greater than 150 MB.   Actual 66070 MB    Passed
Checking swap space: must be greater than 512 MB.   Actual 4047 MB    Passed
Checking monitor: must be configured to display at least 256 colors.    Actual 256    Passed
Preparing to launch Oracle Universal Installer from /tmp/OraInstall2010-02-23_10-57-58AM. Please wait ...
Please specify JRE/JDK location ( Ex. /home/jre ), <location>/bin/java should exist :

Specify the full path to the JRE on your system before you continue.


If you are installing Oracle Application Developer on a 64-bit UNIX or Windows operating system with a 32-bit JDK, you must specify the JRE_LOCATION using the -jreLoc option from the command line. The option to provide your JRE_LOCATION at the prompt is not supported in such cases, and the installer will not start.

1.2.3 Installation Log Files

The installer writes logs files to the Oracle_Inventory_Location/log (on UNIX operating systems) or Oracle_Inventory_Location\logs (on Windows operating systems) directory. Refer to Section D.2.1, "Installation Log Files" for more information about the log files and their contents.

1.2.4 Inventory Screens (UNIX Only)

If you are installing on a UNIX system, and if this is the first time any Oracle product is being installed on your system with the Oracle Universal Installer, you will be asked to provide the location of an inventory directory. This is where the installer will set up subdirectories and maintain inventory data for each Oracle product that is installed on this system.

Follow the instructions in Table 1-1 to configure the inventory directory information. For more help, click on the screen name in the table below, or click the Help button in the GUI.

Table 1-1 Inventory Directory and Group Screens

No. Screen Description and Action Required


Specify Inventory Directory Screen (UNIX Only)

Specify the Oracle inventory directory and group permissions for that directory. The group must have write permissions to the Oracle inventory directory.

Click OK to continue.


Inventory Location Confirmation Screen (UNIX Only)

Run the createCentralInventory.sh script as root.

Click OK to continue.

1.2.5 Installation Screens and Instructions

Follow the instructions in Table 1-2 to install the Application Developer software.

If you need additional help with any of the installation screens, refer to Appendix A, "Application Developer Installation Screens" or click Help to access the online help.

Table 1-2 Installation Flow for Application Developer Installation

No. Screen Description and Action Required


Welcome Screen

Click Next to continue.


Install Software Updates Screen

Select the method you want to use to receive software updates.

Click Next to continue.


Prerequisite Checks Screen

Click Next to continue.


Specify Installation Location Screen

Specify the Middleware home location. The Oracle Common home (oracle_common) will automatically be created inside the Middleware home.

If you are using Oracle WebLogic Server as the application server, use the existing Middleware home that was created when you installed Oracle WebLogic Server.

If you are using IBM WebSphere as the application server, specify a directory that you want to use as the Middleware home. This directory has no relation to the location of your WebSphere installation. If you specify a directory location that does not already exist, the installer will create the directory for you.

Click Next to continue.


Application Server Screen

Select whether you want to use WebSphere or WebLogic Server as the application server.

Click Next to continue.


Installation Summary Screen

Verify the installation about to be performed.

Click Install to continue.


Installation Progress Screen

This screen shows the progress of the installation.

When the process is 100% complete, click Next to continue.


Installation Complete Screen

Click Finish to dismiss the screen.

After the installation is complete, you are ready to run the Configuration Wizard to configure your domain for Oracle Application Developer products. Go to Chapter 2, "Configuring Application Developer" for instructions.