2 Pricing Design Center System Requirements

This chapter describes the software and hardware requirements for installing Oracle Communications Pricing Design Center (PDC) 11.1 Patch Set 12.

Software Requirements

PDC is an application that is deployed in an Oracle WebLogic Server domain. You must install and connect all required software for optimal performance.

Supported Operating Systems

Table 2-1 lists operating systems supported for PDC.

Note:

PDC 11.1 patch set server components do not support any 32-bit server operating systems.

Table 2-1 PDC Operating Systems Requirements

Product Version

Oracle Linux, x86-64 (64bit)

Important: To protect from security vulnerabilities, ensure you apply the latest Critical Patch Updates. See

PDC is certified on OL 5 and 6 and you should regularly apply the latest patch set for OL 5 and 6 to ensure that your running OL has the latest security fixes.

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 2 through PDC 11.1 Patch Set 3:

  • 5 UL3+

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 4:

  • 5 UL7+

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 5:

  • 5 UL8+

  • 6 UL3+

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 6 through PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12:

  • 6 UL3+

Red Hat Enterprise Linux, x86-64 (64bit)

Important: To protect from security vulnerabilities, ensure you apply the latest Critical Patch Updates. See

PDC is certified on RHEL 5 and 6 and you should regularly apply the latest patch set for RHEL 5 and 6 to ensure that your running RHEL has the latest security fixes.

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 2 through PDC 11.1 Patch Set 3:

  • 5 UL3+

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 4:

  • 5 UL7+

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 5:

  • 5 UL8+

  • 6 UL3+

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 6 through PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12:

  • 6 UL3+

Oracle Solaris for SPARC (64bit)

10 Update 4+


Additional Software Requirements

Table 2-2 lists software required for running PDC.

Table 2-2 PDC Software Requirements

Product Version Disk Space

Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 2 and PDC 11.1 Patch Set 3:

  • 10.3.4

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 4:

  • 10.3.4 or 10.3.5

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 5 through PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12:

  • 10.3.6 with patch 12932224

1 GB

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Application Development Framework

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 2 and PDC 11.1 Patch Set 3:

  • 11.1.1.4.0 with Patch 10632216

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 4:

  • 11.1.1.4.0 or 11.1.1.5.0

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 5 through PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12:

  • 11.1.1.6.0

1 GB

Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition (for single or Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) installation)

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 2 through PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12:

  • 11g Release 1 (11.1.0.6) or 11g Release 2 (11.2.0.3)

1.2 GB

Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 4 through PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12:

  • 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1.0)

1.2 GB

Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management (BRM) on Linux x86 or x86-64 or Solaris SPARC (64bit)

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 2:

  • 7.5 with Patch Set 2 (14334024) and interim patch 14559841

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 3:

  • 7.5 with Patch Set 4 (16429299)

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 4:

  • 7.5 with Patch Set 6 (17407200)

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 5:

  • 7.5 with Patch Set 8 (18201600)

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 6:

  • 7.5 with Patch Set 10 (19678435)

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 7:

  • 7.5 with Patch Set 12 (20873429) and interim patch 21231092

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 8:

  • 7.5 with Patch Set 15 (22738803)

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 9:

  • 7.5 with Patch Set 17 (25101805) and the interim patch 25839300

  • 7.5 with Patch Set 18 (25596735)

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 10:

  • 7.5 with Patch Set 18 (25596735)

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 11:

  • 7.5 with Patch Set 19 (26356818)

  • 7.5 with Patch Set 20 (26940838)

BRM server: 300 MB BRM database: 2 to 5 GB per 10,000 customers per year. This requirement varies greatly with the number of accounts and the amount of activity.

 

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12:

  • 7.5 with Patch Set 20 (26940838)

 

BRM Elastic Charging Engine (ECE)

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 6:

  • 11.2 with Patch Set 4 (19586350)

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 7:

  • 11.2 with Patch Set 6 (20758606)

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 8:

  • 11.3

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 9:

  • 11.3 with Patch set 3 (25655714)

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 10:

  • 11.3 with Patch set 4 (26420699)

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 11:

  • 11.3 with Patch set 5 (27145275)

  • 11.3 with Patch set 6 (27406358)

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12:

  • 11.3 with Patch set 7 (27531574)

N/A

Internet Browser

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 2 and PDC 11.1 Patch Set 3:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or later

  • Mozilla Firefox 14

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 4:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or later

  • Mozilla Firefox 23 or later

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 5 and PDC 11.1 Patch Set 6:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or 10

  • Mozilla Firefox 23

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 7 and PDC 11.1 Patch Set 8:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10

  • Mozilla Firefox 38

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 9 through PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10

  • Mozilla Firefox 38

N/A

Java

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 2 through PDC 11.1 Patch Set 4:

  • JDK 1.6 (Update 33 or later with heap size of minimum 500 MB)

Note: JDK 1.6 Update 60 (64bit) is recommended to fix security issues.

For PDC 11.1 Patch Set 5 through PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12:

  • JDK 1.7 (Update 51 or later with heap size of minimum 500 MB)

N/A


The PDC Installer checks for all required software and displays errors if it detects any missing or unavailable components.

Note:

For details on how to download a required software component, see the appropriate section of this guide.

About Critical Patch Updates

You should install all Critical Patch Updates as soon as possible. To download Critical Patch Updates, find out about security alerts, and enable email notifications about Critical Patch Updates, see the Security topic on Oracle Help Center:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/whatsnew/index.html

Hardware Requirements

The number and configuration of the computers that you employ for your PDC installation depend on the scale and the kind of deployment you have planned according to your networks.

Table 2-3 provides the minimal hardware requirement for PDC installed on a single managed server in a WebLogic Server domain.

Table 2-3 PDC Minimum Hardware Requirements

Component Requirement

Hard disk

1.5 GB of free disk space

Note: A minimum of 1.5 GB should be free in the Oracle WebLogic Server domain home.

Processor

Oracle recommends using twin cores, each running at 1.5 GHz CPU.

Memory

A minimum of 4 GB physical memory and 4 GB swap.

If you plan to have the database installed on the same server as PDC, the minimum memory requirements increase to 6 GB physical memory and 6 GB swap.


Information Requirements

This section describes the information that you will be required to provide during the PDC installation procedure. You define some of these configuration values when you install and configure Oracle Database and WebLogic Server.

Important:

Oracle recommends that you print the tables and record the values for future reference.

Information Requirements for the Complete PDC Software Installation

This section describes the information that you will be required to provide during the complete PDC software installation procedure.

Pricing Design Center WebLogic Server Connection Information

Table 2-4 lists the details for the WebLogic Server domain (the domain on which you deploy PDC) that are required during the complete PDC software installation.

Table 2-4 Pricing Design Center WebLogic Server Connection Information

Field Description Value

Host Name

The IP address or the host name of the machine on which the WebLogic Server domain is configured.

-

Port Number

The port number assigned to the WebLogic Server domain administration server.

-

User Name

The WebLogic Server domain administrator user name.

-

Password

The WebLogic Server domain administrator user password.

-

WebLogic Home

The path of the directory in which the WebLogic Server software is installed. For example, MW_Home/wlserver_10.3, where MW_Home is the directory in which the Oracle Middleware components are installed.

-


PDC Database Connection Information

Table 2-5 lists PDC database details that are required during the complete PDC software installation.

Table 2-5 PDC Database Connection Information

Field Description Value

Host Name

The IP address or the host name of the machine on which the PDC database is configured.

-

Port Number

The port number assigned to the PDC database service.

-

User Name

The PDC database user name. This user should have the following capabilities on the PDC database: create user, grant any role, grant any privileges, select any table for Enterprise edition, and DBA for XE.

-

Password

The database user password.

-

Service Name

The name of the PDC database service.

-


PDC Schema Information

Table 2-6 lists the tablespace details that are required to create the PDC schema during the complete PDC software installation.

Table 2-6 PDC Schema Information

Field Description Value

PDC Tablespace

The name of the tablespace for the PDC schema. This field is case-sensitive.

-

Temp Tablespace

The name of the temporary tablespace for the PDC schema. This field is case-sensitive.

-


BRM Server Information

Table 2-7 lists the BRM server details that are required during the complete PDC BRM Integration Pack installation.

Table 2-7 BRM Server Information

Field Description Value

BRM

The path to the directory in which BRM is installed. The path is defined in the $PIN_HOME environment variable.

-

BRM Pipeline

The path to the directory in which Pipeline Manager is installed. The path is defined in the $IFW_HOME environment variable.

-

BRM ThirdParty Software

The path to the directory in which BRM ThirdParty software is installed.

-


BRM Pipeline Manager Database Information

Table 2-8 lists the Pipeline Manager database details that are required during the complete PDC BRM Integration Pack installation.

Table 2-8 BRM Pipeline Database Information

Field Description Value

Host Name

The IP address or the host name of the machine on which the BRM pipeline database is configured.

-

Port Number

The port number assigned to the BRM pipeline database service.

-

User Name

The BRM pipeline database schema user name.

-

Password

The BRM pipeline database schema user password.

-

Service Name

The name of the BRM pipeline database service.

-


Transformation Cross-Reference Database Information

Table 2-9 lists transformation cross-reference database details that are required during the complete PDC BRM Integration Pack installation.

Table 2-9 Transformation Cross-Reference Database Information

Field Description Value

Hostname

The IP address or the host name of the machine on which the transformation cross-reference database is configured.

-

Port number

The port number assigned to the transformation cross-reference database service.

-

User name

The transformation cross-reference database user name. This user should have the following capabilities on the transformation cross-reference database: create user, grant any role, grant any privileges, select any table for Enterprise edition, and DBA for XE.

-

Password

The transformation cross-reference database user password.

-

Service Name

The name of the transformation cross-reference database service.

-


Transformation Cross-Reference Schema Information

Table 2-10 lists the tablespace details that are required to create the transformation cross-reference schema during the complete PDC BRM Integration Pack installation.

Table 2-10 Transformation Cross-Reference Schema Information

Field Description Value

PDC Tablespace

The name of the PDC tablespace for the transformation cross-reference schema. This field is case-sensitive.

-

Temp Tablespace

The name of the temporary tablespace for the transformation cross-reference schema. This field is case-sensitive.

-


Migration Cross-Reference Database Information

Table 2-11 lists the migration cross-reference database details that are required during the complete PDC BRM Integration Pack installation.

Note:

The migration cross-reference database details are required only if you want to migrate pricing and setup components from the BRM database to the PDC database.

Table 2-11 Migration Cross-Reference Database Information

Field Description Value

Host Name

The IP address or the host name of the machine on which the migration cross-reference database is configured.

-

Port Number

The port number assigned to the migration cross-reference database service.

-

User Name

The migration cross-reference database user name.

-

Password

The migration cross-reference database user password.

-

Service Name

The name of the migration cross-reference database service.

-


Migration Cross-Reference Schema Information

Table 2-12 lists the tablespace details that are required to create the migration cross-reference schema during complete PDC BRM Integration Pack installation.

Note:

The migration cross-reference schema details are required only if you want to migrate price lists from the BRM database to the PDC database.

Table 2-12 Migration Cross-Reference Schema Information

Field Description Value

PDC Tablespace

The name of the PDC tablespace for the migration cross-reference schema. This field is case-sensitive.

-

Temp Tablespace

The name of the temporary tablespace for the migration cross-reference schema. This field is case-sensitive.

-


Information Requirements for the PDC Patch Installation

This section describes the information that you will be required to provide during the PDC patch installation procedure.

To apply the patch on top of an existing PDC 11.1 patch set installation, use the values that you provided during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 2 installation.

PDC Installation Details

Table 2-13 lists the PDC installation details that are required during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12 patch installation.

Table 2-13 PDC Installation Details

Field Description Value

Name

The name of the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 2 installation.

-

Path

The path to the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 2 installation directory.

-


Pricing Design Center WebLogic Server Connection

Table 2-14 lists the details for the WebLogic Server domain (the domain on which you deployed PDC 11.1 Patch Set 2) that are required during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12 patch installation.

Table 2-14 Pricing Design Center WebLogic Server Connection Information

Field Description Value

Host Name

The IP address or the host name of the machine on which the Oracle WebLogic Server domain is configured.

-

Port Number

The port number assigned to the WebLogic Server domain administration server.

-

User Name

The WebLogic Server domain administrator user name.

-

Password

The WebLogic Server domain administrator user password.

-

WebLogic Home

The path to the directory in which the WebLogic Server software is installed. For example, MW_Home/wlserver_10.3.

-

KeyStore Location

The path to the client-side keystore file generated from the exported public certificate using the keytool utility.

-


PDC Database Connection Information

Table 2-15 lists the PDC database details that are required during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12 patch installation.

Table 2-15 PDC Database Connection Information

Field Description Value

Host Name

The IP address or the host name of the machine on which the PDC database is configured.

-

Port Number

The port number assigned to the PDC database service.

-

User Name

The PDC database user name.

-

Password

The PDC database user password.

-

Service Name

The name of the PDC database service.

-


PDC Schema Information

Table 2-16 lists the PDC schema details that are required during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12 patch installation.

Table 2-16 PDC Schema Information

Field Description Value

User Name

The name of the PDC schema user that you created during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 2 installation.

-

Password

The password of the PDC schema user that you created during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 2 installation.

-

PDC Tablespace

The name of the tablespace for the PDC schema. This field is case-sensitive.

-

Temp Tablespace

The name of the temporary tablespace for the PDC schema. This field is case-sensitive.

-


PDC User Information

Table 2-17 lists the PDC user details that are required during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12 patch installation.

Table 2-17 PDC User Information

Field Description Value

User Name

The name of the PDC user that you created during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 2 installation.

-

Password

The password of the PDC user that you created during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 2 installation.

-


Keystore Credentials Information

Table 2-18 lists keystore credentials details that are required during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12 patch installation.

Table 2-18 Keystore Credentials Information

Field Description Value

Key Password

The password PDC uses for accessing the PDC alias key in the keystores (PDC_Home/apps/conf/pdc.jks, where PDC_Home is the directory in which PDC is installed, and BRM_Integration_Pack_Home/apps/conf/pdc.jks, BRM_Integration_Pack_Home is the directory in which BRM Integration Pack is installed).

-

Keystore Password

The password used for accessing the keystore.

-


BRM Integration Pack Installation Details

Table 2-19 lists the BRM Integration Pack installation details that are required during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12 BRM Integration Pack installation.

Table 2-19 BRM Integration Pack Installation Details

Field Description Value

Name

The name of the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 2 BRM Integration Pack installation.

-

Path

The path to the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 2 BRM Integration Pack directory.

-


BRM Server Information

Table 2-20 lists the BRM server details that are required during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12 BRM Integration Pack installation.

Table 2-20 BRM Server Information

Field Description Value

BRM

The path to the directory in which BRM is installed. The path is defined in the $PIN_HOME environment variable.

-

BRM Pipeline

The path to the directory in which Pipeline Manager is installed. The path is defined in the $IFW_HOME environment variable.

-

BRM ThirdParty Software

The path to the directory in which BRM ThirdParty software is installed.

-


BRM Pipeline Database Information

Table 2-21 lists the BRM pipeline database details that are required during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12 BRM Integration Pack installation.

Table 2-21 BRM Pipeline Database Information

Field Description Value

Host Name

The IP address or the host name of the machine on which the BRM pipeline database is configured.

-

Port Number

The port number assigned to the BRM pipeline database service.

-

User Name

The BRM pipeline database schema user name.

-

Password

The BRM pipeline database schema user password.

-

Service Name

The name of the BRM pipeline database service.

-


Transformation Cross-Reference Database Information

Table 2-22 lists the transformation cross-reference database details that are required during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12 BRM Integration Pack installation.

Table 2-22 Transformation Cross-Reference Database Information

Field Description Value

Host Name

The IP address or the host name of the machine on which the transformation cross-reference database is configured.

-

Port Number

The port number assigned to the transformation cross-reference database service.

-

User Name

The transformation cross-reference database user name.

-

Password

The transformation cross-reference database user password.

-

Service Name

The name of the transformation cross-reference database service.

-


Transformation Cross-Reference Schema Information

Table 2-23 lists the transformation cross-reference schema details that are required during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12 BRM Integration Pack installation.

Table 2-23 Transformation Cross-Reference Schema Information

Field Description Value

User Name

The name of the transformation cross-reference schema user that you created during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 2 installation.

-

Password

The password of the transformation cross-reference schema that you created during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 2 installation.

-

PDC Tablespace

The name of the PDC tablespace for the transformation cross-reference schema. This field is case-sensitive.

-

Temp Tablespace

The name of the temporary tablespace for the transformation cross-reference schema. This field is case-sensitive.

-


Migration Cross-Reference Database Information

Table 2-24 lists the migration cross-reference database details that are required during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12 BRM Integration Pack installation.

Note:

The migration cross-reference database details are required only if you want to upgrade the migration utility that you installed with PDC 11.1 Patch Set 4 BRM Integration Pack.

Table 2-24 Migration Cross-Reference Database Information

Field Description Value

Host Name

The IP address or the host name of the machine on which the migration cross-reference database is configured.

-

Port Number

The port number assigned to the migration cross-reference database service.

-

User Name

The migration cross-reference database user name.

-

Password

The migration cross-reference database user password.

-

Service Name

The name of the migration cross-reference database service.

-


Migration Cross-Reference Schema Information

Table 2-25 lists the migration cross-reference schema details that are required during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12 BRM Integration Pack installation.

Note:

The migration cross-reference database details are required only if you want to upgrade the migration utility that you installed with PDC 11.1 Patch Set 4 BRM Integration Pack.

Table 2-25 Migration Cross-Reference Schema Information

Field Description Value

User Name

The name of the migration cross-reference schema user that you created during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 4 BRM Integration Pack installation.

-

Password

The password of the migration cross-reference schema user that you created during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 4 BRM Integration Pack installation.

-

PDC Tablespace

The name of the PDC tablespace for the migration cross-reference schema. This field is case-sensitive.

-

Temp Tablespace

The name of the temporary tablespace for the migration cross-reference schema. This field is case-sensitive.

-


Migration User Information

Table 2-26 lists the migration user details that are required during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 12 BRM Integration Pack installation.

Note:

The migration cross-reference database details are required only if you want to upgrade the migrate utility that you installed with PDC 11.1 Patch Set 4 BRM Integration Pack.

Table 2-26 Migration User Information

Field Description Value

User Name

The name of the migration user that you created during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 4 installation.

-

Password

The password of the migration user that you created during the PDC 11.1 Patch Set 4 installation.

-