2 Installing Application Developer

This chapter describes how to install Oracle Application Developer.

This chapter contains the following sections:


This chapter is intended for Oracle Application Developer 11g Release 1 ( users. If you have an existing Oracle Application Developer installation, see "Applying the Latest Oracle Fusion Middleware Patch Set" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Patching Guide.

2.1 Preparing to Install

Review the information in this section before you begin:

2.1.1 Reviewing System Requirements and Certification

Before performing any installation, you should read the system requirements and certification documents to ensure that your environment meets the minimum installation requirements for the products you are installing.

  • "Oracle Fusion Middleware System Requirements and Specifications" at:


    This document contains information related to hardware and software requirements, minimum disk space and memory requirements, and required system libraries, packages, or patches.

  • "Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations" at:


    This document contains information related to supported installation types, platforms, operating systems, databases, JDKs, and third-party products.


    • For the 32-bit version of the product, the system on which you are installing must be a supported 32-bit system. Installing a 32-bit version of the product on a 64-bit system is not supported.

    • For a 64-bit Linux operating system, you should use the 32-bit Java Runtime Environment (JRE) on a client computer for Imaging Advanced Viewer.

2.1.2 Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware Support of 64-bit JDK

If you are using a 64-bit Java Virtual Machine (JVM) in your environment, ensure that all of your Oracle Fusion Middleware components are using the 64-bit JVM. You cannot mix components using a 32-bit JVM with those using a 64-bit JVM.

For more information, refer to the "System Requirements and Supported Platforms for Oracle Fusion Middleware 11gR1" document, available at the following page:


If your Oracle Fusion Middleware components are running on a 64-bit JVM environment, ensure that WebLogic Server is installed with the 64-bit JDK. For 32-bit JVM support, refer to the Oracle Fusion Middleware Release Notes for information on how to configure your environment for 32-bit JVM support for your platform.

2.1.3 Installing and Configuring a Supported Database

For latest information about supported databases, visit the following URL:


2.1.4 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.

2.1.5 Installing an Application Server

Oracle Application Developer 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:

If you are using IBM WebSphere, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Third-Party Application Server Guide for installation instructions and important informations.

2.2 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:

2.2.1 Obtaining the Software

To obtain the Application Developer software, see the Oracle Fusion Middleware Download, Installation, and Configuration ReadMe at:


Select one of the download locations and download "Application Development Runtime." This is 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 system where you will be performing the installation.

2.2.2 Starting the Installer

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


cd unpacked_archive_directory/Disk1
./runInstaller -jreLoc JRE_LOCATION

On Windows:

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_29 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 are prompted to provide the location of your JRE before the installer starts. 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.

2.2.3 Installation Log Files

The installer writes logs files to the Oracle_Inventory_Location/log directory on UNIX, and Oracle_Inventory_Location\logs directory on Windows. See Section D.2.1 for more information about the log files and their contents.

2.2.4 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 are asked to provide the location of an inventory directory. This is where the installer sets up sub-directories and maintain inventory data for each Oracle product that is installed on this system.

Follow the instructions in Table 2-1 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 2-1 Inventory Directory and Group Screens

No. Screen Description


Specify Inventory Directory (UNIX Only)

The Specify Inventory Directory screen appears every time the installer starts on a UNIX system.

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

Click OK.


Inventory Location Confirmation (UNIX Only)

The Inventory Location Confirmation screen appears after you specify the Oracle inventory directory.

Run the create CentralInventory.sh script as root.

Click Ok.

2.2.5 Installation Screens and Instructions

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

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

Table 2-2 Installation Flow for Application Developer Installation

No. Screen Description Action Required



Each time the installer starts, the Welcome screen displays.

Click Next.


Install Software Updates

The Install Software Updates screen enables you to search for and download updates available.

  • The Skip Software Updates option allows you to skip this screen options in the installation process.

  • The Search My Oracle for Updates option is for users who have a My Oracle Support account. If you have a My Oracle Support account, specify your account name and password to have the installer automatically download applicable software updates from My Oracle Support.

  • Use Search Local Directory for Updates option if you have Software updates available locally, to specify the location.

Select the method, you want to use, to receive software updates.Click Next.


Prerequisite Checks

The Prerequisite Checks screen verifies whether you have all the required system certificates, service pack, and memory.

An error and warning message appears if there is any problem.

If there is any error, fix the problem and click Retry, or ignore the error and click Continue.

Click Next.


Specify Installation Location

The Specify Installation Location screen enables you to specify the location of the Oracle Weblogic Server Home, or IBM WebSphere Home, where the Middleware home is created.

The Oracle Common home (oracle_common) is automatically created inside the Middleware home.

Specify the Middleware home location. 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 creates the directory for you.

Click Next.


Application Server

The Application Server screen enables you to select the application server you want to use for the installation.

If Oracle WebLogic Server is already installed in the Middleware Home, the WebSphere option is disabled. If Oracle WebLogic Server is not present in Middleware Home, then WebLogic Server is disabled and WebSphere is the only option.

Select the server installed in your system.

Click Next.


Installation Summary

The Installation Summary screen lists the components and products that will be installed in the system.

Verify the installation about to be performed.

Click Install.


Installation Progress

This screen shows the progress of the installation.

When the process is 100% complete, click Next.


Installation Complete

The Installation Complete screen appears when the installation is complete.

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 3 for instructions.