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Oracle® Communications Order and Service Management Installation Guide
Release 7.2.2

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3 OSM Pre-Installation Tasks

This chapter describes the pre-installation tasks for Oracle Communications Order and Service Management (OSM).

This chapter describes the following pre-installation tasks:

Deployment Considerations

An order management solution typically involves more than one application. The key deployment configuration questions are:

  • How will the central order management and service order management functions be mapped to the physical architecture? Will there be multiple instances of OSM?

  • What is the backup and restore strategy?

  • How will application performance monitoring and operational maintenance activities, such as log file clearing, be handled?

  • How will business continuity be maintained in the event of an application failure? What is the expected level of availability for the solution? Is there a need to implement clustering or other high availability solutions?

  • What are the data retention requirements and the data purge strategy?

  • How will errors and failures in other interfacing applications be handled?

  • What is the plan for production environment deployment? Is there a requirement for automated deployment?

Operating System Kernel Configuration

OSM requires the same kernel configuration as WebLogic Server. You must ensure that the kernel configuration described in the Oracle WebLogic Server documentation for your platform is performed.

In addition, if Oracle Database or the Oracle Database Client is installed on the same server as OSM, you must ensure that the appropriate kernel configuration for the database is also present.

Downloading Third-Party Components

Before beginning the OSM installation process, download and unpack the required third-party libraries (JBoss, Saxon and GraphViz) to a suitable location on the same machine on which you will install OSM. The installer default is to look for the libraries in folders under OSM_home but you can place them elsewhere if you wish. If you intend to install more than one OSM instance on the same machine, it is a good idea to put these libraries in a location outside any OSM_home. The installer will prompt you to provide the location where you have unpacked the libraries.

For more information on required versions, and where to download the third-party software, see "Software Requirements".