The Exalytics Domain Management Utility creates an Exalytics domain on the Exalytics Machine. Each Exalytics domain is defined as the combination of an Oracle Business Intelligence domain and Oracle TimesTen. For each domain, the Exalytics Domain Management Utility automates the installation and configuration of Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Essbase, and optionally Oracle TimesTen for Exalytics. Each Exalytics domain has its own middleware home deployed within a specific directory structure and tracked in a central configuration file.
The Exalytics Domain Management Utility installs full versions of the software (for example, Oracle Business Intelligence 18.104.22.168.0 or 22.214.171.124.0). The Exalytics Domain Management Utility does not install patches. To apply the latest software patches, refer to the respective product Readmes.
Figure 6-1 illustrates a directory structure of an Exalytics domain.
Figure 6-1 Directory Structure of an Exalytics Domain
Therefore, by creating multiple domains on a single Exalytics Machine you can manage multiple installations of Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Essbase, and Oracle TimesTen for Exalytics.
Multiple Exalytics domains on a single Exalytics Machine must be created by the same operating system user.
In the above example (Figure 6-1), three Exalytics domains (Sales, Finance, and Marketing) are created on an Exalytics Machine. Each domain has its own subdirectories (fmw, instances, user_projects, and TimesTen). Also, as shown for the Finance domain, various components of the domain are located under different subdirectories.
The ports for each Exalytics domain are allocated in blocks of 100, starting with 12000. For example, the first domain has ports starting from 12000. The second domain has ports starting from 12100, and the third domain has ports starting from 12200, and so on.
The Exalytics Domain Management Utility also enables you to start and stop the domain, list the domains, and scaleout the Exalytics Domain software components. See Managing Exalytics Domains.
Oracle recommends that you use the Exalytics Domain Management Utility as the primary way to install software on the Exalytics Machine. If you need to install the software by using manual procedures, see Manual Procedures for Installing and Configuring Software on an Exalytics Machine.