2 Installing the Infrastructure Software

This section describes how to install Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure software.

This section contains the following topics:

Starting the Installation Program

You launch the installation program from the JDK directory on your system.

To start the installation program, run the following steps.

  1. Sign in to the target system.
  2. Verify that a certified JDK is on your system; the installer requires a certified JDK. See the certification document for 12c ( on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page.
  3. Go to the directory where you downloaded the installation program.
  4. Launch the installation program by invoking the java executable from the JDK directory on your system, as examples below show. Replace the JDK location in the examples with the actual JDK location on your system.

    On UNIX operating systems:

    /home/Oracle/jdk/jdk1.8.0_131/bin/java -jar fmw_12.

    On Windows operating systems:

    "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_131\bin\java" -jar fmw_12.


    When launching the installation program on Windows, run the command with Windows Administrator privileges. Specify 'Run as administrator' when you open the command prompt. The title bar of the command prompt window reads 'Administrator: Command Prompt'.

When the installation program opens, you can begin installation. Navigating the Installation Screens describes each screen.

Navigating the Installation Screens

The installer shows a series of screens where you verify or enter information.

The following table lists the order in which installer screens appear. If you need additional help with an installation screen, click Help.

Table 2-1 Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure Install Screens

Screen Description

Installation Inventory Setup

On UNIX operating systems, this screen opens if this is the first time you are installing any Oracle product on this host. Specify the location where you want to create your central inventory. Make sure that the operating system group name selected on this screen has write permissions to the central inventory location.

See About the Oracle Central Inventory in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

This screen does not appear on Windows operating systems.


Review the information to make sure that you have met all the prerequisites, then click Next.

Auto Updates

Select to skip automatic updates, select patches, or search for the latest software updates, including important security updates, through your My Oracle Support account.

Installation Location

Specify your Oracle home directory location.

You can click View to verify and ensure that you are installing Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure in the correct Oracle home.

Installation Type

Use this screen to select the type of installation and consequently, the products and feature sets you want to install. For this topology, select Fusion Middleware Infrastructure.

JDK Selection

Note: This screen appears for certain distributions only.

Use this screen to select the JDK to use for this installation.

Prerequisite Checks

This screen verifies that your system meets the minimum necessary requirements.

To view the list of tasks that gets verified, select View Successful Tasks. To view log details, select View Log. If any prerequisite check fails, then an error message appears at the bottom of the screen. Fix the error and click Rerun to try again. To ignore the error or the warning message and continue with the installation, click Skip (not recommended).

Specify Security Updates

Note: This screen appears only if you selected Standalone HTTP Server (Managed independently of WebLogic server) as the Installation Type.

If you already have an Oracle Support account, use this screen to indicate how you would like to receive security updates.

If you do not have one and are sure you want to skip this step, clear the check box and verify your selection in the follow-up dialog box.

Installation Progress

This screen shows the installation progress.

When the progress bar reaches 100% complete, click Finish to dismiss the installer, or click Next to see a summary.

Installation Complete

This screen displays the Installation Location and the Feature Sets that are installed. Review this information and click Finish to close the installer.

Verifying the Installation

After you complete the installation, verify it by completing the following tasks.

Reviewing Installation Log Files

Review contents of the installation log files to verify the installer did not encounter problems.

For a description of log files and where to find them, see Installation Log Files in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

Checking the Directory Structure

The contents of your installation vary based on options you select during installation.

For more information on the directory structure that you should see after installation, see What are the Key Oracle Fusion Middleware Directories? in Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Viewing Your Oracle Home Contents

You can view the contents of your Oracle home using the viewInventory script.

See Viewing the Contents of an Oracle Home in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.