The Enterprise Deployment Guide provides detailed, validated instructions that help you plan, prepare, install, and configure a multi-host, secure, highly available, production topology for selected Oracle Fusion Middleware products.
This chapter introduces the concept of an Oracle Fusion Middleware enterprise deployment. It also provides information on when to use the Enterprise Deployment guide.
About the Enterprise Deployment Guide
An Enterprise Deployment Guide provides a comprehensive, scalable example for installing, configuring, and maintaining a secure, highly available, production-quality deployment of selected Oracle Fusion Middleware products. The resulting environment is known as an enterprise deployment topology.
For example, the enterprise deployment topology introduces key concepts and best practices that you can use to implement a similar Oracle Fusion Middleware environment for your organization.
Each Enterprise Deployment Guide provides detailed, validated instructions for implementing the reference topology. Along the way, the guide also offers links to supporting documentation that explains concepts, reference material, and additional options for an Oracle Fusion Middleware enterprise deployment.
Note that the enterprise deployment topologies described in the enterprise deployment guides cannot meet the exact requirements of all Oracle customers. In some cases, you can consider alternatives to specific procedures in this guide, depending on whether the variations to the topology are documented and supported by Oracle.
Oracle recommends customers use the Enterprise Deployment Guides as a first option for deployment. If variations are required, then those variations should be verified by reviewing the related Oracle documentation or by working with Oracle Support.
When to Use the Enterprise Deployment Guide
This guide describes one of the three primary installation and configuration options for Oracle Fusion Middleware. Use this guide to help you plan, prepare, install, and configure a multi-host, secure, highly available, production topology for selected Oracle Fusion Middleware products.
Alternatively, you can use the other primary installation and configuration options:
To install a development environment, use the instructions in Installing Oracle SOA Suite Quick Start for Developers in Installing SOA Suite and Business Process Management Suite Quick Start for Developers.
A development environment provides the software and tools that you can use to develop Java, Oracle Application Development Framework, and other applications that depend on Oracle technologies. Development environments are typically installed on a single host and do not require many of the features of a production environment.
Review Planning an Installation of Oracle Fusion Middleware, which provides additional information to help you prepare for any Oracle Fusion Middleware installation.