2 Installing the Oracle WebLogic Server and Coherence Software

This section describes how to start the Oracle WebLogic Server and Coherence installation program in graphical mode and the sequence of screens during the installation process.

This section includes the following topics:

Starting the Installation Program

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

To start the installation program:

  1. Sign in to the target system.
  2. Verify that a certified JDK already exists on your system; the installer requires a certified JDK. See Oracle Fusion Middleware Systems Requirements and Specifications. To download the JDK, see Understanding JDK Requirements for an Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation.
  3. Go to the directory where you downloaded the installation program.
  4. Launch the installation program by running java -jar from the JDK directory on your system. See the following examples:

    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.

    Be sure to replace JDK location in these examples with the actual JDK location on your system.

When the installation program opens, you are ready to begin the installation. Navigating the Installation Screens describes each screen.

Navigating the Installation Screens

The installation program shows a series of screens.

The following table describes installation program screens in the order in which they appear.


If you need more help with any installation screen, click the screen name.

Table 2-1 Oracle WebLogic Server and Coherence Installation 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 Understanding the Oracle Central Inventory in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

This screen does not appear on Windows operating systems.

Auto Updates

If you enable Auto Updates, the installer checks for new versions of this software.

Keep the default setting Skip Auto Updates if you do not want your system to check for software updates at this time.

Click Select patches from directory to navigate to a local directory if you downloaded patch files.

Select Search My Oracle Support for Updates to automatically download software updates if you have a My Oracle Support account. You must enter Oracle Support credentials then click Search. To configure a proxy server for the installer to access My Oracle Support, click Proxy Settings . Click Test Connection to test the connection.


This screen introduces you to the product installer.

Installation Location

Use this screen to specify your Oracle home directory location.

For more on the directory structure, see Selecting Directories for Installation and Configuration in Planning an Installation of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Installation Type

To create the standard installation topology for WebLogic Server and Coherence, select WebLogic Server.


The Coherence gets installed with the Weblogic Server Installation and there is no option to deselect it under WebLogic Server.


The topology in this document does not include server examples; Oracle strongly recommends that you do not install the examples into a production environment.

See About the Coherence Installation Type for more on the Coherence installation type.

See About the Oracle WebLogic Server and Coherence Distribution for more on Oracle WebLogic Server installation types.

Prerequisite Checks

Verifies that your system meets the minimum necessary requirements. If you see a warning or error message, see one of the documents in Roadmap for Verifying Your System Environment.

Installation Summary

Use this screen to verify the installation options you chose. Optional: To save these options to a response file, click Save Response File and enter the location and file name. You can use response files later for silent installations.

For more on silent or command line installation, see Running the Oracle Universal Installer in Silent Mode in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

Installation Progress

Shows the installation progress.

Installation Complete

Opens when installation is complete. The next step is launching the Configuration Wizard to create a WebLogic domain. There are two ways to do this:

If you chose the Complete with Examples installation type, you see an option to start the Quick Start Configuration Wizard, which you use to create sample domains. See Quick Start Configuration Wizard in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

About the Coherence Installation Type

For the WebLogic Server and Coherence standard installation topology, select the WebLogic Server installation type. When you select this installation type and use instructions in this guide, the standard installation topology includes a Coherence cluster that contains storage-enabled Managed Coherence Servers.

The Coherence Installation installation type is for users who want to deploy and manage Coherence applications using the WebLogic Management Framework. See the following: