1 About the Oracle Internet Directory Installation

The standard installation for Oracle Internet Directory described in this guide creates the standard topology, which represents a sample starting topology for this product.

Using the Standard Installation Topology as a Starting Point

The standard installation topology is a flexible topology that you can use as a starting point in production environments.

The information in this guide helps you to create a standard installation topology for Oracle Internet Directory. If required, you can later extend the standard installation topology to create a secure and highly available production environment, see Next Steps After Configuring the Domain.

The standard installation topology represents a sample topology for this product. It is not the only topology that this product supports. See About the Standard Installation Topology in Oracle Fusion Middleware Planning an Installation of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

About the Oracle Internet Directory Standard Installation Topology

This topology represents a standard WebLogic Server domain that contains an Administration Server and one or more clusters containing one or more Managed Servers.

The following figure shows the standard installation topology for Oracle Internet Directory.

See About Elements in the Standard Installation Topology Illustration for information on elements of this topology.

Figure 1-1 Standard Topology for Oracle Internet Directory Standalone Installation

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Description of "Figure 1-1 Standard Topology for Oracle Internet Directory Standalone Installation"

Figure 1-2 Standard Topology for Oracle Internet Directory Collocated Installation

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For Oracle Internet Directory configuration instructions, see Configuring Oracle Internet Directory Domain.

For Oracle Directory Integration Platform configuration instructions, see Configuring Oracle Directory Integration Platform.

About Elements in the Standard Installation Topology Illustration

The standard installation topology typically includes common elements.

The following table describes all elements of the topology illustration:

Table 1-1 Description of Elements in Standard Installation Topologies

Element Description and Links to Related Documentation
APPHOST A standard term used in Oracle documentation to refer to the machine that hosts the application tier.
DBHOST A standard term used in Oracle documentation to refer to the machine that hosts the database.
WebLogic Domain A logically related group of Java components (in this case, the Administration Server, Managed Servers, and other related software components).

See What Is an Oracle WebLogic Server Domain? in Oracle Fusion Middleware Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Machine A logical representation of the computer that hosts one or more WebLogic Server instances (servers). Machines are also the logical glue between the Managed Servers and the Node Manager. In order to start or stop the Managed Servers using the Node Manager, associate the Managed Servers with a machine.
Managed Server A host for your applications, application components, web services, and their associated resources. In this case, it is Oracle Directory Services Manager.

See Overview of Managed Servers and Managed Server Clusters in Oracle Fusion Middleware Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Infrastructure A collection of services that include the following:
  • Metadata repository (MDS) contains the metadata for Oracle Fusion Middleware components, such as the Oracle Application Developer Framework. See What Is the Metadata Repository? in Oracle Fusion Middleware Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware.

  • Oracle Application Developer Framework (Oracle ADF).

  • Oracle Web Services Manager (OWSM).

Using This Document to Extend an Existing Domain

The procedures in this guide describe how to create a new domain. The assumption is that no other Oracle Fusion Middleware products are installed on your system.

If you have installed and configured other Oracle Fusion Middleware products on your system (for example, Fusion Middleware Infrastructure, with a domain that is up and running) and wish to extend the same domain to include Oracle Internet Directory, see Installing Multiple Products in the Same Domain.