3 Installing the Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Business Process Management Software

Follow the steps in this section to install the Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Business Process Management software.

Before beginning the installation, ensure that you have verified the prerequisites and completed all steps covered in Preparing to Install and Configure Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Business Process Management.

Verifying the Installation Checklist

The installation process requires specific information.

Table 3-1 lists important items that you must know before, or decide during, Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Business Process Management installation.

Table 3-1 Installation Checklist

Information Example Value Description

JAVA_HOME

/home/Oracle/Java/jdk1.8.0_211

Environment variable that points to the Java JDK home directory.

Database host

examplehost.exampledomain

Name and domain of the host where the database is running.

Database port

1521

Port number that the database listens on. The default Oracle database listen port is 1521.

Database service name

orcl.exampledomain

Oracle databases require a unique service name. The default service name is orcl.

DBA username

SYS

Name of user with database administration privileges. The default DBA user on Oracle databases is SYS.

DBA password

myDBApw957

Password of the user with database administration privileges.

ORACLE_HOME

/home/Oracle/product/ORACLE_HOME

Directory in which you will install your software.

This directory will include Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure and Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Business Process Management, as needed.

WebLogic Server hostname

examplehost.exampledomain

Host name for Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Business Process Management consoles.

Console port

7001

Port for Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Business Process Management consoles.

DOMAIN_HOME

/home/Oracle/config/domains/soa_domain

Location in which your domain data is stored.

APPLICATION_HOME

/home/Oracle/config/applications/soa_domain

Location in which your application data is stored.

Administrator user name for your WebLogic domain

weblogic

Name of the user with Oracle WebLogic Server administration privileges. The default administrator user is weblogic.

Administrator user password

myADMpw902

Password of the user with Oracle WebLogic Server administration privileges.

FTP Port

7021

Port for embedded FTP server.

RCU

ORACLE_HOME/oracle_common/bin

Path to the Repository Creation Utility (RCU).

RCU schema prefix

soa or bpm

Prefix for names of database schemas used by Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Business Process Management.

RCU schema password

myRCUpw674

Password for the database schemas used by Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Business Process Management.

Configuration utility

ORACLE_HOME/oracle_common/common/bin

Path to the Configuration Wizard for domain creation and configuration.

$FTP_ROOT

$DOMAIN_HOME/product/ftp_root

Embedded FTP server root directory.

Starting the Installation Program

Before running the installation program, you must verify the JDK and prerequisite software is installed.

To start the installation program:

  1. Sign in to the host system.
  2. Change to the directory where you downloaded the installation program.
  3. You must have installed the Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure 12c (12.2.1.4.0). For instructions, see Installing the Infrastructure Software in Installing and Configuring the Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure.
  4. Start the installation program by running the java executable from the JDK directory. For example:
    • (UNIX) /home/Oracle/Java/jdk1.8.0_211/bin/java -jar fmw_12.2.1.4.0_soa.jar

    • (Windows) C:\home\Oracle\Java\jdk1.8.0_211\bin\java -jar fmw_12.2.1.4.0_soa.jar

Note:

You can also start the installer in silent mode using a saved response file instead of launching the installer screens. For more about silent or command line installation, see Using the Oracle Universal Installer in Silent Mode in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

When the installation program appears, you are ready to begin the installation.

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 3-2 Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Business Process Management 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 Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

This screen does not appear on Windows operating systems.

Welcome

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.

This Oracle home must include Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure , along with any other 12c (12.2.1.4.0) products that have been installed.

You can click View to verify and ensure that you are installing Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Business Process Management in the correct Oracle home.

Installation Type

Select SOA Suite to create the Oracle SOA Suite standard topology. Select BPM to create the Oracle Business Process Management standard topology. Note that when you select BPM as the installation type, Oracle SOA Suite gets automatically installed, too. If you installed only SOA Suite and want to include BPM in your installation set, run the installer again and select BPM.

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 whether it was successful by completing a series of tasks.

Reviewing the Installation Log Files

Review the contents of the installation log files to make sure that the installer did not encounter any problems.

By default, the installer writes logs files to the Oracle_Inventory_Location/logs (on UNIX operating systems) or Oracle_Inventory_Location\logs (on Windows operating systems) directory.

For a description of the 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 the options that you selected during the installation.

See What Are the Key Oracle Fusion Middleware Directories? in Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Viewing the Contents of the Oracle Home

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

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