A Oracle WebCenter Portal Installation Screens

This appendix contains screenshots and descriptions for all of the Oracle WebCenter Portal installation screens:

Installation screens and instructions for WebCenter Portal back-end components can be found in Chapter 5, "Preparing Back-End Components for WebCenter Portal Services".

A.1 Specify Inventory Directory

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This screen appears for UNIX systems only; if this is your first Oracle installation on this host, you must specify the location of the inventory directory. This inventory directory is used by the installer to keep track of all Oracle products installed on the computer.

The default inventory location is User_Home/oraInventory.

In the Operating System Group name field, select the group whose members you want to grant access to the inventory directory; all members of this group will be able to install products on this machine.

A.2 Inventory Location Confirmation

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This screen appears for UNIX systems only; you are asked to run the inventory_directory/createCentralInventory.sh script as root.

If you do not have root access on this machine but wish to continue with the installation, select Continue installation with local inventory.

A.3 Welcome

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This page introduces you to the Oracle Fusion Middleware installer and provides two important pieces of information:

  • A navigation pane on the left that summarizes the tasks the installer will help you complete. Each item in the navigation pane represents a specific installer screen that will prompt you for information required to install the software.

  • Information about any prerequisites you might need to perform before continuing with the installation.

Review the information on this screen carefully to be sure you have performed all the necessary prerequisites.

If you are not sure about any of the prerequisite tasks, refer to the Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Planning Guide, as well as the installation guide for the specific Oracle Fusion Middleware software you are about to install.

A.4 Install Software Updates

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Use this screen to quickly and easily search for the latest software updates, including important security updates, via your My Oracle Support account.

The following table describes the fields on this screen.

Element Description
Skip Software Updates Select this option to skip this screen. The installer will not check for updates that might be applicable to the current product installation.
Search My Oracle Support for Updates If you have a My Oracle Support account, then select this option to have the installer automatically search My Oracle Support for software updates that apply to the software products are about to install.

Enter your My Oracle Support account name and password, and then click Search for Updates.

The installer automatically downloads applicable software updates from My Oracle Support.

Before you search for update, you can test your login credentials and the connection to My Oracle Support by clicking Test Connection. Click Proxy Settings to configure a proxy server if one is required.

Search Local Directory for Updates Select this option if you already downloaded the latest software updates and you want the installer to search a local directory for updates applicable to the products you are about to install.

When you select this option, the installer displays an additional field and Browse button that you can use to identify the local directory where your updates are located.

A.5 Prerequisite Checks

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This screen analyzes the host computer to ensure that specific operating system prerequisites have been met.

If any of the prerequisite checks fail, then a short error message appears in the bottom portion of the screen. Fix the error and click Retry to try again. If you want to ignore the error or warning messages and continue with the installation, click Continue.

Click Abort to stop prerequisite checking for all components.

More About System Requirements and Prerequisites

Note that before performing any installation you should read the system requirements and certification documentation to ensure that your environment meets the minimum installation requirements for the products you are installing. Both of these documents are available on Oracle Technology Network (OTN).

The system requirements document covers information such as hardware and software requirements, minimum disk space and memory requirements, and required system libraries, packages, or patches:


The certification document covers supported installation types, platforms, operating systems, databases, JDKs, and third-party products:



If you are installing the 32-bit version of the product, the system on which you are installing must also be a supported 32-bit system. Installing a 32-bit version of the product on a 64-bit system is not supported.

A.6 Specify Installation Location

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Use this screen to identify where you want to install your Oracle WebCenter Portal software.

The following table describes the fields that appear on this page.

Field Description
Oracle Middleware Home Specify the absolute path to your existing Oracle Middleware home directory, which was created when you installed Oracle WebLogic Server.

If you do not know the full path to your Middleware home, click Browse to locate the directory on your system.

Oracle Home Directory The Oracle home directory is where your products will be installed. All software binaries will reside in this directory, and no runtime process can write to this directory.

Specify the directory inside the Oracle Middleware home where you want to install your products, but note the following:

  • If you specify a new directory, it will be created inside the Middleware home.

  • If you specify a directory that already exists (for example, you are reinstalling due of an incomplete previous installation), then it must be inside the Middleware home.


You cannot specify oracle_common as the Oracle home directory.

If you are performing an installation on a Windows operating system, be sure that your directory paths are valid and do not contain double backslashes (\\).

A.7 Application Server

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Select the application server you want to use for this installation.

  • If the installer detects a Middleware home with Oracle WebLogic Server installed, then this is the application server that will be used. All other fields in this screen will be inactive.

  • If the installer detects a Middleware home without an Oracle WebLogic Server installed, you must select one of the application server options and then provide its location in the Application Server Location field.

  • If the installer does not detect a Middleware home directory, the "WebLogic Server" option will be inactive. You must select "WebSphere" and then provide the location of your IBM WebSphere in the Application Server Location field.

A.8 Installation Summary

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This screen summarizes the selections you have made during this installation session. It includes the following information:

  • The location of your installation

  • How much disk space will be used for the installation

  • The applications you have selected for installation

Review information on this screen carefully, and take one of the following actions:

  • If you want to make any changes to the configuration before starting the installation, use the navigation pane to select the Installer screen you want to return to and edit.

  • If you are satisfied with the information, click Install to begin the installation procedure.

  • If you want to save this configuration to a text file (called a response file), click Save. The resulting response file can be used later if you choose to perform the same installation from the command line. See Appendix C, "Silent Installation and Deinstallation" for more information.

A.9 Installation Progress

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This screen shows you the progress of the installation.

If you want to quit before the installation is completed, click Cancel. Doing so will result in a partial installation; the portion of the software that was installed on your system before you click Cancel will remain on your system, and you will have to remove it manually.

A.10 Installation Complete

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This screen summarizes the installation that was just completed.

If you want to save this summary information to a text file for future reference, click Save.

Click Finish to dismiss the screen and end your installation session.