2 Installing the Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure Software

This chapter describes how to install the Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure software.

This chapter contains the following sections:

2.1 Starting the Installation Program

To start the installation program, perform the following steps.

  1. Log in to the target system.

  2. The installer requires that a certified JDK already exists on your system. For more information, see the appropriate certification document for 12c (12.1.2) on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page.

  3. Go to the directory where you downloaded the installation program.

  4. Launch the installation program by invoking the java executable from the JDK directory on your system, as shown in the examples below.

    On UNIX operating systems:

    /home/Oracle/jdk7_15/jdk1.7.0_15/bin/java -jar fmw_infra_121200.jar

    On Windows operating systems:

    C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_15\bin\java -jar fmw_infra_121200.jar

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

When the installation program appears, you are ready to begin the installation. See Section 2.2 for a description of each installation program screen.

2.2 Navigating the Installation Screens

The installation program displays a series of screens, in the order listed in Table 2-1.

If you need additional help with any of the installation screens, click the screen name.

Table 2-1 Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure Install Screens

Screen Description

Installation Inventory Setup

On UNIX operating systems, this screen will appear 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.

For more information about the central inventory, see "Understanding the Oracle Central Inventory" in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

This screen will not appear on Windows operating systems.


This screen introduces you to the product installer.

Installation Location

Use this screen to specify the location of your Oracle home directory.

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

Installation Type

Use this screen to select the type of installation and consequently, the products and feature sets you want to install.

For this topology, select Fusion Middleware Infrastructure.

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

Prerequisite Checks

This screen verifies that your system meets the minimum necessary requirements.

If there are any warning or error messages, you can refer to one of the following documents in Section 1.4.

Specify Security Updates

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 Summary

Use this screen to verify the installation options you selected. If you want to save these options to a response file, click Save and provide the location and name of the response file. Response files can be used later in a silent installation situation.

For more information about silent or command line installation, see "Using the Oracle Universal Installer in Silent Mode" in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

Installation Progress

This screen allows you to see the progress of the installation.

Installation Complete

This screen appears when the installation is complete. Review the information on this screen, then click Finish to dismiss the installer.

2.3 Verifying the Installation

To verify that your installation was completed successfully, you can compare your directory structure to the one shown in Appendix B.

You can also view the contents of your Oracle home using the viewInventory script. For more information, see "Viewing the contents of an Oracle home" in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.