2 Installing Oracle Data Integrator

This chapter describes how to install and configure Oracle Data Integrator. Post-installation configuration parameters are also provided.

The following topics are covered:

2.1 Starting the Installation Program

To start the installation program for Oracle Data Integrator, 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 java -jar from the JDK directory on your system, as shown in the example below:

    /home/Oracle/jdk7_15/jdk1.7.0_15/bin/java -jar odi_121200_generic.jar

    Be sure to replace /home/Oracle/jdk7_15/jdk1.7.0_15 in this example with the location of the JDK 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 to Install Oracle Data Integrator

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 Data Integrator Install Screens

Screen Description

Installation Inventory Setup

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 Inventory" in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.


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, 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 more information about the install types, see Section 1.4

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 1.7.

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 ODI Installation

After you complete the installation, you can verify it by successfully completing the following tasks:

2.3.1 Reviewing Installation Log Files

Review the contents of the installation log files to make sure that no problems were encountered. For a description of the log files and where to find them, see Section B.2, "Understanding Installation and Configuration Log Files".

2.3.2 Checking the Directory Structure

The contents of your ODI installation vary based on the options you selected during the installation.

For more information about the directory structure you should see after installation, see "What are the Key Oracle Fusion Middleware Directories?" in Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware.