2 Installing the Oracle Service Bus Software

This chapter describes how to install the Oracle Service Bus software.

Before you begin the installation process, ensure that you have already verified your system environment (Section 1.4), and have installed Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure (Installing and Configuring the Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure) in an Oracle home.

By the end of this chapter, you would have installed the Oracle Service Bus software in an Oracle home.

This chapter contains the following sections:

2.1 Starting the Installation Program

To start the installation program, do the following:

  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 (12.1.3) on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page.

  3. Go to the directory in which you have 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_55/jdk1.7.0_55/bin/java -jar fmw_12.

    On Windows operating systems:

    C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_55\bin\java -jar fmw_12.

    Ensure that you replace the JDK location in these examples with the actual JDK location on your system.


    You can also launch the installer in silent mode to ensure that no configuration options are displayed during the installation process. 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.

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. You can also click Help on the installation screens if you need any additional instructions.

Table 2-1 Oracle Service Bus 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.

You can click View to verify and ensure that you are installing Oracle Service Bus in the correct Oracle home. This Oracle home must contain Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure.

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.

Select Service Bus.

Prerequisite Checks

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

If you want to stop the prerequisite checks at any point before it completes, click Stop.

If you want to run the checks again after you have selected Stop, click Rerun.

If you want to skip the prerequisite checks and move to the next screen, click Skip. However, regardless of whether you skip the checks or not, if your system does not meet the minimum requirements, you will not be able to install the software; an error message is displayed on the Installation Progress screen.

If you want to view the list of tasks that gets verified, select View Successful Tasks. If you want to view the log details, select View Log.

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

Installation Summary

Use this screen to verify the installation options you have selected. If you want to save these options to a response file, click Save Response File 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.

Click Install to begin the installation.

Installation Progress

This screen allows you to see the progress of the installation. If you want to view the steps that are executed during the installation, select View Messages.

Click Next when the progress bar completes 100%.

Installation Complete

Review the information on this screen and make a note of the Oracle home and Installation Log Files location for future references. You can also take a quick look at your next steps following the installation. Click Finish to dismiss the installer.

2.3 Verifying the Installation for future references

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

2.3.1 Reviewing the Installation Log Files

Review the contents of the installation log files to make sure that no problems were encountered. By default, the installer writes logs files to the Oracle_Inventory_Location/log (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 "Understanding Installation Log Files" in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

2.3.2 Checking the Directory Structure

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

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

2.3.3 Viewing the Contents of Your Oracle Home

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