2 Installing the Oracle API Catalog Software

This chapter describes how to install the Oracle API Catalog 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 Release 1 (12.1.3) on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page.

  3. Go to the directory to which 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_55/bin/java -jar oer-generic.jar
    

    On Windows operating systems:

    C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_55\bin\java -jar oer_generic.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 API Catalog 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 Oracle Fusion Middleware Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

This screen will not appear on Windows operating systems.

Welcome

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 Oracle Fusion Middleware 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.

Oracle API Catalog is the only option on this screen. It is selected by default.

Note: When installing Oracle API Catalog, Oracle Enterprise Repository is still the only option on the Installation Type screen. This is as intended. Proceed with the installation as usual.

Prerequisite Checks

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

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 Oracle Fusion Middleware 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

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. For a description of the log files and where to find them, see in "Understanding the Installation Log Files" in Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

2.3.2 Viewing the Contents of Your Oracle Home

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 Oracle Fusion Middleware Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

2.4 Installing Required Patches

Before you create the database schemas and configure the WebLogic domain, you must install the required RCU and WebLogic Server patches by completing the following tasks:

2.4.1 Installing the RCU Patch

Install the required RCU patch by using the OPatch utility. See Patching with OPatch for more information about using OPatch.

To install the required RCU patch:

  1. Acquire the file for patch 18791727 (18791727_121300_Generic.zip) from My Oracle Support.

  2. Follow the instructions in the patch's README.txt file.

2.4.2 Installing the WebLogic Server Patch

Install the required Oracle WebLogic Server patch by using the OPatch utility. See Patching with OPatch for more information about using OPatch.

To install the required WebLogic Server patch:

  1. Acquire the file for patch 18718889 (p18718889_121300_Generic.zip) from My Oracle Support.

  2. Follow the instructions in the patch's README.txt file.

2.5 Next Steps

Complete the tasks in Chapter 3, "Configuring the Oracle API Catalog Domain" to create the required database schemas and configure the Oracle WebLogic Server domain for Oracle API Catalog.

If you are installing Oracle API Catalog into a clustered environment, skip Chapter 3 and follow the procedure outlined in Chapter 4, "Install Oracle API Catalog into a Clustered Environment".