After you have installed Oracle Business Process Management, you can configure the domain, which you can also extend for high availability.
Refer to the following sections to create the database schemas, configure a WebLogic domain, and test the configuration:
Before you can configure an Oracle Business Process Management domain, you must create the required Oracle schemas on a certified database for use with this release of Oracle Fusion Middleware.
Follow the instructions in Creating the Database Schemas to create the required schemas.
Use the Configuration Wizard to create a domain.
For more information on other methods available for domain creation, see Additional Tools for Creating, Extending, and Managing WebLogic Domains in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
Start the Configuration Wizard to begin configuring a domain.
To start the Configuration Wizard:
ORACLE_HOME is your 12c (188.8.131.52) Oracle home.
Enter required information in the Configuration Wizard screens to create and configure the domain for the topology.
You can use this procedure to extend an existing domain. If your needs do not match the instructions in the procedure, be sure to make your selections accordingly, or see the supporting documentation for more details.
Use the Configuration Type screen to select a Domain home directory location, optimally outside the Oracle home directory.
To specify the Domain type and Domain home directory:
Note:You can also extend your existing Oracle SOA Suite domain to include BPM by selecting Update an existing domain. For more information, see Extending the Domain with Business Process Management in Enterprise Deployment Guide for Oracle SOA Suite.
For more information about this screen, see Configuration Type in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
Use the Templates screen to select the templates you require.
On the Templates screen, make sure Create Domain Using Product Templates is selected, then select the following template:
Oracle BPM Suite - 184.108.40.206.0 [soa]
Selecting this template automatically selects the following as dependencies:
Oracle SOA Suite
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Oracle WSM Policy Manager
WebLogic Coherence Cluster Extension
For more information about this screen, see Templates in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
Use the Application Location screen to select the location to store applications associated with your domain, also known as the Application home directory.
Oracle recommends that you locate your Application home in accordance with the directory structure in What Are the Key Oracle Fusion Middleware Directories? in Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware, where the Application home is located outside the Oracle home directory. This directory structure helps avoid issues when you need to upgrade or re-install your software.
Use the Administrator Account screen to specify the user name and password for the default WebLogic Administrator account for the domain.
Oracle recommends that you make a note of the user name and password that you enter on this screen; you need these credentials later to boot and connect to the domain's Administration Server.
Use the Domain Mode and JDK screen to specify the domain mode and Java Development Kit (JDK).
On the Domain Mode and JDK screen:
Select Production in the Domain Mode field.
Select the Oracle HotSpot JDK in the JDK field.
For more information about this screen, see Domain Mode and JDK in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
Use the Database Configuration type screen to specify details about the database and database schema.
On the Database Configuration type screen, select RCU Data. This option instructs the Configuration Wizard to connect to the database and Service Table (STB) schema to automatically retrieve schema information for schemas needed to configure the domain.
If you select Manual Configuration on this screen, you must manually fill in parameters for your schema on the next screen.
After selecting RCU Data, fill in the following fields:
Enter the database DBMS name, or service name if you selected a service type driver.
Enter the name of the server hosting the database.
Enter the port number on which the database listens.
Enter the username and password for connecting to the database's Service Table schema. This is the schema username and password entered for the Service Table component on the Schema Passwords screen in the RCU (see Specifying Schema Passwords).
The default username is
Click Get RCU Configuration when you finish specifying the database connection information. The following output in the Connection Result Log indicates that the operation succeeded:
Connecting to the database server...OK Retrieving schema data from database server...OK Binding local schema components with retrieved data...OK Successfully Done.
Use the JDBC Component Schema screen to verify or specify details about the database schemas.
Verify that the values populated on the JDBC Component Schema screen are correct for all schemas. If you selected RCU Data on the previous screen, the schema table should already be populated appropriately.
For high availability environments, see the following sections in High Availability Guide for additional information on configuring data sources for Oracle RAC databases:
For more information about this screen, see JDBC Component Schema in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
Use the JDBC Component Schema Test screen to test the data source connections.
A green check mark in the Status column indicates a successful test. If you encounter any issues, see the error message in the Connection Result Log section of the screen, fix the problem, then try to test the connection again.
By default, the schema password for each schema component is the password you specified while creating your schemas. If you want different passwords for different schema components, manually edit them in the previous screen (JDBC Component Schema) by entering the password you want in the Schema Password column, against each row. After specifying the passwords, select the check box corresponding to the schemas that you changed the password in and test the connection again.
For more information about this screen, see JDBC Component Schema Test in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard .
Use the Advanced Configuration screen to complete the domain configuration.
On the Advanced Configuration screen, select:
Required to properly configure the listen address of the Administration Server.
Required to configure Node Manager.
Required to configure the Oracle Business Process Management Managed Server.
Use the Administration Server screen to select the IP address of the host.
Select the drop-down list next to Listen Address and select the IP address of the host where the Administration Server will reside, or use the system name or DNS name that maps to a single IP address. Do not use
All Local Addresses.
Do not specify any server groups for the Administration Server.
Use the Node Manager screen to select the type of Node Manager you want to configure, along with the Node Manager credentials.
Select Per Domain Default Location as the Node Manager type, then specify Node Manager credentials.
Use the Managed Servers screen to configure Managed Servers.
On the Managed Servers screen, a Managed Server named
bpm_server1 is automatically created by default.
Note:When deployed on a SOA server, the default Managed Server name is
bpm_server1. In this guide,
bpm_server1is used to readily identify this Managed Server.
All Local Addresses.
There is another server group called SOA-MGD-SVRS-ONLY that targets only SOA but not Oracle Web Services Manager (OWSM) to the server. This is typically used if you want to have Oracle Web Services Manager (OWSM) in a different server rather than with the SOA server.
Server groups target Fusion Middleware applications and services to one or more servers by mapping defined application service groups to each defined server group. A given application service group may be mapped to multiple server groups if needed. Any application services that are mapped to a given server group are automatically targeted to all servers that are assigned to that group. For more information, see Application Service Groups, Server Groups, and Application Service Mappings in Domain Template Reference.
Click Add and select SOA-MGD-SVRS to create a second Managed Server named
For more information about the high availability standard topology, see Understanding the Fusion Middleware Standard HA Topology in High Availability Guide.
For more information about the next steps to prepare for high availability after your domain is configured, see Preparing Your Environment for High Availability.
These server names are referenced in examples throughout this document.
For more information about this screen, see Managed Servers in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
Use the Clusters screen to create a new cluster.
On the Clusters screen:
bpm_cluster1in the Cluster Name field.
By default, server instances in a cluster use unicast to communicate with one another. If you want to change your cluster communications to use multicast, see Considerations for Choosing Unicast or Multicast in Administering Clusters for Oracle WebLogic Server.
You can also use Oracle Fusion Middleware Control to create clusters. In this case, you can configure cluster communication (unicast or multicast) as you go through cluster creation steps. For more information, see Create and configure clusters in Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console Online Help.
For more information about this screen, see Clusters in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
Use the Assign Servers to Clusters screen to assign Managed Servers to a new configured cluster. A configured cluster is a cluster you configure manually. You do not use this screen if you are configuring a dynamic cluster, a cluster that contains one or more generated server instances that are based on a server template.
See About Dynamic Clusters for more on configured cluster and dynamic cluster terms.
On the Assign Servers to Clusters screen:
bpm_cluster1by doing one of the following:
Click once on
bpm_server1 to select it, then click the right arrow to move it beneath the selected cluster (
bpm_cluster1) in the Clusters pane.
bpm_server1 to move it beneath the selected cluster (
bpm_cluster1) in the Clusters pane.
Figure 5-1 Managed Servers Assigned to Clusters
For more information about this screen, see Assign Servers to Clusters in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
Use the Coherence Clusters screen to configure the Coherence cluster.
Leave the default port number as the Coherence cluster listen port. After configuration, the Coherence cluster is automatically added to the domain.
Setting the unicast listen port to
0 creates an offset for the Managed Server port numbers. The offset is
5000, meaning the maximum allowed value that you can assign to a Managed Server port number is
60535, instead of
See Table 8-2 for more information and next steps for configuring Coherence.
For Coherence licensing information, see Oracle Coherence Products in Licensing Information.
Use the Machines screen to create new machines in the domain. A machine is required so that Node Manager can start and stop servers.
If you plan to create a high availability environment and know the list of machines your target topology requires, you can follow the directions in this section to create all of the machines at this time. For more information, see Optional Scale Out Procedure in High Availability Guide.
You must select a specific interface and not
localhost. This allows Coherence cluster addresses to be dynamically calculated.
If you are extending an existing domain, you can assign servers to any existing machine; you don’t need to create a new machine unless your situation requires it.
For more information about this screen, see Machines in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
Use the Assign Servers to Machines screen to assign the Administration Server and Managed Servers to the new machine you just created.
On the Assign Servers to Machines screen:
bpm_machine1by doing one of the following:
Click once on
AdminServer to select it, then click the right arrow to move it beneath the selected machine (
bpm_machine1) in the Machines pane.
AdminServer to move it beneath the selected machine (
bpm_machine1) in the Machines pane.
Figure 5-2 Assign Managed Servers to Machines
For more information about this screen, see Assign Servers to Machines in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
If you have a WebLogic Server Multitenant (MT) environment, you use the Virtual Targets screen to add or delete virtual targets. For this installation (not a WebLogic Server MT environment), you do not enter any values; just select Next.
Tip:For more information about this screen, see Virtual Targets in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
The Partitions screen is used to configure partitions for virtual targets in WebLogic Server Multitenant (MT) environments. Select Next without selecting any options.
Tip:For more information about this screen, see Partitions in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
The Configuration Summary screen shows detailed configuration information for the domain you are about to create.
Review each item on the screen and verify that the information is correct. To make any changes, go back to a screen by clicking the Back button or selecting the screen in the navigation pane. Domain creation does not start until you click Create.
For more information about this screen, see Configuration Summary in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
The End of Configuration screen shows information about the domain you just configured.
Make a note of the following items because you need them later:
Administration Server URL
You need the domain location to access scripts that start Node Manager and Administration Server, and you need the URL to access the Administration Server.
Click Finish to dismiss the Configuration Wizard.
After configuration is complete, start Node Manager, then the WebLogic Administration Server and Managed Servers.
For more information on additional tools you can use to manage your domain, see Overview of Oracle Fusion Middleware Administration Tools in Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware.
Go to the
Enter the following command:
nm.out as an example output file:
nohup ./startNodeManager.sh > LOG_DIR/nm.out&
LOG_DIR is the location of directory in which you want to store the log files.
On Windows operating systems, Oracle recommends that you configure Node Manager to run as a startup service. This allows Node Manager to start up automatically each time the system is restarted.
See Running Node Manager as a Startup Service in Administering Node Manager for Oracle WebLogic Server.
Go to the
Enter the following command:
If you selected Production Mode on the Domain Mode and JDK screen when you created the domain, you see a prompt for the Administrator user login credentials as provided on the Administrator Account screen.
For more information about starting the Administration Server, see Starting and Stopping Administration Server in Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware.
In production mode, a boot identity file can be created to bypass the need to provide a user name and password when starting the Administration Server. For more information, see Creating a Boot Identity File for an Administration Server in Administering Server Startup and Shutdown for Oracle WebLogic Server.
You can verify that the Administration Server is up and running by accessing the Administration Server Console. The URL is provided on the End of Configuration screen (
http://administration_server_host:administration_server_port/console). The default Administration Server port number is
Make sure that the database hosting your product schemas is up and running and accessible by the Administration Server.
For more information about how to use the Administration Console, see Getting Started Using Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console in Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware.
To start the Managed Servers:
The Administration Server host and port number were in the URL on the End of Configuration screen (Writing Down Your Domain Home and Administration Server URL). The default Administration Server port number is
The login credentials were provided on the Administrator Account screen (Configuring the Administrator Account).
Select the first Managed Server.
After completing all configuration steps, you can perform additional steps to verify that your domain is properly configured.
To verify that the domain is configured properly, see Performing Additional Domain Configuration Tasks.