2 Installing the Infrastructure Software

This section describes how to install Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure software.

This section contains the following topics:

2.1 Starting the Installation Program

You launch the installation program from the JDK directory on your system.

To start the installation program, run the following steps.

  1. Log in to the target system.
  2. Verify that a certified JDK is on your system; the installer requires a certified JDK. See the certification document for 12c ( 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 examples below show. Replace the JDK location in the examples with the actual JDK location on your system.

    On UNIX operating systems:

    /home/Oracle/jdk/jdk1.8.0_101/bin/java -jar fmw_12.

    On Windows operating systems:

    C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_101\bin\java -jar fmw_12.

When the installation program opens, you can begin installation. Navigating the Installation Screens describes each screen.

2.2 Navigating the Installation Screens

The installation program shows a series of screens.

The following table describes installation program screens in the order in which they appear.

If you need more help with any installation screen, click the screen name.

Table 2-1 Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure Install Screens

Screen Description

Installation Inventory Setup

On UNIX operating systems, this screen opens 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 has write permissions to the central inventory location.

See "Understanding the Oracle Central Inventory" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

This screen does not appear on Windows operating systems.

Auto Updates

If you enable Auto Updates, the installer checks for new software.

Keep the default setting Skip Auto Updates if you do not want your system to check for software updates.

Select patches from directory. If you have software updates available locally, you can specify the location by using this option.

Search My Oracle Support for Updates. If you have a My Oracle Support account, you can specify your account name and password to have the installer automatically download applicable software updates from My Oracle Support. If you need to configure a proxy server for the installer to access My Oracle Support, click Proxy Settings.


This screen introduces you to the product installer.

Installation Location

Use this screen to specify your Oracle home directory location.

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

Installation Type

Use to select installation type, products, and feature sets 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 examples into a production environment.

Prerequisite Checks

Verifies that your system meets minimum requirements.

If a warning or error message appears, see one of the documents in Roadmap for Verifying Your System Environment.

Specify Security Updates

If you have an Oracle Support account, use this screen to indicate how you want to receive security updates.

If you do not have an account 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 installation options you chose. Optional: To save the options to a response file, click Save and enter a location and file name. You can use response files later for silent installations.

Silent installation does not include configuration (there is no silent configuration feature). For more on silent or command line installation, see Using the Oracle Universal Intaller in Silent Mode in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.

Installation Progress

Shows the installation progress.

Installation Complete

Opens when installation is complete. Review this screen then click Finish to dismiss the installer.

2.3 Verifying the Installation

After you complete the installation, verify it by completing the following tasks.

2.3.1 Reviewing Installation Log Files

Review contents of the installation log files to verify the installer did not encounter problems.

For a description of log files and where to find them, see 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 options you select during installation.

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

2.3.3 Viewing Your Oracle Home Contents

You can view the contents of your Oracle home using the viewInventory script.

See Viewing the Contents of an Oracle Home in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installing Software with the Oracle Universal Installer.