A Oracle Universal Installer Installation Screens

Use this information to learn more about the various elements of the Oracle Universal Installer screens. Each screen will prompt you for information required to install the software.


The screens used in this guide are from the Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure installation. Unless otherwise noted, the screens are exactly the same for all other Oracle Fusion Middleware products.

A.1 Installation Inventory Setup

If this is your first Oracle installation on a host that is running UNIX or Linux system software, you must use the Installation Inventory Setup screen to specify the location of the Oracle central inventory directory. This directory is used by the installer to keep track of all Oracle products installed on the computer.

The following table describes the fields on this page.

Field Description

Inventory Directory

Use this field to identify the complete path for the new Oracle inventory directory that will be created.

By default, the installer assumes you will create the Oracle central inventory in a directory, based on the following environment variable and path:


If this location is not appropriate for your environment, enter a new path for the location of the central inventory directory.

Note that the central inventory directory will eventually contain many files, including log files for each Oracle software installation you perform on this machine.

Operating System Group

From the Operating System Group drop-down menu, select the group whose members you want to grant access to the central inventory directory; all members of this group will be able to install products on this machine.

When you click OK, a script called createCentralInventory.sh will be created in the specified inventory directory. Run this script to create a pointer file in a standard directory that will contain the name of the central inventory directory you specify in this window. This script must be run as root user.


The preferred method of managing your Oracle installations is to create a central inventory directory with the shell script. The script creates a central pointer file to the inventory directory specified on this screen. By running this script, the central pointer gets created, thus making this inventory directory the common inventory directory for all future installers by any user.

For more information about the Oracle central inventory, see About the Oracle Central Inventory.

A.2 Welcome

The Welcome screen introduces you to the Oracle Fusion Middleware installer. Review the information on this screen carefully to be sure you have performed all the necessary prerequisites.

This page provides two important pieces of information:

  • A navigation pane on the left that summarizes the tasks the installer will help you complete. Each item in the navigation pane represents a specific installer screen that will prompt you for information required to install the software.

  • Information about any prerequisites you might need to perform before continuing with the installation.

A.3 Auto Updates

Use the Auto Updates screen to search for the latest software updates, including important security updates, via your My Oracle Support account.

The following table describes the options on this screen:

Element Description

Skip Auto Updates

Select this option to skip this screen. The installer will not check for updates that might be applicable to the current product installation.

Select patches from directory

Select this option if you already downloaded the latest software updates and you want the installer to search a local directory for updates applicable to the products you are about to install. When you select this option, the installer displays an additional field that you can use to identify the local directory where your updates are located.


Enter the path for the local directory where your updates are located, or click Browse to locate a specific directory.

Search My Oracle Support for Updates

If you have a My Oracle Support account, then select this option to have the installer automatically search My Oracle Support for software updates that apply to the software products you are about to install.


Enter your My Oracle Support account name.


Enter your My Oracle Support account password.

Test Connection

Click this button to test your login credentials and the connection to My Oracle Support.

Proxy Settings

Click this button if a proxy server is required for connections to the Internet. Use the resulting dialog box to enter the details about your proxy server.


If you selected Select patches from directory, then click this button to search the specified directory for available patches.

If you selected Search My Oracle Support for Updates, then click this button to search My Oracle Support for available patches.

When you click Search, note the following:

  • If the Auto Updates feature locates one or more patches that must be applied to the Installer (also known as "bootstrap patches"), then the patches are listed on this screen. When you click Next, the Installer prompts you to quit and restart the Installer.

  • If the Auto Updates feature locates one or more application patches, that must be applied to the Oracle home you are creating or updating, then a separate list of those patches will appear in a list later in the installation session.

A.4 Installation Location

Use the Installation Location screen to specify your Oracle home directory location and to view the products installed in that directory.

If you have an existing directory into which one or more Oracle products have already been installed, that directory can be viewed in the drop-down list. You can see which products are installed in that particular directory by clicking View next to "Features Sets Installed at Selected Oracle Home."

If you want your product to be installed in a new directory, type the full path of your new directory in the Oracle Home field; the installer will create the specified directory for you.

If you are installing Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure, then the Oracle Common home (oracle_common) directory will be created inside the specified Oracle home directory. The Oracle Common home contains services that are shared across all Oracle Fusion Middleware products.

A.5 Installation Type

Use the Installation Type screen to determine the type of installation you want to perform and consequently, which products and features are installed.

The options you see on this screen will differ depending on the product you are installing. Refer to your product installation guide for specific details.

A.6 Prerequisite Checks

The Prerequisite Checks screen analyzes the host computer to ensure that specific operating system prerequisites have been met.

The following table describes the options on this screen.

Button Description


Click this button to stop prerequisite checking for all components.


Click this button if you have encountered any warning or error messages, addressed them appropriately, and want to try the prerequisite checking again.


Click this button to ignore any error or warning messages and continue with the installation.

View Successful Tasks

This check box is selected by default and shows the list of tasks in the main part of the screen as they are completed.

Deselect this check box if you don’t want to see the list of tasks.

View Log

Click this button to open a separate window containing a detailed log file of the prerequisite checking.

A.7 Security Updates

If you wish to register your installation, enter your email address and your My Oracle Support password on the Security Updates screen.

If you wish to decline registration, deselect "I wish to receive security updates via My Oracle Support" and confirm your choice.

If you have not already done so, you may register with My Oracle Support at https://support.oracle.com/CSP/ui/flash.html.

A.8 Auto Updates - Patch Selection

The Auto Updates — Patch Selection screen lists the patches that were found by the Auto Updates feature. Select one or more patches and click Next to apply the selected patches to the Oracle home.

This screen appears if the both of the following statements are true:

  • You searched for available patches earlier in the installation session, using the Auto Updates screen.

  • The Auto Updates feature located one or more application patches that must be applied to the Oracle home you are creating in this installation session.

A.9 Installation Summary

The Installation Summary screen contains a list of the feature sets you selected for installation, along with the approximate amount of disk space to be used by the feature sets once installation is complete.

You can also click on an individual component to display its approximate installed size.

Click Save Response File to save this configuration to a response file, which can be used later in a silent install situation. See Using the Oracle Universal Installer in Silent Mode for more information about using a response file to perform a silent installation.

A.10 Installation Progress

The Installation Progress screen shows the progress of the installation. When the progress bar reaches 100%, the installation is complete.


The "Generating Libraries" task may take up to 70% of the total installation time on some systems.

The following table describes the options on this screen.

Button Description

View Messages

Click View Messages to see the installer messages at the bottom of the screen, where the billboard is located. Click the button again to return to the billboard.

View Successful Tasks

This check box is selected by default and shows the list of tasks in the main part of the screen as they are completed.

Deselect this check box if you don’t want to see the list of tasks.

View Log

Click View Log to see the installer log; the log will be displayed in a separate window.

A.11 Installation Complete

This screen appears at the conclusion of the installation and provides a summary of the products and features that were installed. Click Finish to dismiss the installer.