Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Installation Guide For Weblogic Server - Weblogic Installer Types

Installation Guide For Weblogic Server  - Weblogic Installer Types

Types of Installers


The following types of WebLogic Server installers are available:

OS-specific Package installer

This type of installer is a standalone version of the installation program that includes the JDKs for the selected platform. The installer may be either an .exe file or a .bin file, depending on the selected platform.

Generic Package installer

This type of installer is a .jar file. It does not include the JRockit SDK and Sun JDK. You can use this type of installer to install the product on any supported platform on which Java is already installed.

Upgrade installer

Upgrade installers allow you to upgrade an existing WebLogic Server installation to the current patch release. For example, if you have WebLogic Server 10.3.0 installed, you can use an Upgrade installer to upgrade your installation to WebLogic Server 10.3.5. If a patch release is available for your current WebLogic Server installation, you can download an Upgrade installer from My Oracle Support.


Note: 

If you have an existing WebLogic Server 10.3.0, 10.3.1, 10.3.2, or 10.3.3 installation that     includes Workshop for WebLogic, and you want to use an Upgrade installer to upgrade that installation to  WebLogic Server 10.3.5, you must uninstall Workshop for WebLogic before running the Upgrade installer.


Depending on your platform, the Upgrade installer is either an OS-specific Package installer (.bin or .exe file) or a Generic Package installer (.jar file).Upgrade installers are available only from My Oracle Support




Development-only and supplemental installers

The development-only installer is a ZIP file that you extract to a Middleware home directory to create a WebLogic Server installation. It contains a WebLogic Server installation that includes all of the artifacts needed for development. You must not use this WebLogic Server 
installation for production.  

A supplemental installer ZIP file is also available to provide additional features, such as server examples, for a development-only installation.


Product Distribution


The WebLogic Server installers are distributed in the following ways:


  • WebLogic Server installation DVD

  • Download from the Oracle E-Delivery Web site at http://edelivery.oracle.com/. Only the OS-specific Package installers and Generic Package installers are available from this site; Upgrade installers are not available here. These files are downloaded as ZIP files. For information about how to download from this site, see Section 2.2.1, "Downloading the Installer From Oracle E-Delivery."

  • Download from the Oracle Technology Network Web site. The OS-specific  Package and Generic Package installers are available from this site; Upgrade  installers are not available here. The downloaded file is a .bin, .jar, or .exe file, depending on your platform. 

  • Download from My Oracle Support at https://support.oracle.com/CSP/ui/flash.html. Upgrade installers are available from this Web site. You must have a current My Oracle Support account to access this site. For information about how to download from this site,



Downloading the Installer From Oracle E-Delivery

To download the installer from the Oracle E-Delivery Web site:

  • Enter the Oracle E-Delivery URL (http://edelivery.oracle.com/) in a Web browser. 
  • Choose your language and click Continue.
  • Complete the Export License Agreement as instructed on the site, and then click Continue.
  • On the Media Pack Search page, select Oracle Fusion Middleware from the Select a Product Pack drop-down list.
  • Select your platform from the Platform drop-down list and click Go. The Results list shows all products that match your selections.
  • Click the Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Media Pack link.
  • Click the Download link for the WebLogic Server installer you want to download.Click Save.
  • Browse to the directory where you want to save the file. Click Save to start the file download. A compressed ZIP file is downloaded.
  • Extract the ZIP file, which contains only the appropriate installer executable for the selected platform, to a directory of your choice. The installer is located in the ZIP file part number directory


Downloading the Installer From Oracle Technology Network

To download the installer from the Oracle Technology Network:


  • Enter the Oracle Technology Network URL (http://download.oracle.com)  in a Web browser.
  • In the Middleware section, click Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1.
  • Click OTN License Agreement and read the license agreement. 
  • Select the Accept License option. You must accept the license agreement before you can download the installer.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to access the list of available installers for the current release and download the appropriate installer for your operating system.


Downloading an Upgrade Installer From My Oracle Support


If a patch release or patch set is available for your current WebLogic Server installation, you can download an Upgrade installer from My Oracle Support.  

Upgrade installers let you install an available patch release or patch set onto an existing WebLogic Server installation. For example, you can use an Upgrade installer to install the WebLogic Server 10.3.5 release over an existing WebLogic Server 10.3.0, 10.3.1, 10.3.2, 10.3.3, or 10.3.4 installation.


Notes: You must have an active My Oracle Support account in order to download an Upgrade installer.As of WebLogic Server 10.3.4, you can no longer use Smart Update to download and install patch releases. You can only upgrade an existing installation to 10.3.4 or greater by downloading an Upgrade installer from My Oracle Support. 





To download an Upgrade installer:


  • Enter the My Oracle Support URL (https://support.oracle.com/) in a Web browser.
  • Click Sign In and enter your My Oracle Support username and password.
  • Select the Patches and Updates tab. 
  • In the Patch Search pane, click Product or Family (Advanced Search).
  • From the Product Is: drop-down list, select Oracle WebLogic Server.
  • From the Release Is: drop-down list, click the arrow next to the Oracle WebLogic Server folder, select the release you want to download, and click Close. (To 
  • upgrade to WebLogic Server 10.3.5, select WLS 10.3.5.0 from the list.)
  • From the Platform drop-down list, select your platform and click Close. You can 
  • select multiple platforms. Selected platforms are indicated by a check mark.
  • Click Search. The search results list displays all available patches and Upgrade installers for the selected release for all of the selected platforms.
  • Click the Patch ID or patch description to select a patch. The description for an upgrade installer patch includes the text WEBLOGIC SERVER 11GR1(10.3.4) UPGRADE INSTALLER. 
  • Click the Download button on the right to begin the download.
  • Click Save.
  • Browse to the directory where you want to save the installer, and click Save again to start the file download. A compressed file downloads for the selected platform.
  • After the download completes, extract the compressed file, which contains only 
  • the appropriate installer executable for the selected platform.



Generating a Verbose Installation Log

If you launch the installation from the command line or from a script, you can specify the -log option to generate a verbose installation log. The installation log stores messages (informational, warning, error, and fatal) about events that occur during the installation process. This type of file can be especially useful for silent installations.

To create a verbose log file during installation, include the -log=full_path_to_log_file option in the command line.

For example, to create a verbose log file for the WebLogic Server Package installer for 
Windows, enter:

wls1034_win32.exe -log=C:\logs\server_install.log

The path must specify a file. You cannot create a folder simply by including a name for it in a pathname; your path should specify only existing folders. If your path includes a nonexistent folder when you execute the command, the installation program does not create the log file.



Starting the Installation Program in Graphical Mode on Windows

To start the installation program in graphical mode on a Windows platform, follow these steps.

  • Log in to the Windows system.
  • Go to the directory that contains the installation program.
  • Double-click the installation file.



For example, the name of the installation program for the WebLogic Server  Package installer for Windows 32-bit is wls1035_win32.exe.The installation program begins to install the software.



Starting .bin Installation Programs in Graphical Mode on UNIX Machines

To start the graphical-mode installation process with .bin installation files, follow 
these steps.

  • Log in to the target UNIX system
  • Go to the directory that contains the installation program
  • Launch the installation by entering the following commands


chmod a+x file_name.bin
./file_name.bin  

file_name.bin is the name of your installation program. For example, for WebLogic Server 10.3.5, the name of the Package installer file for Solaris is wls1035_solaris32.bin.

The installation program begins to install the software.

Note: If you plan to install the Server Examples, you must include the following parameter in the installation command. Otherwise, the installation may take longer than expected.

-Djava.security.egd=file:/dev/./urandom


Starting .jar installation Programs in Graphical Mode

To start the installation program in graphical mode for installation files with names ending in .jar, perform the following steps.
  • Log in to the target system.
  • Add the directory of the appropriate JDK to the PATH variable definition on the target system. For example, on UNIX or Linux systems, add the bin directory to the beginning of the PATH variable:

PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH; export PATH

  • Go to the directory where you downloaded the installation program.
  • Launch the installation program by entering the following command (this example shows the Generic installer):

java -jar wls1035_generic.jar

The installation program begins to install the software.


Installing WebLogic Server on 64-Bit Platforms Using a 64-Bit JDK


If you are installing WebLogic Server on a 64-bit platform using a .jar installation program:

  • Add the directory of the appropriate JDK to the PATH variable definition on the target system. For example, on UNIX, add the bin directory of the appropriate 64-bit JDK to the beginning of the PATH variable definition on the target system:


               JAVA_HOME=path_to_64-bit_JDK; export JAVA_HOME
               PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH; export PATH

  • (UNIX or Linux only) Include the -d64 flag in the installation command when using a 32/64-bit hybrid JDK (such as for the HP-PA, HPIA, and Solaris64 platforms). 


            For example, if installing in graphical mode using the Package installer:

            java -d64 -jar wlsversion_generic.jar

  • Run the java -version command (or java -d64 -version command on UNIX or Linux platforms using a 32/64-bit hybrid JDK) to ensure that your JAVA_HOME refers to a 64-bit JDK.

If you are using the Sun 64-bit JDK, use the following command to install WebLogic Server:

java -Xmx1024m -jar wlsversion_generic.jar





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Reference :- http://docs.oracle.com
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