Oracle Fusion Middleware – SOA Suite 11g R1 installation

 
 

This post covers installation of SOA Suite component of Oracle Fusion MiddleWare (FMW) 11g R1 (11.1.1.1).
Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g components (SOA, Webcenter, Identity Management….) uses Oracle WebLogic Server 11g R1 (10.3.1) as underlying Application Server. If you are new to WebLogic Server then my recommendation is to read more about Domain, Administration and Managed Server in WebLogic here

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Overview of Fusion Middleware 11g R1 SOA Installation

Installation of Oracle SOA 11g R1 is five step process where step 1 & 2 are same for most of Fusion Middleware 11g products (WebCenter, Identity Management..)

1. Install Oracle Database (repository for SOA Suite) and load Oracle SOA suite repository using rcu (Repository Creation Utility).
2. Install Oracle WebLogic Server 11gR1 (10.3.1)
3.  Install Oracle SOA Suite 11g R1 (11.1.1)
4. Configure SOA Suite (soa & bam) by creating domain – Administration and Managed Server in WebLogic
5. Start Administration & Managed Server (soa_server1, bam_server1) for SOA 11g R1

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1.  Install & Configure repository for SOA Suite
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  Install Oracle Database
1.1.1 Install 10.2.0.1 or 11.1.0.6 Database
Follow 11g Database Installation Guide from here
Download 11g R1 (11.1.0.6) or 10gR2 (10.2.0.2) Database from here
1.1.2 Upgrade Database to minimum 10.2.0.4 or 11.1.07 version
Apply 11.1.0.7 patchset (available via patch 6890831) on top of 11.1.0.6
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Apply 10.2.0.4 patchset (available via patch 6810189) on top of 10.2.0.1

1.2. Load Oracle SOA suite repository using rcu (Repository Creation Utility)

For more information on RCU click here

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For Oracle’s Documentation on RCU click here
Download RCU from here

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2. Install Oracle WebLogic Server 11gR1 (10.3.1)

In this step you use WebLogic 11g R1 (10.3.1) software to install Oracle WebLogic. This step will create Fusion Middleware top level directory (aka FMW_HOME) lets assume this directory as /oracle/apps/fusion/mid
FMW_HOME=/oracle/apps/fusion/mid

under FMW_HOME WebLogic software will create directory wlserver_10.3 (aka WLS_HOME)
WLS_HOME=/oracle/apps/fusion/mid/wlserver_10.3

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3. Install Oracle SOA Suite 11g R1 (11.1.1)

Next step after installation of WebLogic Server is to install Oracle 11g SOA Suite, this step will install SOA software under directory Oracle_SOA1 inside FMW_HOME (aka SOA_ORACLE_HOME)
SOA_ORACLE_HOME=/oracle/apps/fusion/mid/Oracle_SOA1

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more information on installing SOA Suite here

You can download SOA suite 11g R1 software from here
 

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4. Configure SOA Suite installed in step3

Next step is to configure SOA suite on WebLogic Server . This is similar to creating a domain with one Administration Server and two Managed Server (soa_server1, bam_server1) in weblogic.

This step will create
1. One domain under directory  $FMW_HOME/ user_projects/ domain and
2. Configure one Administration Server and two Managed Server (by default)
* It is possible to create more managed server using this step

– To configure SOA stuite, start config.sh from SOA_ORACLE_HOME/common/bin directory

/oracle/apps/fusion/mid/Oracle_SOA1/common/bin/config.sh

Select – Create a new WebLogic domain

Select – Domain Source

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Specify Domain Name and Location

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After this step you will see directory structure like below


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more information on how to configure SOA Suite here

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5. Start WebLogic Server SOA suite Domain (Managed & Administration Server) :

Finally start domain (Administration Server and two Managed Server)

5.1 Start Administration Server $FMW_HOME/user_projects/domains/<soa_domain>/bin/startWebLogic.sh

5.2 Start Managed Servers : soa_server1, bam_server1

cd $FMW_HOME/ user_projects/ domains/ <soa_domain>/ bin/
5.2.1 startManagedWebLogic.sh bam_server1
5.2.2 startManagedWebLogic.sh soa_server1

when prompted for password enter weblogic/<password>

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Finally access Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g SOA Suite (default web port is 7001)

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a) Fusion Middleware 11g

http://servername.domainname:7001

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b) Fusion Middleware 11g Enterprise Manager

http://servername.domainname:7001/em

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c) Fusion Middleware 11g SOA Suite Administration Console

http://servername.domainname:7001/console

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Rehan says September 15, 2009

I was able to get the 10.2.0.1.0 Oracle XE installed on Vista 32 bit. When I try to install RAC, I could not go further as it needs a version of 10g greater than what I have installed. I understand that patch needs to be installed as mentioned above, but two things are unclear. Is XE on Vista 32 bit okay? Where is the location of the patch?

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Atul Kumar says September 15, 2009

@ Rehan,
For non XE database minimum is 10.2.0.4 or later for 10g and 11.1.0.7 for 11g database.

XE is fine for development but not for production or enterprise deployment.

10.2.0.4 is available on Metalink via Patch 6810189

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Rehan says September 16, 2009

Thanks. I don’t have access to metalink to get the patch 6810189. Can you help?

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Kostik says September 24, 2009

Hi! Thanks for your post, it really helps me to install SOA 11g. But can you help me: is it possible to start weblogic server without attachment to console? ‘Cause startWebLogic.sh or startManagedWebLogic.sh do not give me console back.

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Atul Kumar says September 24, 2009

@ Kostik,
I am not clear with your question “is it possible to start weblogic server without attachment to console?”

Do you want to start SOA suite from command line instead of Weblogic Console ?

If you are looking for Starting Oracle 11g SOA from command line then Yes you can start from command line

1. Start Administration Server
MW_HOME/user_projects/domains/domain_name/startWebLogic.sh [startWebLogic.cmd for windows]

2. Start Managed server hosting SOA and BAM

MW_HOME/user_projects/domains/domain_name/bin/startManagedWebLogic.sh soa_server1

MW_HOME/user_projects/domains/domain_name/bin/startManagedWebLogic.sh bam_server1

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arirajs says October 4, 2009

Hiya Atul,
I have installed SOA 11gR1 on vista ,created domain…started the server.etc

i am able to login successfully http://127.0.0.1:7001

but when I try login
http://127.0.0.1:7001/em it fails.
If u faced the same issue can u help me on this?

Thanks
Ariraj S

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Atul Kumar says October 6, 2009

@ Ariraj
I was able to login on /em to find root cause of issue

1. Can you see login page http://127.0.0.1:7001/em or you can’t see even login page .

If this is later then check logs under

$MW_HOME/ user_projects/ domains/ [soa_domain_name]/ servers/ [AdminServer]/ logs

and check here

access.log
[domain_name].log
AdminServer.log

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Srini says October 6, 2009

Is anybody taken Oracle SOA Architect Certified Expert exam (1Z0-114 )? I would appreciate if you can provide me the links to study material for this exam. Are there any books available in the market for this exam prep?

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Ariraj S says October 7, 2009

Atul
Thanks for the reply.
I tired recreating the domain and now its working fine now.

ArirajS

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cdmnagaraj says October 16, 2009

Hello Atul,
In the QUick start guide in Configuring BAM and COnfiguring SOA Suite activities, they have asked to create two domains, which creates two domains and both of them have the 7001 port. I have created by following that guide. How can I start both the domains as there will be PORT issue ?
Were you able locate the .xml files indicated in the guide (Page no. 49) QUICK INSTALLATION GUIDE.
“http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E12839_01/install.1111/e14318/toc.htm”

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Atul Kumar says October 16, 2009

@CDMNagaraj
I have not seen quick install guide but installed
SOA 11g directly and when you use config.sh to
Configure SOA from SOA_ORACLE_HOME it by default
Configure three server , Administration Server (7001)
SOA_server1 (8001) and BAM_server1 (9001)

If quick install guide says to configure two server
Both on same server/IP and port 7001 (which I doubt)
then you can’t start two servers at same time because of port conflict.

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Khaleel says October 26, 2009

Hi Atul,

Is there any patch for 10gXE(10.2.0.1) to upgrade to 10gXE(10.2.0.4)?
I am stuck while creating the dehyderation store using the RCU tool to install the 11g SOA/Webcenter/jdeveloper

Any guidence is appreciated.

–Khaleel

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Khaleel says October 27, 2009

Hi,

I have resolved the issue. Actually for the Oracle XE database version 10.2.0.1 is okay. We can ignore the comment. However we have to changed the number of INIT parameter “processes” default value from 40 to 500(approximately).

There may be some more errors which can be ignored… Finally the installation is success on Windows platform..

— Khaleel Shaik

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yousufpaya says December 23, 2009

Hi Atul,

Thanks alot for sharing such a nice installation guide.

Regards,

Yousuf

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MindStar says January 4, 2010

Atul,

Thanks lot for your help. On running config.sh on RHEL (5.x) while create the domain, when installer asks for user name (default: Weblogic) Password and Confirm password, I am unable to enter the password, the text box does not accept anything.

I had the same problem on windows, it got resolved when I ran the config.cmd, does not seem to resolve on RHEL

Thanks

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viveksoa says April 18, 2010

Hi Atul,
Can we install Oracle Fusion Middleware and all its componentes plus 11g DB on a Windows 7?
I am planning to buy a laptop and it comes with a windows 7?I was concern if I could install 11g(Middlewar+db) on it.

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simon says June 8, 2010

in installing oracle fusio middleware in redhat 5,while create the domain, when installer asks for user name (default: Weblogic) Password and Confirm password, I am unable to enter the password, the text box does not accept anything. how do i go about this.

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John says June 25, 2010

I would appreciate if any one provide a link/doc for Oracle Fusion 11g Installation on OEL4?I need it asap

You can also email it to williamsjohn12332@yahoo.com

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gvrayden says July 2, 2010

Even im facing the same problem as ariraj…
im not able to access http://localhost:7001/em
its saying 404 not found….

struggled so much for installing this thing, and now this….. :-(

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Atul Kumar says July 28, 2010

@ gvrayden,
Check status of em application from weblogic console .

either application is down or failed to start because of some issue (check admin server logs)

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Rupesh says July 29, 2010

If we use startWebLogic.sh and startManagedWebLogic.sh directly from command line putty window, we need to keep the window open and wl logs are displaying on the screen. If we close the session then server will crash.

How can we overcome this ? By using node manager or using nohup to push as background process ?

-Rupesh

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Nirdesh says July 29, 2010

Hi Atul,

I must say that your all of the blogs are so useful and informative. Thanks for your support to all of us.

I have installed 11gR1PS2 without any issue or error on Windows XP. I can start Admin & SOA server successfully. When I login into FM EM I can’t see SOA folder in the left left-hand side navigation tree. I don’t see any options to create partitions to deploy applications.

I have spent a lot of time to figure out the issue but no luck so far. Your assistance will be much appreciated.

Regards,
Nirdesh

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Atul Kumar says July 30, 2010

@ Nirdesh,
Thanks and glad to hear that you found posts useful.

You can see soa folder in /em only if soa managed server is up and application soa-infra started successfully.

Fix: start soa managed server form startManagedServer.cmd [sh for linux] and ensure there are no errors in soa managed server log files (all applications on soa managed server should be up and running)

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Atul Kumar says July 30, 2010

@ Rupesh,
You can use either of two options nodeManager (some additional setup is required) or nohup ./[command] &

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Nirdesh says July 30, 2010

Thanks heaps Atul.

I followed your fix and it worked.

Regards,
Nirdesh

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shouab says August 31, 2010

For detailed step by step guide of oracle 11g SOA installation follow the link.

http://shouab.wordpress.com/oracle-soa-11g-step-by-step-installation-guide/

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KK CHOPRA says September 9, 2010

Hi Atul,

I have installed SOA 11gR1 on Vista OS and when I am trying to execute config.cmd which is present under the SOA_HOME/common/bin for configuring the DOMAIN….nothing is happening and I am just getting a command prompt window as a flash for a second.

Please advice what could be the issue here.

Cheers,
KK CHOPRA

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Atul Kumar says September 9, 2010

@ KK Chopra, Disable UAC (User Access Control), reboot machine and then try config.cmd

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kkchopra says September 9, 2010

Hi Atul,

I tried your option but no success, infact I also tried running the same file as administrator and by changing its compatibility pack but same result…..command prompt window is just flashing for a second.

Cheers,
KK Chopra

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Harvinder Saluja says September 9, 2010

Are you running the executable/cmd from the from windows explorer. It may be a better idea to run the cmd from the shell by explicitly opening a window. This will give the cause of the error. It seems there is a class path or path conflict in general.

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kkchopra says September 9, 2010

Hi,

I tried this on the command prompt but no results and error:

C:\>cd C:\Oracle\11gR1\Middleware\Oracle_SOA1\common\bin
C:\Oracle\11gR1\Middleware\Oracle_SOA1\common\bin>config.cmd
The system cannot find the path specified.
The system cannot find the path specified.

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Harvinder Saluja says September 9, 2010

KK…As I had mentioned in my post earlier, this was indeed a path issue.

Where did you install the SOA_HOME? Did you install it under the WLS_HOME?

To fix this

Open the config.cmd file using notepad and go through it line by line and check for path reference and fix it where ever necessary.

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kkchopra says September 9, 2010

Thanks Harvinder for helping me out here but as per the installation guidelines I have installed both WLS and SOA under the FMW Home path i.e. – C:\Oracle\11gR1\Middleware

Under this path my both “wlserver_10.3″ and “Oracle_SOA1″ exists.

Is there something wrong in this installation configuration ?

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Harvinder Saluja says September 9, 2010

KK.. Configuration looks good. Please make sure that you do JAVA_HOME is pointing correctly and

There is definitely a wrong path being referenced in the config.cmd. That may be some class path or may be the JDK path. nothing more than that. Just out of curiosity, did you run the RCU (Repository Creation Utility) before you installed the SOA? If yes, that is good.

Open the config.cmd file using notepad and go through it line by line and check for path reference and fix it where ever necessary.

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kkchopra says September 10, 2010

Guys,

One more finding for my issue….same way I installed the Database XE, RCU, WSL and SOA 11G on the office system having Windows XP OS and the config.cmd is working on it but not on my personal VISTA based laptop…..Please advice.

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mpoojari says September 27, 2010

Hi Atul,

I have done an installation of Oracle 11gR2 DB, Ran RCU to install schemas, Oracle WLS 10.3.3, SOA suite 11.1.1.2, SOA PS 11.1.1.3,Created Admin Server and two Managed Servers : soa_server1 and bam_server1, installed OSB, created managed server : osb_server1.

No issues during Installation or startup, however the SOA console URLs for B2B and worklistapp are very slow. EM and admin console shows everything is up 100%.

Could please advise on this?

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Atul Kumar says September 27, 2010

@ mpoojari, Check free memory on weblogic server and database server. Increase memory on Server if possible

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apkumar says November 24, 2010

Hi Atul,
I installed apps 11.5.10 on oel4. I want to access sql*plus from client.Followed the steps told by u. But getting the same error. So, can u give step by step procedure to access sql*plus?

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Atul Kumar says November 24, 2010

@ apkumar,
What is error message ?

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mpoojari says November 24, 2010

Hi Atul,

The issue was with the NFS server. All Oracle process startup in 5 mins.

Cheers,
Mohan

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kumar says January 3, 2011

While trying to install weblogic 10.3.3 generic on win 64 bit box getting invalid Java Home.
I have jdk 1.6 installed, some how weblogic is not able recognize it.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks

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Atul Kumar says January 4, 2011

@ Kumar,
What location you are using as JDK home ?

Please type syntax here

Also check http://onlineappsdba.com/index.php/2009/11/23/how-to-install-weblogic-server-on-64-bit-os-linux-solaris/

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Kishore Rout says January 6, 2011

Hi Atul,
if my project requires SOA,BPM and BAM application, do you have a list of softwares required for installation,configuration and integration with other application(like E-Business suite,OIM,UCM,seibel).

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Atul Kumar says January 6, 2011

@ Kishore Rout

For SOA,BPM and BAM application download

Database, RCU, WebLogic, SOA & BPM (BAM is part of SOA)

For integration with other componets it depends on why you wish to integrate and what are integration requireemnt.

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sujith says January 21, 2011

hi atul… i have an issue… everything is ok with the soa installation…but when i start admin server using command prompt , my command prompt disappears without any error.. wat could be the problem.

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sujith says January 21, 2011

hi atul… i have an issue… everything is ok with the soa installation…but when i start admin server using command prompt , my command prompt disappears without any error.. wat could be the problem.plz help me. im new to soa

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kamal1958 says February 7, 2011

i could not fine cru utitly!

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Harvinder Saluja says February 7, 2011

@KAMAL

do you mean RCU?

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ramesh gulgam says February 12, 2011

Dear Atul,

Please let me know how can I install SOA on distributed system environment.

Regards,
Ramesh.

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ramesh gulgam says February 12, 2011

Dear Atul,

Also let us know what is the best method to install products among more than one node.

whats the best plan OID, oracle web cache, weblogic and SOA and content management.

Regards,
Ramesh.

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Atul Kumar says February 12, 2011

@ Ramesh,
To install SOA in multinode (distributed) check this link http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E15523_01/core.1111/e12036/overview.htm#CJAEIEDJ

Regarding your second question “whats the best plan OID, oracle web cache, weblogic and SOA and content management.”

What do you mean by best plan ? – Question is vague so difficult to answer . Do you want to install OID and content management too in Distributed mode ?

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ramesh gulgam says February 15, 2011

Dear Atul,

Thank you fyi.

Yes I need to install SOA, OID, content management.

Each product of above in one node is better products sharing between multiple nodes..

Oracle application forms node admin node like this also we can select right. In this way what is the best method to install above mentioned fusion products across multiple nodes.

Regards,
Ramesh.

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Atul Kumar says February 15, 2011

@ ramesh gulgam,
All these products can go to their single machine (under different MW_HOME, ORACLE_HOME)

My recommendation is to install them on different machines .

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taveller says March 17, 2011

Hello Atul,
Thanks you for sharing your knowledge and making people like me empowered who are new to the Oracle SOA world.

I have a fresh installation of SOA 11.1.1.4 and I like to create new domain on this box using domain template from my dev environment. I am able to do this fine using the GUI utility. I would like to do this in silent mode from command prompt is this possible? If so please point me to the information.

Thanks for your quick reply on the running the RCU in silent mode :-)

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taveller says March 25, 2011

Atul,

If you could guide me to instructions on how to setup the nodemanager as deamon in Linux that will be great.

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Atul Kumar says March 28, 2011

@ taveller

http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E13222_01/wls/docs81/adminguide/confignodemgr.html

The WebLogic Server installation process installs Node Manager as an operating system service: a daemon on UNIX systems, or a Windows service on Windows systems

WebLogic Server does not provide command script for uninstalling and re-installing the Node Manager daemon process.

Node Manager should already be configured as Unix Daemon .

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Vyshnavi says April 20, 2011

I have Soa server installed. In console under soa-infra I see a partion Default. But the status of this partion is showing as Status pending. I waited for long time thinking its loading but still it is not up. I can deploy composite application under this partion in console using SAR file but when i try to deploy from Jdeveloper I get Partition not found.I created one more partion even that is showing Status Pending.

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Atul Kumar says April 25, 2011

@ Vyshnavi,
Check managed server log file for SOA for any errors under $DOMAIN_HOME/server/soa_server1/logs

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Pinky says May 5, 2011

Hi Atul,

I am trying to create a domain but I am unable to type the password.I am working on Linux.

Please help.
Pinky

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Atul Kumar says May 5, 2011

@ Pinky,
What kind of domain you are trying to install ? (Is this for SOA)

Which script you are running to create domain ?

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Atul Kumar says May 12, 2011

@ KKchopra

For your issue
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tried this on the command prompt but no results and error:

C:\>cd C:\Oracle\11gR1\Middleware\Oracle_SOA1\common\bin
C:\Oracle\11gR1\Middleware\Oracle_SOA1\common\bin>config.cmd
The system cannot find the path specified.
The system cannot find the path specified.
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I suppose you are usign vista or windows 7, if this is the case then run cmd in admin mode and then try .

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ben says May 18, 2011

Hi Atul,
I have installed SOA 11gR1 on server2008 X64,I can login in http://localhost:7001/console,but I failed login in http://localhost:7001/em.I can see the login page,but when I input the login_name/password,it’s no reponse to me.
Can you give me some suggestion,I have no solution with it.
thanks!

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Atul Kumar says May 18, 2011

@ ben,
This could be because of number of reasons

1. Mismatch in weblogic and SOA version (what is SOA & weblogic version you are using)
2. Unsupported JDK version
3. EM failed to start (check logs in Admin Server under DOMAIN_HOME)

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ben says May 24, 2011

Hi Atul,
I have known the reason for the problem,the IE security is too high,it prevent the page to display. when I reset it, the page could login and works well.
thanks!

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Atul Kumar says May 25, 2011

@ Ben,
Thanks for sharing resolution with us.

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Parthiban Ilango says September 6, 2011

Hi Atul,

I have an existing non-clustered SOA11g environment which I want to convert into a clustered one by adding a new machine.
I have already tried cloning the existing SOA_Server1 to SOA_Server2, created a new cluster (SOA_Cluster), assigned both the soa_servers to the newly created cluster, modified all the SOA depolyments (except libraries) to point to the new cluster instead of SOA_Server1, pack & unpack.
But unable to start SOA_Server2 successfully.

Can you provide your suggestions on this? I couldn’t find any document for this non-cluster to cluster migration process.

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Atul Kumar says September 6, 2011

@ Parthiban Ilango,
To configure cluster in SOA at later stage (not during domain creation) use weblogic console.

Create a managed server (soa_server2) and configure listen address for this to second machine.

Create a cluster and add these two mamaged servers (soa_server1 and server2) in cluster.

Now target all application, Library, and JDBC to cluster. In soa_server1 and soa_server2 configure coherence for failover and session maangeemnt.

One of our consultant can do this remotely and pass on documentation for your team but this will be 2 days consulting.

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Shashi says November 26, 2011

Hi,

Any one have sample document which describes
step by step installations for the
latest version Oracle SOA Suite11gR1(11.1.1.5.0)on Linux 64 bit..VM Machine

Please send me the sample docu if you have cluster implementation for same …

1) RCU 11.1.1.5.0
2) Weblogic 10.3.5
3) Oracle SOA Suite11gR1(11.1.1.5.0)

Thanks,
Shashidhar

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Atul Kumar says November 27, 2011

@ Shashi,
For SOA installation on Linux check – http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E21764_01/doc.1111/e13925/install.htm#CDDDFJEB (Follow steps written as Unix)

For SOA with High Availability follow http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E21764_01/core.1111/e12036/net.htm#CIHDJGAA

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Shashi says November 27, 2011

Thanks Atul

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Atul Kumar says November 28, 2011

@ Shashi,
Update here if you hit any problem or something is not clear in document.

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Shashi says November 28, 2011

Hi Atul,

I have a quick question.

What character set i can use for Oracle SOA Suite11g and Oracle Database11gR2(11.2)..

WE8ISO8859P15 instead of WE8ISO8859P1?
OR

AL32UTF8

Please clarify ..

I will appreciate your inputs on this.
Thanks
Shashi

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Atul Kumar says November 28, 2011

@ Shashi,
AL32UTF8 please

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Shashi says November 28, 2011

Thanks Atul….

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Shashi says November 28, 2011

Hi Atul,

As I am planning to install Oracle SOA Suite11gR1(11.1.1.5.0) on Linux 64-bit

do i mandatory set the following set the kernal parameters…?

if so the below values are correct for Dev instance with 4CPU 2.26GHz VM machine…

Set Kernel Parameters
Oracle recommend the following minimum parameter settings.
fs.suid_dumpable = 1
fs.aio-max-nr = 1048576
fs.file-max = 6815744
kernel.shmall = 2097152
kernel.shmmax = 536870912
kernel.shmmni = 4096
kernel.sem = 250 32000 100 128
net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 9000 65500
net.core.rmem_default = 262144
net.core.rmem_max = 4194304
net.core.wmem_default = 262144
net.core.wmem_max = 1048586
The current values can be tested using the following command.
/sbin/sysctl -a | grep
Add or amend the following lines in the “/etc/sysctl.conf” file.
fs.suid_dumpable = 1
fs.aio-max-nr = 1048576
fs.file-max = 6815744
kernel.shmall = 2097152
kernel.shmmax = 536870912
kernel.shmmni = 4096
# semaphores: semmsl, semmns, semopm, semmni
kernel.sem = 250 32000 100 128
net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 9000 65500
net.core.rmem_default=4194304
net.core.rmem_max=4194304
net.core.wmem_default=262144
net.core.wmem_max=1048586
Run the following command to change the current kernel parameters.
/sbin/sysctl -p
Add the following lines to the “/etc/security/limits.conf” file.
oracle soft nproc 2047
oracle hard nproc 16384
oracle soft nofile 4096
oracle hard nofile 65536
oracle soft stack 10240

Please correct if i am not correct..
appreciate your inputs.

Thanks
Shahidhar

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Shashi says November 28, 2011

Hi Atul,

I am also updating the following inputs for the Oracle Database11gR2(11.2) before Starting the RCU

alter system set PROCESSES=1000 scope=SPFILE;

alter system set open_cursors=1000 scope=SPFILE;

alter system set TRANSACTIONS=610 scope=SPFILE;

alter system set SESSIONS=240 scope=SPFILE;

Please correct me.. in case anything mentioned not correct..

Thanks
Shashi

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Shashi says November 30, 2011

Hi Atul,

What is the recommended table space created that i need to creat for Oracle RAC Database11gR2(11.2) for BPEL Schema.

before running the RCU Utility..

appreciate your comments…

Thanks
Shashi

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Atul Kumar says November 30, 2011

@ Shashi,
RCU will create these tablespaces for you, so not to worry in advance (Let RCU do the job)

RCU creates multiple temp tablespace which you may wish to change to single temporary tablespace TEMP .

If you are new to SOA/RCU then leave default values

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Shashi says November 30, 2011

Hi Atul,

Thanks for the valid information..

One more doubt I have …

Before running RCU on middle layer

do I need to mandatory to update .bash_profile on Linux 64-bit OS VM Machine(Middle Layer)
with the following information though my database RAC(Backend layer) running on different machine..

# Oracle Settings
TMP=/tmp; export TMP
TMPDIR=$TMP; export TMPDIR

ORACLE_HOSTNAME=ol6-112.localdomain; export ORACLE_HOSTNAME
ORACLE_UNQNAME=DB11G; export ORACLE_UNQNAME
ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle; export ORACLE_BASE
ORACLE_HOME=$ORACLE_BASE/product/11.2.0/db_1; export ORACLE_HOME
ORACLE_SID=DB11G; export ORACLE_SID

PATH=/usr/sbin:$PATH; export PATH
PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/bin:$PATH; export PATH

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/lib:/lib:/usr/lib; export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
CLASSPATH=$ORACLE_HOME/jlib:$ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/jlib; export CLASSPATH

Appreciate your comments…

Thanks
Shashi

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Shashi says November 30, 2011

Hi Atul,

What the heap size you can recommend for

16GB RAM And one Admin & one soa managed server(bpel)on 4CUP VM Machine..

Appreciate your comments..

Thanks
Shashi

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wiyan says December 2, 2011

Hi Atul,

i have installed a OHS in my web server and Web Logic in my app server. my problem now is that from the opmn ctl, the services is up (OHS1& webcache1). i can even open the http://localhost:7778 default page. when i want to configure the web-tier, my EM console says that the OHS1 & webcache1 was down. and it can’t find any virtual host. when i try to start the services i get this error:
“Could not get secure socket for host and port 6703. The remote OPMN server is probably not running or the OPMN mbean is not properly configured. See the adminserver log for more details.

regards,
wiyan.

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Atul Kumar says December 3, 2011

@ Wlyan,
When you say “when i want to configure the web-tier, my EM console says that the OHS1 & webcache1 was down.”

What and how are you configure web tier ?

After OHS installation, at web server configuration stage did you register that with weblogic server ?

Please update what are you trying to achieve

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wiyan says December 4, 2011

Hi Atul,

I have installed the OHS and registered it with web logic. I followed according to the oracle’s OHS installation guide. After finish with the OHS installation I can open the http://localhost:7778 page(default OHS page).

I plan to change the OHS default page to our page(login page), the port usage, and also proxy the incoming traffic to my web logic applications(configuring the mod_wl_ohs) with SSL port:443 via the Fusion Middleware EM.

Million Thanx for your response.

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Atul Kumar says December 5, 2011

Q: I plan to change the OHS default page to our page(login page),
A: Default page displayed by http://localhost:7778 , comes from index.html from DOCUMENTROOT (Open httpd.conf and search for DocumentRoot , go to this directory and place your login page as index.html)

Note: You can change default page name and location by updating DocumentRoot and Index File parameter in httpd.conf

Q; The port usage, and also proxy the incoming traffic to my web logic applications(configuring the mod_wl_ohs) with SSL port:443 via the Fusion Middleware EM.

A; Are you facing nay issue while accessing /em ? This must be from Admin Server port. If you can’t access em then check if there are any errors reported in Admin Sever log file ($DOMAIN_HOME/servers/AdminServer/logs)

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wiyan says December 5, 2011

Hi Atul,

Q: I plan to change the OHS default page to our page(login page),
A: Default page displayed by http://localhost:7778 , comes from index.html from DOCUMENTROOT (Open httpd.conf and search for DocumentRoot , go to this directory and place your login page as index.html)
Note: You can change default page name and location by updating DocumentRoot and Index File parameter in httpd.conf

Q: Does this mean i can’t make the changes via /em? i did tried doing it from httpd.conf but my login page is in ‘.jsp’ and when open the page, it shows all my java script rather then the login page it self.

Q; The port usage, and also proxy the incoming traffic to my web logic applications(configuring the mod_wl_ohs) with SSL port:443 via the Fusion Middleware EM.
A; Are you facing nay issue while accessing /em ? This must be from Admin Server port. If you can’t access em then check if there are any errors reported in Admin Sever log file ($DOMAIN_HOME/servers/AdminServer/logs)
Q; The Admin server port is it the 7001? i will look into the logs as u mention. i did received can i paste screen shots here?

Thanks a million.

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shashi says January 8, 2012

Hi Atual,

I have configured BAM Server on weblogic for the Oracle SOA Suite11gR1

when i check the bam_server1 log file i am seeing the following warning

<>

Can one help me what are the possible libraries i can deployee to over come the warning message for my BAM Managed server…

Thanks
Shashi

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shashi says January 8, 2012

sorry because of sign the warning message is not displayed..
Please find the warning message from bam_server1 log file

Jan 7, 2012 5:02:54 PM PST> <> <Unresolved optional package references (in META-INF/MANIFEST.MF): [Extension-Name: oracle.applcore.model, Specification-Version: 0.1, Implementation-Version: 11.1.1.0.0, referenced from: C:\projects1\domains\base_domain\servers\bam_server1\tmp\_WL_user\usermessagingserver\23uol6]. Make sure the referenced optional package has been deployed as a library.

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Atul Kumar says January 9, 2012

@ Shashi,
Do you see library oracle.applcore.model under deployments link on WebLogic Console ?

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learner7869 says February 12, 2012

Hi,

Does anyone know of any online training online session to demonstrate step-by-step Setup/Installation of Oracle SOA 11g with two node active Fusion Middleware Cluster (SOA). OR can someone help me in setting up the soa 11g cluster environment will appreciate if can share any document, thoughts. Can email me

learn7869@gmail.com

Thanks

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Atul Kumar says February 14, 2012

@ Learner7869,
We covere this in our Fusion Middleware Administration tarining at http://focusthread.com/training/online-oracle-fusion-middleware-11g-soa-administrator

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learner7869 says February 15, 2012

Yes I checked you do cover it but wondering if there’s any session before May was looking for something now.

Thanks

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learner7869 says February 15, 2012

Yes I checked the sit and you do cover it but wondering if there’s any session before May was looking for something now.

Thanks

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Bhaskar says February 21, 2012

Hi Atul,
It has really nice to read your blogs and found it very helpful for people like me entering to F MW world newly. I have doubt.

I am working on silent installation of Oracle FMW components, I am using the response file approach and Oracle Universal Installer. The aim is to integrate these installation commands to continuous integration tools like Jenkins/ControlTier.

When the installation finishes, the current shell still holds the prompt. I need to press ENTER to get out. The problem is If I integrate them with this tools their flow does not end up, as command prompt does not return. In addition to that I need the returned execution status (echo $?) for evaluating the process.

I have tried launching it in background but did not work, any ideas ?

They say, silent does not require user interaction still we have to press ENTER to exit the console (silent + GUI).

Please suggest.

Thanks in advance,
Bhaskar

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Srikanth says March 9, 2012

Hi Atul,

I need some guidence from your side that is there Oracle Grid Control is supported for SOA11.1.5(WLS 10.3.5).

If possible give some suggestion how to install it and what patches we have to install.

Itz very urgent.

Thanks,
Srikanth Tummala

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Atul Kumar says March 11, 2012

@ Srikanth,
Do you mean how to install OEM Grid Control ? If yes then share which version of OEM Grid control you are planning to install , 11g or 12c ?

Search on this blog for steps

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Srikanth says April 4, 2012

For 11g

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brahmaiah says April 26, 2012

Hi,

I tried this on the command prompt but no results and error:

C:\>cd C:\Oracle\11gR1\Middleware\Oracle_SOA1\common\bin
C:\Oracle\11gR1\Middleware\Oracle_SOA1\common\bin>config.cmd
The system cannot find the path specified.
The system cannot find the path specified.

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    Atul Kumar says April 26, 2012

    Try starting cmd as administrator and then run config.cmd.

    If this fails then try cmd as administrator and then run C:\Oracle\11gR1\Middleware\oracle_common\common\bin>config.cmd

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Rupesh says October 31, 2012

Hello Atul,

i have situation here to install a ORacle APPLICATION server on hpux 11.31 with oracle database 11.2.0.1.

I have tried with SOA suite 10.1.3.0 but no hopes for FORMS AND REPORTS. as my client needs forms and reports to be needed. please advise me in this to how to proceed with this situation so that I will get SOA suite along with forms and reports.

Awaiting for your responce.

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