Oracle WebLogic Installation Steps

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Oracle WebLogic Server is J2EE Server (earlier known as BAEWebLogic Server) similar to Oracle Application Server.

This post covers installation of Oracle WebLogic Server with available installation Mode and Components.

You can download Oracle WebLogic Software from here  (Currently it is available on Windows, Linux and Solaris and can be installed on Windows Vista also)

A. Installation Mode
BEA products can be installed in following mode
i) Graphical Mode – Interactive GUI based
ii) Console Mode – Interactive Text Based (-mode=console)
iii) Silent Mode– Non Interactive method using XML properties file  (-mode=silent -silent_xml=properties_xml_file)


B. Installation Type
i) Complete or
ii) Custom


C. Installation Component
Depending on type of installer you choose, you get following kind of component
1) WebLogic Server
—Server Examples
—Server Add-ons
2) Workshop
—Workshop for WebLogic
—Workshop Runtime Framework
3) WebLogic Integration
—Integration Server
—Workshop Integration Extension
—Integration Examples
4) WebLogic Portal
—Portal Server
—Workshop Portal Extension
—Portal Examples


D. Installation Requirement

i) Hard Disk– Approx 3.5 GB for complete installation.
ii) Memory – Minimum 1GB as per documentation (will work on 500MB as well)
iii) JDK – JDK (Java Development Kit – Not required on windows on Unix install JDK 4,5 or 6)
iv) BEA HOme Directory – This directory is repository for common files used by multiple BEA products.
v) Product Installation Directory– Specific to particular BEA product like WebLogic Server, Workshop for WebLogic, WEbLogic Integration …
vi) Temp Directory – approx 2.5 times of total installation (this will be cleaned up after installation)


E. Things to consider
1. Try NOT to give space in directory for BEA_HOME (like Program Files)
2. Try Not to exceed 12 characters when naming BEA_HOME
3. You can specifiy installation log file during installation like -log=/myinstalllog.log
4. To start installation in console mode use  -mode=console
5. To start in silent mode, create silent.xml file containing all values and use -mode=silent -silent_xml=<location of silent.xml>

F. Installation Steps
1. Welcome
2. Choose BEA Home
3. Choose Install Type (Complete , Custom). If you selected Custom, Go to 4 else go to 5
4. Choose Product and Component (mentioned in step C above)
5. Choose Product Installation Directories
6.Install Windows SErvice (only if installation is on windows AND You have administrative privileges AND this is first installation AND this is CUSTOM installation)
7. Installation complete


Start Installation on Windows/Linux

Go to location where you have download software and start installation as

server1001_win32.exe -mode=console -log=c:\weblogic.log 

Replace server1001_win32.exewith executable name on Linux/Solaris and change location to directory as per Unix like /home/bea/weblogic.log (This will install BEA in interactive console mode)



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idea says July 22, 2008


Can you explain in your post how to implement weblogic cluster and how to deploy application on weblogic. Also it is very important to know how to use multicast address in cluster.

Give Stress on real aspect of application server not just installation steps which ready avaiable on oracle sites.

This post doesn’t appears to me very impressive.


Atul says July 22, 2008

Thanks Idea for this and your previous comments but while posting I need to take care of all my readers. This post is for newbie and once these readers are familiar with basic installation, I’ll cover advance deployemnt scenarios like weblogic cluster, deploying application in WebLogic or securing weblogic using SSL.
Things which appear easy to you; may not be easy for others and things which sound complicated or advance to you may be very easy for experienced administrator.
I’ll explain WebLogic in logical format from easy to advance deployment.

About your comment on “”not just installation steps which ready avaiable on oracle sites”” Everything including these advanced deployment (requested by you above) are documented in Oracle/BEA guide. Objective behind such basic post is that users (New to WebLogic) and wish to install WebLogic donot have to read 100 pages installation guide.

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Prashanth says August 5, 2008

Hi Atul,

Is IBM Weblogic is same as Oracle Weblogic, i am newbie. Can you tell me what is Oracle Weblogic ?? what it is used for?? It will help me in understanding basic concepts before building main structure.


Atul says August 6, 2008

No, Oracle WebLogic is Oracle’s J2EE server. This was earlier BEA’s J2EE Server which Oracle Aquired and repackaged it as Oracle WebLogic Server. Oracle’s own J2EE server is Oracle Application Server.
IBM has their own J2EE server called IBM websphere.
Similarly opensource J2EE server is JBOSS

J2EE Servers are used to run J2EE applications (WAR, EAR, JAR…)

kksharath says September 18, 2008

Hi Atul,

We’d like, if possible to have a non-root process start a web server (Weblogic 10.1 on OEL ) and bind to port 80.

We realize that the standard is that ports below 1024 are generally protected for root only. We also notice, however, that apache attaches to

port 80 via the www account rather than root.

How does it do this, so how can we do it for a non-root account.

Can you pls send the steps to configure WL server listen port to 80 for non root.


Atul says September 18, 2008

Check this

You need to set following properties

available from console check under “Configuring the Listen Port”

Sharath says October 1, 2008

Hi Atul,

I was follwing your post reg configuring listen port to 80 on linux machines.

We had installed our installed our binary using oracle:dba user,admin server is configured to 7001.

i have set below properties


for machine and changed the listen port to port 80,since i didnt had managed server and have created new managed server and mapped to machine i have created with above property.which is listening on port 80.

when i am starting my managed server i am getting below error.

For server Itech_Server, the Node Manager associated with machine Itech_Machine is not reachable.

All of the servers selected are currently in a state which is incompatible with this operation or are not associated with a running Node Manager or you are not authorized to perform the action requested. No action will be performed.

I have started the weblogic server as root user.

Pls let me know what mistake i am doing while configuring my linux WL machine to port 80.

one more thing after changing the port to 80,how i have to start my WL server as root or oracle.because i installed WL binary as oracle:dba.

Atul says October 2, 2008

How are you starting managed server ?

Is managed server and admin server on same linux machine ?

Sharath says October 6, 2008

Yes Atul,Admin and Managed server is in same Linux box.

Atul says October 6, 2008

@ Sarath,
Did you use

Sharath says November 10, 2008

Hi Atul,

I running my weblogic server on port 7780,but while shutdown its trying to connect to port 7001,can you pls guide me how to solve this proeblem

Atul Kumar says November 10, 2008

Did you use 7780 during installation or changed from 7001 to 7780 later ?

Check config.xml, if there is any server/service using using 7001 to find why admin server is contacting port 7001

Sharath says November 11, 2008

yes, we have changed from 7001 to 7780 after installation,checked config.xml file there is no entry of port 7001.

Abhishek says November 19, 2008


When creating a Portal domain within WebLogic Portal 10.3, we try to modify our database settings to use a custom Oracle database instead of the default PointBase database. We put in the same values for all the Databases that we need to configure (cgDataSource, portalDataSourceAlwaysXA etc). The domain gets created successfully, however when trying to start it up, we get the following errors:

<The realm “myrealm” failed to be loaded: weblogic.securit
y.service.SecurityServiceException: com.bea.common.engine.ServiceI
zationException: A failure occurred attempting to load LDIF for provider CredentialMapper from file /ORBQA/u02/volwcmount
n/security/PKICredentialMapperInit.ldift.. com.bea.common.engine.Servi
ceInitializationException: weblogic.securit
y.spi.ProviderInitializationException: A failure occurred attempting to load LDIF for provider CredentialMapper from file /ORBQA/u02/volwcmount/wl1/oracle/bea/user_projects/
DelegateImpl.initializeRealm(Unknown Source)
erDelegateImpl.loadRealm(Unknown Source)
anagerDelegateImpl.initializeRealms(Unknown Source)
nagerDelegateImpl.initialize(Unknown Source)
at Source)
Truncated. see log file for complete stacktrace
tializationException: A failure occurred attempting to load LDIF for provider CredentialMapper from file /ORBQA/u02/volwcm
at com.bea.common.engine.internal.ServiceEngine
at com.bea.common.engine.internal.ServiceEngine
at com.bea.common.engine.internal.ServiceEngin
at com.bea.common.engine.internal.ServicesI
at Source)
Truncated. see log file for complete stacktrace
Exception: A failure occurred attempting to load LDIF for provider CredentialMapper from file /ORBQA/u02/volwcmount/wl1/oracle/bea/user_proje
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
Truncated. see log file for complete stacktrace
kodo.jdo.FatalDataStoreException: The transaction has been rolled back. See the nested exceptions for details on the errors that occurred.
at org.apache.openjpa.kernel.BrokerImpl.newFlushException(
at org.apache.openjpa.kernel.BrokerImpl.flush(
at org.apache.openjpa.kernel.BrokerImpl.flushSafe(
at org.apache.openjpa.kernel.BrokerImpl.beforeCompletion(
at org.apache.openjpa.kernel.LocalManagedRuntime.commit(
Truncated. see log file for complete stacktrace
kodo.jdo.DataStoreException: ORA-00942: table or view does not exist
CN, CTS, CA, KAN, KAP, PN, PNIU, RN, WCN, WCI, MTS) VALUES (?, ?, ?, ?, ?,
?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?) [params=(String) trial_domain, (String) myrealm, (String
) KeyPair, (String) type=:wsrpconsumer__81_COMPAT:0, (null) null, (null) nul
l, (String) wsrpconsumer, (String) {3DES}YMuMZ2wV9gOdYMmriNMgeA==, (Str
ing) wsrpconsumer__81_COMPAT, (String) 0, (String) type=, (null) null, (null)
null, (Timestamp) 2008-11-19 16:36:55.428] [reused=0]} [code=942, state=42000]
at org.apache.openjpa.jdbc.sql.SQLExceptions.narrow(
at org.apache.openjpa.jdbc.sql.DBDictionary.newStoreException(
at org.apache.openjpa.jdbc.sql.SQLExceptions.getStore(
at org.apache.openjpa.jdbc.sql.SQLExceptions.getStore(
at kodo.jdbc.kernel.BatchingPreparedStatementManager.flushInternal(
Truncated. see log file for complete stacktrace
org.apache.openjpa.lib.jdbc.ReportingSQLException: ORA-00942: table or view does not exist
{prepstmnt 22370361 INSERT INTO BEAPRMP (DOMN, REALMN, TYPEN, CN, CTS, CA, KAN, KAP, PN, PNIU, RN, WCN, WCI, MTS) VALUES (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?) [params=(String) trial_domain, (String) my
realm, (String) KeyPair, (String) type=:wsrpconsumer__81_COMPAT:0, (null) null, (null) null, (String) wsrpconsumer, (String) {3DES}YMuMZ2wV9gOdYMmriNMgeA==, (String) wsrpconsumer__81_COMPAT, (S
tring) 0, (String) type=, (null) null, (null) null, (Timestamp) 2008-11-19 16:36:55.428] [reused=0]} [code=942, state=42000]
at org.apache.openjpa.lib.jdbc.LoggingConnectionDecor
at org.apache.openjpa.lib.jdbc.LoggingConnectionDecor
at org.apache.openjpa.lib.jdbc.LoggingConnectionDeco
at org.apache.openjpa.lib.jdbc.DelegatingPreparedSt
at org.apache.openjpa.jdbc.kernel.JDBCStoreManager$C
Truncated. see log file for complete stacktrace

Can you suggest a way forward?

sathya says January 8, 2009

I got the same error as above. The fix is fairly simple. Login as “weblogic” user in Oracle and run the script under $BEA_HOME\wlserver_10.3\server\lib\rdbms_security_store_oracle.sql file and you’ll be good to go.

I didn’t realize this for quite some time. When I tried to create a new domain, I noticed this message on top bar in the second screen (fine print!)

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Ajinkya says April 28, 2009

Hello Friends,

we are planning for an installing weblogic 10.3 on windows server 2003 ( O.S. clusters) .

please help me for the same.


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Gary Singh says July 15, 2010

Hi Atul,

How do we create a window service for Oracle weblogic? Do we have to create windows service for both Admin & manged server?


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Zakki says July 22, 2010

Hi Atul,

Nice round up, I’ve written a step by step guide of similar kind, please echo your comments

Gary Singh says July 26, 2010

Hi Atul,

The Oracle weblogic installation went fine. I have created a new Domain (Cluster_domain) with one Administration Server (AdminServer), two Managed Server (MS1 & MS2) in cluster (cluster_1). The Administration Server and both Managed Server are installed on single Windows machine. I’m trying to setup both Administration server and the managed server to run as Windows services but with no luck.

Do you have any documentation on setting up both Admin server and managed servers to run as Windows services? Any help will be grateful.


Chandrasekhar says February 4, 2011

Hi Atul Kumar.,

I am peoplesoft Administrator .We have been installed our applications in weblogic webserver . But it is frequently going down .
I just want to know what are the services running and those names .
We are going to write one script to monitor the environment whether it is up or not .

Can any one give some inputs gor this issue.

Atul Kumar says February 5, 2011

@ Chandrasekhar,
For list of services (applications) running on weblogic server (admin or managed) more information on Admin/Managed servers here

Go to weblogic console (http://server:7001/console) and click on Deployments on left panel under Domain Structure

phovanphan says December 7, 2011

xin hướng dẫn tôi làm bài tiểu luận tìm hiểu về weblogic với. mail của tôi là có gì giúp đỡ tôi xin gửi vào mail cho tôi. xin cảm ơn

please guide me to find out the essay with WebLogic. my mail is nothing to help me please send me mail. thank you

asmnk says January 25, 2012

Hi Atul/All,

Could you please provide me any link/source to download any version of the Oracle WegLogic server for the operation system AIX6.1

I tried lot.I couldn’t find anything for AIX.Please help me on this.

Asim nk

Atul Kumar says January 25, 2012

@ asmnk,
You should download JAR version of weblogic (one listed under generic)

Install JDK 1.6 for AIX 6.1 and then use $JDK_HOME/bin/java -jar .jar

asmnk says January 26, 2012

Thanks a lot Atul.

I am new to Weblogic and not familar with AIX, thats why i am asking very simple doubts.

I have downloaded “wls1211_generic.jar” from the link and i have downloaded JDK 1.6

The steps will follow:

1.First I need to install jdk 1.6
2.$JDK_HOME/bin/java -jar wls1211_generic.jar

If the above steps are wrong, could you please correct me.

And How I can start the weblogic (Path).

Asim nk

Atul Kumar says January 26, 2012

@ asmnk,
weblogic 12c is development only. Install 10.3.5 (11g R1) weblogic instead using steps you mentioned above

asmnk says January 29, 2012

Thanks Atul,

wls1211_generic.jar, I can see only in 12C version. But I have searched for the 10.3.5 for the “generic.jar” version.I couldn’t any thing.Could you please help me to download the same/link.
Sugget me , which java – Sun or IBM java need to install before installing WebLogic?

Asim nk

Anil Kumar says January 30, 2012


Can any one tell what are the contents that has to be included in response.xml file while installing weblogic sever in linum.

If any one can provide sample copy it will be helpful.

Anil Kumar H

Anil Kumar says January 30, 2012


Can any one tell what are the contents that has to be included in response.xml file while installing weblogic sever in linux.

If any one can provide sample copy it will be helpful.

Anil Kumar H

Atul Kumar says January 30, 2012

@ Anil,
Check this for silent installation of weblogic server using response.xml and sample file

Atul Kumar says January 30, 2012

@ asmnk,
Download Weblogic 10.3.5 from under column additional platforms.

You should install IBM java 1.6 for IAX

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Md. Mizanur Rahman says March 28, 2012

I want to deploy oracle 11g forms and reports on Weblogic server. How can I do that. Did you wrote any articles about that.Please let me know about the process to deploy 11g forms and reports in web logic server as we deploy oracle 10g forms and reports in oracle application server.

Atul Kumar says March 28, 2012

@ Md. Mizanur Rahman,
I am assuming you already have forms & reports server 11g running .

To deploy forms application on 11g R2 forms server check this

To deploy report on 11g R2 reports server check this

Md. Mizanur Rahman says March 31, 2012

Thanks brother for your kind replay. It is really useful for me. I need to install oracle 11g forms and reports developer. Do you have any easy article about that, because i found your articles are very easy to follow. Please help me in that point.

Mithu says April 17, 2012

Dear Atul,
Can you help me in the below dbt.
We have a windows server machine with 2 processor, each processor has 12 cores.
How many license is required for configuring web logic cluster environtment in this server machine??
I have gone through this but i Cannot find anything ..

With Regards

    Atul Kumar says April 17, 2012

    @ Mithu,
    For licenses please contact your Oracle sales representative

thus says September 22, 2012

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it up.

Ajaz Ahmed says February 28, 2013

Hi Atul,

How do we add the pre-seeded roles like jcooper, cdickens, jstein, wfaulk and others in in LDAP
using weblogic server 10.3.3.

I using Jdeveloper for BPM 11g.

I need to add the newly created roles.

Please provide the steps to add the roles
using LDAP.

Hearing from you at your earliest.

Thanks and Regards

Ajaz Ahmed

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Amit says September 18, 2014

Hi Atul,

I want to understand about how to set environment variable when working in unix platform. Do you have step by step info about it. It will be great help though.


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