Installing SOA 11gR1 with Oracle XE
By hbuelow on Jul 07, 2009
So you are about to install SOA Suite 11gR1? Congratulations, you are starting an exciting journey, one which will reveal many new and wondrous sights along the way. But before you begin, don’t you want to know the answer to the number one question that comes up during installation?
When you choose Oracle XE as your database server, you get a warning message that you need a newer database version. This is because Oracle XE is version 10.2.0.1 and SOA Suite 11gR1 requires Oracle 10.2.0.4 or higher or 22.214.171.124 or higher. However, this warning is for production installs only and for a development install, you can ignore the warning.
Oracle XE is a fine choice for a small-footprint database for developing on SOA Suite 11gR1. Ignore the warning!