Deep dive into various configurations with Oracle Weblogic Server

  • August 15, 2013

Steps to install Oracle Weblogic Server

Puneeth Prakash
Principal Software Engineer

We can install WLS in two modes :

- GUI mode

- Silent mode

Note :

- We donot have the console mode option anymore

- JDK is not bundled along with the installer, so install JDK first and then install Weblogic Server.

- If this is the first time you are installing Weblogic Server on your machine then an Oracle Inventory is created first and then WLS is installed. If Oracle Inventory is already present then the new installation details would be appended to this file.

- Oracle Inventory is similar to the registry.xml file that used to get created in older WLS versions. Oracle Central Inventory keeps track of all the Oracle Software products installed on all the Oracle homes on your system, provided the products were installed using Oralce Universal Installer.

Below are the steps to install Oracle Weblogic Server on a Linux machine :

Step 1 :

- Install JDK 1.7

- Download the WLS installer " wls_121200.jar ".

- Run the following command :

Command :  java -jar wls_121200.jar

Note : Make sure you run the above command in an X-Windows terminal. 


Step 2 :

Enter the path for Oracle_Home

Step 3 :

There are three types of Installations :

1. Weblogic Server Installation - For WebLogic Server and Coherence standard installation topology - no server examples

2. Coherence Installation - to deploy and manage Coherence applications using the WebLogic Management Framework. - no server examples

3. Complete Installation - WLS + Coherence + server examples.

In this example I have selected the default option i.e Weblogic Server Installation. 

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Step 6 :

Note : In this step you can create a response file, which can be used later to install weblogic in Silent Mode.

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Step 8 :

Note : If you check the option " Automatically Launch the Configuration Wizard " and finish the installation, then you will begin configuring a new domain.

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Comments ( 10 )
  • guest Thursday, August 15, 2013

    Also, it requires Java 1.7

  • guest Friday, October 4, 2013

    Why had developers cut off console mode ?

    This is inconvenient for me using CUI very often.

  • guest Tuesday, November 5, 2013

    Sadly, not successful with Java 1.7 with Oracle Linux 6.4.

    OpenJDK JVM not supported on this platform. The Oracle Universal Installer failed. Exiting. I'll make a go of it with the zip distributions but, failing that, it's back to Apache TomcatEE for me.

  • Puneeth Wednesday, November 6, 2013

    What is the error ?

  • guest Wednesday, November 6, 2013

    with jdk 1.7.40 getting ClassNotFoundException : com.sun.xml.bind.v2.ContextFactory

  • puneeth Wednesday, November 6, 2013

    Can you provide me the complete stacktrace..

    Also, is this issue seen only on jdk 1.7.40 ? is it working fine on older build version ?

    WLS installer GUI works fine in Unix environment when connected via VNC, however there are few issues seen when using other third party X-Windows clients.

  • guest Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Just unzip wls_121200.jar and run /wls_121200/Disk1/install.sh

  • Nag Thursday, June 26, 2014

    When i am trying to install weblogic facing below prob ?

    D:\sw\WEBLIGIC - 12C>java -jar wls_121200.jar

    Extracting files.....................

    This installer must be executed using a Java Development Kit (JDK)

    but C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.7.0_10 is not a valid JDK.

    The Oracle Universal Installer failed. Exiting.

  • Puneeth Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    Downlaod the latest 1.7 JDK and then try running the installer again.

    Seems like you are using a JRE

  • Sreekanth Jala Sunday, January 1, 2017

    If you get OpenJDK not supported error in Oracle Linux, please give fully qualified path like: /home/jala/INSTALL/JDK/jdk1.8.0_111/bin/java -jar fmw12.

    It should start with out problem

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