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    June 11, 2014

ODEE Green Field (Windows) Part 3 - SOA Suite

Andy Little
Technical Director

 So you're still here, are you? I'm sure you're probably overjoyed at the prospect of continuing with our green field installation of ODEE. In my previous post, I covered the installation of WebLogic - you probably noticed, like I did, that it's a pretty quick install. I'm pretty certain this had everything to do with how quickly the next post made it to the internet! So let's dig in. Make sure you've followed the steps from the initial post to obtain the necessary software and prerequisites!

Unpack the RCU (Repository Creation Utility). This ZIP file contains a directory (rcuHome) that should be extracted into your ORACLE_HOME.
Run the RCU – execute rcuHome/bin/rcu.bat. Click Next.

Select Create and click Next.

Enter the database connection details and click Next – any failure to connection will show in the Messages box.

Click Ok

Expand and select the SOA Infrastructure item. This will automatically select additional required components. You can change the prefix used, but DEV is recommended.

If you are creating a sandbox that includes additional components like WebCenter Content and UMS, you may select those schemas as well but they are not required for a basic ODEE installation. Click Next. Click OK.

Specify the password for the schema(s). Then click Next.

Click Next.

Click OK.

Click OK.

Click Create.

Click Close.

Unpack the SOA Suite installation files into a single directory e.g. SOA. Run the installer – navigate and execute SOA/Disk1/setup.exe. If you receive a JDK error, switch to a command line to start the installer.

To start the installer via command line, do Start→Run→cmd and cd into the SOA\Disk1 directory. Run setup.exe –jreLoc < pathtoJRE >. Ensure you do not use a path with spaces – use the ~1 notation as necessary (your directory must not exceed 8 characters so “Program Files” becomes “Progra~1” and “Program Files (x86)” becomes “Progra~2” in this notation).

Click Next.

Select Skip and click Next.

Resolve any issues shown and click Next.

Verify your oracle home locations. Defaults are recommended. Click Next.

Select your application server. If you’ve already installed WebLogic, this should be automatically selected for you. Click Next.

Click Install.

Allow the installation to progress…

Click Next.

Click Finish. You can save the installation details if you want.

That should keep you satisfied for the moment. Get ready, because the next posts are going to be meaty! 

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