By James Taylor on Jun 20, 2011
To get the download for Eclipse use the download WebLogic Server with the Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse, e.g. Oracle WebLogic Server 11gR1 (10.3.4) + Coherence + OEPE - Package Installer (wls1034_oepe111161_win32.exe).
To ensure the Eclipse version is compatible with your OSB version I recommend using the Eclipse that comes with the supported WLS server, e.g. OSB 188.8.131.52 you would install WLS 10.3.4+oepe.
The install is a 2 step process, install the base Eclipse, then install the OSB plugins. In this example I'm using the 184.108.40.206 install for windows, your versions may differ.
- You need to download 2 programs, WebLogic Server with the oepe plugin for your OS, and the Oracle Service Bus which is generally generic. Place these files in a directory of your choice.
- Start the executable
- I create a new Oracle Home for this installation as it don't want to impact on my JDeveloper install or any other Oracle products installed on my machine.
- Ignore the support / email notifications
- Choose a custom install as we only want to install the minimum for Eclipse. If you really want you can do a typical and install everything.
- Deselect all products then select the Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse. This will select the minimum prerequisites required for install.
- As I'm only going to use this home for OSB Development I deselect the JRockit JVM.
- Accept the locations for the installs.
- If running on a Windows environment you will be asked to start a Node Manger service. This is optional. I have chosen to ignore.
- Select the user permissions you require, I have set to default.
- Do a last check to see if the values are correct and continue to install.
- The install should start.
- The install should complete successfully. I chose not to run the Quick Start.
- Extract the OSB download to a location of your choice and double click on the setup.exe. You may be asked to supply a correct java location. Point this to the java installed in your OS. I'm running Windows 7 so I used the 64bit version.
- Skip the software updates.
- Set the OSB home to the location of the WLS home installed above
- Choose a custom install as all we want to install is the OSB Eclipse Plugins.
- Select OSB IDE.
- For the rest of the install screens accept the defaults.
- Start the install
- There is no need to configure a WLS domain if you only intend to deploy to the remote server. If you need to do this there are other sites how to configure via the configuration wizard.
- Start Eclipse to make sure the OSB Plugin has been created. In the top right drop down you should see OSB as an option.
- Connecting to the remote server, select the Server Tab at the bottom
- Right-click in that frame and select Server.
- Chose the remote server version and the hostname
- Provide and name for your server if necessary, and accept the defaults
- Enter connection details for the remote server
- Click on the Remote server and it should validate stating its status.
Now you ready to develop, Happy developing!