Downloading stuff from Oracle: an example

Introduction

Oracle has a lot of software on offer.  Components of the stack can evolve at different rates and different versions of the components may be in use at any given time.  All this means that even the process of downloading the bits you need can be somewhat daunting.  Here, by way of example, and hopefully to convince you that there is method in the downloading madness,  we describe how to go about downloading the bits for Oracle Identity Manager  (OIM) 11.1.1.5.

Firstly, a couple of preliminary points:

  • Folks with Oracle products already installed and looking for bug fixes, patch bundles or patch sets would go directly to the Oracle support website.

Downloading Oracle Identity Manager 11.1.1.5    

To be sure we download the right versions, first locate the Certification Matrix for OIM 11.1.1.5: first go to the Fusion Certification Page then go to the “System Requirements and Supported Platforms for Oracle Identity and Access Management 11gR1” link.


Let’s assume you have a 64 bit Linux Machine and an Oracle database already.  Then our  goal is to end up with a list of files like the following:


jdk-6u29-linux-x64.bin                    (Java JDK)
V26017-01.zip                             (the Repository Creation Utility to create the DB schemas)
wls1035_generic.jar                       (the Weblogic Application Server)
ofm_iam_generic_11.1.1.5.0_disk1_1of1.zip (the Identity Managament bits)
ofm_soa_generic_11.1.1.5.0_disk1_1of2.zip (the SOA bits)
ofm_soa_generic_11.1.1.5.0_disk1_2of2.zip
jdevstudio11115install.exe                (optional: JDeveloper IDE)
soa-jdev-extension.zip                    (optional: SOA extensions for JDeveloper)


Downloading the bits

1.    Download the Java JDK, 64 bit version 1.6.0_24+.
2.    Download the RCU: here you will see that the RCU is mentioned on the Identity Management home page but no link is provided.  Do not panic.  Due to the amount and turnover of software available only the latest versions are available for download from the main Oracle site.  Over time software gets moved on to the Oracle edelivery site and it is here that we find the RCU version we require:

a.    Go to edelivery: https://edelivery.oracle.com
b.    Choose Pack ‘ Oracle Fusion Middleware’ and ‘Linux x86-64’
c.    Click on ‘Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Media Pack for Linux x86-64’
d.    Download: ‘Oracle Fusion Middleware Repository Creation Utility 11g (11.1.1.5.0) for Linux x86’ (V26017.zip)

3.    Download the Weblogic Application Server: in this step we will take the "Generic" distribution (with no bundled JVM) which is suitable for use on 64 bit systems: WLS 10.3.5
4.    Download the Oracle Identity Manager bits: one point to clarify here is that currently  the Identity Management bits come in two trains, essentially one for the Directory Services piece and the other for the Access Management and Identity Management parts.  We need to be careful not to confuse the two, in particular to be clear which of the trains is being referred to by  the documentation:

a.   So, with this in mind, go to ‘ Oracle Identity and Access Management (11.1.1.5.0)’ and download Disk1.

5.    Download the SOA bits:

a.    Go to the edelivery area as for the RCU in step 2 and download:
i.    Oracle SOA Suite 11g Patch Set 4 (11.1.1.5.0) (Part 1 of 2)
ii.    Oracle SOA Suite 11g Patch Set 4 (11.1.1.5.0) (Part 2 of 2)

6.    You will want to download some development tooling (for plugins or BPEL workflow development):

a.    Download Jdeveloper 11.1.1.5 (11.1.1.6 may work but best to stick to the versions that correspond to the WLS version we are using)
b.    Go to the site for  SOA tools and download the SOA Composite Editor 11.1.1.5

That’s it, you may proceed to the installation

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