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Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS) 11gR1 (10.3.5 and 10.3.6) Installation on Oracle Linux 5 and 6

This article presents a brief overview of installing Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS) 11gR1 (10.3.5 and 10.3.6) on Oracle Linux 5 and 6.

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This article assumes you have an existing server (real or virtual) with either Oracle Linux 5.x or 6.x installed on it. For instruction on how to do this check out the following articles.

Everything in the installation will be 64-bit.


Download the WebLogic Server 11g software from Oracle Technology Network. Remember, if your installation is to be used for Oracle Forms, you should use Java6.


The following actions should be performed by the "root" user.

Make sure the "/etc/hosts" file contains correct entries for both the "localhost" and real host names.      localhost localhost.localdomain localhost4 localhost4.localdomain4  ol6-forms.localdomain ol6-forms

Create a new group and user.

groupadd -g 1000 oinstall
useradd -u 1100 -g oinstall oracle
passwd oracle

Create the directories in which the Oracle software will be installed.

mkdir -p /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw11g
mkdir -p /u01/app/oracle/config/domains
mkdir -p /u01/app/oracle/config/applications
chown -R oracle:oinstall /u01
chmod -R 775 /u01/

Append the following entries into the "/home/oracle/.bash_profile" file.

export MW_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/product/fmw11g
export WLS_HOME=$MW_HOME/wlserver_10.3
# Set to the appropriate JAVA_HOME.
#export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.6.0_33
export JAVA_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/jrockit-jdk1.6.0_45-R28.2.7-4.1.0
#export JAVA_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/jdk1.7.0_17
export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH

Install the JDK. Instructions for installing JRockit can be found here. This article will assume JRockit is being used. If you want to use HotSpot for JDK6 or JDK7 you might install them like this.

# # Java 6 as root
# rpm -Uvh jdk-6u33-linux-amd64.rpm


$ # Java 7 as Oracle
$ cd /u01/app/oracle/
$ tar -xvzf /tmp/jdk-7u17-linux-x64.tar.gz

As specified in MOS Note [ID 1487773.1], amend the "/etc/security/limits.d/90-nproc.conf" file, making the following change.

# From
*          soft    nproc     1024

* - nproc 16384


Run the installer as the "oracle" user.

$ $JAVA_HOME/bin/java -Xmx1024m -jar wls1035_generic.jar
$ # Or
$ $JAVA_HOME/bin/java -Xmx1024m -jar wls1036_generic.jar

Click the "Next" button on the welcome screen.


Enter the middleware home ("/u01/app/oracle/product/fmw11g") and click the "Next" button.

Choose Middleware Home Directory

Either enter your support details, or attempt to uncheck the security updates checkbox. The box doesn't actually uncheck, but presents you with a warning dialog. If you click the "Yes" button, indicating you don't want updates, you are returned to the same screen with the box still checked. Click the "Next" button anyway.

Register For Security Updates

Assuming you don't want security updates, click "Yes" and "Yes" on the subsequent warning dialogs and you are presented with the "Connection Failed" screen. Check the "I wish to remain uninformed..." checkbox and click the "Continue" button. This whole process is very confusing at first. Obviously the developers responsible didn't really expect people to say no to security updates!

Connection Failed

Accept the typical setup by clicking the "Next" button.

Choose Install Type

Accept the default JDK selection by clicking the "Next" button.

JDK Selection

Accept the default product installation directories by clicking the "Next" button.

Choose Product Installation Directories

If you are happy with the summary information, click the "Next" button and wait while the installation completes.

Installation Summary

On the installation complete screen, uncheck the "Quickstart" checkbox and click the "Done" button.

Installation Complete

If you are using this installation as a base for an Oracle Forms and Reports 11gR2 installation, you don't need to do any of the remaining steps. Instead skip to the relevant article.

Create Domain

If you are planning to use this installation for something other than Oracle Forms and Reports Services, you will need to create a domain. This can be done using the Quickstart utility.

$ $MW_HOME/utils/quickstart/quickstart.sh

On the Quickstart screen, click the "Getting Started with WebLogic Server 12.1.1" link.


On the welcome screen, accept the "Create a new WebLogic domain" option by clicking the "Next" button.


Select the type of domain and click the "Next" button.

Select Domain Source

Enter the desired domain name and location, then click the "Next" button.

Specify Domain Name And Location

Enter the administrator username and password, then click the "Next" button.

Configure Administrator User Name And Password

Select the startup mode and JDK, then click the "Next" button.

Configure Server Start Mode And JDK

Select any required optional configuration, then click the "Next" button.

Select Optional Configuration

If you are happy with the information on the summary screen, click the "Create" button.

Configuration Summary

Once the domain is created, click the "Done" button.

Creating Domain

Close the Quickstart screen, unless you have any other operations to do.

The "$MW_HOME/user_projects/domains/mydomain" directory now contains a script that can be used to start the server. Remember to use the "&" if you want control of the command line returned.

$ cd /u01/app/oracle/config/domains/mydomain
$ ./startWebLogic.sh

If you want to start the domains without typing in credentials, you need to create a boot identity file after the domain has been started for the first time.


Once the server is started you can access the administrator console using the "http://hostname:7001/console" URL. Log in using the username and password provided in the previous step.

Administration Console

The following scripts are useful.

$ # Start NodeManager
$ nohup $WLS_HOME/server/bin/startNodeManager.sh > /dev/null 2>&1 &

$ # Start WebLogic
$ nohup /u01/app/oracle/config/domains/mydomain/startWebLogic.sh > /dev/null 2>&1 &
$ # or
$ nohup /u01/app/oracle/config/domains/mydomain/bin/startWebLogic.sh > /dev/null 2>&1 &

$ # Stop WebLogic
$ /u01/app/oracle/config/domains/mydomain/bin/stopWebLogic.sh

$ # Start Managed Server
$ nohup /u01/app/oracle/config/domains/mydomain/bin/startManagedWebLogic.sh AdminServer > /dev/null 2>&1 &

$ # Stop Managed Server
$ /u01/app/oracle/config/domains/mydomain/bin/stopManagedWebLogic.sh AdminServer

$ # Start the configuration wizard
$ $WLS_HOME/common/bin/config.sh

Applying Patch Set Updates (PSUs)

The patch set updates (PSUs) come with a "README.txt" file that explains how to apply the patches. You should always follow the patch note, but the basic format is typically as follows.

Unzip the patch into the correct location.

$ mkdir -p $MW_HOME/utils/bsu/cache_dir
$ cd $MW_HOME/utils/bsu/cache_dir
$ unzip /tmp/p14736139_1036_Generic.zip

Apply the patch.

$ cd $MW_HOME/utils/bsu
$ ./bsu.sh -install -patch_download_dir=$MW_HOME/utils/bsu/cache_dir -patchlist=HYKC -prod_dir=$WLS_HOME
If you get conflicts, you may have to remove previous patches, before attempting to apply the patch again.
$ cd $MW_HOME/utils/bsu
$ ./bsu.sh -remove -patchlist=ABCD -prod_dir=$WLS_HOME

$ ./bsu.sh -install -patch_download_dir=$MW_HOME/utils/bsu/cache_dir -patchlist=HYKC -prod_dir=$WLS_HOME

After the patch is successfully applied, restart all WebLogic servers.

Check the version.

$ . $WLS_HOME/server/bin/setWLSEnv.sh
$ java weblogic.version

WebLogic Server PSU Patch for BUG14736139 Fri Nov 23 10:16:54 IST 2012
WebLogic Server  Tue Nov 15 08:52:36 PST 2011 1441050

Use 'weblogic.version -verbose' to get subsystem information

Use 'weblogic.utils.Versions' to get version information for all modules

For more information see:

Hope this helps. Regards Tim...

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