Installing Weblogic Server on Linux

1.OS-specific Package installer

– they are stanalone installers in .exe or .bin format and have the jdk’s for the respective OS’s.

2.Generic Package installer

– its a jar file which can be used for product installation, except it doesnt have the jdk. We need to use the JDK already installed on the box.

3. Net installer

– it offers more flixibility in downloading components. Check Oracle documentation for more details.
There are Upgrade installer’s which can be used to upgarde to the latest Mainatainence Pack, e.g. from 10.3.1 to 10.3.3

There are three modes on Installation – Graphical Mode, Console Mode and Silent Mode. In Graphical Mode a GUI is available wherein u can provide the installation values. In Console Mode the values are provided at the prompt and in Silent Mode, the values are passed in an xml file.

To Install Weblogic Server on linux, we are going to use OS-specific Package installer and Console Mode of Installation.

Please follow the steps below.

Step 1)

First download Weblogic Server for the linux version from the following link

Step 2)

Tranfer it to the linux box using any file transfer tool such as WinScp

You can find the free download of WinSCP here.

Step 3)

Change the file permissions as follows

chmod a+x server103_linux32.bin

Step 4)

Begin the installation


Extracting 0%……………………………………………100%
Unable to instantiate GUI, defaulting to console mode.

<—- Oracle Installer – WebLogic Platform —————>


This installer will guide you through the installation of WebLogic Platform Type “Next” or enter to proceed to the next prompt. If you want to
change data entered previously, type “Previous”. You may quit the installer at any time by typing “Exit”.
Enter [Exit][Next]> Next
<—– Oracle Installer – WebLogic Platform ————->

Choose BEA Home Directory:

“BEA Home” = [Enter new value or use default “/users/faisal/bea”]
Enter new BEA Home OR [Exit][Previous][Next]> /users/faisal/bea103

<—- Oracle Installer – WebLogic Platform —————>

Choose BEA Home Directory:

“BEA Home” = [/users/faisal/bea103]

Use above value or select another option:
1 – Enter new BEA Home
2 – Change to default [/users/faisal/bea]
Enter option number to select OR [Exit][Previous][Next]> Next

<—- Oracle Installer – WebLogic Platform —————>

Choose Install Type:

Select the type of installation you wish to perform.

| Install the following software products and examples:
| – WebLogic Server
| – Workshop

| Choose software products and components to install and perform optional configuration.

Enter index number to select OR [Exit][Previous][Next]> 1

<—- Oracle Installer – WebLogic Platform —————>

Choose Product Installation Directories:

BEA Home Directory: [/users/faisal/bea103]

Product Installation Directories:
1|WebLogic Server: [/users/faisal/bea103/wlserver_10.3]
2|Workshop: [/users/faisal/bea103/workshop_10.3]
Enter index number to select OR [Exit][Previous][Next]> Next
<—- Oracle Installer – WebLogic Platform —————>

The following Products and JDKs will be installed:

WebLogic Platform
|_____WebLogic Server
| |_____Core Application Server
| |_____Administration Console
| |_____Configuration Wizard and Upgrade Framework
| |_____Web 2.0 HTTP Pub-Sub Server
| |_____WebLogic JDBC Drivers
| |_____Third Party JDBC Drivers
| |_____WebLogic Server Clients
| |_____WebLogic Web Server Plugins
| |_____UDDI and Xquery Support
| |_____Server Examples
| |_____Workshop for WebLogic
| |_____Workshop Runtime Framework
|_____Sun SDK 1.6.0_05
|_____BEA JRockit 1.6.0_05 SDK

*Estimated size of installation: 1,129.9 MB
Enter [Exit][Previous][Next]> Next
Jun 7, 2010 1:58:28 AM java.util.prefs.FileSystemPreferences$2 run
INFO: Created user preferences directory.

<—- Oracle Installer – WebLogic Platform —————>

Installing files..

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<—- Oracle Installer – WebLogic Platform —————>

Installing JDK….

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Performing String Substitutions…

Creating Domains…

<—- Oracle Installer – WebLogic Platform —————>

Installation Complete
Congratulations! Installation is complete.

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