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Installing OSB on Windows

Simple post for my benefit, documenting the minimal install for Oracle Service Bus under Windows, configuring the server in development mode. There's nothing overly exciting for other readers in this post, beyond say an abbreviated form of Oracle's verbose install documentation.


Oracle WebLogic Server 11gR1 (10.3.3) + Coherence + OEPE – Package Installer – MS Windows (32-bit JVM) ~ 997MB

Oracle Service Bus ( Generic Installer for all platforms
Installing WLS 10.3.3

Run the executable wls1033_oepe111150_win32.exe

Just in case you forgot what you ran, the WLS splash will display in all it's glory:

Once the installer is ready:

Create a new Middleware home:

Choose to live dangerously:

Select a Custom install:

Among the default products and components installed, ensure the Evaluation Database option is selected. This installs Derby used by the development mode OSB server for storing reports.

Install both JDKs:

Use default install directories:

Default node manager options:

Default shortcut location options:

Let the fun begin:

Watching the paint dry:

On completion skip the Run Quickstart:

WLS installation complete.

Installing OSB 10.3.3

cd to Disk1 subdirectory

Run the setup.exe executable. A DOS prompt will display seeking the JRE location on your machine. Point it towards the JRockit JRE directory under WLS:

Another splash screen:

Once the installer is ready to rock n roll:

Select the Custom installer:

Select the default Components to install:

Pass the prerequisite checks:

Change the Oracle Middleware Home to your new WLS home setup in the last section:

Let's kick ass!:

Coffee time!:

Glory days are here again:

Create and configure the WLS Domain

Under the Windows Start Menu, select Oracle WebLogic -> WebLogic Server 11gR1 -> Tools -> Configuration Wizard

Select the Create a new WebLogic Domain option

Select the Oracle Server Bus Extension – Single Server Domain Topology (suitable for dev mode OSB). This will also select the WebLogic Advanced Web Services for JAX-RPC Extension and Oracle JRF options:

Define the domain name:

Set the admin user name and password:

Specify development mode and select the Sun JDK (satisfactory for development mode OSB):

Leave the default option here. This provider will connect to the Derby database as installed in the WLS server, and is used for reporting:

As the WLS server isn't running, the following test of the previous provider will never succeed, the error can be ignored:

Also ignore the resulting dialog, click Ok:

Leave the defaults except the Administration Server option:

Use the default Administration Server options:

Let the fun begin:

Coffee time again!:

On completion leave the Start Admin Server box unselected, and select done.

Starting the WLS server

Via the Windows Start Menu select Oracle WebLogic -> User Projects -> (your domain name) -> Start Server for Oracle Service Bus Domain

This will launch 2 DOS windows, one starting WLS (which will take sometime to start), where you need to wait for the RUNNING message:

....and in the other Window starting Derby:

Entering the OSB Console

Via the Windows Start Menu select Oracle WebLogic -> User Projects -> (your domain name) -> Oracle Service Bus Admin Console

In the resulting browser window login using your WLS admin account and password:

And finally the OSB console will be displayed:



Coincidentally about 3 minutes after I posted this blog entry, I discovered Peter Paul had completed something similar last week. Doh!

Read the original blog entry...

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Chris Muir, an Oracle ACE Director, senior developer and trainer, and frequent blogger at http://one-size-doesnt-fit-all.blogspot.com, has been hacking away as an Oracle consultant with Australia's SAGE Computing Services for too many years. Taking a pragmatic approach to all things Oracle, Chris has more recently earned battle scars with JDeveloper, Apex, OID and web services, and has some very old war-wounds from a dark and dim past with Forms, Reports and even Designer 100% generation. He is a frequent presenter and contributor to the local Australian Oracle User Group scene, as well as a contributor to international user group magazines such as the IOUG and UKOUG.