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SOA Suite 12c Installation

By this time, you might already know that SOA Suite12c released last week. The twitter world is abuzz with the most awaited SOA Suite release and gave a welcome in great fashion. I too was equally excited to get a glimpse of it and try out some hands-on the same. In this post, we will quickly go through the SOA Suite 12c installation.

We can say that installation is quite streamlined and made simple with single installer that includes JDeveloper, JDev SOA Extension, RCU, Standalone WLS and Service Bus (formerly Oracle Service Bus). The installer can be downloaded from here.

I tried this installation in Windows 7, 64-bit machine. Make sure you installed JDK and JAVA_HOME environment variable is set before  proceeding with the  installation.

Unzip the installer and start the installation as shown below.


This brings up the welcome screen.


Click Next and set Oracle Home to your desired location.


Click Next to finish Prerequisites check.


Click Next. Here you can review the installation summary and click Install.



Click Finish to complete the installation.


RCU Installation

You need to create the required schemas using RCU before proceeding with domain creation. As I mentioned earlier, no separate installer is required for RCU and comes by default with SOA Suite.

Navigate to $MW_HOME/oracle_common/bin. Locate file rcu.bat and select ‘Run as Administrator’ on right click to bring up the following welcome screen. Make sure that you installed a supported database before proceeding.


Click Next and choose default options for creating the repository.


Click Next and enter your database information with sys credentials.


Click on Next and you can Ignore the warning related to Oracle XE database as you are going to use this domain for development purpose.


RCU will perform some prerequisite checks.


Click OK to bring up following screen. Enter prefix as you desired and select SOA Infrastructure schema. This will automatically select all other dependent schemas as shown.


Click Next and enter the password for all schemas.


Click Next and proceed to next screen by accepting the defaults.





Click on Close to finish RCU installation.

Domain Creation

Navigate to $MW_HOME/oracle_common/common/bin and locate the file config.cmd. Right click and select ‘Run as Administrator’ to bring up the following screen. Enter your desired domain name.


Click Next and select the products that your domain want to support.


Click Next and proceed further by accepting the defaults.


Click Next and enter the credentials.


Click Next and choose Domain Mode. You may want to retain Development as Domain Mode. You can accept defaults for JDK or you can select any other location.


Click Next. Enter STB schema information as shown below and click Get RCU Configuration.


Once schema retrieving is successfully done, click Next.


Click Next and verify that connection test is successful for all the schemas. If not, you can go back to previous screen and modify individual schema connection information.


Once testing is done, Click Next and accept the defaults.


Click Next and in this screen you verify the domain configuration the wizard is going to create.


Click Create to start the domain creation.


Once the the domain creation is successful, Click Next.


Remember Domain Location and Admin Server URL and click Finish to exit the configuration wizard.

Start the Admin and Managed Servers by executing startWebLogic.cmd, startManagedWeblogic.cmd respectively from bin folder of Domain Location (shown above).

Extending the Weblogic Domain

In this post, I quickly show you how to extend an existing weblogic domain which is quite simple and straight forward. Initially i have OSB domain and extended the same domain to include SOA.

Open the configuration wizard (config.cmd) from $MW_HOME/wlserver_10.3\common\bin and select the option as shown below and click on Next.


Select the domain directory from the selection browser.


Choose the products from the displayed list.


Give database schema details for new components that get added because of the selection in the previous screen. For example, in the current scenario the component schemas ‘SOA Infrastructure’ , ‘User Messaging Service’ and ‘SOA MDS Schema’ have to modified with correct database information as shown below and click on Next.


Make sure that connection is successful by observing the logs shown and click on Next twice.


Verify the configuration summary and click on Extend button to finish.


Once the domain is created, click on Done button and bring up the server to verify the installation of SOA server by opening the EM console and look for soa_infra.


WLS Domain Configuration Wizard

In, while creating the OSB domain we have the option of selecting ‘Single Server Domain Topology’ and ‘All Domain Topologies’ as shown below. These options will create single Admin server and Admin+OSB managed server respectively in the domain.


In, these options ‘Single Server Domain Topology’ and ‘All Domain Topologies’ are modified to ‘Oracle Service Bus for Developers’ and ‘Oracle Service Bus’ respectively as shown below.


Creating the Weblogic Domain for OSB

We are done with the OSB installation and RCU components that are required OSB (if we want to use OWSM). We have to create the domain so that we can deploy the OSB components. This post quickly explains on how to create the WLS domain. As mentioned earlier we are talking about the creation in Windows 7 environment.

1) Go to your WLS  installation and open the configuration wizard as shown below.


2) This brings up the following screen where we have the options to create the new domain or extend the existing domain. Choose the option ‘Create a new Weblogic domain’.


3) The screen shows the different products can be configured in the new domain. Select the ‘OWSM extension’ if you are planning to use the security policies for your OSB services. Select the ‘Single Server Domain Topology’ option, if you want just the Admin Server or select ‘All Domain Topologies’ if you want both Admin and Managed Servers to be created.


4) Enter a meaningful name for the domain to create and retain the default values for others.


5) Enter the admin password for the weblogic user and click on Next.


6) Select the JDK installation in the next screen and proceed to the next screen to provide the authentication related information for the component schemas. Enter credentials for schemas DEV_MDS as its given during the RCU installation.

For OSB JMS Reporting provider, you can use the internal derby database that comes with the Weblogic or you can use the DEV_SOAINFRA schema as shown below.


7) Proceed with the next screen where the testing of schema will be done using the credentials we entered. If there is an issue with the credentials you will get an error here. So you can go back to the previous screen and modify the credentials or fix the issues with database connectivity.


8)  Click Next twice to go to the final screen and click on Create button to finish the domain creation process.


9) To start the server, go to the file system location where the domain has created as shown in the below screenshot. To start the admin server, just right click on startWeblogic.bat file and choose ‘Run as administrator’.


10) We can verify the running of OSB server by accessing the URLs as given below.

:/console" target=_blank>http://<hostname>:<port>/console — To access WLS admin console

h:/sbconsole" target=_blank>http://<hostname>:<port>/sbconsole –-To access the OSB console


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