Posts Tagged ‘Installation’

With the latest version of SOA/BPM Suite 12c (12.1.3), Oracle provides installations in 2 modes: Development and Production.
In the Development mode, and unlike previous versions, with 12c you can choose to download, install and run a complete environment on your local machine. All with only 1 installation file.
The production mode, on the other hand, includes full sets of components that allows you to set a production environment (or TEST/UAT).
In this post I will describe in few steps, how to download and install Oracle SOA suite 12c in development mode.

Please follow the next step in order to complete you Development environment preparation:


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On my previous post of RCU installation, I’ve described how to install it on windows OS.
The next installation was made on Oracle Linux 6(64bit), and can be done on other 64bit platforms.
To download the RCU installation go to the below link:


Choose the category “Linux 64bit JVM” from the drop down list, and click on “Download”.

Important: Notice that on the current SOA Suite Installation ( you can download the RCU as a 64bit installation. Not like previous 11.1.1 versions (<, were you had to download the RCU installation from the “Microsoft Windows 32bit JVM” category.

Follow the next steps in order to run and install RCU:


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You might get the bellow erros during Oracle DB installation, or, when trying to connect Oracle DB:

ORA-01034: ORACLE not available
ORA-27101: shared memory realm does not exist

One of the main causes of this error is due to a wrong setting in the hosts file under /etc folder.

To solve this error, first check what is the server IP address, by running the command:

# ifconfig

From the output, copy the value of the “inet addr” parameter (for example:

Edit the hosts file under /etc folder. Add a new line, and set the host and IP, for example:


Save and try again.


Good Luck

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Oracle Database 11g Express Edition is free and can be download from here:


I’ve installed the DB on Oracle linux 6, but the explanation is good for other Linux x86-64 platform as well.

After you’ve downloaded the DB’s .rpm file, follow the next steps, in order to install the DB:


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The Weblogic installed in this demo is ‘Oracle WebLogic Server + Coherence – Package Installer 10.3.6’ (32-bit JVM)

You can find Weblogic Installation here:

Please follow the next steps in order to install the WebLogic Server:


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The RCU creates all the needed schemas required by the SOA Suite.
You can find RCU installation here:

More information about the RCU and schmeas creation:


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After working many years with Oracle SOA Suite 10g/11g on Development & Production mode, I’ve decided to implement and install the last release – Oracle SOA Suite 11gR1 ( on my local machine. I’m curious to see and test the new features Oracle posted on their release from February 2012 (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/soasuite/documentation/default-1532821.html).

I must say that Oracle’s Documentations for the full installation are very comprehensible and clear.
To focus the installation into the main parts, I’ve posted this blog that describes, a step by step explanation and description about how to download & install Oracle SOA Suite 11gR1(


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