The Java installation is straightforward. You already have a download (I hope!) called jdk-6u26-linux-x64-rpm.bin (don’t go downloading anything more up-to-date than that, either!), sitting in, say, the /home/oracle/Desktop directory.
To install it, you simply become the root user and issue this command:
That produces a lot of screen activity, like so:
At the end of its work, the script asks you to press [Enter], after which it will try taking you to a website where you can register your use of the software. It’s perfectly OK, however, to shut the browser down and forget all about registration. Once the thing says it’s ‘Done’, the software is installed and will function correctly, whether you’ve registered or not.
The final component to install is the WebLogic application server. I again assume that you’ve downloaded a file called wls1032_generic.jar in the /home/oracle/Desktop directory. (Note that we’re installing version 10.3.2, because anything later than that will produce errors).
You perform the install as the oracle user by typing the following command:
java -jar /home/oracle/Desktop/wls1032_generic.jar
Make sure you don’t try running this as root! There will be a lot of ‘extraction’ activity to begin with, but eventually, you’ll see the WebLogic installer wizard appear. Again, here’s a set of screen captures to show you what to do:
The trickiest part of the entire installation is trying to persuade the darn’d thing that you don’t want security updates! If you let it, it will continually loop round asking you the same thing over and over: the trick is to not mind that, having unchecked something, it continues to display a check mark. Ignore that and click [Next] when you can and you’ll eventually come good!
Anway, at this point, you’ve got a small database that can act as a Grid repository; and you’ve got an application server functioning that can run Java applications. All that remains to do is to install the Grid Control application itself… so read on!