In this post i will give a step by step explanation on how to install WebCenter on your machine. This isn't intended for a production environment. This how-to will tell you everything you need to know on how to get WebCenter suites up and running on your local machine.
I install WebCenter on my laptop which has Windows 7 64bit on it. Although That OS is not certified by Oracle, it does work nicely. I also use an Oracle 10g XE database which is also not supported. It's a good environment for developing and playing with the new features. Do not use this for a production environment...
The installation process consists out of following steps:
Download the latest version of WebLogic server from Oracle.
When you run the installer it will start preparing the installation.
The next screen is just a welcome screen with some instructions:
In the next screen you need to specify in which middleware folder you want to install the WLS. We will create a new middleware folder because we want to have a fresh start for this release.
Specify a directory for example middleware11gR1_PS3
Press the next button
In the next screen you can provide your email address so you get notified when important updates are available. Because this is a development environment, we are going to disable this. You will get a message asking you if you are sure that you want to disable this.
In the next screen you can provide the type of install. A typical install is ok for us. This will install the Weblogic server together with Coherence and the Enterprise pack for Eclipse.
In the next window you can provide specific folders for the components that will be installed. We can leave the defaults and just press Next
In windows, the installer will ask to install the shortcut in all users start menu or just the local user. Select whatever fits you best and press Next.
The next screen gives an overview of the components that will be installed and the total disk space that will be used.
Your WebLogic server will now start installing:
When the installation has finished, you will see the last screen. Make sure you unselect the Run Quickstart because this will create a domain and we want to create a domain when WebCenter has been installed.
Next section: Run the Repository Creation Utility