Deploying Oracle WebLogic 12.2.1.4 Server on RHEL 8.0

In this story I will give you an overview on how to deploy Oracle WebLogic Server version 12.2.1.4 on RHEL 8.0 operating system. Follow the step-by-step instructions given below for smooth deployment of product.

Step 01:

Download the WebLogic Server from the Oracle website. For this you need to be an registered user in Oracle portal. If not, register and proceed for download.

Step 02:

Once download is completed extract the zip folder into the same path. Make sure your OS meets all the requirements to proceed further. These will be changed for each version basing on product features.

Step 03:

Create an inventory directory in opt folder. This will be used as a installation directory as shown in below snapshot. Give full permissions to this folder. Commands are:

Sudo mkdir /opt/WLHome

Sudo chmod 777 /opt/WLHome

Step 04:

Next screen will be the welcome screen on product. Just click next and proceed.

Step 05:

Now screen will ask whether you want to install products updates from a specific path or from oracle website. There will be another option also which says not to deploy any updates. I’m selecting this default value and proceeding further as this is basic installation for learners. Click next.

Step 06:

Now product will show the oracle home directory. This will be auto populated by product. If you want can change this. I accepted default value and proceeding further by clicking next button.

Step 07:

This is important step where you need to select which product is to be deployed. My intention is to show the WebLogic server deployment. This will be default option in selection. I’m accepting default selection and proceeding further by clicking next.

Step 08:

In this step installer will verify the operating system compatibility as per Oracle standards, and java version installed on host. This java product should be Oracle product, and if it an open JDK installation will not proceed further. Click next to proceed further.

Step 09:

In this step you will see product displaying what are all components it is going to deploy. All the selections can be exported as a response file also. This file can be used while doing the silent installations. Click install to deploy the product.

Step 10:

Here you will see the progress of installation. Just wait for few moments allow installation complete.

Step 11:

Now you can see progress bar completed 100%, and no errors are seen. Same can be verified from the installation log. Click next.

Step 12:

This is the final screen which showcase the successful installation of product. Click finish to close the setup.

Now you successfully completed deployment of the product. In case of any error occurred during setup process, they will be logged into log. Go through them and re-run the deployer. Most of the cases installation fail as per below list:

ü Trying to deploy product using open JDK

ü Permissions missing for folders

ü Not running deployer with sudo privilege

ü Correct home directory not set

ü Correct path was not mentioned for inventory setup

ü When running from putty also above mentioned points along with some display drivers missing. For this troubleshoot by deploying missing libraries and components needed on both ends to proceed further

ü Improper partitioning on Linux and not providing enough swap space etc.….

We shall meet in next story on deploying admin server, and I hope these steps helps for novice and learners.