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How To Install And Configure Oracle Webcenter Content 12.2.1

Video Tutorial

In this post I will show you how to install Oracle Webcenter Content 12.2.1 on Oracle Linux 6.7.

Please watch the video for detailed explanation and demo of installation and configuration steps.

My Environment

  • Oracle Linux 6.7 64 Bit Virtual Machine
  • Oracle Database 11.2.0.4
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure 12.2.1.0
  • Oracle Webcenter Content 12.2.1
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.8

I have my Oracle Linux 6.7 64 Bit virtual machine already built along with Oracle Database 11.2.0.4 & JDK 1.8.

Software Required

  • fmw_12.2.1.0.0_infrastructure.jar
  • fmw_12.2.1.0.0_wccontent_generic.jar

Fusion Middleware Infrastructure Installation

In 12c, Weblogic Server need not be installed separately. Infrastructure installation comes with Weblogic Server, Oracle Common, JRF and EM templates
  • Make sure JAVA_HOME is set & JAVA executable is added to PATH environment variable.
  • Navigate to software directory and execute infrastructure installer using JAVA
java -jar fmw_12.2.1.0.0_infrastructure.jar
  • Click Next on the Welcome screen
  • Select Skip Auto Updates and click Next
  • Provide Middleware Home path and click Next
    • /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw
  • Select Fusion Middleware Infrastructure and click Next
  • Make sure prerequisites are met and click Next
  • uncheck Security Updates and click Next
  • Click Yes on the confirmation screen
  • Click Install in Installation Summary Screen
  • Make sure all installation steps are successful and click Next
  • Click Finish on the Installation Summary screen

Webcenter Content Installation

  • Navigate to software directory and execute Webcenter Content installer using Java

  • Click Next on the welcome screen
  • Skip auto updates and click Next
  • Provide Middleware Home and click Next. Provide same middleware home used for Infrastructure installation
    • Middleware Home : /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw
  • Make sure prerequisites are met and click Next
  • Click Install on Summary screen
  • Make sure all installation steps are successful and click Next
  • Click Finish on Installation Complete screen

Webcenter Content Repository Creation

  • Navigate to Oracle Common, Bin and execute RCU

  • Click Next on the Welcome screen
  • Select “System Load and Product Load” and click Next. Make sure you have sys credentials.
  • Provide database details and SYS credentials and click Next
  • Make sure DB prerequisites are met and click OK
  • Provide DB prefix and select below schema
    • Oracle WebCenter Content Server – Complete
    • Oracle WebCenter Enterprise Capture
    • Oracle WebCenter Content Server – Search Only
  • Below schema will be selected automatically
    • Metadata Services
    • Oracle Platform Security Services
    • Audit Services
    • Audit Services Append
    • Audit Services Viewer
  • Make sure component specific prerequisites are met and click OK
  • Provide password for the schema and click Next
  • Accept default table spaces and click Next. You can customize the table space if you wish to.
  • Click OK to confirm tablespace creation
  • Make sure tablespace creation is successful and click OK
  • Click Create on Summary screen
  • Repository creation progress screen
  • Make sure the status of all schema is success and click Close

Webcenter Content Domain Creation

  • Navigate to oracle_common,common,bin and execute domain configuration

  • Select “Create New Domain”, provide domain location and click Next
    • Domain Location : /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw/user_projects/domains/WCCDomain
  • Select below domain templates and click Next
    • Oracle Universal Content Management – Content Server
    • Oracle Universal Content Management – Inbound Refinery
    • Oracle Webcenter Enterprise Capture
    • Oracle Webcenter Content
  • Below components will be selected automatically
    • Oracle Enterprise Manager
    • Oracle JRF
    • Weblogic Coherence Cluster Extension
  • Accept default application location and click Next
  • Provide new Weblogic Administrator password and click Next
  • Select Production mode, verify JDK path and click Next
  • Select MDS Datasource, provide database details and click Next
  • Make sure MDS JDBC connection test is successful and click Next
  • Provide DB details for WCC_STB and click “Get RCU Configuration”. Make sure the schema is retrieved successfully in the Connection Result Log section and click Next
  • Verify the DB details of all the retrieved schema and click Next
  • Make sure the JDBC connection test is successful for all schema and click Next
  • Provide username and password for WCC ADF User and click next. You can use Weblogic credentials here.
  • Select below components on Advanced Configuration screen and click Next
    • Administration Server
    • Node Manager
    • Managed Servers, Clusters and Coherence
  • Accept default AdminServer name and port and click Next. Change the details here if you wish to
  • Accept default Node Manager location, provide new Node Manager credentials and click Next.
  • Provide Managed Server names and ports as below and click Next. You can name anything you wish to.
    • WLS_WCC
    • WLS_IBR
    • WLS_CPT
    • WLS_WCCUI
  • Create below single node clusters and click Next. This step is optional and I am creating it for the same of demo.
    • wcc_cluster
    • ibr_cluster
    • cpt_cluster
    • wccui_cluster
  • Assign Managed Servers to respective Clusters and click Next
  • Assign default Coherence options and click Next
  • Create Unix Machine as shown below and click Next
  • Assign Managed Servers to the new Machine and click Next
  • Click Create on the Summary screen
  • Make sure the domain creation is successful and click Next
  • Make a note of domain location and admin server URL and click Finish

Webcenter Content Domain Startup

  • Navigate to Domain Home, create boot.properties and start AdminServer using below commands.

  • Make sure you see below lines in the nohup.out / AdminServer.log to confirm that the AdminServer is fully started

  • Start Node Manager using below commands

  • Make sure you see below lines in the nohup.out / nodemanager.log to confirm that the Node manager is fully started

  • Login to Weblogic Administration Console using below URL and start all WCC Managed Servers

Webcenter Content Consoles

  • Login to Enterprise Manager Console using below URL

  • Login to Webcenter Content Administration Console using below URL

  • During first login, WCC will ask to set the parameters. You can accept the default locations and names or you can customize them as per your needs. Restart WCC after setting the parameters.

  • Login to Inbound Refinery Administration Console using below URL

  • During first login, IBR will ask to set the parameters. You can accept the default locations and names or you can customize them as per your needs. Restart IBR after setting the parameters.

  • Login to WCC UI using below URL

  • Login to WCC Document Capture Console & Client using below URLs

Thats It !! You now have a working Oracle Webcenter Content 12.2.1 environment.

Hope you found this post helpful. If you have any questions please post in the comments section. Please watch my video for detailed explanation and demo.

2016-12-08T18:20:42+00:00

About the Author:

I am a Senior Cloud Professional specialized in AWS Cloud with 11 years of IT experience. I am enthusiastic about Serverless Architecture. I am an expert in Oracle Fusion Middleware.

5 Comments

  1. Nitin November 9, 2016 at 5:16 AM - Reply

    Excellent set of instructions Prasad. It helped !
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Sanchit December 4, 2016 at 10:47 AM - Reply

    Very nice tutorial. thanks fro sharing your knowledge

  3. Suresh December 8, 2016 at 9:36 PM - Reply

    Thanks for providing the source on the youtube channel for the Oracle tutorials.

    I am new to Oracle WCC implementation and would like to some details. I watched one of your videos in youtube “How to install and configure Oracle Webcenter Content 12c – 12.2.1” channel and like it.

    I am working on an architecture for an application and would like to get your opinion and thoughts.

    As I see it for Oracle WCC, based on your video there is no mention of need for Web Server. Do we need a Web Server if so for what purpose?

    Can’t we make a webservice call to the WCC content hosted on Web Logic server?

    What are the prerequisites for implementing a WCC with a custom solution (.net project) on top it?

    I need your help, could you please drop me an e-mail at suresh dot vayugundla at gmail

    Thanks,
    Suresh

  4. Jason January 17, 2017 at 11:55 PM - Reply

    Hi. Very good installation steps provided! Can i ask what is the benefit we split the cluster for each different managed server?

    Thanks!

  5. Joanne November 3, 2017 at 9:21 PM - Reply

    Concise and to the point! Your video and tutorial material are always so organized and relatively easy to follow! Two Thumbs Up!!!

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