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Oracle WebCenter Portal 12c (12.2.1) – Installation & Configuration

Video Tutorial

In this post I will show you how to install Oracle Webcenter Portal 12c (12.2.1) and configure Webcenter Portal, Webcenter Collaboration & Webcenter Portlet and Pagelet Managed Servers on Oracle Linux 6 64 Bit

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 12.2.0.4
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure 12.2.1.0
  • Oracle Webcenter Portal 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 12c & JDK 1.8.

Software Required

  • fmw_12.2.1.0.0_wcportal_generic.jar
  • fmw_12.2.1.0.0_infrastructure.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 Portal Installation

  • Navigate to software directory and execute WebCenter Portal installer using Java

  • Click Next on the welcome screen
  • Select “Skip Auto Updates” and click Next
  • Provide Middleware home and click Next. This should be the Middleware home provided during Fusion Infrastructure installation
    • Middleware Home : /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw
  • Select “WebCenter Portal” and click Next
  • Make sure prerequisite checks are successful and click Next
  • Click Install on the “Installation Summary” screen
  • Make sure all installation steps are successful and click Next
  • Click “Finish” on the “installation Complete” screen

WebCenter Portal Repository Creation

  • Navigate to oracle_common/bin and execute RCU

  • Click Next on the welcome screen
  • Select “Create Repository” – “System Load and Product Load” and click Next
  • Provide database details as per below screenshot and click Next. Make sure you are using sys account and selected “SYSDBA” role
  • Make sure DB prerequisites are successful and click OK
  • Provide schema prefix and select below components
    • WebCenter Portal – Portal and Services
    • WebCenter Portal – Portlet Producers
    • WebCenter Portal – Analytics
    • WebCenter Portal – Discussions
  • Below components are selected automatically
    • AS Common Schemas – Metadata Services
    • AS Common Schemas – Common Infrastructure Services
    • AS Common Schemas – Oracle Platform Security Services
    • AS Common Schemas – Audit Services
    • AS Common Schemas – Audit Services Append
    • AS Common Schemas – Audit Services Viewer
  • Make sure component specific prerequisites are successful and click OK
  • provide schema password and click Next
  • Leave default custom variables and click Next. Its recommended to change the value to “Y” in production environments
  • Verify table spaces and click Next. Click OK on the confirmation screen. Change the table space parameters if required by click “Manage tablespaces”

  • Click create on Summary screen
  • Make sure the creation status is success for each component and click Close

WebCenter Portal Domain Configuration

  • Navigate to oracle_common/common/bin and execute configuration script

  • Select “Create a new domain”, provide domain location and click Next
    • Domain Location : /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw/user_projects/domains/WCP_Domain
  • Select below product templates and click Next
    • Oracle WebCenter Portal
    • Oracle WebCenter Pagelet Producer
    • Oracle WebCenter Portlet Producer
    • Oracle WebCenter Discussion Server
    • Oracle WebCenter Analytics Collector
  • Below components are selected automatically
    • Oracle Enterprise Manager
    • Oracle JRF
    • Weblogic Coherence Cluster Extension
  • Provide Application Location and click Next
    • Application Location : /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw/user_projects/applications/WCP_Domain
  • Provide Weblogic administration username & password and click Next
  • Select production Mode & JDK Location and click Next
  • Provide STB schema details and click “Get RCU Configuration”
  • Make sure schema retrieval is successful
  • Verify schema details and click Next
  • Make sure JDBC component schema test is successful for all schema and click Next
  • Select below components in “Advanced Configuration” and click Next
    • Administration Server
    • Node Manager
    • Managed Servers, Clusters and Coherence
  • Provide Admin Server name, port & listen address and click Next
  • Select “Per Domain Default Location”. Provide Node Manager username & password and click Next
  • Provide managed Server details as shown below and click Next
  • Provide clusters as shown below and click Next. (Clusters are recommended in Production environments. For test & single server environments clusters can be ignored)
  • Assign Managed Servers to respective clusters and click Next
  • Leave default values for Coherence cluster and click Next
  • Create Unix Machine with below details and click Next
  • Assign Managed servers to the newly created machine and click Next
  • Click Create on “Configuration Summary” screen
  • Make sure domain creation process is successful and click Next
  • Make a note of Domain Location & Administration URL and click Finish

WebCenter Portal Domain Startup

  • Navigate to DOMAIN_HOME/bin and execute startNodeManager

  • Navigate to DOMAIN_HOME and create security directory using below commands

  • Create boot.properties inside security directory with below content

  • Execute startWeblogic.sh from Domain Home

  • Once Admin Server is started completely, start Managed Servers from Weblogic administration console URL

  • Make sure all managed servers are in RUNNNING state

WebCenter Portal Consoles

  • Fusion Middleware Control / EM Console

  • WebCenter Portal Console

  • WebCenter Discussions / Forums Console

  • WebCenter Portal Tools Console

  • WebCenter WSRP Tools Console

  • WebCenter Pagelet Producer Console

Thats It !! You now have a working Oracle Webcenter Portal 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.

3 Comments

  1. Rajesh Kumar Sah March 10, 2017 at 11:29 AM - Reply

    I have watched all the videos uploaded by you on youtube. its awesome and I can say its perfectly compiled.
    Thanks you so much for your sincere efforts.

  2. abdulwajid khan March 12, 2017 at 8:28 PM - Reply

    hi Mr. pdomala

    you are doing a very good job and very useful notes many thanks, i need some support i install the oracle forms and reports 12c
    i am facing some problem while launching report 12c REP-51002: Bind to Reports Server
    with regards
    awkhan

  3. Udaya May 19, 2017 at 10:55 AM - Reply

    Hi Prasad,
    _
    My webcenter portal is not transiting from starting state to running state..whenever i i start m server wc_portal is in starting state only..not moving to running state….and i Ma getting timed out error after sometime

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