WebLogic Server 10.3.x Instructions for Upgrade Installer in Graphical, Console, or Silent Mode [ID 1064633.1]

This zip file contains an Upgrade installer that enables you to upgrade an existing WebLogic Server 10.3.x release to a newer WebLogic Server 10.3.x release.

This readme file describes how to run the Upgrade installer in graphical, console, or silent mode.

Running the Upgrade Installer in Graphical Mode

  1. Back up your current WebLogic Server installation to another drive or directory.
  2. Make backup copies of any files or applications that you have created in the WebLogic Server home directory. As part of the upgrade procedure, the installation program automatically overwrites any files, including applications, that you have created in this directory.

Note: In some cases, changes are made in each domain’s config.xml file between upgrade releases. You may want to make backup copies of the config.xml file in any domains you created, in case you later want to roll back or uninstall an upgrade installation.

  1. Shut down any servers that are running.
  2. Start the Upgrade installer:
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    Windows:

    1. Log in to the Windows system.
    2. Go to the directory that contains the installation file.
    3. Double-click the installation file.

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Using a JAR installer on UNIX:

    1. Log in to the target UNIX system.
    2. Add the bin directory of the appropriate JDK to the beginning of the PATH variable definition on the target system. For example:

PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH
export PATH

    1. Go to the directory where you downloaded the installation program.
    2. Launch the installation program by entering the following command:

java -jar <installer_file_name>

Note: if you are installing WebLogic Server on a 64-bit platform, see “Installing WebLogic Server on 64-Bit Platforms Using a 64-Bit JDK” at the end of this file.

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Using a BIN installer on UNIX:

    1. Log in to the target UNIX system.
    2. Go to the directory that contains the installation program.
    3. Launch the installation by entering the following commands:

chmod a+x <file_name>.bin
./<file_name>.bin

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  1. Click Next on the Welcome screen.
  2. On the Choose Middleware Home Directory screen, select an existing Middleware home directory or browse to an existing Middleware home that contains the WebLogic Server installation you want to upgrade. Click Next.
  3. On the Register for Security Updates screen, make your selection and click Next.
  4. On the Confirm Product Installation Directory screen, click Next.

The Status screen is displayed to indicate the progress of the installation. When the installation completes, the Installation Complete screen is displayed.


Running the Upgrade Installer in Console Mode

  1. Back up your current WebLogic Server installation to another drive or directory.
  2. Make backup copies of any files or applications that you have created in the WebLogic Server home directory. As part of the upgrade procedure, the installation program automatically overwrites any files, including applications, that you have created in this directory.

Note: In some cases, changes are made in each domain’s config.xml file between upgrade releases. You may want to make backup copies of the config.xml file in any domains you created, in case you later want to roll back or uninstall an upgrade installation.

 

  1. Shut down any servers that are running.
  2. Start the Upgrade installer:
    —-
    Windows

    1. Log in to the target Windows system.
    2. Open a command prompt window.
    3. Go to the directory that contains the installation program.
    4. Launch the installation by entering the name of the installation program.

<filename>.exe -mode=console

Note: You can include the -log=full_path_to_log_file option in the command line to create a verbose installation log.

  1. —-
    Using a BIN installer on UNIX

    1. Log in to the target UNIX system.
    2. Go to the directory that contains the installation program.
    3. Launch the installation by entering the following commands:

chmod a+x <file_name>.bin
./<file_name>.bin -mode=console

  1. —-
    Using a JAR installer on UNIX

    1. Log in to the target UNIX system.
    2. Add the bin directory of the appropriate JDK to the beginning of the PATH variable definition on the target system. For example:

PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH
export PATH

 

    1. Go to the directory where you downloaded the installation program.
    2. Launch the installation by entering the following command:

java -jar <file_name>.jar -mode=console

 

Note: if you are installing WebLogic Server on a 64-bit platform, see “Installing WebLogic Server on 64-Bit Platforms Using a 64-Bit JDK” at the end of this file.

  1. —-
  2. At the Welcome prompt, type n or press Enter to continue.
  3. At the Choose Middleware Home Directory prompt, enter the number for the Middleware home directory that contains the WebLogic Server installation you want to upgrade, or enter 1 and then enter the full path to the Middleware home directory. Click Next.
  4. To register for security updates, you must have a valid My Oracle Support account. By registering for security updates, Oracle Support notifies you immediately of any security updates that are specific to your installation.

    If you want to register for security updates, at the Register for Security Updates prompt:

    1. Enter 1, and then enter the email address for your My Oracle Support account.
    2. Enter 2, and then enter the password for your My Oracle Support account.
    3. Verify that Receive Security Update is set to Yes. If it is set to No, enter 3, and then enter Yes.

If you do not want to register for security updates, Enter 3, and then enter No. You are prompted to confirm that you want to bypass initiation of the Configuration Manager. Enter Yes.

After making your selections for security updates, press Enter.

  1. At the Confirm Product Installation Directory prompt, click Next.

    The Status screen is displayed to indicate the progress of the installation. When the installation completes, the Installation Complete message is displayed.

  2. Press any key to exit the installation program.

Running the Upgrade Installer in Silent Mode

The process for upgrading an installation in silent mode is similar to the process for a full installation in silent mode, except that the silent.xml file is much simpler.

When using an Upgrade installer, the silent.xml file needs to define only the BEAHOME data value name. This is the Middleware home directory that contains the WebLogic Server installation you want to upgrade. See the following example, where C:\Oracle\Middleware is the Middleware home directory where WebLogic Server is installed. Update this value to the appropriate directory for your installation.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?>
<domain-template-descriptor>
  <input-fields>
    <data-value value="c:\Oracle\Middleware" name="BEAHOME" />
  </input-fields>
</domain-template-descriptor>

 

Note: If you created a silent.xml file when you initially installed WebLogic Server, you should store it in a safe location or make a backup copy of it so that you do not accidentally overwrite it with the silent.xml file you are creating for your upgrade installation. Alternatively, you can name your upgrade file using a different file name, for example silent_upgrade.xml.

To run the upgrade installer in silent mode:

  1. Create a silent.xml file (or silent_upgrade.xml file) to specify the Middleware home directory that contains the WebLogic Server installation you want to upgrade. See the sample above.
  2. Save the XML file in the directory in which the Upgrade installer is stored.
  3. Start the Upgrade installer. Make sure that the -silent_xml option points to the XML file you created for the upgrade installation.
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    Windows

    1. Log in to the Windows system.
    2. Open a command prompt window.
    3. Go to the directory that contains the installation program.
    4. Start the installer:

<filename>.exe -mode=silent -silent_xml=<path_to_silent.xml>

<path_to_silent.xml> is the full path of the silent.xml file.

  1. —-
    Using a JAR Installer on UNIX:

    1. Log in to the target UNIX system.
    2. Add the bin directory of the appropriate JDK to the beginning of the PATH variable definition on the target system. For example:

PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH
export PATH

 

    1. Go to the directory that contains the installation file.
    2. Launch the installation program:

java -jar <file_name>.jar -mode=silent -silent_xml=/<path_to_silent.xml>

<path_to_silent.xml> is the full path to the silent.xml file.

Notes: if you are installing WebLogic Server on a 64-bit platform, see “Installing WebLogic Server on 64-Bit Platforms Using a 64-Bit JDK” at the end of this file.

When you run the Generic Upgrade installer, include the -Xmxsize[g|G|m|M|k|K] option in the command to ensure that the heap size is adequate.

  1. —-
    Using a BIN Installer on UNIX

    1. Log in to the target UNIX system.
    2. Go to the directory that contains the installation program.
    3. Enter the following commands to launch the installation program:

chmod a+x <file_name>.bin
./<file_name>.bin -mode=silent -silent_xml=<path_to_silent.xml>

<path_to_silent.xml> is the full path of the silent.xml file.

  1. An Oracle Installer window is displayed, indicating that the files are being extracted. No other prompt or text is displayed.

Installing WebLogic Server on 64-Bit Platforms Using a 64-Bit JDK

If you are installing WebLogic Server on a 64-bit platform using a .jar installation program:

  • Include the -d64 flag in the installation command when using a 32/64-bit hybrid JDK (such as for the HP-PA, HPIA, and Solaris64 platforms). For example, if installing in graphical mode using the Package installer:

java -d64 -jar <wlsversion>_generic.jar

  • Run the java -version command (or java -d64 -version command on platforms using a 32/64-bit hybrid JDK) to ensure that your JAVA_HOME refers to a 64-bit JDK.
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