04 janeiro 2013

How to Install WebLogic 12c ZIP on Linux

I knew that WebLogic had this small ZIP distribution, of only 184M, but what I didn't know was that it is so easy to install it on Linux machines, specially for development purposes, that I thought I had to blog about it.
You may want to check this blog, where I found the missing part on this how to, but I'm blogging this again because I wanted to put it in a simpler way, straight to the point. And if you are looking for a how to for Mac, check Arun Gupta's post.
 So, here's the step-by-step:
1 - Download the ZIP distribution (don't worry if your system is x86_64)
Don't forget to accept the OTN Free Developer License Agreement!
2 - Choose where to install your WebLogic server and your domain, and set as your MW_HOME environment variable
I will use /opt/middleware/weblogic for this how to
export MW_HOME=/opt/middleware/weblogic
Make sure this path exists in your system. 'mydomains' will be used to keep your WebLogic domain.
mkdir -p $MW_HOME/mydomain
3 - If you don't have your JAVA_HOME environment variable still configured, do it. Point it to where your JDK is installed.
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/default-java
4 - Unzip the downloaded file into MW_HOME
unzip wls1211_dev.zip -d $MW_HOME
5 - Go to that directory and run configure.sh
6 - Call the setEnvs.sh script
. $MW_HOME/wlserver/server/bin/setWLSEnv.sh
7 - Create your development domain. It will ask you for username and password. I like to use weblogic / welcome1
cd $MW_HOME/mydomain $JAVA_HOME/bin/java $JAVA_OPTIONS -Xmx1024m \ -Dweblogic.management.allowPasswordEcho=true weblogic.Server
8 - Start WebLogic and access its web console
(sh startWebLogic.sh &); sleep 10; firefox http://localhost:7001/console
Usually, it takes only 10 seconds to start a domain, and 5 more to deploy the Administration Console (on my laptop). :-)
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