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VirtualBox – Install Ubuntu 13.04

To install Ubuntu 13.04 in a fresh VirtualBox image, create a VirtualBox image as described in the blog post on installing Ubuntu 11.04 in VirtualBox. Focus on the Prepare Ubuntu install in VirtualBox section.

In the latest versions of VirtualBox you can choose multiple types of virtual disks (.vdi , .vmdk , et cetera). This is most relevant if you want to share your image across multiple virtualization platforms. If you have no specific requirements go with the default.

Install Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox

  • Go to the settings of the newly created VirtualBox image;
  • In the storage section add an IDE Controller pointing to the installation disk: ubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386.iso for 32 bit or ubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64.iso for 64 bit;
  • Ensure that you have asigned the VBox image enough processing power and memory;
  • Boot the installation iso by starting the VirtualBox image;
  • Watch Ubuntu 13.04 booting;
  • Choose your language and install Ubuntu;
  • After Ubuntu prepared it’s install and checks some stuff for best results, click Continue to go on with the installation;
  • In a new VirtualBox image you can safely choose to erase all stuff on disk and install Ubuntu (it will use ext4 as a file system);
  • Select the created VBOX Harddisk to do so. Choose install now;
  • Choose the location while Ubuntu continues creating the file system in the background;
  • While Ubuntu keeps copying files choose your keyboard layout;
  • Choose your name, the computer’s name, your username and password. For additional security you choose to encrypt your home folder;
  • Restart the Virtual Machine and log in;

VirtualBox Guest additions

The screenshots in the gallery also show how to install the VirtualBox guest additions in Ubuntu 13.04. Check this post for more details to install Vbox guest additions to install the VirtualBox guest additions.

Upgrade iPad2 to iOS6.1 screenshots

Apple updated iOS to 6.1. The update of the iPad to iOS 6.1 can be started from iTunes or directly in the Settings app (General -> Software Update).

On Apple’s support pages, it is stated that the new version will have:

  • LTE support for more carriers (complete list of supported carriers at Apple on LTE
  • Purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri (USA only)
  • iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud
  • New button to reset the Advertising Identifier


There was a small language issue on the slide to unlock page in the Dutch version (see screenshot 4).

Installing an all 64 bit JDK JDeveloper set on Windows7

You might know that JDeveloper is supported on 64 bit versions of Java and Windows since release 11.1.1.4. Fusion Middleware is supported on JDK7 both 11g and 12c versions since May 2012. So I decided to try to install an 64 bit JDK7, 64 bit JDeveloper on Windows 7 64 bit.

Since most of my JDeveloper work is aimed at SOA Suite, BPM and non-ADF Java, I choose the JDeveloper 11g IDE. On the JDK site I started with JDK7u6. However a security thingie got in the way and I switch to JDK7u7. I’m assuming you have a PC/laptop/VirtualMachine running a 64 bit version of Windows7.

Install JDK7 update 7


The latest JDeveloper support/certification info states:

  • 64 bit JDK supported for Windows as of JDeveloper 11.1.1.4.0
  • For JDK 6, update 24 or later is recommended
  • For JDK 7, update 3 or later is recommended

However due to the security vulnerabilities in all earlier JDK 7 versions (on all OSes and their browsers) it is recommended to install only JDK7 update 7 and up.

Download JDK 7 for Windows 7 64bit. To install JDK7 on Windows7 double click the downloaded file.

Install JDeveloper 11.1.1.6


Since we have chosen a 64 bit JDK ourselves we downloading the jdevstudio11116install.jar from OTN Developer Tools site.

Before installing we check whether the correct JDK version will be used (from the command prompt (cmd)):
C:\Oracle\jdk7u7\bin>java -version
java version "1.7.0_07"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_07-b10)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.3-b01, mixed mode)

C:\Oracle\jdk7u6\bin>

And then to install JDeveloper from the command prompt (cmd):

C:\Users\deltalounge\Downloads>java -jar jdevstudio11116install.jar
Extracting 0%...................................................................
.................................100%

Then a GUI starts and the most important screens are:

Install SOA Suite, BPM and AIA extensions


Follow the guidance of these post to install JDeveloper extensions:

And you are ready to go.

VirtualBox – Install Ubuntu 12.04

VirtualBox Install Ubuntu 12.04To install Ubuntu 12.04 in a VirtualBox image, create a new VirtualBox image as described in the blog post on installing Ubuntu 11.04 in VirtualBox. In later versions of VirtualBox you can choose mutiple types of virtual disks (.vdi , .vmdk , et cetera). This is only relevant if you want to share you image across multiple virtualisation platforms.

Check the instructions to install Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox.

Install Ubuntu 12.04

  • Go to the settings of the newly created VirtualBox image;
  • In the storage section add an IDE Controller pointing to the installation disk: ubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64.iso;
  • Ensure that you have asigned the VBox image enough processing power and memory;
  • Boot the installation iso by starting the VirtualBox image;
  • Watch Ubuntu 12.04 booting;
  • Choose your language and install Ubuntu;
  • After Ubuntu prepared it’s install and checks some stuff for best results, click Continue to go on with the installation;
  • In a new VirtualBox image you can safely choose to erase all stuff on disk and install Ubuntu (it will use ext4 as a file system);
  • Select the created VBOX Harddisk to do so. Choose install now;
  • Choose the location while Ubuntu continues creating the file system in the background;
  • While Ubuntu keeps copying files choose your keyboard layout;
  • Choose your name, the computer’s name, your username and password. For additional security you can choose to encrypt your home folder;
  • Restart the Virtual Machine and log in;

VirtualBox Guest additions

Check this post on Vbox guest additions to install the VirtualBox guest additions.

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Uninstall JDeveloper

Uninstall JDeveloperQuick tip: In case you need to uninstall JDeveloper for example when installing a new version of JDeveloper or WebLogic Server, here is how:
Locate and run from the JDeveloper / Middleware home (eg C:\Oracle\Middleware ):

  • On Windows: \utils\uninstall\uninstall.exe
  • On Linux, Unix and Mac OS: /utils/uninstall/uninstall

You can use the silent mode parameter: -mode=silent to uninstall JDeveloper on all supported systems.

Installing Oracle Enterprise Repository

This blog post will show you how to install Oracle Enterprise Repository, or OER in short. The assumptions is that you have a running WebLogic Server (with SOA Suite on top of it) and a database.

Prepare – database

The most important part of the preparation for the installation of Oracle Enterprise Repository is the creation of tablespaces and the user that will hold the database objects.
Create the required tablespaces
You can change the names of the tablespaces and alter the path and names of the data files according to your needs. The example is based on an installation on the Windows OS. If your on Linux/Unix you probably know what to do to make it work on your platform…

CREATE TABLESPACE OER_DATA
    DATAFILE 'D:\oracle\oraclexe\oradata\XE\oer_data.dbf' SIZE 300M
 AUTOEXTEND ON NEXT 10240K MAXSIZE UNLIMITED
    EXTENT MANAGEMENT LOCAL AUTOALLOCATE
    LOGGING
    ONLINE
    SEGMENT SPACE MANAGEMENT AUTO;
 
CREATE TABLESPACE OER_LOB
    DATAFILE 'D:\oracle\oraclexe\oradata\XE\oer_lob.dbf' SIZE 300M
 AUTOEXTEND ON NEXT 10240K MAXSIZE UNLIMITED
    EXTENT MANAGEMENT LOCAL AUTOALLOCATE
    LOGGING
    ONLINE
    SEGMENT SPACE MANAGEMENT AUTO;
 
CREATE TABLESPACE OER_INDEX
    DATAFILE 'D:\oracle\oraclexe\oradata\XE\oer_index.dbf' SIZE 300M
 AUTOEXTEND ON NEXT 5120K MAXSIZE UNLIMITED
    EXTENT MANAGEMENT LOCAL AUTOALLOCATE
    LOGGING
    ONLINE
    SEGMENT SPACE MANAGEMENT AUTO;

Create the user
Change the user name and password (both OER in this case) to cater your needs.

CREATE USER OER IDENTIFIED BY OER
DEFAULT TABLESPACE OER_DATA
    TEMPORARY TABLESPACE TEMP;
 
GRANT CREATE MATERIALIZED VIEW TO OER;
GRANT CREATE SEQUENCE TO OER;
GRANT CREATE SESSION TO OER;
GRANT CREATE SYNONYM TO OER;
GRANT CREATE TABLE TO OER;
GRANT CREATE TRIGGER TO OER;
GRANT CREATE VIEW TO OER;
GRANT UNLIMITED TABLESPACE TO OER;

Install OER

Us the follwing command from a dos prompt to start the OER installation. By default it will start in graphical mode. You can use the -mode option to start it in console or silent mode.

java -jar OER111150_generic.jar -log=C:\installSOA\logs\OER_install.log

Run WebLogic Server Domain Configuration Wizard

To run the Domain Configuration Wizard on Windows you can click: Start > Programs > Oracle Products > Tools > Configuration Wizard. On any platform you can run the config script in the /common/bin/config.cmd. For example:

> cd oracle\Middleware\wlserver_10.3\common\bin
> config.cmd

Post Install actions

To use all options in the Repository you need to install Java Web Start. To check whether Java Web Start is installed correctly use the test Java link.

In case the JNLP stuff (needed for java Web Start) doesn’t work. This Firefox JNLP fix might help you (via Andreas).

Installing Windows8 in VirtualBox

Wanted to do a quick blog on installing Windows8 in VirtualBox. However work and stuff came in the way and of course now there are multiple sites describing it now like this quite short on Oracle blogs, Life Hacker Guide and How-To Geek. Since especially the first ones lack some screenshots, I’ll share mine:

More info on installing an OS like Ubuntu 11.04 on VirtualBox can give you some background on the general process of creating a new VirtualBox image.

Virtual PC (0x80004005) doesn’t tolerate VMWare or VirtualBox

Since I had to test some webpages with IE6 (please don’t ask), I wanted to use Windows XP Mode on my Windows 7 laptop (actually run it in VMWare as described here). Microsoft provides virtual machines (vhd files) to run in Microsoft Virtual PC.

KB958559 fails with 0x80004005

Rolling back the update

Windows Virtual PC for Windows 7 is released as an update for Windows 7, and has the Knowledge Base Article ID of KB958559. So I tried to install it. That went actually pretty well until I had to reboot my laptop. At about 98% of the update process during the reboot it gave an error and rolled back the update. The log showed:

Installation failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80004005: Update for Windows KB958559

Digging into the support forums and blog posts on the subject, the most common working solution I found to the problem was to uninstall VMWare and/or VirtualBox. After the uninstall you can install Virtual PC without the error and after that reinstall VMWare and/or VirtualBox.

SOA Suite Installation Quick Start

There are always quite some blog posts on installing SOA Suite on several platforms. Recently I discovered that Oracle publishes a Quick Start Guide on the SOA Suite (PDF!) that mainly deals with the installation process (and de-installation should you need it).

This guide is aimed at installations for developers and not for production machines. Unfortunately the installation of OSB is out of scope. I expect it to be upgraded to PS4 (11.1.1.5) soon. I could find any missing instructions while installing PS4 on a Windows7 VirtualBox.

This document looks very similar to the installation chapter in Getting Started with Oracle SOA Suite 11g R1.

Update

It was confirmed by Simone Geib, Product Manager in the Oracle SOA team, that both the OSB part and the PS4 update are coming soon.

Update September

The update for SOA Suite PS4 (11.1.1.5) including Oracle Service Bus is now available.

Installing WebLogic Server on Ubuntu and JRockit 64 bits

Installing WebLogic Server on Ubuntu and JRockit 64 bits. This installation will later be used to install Oracle Service Bus.

Download the WebLogic Server installation files from OTN or E-Delivery.

Make sure the JAVA_HOME refers to the proper Java installation:

$ JAVA_HOME=/oracle/jrockit-jdk1.6.0_24 export JAVA_HOME
$ PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH; export PATH

Check that the proper Java version will be used:

$ java -version
Oracle JRockit(R) (build R28.1.3-11-141760-1.6.0_24-20110301-1432-linux-x86_64, compiled mode)

If you are installing WebLogic Server on a 64-bit platform using a .jar installation program use the downloaded wlsversionnumber_generic.jar . Start the installation using the following command. Include the -d64 flag in the installation command when using a 32/64-bit hybrid JDK.

$ java -d64 -jar wls1035_generic.jar
  • Welcome screen – Click Next
  • Choose Middleware Home Directory – Create a new Middleware Home and enter the directory of your choice
  • Register for Security Updates
  • Choose Install Type – Choose Custom to be able to select the JDK of choice
  • Choose Products and Components – No changes needed
  • JDK Selection – Pick the JRockit JDK previously installed
  • Choose Product Installation Directories – No changes needed
  • Confirm Product Installation Directories
  • Installer is running
  • Installation complete

An overview of the WebLogic Server installation screen can be viewed in the gallery:


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