Silent Installation of Weblogic and Webcenter portal

Requirment – Silent Installation of Weblogic and Webcenter portal


Silent-Mode Installation – Silent-mode installation is a way of setting installation configurations only once and then using those configurations to duplicate the installation on many machines. During installation in silent mode, the installation program reads the settings for your configuration from an XML file that you create prior to beginning the installation. The installation program does not display any configuration options during the installation process. Silent-mode installation works on both Windows and UNIX systems.
With previous releases of WebLogic Platform, you have the option of running the Configuration Wizard as part of the silent installation process. In WebLogic Platform 8.1, the Configuration Wizard cannot be run, automatically, with the WebLogic Platform installation program; it must be run separately. However, you can create a simple shell script or command file that sequentially runs silent mode installation and silent mode configuration. For more information about running the Configuration Wizard in silent mode, see Creating WebLogic Configurations Using the Configuration Wizard at

-> Install the Weblogic

-> Download the WebLogic Installer … and put it in some directory
-> Create a silent.xml file that defines the configuration settings normally entered by a user during an interactive installation process, such as graphical-mode or console-mode installation. Here is the silent-wls10.3.6.xml file, see below

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
       <data-value name="BEAHOME" value="\Oracle\Middleware_Home" />
       <data-value name="WLS_INSTALL_DIR" value="\Oracle\Middleware_Home\wlserver_10.3" />
       <data-value name="COMPONENT_PATHS"
        value="WebLogic Server/Core Application Server|WebLogic Server
/Administration Console|WebLogic Server/Configuration Wizard and Upgrade 
Framework|WebLogic Server/Web 2.0 HTTP Pub-Sub Server|WebLogic Server/WebLogic 
JDBC Drivers|WebLogic Server/Third Party JDBC Drivers|WebLogic Server
/WebLogic Server Clients|WebLogic Server/WebLogic Web Server Plugins
|WebLogic Server/UDDI and Xquery Support|WebLogic Server/Server Examples|Oracle Coherence/Coherence Product Files" />
       <data-value name="INSTALL_NODE_MANAGER_SERVICE" value="yes" />
       <data-value name="NODEMGR_PORT" value="5556" />
       <data-value name="INSTALL_SHORTCUT_IN_ALL_USERS_FOLDER" value="yes"/>

-> For Jar Installers:
Open a command prompt and start the installation by executing the below command.

java -jar wls1036_generic.jar -mode=silent -silent_xml=/path//silent.xml -log=/opt/softwares/Installation_silent.log 

It opens up a new windows showing the installation progress.Check the install progress window and a successful install would display message like below


-> Install the Webcenter Portal

->  cd /u01/software/ofm_wc_generic_11.
->  ./runInstaller -silent -responseFile /u01/software/scripts/custom_installtype_wcp11.1.1.8.rsp -jreLoc /u01/app/oracle/product/java_current/jre

Here is the custom_installtype_wcp11.1.1.8.rsp file.You need an response file to provide parameter while installation.


Response File Version=


#Set this to true if you wish to specify a directory where latest updates are downloaded. This option would use the software updates from the specified directory


#If the Software updates are already downloaded and available on your local system, then specify the path to the directory where these patches are available and set SPECIFY_DOWNLOAD_LOCATION to true

#Provide the Oracle Home location. The location has to be the immediate child under the specified Middleware Home location. The Oracle Home directory name may only contain alphanumeric , hyphen (-) , dot (.) and underscore (_) characters, and it must begin with an alphanumeric character. The total length has to be less than or equal to 128 characters. The location has to be an empty directory or a valid WebCenter Oracle Home.

#Provide existing Middleware Home location.

#Application Server choices are WLS, WAS




-> Create database schemas via the RCU

Creating schema using silent instillation you provide password in txt file.Below command will create different schema.

 cd ofm_rcu_linux_11.
 ./rcu -silent -createRepository -databaseType ORACLE -dbUser sys
 -connectString localhost:1521:orcl  -dbRole SYSDBA
 -useSamePasswordForAllSchemaUsers -schemaPrefix DEV
 -component PORTLET -tablespace WP_REPO -tempTablespace TEMP
 -component MDS -tablespace WP_REPO -tempTablespace TEMP
 -component WEBCENTER -tablespace WP_REPO -tempTablespace TEMP
 -component ACTIVITES -tablespace WP_REPO -tempTablespace TEMP
 -f < passwordfile.txt

The passwordfile.txt file would contain, in order:


Happy weblogic/Webcenter installation with Vinay Kumar in techartifact


I am an Oracle ACE in Oracle ADF/Webcenter. Sr Java Consultant-working on Java/J2EE/Oracle ADF/Webcenter Portal/ content and Hibernate for several years. I'm an active member of the OTN JDeveloper/Webcenter forum. Passionate about learning new technologies. I am here to share my knowledge. Give your views and suggestion on [email protected] .

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