Got lost in several locations of Oracle installations?


Ever wondered what to find in which directoy, in for example an Oracle SOA Suite 11g installation? (patchset 2)

Well, here´s the general rule:

- The toplevel layer –> Called the Middleware home; toplevel of all components, usually something like /app/oracle/weblogic/Middleware (or make your own choice)

- The WebLogic Server layer–> Location of typical WebLogic binaries, scripts, configurations, NodeManager. Would be Middleware home/wlserver_10.3

- The Oracle management layer –> Oracle general components like Enterprise manager, ADF runtime libaries, usually called oracle_common

- The Oracle product layer –> Oracle product specific components like BPEL, Mediator, OSB. Usually called Oracle_<name_of_product>

The WebLogic Domain specific files end up in a directory called user_projects/domains, normaly one level beyond the Middleware home. Feel free to change these locations in more reasonable ones,like:

- one filesystem for your domain configuration

- one filesystem for your server and applicationlogfiles

- one filesystem for you software binaries


About Author

Started in pharmacy, I made the change to IT in 1996. I am an Oracle Fusion Middleware Architect at AMIS, with focus on technical infrastructure, Serverside solutions, installing, administering, configuring the Oracle Fusion Middleware stack. My experience is from integrations at telco´s using Oracle AIA, Oracle Portal, OID, Forms&Reports, Discoverer upto the latest Oracle WebLogic 11g releases with practically all Oracle products running on top of it


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