Before you can use the discussion service, you will need to create a connection. By default, the discussion server is installed with the WebCenter Suite. When you create a WebCenter domain, the discussion software will be deployed on the WC_Collaboration managed service. Make sure you have started this managed server before continuing.
You can test whether or not the discussion service is running by browsing to its URL:
Before you can create a discussion, you need to make sure the WC_Collaboration server is running.