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Oracle WebLogic Server 11gR1 PS2: Administration Essentials by Michel Schildmeijer

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Operating system

Oracle WebLogic is certified on various operating systems, such as:

  • Linux versions, including as Redhat, Oracle Linux, and SLES
  • Sun Solaris
  • HP-UX
  • AIX
  • Windows 2000-2003-2008 Server, XP

For a complete list of certified operating systems, see the Certification Matrix at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/downloads/fmw-11gr1certmatrix.xls.

In your case, you will choose Oracle Enterprise Linux version 5, which is somewhat similar to the Redhat version. You can download it from Oracle TechNet.

The rest of this chapter will focus on installing WebLogic on a Linux platform.

Other prerequisites

  • There should be a dedicated operating system user as the local owner of the WebLogic Server software. The typical name would be oracle, assigned ...

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