Aug 21, 2009

Oracle SOA Suite 11g: How to get a running test instance (on a laptop)?

After migrating the first project, the next step is to deploy this bpel to a server. I started with only installing JDeveloper an let's see, if it possible to stay with that (without installing the real wls production server).

I started with just with

So this looks like the wls server can be configured with Getting started with WebLogic Server 10.3.1:

But after some clicks i ended with:

Ok, there was only a very small chance, that a database is included inside the jdev-package. Like expected i installed Oracle's XE database. And after a short search i found a nice guide for setting up test instances inside

Just to add the missing steps:
dpkg -i oracle-xe-universal_10.2.0.1-1.0_i386.deb
/etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure
oracle@hades:~/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/server/bin$ ./
lsnrctl start
sqlplus system/passwd@XE
and as written in the Oracle documentation - download the rcu and run it:

Ok, ignore this, but then:
RCU-6107:Fehler bei der Prüfung auf Voraussetzungen von DB Init Param für: SHARED_POOL_SIZE
Erforderlicher Wert = 147456 KB, Aktueller Wert = 0 KB, Vergleichsoperator: ">="
RCU-6107:Fehler bei der Prüfung auf Voraussetzungen von DB Init Param für: SGA_MAX_SIZE
Erforderlicher Wert = 147456 KB, Aktueller Wert = 143360 KB, Vergleichsoperator: ">="
But this is fixable:

SQL> alter system set sga_max_size=150M scope=spfile;
System altered.
SQL> alter system set sga_target=150M scope=spfile;
System altered.
and restart the DB:

Once again:

Then i tried via Jdeveloper -> Run -> Start Server Instance
But the result was just many errors and no connectivity via http://localhost:7001.

Then i tried
cd /opt/Oracle/Middleware/user_projects/domains/DefaultDomain/
And after waiting 2 minutes, it worked:


  1. Hi Dietrich,

    Could you please tell me which flavor of linux you are using?
    i also want to install soa-suite 11 g on laptop.

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