Some quick steps to get a working SOA 11g install with a 11g DB repository
SOA 11g supports Oracle 10g and 11g database, with following version
- Oracle Database 10g (10.2.0.4 or later)
- Oracle Database 11g (126.96.36.199 or later)
Note: you should install the DB with AL32UTF8 character set, otherwise you will get a warning when you run RCU:
The database you are connecting is with non-AL32UTF8 character set. Oracle(however, as per certification page of SOA this warning can be ignored)
strongly recommends using AL32UTF8 as the database character set.
For download page of DB 11g go to
and next you need to upgrade to 188.8.131.52 using
Patch 6890831 184.108.40.206.0 PATCH SET FOR ORACLE DATABASE SERVER
Follow all the PRE and POST install steps from the patch 6890831 readme for a succesfull upgrade to 220.127.116.11.
Make sure your OS meets minimum requirements as specified in
and the certification page
# ulimit -n
to find the maximum file descriptors
If the descriptors value is 1024, then edit /etc/security/limits.conf to increase the descriptor limit,
for example to 4096 :
* soft nofile 4096
* hard nofile 4096
Run RCU (Repository Creation Utility)
Download it from here :
Run the RCU (Repository Creation Utility) to create SOA Schemas .
If you let the default settings you will end up with following schemas
Download Weblogic 11g from OTN :
and install it :
chmod +x wls1031_linux32.bin
Install Soa 11g
Download the SOA package from here :
Go to SOA_HOME/common/bin folder and run
If you let at previous steps (WLS and SOA) default settings you will have here:
- Domain name = base_domain
- At the configure JDK screen choose Development Mode for JDK and Production Mode to use JRockit
- In the JDBC config screens the schema names are those given to RCU above
- Don't select anything at Advanced Configuration Screen
Start the server
First start WLS admin server
and next start soa_server1 (and bam_server1 if you installed also BAM).
Open a browser window:
- To access the Administration Server console:
- To access Enterprise Manager:
by default port is set to 7001.
Download JDev 11g (for Linux or Windows)
and also download "JDeveloper extension for SOA technologies" from here:
Install JDeveloper and open it. Select Help/Check For Updates, Install from local file.
Bowse to the location you saved "soa-jdev-extension.zip"
After Install completes restart JDeveloper and go to Help > About > Version tab to confirm that the SOA extension are installed.
Last step is to create a new connection in JDev and you are ready to test your first composite:
Go to View > Application Server Navigator, right-click the Application Servers and select "New Application Server" . Enter connection details -> the default port is 7001 and WLS domain "base_domain" (if you left unchanged the install defaults). When testing the connection you should see 8 of 8 succesful completed tests.
SOA Install Guide:
SOA Quick Install Guide:
DB 11g Install Guide: