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How To Choose The Correct WebLogic Server (WLS) Installer (Doc ID 1058925.1)

Last updated on MAY 19, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 8.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document explains the differences between WebLogic Server (WLS) installers, including choosing between installers for 32-bit platforms and 64-bit platforms. It also specifies what a "generic" installer means.

In the process, we are also trying to answer the following types of questions:

When we download an installer for WebLogic Server, we see the same installer for a 32-bit operating system (OS) and a 64-bit OS. Is the installer the same for both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems?
Does the generic installer mean it is generic to all OS platforms (Linux, Solaris, AIX, Windows etc.) or generic to a 32-bit or 64-bit hardware platform?

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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 Does "generic installer" mean it is generic to all OS platforms?
 Additional Information:
 Is there an advantage to running 64-bit JDK/WLS on a 64-bit OS or would 32-bit run just as well?
 What are Fusion Middleware Infrastructure installers?
 What are the Lite, Slim and Quick installers?

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