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Tutorial: Installing and Configuring Oracle WebCenter Portal R11 ( - (Doc ID 1316942.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 28, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version to [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document will show how to do a simple install of WebCenter Portal in a single server using the Automatic Service Configuration feature that is available in PS3 release and later.

This document has been tested with the following releases:

This is part of a series of Tutorials for Installing and Configuring WebCenter Portal.

In this tutorial we will cover the following topics:

The following diagram shows the configuration that will be performed in this document:

For this Tutorial we will show the installation and configuration process on OEL5 64bit.
A similar process can be used for other Platforms.

All references to the documentation in this tutorial correspond to dot8 ( release.

For previous releases you can find the documentation here:

    Oracle Fusion Middleware Documentation


This document is intended for WebCenter Portal Administrators who need to install and configure WebCenter Portal.

Support for the different products used in this tutorial is provided by different teams. If you need to contact Oracle Support ensure to open a service request for the related Product.


This document doesn't replace the formal documentation that can be located here:

Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebCenter Portal - 11g Release 1 (



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In this Document
 1. System Information
 2. Checking the System Requirements
 2.1. Checking Memory Requirements
 2.2. Checking Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) Requirements
 2.3. Checking the System Requirements for UNIX Operating Systems
 2.3.1. Checking the Kernel Version
 2.3.2. Checking the OS Packages
 2.3.3. Using yum to download and install OS packages
 2.3.4. Checking the OS Open File Limit
 2.3.5. Checking the Shell Limits for the oracle user
 3. Checking the Database Requirements
 3.1. Checking the database version
 3.2. Checking the Database Character Set
 3.3. Checking required Database Parameters
 3.4. Checking the nls_length_semantics Parameter
 3.5. Checking the Database Processes
 3.5. Getting the Database Service Names
 4. Obtaining the Software for your platform
 5. Installing Oracle JRockit 64 bit JDK
 6. Installing Oracle WebLogic Server and Creating the Middleware Home
 7. Creating the Schemas for Oracle WebCenter Portal
 8. Installing Oracle WebCenter Portal
 9. Configuring Oracle WebCenter Portal
 10. Understanding what is installed
 11. Setting Up Environment Variables
 12. Understanding WebCenter Portal: Spaces Automatic Services Configuration
 13. Starting the WebLogic Administration Server
 14. Accessing the Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console
 15. Accessing the Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control Console
 16. Associating a Machine with the WebCenter Portal Managed Servers
 17. Associating a Listen Address to the Machine and Managed Servers
 18. Starting Managed Servers with a Startup Script
 19. Verify Services were configured with Automatic Service Configuration
 20. Stopping Managed Servers with a Stop Script
 21. Creating Boot Identity Files for the Managed Servers
 22. Starting the Node Manager
 23. Starting / Stopping Managed Server using the WebLogic Server Administration Console
 24. Testing the Preconfigured Portlet and Pagelet Producers
 25. Accessing Spaces
 What's Next

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