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Saturday, May 23, 2009
 
Installing Siebel Web Extension (SWE) on top of Sun Java System Web Server 7.0

As of today, Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 is not a certified platform to deploy Siebel 8.0 enterprise on. We are working with Oracle Corporation to make this certification happen so our customers can take advantage of the performance optimizations that went into the web server release 7.0.

Meanwhile those who want to give it a try can do so with little effort. In release SJSWS 7.0, the start/stop/restart/.. scripts were appropriately relocated to bin directory under the virtual web server instance. The installer for Siebel 8.0 Web Server Extension looks for the start script [of the web server] under the home directory of the virtual web server instance. (because it was the default location until the release of SJSWS 7.0). The installation fails if the installer cannot find the start script in the location it is expecting it to be.

Due to the relocation mentioned above, installation of the Siebel Web Server Extension fails at the very last step where it tries to modify the start script with a bunch of LD_PRELOADs so the Siebel Web Extension loads up and runs on the Sun Java System Web Server. To get around this failure, all you have to do is to create a symbolic link in the home directory of the virtual web server instance pointing to the startserv script residing in the bin directory.

The following example shows the necessary steps.

% pwd
/export/pspp/SJWS7U5/https-siebel-pspp

% ln -s bin/startserv start

% ls -l start
lrwxrwxrwx 1 pspp dba 13 May 17 17:01 start -> bin/startserv


Install Siebel Web Extension in the normal way. No other changes are required.

AFTER SWE INSTALLATION:

% ls -l start*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 pspp dba 4157 May 17 17:38 start
-rwxr-xr-x 1 pspp dba 3456 May 17 17:38 start_.bak

% mv bin/startserv bin/startserv.orig
% mv start bin/startserv



Notice that the Siebel installer actually made two copies of the startup script from the symbolic link. The original bin/startserv remained intact after the SWE installation.

Finally start the Web Server instance by running the startserv script. It should start with no issues.

% pwd
/export/pspp/SJWS7U5/https-siebel-pspp/bin

% ./startserv
Sun Java System Web Server 7.0U5 B03/10/2009 16:38
info: swe_init reports: SWE plug-in log file
info: CORE5076: Using [Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM, Version 1.5.0_15] from [Sun Microsystems Inc.]
info: HTTP3072: http-listener-1: http://siebel-pspp:8000 ready to accept requests
info: CORE3274: successful server startup


Before we conclude, do not forget the fact that Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 is not yet certified with Siebel 8.0 release. Use the instructions mentioned in this blog post at your own risk. However if you do like to take that risk, consider installing the latest release of Sun Java System Web Server, which is SJSWS 7.0 Update 5 as of this writing.

Stay tuned for the certification news though.

(Originally posted on:
http://blogs.sun.com/mandalika/entry/installing_siebel_web_extension_swe
)
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Friday, May 01, 2009
 
Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Database Tier on Solaris 10 x64

The long wait for this certification is over. Oracle Corporation finally announced support for Solaris 10 x64 as the certified E-Business Suite platform for the database tier. Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.0.4) is now certified with Oracle Database Server 10g R2 version 10.2.0.4 on the 'database tier only' (previously known as 'split configuration' in 11i) platform Sun Solaris x86/64.

The following Metalink documents might be of interest to Sun-Oracle customers who are waiting for this certification to happen.


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