Chapter 3. Installing and running Oracle WebLogic Server

Oracle WebLogic Server must be installed and running for you to apply many of the configurations that accommodate Process Server. This section describes how to install and start Oracle WebLogic Server in a standalone Oracle WebLogic Server domain.

For the most up-to-date and detailed installation instructions, see the Oracle WebLogic Server product page.


If you are already running an instance of Oracle WebLogic Server that uses the same listener port as the one to be used by the server you are starting, you must stop the first server before starting the second server.


  1. Download Oracle WebLogic Server or later from the Oracle WebLogic Server Downloads page.
  2. Sign in to the target system and verify that a certified JDK already exists on your system. The installer requires a certified JDK. For system requirements, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Systems Requirements and Specifications. To download the JDK, see the 'About JDK Requirements for an Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation' section in the Planning an Installation of Oracle Fusion Middleware.
  3. Go to the directory where you downloaded the installation program.
  4. Launch the installation program by running java -jar from the JDK directory on your system. See the following examples:

    On UNIX-based operating systems:

    /home/Oracle/jdk/jdk1.8.0_131/bin/java -jar fmw_12.

    On Windows operating systems:

    C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_131\bin\java -jar fmw_12.

    Be sure to replace the JDK location in these examples with the actual JDK location on your system.

  5. Follow the installation wizard prompts to complete the installation.
  6. After the installation is complete, navigate to the domain directory in the command terminal, WLS_HOME/user_projects/<DOMAIN_NAME>. For example:

  7. Enter one of the following commands to start Oracle WebLogic Server:

    On UNIX-based operating systems:

    On Windows operating systems:


    The startup script displays a series of messages, and finally displays a message similar to the following:

    <Dec 8, 2017 3:50:42 PM PDT> <Notice> <WebLogicServer> <000360> <Server started in RUNNING mode>
  8. Open the following URL in a web browser:


    <HOST> is the system name or IP address of the host server.

    <PORT> is the address of the port on which the host server is listening for requests (7001 by default).

    For example, to start the Administration Console for a local instance of Oracle WebLogic Server running on your system, enter the following URL in a web browser:


    If you started the Administration Console using secure socket layer (SSL), you must add s after http, as follows: https://<HOST>:<PORT>/console

  9. When the login page of the WebLogic Administration Console appears, enter your administrative credentials.