QuercusPlus 8.0 Installation Guide<>

Introduction

Audience

This guide is intended for use by CampusIT staff and experienced Oracle Database administrators.

Knowledge of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 required.

Application architecture

Application architecture overview

Pre-installation steps

1Check your Quercus 2.7 configuration in order to determine which database and application server combination you are running.

2Study the Quercus 2.7 to 8.0 — changes to infrastructure diagram (below) to ensure that you understand the implications of the upgrade on your infrastructure.

3Use the CampusIT technology roadmap (p.7) to help you to decide when to make the upgrade.

4Decide whether or not you will be performing a minimal or full installation.

5Check the Infrastructure upgrade planning guide (p.8) to understand your upgrade path.

6Make a full backup of your existing configuration which can be used a rollback point if necessary.

Ensure that you have a full database backup prior to any database upgrade.

If upgrading your application server ensure that you have all required configuration files backed up.

7Follow the sequence described in:

Installation steps (new installation) (below) for a new installation in a ‘clean’ environment.

Upgrade steps (existing installation) (below) if you are upgrading from an existing installation of QuercusPlus.

Installation steps (new installation)

The following checklist should be followed for a clean installation of QuercusPlus 8.0 on a server:

1Oracle Database software installation

2Oracle Application Server installation

3Oracle Application Express configuration

4Creation of QuercusPlus database instances

5QuercusPlus baseline database creation

6QuercusPlus 8.0 software installation

Upgrade steps (existing installation)

The following checklist should be followed if you are upgrading from an earlier version of QuercusPlus:

1Upgrade database server to a supported database version.

2Upgrade Oracle Application Express installation to version 4.0.1.

3Install Oracle Application Server 11g (Fusion Middleware) or upgrade Oracle Application Server 10g Release 2 to 11g R1.

4Configure Oracle Application Server 11g for Forms and Reports.

5Install the QuercusPlus 8.0 software.

Quercus 2.7 to 8.0 — changes to infrastructure

The red boxes indicate software newly certified for support for Quercus 8.0 and higher.

CampusIT technology roadmap

Infrastructure products certified with CampusIT QuercusPlus and QuercusLive.

Quercus

2.5

2.6

2.7

8.0

8.x

Support Level

General Availability

30-07-2007

30-11-2008

30-11-2009

30-11-2010

30-11-2011

Mainstream cycle ends

New features, Statutory changes, Bug fixes, Helpdesk, Consultancy

30-11-2008

30-11-2009

30-11-2010

30-11-2011

30-11-2012

Maintenance cycle ends

Bug fixes, Helpdesk, Consultancy

28-02-2009

28-02-2010

30-11-2011

28-02-2012

TBA

Sustaining cycle ends

Workarounds, Helpdesk, Consultancy

30-11-2009

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Oracle Database

10g Release 1

10.1.0

Latest patchset recommended

yes

yes

no

no

no

10g Release 2

10.2.0

Latest patchset recommended

yes

yes

yes

yes²

yes²

11g Release 1

11.1.0

Latest patchset recommended

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

11g Release 2

11.2.0

Latest patchset recommended

no

no

no

yes

yes

Oracle Application Express

APEX 3.0

3.0

Patch 3.0.1 recommended

yes

yes

yes

no

no

APEX 4.0

4.0

Patch 4.0.1 recommended

no

no

no

yes

yes

Oracle Application Server

Oracle AS 10g Release 2

10.1.2.0.2

Latest patchset recommended

yes

yes

yes

no

no

Oracle AS 10g Release 3

10.1.3

Enterprise Service Bus only (no Forms)

no

yes

yes

yes

yes

Oracle FM 11g Release 1

11.1.1

Patchset 11.1.1.3 required

no

no

no

yes

yes

Operating System

Windows ¹

32/64 bit

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Solaris ¹

64 bit

SPARC platform

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes³

Linux ¹

32/64 bit

Database and Web servers only

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes³

¹ Enterprise, Standard and Standard One editions are supported.

² Oracle's Premier support ended in July 2010, Extended support available till July 2013.

³ Support for Oracle Forms & Reports: TBA

Note: the information in this table may change — it is intended for guidance only

» For the latest version of this document see:

http://connect.campusit.net/pls/intranet/docs/241698/technology_roadmap.html

Infrastructure upgrade planning guide

Recommended upgrade paths

Upgrade paths for existing customers

1Upgrade the database to 11g Release 2 if possible.

» Review Oracle documentation accompanying the Oracle Database 11g media.

2Upgrade Oracle Application Express to version 4.0.1 (Review Oracle documentation accompanying the APEX 4.0 media)

3Upgrade the existing 10g Release 2 application server to 11g Release 1 OR install new 11g Release 1 application server:

If not using Oracle Internet Directory then install and configure Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1.

» See Oracle Application Server (Fusion Middleware) installation for futher details.

» The Oracle installation guide can be found at:

http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E14571_01/install.htm

If using Oracle Internet Directory either

upgrade existing Oracle Application Server 10g Release 2 to Oracle Application Server 11g.

» See Oracle upgrade documentation at:

http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E14571_01/upgrade.htm

OR

upgrade Forms and Reports only by installing and configuring Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 for forms and reports.

» See Oracle Fusion for Forms and Reports installation for futher details.

New installations

Recommended installations for new customers

1Install Oracle Database server 11g Release 2. (Review Oracle documentation accompanying the Oracle Database 11g media)

2Install the application server — Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 for:

Forms, Reports and Discoverer

Oracle Internet Directory (if used)

Oracle SOA (if used)

» The Oracle installation guide can be found at:

http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E14571_01/install.htm

3Install Oracle Application Express 4.0.1

» Review Oracle documentation accompanying the the APEX 4.0 media.

4Configure Oracle Application Server for forms and reports.

» See Oracle Fusion for Forms and Reports installation for futher detail

Oracle media download locations

» All Oracle media can be downloaded from:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/indexes/downloads/index.html

» Oracle Database server 11g Release 2 can be downloaded from:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/downloads/index.html

» Oracle Application Server 11g Release 1 (Oracle Fusion Middleware) can be downloaded from:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/downloads/index-087510.html

» Oracle Application Express 4.0 standalone can be downloaded from:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/APEX/downloads/index.html