Friday, July 4, 2014

This is Chapter-1 of Oracle SOA 12c Step By Step Installation Series.

In this post, I will show you step by step installation of Oracle SOA 12c on window 7.

There are some prerequisites that you need to fulfill before installing Oracle SOA 12c. your system should fulfill all the requirement. See below link to check system requirement.

Follow below steps to install Oracle SOA 12c.

Step 1:

Download Oracle SOA 12c installer.

Go to below link.

Accept the License Agreement.

Click on Download link to download the installer.

You will see one jar file downloaded to your system. Extract that jar file and you will see below two executable jar files.
  • fmw_12.
  • fmw_12.

We need to run these executable jar files from command prompt.

Step 2:

You also need to download supported JDK, you will not be able to run Oracle SOA 12c installer if you don’t have supported JDK.

You can download latest jdk from below link.

By default this will be installed in C:\Program Files\Java.

Step 3:

Open the cmd prompt, right-click on it and run it as administrator.

Step 4:

Go to java bin folder where you have installed latest JDK. E.g. C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_05\bin
Oracle SOA 12c is an executable jar file so we need to run it from command prompt.

Run below command in command prompt.

Java –jar Oracle_SOA_12c_exceutable_Jar_File_Location

Here you need to provide first executable jar file path.

You will see it start extracting file.

Once all files extracted, it will launch the installer.

Step 5:

You see window of quick start installation, click on next.

Step 6:

You need to specify Oracle home directory. If there is any issue with the directory like space is not available then installer will show that error at below pane.

Click Next.

Step 7:

In this step installer check system certification and Java Version. Both prerequisite should meet.
Click Next.

Step 8:

You see installation summary page, you can save the response file if you want to.

Click on “Install” to start the actual installation process.

Step 9:

In this step, installer copy all required libraries or files to your system.

Some time you may get below error when installer copy files to your system. This error occur when you use JDK 8 but you will not get this error when you use JDK 7.

Error: ....Failed to Transform .................Can't rename temporary file name..................

This error may occur due to access issue, I still need to investigate the root cause of this but there in one work around which worked for me.

Just change Oracle home path from “C:\Oracle\Middleware\Oracle_Home” to “C:\Oracle_1\Middleware\Oracle_Home”.

You see the installation progress.

Once setup is complete, click on Next.

Step 10:

In this screen, you see installation summary. If you want to start the Jdeveloper then you can check the “Start Jdeveloper” box and click on Finish.

Step 11: Now we will create domain. Go to next Chapter-2 to create required domain.

Step 12: Now we will add SOA extension to the JDeveloper. To do this go to Help --> Check for Updates.

Check all checkboxes and click on next.

Then you will see next window and in that window you see IDE folder and under that you see "Extension SDK".

Click on the checkbox and install it.


  1. Hello Vivek,

    Can you please post the SOA Installation steps on Linux / Unix platforms.


  2. Hi Vivek,

    I got the below error even after changing the name to SOAOracle_1. Can you please guide me how to proceed with the installation.
    Failed to transform.. Could not rename temporary file.

    Thanks in advance.

    1. I recommend you to re-install the setup with JDK 7 because if you are able to install it using JDK 8 anyhow , you will not be able to deploy your composite to default server then again you have re-install it using JDK 7 so better to use JDK 7 now only.

      Vivek Garg

    2. what about DB? Is soa suite 12c compatible with oracle DB12 or I need to install some lower version of DB?

  3. Hi Vivek.
    Is the 12C backword compatible with older versions of 11g ?

    1. Hi Nathusingh,

      Yes, 12c compatible with 11g. Check below link for more details.


  4. Hi Vivek,

    how to migrate soa project from 11g to 12c?

  5. You can only migrate and projects to 12c. I will add high level steps in another post and will share the link with you.


    1. Hi Vivek, can you share the high level steps for migrating to 12c?

  6. Hi Vivek...

    While i am installing soa12c in win7 64bit it is getting the below error...

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Balu>cd C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_67\bin

    C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_67\bin>java -jar D:\SOA\SOA12c\fmw_12.
    Launcher log file is C:\Users\Balu\AppData\Local\Temp\OraInstall2014-09-02_03-57
    Extracting files................................................................
    Unable to access or modify the system registry. Select Run as Administrator whe
    n opening the Command Prompt and try again.

    Press any key to exit . . .

    C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_67\bin>

    1. Hi Bala,

      Make sure you open the cmd prompt as administrator. Refer step 3 in the post.


  7. Hi Vivek,
    while creating the below error while trying to create default domain in Jdeveloper.
    can you please let me know how to resolve the error.

    Adding environment variable to WLST script USER_MEM_ARGS = -Xms32m -Xmx1024m -XX:MaxPermSize=384m
    Log File: C:\Users\Venkatesh\AppData\Roaming\JDeveloper\system12.\o.j2ee.adrs\BuildDefaultDomain.log
    Label: JDEVADF_12.
    Product Home: E:\Oracle_12C\Middleware\Oracle_Home\jdeveloper\jdev\
    Domain: C:\Users\Venkatesh\AppData\Roaming\JDeveloper\system12.\DefaultDomain 2014-09-05 10:56:19

    cmd.exe /c ""E:\Oracle_12C\Middleware\Oracle_Home\oracle_common\common\bin\wlst.cmd" "C:\Users\Venkatesh\AppData\Roaming\JDeveloper\system12.\o.j2ee.adrs\""
    Process started
    wlst > Error occurred during initialization of VM
    wlst > Could not reserve enough space for object heap
    wlst > Error: Could not create the Java Virtual Machine.
    wlst > Error: A fatal exception has occurred. Program will exit.
    Elapsed time: 582 ms

    1. You need to change USER_MEM_ARGS = -Xms32m -Xmx1024m -XX:MaxPermSize=384m so that there should be enough space for object heap.

    2. Hi Vivek,

      Where do I modify USER_MEM_ARGS parameter?


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    4. You might be using incompatible version of JDK. I faced this and got it resolved after installing right version of JDK.

    5. Modify %HOME%\oracle_common\common\bin\commEnv.cmd file setting USER_MEM_ARGS environment variable after ":continue" tag and re-create default domain again from Application Servers view on JDeveloper.

      SET USER_MEM_ARGS=-Xms32m -Xmx1024m -XX:MaxPermSize=512m -XX:MaxHeapSize=512m

    6. Thanks and it worked...

  8. Can i install Oracle SOA suite 12C on my mac book

    1. I haven't tried on mac book yet but ideally steps should be same, you can give it a try.

  9. i can't seem to get pat the command prompt page

  10. Hi Vivek,

    Can Oracle SOA suite 12c and Oracle SOA suite 11g co-exist on a same machine or they must be run on different machines (separate machine for 11g and 12c)?


    1. Yes, you can install both SOA 11g and 12c on same machine. You can use same DB but I will recommend to create different schemas for 11g and 12c.

      Vivek Garg

    2. Thanks Vivek. I have one more question regarding Installation procedure, In one of your posts during Oracle SOA 12c setup the last step of the installation procedure is setting up the Oracle database and RCU. Shouldn't this procedure be completed at the beginning instead? On many Oracle SOA 11g setup guides it is mentioned to first instal Oracle DB and RCU and after that proceed with SOA suite, WebLogic, JDeveloper etc.

      Thanks in advance!

    3. Alex,

      Technically it does not matter whether you install DB first of weblogic server as installation of both is independent. We link up weblogic server with DB while creation of domain.

      Vivek Garg

    4. Ok I got it. Thanks again Vivek.


  11. Hi Vivek,
    Please help

    I installed the IAM PS3 and setup LDAP Sync with OID successfully. Now I am just getting started with workflows.
    So I downloaded and wanted to get this tutorial
    working. I was able to follow the tutorial and connect to Weblogic Server using jDeveloper as you can see below

    Testing JSR-160 Runtime ... success
    Testing JNDI ... success
    Testing JSR-160 DomainRuntime ... success
    Testing JSR-160 Edit ... success
    Testing HTTP ... success
    Testing HTTP Authentication ... success
    Testing JSR-88 ... success
    Testing JSR-88-LOCAL ... success
    Testing Server MBeans Model ... success
    Testing App Controller ... success
    Testing JSR-88-DEP-MGR ... success
    Testing JSR-88-DEP-MGR-LOCAL ... success

    12 of 12 tests successful.

    When I try to add a user to the Approval Task participant properties section I get this Exception.
    Jul 23, 2015 3:25:27 PM initDefaultConfiguration
    SEVERE: .\config\jps-config.xml (The system cannot find the path specified)

    Please note I did not write any piece of custom code, simply created a new project as stated in the tutorial.


  12. Hi Vivek,
    I have installed jdev 12c by going through the above steps and trying to create a SOA appliction ,but facing the Null Pointer exception.

    An error has occurred. Click Details for information that may be useful when diagnosing or reporting this problem.
    at oracle.ide.Ide.getDefaultWorkspace(
    at oracle.jdeveloper.template.wizard.NewApplicationFromTemplateWizard.getDefaultAppPackage(
    at oracle.jdeveloper.template.wizard.NewApplicationFromTemplateWizard.createApplicationPanel(
    at oracle.jdeveloper.template.wizard.NewApplicationFromTemplateWizard.getWizardSequence(
    at oracle.jdeveloper.template.wizard.NewObjectFromTemplateWizard.runWizard(
    at oracle.jdeveloper.template.wizard.GalleryItemAdapter.invoke(
    at oracle.ide.wizard.WizardManager.invokeWizard(
    at oracle.ide.wizard.WizardManager$
    at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(
    at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEventImpl(
    at java.awt.EventQueue.access$500(
    at java.awt.EventQueue$

    Can anybody face this kind of issue , please help me on this.

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  14. Hi Vivek,

    I am getting below error while trying to install SOA 12c. Could you please help me? I have saved the jar file in different locations and try to run the java command but getting the same error.

    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10240]
    (c) 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>cd %JAVA_HOME%

    C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_60>java -jar C:\SOA\fmw_12.
    Error: Unable to access jarfile C:\SOA\fmw_12.

    C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_60>

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  16. Hi Vivek,

    I am installing 12c. For creating the standalone domain, in C:\Oracle\Middleware\Oracle_Home\soa\common\bin folder, qs_config.cmd file is missing.

    Can you please guide on this.

    1. Please let me know which version you are using.

  17. Hi Vivek,

    For SOA 12C is same DB and RCU as in SOA 11G ?

    1. There are two installer. Developer version don't require separate DB and RCU as it uses Java DB (Derby) Database but if you want to have full installation then we can use Oracle XE DB 11g version but we need to use 12c RCU only.

  18. Hi Vivek,
    I'm new to fmw, while installing fmw 12c, I used the command -
    java -Xms32m -Xmx1024m -XX:MaxPermSize=512m -XX:MaxHeapSize=512m -jar C:\vmware\fmw_12.\fmw_12.

    System config- windows10 64 bit, 8 GB RAM.

    but every time it throws me back error -
    oracle.sysman.oii.oiif.oiifb.OiifbEndIterateException: java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: GC overhead limit exceeded

    1. Hi Kunal,

      Please confirm if there any specific reason you are running this command as it is not required. This is only required if you have facing issue.

  19. Hi Vivek,

    I want to install Oracle SOA,OSB and BPM. can we install at single or we have to install SOA+OSB and SOA+BPM?


    1. Hi Yadav,

      With SOA 12c, you need not to install separate tools, you will get everything once you install SOA 12c.

  20. Hi Vivek,

    I need your help to update my 12c jdev with soa,osb and bpm extensions.
    going to Help-->checkout for updates tab
    once i click next i got proxy error then make it no proxy and tried but still i am not getting any updates.

    1. Hi Ramnath,

      If there is any proxy setting then you need to use it. Are you doing it on your local system or your office machine ?.

  21. Hi Vivek,

    After installing the SOA12c Jdeveloper doesn't show up the bpel workflow. Am i am missing something?

  22. Hi Vivek,

    When I'm trying to's throwing the below error. pls help!

    "The jar file C:\installable\fmw_12. needed for this i
    nstaller is missing."


  23. Hi Vivek,

    i'm new to soa 12C. i'm trying to install latest version(fmw_12. in my local system. Error: Unable to access jarfile in the given path.
    could you please help me with this error.

    thanks in advance.

  24. Hi Vivek,

    I have installed the soa 12c on windows.

    I'm unable to start to the admin server and jdeveloper.

    Getting the error as below.

    Error: Could not find or load main class weblogic.Server Stopping Derby server... Derby server stopped.