WebLogic 12.1.2 Install – silent mode, console mode

Okay, well I decided to upgrade my WebLogic install knowledge tonight. I’ve got a few installs already to play with but thought I’d experience once more the joy that is the silent WebLogic install. Little did I know…

In WebLogic 12.1.2 we get some pretty big changes to the server installer:

  • Installation is now via the Oracle Unified Installer.
  • Install runs system requirement checks, warning if certain prerequisites are not met.
  • Silent mode requires a -silent flag (not -mode=silent) and a response file.
  • There is console switch or falling back to console for the installer – silent or gui only.

To get a response file you can run the GUI installer and click the ‘Save Response file’ button. Here is my response file from installing as a user oracle:

[ENGINE]

#DO NOT CHANGE THIS.
Response File Version=1.0.0.0.0

[GENERIC]

#The oracle home location. This can be an existing Oracle Home or a new Oracle Home
ORACLE_HOME=/home/oracle/Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home

#Set this variable value to the Installation Type selected. e.g. WebLogic Server, Coherence, Complete with Examples.
INSTALL_TYPE=WebLogic Server

#Provide the My Oracle Support Username. If you wish to ignore Oracle Configuration Manager configuration provide empty string for user name.
MYORACLESUPPORT_USERNAME=

#Provide the My Oracle Support Password
MYORACLESUPPORT_PASSWORD=

#Set this to true if you wish to decline the security updates. Setting this to true and providing empty string for My Oracle Support username will ignore the Oracle Configuration Manager configuration
DECLINE_SECURITY_UPDATES=true

#Set this to true if My Oracle Support Password is specified
SECURITY_UPDATES_VIA_MYORACLESUPPORT=false

#Provide the Proxy Host
PROXY_HOST=

#Provide the Proxy Port
PROXY_PORT=

#Provide the Proxy Username
PROXY_USER=

#Provide the Proxy Password
PROXY_PWD=

#Type String (URL format) Indicates the OCM Repeater URL which should be of the format [scheme[Http/Https]]://[repeater host]:[repeater port]
COLLECTOR_SUPPORTHUB_URL=
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