A typical Fusion Middelware installation installation consists of:
- a Fusion Middleware home directory and subdirectories:
- a weblogic server home
- an oracle common
- an (application|Oracle) home (BI, SOA, …)
- a user project
/middleware_home wlserver_<version> jdk_<version> oracle_common APPLICATION_HOME (BI_ORACLE_HOME, ...) user_projects
The following illustration shows the basic Middleware home and Middleware products directory structure.
|middelware_home||the base directory of a middelware||C:\Middelware|
|oracle_home||the generic application home||MIDDELWARE_HOME\Oracle_BI1 for a BI Application|
|oracle_instance||the instance location||for OBI: MIDDELWARE_HOME\instances\instance1|
|ORACLE_DOMAIN||the domain home location||for OBI: MIDDELWARE_HOME\user_projects\domains\bifoundation_domain|
A (WebLogic) Middleware home is a container for:
- and, optionally, one oracle_common home
- and one or more Oracle homes, with a directory structure like this:
/middleware_home wlserver_<version> jdk_<verion> oracle_common APPLICATION_HOME (BI_ORACLE_HOME, ...) user_projects
A Middleware home can reside:
- on a local file system
- or on a remote shared disk that is accessible through a network file system.
The BI Oracle home designs the oracle home for the application Oracle BI.
The BI Oracle home can be associated with multiple Oracle WebLogic Server domains.
The default value is:
The Oracle Common Home contains the binary and library files required for Fusion Middleware Control and Java Required Files (JRF). There can be only one Oracle Common home within each Middleware home.
The user_projects directory is not present until the first WebLogic domain is created.
The instance home location.
It can reside anywhere; it need not be within the Middleware home directory.
OBIEE Directory Structure
Oracle Business Intelligence requires a Middleware home with Oracle WebLogic Server on your system. If your system does not already have Oracle WebLogic Server, you can install it in a new Middleware Home directory.