Installing OIA Hub Self Study Platform Part Two

I am regularly asked by students how to set up and Installing OIA for self-study purposes. So this post series aims to give people a guide to follow. Obviously this sort of thing is perilous because there are so many permutations and languages and settings and so forth. So I thought I had better finish what I started in the previous post!

It should be obvious by now that I am not aiming for in depth discussion of the best way or the secure way – I am aiming to outline installing OIA in a virtual machine as fast as possible running Windows on my Windows PC in Virtual Box. Like every other application that I work with, you can argue that this is an old-fashioned method and that installing OIA should now always be doine in the Cloud. But there are plenty of situations where that is not an option.

Get WebLogic Up and Running

In the last episode you had just started the WebLogic Configuration Wizard. Here are the steps to get the configuration done quickly, in preparation for the next part. Create a new domain.

Weblogic Config 2
Weblogic Config 4

Choose the base server option then set up a login and password.

Weblogic Config 5
Weblogic Config 6

We want to configure the following options:

WebLogic Config 7

Give a password and username for the nodemanager, keeping the other values as default.

Weblogic 7

We don’t want any clusters, but we do want a machine. Create one and call it Machine.

Weblogic Config 8
Webligic Config 9
Weblogic Config 10

You should now find yourself at the end of the configuration wizard.

Dig up the StartWebLogic and StartNodeManager scripts from your install directory:

Weblogic StartWeblogic Script

Find and change the SecureListener to false. Save and close the file.

NodeManager Properties

Start Weblogic and start Nodemanager using the provided shortcuts. We’re getting closer to actually Installing Oracle Policy Automation!

Weblogic Starting

Access WebLogic using the URL that was given at the end of the configuration (/console). Login with your login and password.

Nodemanager plain
machine in weblogic

Go to Machines. Find the machine you created in the configuration wizard and drill down on it. Select Node Manager and set the Type to Plain. Click Save.

In the menu go to Servers, add a new Server called OPA or HUB (something short, one word). Make sure the port is 7002.

Associate the Server with your Machine. Drill down on the Machine and Add the Server you just created to the Machine.

Associate Server with Machine
Start Server

In the Servers List, with the Control tab selected, click your Server and Start it.

Installing Oracle Policy Automation

Finally we are here. Download the latest version of the OPA Server components from Oracle TechNet. Unzip the files into a safe place and dig out the install command file. Run it.

OPA Install Start

OK, I’ll admit it. I got tired of doing all those screenshots. So here is the video version of the next steps.


Nearly There!

On to part three!

PS : If you are interested in an up-to-date installation walkthrough on Amazon Web Services in the Cloud, then you can check out our Amazon Installation.

Author: Richard Napier

After 8 years in case management and ERP software roles, Richard Napier joined Siebel Systems in 1999 and took up the role of managing the nascent Siebel University in Southern Europe. He subsequently was Director of Business Development and Education for InFact Group (now part of Business & Decisions) for 8 years. He now runs Intelligent Advisor IT Consulting OÜ. Owner of, he also is Co-Founder of the Siebel Hub.

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