Fusion Applications bare metal provisioning series Part VI: Response file creation

In the previous post we have installed Transactional database for Fusion Applications. Now when we have everything ready for Fusion Applications provisioning the last remaining bit is to create a response file (in previous FA versions it was called as Provisioning plan) that would contain all the required configuration along with Identity and Access Management information which needs to be passed to the installation wizard itself.

To begin with, we need to install the Provisioning wizard on Fusion Applications host (the same one we did install for loading schemas into Transactional database). The installation steps will not be covered here since it was done in previous post. Launch the Provisioning wizard:

cd /fusion_media/installers/faprov/Disk1
export JAVA_HOME=/fusion_media/jdk6
export DISPLAY=:01



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Choose to create a new Provisioning Response file:

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Next, choose the offerings for your environment. Please mind the information supplied below regarding Topology and server amount depending on the offering chosen as this will directly impact the hardware resource requirements for setting up Fusion Applications:

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Next choose the response file name and applications base port. Base port is something similar to port pool in E-Business Suite. It is a starting point from which all other ports will be calculated:

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Screen Shot 2013-11-08 at 12.01.10 PMNext supply your Transaction database details:

Screen Shot 2013-11-08 at 12.01.36 PMDuring next couple of steps you would be asked to choose passwords for FUSION% and OID schemas. Next, provide the hostnames for selected offerings. Please note that in Demo/Test environment we are placing everything on one host whereas in Production deployment it is recommended to split the application domains based on the offering:

Screen Shot 2013-11-08 at 12.04.49 PMIn the next steps you will receive information on the ports for your application servers (based on applications base port we’ve chosen before). There would also be options for enabling Load Balancing and Proxy. We will skip these settings for demo environment.
The next important step is to provide Identity and Access Management configuration file:

Screen Shot 2013-11-08 at 13.20.43 PMAfter that all related information should be loaded and automatically passed to Provisioning Wizard. You will still, however, be required to fill in some missing info in certain places (like Identity management database connection details, for example). Once this has been done you can save your response file:

Screen Shot 2013-11-08 at 13.26.48 PMCongratulations! You are now just a one step away from launching the Fusion Applications installation which I will be covering in next post.


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  1. Pingback: Fusion Applications bare metal provisioning series Part VII: Provisioning Applications | Oracle APPS DBA days

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