Oracle Weblogic hold number one position in application server with more than 33% market shares.


I received many feedbacks on writing about Oracle Weblogic application server, so here you go.

In this article, I will explain how to download and install Oracle Weblogic Server 12c on Linux environment.

Downloading Oracle Weblogic 12c

  • Open your favorite Internet browser
  • Go to the following URL
  • Click on “Quick Installer for Mac OSX, Windows, and Linux” or hit the following direct link to download the installer
  • It will prompt to enter the credential (don’t worry if you don’t have, you can create one in free).
  • Once downloaded, transfer the zip file to some location (let’s say /opt) on the server
  • Unzip the file
[[email protected]]# unzip
inflating: fmw_12.
inflating: README.txt            
[[email protected]]#

You will get following new file


Installing Oracle Weblogic 12c

To install Weblogic application server, you must have Java on your server. If you don’t, then you can download it from the following URL.
  • You can use the rpm command to install the java.
rpm –ivh $downloaded_java.rpm

Let’s get the installation started…

  • Go to /opt (path where you have transferred the zip file)
  • Initiate the installation with the following command
[[email protected]]$ java -jar fmw_12.
Launcher log file is /tmp/OraInstall2016-05-02_02-22-42AM/launcher2016-05-02_02-22-42AM.log.
Extracting files....
Starting Oracle Universal Installer
Checking if CPU speed is above 300 MHz.   Actual 2693.984 MHz   Passed
Checking swap space: must be greater than 512 MB.   Actual 5903 MB   Passed
Checking if this platform requires a 64-bit JVM.   Actual 64   Passed (64-bit not required)
Checking temp space: must be greater than 300 MB.   Actual 49250 MB   Passed
Preparing to launch the Oracle Universal Installer from /tmp/OraInstall2016-05-02_02-22-42AM
Log: /tmp/OraInstall2016-05-02_02-22-42AM/install2016-05-02_02-22-42AM.log
Distribution Name : Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c WebLogic and Coherence Developer
Distribution Version :
Oracle Inventory : /home/chandan/oraInventory
Oracle Home : /home/chandan/Downloads/wls12210
Java Home : /usr/java/jdk1.8.0_91
Note: Oracle Home not supplied (defaulted to <present working dir>/wls12210)
Copyright (c) 1996, 2015, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
Skipping Software Updates
Starting check : CertifiedVersions
Check complete. The overall result of this check is: Not executed <<<<
Warning: Check:CertifiedVersions completed with warnings.
Starting check : CheckJDKVersion
Expected result: 1.8.0_51
Actual Result: 1.8.0_91
Check complete. The overall result of this check is: Passed
CheckJDKVersion Check: Success.
Validations are enabled for this session.
Verifying data
Copying Files
Percent Complete : 10
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The installation of Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c WebLogic and Coherence Developer completed successfully.
Logs successfully copied to /home/chandan/Downloads/wls12210/cfgtoollogs/oui.
[[email protected]]$

It will take few minutes to install based on server resources. So you see installation is quite straightforward and hope this helps you.

Next, you may want to check out this Oracle WebLogic administration course to learn more.