1 Reply Latest reply on May 9, 2013 1:13 PM by GavinWoods

    Weblogic Server upgrade along with Forms & Reports

      Hi Gurus,

      I would need some help on upgrading one our Weblogic server from 10.3.2 to 10.3.6. Also, we have forms & reports ( version: ) configured on this server and we would have to upgrade this to version:
      Can you please help me or point me to a good document to do this.

      I am a DBA and my weblogic experience is very little.


      Edited by: 1004698 on May 8, 2013 4:52 AM
        • 1. Re: Weblogic Server upgrade along with Forms & Reports
          Hi Prakash,

          First, very smart decision to move to 11gR2 Forms - performance is much better in 11gR2. Customers i've worked with, are very happy with it compared to 11gR1.

          Now, if you want to upgrade from 11gR1 ( to 11gR2 Forms (, I would do a new install. Simply because, there is no simple/straight-forward Architecture upgrade path from 11gR1 to 11gR2 Forms. And the installation will also be a clean isntall. Don't worry about your forms/reports source code, you can just recompile no problem in 11gR2 Forms.

          If you want to do a re-install heres some things to consider:

          1.) Update and/or Install an Oracle certified JDK - you can verify the correct JDK in the certification matrix provided by oracle: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/forms/oracle-forms-11gr2certmatrix-519680.xls

          2.) Verify your OS is certified with Forms 11gR2

          3.)Install WLS in a new middleware Home.

          4.) At his point, you should install the Oracle Forms 11gR2 Binaries Home in your new 10.3.6 Middleware Home.

          5.) Optional: If you want the same exact ports as 11gR1 Forms installation - you'll have to shutdown all the 11gR1 Forms/Reports processes- OPMN Processes, WLS_FORMS, WLS_REPORTS, AdminServer.

          5.) Run the Forms 11gR2 Configuration Wizard to install and configure a new Forms 11gr2 domain.

          6.) After the configuration wizard completes successfully:
          - Migrate over your formsweb.cfg/env settings
          - Migrate ORACLE_HOME customizations
          - Definitely install/configure webutil components
          - Migrate over any other additional customizations

          If you run into any weird issues, check out my companies knowledge base, its full of installation knowledge: http://pitss.com/us/knowledgebase/

          Hope this helps!