The following table shows application servers supported by JDeveloper and ADF. Application Server support for JDeveloper is provided for connecting and deploying directly to the server as well as debugging. For ADF, it refers to servers that ADF applications can be deployed to.
|Oracle Fusion Middleware (WLS)||10.3.5+, 12.1.2||12.1.2|
|GlassFish||3.1+||3.1 (ADF Essentials)|
I'm not hearing any oracle responses, thus I can only assume what Timo said is the closest to that fact.
Here is what I know about what a production ready standalone WLS 12c with ADF Runtime 12.1.2 entails:
-a domain running on WLS 12.1.2 needs JRF & Coherence to be installed in order to run ADF 12.1.2 https://forums.oracle.com/thread/2559381
-JRF & Coherence on WLS 12.1.2 needs a RCU database repository JDeveloper 12c & Standalone WLS w/ADF Runtime 12.1.2
-WLS 12.1.2 is only certified to run on Oracle DB 126.96.36.199+ http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/wls-1211x-certmatrix-1395408.xls
Does that sound about right?
I hope I'm wrong and someone can guide me to easier setup. It seems that getting a standalone WLS server to run ADF has gotten harder with every new release!
I can get a standalone WLS 10.3.5 up with ADF 188.8.131.52 in ~3mins
WLS 10.3.6 with ADF 184.108.40.206 requires 2 additional console applied patches ontop of the 220.127.116.11 runtime installer. (Corrected from false version of 18.104.22.168)
WLS 12.1.2 with ADF 12.1.2 - I have not attempted but it seems to be even more involved than the previous.
Well... I'm part of the ADF Product Management team. So you definitively got an « Oracle Response ». ;-) I'm in the same team as Frank Nimphius and Chris Muir, by the way.
I think your logic is correct, as JDeveloper now spawns an instance of the Derby database when you start the integrated WLS. Thus, the database seems to be mandatory.
Thank you for that official confirm! still adjusting to the new forum since the old one had symbols that signified oracle employees.
Now onto a slightly more difficult request...
Any chance you can put a request in for ADF 12 with option to install on WLS 12c without Coherence? I'm assuming this is related to the database requirement? I just need ADF Faces & BC runtimes, nothing else.
No problem, Wes. I never had this special Oracle employee symbol, even though I connect through my official Oracle account.
I will check with the product team to see the rationale behind this and will post their reply here. Worst case, I will fill a Service Request (if we can).
Duncan Mills has just published a blog entry where he explains how to setup a standalone server without the need for an Oracle database. The WLS configuration wizard creates a JavaDB (Derby) database instead, exactly like the one that is created with the default domain on the integrated WLS in JDeveloper.
ADF Product Manager
Thank you Frédéric.
In forum thread "ADF on WebLogic 12c 12.1.2 requires a database" I posted some related questions
> WLS 10.3.6 with ADF 22.214.171.124 requires 2 additional console applied patches ontop of the 126.96.36.199 runtime installer.
WesFang, could you please confirm this? We tried to install ADF 188.8.131.52 on top of 184.108.40.206 and failed. It seems upgrade to 11.1.2.x is supported only from 220.127.116.11.
This is really weird, because from JDev home page (news section) it looks like they both came out the same day 02-May-2013: JDeveloper News Archive.
Does any body know if there are going to be patches in near future for 18.104.22.168 upgrade to 22.214.171.124.0 if you have already 126.96.36.199.0 installed on Middleware home?