Monday, April 18, 2011

How to Install and Configure Oracle ECM 11G R1?

This post covers the quick installation overview of the Oracle Universal Content Management (Oracle UCM) and Oracle Inbound Refinery (Oracle IBR) product of Oracle Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Suite 11G R1( This guide does not contain steps of other ECM products like Oracle IRM, Oracle I/PM and Oracle URM.

Oracle UCM is a content server that store and manage several different types of contents (Web pages, PDF, Images, Videos etc).

Oracle IBR is a conversion server that manages file conversions for electronic assets such as documents, digital images, and motion videos. It also provides thumbnail functionality for documents and images and storyboarding for videos. You can use Oracle IBR to convert content items stored in Oracle Content Server.

  1. Oracle Database 10g ( or later) OR 11G ( or later) (Required before RCU Schema Creation)
  2. Oracle Weblogic 11G R1 (Required before ECM Installation)

Installation Roadmap

Oracle UCM and IBR runs on Oracle Weblogic Server 11G. It is advisable that Oracle UCM and IBR must be installed in the same domain (i.e. WebCenter domain) so that domain related configurations can be utilized.

Installation of UCM and IBR consists of following steps:-

1.     Creation of UCM Schema

2.     Installation of Oracle ECM

3.     Creation of UCM and IBR Domain

4.     Configuration of UCM

5.     Configuration of IBR

Creation of UCM Schema

Run RCU to create the necessary install specific tables / schemas . This will create the schema with which UCM will be connected to DB. Follow the following steps as mentioned in the form of screens.

 In above screen, you can select existing prefix, if you have created schema for WebCenter or SOA or enter a new prefix.

 Enter a password for UCM_OCS Schema.

Installation of Oracle ECM

Install ECM 11G release 1 binaries in the respective Weblogic Middleware Home Directory. This will copy all the binaries to the location specified from where the installer picks up to deploy. Follow the following steps:-

 Enter the patch of Weblogic Middleware home directory path you Weblogic created at the time of installation.

 During installation, it require path of disk2. Give path disk2/stage folder.

Creation of UCM & IBR Domain

This step will create a new domain where UCM and IBR applications and required files/libraries will be deployed. Follow the following steps:-

 Click the schema and enter Service, Host name, port, Schema owner (UCM_OCS) and schema password. Enter schema password that you entered at the time of UCM schema step of RCU.
 Make sure you see message “Test Successful”.

Configuration wizard will create following items:-
  1. New domain (ucm_domain)
  2. AdminServer running on port 7001
  3. UCM_Server running on port 16200
  4. IBR_Server running on port 16250

Configuration of Oracle UCM
  1. Start Admin server to have the new deployments initialized.
  2. Start the UCM Managed Server (UCM_Server) using command prompt. Might be you will face JRF and other libraries and classes loading issues. Its better to use command prompt first time using DOMAIN_HOME\bin\startManagedServer.cmd UCM_server.
  3. To test a newly set up Oracle UCM instance, by accessing Oracle Content Server:

Login with admin user and password that you given at the time of Domain creation.
Perform the following steps for onetime Configuration of Content Server.

Change the Server Instance Name(OracleUCMServer) &  Server Instance Label (Oracle UCM Server).

 Once you completed post-install configuration, a new Menu with name “Oracle Content Server” will be created as shown in following screen:-

Restart the UCM_Server managed Server. Now, you have successfully installed and configured UCM.

Configuration of Oracle IBR
  1. Start the IBR Managed Server (i.e. IBR_server) using command prompt. Might be you will face JRF and other libraries and classes loading issues. Its better to use command prompt first time using DOMAIN_HOME\bin\startManagedServer.cmd IBR_server.
  2. To test a newly set up Oracle IBR instance:-

Login with admin user and password that you given at the time of Domain creation

Perform the following steps for onetime Configuration of IBR Server.

Change the Server Instance Name(IBRServer16250) &  Server Instance Label (Oracle IBR Server).

Once you completed post-install configuration, a new Menu with name “Oracle Inbound Refinery” will be created as shown in following screen:-

Restart the IBR_server manage server instance. Restart the UCM_server manage server instance.

Now, IBR can convert files to TIFF web-viewable files and JPEG image thumbnails. Other supported conversion types like PDF conversions, HTM conversion, Image/video asset conversions etc are installed but they are disabled, you can enable these types as well. For detail, how to enable other types, see

To send jobs for conversion to Oracle IBR from Content Server, perform following steps:-
  1. Creation of Outgoing Provider: Follow steps as mentioned in
  2. Enabling IBR components on Oracle Content Server instance that use IBR for document conversion. (By default it is enabled) . Enable it using following steps mentioned in installation guide:-
  3. Selecting File Formats to be converted by IBR: Use steps mentioned in

In next post, I will explain how to integrate and configure UCM and IBR for Oracle WebCenter 11G.


  1. Hi Great post...
    When are you going to release configuring the UCM with Webcenter Spaces?


  2. Sir I've already installed jdev1. ,Xe database ,RCU, Weblogic Server is already installed in Jdeveloper(integrated weblogic server)and now to follow some tutorial I've gone thru the installation of UCM
    I'm using windows7professional 64bit
    When I try to
    Execute .../runInstaller -OPEN WITH WINDOW IS APPEAR..what to do

    and IF I assume that from setup CD1 UCm is completly installed cox it cant ask me to give path for part C2 ,and also gone complete 100% ,
    when creating DOMAIN ..TEST Connection is failed due to incorect username and passeord
    HOW TO FIND THAT pasword that I've selected for Schema during RCU

    I've Created DEV , UCM and PORTAL schema from RCU. and Then try to install UCM ,when schema passwrd screen appear for LOGIN and Create weblogic domain , It tell me INCORRECT PASSWORD, SO , I've DROP these 3 schema using RCU , during DROP schema, different errors appeared , and I've DELETED the middleware\rcu_Home folder and Unzip the rcu.rar fresh file to the same directory
    when I RUN rcu.bat and selectec CREATE SCHEMA then RCU WOUNDNT ALLOW ME TO CREATE SCHEMAS FOR PORTAL , DEV , UCM ..and also they appear in combo box to select

    I think it only droped not DELETED
    tell me the sqlplus commands fro DELETE schema. and also tell if it is DANGEROUS to delete some schema(example DEV schema) as I'm developing portal via WEBCENTER -Jdeveloper(integrated weblogic) , Xe , RCU, UCM )


  4. Configuring JDBC Component schema :::::::

    ORA:01017 Test failed : invalid username/passwrd,; logon denied
    I’m creating base_domain (weblogic domain for components schema)
    I’ve rite
    schema owner : mDEV1_OCS
    oracle driver (thin) service connection ……..
    schema pass: weblogic1
    service : Xe
    port: 1521


    plz help me in CREATING and completing weblogic Domain WIZARD so I can use UCM ..I’ve short time
    Thanks for reply

    I THINK I HAD SET THE DEV1 schema password portal or ucm or weblogic1 but thrice of them are not working and i'm stuck at 1 place

    please also tell me SQL commands for Schema password


  5. I would suggest connect with Sys and reset the password of the schemas or create the schemas again using RCU.

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