Installing Oracle SOA Suite 12c

Installing Oracle SOA Suite 12c

Hi All,

As you all know that the Oracle 12c is out now… this is the first Major release where oracle has now combined the Oracle Service Bus with the SOA Suite Install… and its apparently only a 30 min single installation…

So firstly download the soa suite  from

This contains

SOA Suite 12.1.3 Size: 2.97 GB, Check Sum: 1579850769

Note: The generic SOA Suite Quick Start Installer for developers is used on all platforms. It allows you to quickly install a development or evaluation environment on a single host computer. It includes Oracle BPEL Process ManagerOracle Human WorkflowOracle Business Rules, Oracle Mediator, Oracle Service BusTechnology Adapters Oracle Enterprise Scheduler, SOA Spring Component, Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control, Oracle JDeveloper with SOA IDE extensions and an integrated WebLogic Server and Java DB.

You can see the official quick start guide at

Few things to note are

It needs JDK 1.7 so I downloaded (64 Bit) that from

Next Set your JAVA_HOME

SET JAVA_HOME=C:Program Files (x86)Javajdk1.7.0_60

For Linux

export JAVA_HOME

Now we are all set to go….Open Command Prompt.

 IMPORTANT: It needs you to run that in admin mode.

Search for cmd.exe in the Start menu. Right-click the cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator.

In the command prompt, use the Java executable from the JDK on your system. Your command may look like this:

%JAVA_HOME%binjava -jar fmw_12. I did this and got the error in the screenshot… soa8
Note by default windows installs to Program files location which has a space so I had to use “” with “JAVA_HOME” and then it fired just fine. C:NitinSOASOA12c>”%JAVA_HOME%”binjava -jar fmw_12.






That’s it now it’s time to sit back and relax….




Once you hit finish it launches Jdeveloper for the first time… Prompts to select the role I chose the studio role and allowed to import preferences from my previous installs which is optional.



ALL DONE…. Happy Developing….

Please leave your feedback in comments.

5 Responses so far.

  1. anyone know the classpath of bpel in the folder structure.. i need to upload sone MQ jars ….

    • Nits says:

      Hi Rajesh,

      I am not sure which folder structure you are referring to here, I am assuming the installation directory.
      The directory you need to put these in can wary depending on which particular jars you are uploading.. and I would be very careful when doing such a thing.

      On my development box this may be the path you are after.


      If not there are whole bunch of other modules in the directory above it

      My Middleware home in this case is C:OracleMiddleware So please replace that with your relevant settings.

      Hope that helps…

  2. Rohinii says:

    Hi nitin,
    Can’t we get the OSB 12c installer alone, which we used to get in earlier release i.e. OSB11.1.1.7?

    • Nits says:

      I don’t think you can Rohini,

      The whole point is oracle wants to integrate all the components of SOA suite into one bundle… OSB is one of them now…

      In 11g OSB was a separate product so you were able to download and install it separately.

      May I know why do you want to install it standalone?