Oracle Service Bus 11gR1 IDE Eclipse OEPE installation on Windows 7

Follow these steps to setup a development environment for Oracle Service Bus 11gR1 (11.1.1.6 is used in this example)
Download these components:

  • Oracle WebLogic Server 11gR1 (10.3.6) and Coherence and OEPE for Windows (32-bit) (Part Number: V24367-01)
  • Oracle Service Bus 11g (11.1.1.6.0) (Part Number: V29756-01)
I could not find these files through the Oracle.com website but you can download previous versions through the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. These two installation files can be found in this category:
Product Pack: Oracle Fusion Middleware
Platform: Microsoft Windows (32bit)
Choose media pack: Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Media Pack for Microsoft Windows (32-bit) 11.1.1.6.0 (Part number: B55383-41)

(Tip: Search for the Part numbers to make sure you download the correct versions)
First, install WebLogic Server with Oracle WebLogic Server 11gR1 + Coherence + OEPE and then install Oracle Service Bus.
When you install OSB, be sure to select the OEPE that is located inside the middleware directory.
After both installations, in the directory “Middleware directory/oepe_11gR1PS2” is eclipse.exe. If you execute this file, you can open Eclipse and start with creating an osb project.
Side note;
Some people can’t see the OSB perspective in Eclipse after this installation. Apparently it’s a rights issue which can be solved by navigating to the Oracle_OSB directory via Windows Explorer. You will be asked for permission to access that directory and after that dialogue you will be able to open the OSB perspective within Eclipse.

10 Replies to “Oracle Service Bus 11gR1 IDE Eclipse OEPE installation on Windows 7”

    1. Hi am not able to open osb perspective in eclipse. The following error is thrown if i try to open. “Could not create the view: Plug-in “com.bea.alsb.ui.resources.common” was unable to instantiate class “com.bea.alsb.ui.resources.common.reference.ReferenceView”.
      Plz help ..

      1. Hi Sujjun, did you try the side note mentioned in the post?
        Some people can’t see the OSB perspective in Eclipse after this installation. Apparently it’s a rights issue which can be solved by navigating to the Oracle_OSB directory via Windows Explorer. You will be asked for permission to access that directory and after that dialogue you will be able to open the OSB perspective within Eclipse.

      2. Hi sujjun,
        How did you resolve this problem ?
        i am also having same error :
        Could not create the view: Plug-in “com.bea.alsb.ui.resources.common” was unable to instantiate class “com.bea.alsb.ui.resources.common.reference.ReferenceView”
        Regards
        Tejas

    1. Hi Hermann,
      You should click the radiobutton labeled “Accept License Agreement”, after that the download links are visible. I’ve added the direct links below here (you should still agree to the license agreement before you’re able to download them)
      This is the direct link to the OEPE: http://download.oracle.com/otn/nt/middleware/11g/wls/1036/oepe-wls-indigo-installer-11.1.1.8.0.201110211138-10.3.6-win32.exe
      This is the direct link to the OSB add on: http://download.oracle.com/otn/nt/middleware/11g/111160/ofm_osb_generic_11.1.1.6.0_disk1_1of1.zip

  1. I also faced same issue. I was using eclipse with OEPE plugin and after that I installed OSB and I have just restarted the eclipse from File > Restart but you should properly exit from the eclipse and open OEPE from below link not from earlier shortcut:-
    “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse”.

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