Setting environment variables, Getting oracle connection information, Creating shared folders – Kofax Document Exchange Server 2.5 User Manual

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Kofax Document Exchange Server Installation Guide for WebLogic

Kofax, Inc.


Setting Environment Variables

WebLogic 9.2 MP3 and JRockit should be installed on the administration server and all machines

that will be in the cluster.


For 64-bit WebLogic installations, install JRockit first and to a path that does not have

spaces, such as C:\bea. Kofax Document Exchange Server 2.0 installation does not support spaces

in the installation path, so the default WebLogic installation path of C:\Program Files cannot be


On each machine, set the JAVA_HOME system path environment variable to the JRockit path:


For 32-bit WebLogic systems, the default is C:\bea\jrockit_150_12


For 64-bit WebLogic systems, <installfolder>\jrockit-R27.5.0-jdk1.5.0_14

(note that if you have two JRockit folders, the variable is to the jdk not the jre).

Then, add %JAVA_HOME%\bin to the system path environment variable.

Getting Oracle Connection Information

An Oracle 10g database or Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) is required. You can leverage

Oracle RAC to improve both the scalability and availability of Kofax Document Exchange Server.


There is a known issue that the JMS server will require a restart if the database is shut

down for a significant amount of time. For a single Oracle database, this might be approximately 2

minutes. With Oracle RAC, the problem is less severe because WebLogic will issue a connection

retry in 15 seconds (the WebLogic default is 1 second, but Kofax Document Exchange Server

installation configures this to 15 seconds), but the problem may still occur.


Oracle database and RAC configuration and tuning is critical for achieving optimal

performance. We recommend you take advantage of the many diagnostic and tuning tools and

resources that are available.

Create an Oracle user account that will own the Document Exchange Server information. The user

must also have privileges to create objects in the schema, as well as a quota on a default

tablespace. You will provide this username and password later in the file. You

will also provide the host name of the database server, the Oracle SID, and the Oracle port.

Creating Shared Folders

You need to create shared file storage locations for scanjobs and inbox content. The shared storage

must be accessible to all the other machines in the cluster. There is no particular naming

convention you must follow, as you will supply the UNC paths when you configure the file in a later step. In addition, the account that will be used to run the cluster

must have read/write access to the shared storage locations.


If you have clustered storage in a highly available environment, you can use Microsoft

Cluster Server to create file shares accessible through a UNC path and then specify that path in the file.

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