Installing Oracle JDK in Amazon AWS EC2 Ubuntu

Lately I tried to install Oracle JDK in one of my Ubuntu servers on Amazon EC2 instance. Unfortunately the inbuilt installers support the installation of OpenJDK.

For some requirements, I was in need of installing a specific version of JDK and test my application, you could get the older version from Oracle Site. I used the following script from one of the blogs, hope it helps someone.

The Key here is Oracle need you to accept the license terms before using the any version of Oracle JDK. You could do the same from the scripting by just adding --no-cookies --no-check-certificate --header 'Cookie:gpw_e24=http://www.oracle.com; oraclelicense=accept-securebackup-cookie' params to the WGET.

Alternative, you could download the installers/zip files from external CDNs, like REUCON, move it to EC2 instance through SFTP and install it.

Adding Oracle Datasource to JBoss EAP server

To add a Oracle Datasource to the JBOSS server, follow the steps

1. In the standalone.xml or in standalone-full.xml

2. In $JBOSS_HOME/modules/com/oracle/jdbc/main I have copied the ojdbc6.jar and created the module.xml file.

3. Now you could use the JNDI “java:jboss/datasources/JbpmDS” in your application