Having installed the Siebel 17 software, there’s one more step before we can set up the logical Gateway, Enterprise, Siebel Server and Application Interface (what used to be the SWSE): install the Siebel database.

As part of the Siebel Server installation, you’ll have installed the Siebel Database Server components. You can find a traditional shortcut to the configuration tool on your start menu, just like the good old days. Invoke this, enter your database connectivity details and sit back while the installer does its thing:

I noted that the installation process is significantly quicker than it used to be, even though the database installer has a lot more work to do in setting up the repository tables for workspaces. After just over an hour, I have a Siebel database ready to use.

Within the Siebel Server bin folder, you’ll find a shortcut to the license key deployment tool (LicenseKeyModule.bat). Double click this and enter your database connection details:

Select the components you’d like to use in your development environment. Click “Apply” to finish the job:

We’re ready to rock – tune in tomorrow for a detailed guided to the Siebel Management Console and the process to deploy the Gateway, Enterprise, Siebel Server and AI.