Provision Oracle Fusion Middleware with Official CHEF Recipes from Oracle

The Chef software tool enjoys a broad adoption in the DevOps space due to its IT automation and configuration management abilities. Oracle has recently released sample Chef recipes to provision WebLogic server and other Fusion Middleware environments in a robust and repeatable way. The following post will use these samples…

Summary of Fusion Middleware 12.2.1 New Features

Fusion Middleware 12c Release 2 has recently launched with many exciting new features and updates for products such as the WebLogic Server, Coherence, Oracle Traffic Director, OHS, Oracle SOA and Webcenter Suite. This post will list a summary of the new features with a reference to the complete documentation for…

WebLogic 12c Enterprise Deployment Architecture in the Amazon Cloud

Amazon Web Services represent Amazon.com’s cloud computing offering. It is based on several web services with specific functions, such as S3 – Simple Storage Service for reliable and durable storage, EC2 for computing resources or IAM – Identity and Access Management. The different AWS services can be leveraged to host…

WebLogic and Docker Article Published on the Oracle Community Portal

My article on how to use the power of Docker containers and WLST automation to manage WebLogic development environments was published on the Oracle Community portal. Can be found under the Fusion Middleware space, or directly at: Creating Fast, Scalable and Portable WebLogic Development Environments with Docker [Article]

WebLogic Smart Dashboard and Monitoring – A Valuable Help for WebLogic Administrators

The WebLogic application server can host business critical J2EE applications or can serve as a platform for just as important middleware systems such as Identity Management, Business Intelligence, Service Oriented Architecture and others. Either way, it is very important that WebLogic administrators have quick access to the most significant metrics…

Docker, Swarm and Weave – Running a Containerized WebLogic 12c Domain on Multiple Hosts

In some of the previous posts, it is explained how to create Docker images and run WebLogic server inside Docker containers, and how to use the power of WLST scripts and 12c Dynamic clusters to easily scale WebLogic domains by simply starting more Docker containers with a simple parameter telling…

Oracle Officially Supports WebLogic 12.1.3 on Docker Containers

Oracle officially supports WebLogic Server 12.1.3 in Docker containers 1.3.3+ for production environments. http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/oracleas-supported-virtualization-089265.html Oracle has also released a whitepaper for getting to work with Docker containers: Docker version 1.3.3+ is certified. For Oracle’s support policy on Docker Containers, refer to Oracle WebLogic Server on Docker Containers. Here is a…

Scaling Weblogic 12c Dynamic Clusters Running in Docker Containers

By leveraging the new WebLogic 12c features such as the Dynamic Clusters and per-domain Node Manager, it can be very easy to scale-up an existing WebLogic cluster. This post will show how to scale a dynamic cluster simply by starting a new Docker container that runs a new WebLogic managed…

Have a WebLogic Domain Running in Minutes Using Docker

One of the main advantages of Docker comes from the very easy way of distributing development environments. For example, to conventionally create a new WebLogic environment one should either download the installation packages, install weblogic, create the domain and eventually start the servers, or download a previously built virtual machine, set…

Configure a Docker Environment with Oracle Linux VM

This post details the first steps in getting started with Docker, the lightweight virtualization technology that has received such praise lately. The post covers setting up a playground virtual machine to get aquinted with Docker, work with images and containers, and other basic commands. Docker is currently available only on Unix…