Right after creating a WebLogic domain, you can navigate to the domain directory and start the administration server using the startWebLogic.sh script. However, for easier control over the administration server of your domain, you can create some WLST startup and shutdown scripts that manage your admin server via the Node Manager.
The solution below describes two WLST scripts (startAdmin.jy and stopAdmin.jy ) and two platform dependent scripts that you use to call the Jython ones. (startAdmin.sh and stopAdmin.sh for Unix or startAdmin.bat and stopAdmin.bat for Windows)
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If you’ve hit this error you are probably trying to control your Weblogic servers via WLST, but you are unable to connect to the Node Manager.
Connecting to Node Manager …
Traceback (innermost last):
File “”, line 1, in ?
File “”, line 123, in nmConnect
File “”, line 648, in raiseWLSTException
WLSTException: Error occured while performing nmConnect : Cannot connect to Node Manager. : Access to domain ‘FMW_XPS’ for user ‘weblogic’ denied.
Use dumpStack() to view the full stacktrace
Assuming you’ve already made sure all the parameters in the nmConnect command are correct and the NM process is up and running, there is actually one more thing to check: has your domain been set up in Production Mode? If so, then the Node Manager credentials have been generated by the Configuration Wizard at domain creation time. While the AdminServer will be aware of these credentials by default (you are able to connect to the NM via de admin console, after all), you will not be able to connect via WLST since you have to provide this random username and password. The solution is to reset the credentials in the Administration Console.
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