Configuring Weblogic Server 10.3.6 from 32-bit mode to 64-bit mode
By Ekta Malik-Oracle on Dec 11, 2012
This post pertains to the configuration of Weblogic Server from 32-bit mode to 64-bit mode on Solaris OS. Just in case, you have WLS 10.3.6 running in 32-bit mode and the JDK being used is installed for 64-bit mode [On Solaris OS, JDK 64-bit installation comprises of installing 32-bit JDK followed by a patch for 64-bit JDK].
Verification of the mode being used
One can verify the mode of Weblogic Server in the following ways
- Either check
the commonEnv.sh script located at
$MIDDLEWARE_HOME/wlserver_10.3/common/bin where $MIDDLEWARE_HOME refers to the
install directory of Middleware. Look for the patterns - SUN_ARCH_DATA_MODEL
and JAVA_USE_64BIT in the file.
For 32-bit mode, the parameters would appear as shown below
- Check the server console logs; which JDK is being used during start-up
- By checking which JDK is used by the running process of Weblogic Server
- Take a backup of the commonEnv.sh script located at $MIDDLEWARE_HOME/wlserver_10.3/common/bin where $MIDDLEWARE_HOME refers to the install directory of Middleware
- Modify the commonEnv.sh script for the
following parameters: The values should be 64 and
true respectively for 64-bit mode
- Restart the weblogic server.
One can confirm that the JDK being used is 64-bit by looking at the Weblogic console logs during server start up or by looking at the running process.