Monday Aug 12, 2013

Announcing Web Socket Proxy and Apache 2.4 support for WebLogic Server plug-in customers

We are happy to announce the following enhancements to Oracle WebLogic  Plug-In 12.1.2 release:

- Apache 2.4 Support - WLS Plug-In 12.1.2+ is now supported with vanilla Apache 2.2.x and 2.4.x Web Servers. Customers interested in using WLS Plug-In with vanilla Apache 2.4.x Web Server can download our latest  WLS Plug-In 12.1.2  patch from OTN - http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/wls-plugins-096117.html

- WebSocket Proxy Support  -  WLS Plug-In 12.1.2+ for Apache HTTP Server 2.2.x , 2.4.x Web Servers can now front-end WebSockets applications deployed within WLS 12.1.2. This WebSocket Proxy capability is currently unavailable for OHS and other 3rd party web servers like IIS and iPlanet Web Servers. 

- This enhancement is tracked via bug - 17085296  and is available only for WLS Plug-In 12c release. Also, these enhancements are NOT available for OHS 12.1.2 release. OHS 12.1.3 will deliver the WebSocket Proxy capability.  Our FMW 12.1.2 certification matrix is being updated to reflect that WLS Plug-In 12.1.2 supports Apache 2.4 Web Server.  

- This enhancement is downloadable either as a patch, for a corresponding platform, from Oracle Support - or from OTN - http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/wls-plugins-096117.html . 

- This enhancement, like any other WLS Plug-In patch, is delivered as a complete zip file and the installation experience is same as WLS Plug-In 11g/12c release. The 'README' provides more information regarding these new capabilities. The next doc refresh for WLS Plug-In 12c product documentation will include this information as well. 

- Last but not least, any future patches for WLS Plug-In 12.1.2 will include these enhancements as well.  This enhancement addresses several of our customers long standing wish regarding Apache 2.4 Web Server support. 


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