By Will Lyons-Oracle on Jun 21, 2016
Last October, we delivered Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1 as part of the overall Oracle Fusion Middleware 12.2.1 Release. As noted previously on this blog, WebLogic Server 12.2.1 delivers compelling new feature capabilities in the areas of Multitenancy, Continuous Availability, and Developer Productivity and Portability to Cloud.
Today, we are releasing WebLogic Server 184.108.40.206, which is the first patch set release for WebLogic Server and Fusion Middleware 12.2.1. New WebLogic Server 220.127.116.11 installers are now posted on the Oracle Technology Network and Oracle Software Delivery Cloud, and new documentation has been made available. WebLogic Server 18.104.22.168 contains all the new features in WebLogic Server 12.2.1, and also includes an integrated, cumulative set of fixes and a small number of targeted, non-disruptive enhancements.
For customers who have just begun evaluating WebLogic Server 12cR2, or are planning evaluation and adoption, we recommend that you adopt WebLogic Server 22.214.171.124 so that you can benefit from the maintenance and enhancements that have been included. For customers who are already running in production on WebLogic Server 12.2.1, you can continue to do so, though we will encourage adoption of WebLogic Server 12.2.1 patch sets.
The enhancements are primarily in the following areas:
- Multitenancy - Improvements to Resource Consumption Management, partition security management, REST management, and Fusion Middleware Control, all targeted at multitenancy manageability and usability.
- Continuous Availability - New documented best practices for multi data center deployments, and product improvements to Zero Downtime Patching capabilities.
- Developer Productivity and Portability to the Cloud - The Domain to Partition Conversion Tool (D-PCT), which enables you to convert an existing domain to a WebLogic Server 12.2.1 partition, has been integrated into 126.96.36.199 with improved functionality. So it's now easier to migrate domains and applications to WebLogic Server partitions, including partitions running in the Oracle Java Cloud Service.