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  • April 25, 2014

ADF Deployment Options (1)

Arda Eralp
Principal Consultant

Deployment Options

  • JDeveloper IDE 
  • WLS Administration Console 
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager "FMW Control" console 
  • weblogic.Deployer
  • WLST  
Note: I will try to explain each deployment option in separate article in this blog. In this article you can find basic summary of deployment options.

ADF Deployment Prerequisites

  • JAR/WAR/EAR is available to deploy
    • Via JDeveloper you've previously created a deployment profile
    • Generated JAR/WAR/EAR via the deployment profile and build tools
  • ADF runtime libraries already installed & targeted to WLS managed servers
    • These must match the version of JDev/ADF your application was built on
    • And version of WLS the ADF runtimes are supported on
    • Ensure to read Oracle Support notes on installing ADF runtimes
    • Unofficial summary of ADF Runtime install instructions (courtesy TimoHahn) (http://tompeez.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/jdeveloper-versions-vs-weblogic-serverversions/ )
  • Other software deployments may need to be completed beforehand 
    • e.g. database changes, system patches etc 

Manually deploy via 

  • JDeveloper IDE 
  • WLS console 
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager "FMW Control" console 

Automated deploy via 

  • weblogic.Deployer
  • WLST 

Deployment

Options
JDeveloper WLS console FMW console weblogic.Deployer WLST
Interface IDE Web Web Command line, OS scripts or Ant Command line, OS scripts or Ant
Manual/Automated Manual Manual Manual Both Both
Start
from source code or JAR/EAR
Source JAR/EAR JAR/EAR JAR/EAR JAR/EAR
Suitable
for development server
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Suitable
for test/production servers
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Apply
WLS deployment plans
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Apply
ADF/MBean runCme changes
Yes Yes
Supports
WLS producCon redeployment
Yes Yes Yes

Further Reading

  • Deployment Automation Patterns (http://bit.ly/VGOfdh)
  • FMW Admin Guide (http://bit.ly/TFRu73)
  • FMW Admin Guide for ADF (http://bit.ly/VJCiE8)
  • WLST Guide (http://bit.ly/TW8pRz)
  • weblogic.DeployerGuide (http://bit.ly/XdzMrg
    WLS)
  • production redeployment (http://bit.ly/WnuVBc)

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