Developer Partner Community

  • July 15, 2013

Automated provision of Oracle Weblogic Server Platform

Juergen Kress
PaaS Partner Adoption

Automation of the whole process for the provision of an Oracle Middleware Platform consists of a multitude of complex sensitive procedural steps, both from a semantic as well as a syntactic perspective, in combination with the artifacts required, programmatically reduced to a single command line call, it enables execution in the shortest time possible in continuously high quality and reproducibility.

Definition  The term "Provision" of a Oracle Weblogic Server Platform comprises its whole life time cycle, starting from its initial installation, via a chosen number of possible extensions and/or reductions (JAR-/Script-Patching), to the final complete deinstallation.

Functionality: The Process for an automated provision of an Oracle Weblogic Server Platform:

· comprises all required working steps and artifacts

· requires no preparation

· requires no post-processing

· is applicable on all versions from 10g Release 3, operated under Unix/Linux

· enables parallel operation of various versions on one host system

· fulfills all requirements for the provision of high availability:

o Node Manager

o Crash recovery

o AutoKillIfFailed

o AutoRestart

o Clustering

o Whole Server Migration

· delivers additional commands for efficient and reliable configuration. These commands can be issued centrally, from any of the unlimited number of comprising host systems, for configuration and/or administration of:

o SSL certificates (self-signed), configured (CN, OU, O, L, S, C) to support Hostname-Verification (generation/extension/reduction)

o SSH- und SSL key trust (generation/extension/reduction)

o OCM/MOS access (setup/management/termination)

o Weblogic Server domains (generation/extension/reduction)

o Weblogic Server instances (operating and monitoring run level)

· can be executed as a signed package

· unlimited reproducibility

· unlimited expandability due to modular structure

Products supported

The process for automated provision of an Oracle Weblogic Server Platform is applicable and has been tested with the following products:

Weblogic Server Version Number*

Oracle Fusion Middleware Release Number

GA Date

Premier Support Ends

Extended Support Ends

Sustaining Support Ends

12c Release 1

2011 Dec

2016 Dec

2019 Dec

indefinite -

11g Release 1

2009 Jun

2014 Jun

2017 Jun



10g Release 3

2008 Aug

2014 Jan

2017 Jan


*) MBean Attribute: DomainMBean.ConfigurationVersion
References: Oracle Lifetime Support Policies, Lifetime Support Policy: Oracle Fusion Middleware Products

References: Federal Agency for Information and Telecommunications Improves Performance and Availability of Critical Applications, Automates Upgrades and Patches

Video  Download MP4: Automatic Provisioning - Oracle Fusion Middleware - WebLogic Server
Download WMV: Automatic Provisioning - Oracle Fusion Middleware - WebLogic Server

Further information Get in  touch with us.

For regular information become a member in the WebLogic Partner Community please visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners/goto/wls-emea ( OPN account required). If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.

Blog Twitter LinkedIn Mix Forum Wiki

Be the first to comment

Comments ( 0 )
Please enter your name.Please provide a valid email address.Please enter a comment.CAPTCHA challenge response provided was incorrect. Please try again.