Docker is a platform that enables users to build, package, ship and run distributed applications. Docker users package up their applications, and any dependent libraries or files, into a Docker image.
Docker images are portable artifacts that can be distributed across Linux environments. Images that have been distributed can be used to instantiate containers where applications can run in isolation from other applications running in other containers on the same host operating system.
About WebLogic Server Images on Docker
As part of the certification, Oracle has released Dockerfiles and supporting scripts on GitHub to build images for WebLogic Server. These images are built as an extension of existing Oracle Linux images. To help you create and run WebLogic Server Docker images, the Dockerfiles and supporting scripts posted on GitHub can be used as examples to help you get started. For more information, see About the Dockerfiles and Scripts on GitHub.
To support building your Docker images, Oracle has certified using WebLogic Server 12.1.3 with various combinations of JDK versions, Oracle Linux and RedHat Linux OS versions, Kernel versions, and Docker versions. For detailed certification information about supported WebLogic Server Docker images, see http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/oracleas-supported-virtualization-089265.html.
Custom WebLogic Server Docker Images
You can also create your own WebLogic Server Docker images. To facilitate this process, Oracle has posted Dockerfiles and scripts on GitHub as examples that can help you to get started.
These are the prerequisites to build custom WebLogic Server Docker images:
· Supported Oracle Linux or Red Hat Linux base image
· Dockerfiles and scripts from GitHub
· Oracle WebLogic Server 12c (12.1.3) generic installer or ZIP installer
· Corresponding supported JDK
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