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Make WebLogic Domain Provisioning and Deployment Easy! By Monica Riccelli

Juergen Kress
PaaS & Middleware Partner Adoption

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The Oracle WebLogic Deploy Tooling (WDT) makes the automation of WebLogic Server domain provisioning and applications deployment easy. Instead of writing WLST scripts that need to be maintained, WDT creates a declarative, metadata model that describes the domain, applications, and the resources used by the applications.  This metadata model makes it easy to provision, deploy, and perform domain lifecycle operations in a repeatable fashion, which makes it perfect for the Continuous Delivery of applications.

The WebLogic Deploy Tooling provides maximum flexibility by supporting a wide range of WebLogic Server versions from 10.3.6 to 12.2.1.3. WDT supports both Windows and UNIX operating systems, and provides the following benefits:

· Introspects a WebLogic domain into a metadata model (JSON or YAML).

· Creates a new WebLogic Server domain using a metadata model and allows version control of the domain configuration.

· Updates the configuration of an existing WebLogic Server domain, deploys applications and resources into the domain.

· Allows runtime alterations to the metadata model (also referred as the model) before applying it.

· Allows the same model to apply to multiple environments by accepting value placeholders provided in a separate property file.

· Passwords can be encrypted directly in the model or property file.

· Supports a sparse model so that the model only needs to describe what is required for the specific operation without describing other artifacts.

· Provides easy validation of the model content and verification that its related artifacts are well-formed.

· Allows automation and continuous delivery of deployments.

· Facilitates Lift and Shift of the domain into other environments, like Docker images and Kubernetes. Read the complete article here.

 

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