Thursday Apr 17, 2014

Getting the most out of WLDF Part 1: What is the WLDF? By Mike Croft

The WebLogic Diagnostic Framework (WLDF) is an often overlooked feature of WebLogic which can be very powerful when configured properly. If it’s so great, then why aren’t more people using it?

I can’t give a firm answer to that, but I suspect that the answer is likely because WLDF is so large, so comprehensive, and so terrifying to the uninitiated! There are a lot of concepts to get your head round before you can make good use of it, such that people frequently don’t bother. After all, where do you start with something so big?
In this blog, I hope to remedy that feeling a little, by pointing out some of the low-hanging fruit so you can get to know enough of the basics that you’ll be able to make use of some of the features, while having enough of a knowledge of the framework to take things further yourself.

What can I get out of it?
WLDF, according to the documentation, lets you “create, collect, analyse, archive and access diagnostic data generated by a running server and the applications deployed within its containers.”

To get all that functionality into WebLogic, Oracle has implemented lots of different components as part of the WLDF service including:

Read the complete article here.

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