We are very pleased to announce the release of our General Availability (GA) version of the WebLogic Server Kubernetes Operator. The Operator, first released in February as a Technology Preview version, simplifies the creation and management of WebLogic Server 18.104.22.168 domains on Kubernetes. The GA operator supports additional WebLogic features, and is certified and supported for use in development and production.
Certification includes support for the Operator and WebLogic Server configurations running on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), on Kubernetes clusters created using the Terraform Kubernetes Installer for OCI, and using the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Registry (OCIR) for storing Operator and WebLogic Server domain images.
For additional information about WebLogic on Kubernetes certification and WebLogic Server Kubernetes Operator, see Support Doc ID 2349228.1, and reference the announcement blog, WebLogic on Kubernetes Certification.
We have developed the Operator to integrate WebLogic Server and Kubernetes, allowing Kubernetes to serve as a container infrastructure hosting WebLogic Server instances. The WebLogic Server Kubernetes Operator extends Kubernetes to create, configure, and manage a WebLogic domain. Read our prior announcement blog, Announcing WebLogic Server Kubernetes Operator, and find the WebLogic Server Kubernetes Operator GitHub project at https://github.com/oracle/weblogic-kubernetes-operator.
Running WebLogic Server on Kubernetes enables users to leverage WebLogic Server applications in Kubernetes environments, to integrate WebLogic Server applications with other cloud applications, and to evolve their usage of WebLogic Server and expand their usage of Kubernetes.
The WebLogic Server Kubernetes Operator allows users to:
In this version of the WebLogic Server Kubernetes Operator and the WebLogic Server Kubernetes certification, we have added the following functionality and support:
Our future plans include, certification of WebLogic Server on Kubernetes running on the OCI Container Engine for Kubernetes, providing an easy way to reprovision and redeploy existing WebLogic Server domains in Kubernetes using the WebLogic Deploy Tooling, adding CI/CD of WebLogic deployments on Kubernetes with Oracle Container Pipelines, and new features and enhancements over time. Please stay tuned for more information. We hope this announcement is helpful to those of you seeking to deploy WebLogic Server on Kubernetes, and look forward to your feedback.