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Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1 Running on Docker Containers

Monica Riccelli
Product Manager

UPDATE April 2016 - We now officially
certify and support WebLogic 12.1.3 and WebLogic 12.2.1 Clusters in multi-host
environments! For more information see this
blog post
. The Docker configuration files are also now maintained on the official
Oracle GitHub Docker repository
.  Links in the Docker section of this
article have also been updated to reflect the latest updates and changes. For
more up to date information on Docker scripts and support, check the Oracle
GitHub project docker-images.


Oracle
WebLogic Server 12.2.1 is now certified to run on Docker containers. As part of this certification, we are
releasing Docker files on
GitHub to create Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1
install images and Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1 domain images. These images are built as an extension of
existing Oracle Linux images
Oracle Linux
Images
. To help you with this, we have posted
Dockerfiles and scripts on
GitHub as examples for you to get
started.

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.

The
table below describes the certification provided for various WebLogic Server
versions. You can use these combinations
of Oracle WebLogic Server, JDK, Linux and Docker versions when building your
Docker images.

Oracle WebLogic
Server Version

JDK Version

HOST OS

Kernel Version

Docker Version

12.2.1.0.0

8

Oracle Linux 6 Update 6 or higher

UEK Release 3 (3.8.13)

1.7 or higher

12.2.1.0.0

8

Oracle Linux 7 or higher

UEK Release 3 (3.8.13)

Or RHCK 3 (3.10)

1.7 or higher

12.2.1.0.0

8

RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 or higher

RHCK 3 (3.10)

1.7 or higher

12.1.3.0.0

7/8

Oracle Linux 6 Update 5 or higher

UEK Release 3 (3.8.13)

1.3.3 or higher

12.1.3.0.0

7/8

Oracle Linux 7 or higher

UEK Release 3 (3.8.13)

Or RHCK 3 (3.10)

1.3.3 or higher

12.1.3.0.0

7/8

RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 or higher

RHCK 3 (3.10)

1.3.3 or higher

We support Oracle WebLogic Server in certified Docker
containers running on other Linux host
operating systems
that have Kernel 3.8.13 or larger and that
support Docker Containers, please read our support statement at Support
statement
. For additional
details on the most current Oracle WebLogic Server supported configurations
please refer to Oracle
Fusion Middleware Certification Pages
.

These Dockerfiles and scripts we have provided enable users to create
clustered and non-clustered Oracle WebLogic Server domain configurations,
including both development and production running on a single host operating
system or VMs. Each server running in
the resulting domain configurations runs in its Docker container, and is
capable of communicating as required with other servers.


A topology which is in line with the “Docker-way” for
containerized applications and services consists of a container designed to run
only an administration server containing all resources, shared libraries and
deployments. These Docker containers can
all be on a single physical or virtual server Linux host or on multiple
physical or virtual server Linux hosts. The Dockerfiles in GitHub to
create an image with a WebLogic Server domain can be used to start these admin
server containers.

For documentation on how to use these Dockerfiles and
scripts, see the whitepaper
on OTN. The Oracle
WebLogic Server video and demo
presents our certification effort and shows
a Demo of WebLogic Server 12.2.1 running on Docker Containers. We hope you will
try running the different configurations of WebLogic Server on Docker
containers, and look forward to hearing any feedback you might have.

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Comments ( 1 )
  • guest Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    Broken links:

    - Whitepaper

    - WebLogic Server video and demo


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