We’re pleased to announce the availability of the March release of the Oracle WebLogic offerings available in Oracle Cloud Marketplace. The new features available in this release are:
- Simplified backup and replication: OCI provides a feature, called OCI custom images, that allows users to backup or replicate an existing compute instance, with the customizations, software and configurations that have been included in the instance. You can now backup and replicate your Oracle WebLogic For OCI configuration using OCI Compute Custom images. Any compute instance created using Oracle WebLogic Server for OCI release version 21.1.3 or later are enabled to create custom images. These custom images are not exportable to other regions and do not include attached block volumes. To learn more about OCI custom images see the OCI documentation here.
- Oracle WebLogic Server for OCI Disaster Recovery support for File Storage Service: Prior to this release we have supported the use of the DataBase File Service (DBFS) for ongoing replication of primary WebLogic Server for OCI configurations to standby configurations for disaster recovery purposes. In this release we additionally support use of the OCI File Storage Services (FSS) for this replication. The Disaster Recovery Guide now includes instructions to use FSS instead of DBFS to configure the staging mounts for WebLogic config replication.
- Flexible load balancer support: Take advantage of the new OCI Flexible Load Balancing recently released. Just specify the minimum and maximum bandwidth, and the load balancer will automatically be adapted to your needs within the thresholds you have specified.
- Support for existing OKE cluster: In prior releases, a new OKE cluster was always created when a new Oracle WebLogic Server for OKE configuration was deployed. Now you can deploy new Oracle WebLogic Server for OKE configurations and target an existing OKE cluster for deployment. All you need to do is to specify the VCN’s OCID of the OKE cluster you want to reuse and your existing OKE clusters OCID.
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