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WebLogic Dynamic Clusters on Kubernetes

Overview A WebLogic Server cluster consists of multiple Managed Server instances running simultaneously and working together to provide increased scalability and reliability.  WebLogic Server supports two types of clustering configurations, configured and dynamic clustering.  Configured clusters are created by manually configuring each individual Managed Server instance.  In dynamic clusters, the Managed Server configurations are generated from a single, shared template.  ...

Monday, May 7, 2018 | Technical | Read More

Announcing the New WebLogic Server Kubernetes Operator

We are pleased to announce the release and open sourcing of the Technology Preview version of the Oracle WebLogic Server Kubernetes Operator! We are releasing this Operator to GitHub for creating and managing a WebLogic Server 12.2.1.3 domain on Kubernetes. We are also publishing a blog that describes in detail how to run the Operator, how to stand up one or more WebLogic domains in Kubernetes, how to scale up or down  a WebLogic cluster manually or automatically using the...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | Technical | Read More

WebLogic Server Certification on Kubernetes

We are pleased to announce the certification of Oracle WebLogic Server on Kubernetes! As part of this certification, we are releasing a sample on GitHub to create an Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1.3 domain image running on Kubernetes. We are also publishing a series of blogs that describe in detail the WebLogic Server configuration and feature support as well as best practices.  A video of a WebLogic Server domain running in Kubernetes can be seen at WebLogic Server...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | Technical | Read More

Announcing the New WebLogic Monitoring Exporter 

Very soon we will be announcing certification of WebLogic Server on Kubernetes.  To give our users the best possible experience when running WebLogic domains in Docker/Kubernetes environments, we have developed the WebLogic Monitoring Exporter.  This new tool exposes WebLogic Server metrics that can be read and collected by monitoring tools such as Prometheus, and displayed in Grafana. We are also making the WebLogic Monitoring Exporter tool available in open source here, whic...

Monday, December 4, 2017 | Technical | Read More

Using Prometheus and Grafana to Monitor WebLogic Server on Kubernetes

As part of certifying Weblogic Server on Kubernetes, the WebLogic team has created a sample that demonstrates orchestrating a WebLogic Server cluster in a Kubernetes environment. This sample includes the WebLogic Monitoring Exporter, which was implemented to scrape runtime metrics for specific WebLogic Server instances and feed them to the Prometheus and Grafana tools. The Weblogic Monitoring Exporter is a web application that you can deploy on a WebLogic Server instance that...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Technical | Read More

How to... WebLogic Server on Kubernetes

The WebLogic Server team is working on certifying WebLogic domains being orchestrated in Kubernetes.  As part of this work we are releasing a series of blogs that answer questions our users might have, and describe best practices for running WebLogic Server on Kubernetes. These blogs cover topics such as security best practices, monitoring, logging, messaging, transactions, scaling clusters, externalizing state in volumes, patching, updating applications, and much more.  Our...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Technical | Read More