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WebLogic Server is now certified to run on OpenShift!

Monica Riccelli
Product Manager

We are pleased to announce the certification of WebLogic Server on the Red Hat OpenShift which is based on Kubernetes.  The WebLogic domain runs on OpenShift managed by the WebLogic Kubernetes Operator. The Operator uses a common set of Kubernetes APIs to provide an improved user experience when automating operations such as: provisioning, lifecycle management, application versioning, product patching, scaling, and security. 

We verified the following functionality:

  • Installation of the WebLogic Kubernetes Operator.
  • Displaying Operator Logs in Kibana.
  • Running a WebLogic domain where the domain configuration is in a Docker image or on a Persistent Volume.
  • Accessing the WebLogic Administration Console and WLST.
  • Deploying an application to a WebLogic cluster.
  • Routing and exposing the application outside of OpenShift.
  • Scaling of a WebLogic cluster.
  • Load balancing requests to the application.
  • Exposing WebLogic metrics to Prometheus using the  WebLogic Monitoring Exporter.
  • Controlling lifecycle management of the WebLogic domain/cluster/server.
  • Initiating a rolling restart of the WebLogic domain.
  • Changing  domain configuration using Configuration Overrides.

 

The following matrix shows the different versions of products used in our certification:

Product Version
WebLogic Server 12.2.1.3+
WebLogic Kubernetes Operator 2.0.1+
OpenShift 3.11.43+
Kubernetes 1.11.0+
Docker 1.13.1ce+

 On January 19th we published a  blog “WebLogic on OpenShift” which describes the steps to run a WebLogic domain/cluster managed by the operator running on  OpenShift. The starting point is the OpenShift Container Platform server set up on OCI in this earlier post.  To run WebLogic on OpenShift  get the operator 2.0.1 Docker image from the Dock­­­­­­­­­er Hub, clone­­­­ the GitHub project, and follow the sample in the blog.

Our goal is to support WebLogic Server on all Kubernetes platforms on premises and in both private and public clouds, providing the maximum support to migrate WebLogic workloads to cloud neutral infrastructures.  We continue to expand our certifications on different Kubernetes platforms; stay tuned – thanks!

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