Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Advanced Administration Cookbook

Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Advanced Administration Cookbook
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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Learn how to set a WebLogic environment with stability, high availability and performance
  • Premature optmization is the root of all evil. Configure and tune only what really matters.
  • Understand what are you doing and why. Every recipe covers the theory behind the practice.

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 284 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : June 2013
ISBN : 184968684X
ISBN 13 : 9781849686846
Author(s) : Dalton Iwazaki
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Cookbooks, Enterprise, Oracle

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Install, Configure, and Run
Chapter 2: High Availability with WebLogic Clusters
Chapter 3: Configuring JDBC Resources for High Availability
Chapter 4: Configuring JMS Resources for Clustering and High Availability
Chapter 5: Monitoring WebLogic Server 12c
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting WebLogic Server 12c
Chapter 7: Stability and Performance
Chapter 8: Security
  • Chapter 1: Install, Configure, and Run
    • Introduction
    • Installing WebLogic Server 12c
    • Creating the WebLogic domain
    • Distributing the domain files to remote machines
    • Starting the Node Manager
    • Starting the Administration Server
    • Saving and activating changes in the Administration Console
    • Protecting changes in the Administration Console
    • Extending and customizing the Administration Console
    • Enabling RESTful Management Services
    • Starting/Stopping the WebLogic Managed Server
    • Deploying applications
    • Chapter 2: High Availability with WebLogic Clusters
      • Introduction
      • Creating a WebLogic cluster
      • Defining a Hostname/Alias for the Listen Address value
      • Configuring HA WebLogic cluster parameters
      • Using Unicast for cluster communications
      • Using Multicast for cluster communications
      • Installing Apache HTTP Server for the Web tier
      • Using the Web Server Plug-in to Load Balance HTTP Requests to WebLogic cluster
      • Defining a network channel for cluster communications
      • Configuring high availability for Administration Server
      • Chapter 3: Configuring JDBC Resources for High Availability
        • Introduction
        • Creating a JDBC data source
        • Creating a multi data source
        • Defining the multi data source HA Strategy
        • Creating a GridLink data source
        • Managing JDBC data sources
        • Tuning data sources for reliable connections
        • Tuning multi data sources – surviving RAC node failures
        • Updating the Oracle JDBC driver
        • Chapter 4: Configuring JMS Resources for Clustering and High Availability
          • Introduction
          • Creating the file stores
          • Creating the JDBC stores
          • Creating the JMS servers
          • Creating the JMS module
          • Configuring the subdeployment target
          • Creating the distributed queue destination and the connection factory
          • Starting/stopping consumers for a JMS destination
          • Using the Server affinity to tune the distributed destinations' load balance
          • Creating a pinned queue with clustering and HA with service migration
          • Configuring messaging bridge with source and target distributed destinations
          • Relying on SAF to transfer JMS messages to another WebLogic domain
          • Chapter 5: Monitoring WebLogic Server 12c
            • Introduction
            • Customizing the Administration Console tables
            • Using the JRockit Mission Control Management Console
            • Monitoring Linux with SAR
            • Sending e-mail notifications with WLDF
            • Generating an SNMP trap
            • Creating a Monitoring Dashboard custom view
            • Viewing historical data in the monitoring dashboard using a database
            • Chapter 6: Troubleshooting WebLogic Server 12c
              • Introduction
              • Changing log levels to debug
              • Including the time taken field in access.log
              • Enabling verbose garbage collection logging
              • Taking thread dumps
              • Enabling the JRockit Mission Control Flight Recorder
              • Analyzing a heap dump
              • Recovering the WebLogic admin password
              • Recovering the data source password
              • Chapter 7: Stability and Performance
                • Introduction
                • Limiting the log disk usage
                • Rotating the STDOUT logfile
                • Turning off domain logging
                • Enabling Linux HugePages
                • Configuring the transaction (JTA) timeouts
                • Choosing the JRockit garbage collection mode
                • Tuning thread concurrency with the default work manager
                • Tuning the application thread concurrency with custom work managers
                • Limiting the JMS Queue consumers
                • Chapter 8: Security
                  • Introduction
                  • Setting up SSL for production environments
                  • Creating a new SQL authentication provider
                  • Assigning a user to a group
                  • Securing a web application with basic authentication
                  • Enabling the Administration Port

                  Dalton Iwazaki

                  Dalton Iwazaki lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil and started working with technology in 1994 in a school lab, at the age of 17. As a system administrator, Dalton configured and maintained the network (Novel 3.12), the computers (Window 3.11, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 95), and the Internet. He also took his first steps in programming by building the school website in ASP and a computer voting system to simulate the election process in Delphi. In 1999, Dalton moved to a new company and started working with Java development. During this period, he worked on many Java server-side applications and dug deep to understand the use of JDBC, JMS, JMX, XML, and multithreaded applications. He built some frameworks from scratch to help the development, and started working on the Application Server world with IBM Websphere, Resin, Tomcat, JBoss, and BEA WebLogic. Until 2004, Dalton moved around to other companies working either as a Java developer or Java Architect. In 2004 and 2005, Dalton worked as a Software Development Manager; he lead 10 developers to build the entire website, provisioning and back office operations of a new ISP Provider with a variety of integrations and languages, such as Java, VB, C#, Perl, and PHP. Dalton then moved to a large international bank to work as a project manager in 2005 and 2006. His role was to manage the Internet Banking and Credit Card portals and integrate the business clients and the development team. From 2006 to 2008, Dalton started and worked on his own company, a design agency focused on the delivery of web solutions. In 2008, Dalton started working in partnership with Oracle Consulting on the infrastructure level of the WebLogic Server. In the following year, Dalton started a new company named VN Tecnologia, an IT professional services provider and Oracle Partner Network member. Working together with Oracle's clients and projects, Dalton's solid expertise in infrastructure and Java development are a rare combination used in his specializations - WebLogic Server configuration, administration, troubleshooting, and tuning. You can reach Dalton Iwazaki at
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                  What you will learn from this book

                  • Install, create and configure WebLogic Server
                  • Configure an Administration Server with high availability
                  • Create and configure JDBC data sources, multi data sources and gridlink data sources
                  • Tune the multi data source to survive database failures
                  • Setup JMS distributed queues
                  • Use WLDF to send threshold notifications
                  • Configure WebLogic Server for stability and resilience

                  In Detail

                  Oracle WebLogic Server is the core application server product of the Oracle Fusion Middleware platform.

                  It is the premier application server for enterprise applications and has now been updated to 12C.

                  If your company or client uses Oracle technology then you must know how to administer the Oracle WebLogic Server

                  Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Advanced Administration Cookbook guides you through 70 recipes covering from the basics of WebLogic 12c installation, and passing through JDBC, JMS, cluster configuration and tuning. The book covers the day-by-day tasks of a WebLogic Administrator, enhanced with a lot of tips to build a WebLogic production environment focused on stability, high availability and performance.

                  The best place to start with any book is at the beginning so the first thing that is covered is the basics. This quick refresher should get you back up to speed with WebLogic server and get you in the right frame of mind to get stuck into the more complex techniques.

                  Each chapter then covers a specific topic with complex solutions simplified and explained. This is not only a book that guides you through complex techniques but also ensure you have a solid understanding of the theory behind the techniques.

                  We dive into high availability clusters, configuring JMS and JDBC, and then moving on to more general WebLogic Server aspects. Monitor, troubleshoot, and tune the performance of your WebLogic server with time tested solutions.

                  If you want to take your WebLogic server to the next level of performance and security or simply just want to be more in control this book is full of solutions that will allow you to achieve that aim.


                  Using real life problems and simple solutions this book will make any issue seem small. WebLogic Server books can be a bit dry but Dalton keeps the tone light and ensures no matter how complex the problem you always feel like you have someone right there with you helping you along.

                  Who this book is for

                  This book is ideal for those who know the basics of WebLogic but want to dive deeper and get to grips with more advanced topics. So if you are a datacenter operator, system administrator or even a Java developer this book could be exactly what you are looking for to take you one step further with Oracle WebLogic Server.

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