Configuring a WebLogic Domain and Server

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Configuring a WebLogic Domain and Server

What this Setup is about

A domain is an interrelated set of WebLogic Server resources managed as a unit. A
domain includes one or more administration servers and managed servers. Various
clients use the administra
tion server to configure the system. The managed server is used
to run actual applications.

We will use the Domain Configuration wizard to create a new domain called
mydomain
.

What You Should Be Able to Do

Following this setup, you should be able to confi
gure a new domain using the
Configuration Wizard.

Instructions

1.

Create a Domain

From the
Start

menu select
Programs

-
>
BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1
-
>
Configuration Wizard
. This will launch the tool.

From the first screen, select
Create a new WebLogic conf
iguration

and then click
Next
.






From the list of Configuration Templates select
Basic WebLogic Server Domain
.



Select
Custom
for Configuration type. Click
Next
.



You will be prompted to enter a name for the new administration server. Enter
Adm
inServer

and click
Next.



The Configuration Wizard will then ask if you would like to have your WebLogic
configuration distributed across managed servers, clusters and physical machines. Click
Yes

and
Next
.



You will now specify the creation of a Mana
ged Server. Click the
Add

button in the top
right corner, and specify the name of the new server to be
myserver
. Change the
Listen
Port

to 7005 and then click
Next.



We will not configure a Cluster at this time, so simply click
Next

on the
Configure
Clu
sters

screen.


Machines will not be configured at this time, so click
Next

on the
Configure Machines

screen.


Similarly, Database Options will also be configured in a later lab, so for now simply
select
No

and then click
Next

on the
Database (JDBC) Option
s
screen.



On the Messaging (JMS) Options

screen, select
No
and then click
Next
. Messaging and
JMS will be configured in a future lab.


You will then be asked to specify the administrative username and password for the new
domain. Enter
weblogic

for b
oth username and password. Click
Next
.


You will now have the option to
Configure Windows Options
. Select
Yes

in the left
pane (so we can have a start menu shortcut) and select
No

in the right pane so that
WebLogic Server will not run as a service. Click

Next
.


The Configuration Wizard will ask you to
Build Start Menu Entries.

Accept the
defaults by clicking
Next
.



You will then be asked to
Configure Server Start Mode and Java SDK
. Set the
WebLogic Configuration Start Mode to be
Development Mode

by sel
ecting it in the left
pane, and select the
Sun SDK 1.4.1_03
-
ea @ C:
\
bea
\
jdk141_03

in the right pane. Click
Next
.


You will now be asked to Create the WebLogic Configuration. Here you will specify
the new domain’s name and install path. We will name th
e domain
mydomain

(by
entering it in the
Configuration Name

field in the bottom right corner) and choose the
default location (which should automatically be set to
c:
\
bea
\
user_projects
\
domains
\

mydomain
). Click
Create

when done.

Congratulations! You have

created a WebLogic Server 8.1 domain. The domain has an
administrative server called
AdminServer

and one managed server called
myserver
.
Click
Done

on the
Creating Configuration
screen to exit the Configuration Wizard.


2.

Verify domain creation.

Using th
e file explorer, verify that the domain directory
C:
\
bea
\
user_projects
\
domains
\
mydomain was created. Verify the existence of the
config.xml file and the startWebLogic.cmd file. The latter is used to launch the Admin
Server.

Start the Admin Server by sele
cting
Start
-
> Programs

-
>
BEA WebLogic Platform
8.1
-
> User Projects
-
> mydomain
-
> Start Server
.

Wait until you see a
Server
started in RUNNING mode

message.

Next, we will launch the admin console. Using a Web browser, open the Administration
Console w
ith the URL:

http://localhost:7001/console

You should be presented with a login page. Specify username
and

password to be
weblogic

and then click on
Sign In

to login. This will bring up the administration
console or
adminconsole
.


In the left pane of th
e administration console, click on
Servers

to view the status of the
two servers we have created. Note that the status of
AdminServer

is RUNNING while
the status of
myserver

is UNKNOWN. This is because
myserver

has not been started
yet.


Next, launch t
he managed server myserver. Open another DOS command window.
Change to c:/bea/user_projects
/
domains/mydomain. Enter:

startManagedWebLogic myserver http://localhost:7001

Note the syntax of the command:

StartmanagedWebLogic SERVER_NAME ADMIN_SERVER_ADDR
ESS

MainServer

server will begin to boot. Wait until you see the message “Server Started in
RUNNING mode”. In the admin console, click on Servers again to refresh the status.



Congratulations! You have finished creating a domain compl
ete with an administration
server and a single managed server. Now shutdown each server from the console and
close the browser.