Using the Administration Console

Purpose

This tutorial covers the basic use of the Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console.

Time to Complete

Approximately 15 minutes

Topics

This tutorial covers the following topics:

 Overview
 Scenario
 Prerequisites
 Starting Oracle WebLogic Administration Server

Modifying a Server Property

 Shutting Down the Server via the Console
 Viewing Server Logging in the Console
 Summary
 Related Information

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Overview

This tutorial introduces you to the layout of the Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console. It gives you a chance to practice changing properties and applying the changes. It also shows you how to run commands against the server and how to configure and view log file entries.

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Scenario

Oracle WebLogic Server is administered using a Web-based administration console that allows you to configure and monitor Oracle WebLogic Servers. Log messages enable you to detect problems and track the source of a fault and system performance.

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Prerequisites

Before starting this tutorial, you should have first completed the following prerequisite tutorials: 

1.

Installing and Configuring Oracle WebLogic Server

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Starting Oracle WebLogic Administration Server

To start the administration server, perform the following steps:

1.

Open a command shell, and navigate to your root domain directory.

Note: The location of your domain depends on what directory you chose when creating the domain. The default location is in the user_projects/domains directory of your Oracle WebLogic Server installation. The sample domain used in this tutorial is called dizzyworld.

 


2.

Use the startWebLogic.sh command to start the administration server.

 


3.

If prompted, supply the credentials that you defined when you set up the domain, or another valid administrator login.


4.

Ensure that your server has started properly by looking for the line <Server started in RUNNING mode>.

 

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Modifying a Server Property

In this section, you use the Administration Console to modify the standard output severity threshold for the administration server.

1.

Open a Web browser and navigate to http://localhost:7001/console .

 


2.

Log in using the credentials that you defined when you set up the domain, or another valid administrator login.

 


3.

Click Lock & Edit in the Change Center on the left.


4.

In the Domain Structure panel on the left, navigate to < domain name> > Environment > Servers . Then click the name of the administration server ("AdminServer", by default).

 


5.

Click the Logging tab.

 

6.

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Advanced.



7.
In the Message destination(s) section, set the following property:

Redirect stdout logging enabled: Selected

 


8.

Scroll down and set the following property:


Standard out Severity level: Info

 


9.
Save your changes.


10.
In the Change Center on the left, click the Activate Changes button.

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Shutting Down the Server via the Console

In this section, you use the Administration Console to shut down the administration server.

1.

Repeat the steps in the previous section to select your administration server. Click the Control tab, and then click the Start/Stop tab on the second level.

 

2.

Select the check box for your administration server in the Server Status table and click Shutdown.


3.
Select Force Shutdown Now and click Yes when prompted.


4.
Start the administration server again by following the instructions from prior sections . Notice how much more information is output to the standard out I/O stream as the server boots..


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Viewing Server Logging in the Console

In this section, you view server logging by using the Administration Console as the log viewer.

1.

Return to the administration console once again.


2.

In the Domain Structure panel, navigate to < domain name> > Diagnostics > Log Files .

 


3.
In the Log Files table, select the ServerLog entry for your administration server. Then click View to see the log file entries via the console.

 

Tip: Use the Customize link to control how many log entries are displayed, as well as the message attributes.

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Summary

In this lesson, you should have learned how to:

 Start an administration server
 Log in to the Administration Console
 Change properties of resources in the Administration Console
 Shut down a server instance via the Administration Console
 View server logging via the Administration Console

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Related Information

Overview of the Administration Console

To learn more about WebLogic Server, refer to additional OBEs on the OTN Web site.

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