Managing Machines by Using the Administration Console

Purpose

This OBE tutorial describes and shows you how to create and configure machines by using the administration console.

Time to Complete

Approximately 1/2 hour

Topics

This OBE tutorial covers the following topics:

 Overview
 Scenario
 Verifying the Prerequisites
 Creating the Machines
 Configuring the Machines
 Summary
 Related information

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Overview

The term machine represents a physical computer that hosts one or more Oracle WebLogic Server instances. Machine identifies a particular physical piece of hardware. A machine is used to associate a computer with the Managed Servers that it hosts and it runs a supported operating system platform.

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Scenario

You are an application server administrator in Dizzyworld Corporation. The Dizzyworld system architects have decided to simulate the production environment by configuring machines for the dizzyworld domain to host business applications and use the Administration Server to configure and monitor Managed Servers.

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Verifying the Prerequisites

Before you start the tasks, make sure that your system environment meets the following requirements:

Software Requirements

The system should have Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3 installed.

Setup Requirements

You should have completed the following OBEs:

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Creating the Machines


To create machines, perform the following steps:

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In the Oracle WebLogic Server Console, under the Domain Structure section, click Machines.

 

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Notice that the "Summary of Machines" section appears. Click Lock and Edit and then click New.

 

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In the "Create a New Machine" section, enter the name as dizzyMachine1 and select Unix from the Machine OS drop-down list. Click OK.

 

4.

Notice the message Machine created successfully. Click New.

 

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In the "Create a New Machine" section, enter the name as dizzyMachine2 and select Unix from the Machine OS drop-down list. Click OK.

 

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Notice the message Machine created successfully.

 

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In Change Center, click Activate Changes. Notice the message All changes have been activated. No restarts are necessary.

 

 

 

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Notice that the machines are listed in the "Summary of Machines" section.

 

 

 

 

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Configuring the Machines

You can now add managed instances to the newly created machines. To configure the machines, perform the following steps:

1.

In the "Summary of Machines" section, click dizzyMachine1.

 

 

2.

From Change Center, click Lock & Edit.

 

3.

Under the "Settings for dizzyMachine1" section, click the Configuration tab and then the Servers tab.

 

4.

In the Servers section, click Add.

 

 

 

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In the "Add a Server to Machine" section, select the Select an existing server, and associate it with this machine option. Then select dizzy1 from the drop-down list. Click Next.

 

6.

Click Finish and view the message Server created successfully.

 

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In the Domain Structure section, click Machines.

 

 

8.

In the "Summary of Machines" section, click dizzyMachine2.

 

 

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Under the "Settings for dizzyMachine2" section, click the Configuration tab and then the Servers tab.

 

 

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In the Servers section, click Add.

 

 

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In the "Add a Server to Machine" section, select the Select an existing server, and associate it with this machine option. Then select dizzy2 from the drop-down list. Click Next, and then click Finish.

Note: Clicking Next and then Finish or directly Finish takes you to the same page in this case.

 

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Notice the message Server created successfully. In the Servers section, click Add.

 

 

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In the "Add a Server to Machine" section, select the Select an existing server, and associate it with this machine option. Then select dizzy3 from the drop-down list. Click Next, and then click Finish.

 

 

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Notice the message Server created successfully.

 

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In the Settings for dizzyMachine2, notice that both dizzy2 and dizzy3 servers are being displayed. Click Activate Changes.

 

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Notice the message All changes have been activated. No restarts are necessary.

 

17.

Notice the message Server created successfully.

 

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Summary

In this lesson, you learned how to:

 Verify the prerequisites
 Create the machines
 Configure the machines

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