WebLogic Server on Linux 7 by René van Wijk

Posted: June 13, 2015 in WebLogic
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clip_image002In this post, we will set-up a WebLogic Server environment on Linux 7 hosts; Show how to create systemd unit files for the Node Manager and the Apache HTTP Server (that contains the WebLogic Server Proxy Plug-In); See how automation tools, such as Ansible, can be made operating system version aware such that the same configuration can be used for multiple operating system distributions; Finally, we will test the environment.
And yes, WebLogic Server is supported on Linux 7 – just take a look at the certification matrix. Here, we see that WebLogic 12.1.3 with Oracle JDK 1.8.0_20+ is certified on Linux 7 (Oracle Linux 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7).

Creating virtual machines

The steps to create a virtual machine are as follows

  • Open VMWare WorkStation and click file, new virtual machine.
  • Choose custom and click next.
  • Choose a certain virtual machine hardware compatibility. In this case we choose Workstation 11.0. Click next.
  • Choose I will install the operating system later. Click next.
  • Select the guest operating system. In this case we choose Linux and set the version to CentOS 64-bit.
  • Click next and enter the following parameters:
    • virtual machine name: machine1dotcom
    • location: C:\temp\VirtualMachines\machine1dotcom
  • Click next.
  • Choose the number of processors, for example one processor with four cores, and click next.
  • Configure the amount of memory for the virtual machine, for example 4096MB, and click next.
  • Select the network type, for example network address translation (NAT), and click next.
  • Select the I/O controller type (choose the recommended type) and click next.
  • Select the virtual disk type (choose the recommended type) and click next.
  • Select create a new virtual disk and click next. This article provides information on increasing the size of a virtual disk. This procedure is necessary to accommodate data requirements that have changed since the creation of the virtual disk.
  • Enter the disk capacity, for example 20GB, select split virtual disk into multiple files and click next.
  • Enter the name for the disk file and click next.
  • Click finish
  • After the virtual machine is created click edit virtual machine settings

Read the complete article here.

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