How to start Weblogic Server
WebLogic Server provides several ways to start and stop server instances. The method that you choose depends on whether you prefer using the Administration Console or a command-line interface, and on whether you are using Node Manager to manage the server’s life cycle. The server instance runs within the JVM, and the JVM can host only one server instance.
An Administration Server is a WebLogic Server instance that maintains configuration data for a domain. In a development environment, it is usually sufficient to start an Administration Server and deploy your applications directly onto the Administration Server. In a production environment, you create Managed Servers to run applications.
Depending on the method you choose to manage server start up and what setup tasks you need to complete the following procedures before you can start server instances:
* Meet version requirements for a Domain
* Create a domain for Your Administrative Tasks to Oracle WebLogic Server
* Provide user credentials to Start and Stop Servers
* Set up Node Manager Configuration
* Configure Managed Server connections to the Administration Server
* Specify Java start up options for a WebLogic Server Instance
If you use a Configuration Wizard template that is provided by WebLogic Server, your domain directory includes a start script named start WebLogic. If you use a domain template from another source, the wizard might not create a start script, or it might create a script with a different name. The template designer determines whether the wizard creates a start script and the name of the script.
There are two type of WebLogic Server instance in a domain, Administration Server and Managed Server.
–You can start Managed Server without Administration Server with exception for first time. If you are starting Managed Server for first time, then Administration Server should be Up. Managed Server can cache config files locally(in its local config directory) and later Managed Server can start on its own.
-To start Managed Server using script, supply Admin Server protocol, Server Name and Listen Port(check start up command for more information).
– If start up mode of domain is “production” then start up will prompt you for username & password to start services.
- If you create domain and start up mode is “development” then start up will not prompt for username/password as username password are stored in boot identity file in security directory of Domain at BEA_HOME / user projects / domains / <domain Name> / servers/ <server Name>/ security / boot. properties
A boot identity file is a text file that contains user credentials for starting and stopping an instance of WebLogic Server.
To start and stop a WebLogic Server instance, you must provide the credentials of a user who is permitted to start and stop servers for the domain.