The WebLogic Diagnostic Framework (WLDF) Console Extension is included with WebLogic Server, but it is not installed by default. The following section describes how to install and display the WLDF Console Extension:
The WLDF Console Extension is delivered as a Java Archive (JAR) file, named
diagnostics-console-extension.jar. You must install this JAR file into the Administration Server for a domain for the WLDF Console Extension to be incorporated into the WebLogic Server Console for that domain.
Before you can install and run the WLDF Console Extension, you need:
For browsers other than Mozilla or Firefox in a Linux environment, if the Java plug-in 1.5 is not already installed in your Web browser, you will be prompted to initiate a download from the Sun Microsystems Java Web site. Follow the instructions on screen.
Alternatively, install the plug-in manually when you begin the installation process for the WLDF Console Extension:
If you are using Mozilla or Firefox on a Linux machine, you must install
libjavaplugin_oji.so into your
To install the WLDF Console Extension:
diagnostics-console-extension.jarfile in the
WL_HOMEis the directory in which you installed WebLogic Server.
/console-extdirectory for every domain in which you want to use the Console Extension, where
DOMAIN-DIRis the domain's root directory.
You can enable or disable the WLDF Console Extension from the Administration Console:
To remove the extension:
When you launch an Administration Console in which the WLDF Console Extension is installed, the Console appears with two tabs, Oracle WLS Console and WLDF Console Extension, as shown in Figure 2-1.
By default, the Oracle WLS Console tab is initially selected on login, which shows the standard Administration Console. Select WLDF Console Extension to display the extension.
These two tabs are always present, so you can easily move back and forth between the primary Administration Console pages and the WLDF Console Extension.
|Note:||All WLDF Console Extension functionality occurs in the context of a Java applet. Each time you select the WLDF Console Extension tab, the applet is loaded.|
|Note:||When you select the Oracle WLS Console tab, the applet is unloaded, and you are returned to the Administration Console context that existed before you displayed the WLDF Console Extension. All activity related to the applet and the WLDF Console Extension is terminated.|
The WLDF Console Extension does not implement a specific look and feel (that is, the visual user interface design). Rather, it adopts the look and feel of the environment in which the WLS Administration Console is running: