This document describes WebLogic Server® domains and how they are configured. A domain is the basic administration unit for WebLogic Server. A domain consists of one or more WebLogic Server instances (and their associated resources) that you manage with a single Administration Server.
The following sections describe the contents and organization of this guide—Understanding Domain Configuration.
This document is written mainly for Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) system architects, application developers, and system administrators who are developing or deploying Web-based applications on one or more WebLogic server domains.
The topics in this document are relevant during the design and development phases of a software project. This document does not address production phase administration, monitoring, or performance tuning topics. For links to WebLogic Server documentation and resources for these topics, see Related Documentation.
It is assumed that the reader is familiar with Java EE, basic concepts of XML, and general networking and application management concepts.
For information about system administration tasks and the various tools you can use to perform them, see:
For more detailed information about tools you can use to create and configure WebLogic Server domains, see:
For a reference to the XML Schema used to persist domain configuration in WebLogic Server, see the WebLogic Server Domain Configuration Schema Reference.
In addition to this document, BEA Systems provides code samples that are relevant to domain configuration and administration.
WL_HOMEis the directory in which you installed WebLogic Server.
For a comprehensive listing of the new WebLogic Server features introduced in this release, see “” in Release Notes.