WebLogic Tuxedo Connector Administration Guide
Configuring WebLogic Tuxedo Connector
The following sections describe how to configure the WebLogic Tuxedo Connector.
- Summary of Environment Changes and Considerations
- Configuring WebLogic Tuxedo Connector for Your Applications
Summary of Environment Changes and Considerations
This section provides an overview of the changes you must make to the Tuxedo and WebLogic Server environments before you can start using the WebLogic Tuxedo Connector.
Note: For more information on Tuxedo domains, see the BEA TUXEDO Domains Guide.
Tuxedo users need to make the following environment changes:
- If an existing Tuxedo application is already using Tuxedo /T DOMAINS, then a new domain must be added to the domains configuration file for each connection to a WebLogic Tuxedo Connector instantiation.
- If the existing Tuxedo application does not use domains, then the domain servers must be added to the TUXCONFIG of the application. A new DMCONFIG must be created with a Tuxedo /T Domain entry corresponding to the WebLogic Tuxedo Connector instantiation.
- WebLogic Tuxedo Connector requires that the Tuxedo domain always have encoding turned on.
MTYPE should always be unset or set to NULL in the DMCONFIG file.
WebLogic Server Changes
The following sections describe WebLogic Server changes required to use the WebLogic Tuxedo Connector:
Administration and Programming
WebLogic Server users need to make the following environment changes:
- Create Java clients or servers. For more information on creating WebLogic Tuxedo Connector clients or servers, see the WebLogic Tuxedo Connector Programmer's Guide.
- Configure the WebLogic Tuxedo Connector using the WebLogic Server console or command-line interface. For more information on how to configure the WebLogic Tuxedo Connector, see Configuring WebLogic Tuxedo Connector for Your Applications.
- If the WebLogic Tuxedo Connector ACL Policy is set to
Local, access to local services does not depend on the
CredentialPolicy. The Tuxedo remote domain
DOMAINID must be authenticated as a local WebLogic Server user. For more information, see User Authentication.
WebLogic Server Threads
Note: For more information on WebLogic Server performance and tuning, see BEA WebLogic Server Performance and Tuning.
The number of client threads available when dispatching services from the gateway may limit the number of concurrent services running. For this release of WebLogic Tuxedo Connector, there is no WebLogic Tuxedo Connector attribute to increase the number of available threads. Use a reasonable thread model when invoking service EJBs.You may need to increase the number of WebLogic Server threads available to a larger value.
Optional Dedicated WTC Thread Pool
If an EJB application executed by
InboundEJBRequest is slow compared to the rate at which input requests are arriving from the remote Tuxedo domain, thread starvation can occur. The result of such a thread starvation can cause a backlog in default execute requests and possibly a loss of input requests.
In WebLogic Server 8.1 SP3 and higher service packs, you can use the
applicationQueueSize property to create a
weblogic.wtc.applicationQueue at WTC boot time. Once configured, all EJB applications are executed in this queue rather than the default execute queue. To configure the
applicationQueueSize property, see applicationQueueSize.
Configuring WebLogic Tuxedo Connector for Your Applications
Note: Deciding when to target a WTC Service is very important. Once a WTC Service is targeted, the configuration deployed to the selected server is static. Although you can continue to make changes in your WTC Service configuration, any changes made after the configuration is deployed will not be reflected in the selected server. You will need to remove the service from the server and target the service to the server for these changes to take effect.
This section provides information on how to configure the WebLogic Tuxedo Connector to allow WebLogic Server applications and Tuxedo applications to interoperate.
- WebLogic Tuxedo Connector MBean Classes
- Configuring WebLogic Tuxedo Connector Using the Administration Console
- Configuring WebLogic Tuxedo Connector Using the Command-Line Interface
- Set the WebLogic Server Environment
- How to Set WebLogic Tuxedo Connector Properties
- WebLogic Tuxedo Connector Configuration Guidelines
WebLogic Tuxedo Connector MBean Classes
Note: For more information on the WebLogic Server management and the
config.xml file, see WebLogic Server Configuration Reference.
The WebLogic Tuxedo Connector uses MBeans to describe connectivity information and security protocols to process service requests between WebLogic Server and Tuxedo. These configuration parameters are analogous to the interoperability attributes required for communication between Tuxedo domains. The configuration parameters are stored in the WebLogic Server
config.xml file. The following table lists the MBean types used to configure WebLogic Tuxedo Connector:
Parent MBean containing the interoperability attributes required for a connection between WebLogic Server and Tuxedo. Defines your WTC Service when configured using the Administration Console.
Provides configuration information to connect available remote Tuxedo domains to a WTC Service. You must configure at least one local Tuxedo access point. Defines your Local Tuxedo Access Points when configured using the Administration Console.
Provides configuration information to connect a WTC Service to available remote Tuxedo domains. You may configure multiple remote domains. Defines your Remote Tuxedo Access Points when configured using the Administration Console.
Provides information on services exported by a local Tuxedo access point. Defines your Exported Services when configured using the Administration Console.
Provides information on services imported and available on remote domains. Defines your Imported Services when configured using the Administration Console.
Specifies global field table classes, view table classes, and application passwords for domains. Defines your Resources when configured using the Administration Console.
Specifies the configuration information for inter-domain authentication. Defines your Passwords when configured using the Administration Console.
Specifies global configuration information for the transfer of messages between WebLogic Server and Tuxedo. Defines your Tuxedo Queuing Bridge when configured using the Administration Console.
Specifies the source, target, direction, and transport of messages between WebLogic Server and Tuxedo. Defines your Tuxedo Queuing Bridge Redirects when configured using the Administration Console.
Configuring WebLogic Tuxedo Connector Using the Administration Console
The Administration Console allows you to configure, manage, and monitor WebLogic Tuxedo Connector connectivity. To display the tabs that you use to perform these tasks, complete the following procedure:
- Start the Administration Console.
- Locate the Services node in the left pane, then expand the WebLogic Tuxedo Connector node.
- Create or modify the node in the tree specific to the component you want to configure.
- Follow the instructions in the Online Help. For links to the Online Help, see Table 2-1.
The following table shows the connectivity tasks, listed in typical order in which you perform them. You may change the order; just remember you must configure an object before associating or assigning it.
Configuring WebLogic Tuxedo Connector Using the Command-Line Interface
The command-line interface provides a way to create and manage WebLogic Tuxedo Connector connections. For information on how to use the command-line interface, see Commands for Managing WebLogic Server MBeans.
Set the WebLogic Server Environment
You need to set the environment of your WebLogic Server application by running the
setExamplesEnv script located at
- NT/2000 users: run
- UNIX users: run
If you are setting the environment for the first time, you will need to review the settings in the script. If necessary, use the following steps to modify the settings for your application environment:
- From the command line, change directories to the location of the WebLogic Server application. Copy the
setExamplesEnv script located at
WL_HOME\samples\domains\examples to your application directory.
- Edit the
setExamplesEnv script with a text editor, such as
- NT/2000 users: edit
- UNIX users: edit
How to Set WebLogic Tuxedo Connector Properties
If you need to set properties, update the
JAVA_OPTIONS variable in your server start script. Example:
Note: For more information on how to record log information, see Monitoring the WebLogic Tuxedo Connector.
TraceLevel to specify the level of message tracing WebLogic Tuxedo Connector will send to your log files:
where tracelevel is a number between 10,000 and 100,000 that specifies the level of WebLogic Tuxedo Connector tracing.
Note: For more information on
PasswordKey, see Configuring a Password Configuration.
PasswordKey to specify the key used by the
weblogic.wtc.gwt.genpassword utility to encrypt passwords:
where mykey is the key value.
To transfer non-ascii (multibyte) strings between WebLogic Server and Tuxedo applications, you must configure WebLogic Tuxedo Connector to provide characer set translation. WebLogic Tuxedo Connector uses a WebLogic Server property to match the encoding used by all the Tuxedo remote domains specified in a WebLogic Tuxedo Connector service. If you require more than one coding set running simultaneously, you will require WebLogic Tuxedo Connector services running in separate WebLogic Server instances.
To enable character set translation, update the JAVA_OPTIONS variable in your server start script. Example:
where codesetname is the name of a supported codeset used by a remote Tuxedo domain. See Supported Encodings for list of supported supported base and extended coding sets.
You may not be able to select the exact encoding name to match the encoding used by the remote domain. In this situation, you should select an encoding name that is equivalent to the remote domain.
- The Supported Encoding list includes
- The remote domain is supported by a Solaris operating system using
Although the names don't match exactly,
eucJP are equivalent encoding sets and provide the correct string translation between WebLogic Server and your remote domain. You should set the encoding property to
In WebLogic Server 8.1 SP3 and higher service packs, you can improve the performance of slow executing EJB applications by processing threads in a dedicated thread pool.
where threads is the number of threads to be assigned to the dedicated pool.
WebLogic Tuxedo Connector Configuration Guidelines
Use the following guidelines when configuring WebLogic Tuxedo Connector:
- You must have at least one local Tuxedo access point in your configuration.
- You may have more than one WTC Service in your configuration.
- You can not target 2 or more WTC Services to the same server. A server can only be a target for one WTC Service.
- Any configuration changes implemented in a WTC Service after a target server is selected will not be updated in the target server instance. You must remove the WTC Service from the server and then add the updated WTC Service add to the target server. For more information on selecting a target server, see Assign a WTC Service to a Server.