All servers in a domain run either in development mode or production
mode. In general, production mode requires you to configure additional
security features. For information on the differences between the two
modes, refer to Differences Between Configuration Startup
To configure all servers in a
domain to run in production mode:
If you have not already done so, in the Change Center of the Administration Console, click Lock & Edit (see Use the Change Center).
In the left
pane, select the domain name.
Expand Configuration > General and
check Production Mode.
Click Save, and then, to activate
these changes, in the Change Center, click Activate
Shut down any
servers that are currently running.
domain's StartWebLogic script.
The Administration Server
starts in the new mode.
If the domain
contains Managed Servers, start the Managed Servers.
As each Managed Server starts,
it refers to the mode of the Administration Server to determine its
Note: Once you have changed to production mode, whether by
using a start command argument, the console, or WLST, you cannot change
back to development mode without restarting the server.