Configure the Managed Server to communicate with a Node Manager. Node Manager is a stand
alone Java program provided with each WebLogic Server installation.
You use it to start, stop, and suspend server instances, and to
automatically restart servers that fail. Node Manager must run on
each computer that hosts WebLogic Server instances that you want to
control with Node Manager. Configure each computer as a Machine in
WebLogic Server, and assign each server instance that you will
control with Node Manager to the machine upon which it runs. See
Assign server instances
to machines, and Configure startup
arguments for Managed Servers. For more information, see Overview
of Node Manager Configuration.
Start the Node Manager on the computer that you want to host the
Managed Server. The WebLogic Server installation process installs
Node Manager as a Windows service on Windows systems; it starts
automatically when you boot the Windows host computer. If it's not
already running, you can start Node Manager manually at a command
prompt or with a script. See Starting and Running Node Manager. On Windows,
you can start the Node Manager using a shortcut on the Start menu
(Tools > Node Manager).
A Managed Server is a
WebLogic Server instance that runs deployed applications. It refers to
the Administration Server for all of its configuration and deployment
information. Usually, you use Managed Servers to run applications in a
production environment. For more information about Managed Servers and
Administration Servers, see Understanding
WebLogic Server Domains.
To use the Administration
Console to start Managed Servers:
In the left pane of the Console, expand
Environment and select
In the Servers table, click the name of
the Managed Server instance you want to start.
Select Control > Start/Stop.
In the Server Status table, select the
check box next to the name of the server you want to start and click
Server Life Cycle Assistant page, click
Yes to confirm.
The Node Manager starts
the server on the target machine. When the Node Manager finishes its
start sequence, the server's state is indicated in the
State column in the Server