A machine is the logical representation of the computer that hosts one or more WebLogic Server instances. Each managed server must be assigned to a machine.
To create and configure a machine:
The Machines table displays in the right pane showing all the machines defined in the domain.
This name is used to identify the machine within the WebLogic Server domain. This name does not have to correspond to the machine's network name.
For more information on creating and configuring a machine on a UNIX platform, see Create and configure machines to run on UNIX.
The new machine is displayed in the Machines table.
For more information on different Node Manager types, see "Using Node Manager to Control Servers".
If you identify the Listen Address by IP address, you must disable Host Name Verification on Administration Servers that will access Node Manager. For more information and instructions, see "Using Hostname Verification" in Managing WebLogic Security.
For more information on configuring Node Manager using SSH or RSH, see Configuring Script-based Node Manager.
The new machine entry now specifies the attributes required to connect to the Node Manager process running on the machine, as well as identify which WebLogic Server instances reside on the machine. For information on assiging servers to a machine, see Assign server instances to machines.