This section describes the contents and organization of this guide—Oracle Fusion Middleware Configuring and Managing JDBC for Oracle WebLogic Server.
This document is a resource for software developers and system administrators who develop and support applications that use the Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) API. It also contains information that is useful for business analysts and system architects who are evaluating WebLogic Server. The topics in this document are relevant during the evaluation, design, development, pre-production, and production phases of a software project.
This document does not address specific JDBC programming topics. For links to WebLogic Server documentation and resources for this topic, see Related Documentation.
It is assumed that the reader is familiar with Java EE and JDBC concepts. This document emphasizes the value-added features provided by WebLogic Server JDBC.
This chapter, Chapter 1, "Introduction and Roadmap," introduces the organization of this guide and lists new features in the current release.
Chapter 2, "Configuring WebLogic JDBC Resources," explains WebLogic JDBC configuration.
Chapter 3, "Configuring JDBC Data Sources," describes WebLogic JDBC data source configuration.
Chapter 4, "Configuring JDBC Multi Data Sources," describes WebLogic JDBC multi data source configuration.
Chapter 5, "Using JDBC Drivers with WebLogic Server," describes how to use JDBC drivers from other sources in your WebLogic JDBC configuration.
Chapter 6, "Monitoring WebLogic JDBC Resources," describes how to monitor JDBC resources, gather profile information about database connection usage, and enable JDBC debugging.
Chapter 7, "Managing WebLogic JDBC Resources," describes how to administer data sources.
Appendix A, "Configuring JDBC Application Modules for Deployment," describes how to package a WebLogic JDBC module with your enterprise application.
Appendix B, "Using WebLogic Server with Oracle RAC," describes how to configure WebLogic Server for use with Oracle Real Application Clusters.
This document contains JDBC-specific configuration and administration information.
For comprehensive guidelines for developing, deploying, and monitoring WebLogic Server applications, see the following documents:
Programming JDBC for Oracle WebLogic Server is a guide to JDBC API programming with WebLogic Server.
Developing Applications for Oracle WebLogic Server is a guide to developing WebLogic Server applications.
Deploying Applications to Oracle WebLogic Server is the primary source of information about deploying WebLogic Server applications in development and production environments.
In addition to this document, Oracle provides a variety of JDBC code samples and tutorials that show JDBC configuration and API use, and provide practical instructions on how to perform key JDBC development tasks.
MedRec is an end-to-end sample Java EE application shipped with WebLogic Server that simulates an independent, centralized medical record management system. The MedRec application provides a framework for patients, doctors, and administrators to manage patient data using a variety of different clients.
MedRec demonstrates WebLogic Server and Java EE features, and highlights Oracle-recommended best practices. MedRec is included in the WebLogic Server distribution, and can be accessed from the Start menu on Windows machines. For Linux and other platforms, you can start MedRec from the
\samples\domains\medrec directory, where
WL_HOME is the top-level installation directory for WebLogic Platform.
WebLogic Server optionally installs API code examples in
WL_HOME is the top-level directory of your WebLogic Server installation. You can start the examples server, and obtain information about the samples and how to run them from the WebLogic Server Start menu.
Support for connecting data sources and multi data sources to services running on Oracle RAC nodes has been added. To support this feature, two new JDBC driver configuration options have been added to WebLogic Server:
Oracles's Driver (Thin) for Oracle RAC Service-Instance connections
Oracle's Driver (Thin XA) for Oracle RAC Service-Instance connections
For more information, see Configuring Connections to Services on Oracle RAC Nodes.
For a comprehensive listing of the new WebLogic Server features introduced in this release, see What’s New in Oracle WebLogic Server.