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Oracle® Fusion Middleware Domain Template Reference
11g Release 1 (10.3.3)

Part Number E14138-06
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1 Introduction

This document provides information about templates, Java Archive (JAR) files that contain the files and scripts required to create or extend a domain.

This document contains the following topics:

Types of Templates

The types of template include:

Location of Installed WebLogic Server Templates

The following table identifies the location of the predefined template JAR files provided with the WebLogic Server installation, where WL_HOME represents the product installation directory.

Table 1-1 Location of Templates

Type of Template Directory Location





Template Tools

The following table identifies the tools with which you can create templates and the tools with which you can use templates to create or extend a domain.

Table 1-2 Template Tools

To Use this tool

Create a domain

  • Configuration Wizard

  • WLST Offline

  • unpack command

Extend an existing domain

  • Configuration Wizard

  • WLST Offline

Create a managed server domain on a remote machine

unpack command

Create a domain template

  • Domain Template Builder

  • pack command

  • WLST Offline

Create an extension template

Domain Template Builder

Create a Managed Server template

pack command


All the tools used to create or extend a domain leverage a common underlying infrastructure, which is referred to as the Configuration Wizard framework.

Template Dependencies

WebLogic Server resources must be set up in your domain before you can add resources from an extension template. This is known as a template dependency. For example, all extension templates provided with your product are dependent on, at the very least, the Administration Server and security realm resources that are configured by the Basic WebLogic Server Domain template. Other extension templates depend on resources from multiple templates. For example, to extend a domain to support the WebLogic Server Examples, the existing domain must already contain the resources from the Basic WebLogic Server Domain template and the WebLogic Server Default Domain extension template.

When you select an extension template by selecting the associated product (if listed) on the Configuration Wizard Select Domain Source or Select Extension Source screens, the Configuration Wizard automatically selects all other products that configure resources required by the product you selected.

When you select a template by browsing to and selecting the JAR file, a Dependency warning is displayed if the template depends on resources that are provided by other domain or extension templates that have not yet been configured in the domain you are extending.

Files Typically Included in a Template

The basic files included in any template are config.xml and template-info.xml. A domain is created or extended based on these files, as well as additional files that are included in the template. The following table describes the files typically included in all domain and extension templates.

Table 1-3 Files Included in a Template

Filename Description

product component files

Various files used to complete the domain setup for a specific Oracle product component. Such files may provide information for security and default database settings.


Sets up or extends a domain with JDBC system resources required by a product component. In a template, the *-jdbc.xml files must be located in the config\jdbc directory. There is one XML file for each JDBC resource in the domain. These files are present only if the domain includes JDBC resources.


Sets up or extends a domain with JMS system resources required by a product component. In a template, the *-jms.xml files must be located in the config\jms directory. This is applicable only if the domain requires JMS resources.


Used to modify the Configuration Wizard framework's default auto-configuration of a cluster. By default, resources are targeted to the cluster. You can unassign a resource from the cluster and then assign it to another component. To specify a target, you can use the following replacement variables:

  • %AManagedServer% — Any Managed Server

  • %AllManagedServers% — Comma-separated list of all Managed Servers

  • %AdminServer% — Administration Server name

  • %Cluster% — Cluster name

  • %ProxyServer% — Proxy server name

  • %HTTPProxyApp% — http proxy application definition

Note the following additional considerations:

  • You must use the name attribute of an object that is to be replaced.

  • You can use an asterisk (*) as a wildcard for "All."

This file is not required. When used, it must be located in the script directory. If it is not present, default targeting is used.


Defines the resources that the template creates or adds to a domain. In a template, the config.xml file must be located in the config directory.


Identifies the locations of SQL scripts used to set up a database. The file lists the scripts in the order in which they must be run. If the scripts are not contained in the template, but are located in the product installation directory, that directory can be represented by a tilde ( ~ ) in the pathname for the scripts, as shown in the following example:


Specifically, the tilde represents the directory path identified by the $USER_INSTALL_DIR$ variable in the stringsubs.xml file.

In a template, a jdbc.index file must be located in the _jdbc_\dbtype\dbversion directory, where dbtype is the type of database, such as Oracle, and dbversion is the database version, such as 9i.

In addition to listing the SQL files related to a data source, the jdbc.index file contains information about the categories associated with the data source. The default dbCategories that are available are:

  • 'Drop/Create P13N Database Objects' category associated with the p13nDataSource data source, which is a part of the p13n.jar domain template

  • 'Drop/Create Portal Database Objects' category associated with the "p13nDataSource" data source, which is a part of the wlp.jar domain template

  • 'Drop/Create GroupSpace Database Objects' category associated with the appsGroupSpaceDataSource data source, which is a part of the wlp_groupspacedb.jar domain template

All these template jar files are located in the MW_HOME\wlserver_<version>\common\templates\applications directory.


Used to create user groups and roles that establish identity and access to domain resources. You can create the default Admin user only through the security.xml in a domain template. However, you can create user groups and roles through the security.xml included in either a domain or an extension template.


Used to create Windows start menu entries.


Used to create the *.cmd and *.sh files that are placed into a domain's root and bin directories.


Identifies string substitution values and files that will receive string substitutions during domain creation or extension. The files that will receive string substitutions must already be prepared with replacement variables. During domain creation or extension, the Configuration Wizard framework runs macros to replace variables with the appropriate string substitution, using information from WL_HOME\common\lib\macrorules.xml, where WL_HOME is the product installation directory.


Provides template identification information, such as the template name, software version, type of template (domain or application), author, description, and so on. This file also includes template dependency information (if applicable).