Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard

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Extending WebLogic Domains

You can add product component functionality, or additional applications and services to an existing domain by extending it using the Configuration Wizard. For example, if you created a base WebLogic Server domain and you want to add the Avitek Medical Records Examples functionality, you must extend the domain by using the medrec.jar template.

The Configuration Wizard simplifies the task of extending an existing domain by using extension templates. For more information about domain templates, see Domain Template Reference.

The following topics describe the steps required to extend an existing domain by using the Configuration Wizard:

Note: You cannot extend an active domain by using the Configuration Wizard. Before you proceed with extending a domain, make sure that the servers in the domain are not running.

Choose to Extend a Domain

The Welcome window of the Configuration Wizard prompts you to choose whether you want to create a new domain or extend an existing domain by adding product component functionality, applications and services.

Select Extend an existing WebLogic domain and click Next.

Select a WebLogic Domain Directory

The Select a WebLogic Domain Directory window prompts you to select the existing domain that you want to update with additional applications or services.

  1. Use the navigation tree to select a valid domain directory (a directory that contains a config.xml file in the config directory of the domain. A valid domain directory is indicated by the domain directory folder icon icon.
  2. Click Next.

Select the Extension Source

The Select Extension Source window prompts you to select the source from which to extend your domain. You can select products to add to your domain, or extend your domain by using an existing extension template.

  1. Choose one of the following options:
    • Extend my domain automatically to support the following added products:
    • Select the check boxes for the products that you want to add to your domain. The products already included in your domain are indicated by a grayed-out check box.

    • Extend my domain using an existing extension template
    • Specify the path to the extension template in the Template location field and click Next.

  2. Click Next.

Customize JDBC and JMS File Store Settings

The Customize JDBC and JMS File Store Settings window lets you modify existing JDBC and JMS file store settings. If you choose not to customize any JDBC or JMS settings by accepting the default (No), you proceed directly to extending the domain.

For information about customizing JDBC data sources and JMS file stores, see Configure JDBC Data Sources and Configure JMS File Stores.

Extend Your WebLogic Domain

The Extend WebLogic Domain window displays the name and location for your domain.

If the domain contains an applications directory and the domain extension does not contain application files, the location for that directory is also displayed.

  1. If the domain extension contains application files, specify the path to the applications directory in the Applications location field.
  2. Click Extend to extend the domain with the applications, services, and settings based on the specified extension template.
  3. The Creating Domain window displays status messages during the domain extension process. The Configuration Wizard updates the config.xml file and other application-specific components in the domain directory, as defined by the domain template. When the process is complete, the updated domain is ready for use.

  4. Click Done.

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