You can start Managed Servers in a clustered environment using command-line scripts or using BEA WebLogic Server/Portal 9.2 Administration Console, specifically using the Node Manager. Both options are supported by Agent for BEA WebLogic Server/Portal 9.2. This section describes installing and configuring the agent on a Managed Server to enable you to start a Managed Server with scripts. For information on installing and configuring Node Manager in order to start a Managed Server using Node Manager, see Configuring Node Manager With Agent for BEA WebLogic Server/Portal 9.2: Clustered Setup.
Throughout this guide scripting files apply to both UNIX platforms and Windows platforms even when the script for Windows platforms is not expressly mentioned. The difference is that scripts for UNIX platforms have the .sh extension while scripts for Windows platforms have the .cmd extension.
Ensure that the BEA WebLogic Server/Portal 9.2 Managed Server is not running.
Install Agent for BEA WebLogic Server/Portal 9.2 as you would in a stand-alone environment.
During the installation, enter the same start up script location you provided when installing the agent instance on the Administration Server. Therefore, for the Administration Server and the Managed server, your response should be the same for the following prompt:
Enter the Startup script location
However, enter the instance name of the Managed server, such as server0, when presented with the following prompt:
Enter the WebLogic Server/Portal instance name
Start the Managed Server using the appropriate start up script.
For this scenario, the appropriate start up script is the startManagedWeblogic.sh script in the following directory:
For the example provided thus far in this task, the following would be the appropriate command:
./startManagedWeblogic.sh server0 http://adminHost.example.com/:7001
Alternatively, you can start the Managed Servers via the Node Manager. To configure the Node Manager for this purpose, follow the instructions in Configuring Node Manager With Agent for BEA WebLogic Server/Portal 9.2: Clustered Setup.