This document is a resource for system administrators responsible for configuring, managing, and monitoring the WebLogic Store-and-Forward service for use with WebLogic JMS and Web Services Reliable Messaging (WSRM).
The topics in this document are relevant to production phase administration, monitoring, or performance tuning topics. This document does not address the pre-production development or testing phases of a software project. For links to WebLogic Server documentation and resources for these topics, see Related Documentation.
It is assumed that the reader is familiar with WebLogic Server system administration. This document emphasizes the value-added features provided by WebLogic SAF and key information about how to use WebLogic Server features and facilities to maintain WebLogic Server in a production environment.
This chapter, Chapter 1, "Introduction and Roadmap," introduces the organization of this guide.
Chapter 2, "Understanding the Store-and-Forward Service," explains the Store-and-Forward service concepts and features, and describe how they work with WebLogic Server.
Chapter 3, "Configuring SAF for JMS Messages," describes how to configure the Store-and-Forward resources for JMS messages.
Chapter 4, "Monitoring and Managing SAF Agents," describes how to describes how to monitor and manage the run-time statistics for your Store-and-Forward service.
Chapter 5, "Troubleshooting WebLogic SAF," explains how to configure and manage SAF message life cycle logs for stored and forwarded JMS messages, describes SAF debugging tools, and provides a list of frequently asked questions concerning SAF configuration issues.
This document contains SAF-specific configuration and maintenance information.
For comprehensive guidelines for developing, deploying, and monitoring WebLogic Server applications, see the following documents:
Configuring and Managing JMS for Oracle WebLogic Server contains instructions for configuring and managing JMS resources, such as JMS servers, JMS modules, and the Path Service.
"Using Web Service Reliable Messaging" in Programming Advanced Features of JAX-RPC Web Services for Oracle WebLogic Server contains instruction for using SAF with Web Services Reliable Messaging (WSRM).
"Using the WebLogic Persistent Store" in Configuring Server Environments for Oracle WebLogic Server provides information about the benefits and usage of the system-wide Persistent Store.
"Tuning WebLogic JMS Store-and-Forward" in Performance and Tuning for Oracle WebLogic Server provides information on how to get the best performance from Store-and-Forward (SAF) applications.
In addition to this document, Oracle provides a variety of code samples and tutorials that show WebLogic Server configuration and API use, and provide practical instructions on how to perform key development tasks. Oracle recommends that you run some or all of the samples before configuring your own system.
For a comprehensive listing of the new WebLogic Server features introduced in this release, see What's New in Oracle WebLogic Server.