C WebLogic Domain Directory Structure Enhancements

As of 9.0, WebLogic Server offers the following enhancements to the structure of the WebLogic domain directory:

In addition to the structural enhancements to the domain directory, WebLogic Server supports utilities for managing changes to server configuration. These tools enable you to implement a secure, predictable means for distributing configuration changes in a domain. For more information, see "Managing Configuration Changes" in Understanding Domain Configuration for Oracle WebLogic Server.

For more details about the WebLogic domain directory structure, see "Domain Configuration Files" in Understanding Domain Configuration for Oracle WebLogic Server.

Figure C-1 compares the domain directory structures introduced in WebLogic Server 10.0 with WebLogic Server 8.1.

Figure C-1 WebLogic Server 10.3.6 and WebLogic Server 8.1 Directory Structures

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Description of "Figure C-1 WebLogic Server 10.3.6 and WebLogic Server 8.1 Directory Structures"

The following sections describe the domain directory structures for WebLogic Server 8.1.

WebLogic Server 8.1 Domain Directory Structure

In WebLogic Server 8.1 environments, the domain directory structure created by the Configuration Wizard contains:

  • A domain root directory with the same name as the domain, such as mydomain or petstore. This directory contains the following:

    • config.xml file for the domain

    • Scripts used to start server instances and establish the environment

    • Subdirectory for storing applications for the domain, typically named applications.

When you start a server instance in a domain for the first time, WebLogic Server creates the following subdirectories in the domain directory:

  • Files containing security information

  • logs directory for storing domain-level logs

  • For each server running in the domain, a directory for storing server logs and HTTP access logs

For more details about the WebLogic Server 8.1 domain directory structure, see "Overview of WebLogic Server Domains" in Configuring and Managing WebLogic Server, available at http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E13222_01/wls/docs81/adminguide/overview_domain.html. For a summary of the directory structure contents for the default configuration templates, see "Template Reference" in Creating and Configuring WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard, available at http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E13196_01/platform/docs81/confgwiz/tempref.html.