As of 9.0, WebLogic Server offers the following enhancements to the structure of the WebLogic domain directory:
To improve configuration management and promote XML file validation, WebLogic Server supports the specification of domain configuration data in multiple files, including
config.xml, in the new
/config directory. (Here,
domain_name specifies the domain directory.) In previous releases, the
config.xml file was the repository for all configuration information. Now, new subdirectories of config maintain configuration modules for diagnostic, JDBC, JMS, and Node Manager subsystems. Each configuration file adheres to an XML Schema definition.
Startup and shutdown scripts are maintained in the
/bin directory. In previous releases, they were stored in the root directory of the domain.
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.
The following sections describe the domain directory structures for WebLogic Server 8.1.
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
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
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
https://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