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What's New in This Guide?

This preface introduces the new and changed administrative features of Oracle Fusion Middleware that are described in this guide, and provides pointers to additional information.

New and Changed Features for Release 12c

The following topics introduce the new and changed features of Oracle Fusion Middleware and other significant changes that are described or referred to in this guide, and provides pointers to additional information. This book is the new edition of the formerly titled Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide.

  • Redefining of the Oracle home and elimination of the Middleware home. See "New And Deprecated Terminology for 12c" in Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware.

  • OPMN is no longer used in Oracle Fusion Middleware. Instead, system components are managed by the WebLogic Management Framework, which includes WLST, Node Manager and pack and unpack. See "What Is the WebLogic Management Framework" in Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware.

  • Support for a "per domain" Node Manager. See "What Is Node Manager?" in Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware.

  • Oracle Web Cache is no longer part of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

  • Changes in moving from a source to a target environment:

    • Because of the redefining of Oracle home and elimination of Middleware home, some of the parameters to the scripts have changed. See Section A.1.1.

    • Support for moving a standalone domain. See Section 19.3.5.

    • Support for moving the Oracle home and binary files using storage-level cloning tools. See Section 19.3.3.

    • A move plan for Oracle Coherence. See Table A-15.

    • A move plan for Oracle Web Services Manager. See Table A-18.

    • Support for moving Oracle Data Integrator.

  • The OPSS Keystore Service is introduced. See Section 7.1.1.3.

  • SSL procedures for Oracle WebLogic Server have been updated. See Section 6.5.1.

  • Fusion Middleware Control supports cross-component wiring. See Section 3.3.

  • Oracle Fusion Middleware has introduced service tables, which provide a way for service providers to publish endpoint information about their services, and clients of these services to query and bind to these services. See Section 3.1.

  • Updated procedures for backup and recovery, including procedures for recovering a standalone domain. See Chapter 17.

  • Enhanced support for querying diagnostic incidents. See Section 12.4.2.3.

  • Support for creating aggregated incidents. See Section 12.4.6.2.

  • Support for extended log format for access logs. See Section 11.1.1.