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3 WLST Command and Variable Reference

This chapter provides an overview of WLST command categories, and describes the WLST commands in detail. It also contains a WLST variable reference. It includes the following sections:

Overview of WLST Command Categories

Note:

Refer to "Syntax for WLST Commands" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool for command syntax requirements.

WLST commands are divided into the following categories.

Table 3-1 WLST Command Categories

Command Category Description

Browse Commands

Navigate the hierarchy of configuration or runtime beans and control the prompt display.

Control Commands

  • Connect to or disconnect from a server.

  • Create and configure a WebLogic domain or domain template.

  • Exit WLST.

Customization Commands

Add the command group help and command help that is displayed by the WLST help() and help('commandGroup') commands.

Deployment Commands

  • Deploy, undeploy, and redeploy applications and standalone modules to a WebLogic Server instance.

  • Update an existing deployment plan.

  • Interrogate the WebLogic Deployment Manager object.

  • Start and stop a deployed application.

Diagnostics Commands

Export diagnostic data.

Editing Commands

Interrogate and edit configuration beans.

Information Commands

Interrogate WebLogic domains, servers, and variables, and provide configuration bean, runtime bean, and WLST-related information.

Life Cycle Commands

Manage the life cycle of a server instance or system component instance.

Node Manager Commands

Start, shut down, restart, and monitor WebLogic Server instances and system component instances using Node Manager.

Tree Commands

Navigate among MBean hierarchies.


Browse Commands

Use the WLST browse commands, listed in Table 3-2, to navigate the hierarchy of configuration or runtime beans and control the prompt display.

Table 3-2 Browse Commands for WLST Configuration

Use this command... To... Use with WLST...

cd

Navigate the hierarchy of configuration or runtime beans.

Online or Offline

currentTree

Return the current location in the hierarchy.

Online

prompt

Toggle the display of path information at the prompt.

Online or Offline

pwd

Display the current location in the hierarchy.

Online or Offline


cd

Command Category: Browse Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Navigates the hierarchy of configuration or runtime beans. This command uses a model that is similar to navigating a file system in a Windows or UNIX command shell. For example, to navigate back to a parent configuration or runtime bean, enter cd('..'). The character string .. (dot-dot), refers to the directory immediately above the current directory. To get back to the root bean after navigating to a bean that is deep in the hierarchy, enter cd('/').

You can navigate to beans in the current hierarchy and to any child or instance.

The cd command returns a stub of the configuration or runtime bean instance, if one exists. If you navigate to a type, this command returns a stub of the configuration or runtime bean instance from which you navigated. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Note:

The cmo variable is initialized to the root of all domain configuration beans when you first connect WLST to a server instance. It reflects the parent configuration bean type until you navigate to an instance. For more information about the cmo variable, see "Changing the Current Management Object" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

Syntax

cd(mbeanName)
Argument Definition
mbeanName 

Path to the bean in the namespace.


Examples

The following example navigates the hierarchy of configuration beans. The first command navigates to the Servers configuration bean type, the second, to the myserver configuration bean instance, and the last back up two levels to the original directory location.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> cd('Servers')
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers> cd('myserver')
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers/myserver> cd('../..')
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

currentTree

Command Category: Browse Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Returns the current location in the hierarchy. This command enables you to store the current location in the hierarchy and easily return to it after browsing. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

currentTree()

Example

The following example stores the current location in the hierarchy in myTree and uses it to navigate back to the Edit MBean hierarchy from the runtime MBean hierarchy on an Administration Server instance.

wls:/mydomain/edit> myTree=currentTree()
wls:/mydomain/edit> serverRuntime()
Location changed to serverRuntime tree. This is a read-only tree with
ServerRuntimeMBean as the root.
For more help, use help('serverRuntime')

wls:/mydomain/serverRuntime> myTree()
wls:/mydomain/edit>

prompt

Command Category: Browse Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

When entered without an argument, toggles the display of path information at the prompt. This command is useful when the prompt becomes too long due to the length of the path.

You can also explicitly specify on or off as an argument to the command. When you specify off, WLST hides the WLST prompt and defaults to the Jython prompt. By default, the WLST prompt displays the configuration or runtime navigation path information.

When you disable the prompt details, to determine your current location in the hierarchy, you can use the pwd command, as described in pwd.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

prompt(myPrompt)
Argument Definition
myPrompt 

Optional. Hides or displays WLST prompt. Valid values include off or on.

  • The off argument hides the WLST prompt.

    If you run prompt('off'), when using WLST online, the prompt defaults to the Jython prompt. You can create a new prompt using Jython syntax. For more information about programming using Jython, see http://www.jython.org. In this case, if you subsequently enter the prompt command without arguments, WLST displays the WLST command prompt without the path information. To redisplay the path information, enter prompt() again, or enter prompt('on').

  • The on argument displays the default WLST prompt, including the path information.


Examples

The following example hides and then redisplays the path information at the prompt.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers/myserver> prompt()
wls:/> prompt()
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers/myserver> 

The following example hides the prompt and defaults to the Jython prompt (since the command is run using WLST online), changes the Jython prompt, and then redisplays the WLST prompt. This example also demonstrates the use of the pwd command.

Note:

For more information about programming using Jython, see http://www.jython.org.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers/myserver> prompt('off')
>>>sys.ps1="myprompt>"
myprompt> prompt()
wls:> pwd()
'serverConfig:Servers/myserver'
wls:> prompt()
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers/myserver> 

pwd

Command Category: Browse Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Displays the current location in the configuration or runtime bean hierarchy.

This command is useful when you have turned off the prompt display of the path information using the prompt command, as described in prompt.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

pwd()

Example

The following example displays the current location in the configuration bean hierarchy.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers/myserver/Log/myserver> pwd()
'serverConfig:/Servers/myserver/Log/myserver'

Control Commands

Use the WLST control commands, listed in Table 3-3, to perform the following tasks:

  • Connect to or disconnect from a server (connect and disconnect commands)

  • Create a new WebLogic domain from a domain template, similar to the Configuration Wizard (createDomain, readTemplate, writeDomain, and closeTemplate commands)

  • Update an existing WebLogic domain, offline (readDomain, addTemplate, updateDomain, and closeDomain commands)

  • Write a domain template (writeTemplate command)

  • Exit WLST

Table 3-3 lists the control commands for WLST configuration.

Table 3-3 Control Commands for WLST Configuration

Use this command... To... Use with WLST...

connect

Connect WLST to a WebLogic Server instance.

Online or Offline

disconnect

Disconnect WLST from a WebLogic Server instance.

Online

createDomain

Create a new WebLogic domain using the specified template.

Offline

readTemplate

Open an existing domain template for domain creation.

Offline

getTopologyProfile

Returns the domain topology profile for a domain.

Offline

writeDomain

Write the domain configuration information to the specified directory.

Offline

closeTemplate

Close the current domain template.

Offline

readDomain

Open an existing WebLogic domain for updating.

Offline

readDomainForUpgrade

Open an existing domain for reconfiguration.

Offline

addTemplate

Extend the current WebLogic domain using an application or service extension template.

Offline

getNodeManagerHome

Gets the Node Manager home.

Offline

getNodeManagerType

Gets the Node Manager type.

Offline

listServerGroups

Retrieves a map of the config-groups.xml server groups that are user-expandable.

Offline

setServerGroups

Sets the server groups for the specified server.

Offline

getServerGroups

Retrieves a list of the server groups of which the specified server is a member.

Offline

getStartupGroup

Retrieves the server startup group.

Offline

addStartupGroup

Adds a new server startup group.

Offline

setStartupGroup

Sets the server startup group.

Offline

clone

Clones the server object.

Offline

updateDomain

Updates and save the current domain.

Offline

closeDomain

Closes the current domain.

Offline

writeTemplate

Writes the configuration information to the specified domain template file.

Online and Offline

exit

Exit WLST from the interactive session and close the scripting shell.

Online or Offline

setSharedSecretStoreWithPassword

Sets the shared secret store and password.

Offline

getDatabaseDefaults

Connect to the database to retrieve schema information.

Offline

setDistDestType

Sets the distributed destination type for a JMS system resource.

Offline

validateConfig

Validate a domain configuration.

Offline


addStartupGroup

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Adds a new server startup group based on an existing server group. In the event of an unsupported operation, the command returns a WLSTException.

For information about startup groups, see "config-groups.xml and startup-plan.xml" in Domain Template Reference.

Syntax

addStartupGroup(server_startup_group_name, server_group_name)
Argument Definition
server_startup_group_name

Name of the new server startup group.

server_group_name

Name of an existing server group within the domain.


Example

The following example creates a startup group called startup_group_1 from an existing server group called server_group_1.

addStartupGroup('startup_group_1', 'server_group_1')

addTemplate

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Extends the current WebLogic domain using an application or service extension template. Use the Template Builder to create an application or service extension template. See Oracle WebLogic Server Creating Templates Using the Domain Template Builder.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

addTemplate(templateFileName)
Argument Definition
templateFileName

Name of the application or service extension template.


Example

The following example opens a WebLogic domain and extends it using the specified extension template, DefaultWebApp.jar.

wls:/offline> readDomain('c:/Oracle/Middleware/user_projects/domains/wlw')
wls:/offline/wlw> addTemplate('c:/Oracle/Middleware/wlserver
/common/templates/wls/DefaultWebApp.jar')
wls:/offline/wlw> 

closeDomain

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Closes the current domain. The domain is no longer available for editing once it is closed. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

closeDomain()

Example

The following example closes the current domain:

wls:/offline> readDomain('c:/Oracle/Middleware/user_projects/domains/medrec')
...
wls:/offline/medrec> updateDomain()
wls:/offline/medrec> closeDomain()
wls:/offline>

closeTemplate

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Closes the current domain template. The domain template is no longer available once it is closed. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

closeTemplate()

Example

The following example opens an existing domain template, performs some operations, and then closes the current domain template.

wls:/offline> readTemplate('c:/Oracle/Middleware/wlserver
/common/templates/wls/wls.jar')
...
wls:/offline/wls> closeTemplate()
wls:/offline>

clone

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Clones the original server. In the event of an unsupported operation, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

clone('originalServerName', 'cloneServerName','type')
Argument Definition
originalServerName

The name of the server to clone.

cloneServerName

The name of the new cloned server.

type

The type of object to clone. Currently, the only supported type is Server.


Example

The following example creates a server called server1_clone by cloning the server1 server.

wls:/offline/base_domain>clone('server1','server1_clone','Server')

connect

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Connects WLST to a WebLogic Server instance.

Requires you to provide the credentials (user name and password) of a user who has been defined in the active WebLogic security realm. Once you are connected, a collection of security policies determines the configuration attributes that you are permitted to view or modify. (See "Default Security Policies for MBeans" in the MBean Reference for Oracle WebLogic Server.)

You can supply user credentials by doing any of the following:

  • Enter the credentials on the command line. This option is recommended only if you are using WLST in interactive mode.

  • Enter the credentials on the command line, then use the storeUserConfig command to create a user configuration file that contains your credentials in an encrypted form and a key file that WebLogic Server uses to unencrypt the credentials. On subsequent WLST sessions (or in WLST scripts), supply the name of the user configuration file and key file instead of entering the credentials on the command line. This option is recommended if you use WLST in script mode because it prevents you from storing unencrypted user credentials in your scripts.

  • Use the credentials that are stored in the Administration Server's boot.properties file. By default, when you create an Administration Server in development mode, WebLogic Server encrypts the credentials that were used to create the server and stores them in a boot.properties file. When you create an Administration Server in production mode, no boot.properties file is created. If your production domain does not contain a boot.properties file, you can create one manually; see "Creating a Boot Identify File for an Administration Server" in Administering Server Startup and Shutdown for Oracle WebLogic Server.

    When you run the connect command, if there is a boot.properties file containing the encrypted username and password for the domain, you do not have to enter the username and password to connect to the Administration Server. You do, however, have to specify the name of the Administration Server in the connect command.

Please note:

  • If you run the connect command in a script without specifying the username and password or user configuration file and key file, a WSLTException occurs. In interactive mode, you are prompted for the username and password.

  • Oracle strongly recommends that you connect WLST to the server through the SSL port or administration port. If you do not, the following warning message is displayed:

    Warning: An insecure protocol was used to connect to the server. To ensure
    on-the-wire security, the SSL port or Admin port should be used instead.
    
  • If you are connecting to a WebLogic Server instance through an SSL listen port on a server that is using the demonstration SSL keys and certificates, invoke WLST using the following command:

    java -Dweblogic.security.SSL.ignoreHostnameVerification=true
    -Dweblogic.security.TrustKeyStore=DemoTrust weblogic.WLST
    

    For more information about invoking WLST, see "Main Steps for Using WLST in Interactive or Script Mode" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

  • If you are connecting to a WebLogic Server instance via HTTP, ensure that the TunnelingEnabled attribute is set to true for the WebLogic Server instance. For more information, see "TunnelingEnabled" in MBean Reference for Oracle WebLogic Server.

  • When trying to connect to the WebLogic Server Administration Server from WLST using localhost as the host name, the following message may be displayed if the listen-address attribute of the Administration Server has been restricted to certain IP addresses:

    javax.naming.CommunicationException [Root exception is 
    java.net.ConnectException : <t3://HOST:PORT> : Destination unreachable; 
    nested exception is: java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused; No 
    available router to destination 
    

    You can use either of the following workarounds for this issue:

    • Check that the listen-address attribute of the Administration Server has been set correctly. For example, in the domain configuration file, comment out the <listen-address> line:

      <server> 
         <name>AdminServer</name> 
         <ssl> 
         . 
         . 
         . 
         </ssl> 
         <machine>your_machine</machine> 
         <!-- listen-address><your_ip_address></listen-address --> 
      </server>
      
    • Instead of localhost, use the hostname of the Administration Server in the WLST connect command.

After successfully connecting to a WebLogic Server instance, all the local variables are initialized.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

connect([username, password], [adminServerName], [url], [timeout])
connect([userConfigFile, userKeyFile], [adminServerName], [url], [timeout])
connect([url], [adminServerName], [timeout])
Argument Definition
username

Optional. Username of the operator who is connecting WLST to the server. If not specified, WLST processes the command as described above.

password

Optional. Password of the operator who is connecting WLST to the server. If not specified, WLST processes the command as described above.

url

Optional. Listen address and listen port of the server instance, specified using the following format: [protocol://]listen-address:listen-port. If not specified, this argument defaults to t3://localhost:7001.

userConfigFile

Optional. Name and location of a user configuration file which contains an encrypted username and password. Use the following syntax for this argument:

userConfigFile='file-system-path'

If not specified, WLST processes the command as described above.

When you create a user configuration file, the storeUserConfig command uses a key file to encrypt the username and password. Only the key file that encrypts a user configuration file can decrypt the username and password. (See storeUserConfig.)

userKeyFile

Optional. Name and location of the key file that is associated with the specified user configuration file and is used to decrypt it. Use the following syntax for this argument:

userKeyFile='file-system-path'

If not specified, WLST processes the command as described above.

See storeUserConfig.

adminServerName

Optional. Name of the Administration Server for the domain. Causes the connect command to use the credentials that are stored in the Administration Server's boot.properties file. Use the following syntax for this argument:

adminServerName='server-name'

This argument is valid only when you start WLST from a domain directory. If the boot.properties file for the Administration Server is located in the domain directory, then you do not need to specify this argument.

If not specified, WLST processes the command as described above.

timeout

Optional. The number of milliseconds that WLST waits for online commands to complete (return).

When you invoke a WLST online command, WLST connects to an MBean Server, invokes an MBean server method, and returns the results of the invocation. If the MBean server method does not return within the timeout period, WLST abandons its invocation attempt. Use the following syntax for this argument:

timeout='milliseconds'

A value of 0 indicates that the operation will not time out. This argument defaults to 300,000 ms (or 5 minutes).


Examples

The following example connects WLST to a WebLogic Server instance. In this example, the Administration Server name defaults to AdminServer. Note that a warning is displayed if the SSL or administration port is not used to connect to the server.

wls:/offline> connect('adminusername','adminpassword','t3://localhost:7001')
Connecting to weblogic server instance running at t3://localhost:7001 as 
username adminusername...

Successfully connected to Admin Server 'AdminServer' that belongs to domain
'mydomain'.

Warning: An insecure protocol was used to connect to the server. To ensure 
on-the-wire security, the SSL port or Admin port should be used instead. 

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

The following example connects WLST to a WebLogic Server instance at the specified URL. In this example, the username and password are passed as variables. This example uses a secure protocol.

wls:/offline> username = 'adminusername' 
wls:/offline> password = 'adminpassword' 
wls:/offline> connect(username,password,'t3s://myhost:7001') 
Connecting to weblogic server instance running at t3://myhost:7001 as
username weblogic...

Successfully connected to Admin Server 'AdminServer' that belongs to domain
'mydomain'.
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

The following example connects WLST to a WebLogic Server instance using a user configuration and key file to provide user credentials.

wls:/offline> connect(userConfigFile='c:/myfiles/myuserconfigfile.secure', 
userKeyFile='c:/myfiles/myuserkeyfile.secure')
Connecting to t3://localhost:7001 with userid username ...

Successfully connected to Admin Server 'AdminServer' that belongs to domain 'mydomain'.
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

The following example shows the prompts that are displayed in interactive mode if you run the command without parameters:

wls:/offline> connect()
Please enter your username :username
Please enter your password :
Please enter your server URL [t3://localhost:7001] :
Connecting to t3//localhost:7001 with userid username

createDomain

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Creates a WebLogic domain using the specified template.

Note:

The createDomain command is similar in functionality to the unpack command, as described in Creating Templates and Domains Using the pack and unpack Commands.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

createDomain(domainTemplate, domainDir, user, password, topologyProfile) 
Argument Definition
domainTemplate

Name and location of the domain template from which you want to create a domain.

domainDir

Name of the directory to which you want to write the domain configuration information.

Oracle recommends that you create all domains for your environment outside of the Middleware home directory. This makes it easier for you to remove an existing installation or install a new version of WebLogic Server without having to recreate your domains and applications.

user

Name of the default user.

password

Password of the default user.

topologyProfile

Set the topology profile for the domain, either Compact or Expanded. See "Domain Topology Profiles" in Domain Template Reference.


Example

The following example creates a new WebLogic domain using the Avitek MedRec template and sets the default username and password. The domain is saved to the following directory: c:/Oracle/Middleware/wlserver/user_projects/domains/medrec.

wls:/offline> createDomain('c:/Oracle/Middleware/wlserver/common
/templates/wls/wls_medrec.jar','c:/Oracle/Middleware/user_projects/domains/medrec', 
'adminusername','adminpassword')

disconnect

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Disconnects WLST from a WebLogic Server instance. The disconnect command does not cause WLST to exit the interactive scripting shell; it closes the current WebLogic Server instance connection and resets all the variables while keeping the interactive shell alive.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

You can connect to another WebLogic Server instance using the connect command, as described in connect.

Syntax

disconnect(force)
Argument Definition
force

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether WLST should disconnect without waiting for the active sessions to complete. This argument defaults to false, indicating that all active sessions must complete before disconnect.


Example

The following example disconnects from a running server:

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> disconnect() 
Disconnected from weblogic server: myserver
wls:/offline> 

exit

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Exits WLST from the user session and closes the scripting shell.

If there is an edit session in progress, WLST prompts you for confirmation. To skip the prompt, set the defaultAnswer argument to y.

By default, WLST calls System.exit(0) for the current WLST JVM when exiting WLST. If you would like the JVM to exit with a different exit code, you can specify a value using the exitCode argument.

Note:

When the WLST exit command is issued within an Ant script, it may also exit the execution of the Ant script. It is recommended that when invoking WLST within an Ant script, you fork a new JVM by specifying fork="true".

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

exit([defaultAnswer], [exitcode])
Argument Definition
defaultAnswer

Optional. Default response, if you would prefer not to be prompted at the command line. Valid values are y and n. This argument defaults to null, and WLST prompts you for a response.

exitcode

Optional. Exit code to set when exiting WLST.


Example

The following example disconnects from the user session and closes the scripting shell.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> exit() 
Exiting WebLogic Scripting Tool ...
c:\>

The following example disconnects from the user session, closes the scripting shell, and sets the error code to 101.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> exit(exitcode=101) 
Exiting WebLogic Scripting Tool ...
c:\>

getDatabaseDefaults

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Connect LocalSvcTblDataSource to the database server to retrieve schema information and automatically bind these retrieved parameters with local schema components. Data source LocalSvcTblDataSource must be configured with the necessary connection parameters before calling getDatabaseDefaults().

Note:

This command can be used only if the domain being created or modified includes Fusion Middleware components that require the use of the Oracle Fusion Middleware Repository Creation Utility (RCU) to load database schemas. The LocalSvcTblDataSource connects to the schema corresponding to the ServiceTable component in RCU.

Syntax

getDatabaseDefaults()

Example

The following example retrieves schema information for a domain called fmwdomain.

wls:/offline/fmwdomain>cd('JDBCSystemResource/LocalSvcTblDataSource/JdbcResource/LocalSvcTblDataSource')
wls:/offline/fmwdomain>cd('JDBCDriverParams/NO_NAME_0')
wls:/offline/fmwdomain>set('DriverName','oracle.jdbc.OracleDriver')
wls:/offline/fmwdomain>set('URL','jdbc:oracle:thin:@localhost:1522/xe')
wls:/offline/fmwdomain>set('PasswordEncrypted', 'testPass')
wls:/offline/fmwdomain>cd('Properties/NO_NAME_0')
wls:/offline/fmwdomain>cd('Property/user')
wls:/offline/fmwdomain>cmo.setValue('DEV_STB')
wls:/offline/fmwdomain>getDatabaseDefaults()

getNodeManagerHome

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Gets the Node Manager home directory for a domain. In the event of an unsupported operation, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

getNodeManagerHome()

Example

The following example returns the Node Manager home directory:

wls:/offline/base_domain>getNodeManagerHome()
'C:\\domains\\my_domain\\nodemanager'

getNodeManagerType

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Gets the Node Manager type for a domain (PerDomainNodeManager, CustomLocationNodeManager, or ManualNodeManagerSetup). In the event of an unsupported operation, the command returns a WLSTException. For information on Node Manager types, see "Default Node Manager Configuration" in Administering Node Manager for Oracle WebLogic Server.

Syntax

getNodeManagerType()

Example

The following example returns the Node Manager type for the domain. In this case, it is a PerDomainNodeManager.

wls:/offline/base_domain>getNodeManagerType()
'PerDomainNodeManager'

getServerGroups

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Retrieves a list of the server groups in which the specified server is a member. In the event of an unsupported operation, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

getServerGroups(server_name)

Argument Definition
server_name

The server name for which associated server groups, if any, will be returned.


Example

The following example gets the server group for the server my_server.

wls:/offline/base_domain> getServerGroups('my_server')
'["SERVER-GROUP1-NAME", "SERVER-GROUP2-NAME"]'

getStartupGroup

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Retrieves the server startup group associated with a server. In the event of an unsupported operation, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

getStartupGroups(server_name)

Argument Definition
server_name

The server name for which a server startup group, if any, will be returned.


Example

The following example gets the server startup group for the server my_server.

wls:/offline/base_domain> getStartupGroup('my_server')
'Startup_Group_1'

getTopologyProfile

Returns the domain topology profile for a domain.

Syntax

getTopologyProfile()

Example

The following example reads the domain mydomain and then retrieves the topology profile for the domain (either Compact or Expanded).

wls:/offline> readDomain('C:/domains/mydomain')
wls:/mydomain> getTopologyProfile()
'Expanded'
wls:/mydomain>

listServerGroups

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Retrieves a map of the config-groups.xml server groups that are user-expandable. In the event of an unsupported operation, the command returns a WLSTException.

For information about server groups, see "config-groups.xml and startup-plan.xml" in Domain Template Reference.

Syntax

listServerGroups([printout])
Argument Definition
printout

Optional. If false (the default) the output will be formatted for programmatic consumption with the server group names returned in a Jython dictionary type that uses the server group name as its key and the server group description as the value.If true, the output will be formatted in an easy-to-read table that contains columns for the server group name and that server group's corresponding description.


Example

The following example outputs server groups for programmatic use:

wls:/offline> listServerGroups()
'{"SERVER-GROUP1-NAME" : "Server Group 1 Description", "SERVER-GROUP2-NAME" : "Server Group 2 Description"}'
wls:/offline>

The following example outputs server groups for programmatic use:

wls:/offline> print listServerGroups('true')
Server Group       | Description
-------------------|---------------------------
SERVER-GROUP1-NAME | Server Group 1 Description
SERVER-GROUP2-NAME | Server Group 2 Description
wls:/offline>

readDomain

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Opens an existing WebLogic domain for updating.

WLST offline provides read and write access to the configuration data that is persisted in the config directory for the WebLogic domain, or in a domain template JAR created using Template Builder. This data is a collection of XML documents and expresses a hierarchy of management objects.

When you open a template or WebLogic domain, WLST is placed at the root of the configuration hierarchy for that domain, and the prompt is updated to reflect the current location in the configuration hierarchy. For example:

wls:/offline/base_domain>

For more information, see "Navigating and Interrogating MBeans" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

readDomain(domainDirName)
Argument Definition
domainDirName

Name of the WebLogic domain directory that you want to open.


Example

The following example opens the medrec domain for editing.

wls:/offline> readDomain('c:/Oracle/Middleware/user_projects/domains/medrec') 
wls:/offline/medrec>

readDomainForUpgrade

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

The readDomainForUpgrade() function performs three basic tasks:

  • Upgrades the core WebLogic Server configuration to the new version

  • Reads the resulting domain into memory similarly to the existing readDomain function

  • Selects the required reconfiguration templates and adds them to the domain similarly to the existing addTemplate function.

Note that if the core WebLogic Server upgrade portion of this is successful, it cannot be undone. The addition of the reconfiguration templates must be committed via the updateDomain function later in the session in order to take effect.

Syntax

readDomainForUpgrade(domain_dir), [properties]
Argument Definition
domain_dir

The path of the domain directory that you want to open for reconfiguration.

properties

Optional. WebLogic Server defined properties for core WebLogic Server infrastructure upgrade. This may be a java.util.Properties object, a Python Directory object, or a semicolon delimited string of name=value pairs.


Example

The following example opens the domain located at C:\domains\medrec for upgrade:

>wls:/offline> readDomainForUpgrade('c:/domains/medrec')

readTemplate

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Opens an existing domain template for domain creation and optionally specifies the config-groups topology to use (full WebLogic Server only).

When you open a domain template, WLST is placed into the configuration bean hierarchy for that domain template, and the prompt is updated to reflect the current location in the configuration hierarchy. For example:

wls:/offline/base_domain>

WebLogic Server configuration beans exist within a hierarchical structure. In the WLST file system, the hierarchies correspond to drives; types and instances are directories; attributes and operations are files. WLST traverses the hierarchical structure of configuration beans using commands such as cd, ls, and pwd in a similar way that you would navigate a file system in a UNIX or Windows command shell. After navigating to a configuration bean instance, you interact with the bean using WLST commands. For more information, see "Navigating and Interrogating MBeans" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

Note:

Using WLST and a domain template, you can only create and access security information when you are creating a new WebLogic domain. When you are updating a WebLogic domain, you cannot access security information through WLST.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

readTemplate(templateFileName), [topologyprofile]
Argument Definition
templateFileName

Name of the JAR file corresponding to the domain template.

topologyprofile

Optional. The name of the config-groups topology profile to use (Compact or Expanded). This argument can be used only in a full WebLogic Server installation and applies only if the template defines these topologies. If omitted, the Expanded topology is used.

Note: This argument does not apply in standalone system component (for example, OHS) installations, in which a restricted WLST tool is provided.


Example

The following example opens the medrec.jar domain template for WebLogic domain creation.

wls:/offline> readTemplate('c:/Oracle/Middleware/wlserver/common/templates
/wls/wls_medrec.jar') 
wls:/offline/wls_medrec>

setServerGroups

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Online and Offline

Description

Sets the user-expandable server groups to which you want the specified server to belong. After executing this function, the server belongs only to the specified server groups.

In the event of an unsupported operation, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

setServerGroups(serverName, serverGroups, [timeout], [skipEdit])

Argument Definition
serverName

The server name that you want to associate with the specified user-configurable server groups.

serverGroups

A Python list of the user-configurable server groups to associate with the specified server.

timeout

Optional. Applies only when using setServerGroups in online mode. Specifies the amount of time the connection can be inactive before the connection times out. The default is 120000 milliseconds.

skipEdit

Optional. Applies only when using setServerGroups in online mode. If set to true, the setServerGroups online operation does not start and activate a new WLST edit() session and instead relies on an existing edit() session. The default is false.


Example

The following example associates the server my_server with user-expandable server groups server_group_1 and server_group_2.

wls:/offline/base_domain> groups="server_group_1, server_group_2"
wls:/offline/base_domain> setServerGroups('my_server', groups)

setStartupGroup

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Sets the server startup group for a server. In the event of an unsupported operation, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

setStartupGroup(server_name, server_startup_group_name)
Argument Definition
server_name

The name of the server for which you want to set the startup group.

server_startup_group_name

The name of an existing server startup group within the domain.


Example

The following example sets the startup group for the server my_server to startup_group_1.

wls:/offline/base_domain> setStartupGroup('my_server', 'startup_group_1')

setSharedSecretStoreWithPassword

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Set the shared secret store and password for a shared database in a domain which includes Fusion Middleware products. In the event of an unsupported operation, the command returns a WLSTException.

For information about using a shared database, see "Sharing a Database Instance" in Application Security Guide.

Syntax

setSharedSecretStoreWithPassword(sharedSecretStore, secretStorePassword)
Argument Definition
sharedSecretStore

The name of the shared secret store.

secretStorePassword

The password for the shared secret store.


Example

The following example sets the password for secret store store1 to password for the domain base_domain.

wls:/offline/base_domain>setSharedSecretStoreWithPassword(store1, password)

updateDomain

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Updates and saves the current WebLogic domain. The domain continues to be editable after you update and save it.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

updateDomain()

Example

The following example opens the medrec domain, performs some operations, and updates and saves the current domain:

wls:/offline> readDomain('c:/Oracle/Middleware/user_projects/domains/medrec') 
...
wls:/offline/medrec> updateDomain() 

writeDomain

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Writes the domain configuration information to the specified directory.

Once you write the WebLogic domain to file system, you can continue to update the domain template object that exists in memory, and reissue the writeDomain command to store the domain configuration to a new or existing file.

By default, when you write a WebLogic domain, the associated applications are written to WL_HOME/user_projects/applications/domainname, where WL_HOME specifies the WebLogic Server home directory and domainname specifies the name of the WebLogic domain. This directory must be empty; otherwise, WLST displays an error.

When you have finished using the domain template object in memory, close it using the closeTemplate command. If you want to edit the WebLogic domain that has been saved to disk, you can open it using the readDomain command.

Note:

The name of the WebLogic domain is derived from the name of the domain directory. For example, for a domain saved to c:/Oracle/Middleware/user_projects/domains/myMedrec, the domain name is myMedrec.

Before writing the domain, you must define a password for the default user, if it is not already defined. For example:

cd('/Security/base_domain/User/adminusername')
cmo.setPassword('adminpassword')

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

writeDomain(domainDir)
Argument Definition
domainDir

Name of the directory to which you want to write the domain configuration information.


Example

The following example reads the medrec.jar domain templates, performs some operations, and writes the domain configuration information to the c:/Oracle/Middleware/user_projects/domains/medrec directory.

wls:/offline> readTemplate('c:/Oracle/Middleware/wlserver/common/templates
/wls/wls.jar') 
...
wls:/offline/base_domain> writeDomain('c:/Oracle/Middleware/user_projects/domains/base_domain')

writeTemplate

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Online and Offline

Description

Writes the domain configuration information to the specified domain template. You can use the domain configuration template to recreate the WebLogic domain.

Once your write the configuration information to the domain configuration template, you can continue to update the WebLogic domain or domain template object that exists in memory, and reissue the writeDomain or writeTemplate command to store the domain configuration to a new or existing WebLogic domain or domain template file. For more information, see writeDomain or writeTemplate, respectively.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Note:

The writeTemplate command is similar in functionality to the pack command; see "The pack Command" in Creating Templates and Domains Using the pack and unpack Commands. However, writeTemplate does not support creating a Managed Server template.

Syntax

writeTemplate(templateName, [timeout])
Argument Definition
templateName

Name of the domain template to store the domain configuration information.

timeout

Optional. Applies only when using writeTemplate in online mode. Specifies the amount of time the connection to the remote server can be inactive before the connection times out.


Example

The following example writes the current domain configuration to the domain template named c:/Oracle/Middleware/user_projects/templates/myTemplate.jar.

wls:/offline> readDomain('c:/Oracle/Middleware/user_projects/domains/mydomain') 
...
wls:/offline/base_domain> writeTemplate('c:/Oracle/Middleware/user_projects 
/templates/myTemplate.jar')

setDistDestType

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Sets the distributed destination type. In the event of an unsupported operation, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

setDistDestType(jmsSystemResourceName, distDestType)
Argument Definition
jmsSystemResourceName

The name of the JMS system resource for which you want to set the type.

distDestType

One of the following distributed destination types:

UDD—Sets the type as Uniform Distributed Destination.

WDD—Sets the type as Weighted Distributed Destination.


Example

The following example sets the distributed destination type to UDD for the MedRec-jms JMS system resource.

wlst:/offline> setDistDestType('MedRec-jms','UDD')

validateConfig

Command Category: Control Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Validate a domain configuration using the supplied option. In the event of a validation error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

validateConfig(option)
Argument Definition
option

Specify one of the following options:

InternalPortConflict—Validate Administration Server and Managed Server listen port conflicts in the current domain configuration.

ExternalPortConflict—Validate Administration Server and Managed Server listen port conflicts against ports in use by active processes on the current machine (host).

KeyStorePasswords—Checks whether any selected template that contains a valid metadata does not yet have the credential store created for it.


Example

The following example validates the internal listen port configuration in the domain base_domain:

wlst:/offline/base_domain>validateConfig('InternalPortConflict')

Customization Commands

Use the WLST customization commands, listed in Table 3-4, to add the command group help and command help that is listed by the WLST help() and help('commandGroup') commands. For more information about adding command help to WLST, see "Adding Integrated Help for Custom Commands" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

Table 3-4 Customization Commands for WLST Configuration

This command... Enables you to... Use with WLST...

addHelpCommandGroup

Adds a new help command group to those shown by the WLST help() command.

Online or Offline

addHelpCommand

Adds new command help for a command to an existing command group. Once added to the group, the command (along with a brief description) is displayed in the command list for the group when you enter the help('commandGroup') command.

Online or Offline


addHelpCommandGroup

Command Category: Customization Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Adds a new command help group to those shown by the WLST help() command, and specifies the resource bundle in which the help information is defined for the group.

Syntax

addHelpCommandGroup(commandGroup, resourceBundleName)
Argument Definition
commandGroup

Use a unique name for the command group. Do not use a command group name that is already shown by the WLST help() command.

resourceBundleName

Represents either a class name or property resource file name. The resource bundle contains help text for entries for the command group using a standard pattern. The resource bundle name will be passed to ResourceBundle.getBundle(...). Multiple command groups can use the same resource bundle.

The resource bundle must be present in the classpath.

See "Adding Integrated Help for Custom Commands" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool for information on how to define the help text for each command group and command.

For more information on resourceBundles and localization, refer to http://java.sun.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/util/ResourceBundle.html.


Examples

The following example adds the boot command group to the list of groups shown by the help() command, and specifies that the help text is located in the property resource file 'myhelp':

wls:/offline> addHelpCommandGroup('boot','myhelp')

The following example adds the boot command group to the list of groups shown by the help() command, and specifies that the help text is located in the class foo.bar.MyResourceBundleClass:

wls:/offline> addHelpCommandGroup('boot','foo.bar.MyResourceBundleClass')

addHelpCommand

Command Category: Customization Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Adds new command help for a command to an existing command group. Once added to the group, the command (along with a brief description) is displayed in the command list for the group when you enter the help('commandGroup') command. You can also specify whether or not the command is listed by the help('online') and help('offline') commands.

Syntax

addHelpCommand(commandName,commandGroup,[offline=false, online=false])
Argument Definition
commandName

The name of the command as defined in the command group specified by commandGroup.

commandGroup

The commandGroup to which the command belongs.

online

Optional. Boolean value that determines whether or not the command shows up in the help('online') output. The default value is 'false'.

offline

Optional. Boolean value that determines whether or not the command shows up in the help('offline') output. The default value is 'false'.


Example

The following example shows how to add the online command bootDB to the listing output by the help('boot') and help('online') commands:

wls:/offline> addHelpCommand('bootDB','boot',online='true',offline='false')

Deployment Commands

Use the WLST deployment commands, listed in Table 3-5, to:

  • Deploy, undeploy, and redeploy applications and standalone modules to a WebLogic Server instance.

  • Update an existing deployment plan.

  • Interrogate the WebLogic Deployment Manager object.

  • Start and stop a deployed application.

For more information about deploying applications, see Deploying Applications to Oracle WebLogic Server.

Table 3-5 Deployment Commands for WLST Configuration

This command... Enables you to... Use with WLST...

deploy

Deploy an application to a WebLogic Server instance.

Online

distributeApplication

Copy the deployment bundle to the specified targets.

Online

getWLDM

Return the WebLogic DeploymentManager object.

Online

listApplications

List all applications that are currently deployed in the WebLogic domain.

Online

loadApplication

Load an application and deployment plan into memory.

Online and Offline

redeploy

Redeploy a previously deployed application.

Online

startApplication

Start an application, making it available to users.

Online

stopApplication

Stop an application, making it unavailable to users.

Online

undeploy

Undeploy an application from the specified servers.

Online

updateApplication

Update an application configuration using a new deployment plan.

Online


deploy

Command Category: Deployment Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Deploys an application to a WebLogic Server instance.

The deploy command returns a WLSTProgress object that you can access to check the status of the command. For more information about the WLSTProgress object, see "WLSTProgress Object" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Note:

If there is an edit session in progress, the deploy command does not block user interaction.

Syntax

deploy(appName, path, [targets], [stageMode], [planPath], [options])
Argument Definition
appName

Name of the application or standalone Java EE module to be deployed.

path

Name of the application directory, archive file, or root of the exploded archive directory to be deployed.

targets

Optional. Comma-separated list of the targets. Each target may be qualified with a Java EE module name (for example, module1@server1) enabling you to deploy different modules of the application archive on different servers. This argument defaults to the server to which WLST is currently connected.

stageMode

Optional. Staging mode for the application you are deploying. Valid values are stage, nostage, and external_stage. For information about the staging modes, see "Controlling Deployment File Copying with Staging Modes" in Deploying Applications to Oracle WebLogic Server. If you do not specify a stage mode, the default stage mode is used. On the Administration Server, the default stage mode is nostage and on Managed Servers, it is stage.

planPath

Optional. Name of the deployment plan file. The filename can be absolute or relative to the application directory. This argument defaults to the plan/plan.xml file in the application directory, if one exists.

options

Optional. Comma-separated list of deployment options, specified as name-value pairs. Valid options include:

  • adminMode—Boolean value specifying whether to start the Web application with restricted access. This option defaults to false.

  • altDD—Location of the alternate application deployment descriptor on the Administration Server.

  • altWlsDD—Location of the alternate WebLogic application deployment descriptor on the Administration Server.

  • archiveVersion—Archive version number.

  • block—Boolean value specifying whether WLST should block user interaction until the command completes. This option defaults to true. If set to false, WLST returns control to the user after issuing the command; you can query the WLSTProgress object to determine the status of the command. If you are importing WLST as a Jython module, as described in "Importing WLST as a Jython Module" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool, block is always set to true.

  • clusterDeploymentTimeout—Time, in milliseconds, granted for a cluster deployment task on this application.

  • createPlan—Boolean value indicating that user would like to create a default plan. This option defaults to false.

  • defaultSubmoduleTargets—Boolean value indicating that targeting for qualifying JMS submodules should be derived by the system, see "Using Sub-Module Targeting with JMS Application Modules" in Deploying Applications to Oracle WebLogic Server. Default value is true.

  • deploymentPrincipalName—String value specifying the principal for deploying the file or archive during server starts (static deployment; it does not affect the current deployment task). Make sure the user exists. This option adds <deployment-principal-name> to the <app-deployment> element in the config.xml file.

  • deploymentOrder—Integer. Specify the deployment order of the application. The application with the lowest deployment order value is deployed first.

  • forceUndeployTimeout—Force undeployment timeout value.

  • gracefulIgnoreSessions—Boolean value specifying whether the graceful production to admin mode operation should ignore pending HTTP sessions. This option defaults to false and only applies if gracefulProductionToAdmin is set to true.

  • gracefulProductionToAdmin—Boolean value specifying whether the production to Admin mode operation should be graceful. This option defaults to false.

  • libImplVersion—Implementation version of the library, if it is not present in the manifest.

  • libraryModule—Boolean value specifying whether the module is a library module. This option defaults to false.

options

(Continued)

  • libSpecVersion—Specification version of the library, if it is not present in the manifest.

  • planStageMode—Staging mode for the deployment plan. Valid values are stage, nostage, or external_stage.

  • planVersion—Plan version number.

  • remote—Boolean value specifying whether the operation will be remote from the file system that contains the source. Use this option when you are on a different machine from the Administration Server and the deployment files are already at the specified location where the Administration Server is located. This option defaults to false.

  • retireGracefully—Retirement policy to gracefully retire an application only after it has completed all in-flight work. This policy is only meaningful for stop and redeploy operations and is mutually exclusive to the retire timeout policy.

  • retireTimeout—Time (in seconds) WLST waits before retiring an application that has been replaced with a newer version. This option default to -1, which specifies graceful timeout.

  • rmiGracePeriod—Time (in seconds) WLST waits for RMI requests before retiring an application that has been replaced with a newer version. RMI requests arriving within a grace period of prior request scheduled within the grace period will be accepted, and otherwise rejected. This option default to -1, which specifies no grace period.

  • securityModel—Security model. Valid values include: DDOnly, CustomRoles, CustomRolesAndPolicies, and Advanced.

  • securityValidationEnabled—Boolean value specifying whether security validation is enabled.

  • subModuleTargets—Submodule level targets for JMS modules. For example, submod@mod-jms.xml@target | submoduleName@target.

  • timeout—Time (in milliseconds) that WLST waits for the deployment process to complete before canceling the operation. A value of 0 indicates that the operation will not time out. This argument defaults to 300,000 ms (or 5 minutes).

  • upload—Boolean value specifying whether the application files are uploaded to the WebLogic Server Administration Server's upload directory prior to deployment. Use this option when the Administration Server cannot access the application files through the file system. This option defaults to false.

  • versionIdentifier—Version identifier.


Examples

The following example deploys the businessApp application located at c:/myapps/business, A default deployment plan is created.

The deploy command returns a WLSTProgress object that you can access to check the status of the command. The WLSTProgress object is captured in a user-defined variable, in this case, progress.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers> progress= deploy(appName='businessApp',
path='c:/myapps/business',createplan='true') 

The previous example stores the WLSTProgress object returned in a user-defined variable, in this case, progress. You can then use the progress variable to print the status of the deploy command. For example:

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers> progress.printStatus() 
Current Status of your Deployment:
Deployment command type: deploy
Deployment State       : completed
Deployment Message     : null
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers>

For more information about the WLSTProgress object, see "WLSTProgress Object" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

The following example deploys the demoApp application in the archive file located at c:/myapps/demos/app/demoApp.ear, targeting the application modules to myserver, and using the deployment plan file located in c:/myapps/demos/app/plan/plan.xml. WLST waits 120,000 ms for the process to complete.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers> deploy('demoApp', 
'c:/myapps/demos/app/demoApp.ear', targets='myserver', 
planPath='c:/myapps/demos/app/plan/plan.xml', timeout=120000) 

The following example deploys the jmsApp application located at c:/myapps/demos/jmsApp/demo-jms.xml, targeting the application module to a specific target.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers> deploy('jmsApp',path=
'c:/myapps/demos/jmsApps/demo-jms.xml', subModuleTargets='jmsApp@managed1') 

The following example shows how to set the application version (appVersion) to a unique identifier to support production (side-by-side) redeployment. This example deploys the demoApp application in the archive file located at c:/myapps/demos/app/demoApp.ear, and sets the application and archive version numbers to the specified values.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> deploy('demoApp', 'c:/myapps/demos/app/demoApp.ear', 
archiveVersion='901-101', appVersion='901-102') 

For more information about production redeployment strategies, see "Redeploying Applications in a Production Environment" in Deploying Applications to Oracle WebLogic Server.

The following example shows how to deploy myapp.ear in nostage mode using the deployment plan plan.xml.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers> progress=deploy('myApp', 
'c:/myapps/myapp.ear', 'mywar@webserver,myjar@ejbserver','
'c:/myapps/plan.xml')
...Deployment of 'myApp' is successful

distributeApplication

Command Category: Deployment Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Copies the deployment bundle to the specified targets. The deployment bundle includes module, configuration data, and any additional generated code. The distributeApplication command does not start deployment.

The distributeApplication command returns a WLSTProgress object that you can access to check the status of the command. For more information about the WLSTProgress object, see "WLSTProgress Object" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

distributeApplication(appPath, [planPath], [targets], [options])
Argument Definition
appPath

Name of the archive file or root of the exploded archive directory to be deployed.

planPath

Optional. Name of the deployment plan file. The filename can be absolute or relative to the application directory. This argument defaults to the plan/plan.xml file in the application directory, if one exists.

targets

Optional. Comma-separated list of targets. Each target may be qualified with a Java EE module name (for example, module1@server1) enabling you to deploy different modules of the application archive on different servers. This argument defaults to the server to which WLST is currently connected.

options

Optional. Comma-separated list of deployment options, specified as name-value pairs. For a list of valid deployment options, see the options argument description in deploy.


Example

The following example loads the BigApp application located in the c:/myapps directory, and stores the WLSTProgress object in a user-defined variable, in this case, progress.

The following example distributes the c:/myapps/BigApp application to the myserver, oamserver1, and oamcluster servers, using the deployment plan defined at c:/deployment/BigApp/plan.xml.

wls:/offline> progress=distributeApplication('c:/myapps/BigApp', 
'c:/deployment/BigApp/plan.xml', 'myserver,oamserver1,oamcluster')
Distributing Application and Plan ...
Successfully distributed the application.

The previous example stores the WLSTProgress object in a user-defined variable, in this case, progress. You can then use the progress variable to determine if the distributeApplication command has completed. For example:

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers> progress.isCompleted() 
1
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers>

For more information about the WLSTProgress object, see "WLSTProgress Object" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

getWLDM

Command Category: Deployment Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Returns the WebLogic DeploymentManager object. You can use the object methods to configure and deploy applications. WLST must be connected to an Administration Server to run this command. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

getWLDM()

Example

The following example gets the WebLogicDeploymentManager object and stores it in the wldm variable.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> wldm=getWLDM() 
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> wldm.isConnected() 
1
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

listApplications

Command Category: Deployment Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Lists all applications that are currently deployed in the WebLogic domain.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

listApplications()

Example

The following example lists all the applications currently deployed in mydomain.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> listApplications() 
SamplesSearchWebApp
asyncServletEar
jspSimpleTagEar
ejb30
webservicesJwsSimpleEar
ejb20BeanMgedEar
xmlBeanEar
extServletAnnotationsEar
examplesWebApp
apache_xbean.jar
mainWebApp
jdbcRowSetsEar

loadApplication

Command Category: Deployment Commands

Use with WLST: Online and Offline

Description

Loads an application and deployment plan into memory. When used in online mode, you can connect only to the Administration Server; you cannot connect to a Managed Server.

The loadApplication command returns a WLSTPlan object that you can access to make changes to the deployment plan. For more information about the WLSTPlan object, see "WLSTPlan Object" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

loadApplication(appPath, [planPath], [createPlan])
Argument Definition
appPath

Name of the top-level parent application directory, archive file, or root of the exploded archive directory containing the application to be loaded.

planPath

Optional. Name of the deployment plan file. The filename can be absolute or relative to the application directory. This argument defaults to the plan/plan.xml file in the application directory, if one exists.

createPlan

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether WLST should create a plan in the application directory if the specified plan does not exist. This argument defaults to true.


Example

The following example loads the c:/myapps/myejb.jar application using the plan file at c:/myplans/myejb/plan.xml.

wls:/offline> myPlan=loadApplication('c:/myapps/myejb.jar', 'c:/myplans/myejb/plan.xml') 
Loading application from c:/myapps/myejb.jar and deployment plan from c:/myplans/myejb/plan.xml ...
Successfully loaded the application.

The previous example stores the WLSTPlan object returned in the myPlan variable. You can then use myPlan variable to display information about the plan, such as the variables. For example:

wls:/offline> myPlan.showVariables() 
MyEJB jndi.ejb
MyWAR app.foo

For more information about the WLSTPlan object, see "WLSTPlan Object" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

redeploy

Command Category: Deployment Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Reloads classes and redeploys a previously deployed application.

The redeploy command returns a WLSTProgress object that you can access to check the status of the command. For more information about the WLSTProgress object, see "WLSTProgress Object" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

For more information about redeploying applications, see "Overview of Common Deployment Scenarios" in Deploying Applications to Oracle WebLogic Server.

Syntax

redeploy(appName, [planPath], [options])
Argument Definition
appName

Name of the application to be redeployed.

planPath

Optional. Name of the deployment plan file. The filename can be absolute or relative to the application directory. This argument defaults to the plan/plan.xml file in the application directory, if one exists.

options

Optional. Comma-separated list of deployment options, specified as name-value pairs. For a list of valid deployment options, see options argument description in deploy.

In addition, the following deployment option can be specified for the redeploy command:

  • appPath—Name of the archive file or root of the exploded archive directory to be redeployed.

  • delta—A list of file paths or names relative to the root of the staged application that are to be replaced.

  • deploymentPrincipalName—String value specifying the principal for redeploying the file or archive during server starts. You can use this option to overwrite the current <deployment-principal-name> in the config.xml file.


Example

The following example redeploys myApp application using the plan.xml file located in the c:/myapps directory.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> progress=redeploy('myApp' 'c:/myapps/plan.xml') 
Redeploying application 'myApp' ...
Redeployment of 'myApp' is successful
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

The previous example stores the WLSTProgress object returned in a user-defined variable, in this case, progress. You can then use the progress variable to access the state of the redeploy command. For example:

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers> progress.getState() 
'completed'
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers>

For more information about the WLSTProgress object, see "WLSTProgress Object" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

startApplication

Command Category: Deployment Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Starts an application, making it available to users. The application must be fully configured and available in the WebLogic domain.

The startApplication command returns a WLSTProgress object that you can access to check the status of the command. For more information about the WLSTProgress object, see "WLSTProgress Object" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

startApplication(appName, [options])
Argument Definition
appName

Name of the application to start, as specified in the plan.xml file.

options

Optional. Comma-separated list of deployment options, specified as name-value pairs. For a list of valid deployment options, see options argument description in deploy.


Example

The following example starts the BigApp application with the specified deployment options.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers> progress=startApplication('BigApp', stageMode='NOSTAGE', adminMode='false') 
Starting the application...
Successfully started the application.

The previous example stores the WLSTProgress object returned in a user-defined variable, in this case, progress. You can then use the progress variable to access the state of the startApplication command. For example:

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers> progress.getState() 
'completed'
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers>

For more information about the WLSTProgress object, see "WLSTProgress Object" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

stopApplication

Command Category: Deployment Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Stops an application, making it unavailable to users. The application must be fully configured and available in the WebLogic domain.

The stopApplication command returns a WLSTProgress object that you can access to check the status of the command. For more information about the WLSTProgress object, see "WLSTProgress Object" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

stopApplication(appName, [options])
Argument Definition
appName

Name of the application to stop, as specified in the plan.xml file.

options

Optional. Comma-separated list of deployment options, specified as name-value pairs. For a list of valid deployment options, see options argument description in deploy.


Example

The following example stops the BigApp application.

wls:/offline> progress=stopApplication('BigApp') 
Stopping the application...
Successfully stopped the application.

The previous example stores the WLSTProgress object returned in a user-defined variable, in this case, progress. You can then use the progress variable to check whether stopApplication command is running. For example:

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers> progress.isRunning() 
0
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers>

For more information about the WLSTProgress object, see "WLSTProgress Object" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

undeploy

Command Category: Deployment Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Undeploys an application from the specified servers.

The undeploy command returns a WLSTProgress object that you can access to check the status of the command. For more information about the WLSTProgress object, see "WLSTProgress Object" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

For more information about deploying and undeploying applications, see "Overview of Common Deployment Scenarios" in Deploying Applications to Oracle WebLogic Server.

Syntax

undeploy(appName,[targets],[options])
Argument Definition
appName

Deployment name for the deployed application.

targets

Optional. List of the target servers from which the application will be removed. If not specified, defaults to all current targets.

options

Optional. Comma-separated list of deployment options, specified as name-value pairs. For a list of valid deployment options, see options argument description in deploy.


Example

The following example removes the businessApp application from all target servers. WLST waits 60,000 ms for the process to complete.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> undeploy('businessApp', timeout=60000) 
Undeploying application businessApp ...
<Jul 20, 2005 9:34:15 AM EDT> <Info> <J2EE Deployment SPI> <BEA-260121>
<Initiating undeploy operation for application, businessApp [archive: null], 
to AdminServer.>
Completed the undeployment of Application with status
Current Status of your Deployment:
Deployment command type: undeploy
Deployment State       : completed
Deployment Message     : no message
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

updateApplication

Command Category: Deployment Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Updates an application configuration using a new deployment plan. The application must be fully configured and available in the WebLogic domain.

The updateApplication command returns a WLSTProgress object that you can access to check the status of the command. For more information about the WLSTProgress object, see "WLSTProgress Object" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

updateApplication(appName, [planPath], [options])
Argument Definition
appName

Name of the application, as specified in the current plan.xml file.

planPath

Optional. Name of the new deployment plan file. The filename can be absolute or relative to the application directory.

options

Optional. Comma-separated list of deployment options, specified as name-value pairs. For a list of valid deployment options, see options argument description in deploy.


Example

The following example updates the application configuration for BigApp using the plan.xml file located in c:/myapps/BigApp/newPlan.

wls:/offline> progress=updateApplication('BigApp', 
'c:/myapps/BigApp/newPlan/plan.xml', stageMode='STAGE', adminMode='false')
Updating the application... 
Successfully updated the application.

The previous example stores the WLSTProgress object returned in a user-defined variable, in this case, progress. You can then use the progress variable to access the state of the updateApplication command. For example:

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers> progress.getState()
'completed'
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig/Servers>

For more information about the WLSTProgress object, see "WLSTProgress Object" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

Diagnostics Commands

Use the WLST diagnostics commands, listed in Table 3-6, to retrieve diagnostics data by executing queries against the WebLogic Diagnostics Framework (WLDF) data stores. For more information about WLDF, see Configuring and Using the Diagnostics Framework for Oracle WebLogic Server.

Table 3-6 Diagnostic Command for WLST Configuration

This command... Enables you to... Use with WLST...

captureAndSaveDiagnosticImage

Capture a diagnostic image and downloads it to the client.

Online

createSystemResourceControl

Create a diagnostics system resource control using specified descriptor file.

Online

destroySystemResourceControl

Destroy a diagnostics system resource control.

Online

disableSystemResource

Deactivate a diagnostic system resource control that is activated on a server instance.

Online

dumpDiagnosticData

Dump the diagnostics data from a harvester to a local file.

Online

enableSystemResource

Activate a diagnostic system resource on a server instance

Online

exportDiagnosticData

Execute a query against the specified log file.

Offline

exportDiagnosticDataFromServer

Execute a query on the server side and retrieves the exported WebLogic Diagnostic Framework (WLDF) data.

Online

getAvailableCapturedImages

Return a list of the previously captured diagnostic images.

Online

listSystemResourceControls

List the diagnostic system resources that are currently deployed on a server instance.

Online

saveDiagnosticImageCaptureFile

Download the specified diagnostic image capture.

Online

saveDiagnosticImageCaptureEntryFile

Download a specific entry from the diagnostic image capture.

Online


captureAndSaveDiagnosticImage

Command Category: Diagnostics Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Descriptions

Captures a diagnostic image and downloads it to the client.

Syntax

captureAndSaveDiagnosticImage([server], [outputFile])
Argument Description
server

Optional. Name of the server on which the diagnostics system resource is running.

outputFile

Optional. File to which the diagnostics image is downloaded on the client.


Example

The following example captures a diagnostic image on the server myserver and downloads it to the client:

wls:/mydomain/serverRuntime>captureAndSaveDiagnosticImage(Server=myserver')
Connecting to http://localhost:7001 with userid weblogic ...
Diagnostic Image captures.
Diagnostic Image retrieved.

createSystemResourceControl

Command Category: Diagnostics Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Creates a diagnostics resource from a diagnostic descriptor file without changing the domain configuration. Note that the resource remains in memory only until the server is shut down; the resource is not deployed the next time the server is booted. That is, this command effects a run-time change only, not a configuration change.

Syntax

createSystemResourceControl(resourceName, descriptorFile, [server])
Argument Definition
resourceName

Name of the diagnostic resource.

Note: The resource must be enabled separately through the enableSystemResource() function, and the features in the resource itself must be enabled.

descriptorFile

Local path to the diagnostic descriptor file.

server

Optional. Name of the server where the resource is to be deployed.


Example

The following example creates a diagnostics system resource control called myExternalResource from the diagnostic descriptor file mywldf.xml.

wls:/mydomain/serverRuntime>createSystemResourceControl('myExternalResource',
'C:/temp/mywldf.xml', Server='myserver')
wls:/mydomain/serverRuntime>createSystemResourceControl('myExternalResource',
'C:/temp/mywldf.xml')

destroySystemResourceControl

Command Category: Diagnostics Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Destroys a diagnostics resource that was deployed from an external descriptor using the createSystemResourceControl() function.

Note:

To disable a diagnostics resource without destroying it, use the disableSystemResource() command.

Syntax

destroySystemResourceControl(resourceName, [server])
Argument Definition
resourceName

Name of the diagnostic resource.

Note: The resource must be enabled separately through the enableSystemResource() function, and the features in the resource itself must be enabled.

server

Optional. Name of the server where the resource is currently deployed.


Example

The following example destroys a diagnostics system resource control called myExternalResource that was deployed on the myserver server.

wls:/mydomain/serverRuntime>destroySystemResourceControl('myExternalResource', Server='myserver')

disableSystemResource

Command Category: Diagnostic Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Descriptions

Deactivates a diagnostic system resource that is enabled on a server instance.

Syntax

disableSystemResource(resourceName, [server])
Argument Definition
resourceName

Name of the diagnostic resource.

Note: The resource must be enabled separately through the enableSystemResource() function, and the features in the resource itself must be enabled.

server

Optional. Name of the server where the resource is currently deployed.


Example

The following example deactivates a diagnostics system resource called mySystemResource that is activated on the myserver server.

wls:/mydomain/serverRuntime>disableSystemResource('mySystemResource','Server=myserver')

dumpDiagnosticData

Command Category: Diagnostics Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Dumps the harvester diagnostics data to a local file. The data will be written in CSV format.

Syntax

dumpDiagnosticData(resourceName, filename, frequency, duration, [options])
Argument Definition
resourceName

The name of the system resource from which the data is polled.

Note: The resource must be enabled separately through the enableSystemResource() function, and the features in the resource itself must be enabled.

filename

The name of the file into which the data is to be dumped.

frequency

The frequency (in milliseconds) at which data is polled from the system resource harvester.

duration

The total duration (in milliseconds) for which the data will be collected and saved.

options

Server—Optional. The name of the server where the resource is running.

dateFormat—Optional. A SimpleDateFormat pattern. The default is "EEE MM/dd/YY k:mm:ss:SSS z".


Example

The following example dumps diagnostic harvester data for mySystemResource on the server myserver to the local file C:\temp\temp.dat, and sets the date format to HH:mm:ss:SSS.

wls:/mydomain/serverRuntime>dumpDiagnosticData('mySystemResource',
'C:/temp/temp.dat',1000,6000,Server='myserver',dateFormat='HH:mm:ss:SSS')

Connecting to http://localhost:7001 with userid weblogic ...
Dumping data for system resource mySystemResource in file temp.data every second  for 6 seconds.

enableSystemResource

Command Category: Diagnostics Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Activates a diagnostic system resource on a server instance.

Syntax

enableSystemResource(resourceName, [server]
Argument Definition
resourceName

Name of the diagnostic system resource.

server

Optional. Name of the server where the resource is currently deployed.


Example

The following example activates the diagnostic system resource mySystemResource on the myServer server.

wls:/mydomain/serverRuntime>enableSystemResource('mySystemResource','Server=myserver')

exportDiagnosticData

Command Category: Diagnostics Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Executes a query against the specified log file. The results are saved to an XML file.

For more information about the WebLogic Server Diagnostic Service, see Configuring and Using the Diagnostics Framework for Oracle WebLogic Server.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

exportDiagnosticData([options])
Argument Definition
options

Optional. Comma-separated list of export diagnostic options, specified as name-value pairs. Valid options include:

  • beginTimestamp—Timestamp (inclusive) of the earliest record to be added to the result set. This option defaults to 0.

  • endTimestamp—Timestamp (exclusive) of the latest record to be added to the result set. This option defaults to Long.MAX_VALUE.

  • exportFileName—Name of the file to which the data is exported. This option defaults to export.xml.

  • logicalName—Logical name of the log file being read. Valid values include: HarvestedDataArchive, EventsDataArchive, ServerLog, DomainLog, HTTPAccessLog, WebAppLog, ConnectorLog, and JMSMessageLog. This option defaults to ServerLog.

  • logName—Base log filename containing the log data to be exported. This option defaults to myserver.log in the current directory.

  • logRotationDir—Directory containing the rotated log files. This option defaults to "." (the same directory in which the log file is stored).

  • query—Expression specifying the filter condition for the data records to be included in the result set. This option defaults to "" (empty string), which returns all data. For more information, see "WLDF Query Language" in Configuring and Using the Diagnostics Framework for Oracle WebLogic Server.

  • storeDir—Location of the diagnostic store for the server. This option defaults to ../data/store/diagnostics.


Example

The following example executes a query against the ServerLog named myserver.log and stores the results in the file named myExport.xml.

wls:/offline/mydomain>exportDiagnosticData(logicalName='ServerLog',  
logName='myserver.log', exportFileName='myExport.xml')
Input parameters: {'elfFields': '', 'logName': 'myserver.log', 'logRotationDir': 
'.', 'endTimestamp': 9223372036854775807L, 'exportFileName': 'export.xml',
'storeDir': '../data/store/diagnostics', 'logicalName': 'ServerLog',
'query': '', 'beginTimestamp': 0}

Exporting diagnostic data to export.xml
<Aug 2, 2005 6:58:21 PM EDT> <Info> <Store> <BEA-280050> <Persistent store
 "WLS_DIAGNOSTICS" opened: directory="c:\Oracle\Middleware
\wlserver\server\data\store\diagnostics"
 writePolicy="Disabled" blockSize=512 directIO=false driver="wlfileio2">

exportDiagnosticDataFromServer

Command Category: Diagnostics Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Executes a query on the server side and retrieves the exported WebLogic Diagnostic Framework (WLDF) data. The results are saved to an XML file.

For more information about the WebLogic Server Diagnostic Service, see Configuring and Using the Diagnostics Framework for Oracle WebLogic Server.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

exportDiagnosticDataFromServer([options])
Argument Definition
options

Optional. Comma-separated list of export diagnostic options, specified as name-value pairs. Valid options include:

  • beginTimestamp—Timestamp (inclusive) of the earliest record to be added to the result set. This option defaults to 0.

  • endTimestamp—Timestamp (exclusive) of the latest record to be added to the result set. This option defaults to Long.MAX_VALUE.

  • exportFileName—Name of the file to which the data is exported. This option defaults to export.xml.

  • logicalName—Logical name of the log file being read. Valid values include: HarvestedDataArchive, EventsDataArchive, ServerLog, DomainLog, HTTPAccessLog, WebAppLog, ConnectorLog, and JMSMessageLog. This option defaults to ServerLog.

  • query—Expression specifying the filter condition for the data records to be included in the result set. This option defaults to "" (empty string), which returns all data.


Example

The following example executes a query against the HTTPAccessLog and stores the results in the file named myExport.xml.

wls:/mydomain/serverRuntime> exportDiagnosticDataFromServer(logicalName="HTTPAccessLog", exportFileName="myExport.xml") 

getAvailableCapturedImages

Command Category: Diagnostics Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Returns, as an array of strings, a list of the previously captured diagnostic images that are stored in the image destination directory configured on the server. The default directory is SERVER\logs\diagnostic_images.

This command is useful for identifying a diagnostic image capture that you want to download, or for identifying a diagnostic image capture from which you want to download a specific entry.

For more information about the WebLogic Server Diagnostic Service, see Configuring and Using the Diagnostics Framework for Oracle WebLogic Server.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

getAvailableCapturedImages()

Example

The following example returns an array of strings named images, which contains a list of the diagnostic image capture files available in the image destination directory, and prints the entries contained in the diagnostic image named diagnostic_image_myserver_2009_06_15_14_58_36.zip.

wls:/mydomain/serverRuntime>images=getAvailableCapturedImages()
Connecting to http://localhost:7001 with userid weblogic ...
wls:/mydomain/serverRuntime>print images [ 'diagnostic_image_myserver_2009_06_15_14_58_36.zip' ]

listSystemResourceControls

Command Category: Diagnostics Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Lists the names of each diagnostic system resource that is currently deployed on a server instance. The list identifies the following information for each deployed system resource:

  • Whether the resource is defined by an external resource descriptor. (A diagnostic system resource defined by an external resource descriptor remains in memory only until the server or cluster on which it is configured is shut down. It is not deployed on reboot.)

  • Whether the resource is currently activated or deactivated.

Syntax

listSystemResourceControls([server]
Argument Definitions
server

Optional. Name of the server where the resources are currently deployed.


Example

The following example lists the diagnostic system resources deployed on myServer server.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> listSystemResourceControls('myServer')
External  Enabled   Name
--------  -------   ------------------------------
false     false     Module-0
false     false     allprofiles
true      true      MyExternal
false     true      Low
false     false     FPP-module
  • The column labeled External identifies whether the diagnostic system resource is defined by an external resource descriptor.

  • The column labeled Enabled identifies whether the diagnostic resource is activated on the server on which it is configured.

saveDiagnosticImageCaptureFile

Command Category: Diagnostics Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Downloads the specified diagnostic image capture from the server to which WLST is currently connected.

For more information about the WebLogic Server Diagnostic Service, see Configuring and Using the Diagnostics Framework for Oracle WebLogic Server.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

saveDiagnosticImageCaptureFile(imageName, [outputFile])
Argument Definition
imageName

The name of the diagnostic image capture to download.

outputFile

Optional. Local path and file name in which the retrieved diagnostic image capture is to be stored. If not specified, this argument defaults to the value of imageName and the current working directory.


Example

The following example retrieves the list of the diagnostic image captures that are stored in the image destination directory on the server. It then shows two uses of the saveDiagnosticImageCaptureFile command. In the first use, the first diagnostic image capture in the list is downloaded to the local machine using the default output file name. In the second use, the first diagnostic image capture in the list is downloaded to the local machine in the file mylocalimg.zip.

wls:/mydomain/serverRuntime>images=getAvailableCapturedImages()
Connecting to http://localhost:7001 with userid weblogic ...
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> saveDiagnosticImageCaptureFile(images[0])
Retrieving diagnostic_image_myserver_2009_06_25_12_12_50.zip to local 
path diagnostic_image_myserver_2009_06_25_12_12_50.zip
Connecting to http://localhost:7001 with userid weblogic ...
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> saveDiagnosticImageCaptureFile(images[0], 'mylocalimg.zip')
Retrieving diagnostic_image_myserver_2009_06_25_12_12_50.zip to local 
path mylocalimg.zip
Connecting to http://localhost:7001 with userid weblogic ...

saveDiagnosticImageCaptureEntryFile

Command Category: Diagnostics Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Downloads a specific entry from the diagnostic image capture that is located on the server to which WLST is currently connected.

For more information about the WebLogic Server Diagnostic Service, see Configuring and Using the Diagnostics Framework for Oracle WebLogic Server.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

saveDiagnosticImageCaptureEntryFile(imageName, imageEntryName, [outputFile])
Argument Definition
imageName

Name of the diagnostic image capture containing the desired entry.

imageEntryName

Name of the specific entry to be retrieved from the diagnostic image capture. This can be one of the following:

image.summary
JTA.img
FlightRecording.jfr
WatchSource.img
configuration.img
WORK_MANAGER.img
JNDI_IMAGE_SOURCE.img
APPLICATION.img
InstrumentationImageSource.img
SAF.img
Logging.img
PERSISTENT_STORE.img
JDBC.img
PathService.img
JMS.img
Deployment.img
JVM.img
CONNECTOR.img
outputFile

Optional. Local path and file name in which the entry retrieved from the diagnostic image capture is to be stored. If not specified, this argument defaults to the value of imageEntryName and the current working directory.


Example

The following example gets the list of diagnostic image captures, then uses the saveDiagnosticImageCaptureEntryFile twice. In the first use, this example retrieves the image summary to the local machine using the default output file name. In the second use, it retrieves the image summary to the local machine in the file myimage.summary.

wls:/mydomain/serverRuntime>images=getAvailableCapturedImages()
Connecting to http://localhost:7001 with userid weblogic ...
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> saveDiagnosticImageCaptureEntryFile(images[0], 'image.summary')
Retrieving entry image.summary from diagnostic_image_myserver_2009_06_25_12_12_50.zip to local path image.summary
Connecting to http://localhost:7001 with userid weblogic ...
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> saveDiagnosticImageCaptureEntryFile(images[0], 'image.summary', 'myimage.summary')
Retrieving entry image.summary from diagnostic_image_myserver_2009_06_25_12_12_50.zip to local path myimage.summary
Connecting to http://localhost:7001 with userid weblogic ...

Editing Commands

Use the WLST editing commands, listed in Table 3-7, to interrogate and edit configuration beans.

Note:

To edit configuration beans, you must be connected to an Administration Server, and you must navigate to the edit tree and start an edit session, as described in edit and startEdit, respectively.

If you connect to a Managed Server, WLST functionality is limited to browsing the configuration bean hierarchy. While you cannot use WLST to change the values of MBeans on Managed Servers, it is possible to use the Management APIs to do so. Oracle recommends that you change only the values of configuration MBeans on the Administration Server. Changing the values of MBeans on Managed Servers can lead to an inconsistent domain configuration.

For more information about editing configuration beans, see "Using WLST Online to Update an Existing Domain" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

Table 3-7 Editing Commands for WLST Configuration

This command... Enables you to... Use with WLST...

activate

Activate changes saved during the current editing session but not yet deployed.

Online or Offline

assign

Assign resources to one or more destinations.

Offline

cancelEdit

Cancel an edit session, release the edit lock, and discard all unsaved changes. This operation can be called by any user with administrator privileges, even if the user did not start the edit session.

Online

create

Create a configuration bean of the specified type for the current bean.

Online or Offline

delete

Delete an instance of a configuration for the current configuration bean.

Online or Offline

encrypt

Encrypt the specified string.

Online

get

Return the value of the specified attribute.

Online or Offline

getActivationTask

Return the latest ActivationTask MBean on which a user can get status.

Online

invoke

Invokes a management operation on the current configuration bean.

Online

isRestartRequired

Determine whether a server restart is required.

Online

loadDB

Load SQL files into a database.

Offline

loadProperties

Load property values from a file.

Online or Offline

save

Save the edits that have been made but have not yet been saved.

Online

set

Set the specified attribute value for the current configuration bean.

Online or Offline

setOption

Set options related to a WebLogic domain creation or update.

Offline

showChanges

Show the changes made to the configuration by the current user during the current edit session.

Online

startEdit

Starts a configuration edit session on behalf of the currently connected user.

Online

stopEdit

Stop the current edit session, release the edit lock, and discard unsaved changes.

Online

unassign

Unassign applications or resources from one or more destinations.

Offline

undo

Revert all unsaved or unactivated edits.

Online

validate

Validate the changes that have been made but have not yet been saved.

Online


activate

Command Category: Editing Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Activates changes saved during the current editing session but not yet deployed. This command prints a message if a server restart is required for the changes that are being activated.

The activate command returns the latest ActivationTask MBean which reflects the state of changes that a user is currently making or has made recently. You can then invoke methods to get information about the latest Configuration Manager activate task in progress or just completed. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

activate([timeout], [block])
Argument Definition
timeout

Optional. Time (in milliseconds) that WLST waits for the activation of configuration changes to complete before canceling the operation. A value of -1 indicates that the operation will not time out. This argument defaults to 300,000 ms (or 5 minutes).

block

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether WLST should block user interaction until the command completes. This argument defaults to false, indicating that user interaction is not blocked. In this case, WLST returns control to the user after issuing the command and assigns the task MBean associated with the current task to a variable that you can use to check its status. If you are importing WLST as a Jython module, as described in "Importing WLST as a Jython Module" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool, block is always set to true.


Example

The following example activates the changes made during the current edit session that have been saved to disk, but that have not yet been activated. WLST waits for 100,000 ms for the activation to complete, and 200,000 ms before the activation is stopped.

wls:/mydomain/edit !> activate(200000, block='true') 
Activating all your changes, this may take a while ... 
The edit lock associated with this edit session is released once the activation is completed.
Action completed.
wls:/mydomain/edit>

assign

Command Category: Editing Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Assigns resources to one or more destinations.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

assign(sourceType, sourceName, destinationType, destinationName)
Argument Definition
sourceType

Type of configuration bean to be assigned. This value can be set to one of the following values:

  • AppDeployment

  • Library

  • securityType (such as User)

  • Server

  • service (such as JDBCSystemResource)

  • service.SubDeployment, where service specifies the service type of the SubDeployment (such as JMSSystemResource.SubDeployment); you can also specify nested subdeployments (such as AppDeployment.SubDeployment.SubDeployment)

Guidelines for setting this value are provided below.

sourceName

Name of the resource to be assigned. Multiple names can be specified, separated by commas, or you can use the wildcard (*) character to specify all resources of the specified type.

Specify subdeployments using the following format: service.subDeployment, where service specifies the parent service and subDeployment specifies the name of the subdeployment. For example, myJMSResource.myQueueSubDeployment. You can also specify nested subdeployments, such as MedRecEAR.MedRecAppScopedJMS.MedRecJMSServer.

Note: A given subdeployment name cannot contain a dot (.), as the assign command will interpret it as a nested subdeployment.

destinationType

Type of destination. Guidelines for setting this value are provided below.

destinationName

Name of the destination. Multiple names can be specified, separated by commas.

To specify a migratable target, such as when assigning JMS services to a migratable Managed Server, include migratable after the destination name. For example:

managed1 (migratable)


Use the following guidelines for setting the sourceType and destinationType:

  • When assigning application deployments, set the values as follows:

    • sourceType: AppDeployment

    • destinationType: Target

  • When assigning libraries, set the values as follows:

    • sourceType: Library

    • destinationType: Target

  • When assigning services, set the values as follows:

    • sourceType: Name of the specific server, such as JDBCSystemResource

    • destinationType: Target

  • When assigning servers to clusters, set the values as follows:

    • sourceType: Server

    • destinationType: Cluster

  • When assigning subdeployments, set the values as follows:

    • sourceType: service.SubDeployment, where service specifies the parent of the SubDeployment, such as JMSSystemResource.SubDeployment; you can also specify nested subdeployments (such as AppDeployment.SubDeployment.SubDeployment)

    • destinationType: Target

  • When assigning security types, set the values as follows:

    • sourceType: Name of the security type, such as User

    • destinationType: Name of the destination security type, such as Group

Example

The following examples:

  • Assign the servers myServer and myServer2 to the cluster myCluster.

    wls:/offline/mydomain> assign("Server", "myServer,myServer2", "Cluster", "myCluster") 
    
  • Assign all servers to the cluster myCluster.

    wls:/offline/mydomain> assign("Server", "*", "Cluster", "myCluster") 
    
  • Assign the application deployment myAppDeployment to the target server newServer.

    wls:/offline/mydomain> assign("AppDeployment", "myAppDeployment", "Target", "newServer") 
    
  • Assign the user newUser to the group Monitors.

    wls:/offline/mydomain> assign("User", "newUser", "Group", "Monitors") 
    
  • Assign the SubDeployment myQueueSubDeployment, which is a child of the JMS resource myJMSResource, to the target server newServer.

    wls:/offline/mydomain> assign('JMSSystemResource.SubDeployment', 
    'myJMSResource.myQueueSubDeployment', 'Target', 'newServer')
    
  • Assign the nested SubDeployment MedRecAppScopedJMS.MedRecJMSServer, which is a child of the AppDeployment AppDeployment, to the target server AdminServer.

    wls:/offline/mydomain>assign('AppDeployment.SubDeployment.SubDeployment
    ','MedRecEAR.MedRecAppScopedJMS.MedRecJMSServer','Target','AdminServer')
    
  • Assign the JMS file store myFileStore to a migratable target Managed Server called managed1.

    wls:/offline/mydomain>assign('FileStore', 'myFileStore', 'Target',
    'managed1 (migratable)'
    

cancelEdit

Command Category: Editing Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Cancels an edit session, releases the edit lock, and discards all unsaved changes.

The user issuing this command does not have to be the current editor; this allows an administrator to cancel an edit session, if necessary, to enable other users to start an edit session.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

cancelEdit([defaultAnswer])
Argument Definition
defaultAnswer

Optional. Default response, if you would prefer not to be prompted at the command line. Valid values are y and n. This argument defaults to null, and WLST prompts you for a response.


Example

The following example cancels the current editing session. WLST prompts for verification before canceling.

wls:/mydomain/edit !> cancelEdit() 
Sure you would like to cancel the edit session? (y/n)y
Edit session is cancelled successfully
wls:/mydomain/edit>

create

Command Category: Editing Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Creates a configuration bean of the specified type for the current bean.

The create command returns a stub for the newly created configuration bean. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Note:

Child types must be created under an instance of their parent type. You can only create configuration beans that are children of the current Configuration Management Object (cmo) type. For more information about the cmo variable, see "Changing the Current Management Object" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

Please note the following when using the create command with WLST online:

  • You must be connected to an Administration Server. You cannot use the create command for runtime MBeans or when WLST is connected to a Managed Server instance.

  • You must navigate to the edit configuration MBean hierarchy using the edit command before issuing this command. See edit.

  • You can use the create command to create a WebLogic Server configuration MBean that is a child of the current MBean type.

Please note the following when using the create command with WLST offline:

  • When using WLST offline, the following characters are not valid in object names: period (.), forward slash (/), or backward slash (\).

For more information about:

Syntax

create(name, childMBeanType, [baseProviderType])
Argument Definition
name

Name of the configuration bean that you are creating.

childMBeanType

Type of configuration bean that you are creating. You can create instances of any type defined in the config.xml file except custom security types. For more information about valid configuration beans, see MBean Reference for Oracle WebLogic Server.

baseProviderType

When creating a security provider, specifies the base security provider type, for example, AuthenticationProvider. This argument defaults to None.


Example

The following example creates a child configuration bean of type Server named newServer for the current configuration bean, storing the stub as server1:

wls:/mydomain/edit !> server1=create('newServer','Server') 
Server with name 'newServer' has been created successfully.
wls:/mydomain/edit !> server1.getName() 
'newServer'
wls:/mydomain/edit !>

The following example creates an authentication provider security provider called myProvider:

wls:/mydomain/edit !> cd('SecurityConfiguration/mydomain/Realms/myrealm') 
wls:/mydomain/edit !> create('myProvider','weblogic.security.providers.authentication.SQLAuthenticator'
,'AuthenticationProvider')
wls:/mydomain/edit ! cd('AuthenticationProviders/myProvider')
wls:/mydomain/edit ! set('ControlFlag', 'REQUIRED')

The following example creates a machine named highsec_nm and sets attributes for the associated Node Manager.

wls:/mydomain/edit !> create('highsec_nm', 'Machine') 
wls:/mydomain/edit !> cd('Machine/highsec_nm/NodeManager/highsec_nm') 
wls:/mydomain/edit !> set('DebugEnabled', 'true') 
wls:/mydomain/edit !> set('ListenAddress', 'innes') 
wls:/mydomain/edit !> set('NMType', 'SSL') 
wls:/mydomain/edit !> set('ShellCommand', '') 

delete

Command Category: Editing Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Deletes an instance of a configuration bean of the specified type for the current configuration bean.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Note:

You can only delete configuration beans that are children of current Configuration Management Object (cmo) type. For more information about the cmo variable, see "Changing the Current Management Object" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

Syntax

delete(name, childMBeanType)
Argument Definition
name

Name of the child configuration bean to delete.

childMBeanType

Type of the configuration bean to be deleted. You can delete instances of any type defined in the config.xml file. For more information about valid configuration beans, see MBean Reference for Oracle WebLogic Server.


Example

The following example deletes the configuration bean of type Server named newServer:

wls:/mydomain/edit !> delete('newServer','Server') 
Server with name 'newServer' has been deleted successfully.
wls:/mydomain/edit !> 

encrypt

Command Category: Editing Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Encrypts the specified string. You can then use the encrypted string in your configuration file or as an argument to a command.

You must invoke this command once for each WebLogic domain in which you want to use the encrypted string. The string can be used only in the WebLogic domain for which it was originally encrypted.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

encrypt(obj, [domainDir])
Argument Definition
obj

String that you want to encrypt.

domainDir

Optional. Absolute path name of a WebLogic domain directory. The encrypted string can be used only by the WebLogic domain that is contained within the specified directory.

If you do not specify this argument, the command encrypts the string for use in the WebLogic domain to which WLST is currently connected.


Example

The following example encrypts the specified string using the security/SerializedSystemIni.dat file in the specified WebLogic domain directory.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> es=encrypt('myPassword','c:/Oracle/Middleware/domains/mydomain') 

get

Command Category: Editing Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Returns the value of the specified attribute. For more information about the MBean attributes that can be viewed, see Oracle WebLogic Server MBean Reference. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Note:

You can list all attributes and their current values by entering ls('a'). For more information, see ls.

Alternatively, you can use the cmo variable to perform any get method on the current configuration bean. For example:

cmo.getListenPort()

For more information about the cmo variable, see "Changing the Current Management Object" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

Syntax

get(attrName)
Argument Definition
attrName

Name of the attribute to be displayed. You can specify the full pathname of the attribute. If no pathname is specified, the attribute is displayed for the current configuration object.


Example

The following example returns the value of the AdministrationPort for the current configuration bean.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> get('AdministrationPort') 
9002

Alternatively, you can use the cmo variable:

cmo.getAdministrationPort()

getActivationTask

Command Category: Editing Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Return the latest ActivationTask MBean on which a user can get status. The ActivationTask MBean reflects the state of changes that a user has made recently in WLST. You can then invoke methods to get information about the latest Configuration Manager activate task in progress or just completed. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Note:

If you have activated changes outside of WLST, use the ConfigurationManagerMBean getActivationTasks() method to get access to Activation Tasks created in other tools.

Syntax

getActivationTask()

Example

The following example returns the latest ActivationTask MBean on which a user can get status and stores it within the task variable.

wls:/mydomain/edit> task=getActivationTask() 
wls:/mydomain/edit> if task!=None:
...   task.getState()
... 
4

invoke

Command Category: Editing Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Invokes a management operation on the current configuration bean. Typically, you use this command to invoke operations other than the get and set operations that most WebLogic Server configuration beans provide. The class objects are loaded through the same class loader that is used for loading the configuration bean on which the action is invoked.

You cannot use the invoke command when WLST is connected to a Managed Server instance.

If successful, the invoke command returns the object that is returned by the operation invoked. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

invoke(methodName, parameters, signatures)
Argument Definition
methodName

Name of the method to be invoked.

parameters

An array of parameters to be passed to the method call.

signatures

An array containing the signature of the action.


Example

The following example invokes the lookupServer method on the current configuration bean.

wls:/mydomain/config> objs = jarray.array([java.lang.String("oamserver")],java.lang.Object) 
wls:/mydomain/edit> strs = jarray.array(["java.lang.String"],java.lang.String) 
wls:/mydomain/edit> invoke('lookupServer',objs,strs) 
true
wls:/mydomain/edit>

isRestartRequired

Command Category: Editing Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Determines whether a server restart is required.

If you invoke this command while an edit session is in progress, the response is based on the edits that are currently in progress. If you specify the name of an attribute, WLST indicates whether a server restart is required for that attribute only.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

isRestartRequired([attributeName])
Argument Definition
attributeName

Optional. Name of a specific attribute for which you want to check if a server restart is required.


Example

The following example specifies whether a server restart is required for all changes made during the current WLST session.

wls:/mydomain/edit !> isRestartRequired() 
Server re-start is REQUIRED for the set of changes in progress. 

The following attribute(s) have been changed on MBeans that require server re-start. 
MBean Changed : mydomain:Name=mydomain,Type=Domain 
Attributes changed : AutoConfigurationSaveEnabled 

The following example specifies whether a server restart is required if you edit the ConsoleEnabled attribute.

wls:/mydomain/edit !> isRestartRequired("ConsoleEnabled") 
Server re-start is REQUIRED if you change the attribute ConsoleEnabled wls:/mydomain/edit !> 

loadDB

Command Category: Editing Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Loads SQL files into a database.

The loadDB command loads the SQL files from a template file. This command can only be issued after a domain template or extension template has been loaded into memory (see readDomain and readTemplate).

Before executing this command, ensure that the following conditions are true:

  • The appropriate database is running.

  • SQL files exist for the specified database and version.

    To verify that the appropriate SQL files exist, open the domain template and locate the relevant SQL file list, jdbc.index, in the _jdbc_ directory. For example, for Oracle 9i, the SQL file list is located at _jdbc_\Oracle\9i\jdbc.index.

The command fails if the above conditions are not met.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

loadDB(dbVersion, datasourceName, dbCategory)
Argument Definition
dbVersion

Version of the database for which the SQL files are intended to be used.

datasourceName

Name of the JDBC data source to be used to load SQL files.

dbCategory

Optional. Database category associated with the specified data source.

For more information about the jdbc.index file and database categories, see "Files Typically Included in a Template" in the Oracle WebLogic Server Domain Template Reference.


Example

The following example loads SQL files related to Drop/Create P13N Database Objects intended for version 5.1 of the database, using the p13nDataSource JDBC data source.

wls:/offline/mydomain> loadDB('5.1', 'p13nDataSource', 'Drop/Create P13N Database Objects') 

loadProperties

Command Category: Editing Commands

Use with WLST: Online and Offline

Description

Loads property values from a file and makes them available in the WLST session.

This command cannot be used when you are importing WLST as a Jython module, as described in "Importing WLST as a Jython Module" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

loadProperties(fileName)
Argument Definition
fileName

Properties file pathname.


Example

This example gets and sets the properties file values.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> loadProperties('c:/temp/myLoad.properties') 

save

Command Category: Editing Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Saves the edits that have been made but have not yet been saved. This command is only valid when an edit session is in progress. For information about starting an edit session, see startEdit.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

save()

Example

The following example saves the edits that have not yet been saved to disk.

wls:/mydomain/edit !> save() 
Saving all your changes ...
Saved all your changes successfully.
wls:/mydomain/edit !> 

set

Command Category: Editing Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Sets the value of a specified attribute in the current management object. When using WLST offline, this command writes the attribute value to the domain configuration files. When using WLST online, this command sets the value of an MBean attribute. Online changes are written to the domain configuration file when you activate your edits.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

For information about setting encrypted attributes (all encrypted attributes have names that end with Encrypted), see "Writing and Reading Encrypted Configuration Values" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

Note the following when using WLST online:

  • You must be in an edit session to use this command. See startEdit.

  • You cannot use this command when WLST is connected to a Managed Server.

  • As an alternative to this command, you can use the cmo variable with the following syntax:

    cmo.setattrName(value)

    For example, instead of using set('ListenPort', 7011), you can use:

    cmo.setListenPort(7011)

    For more information about the cmo variable, see "Changing the Current Management Object" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

Syntax

set(attrName, value)
Argument Definition
attrName

Name of the attribute to be set.

value

Value of the attribute to be set.

Note: This value should not be enclosed in single or double quotes. See the examples.


Example

The following example sets the ArchiveConfigurationCount attribute of DomainMBean to 10:

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> set('ArchiveConfigurationCount', 10) 

The following example sets the long value of the T1TimerInterval attribute of a custom Mbean to 123:

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> set('T1TimerInterval', Long(123)) 

The following example sets the boolean value of the MyBooleanAttribute attribute of a custom Mbean to true:

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> set('MyBooleanAttribute', Boolean(true)) 

setOption

Command Category: Editing Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Sets options related to a WebLogic domain creation or update. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

setOption(optionName, optionValue)
Argument Definition
optionName

Name of the option to set. See the following table for possible values.

optionValue

Value for the option.

Note: Boolean values can be specified as a String (true, false) or integer (0, 1).


Option Name Used for Description

DomainName

domain creation

Name of the WebLogic domain. By default, the name of the WebLogic domain is derived from the name of the domain directory. For example, for a WebLogic domain saved to c:/Oracle/Middleware/user_projects/domains/myMedrec, the domain name is myMedrec. By setting DomainName, the name of the created domain will be independent of the domain directory name.

JavaHome

domain creation

Home directory for the JVM to be used when starting the server. The default for this option depends on the platform on which you install WebLogic Server.

NodeManagerType

domain creation

The Node Manager type to be used to create a Node Manager for the domain. This option defaults to PerDomainNodeManager.

  • PerDomainNodeManager—if you specify this option, the Node Manager home is predefined within the domain as <domain_name>/nodemanager and you cannot edit the Node Manager home. The Node Manager for each domain can have a different configuration, as determined by the files in this directory.

  • CustomLocationNodeManager—specify this option if you want the Node Manager configuration files to be created in a specific location. The specified directory must be empty.

  • ManualNodeManagerSetup—specify this option if you want to manually set up the Node Manager configuration. If selected, the Node Manager configuration for the domain is ignored, and you must manually configure any required changes to the existing Node Manager configuration.

For more information about Node Manager types, see "Configuring Java Node Manager" in Administering Node Manager for Oracle WebLogic Server

NodeManagerHome

domain creation

Node Manager home is the Node Manager directory to be created for the domain. This option is used only when CustomLocationNodeManager is specified for NodeManagerType.

OverwriteDomain

domain creation

Boolean value specifying whether to allow an existing WebLogic domain to be overwritten. This option defaults to false.

ServerStartMode

domain creation

Mode to use when starting the server for the newly created WebLogic domain. This value can be dev (development) or prod (production). This option defaults to dev.

AllowCasualUpdate

domain upgrade

Boolean value specifying whether to allow a WebLogic domain to be updated without adding an extension template. This option defaults to true.

ReplaceDuplicates

domain upgrade

Boolean value specifying whether to keep original configuration elements in the WebLogic domain or replace the elements with corresponding ones from an extension template when there is a conflict. This option defaults to true.

AppDir

domain creation and domain upgrade

Application directory to be used when a separate directory is desired for applications, as specified by the template. This option defaults to WL_HOME/user_projects/applications/domainname, where WL_HOME specifies the WebLogic Server home directory and domainname specifies the name of the WebLogic domain.

AutoAdjustSubDeploymentTarget

domain creation and domain upgrade

Boolean value specifying whether WLST automatically adjusts targets for the subdeployments of AppDeployments. This option defaults to true. To deactivate this feature, set the option to false and explicitly set the targeting for AppDeployment subdeployments before writing or updating the WebLogic domain or domain template.

AutoDeploy

domain creation and domain upgrade

Boolean value specifying whether to activate auto deployment when a cluster or multiple Managed Servers are created. This option defaults to true. To deactivate this feature, set the option to false on the first line of your script.


Example

The following example sets the AutoDeploy option to false:

wls:/offline> setOption('AutoDeploy', 'false') 

showChanges

Command Category: Editing Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Shows the changes made to the configuration by the current user during the current edit session. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

showChanges([onlyInMemory])
Argument Definition
onlyInMemory

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether to display only the changes that have not yet been saved. This argument defaults to false, indicating that all changes that have been made from the start of the session are displayed.


Example

The following example shows all of the changes made by the current user to the configuration since the start of the current edit session.

wls:/mydomain/edit !> showChanges() 
Changes that are in memory and saved to disc but not yet activated are:

MBean Changed           : com.bea:Name=basicWLSDomain,Type=Domain
Operation Invoked       : add
Attribute Modified      : Machines
Attributes Old Value    : null
Attributes New Value    : Mach1
Server Restart Required : false

MBean Changed           : com.bea:Name=basicWLSDomain,Type=Domain
Operation Invoked       : add
Attribute Modified      : Servers
Attributes Old Value    : null
Attributes New Value    : myserver
Server Restart Required : false

startEdit

Command Category: Editing Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Starts a configuration edit session on behalf of the currently connected user. You must navigate to the edit configuration MBean hierarchy using the edit command before issuing this command. For more information, see edit.

This command must be called prior to invoking any command to modify the WebLogic domain configuration.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Note:

WLST automatically starts an edit session if it detects that there is an edit session that is already in progress by the same user, which may have been started via the Administration Console or another WLST session.

Syntax

startEdit([waitTimeInMillis], [timeoutInMillis], [exclusive])
Argument Definition
waitTimeInMillis

Optional. Time (in milliseconds) that WLST waits until it gets a lock, in the event that another user has a lock. This argument defaults to 0 ms.

timeOutInMillis

Optional. Timeout (in milliseconds) that WLST waits to release the edit lock. This argument defaults to -1 ms, indicating that this edit session never expires.

exclusive

Optional. Specifies whether the edit session should be an exclusive session. If set to true, if the same owner enters the startEdit command, WLST waits until the current edit session lock is released before starting the new edit session. The exclusive lock times out according to the time specified in timeoutInMillis. This argument defaults to false.


Example

The following example saves the edits that have not yet been saved to disk.

wls:/mydomain/edit> startEdit(60000, 120000) 
Starting an edit session ...
Started edit session, please be sure to save and activate your changes once you are done.
wls:/mydomain/edit !>

stopEdit

Command Category: Editing Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Stops the current edit session, releases the edit lock, and discards unsaved changes.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

stopEdit([defaultAnswer])
Argument Definition
defaultAnswer

Optional. Default response, if you would prefer not to be prompted at the command line. Valid values are y and n. This argument defaults to null, and WLST prompts you for a response.


Example

The following example stops the current editing session. WLST prompts for verification before canceling.

wls:/mydomain/edit !> stopEdit() 
Sure you would like to stop your edit session? (y/n)
y 
Edit session has been stopped successfully.
wls:/mydomain/edit>

unassign

Command Category: Editing Commands

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Unassign applications or resources from one or more destinations.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

unassign(sourceType, sourceName, destinationType, destinationName)
Argument Definition
sourceType

Type of configuration bean to be unassigned. This value can be set to one of the following values:

  • AppDeployment

  • Library

  • securityType (such as User)

  • Server

  • service (such as JDBCSystemResource)

  • service.SubDeployment, where service specifies the service type of the SubDeployment (such as JMSSystemResource.SubDeployment); you can also specify nested subdeployments (such as AppDeployment.SubDeployment.SubDeployment)

sourceName

Name of the application or resource to be unassigned. Multiple names can be specified, separated by commas, or you can use the wildcard (*) character to specify all resources of the specified type.

Specify subdeployments using the following format: service.subDeployment, where service specifies the parent service and subDeployment specifies the name of the subdeployment. For example, myJMSResource.myQueueSubDeployment. You can also specify nested subdeployments, such as MedRecEAR.MedRecAppScopedJMS.MedRecJMSServer.

destinationType

Type of destination. Guidelines for setting this value are provided below.

destinationName

Name of the destination. Multiple names can be specified, separated by commas.


Use the following guidelines for setting the sourceType and destinationType:

  • When unassigning application deployments, set the values as follows:

    • sourceType: AppDeployment

    • destinationType: Target

  • When unassigning libraries, set the values as follows:

    • sourceType: Library

    • destinationType: Target

  • When unassigning security types, set the values as follows:

    • sourceType: Name of the security type, such as User

    • destinationType: Name of the destination security type, such as Group

  • When unassigning servers from clusters, set the values as follows:

    • sourceType: Server

    • destinationType: Cluster

  • When unassigning services, set the values as follows:

    • sourceType: Name of the specific server, such as JDBCSystemResource

    • destinationType: Target

  • When unassigning subdeployments, set the values as follows:

    • sourceType: service.SubDeployment, where service specifies the parent of the SubDeployment, such as JMSSystemResource.SubDeployment; you can also specify nested subdeployments (such as AppDeployment.SubDeployment.SubDeployment)

    • destinationType: Target

Example

The following examples:

  • Unassign the servers myServer and myServer2 from the cluster myCluster.

    wls:/offline/medrec> unassign("Server", "myServer,myServer2", "Cluster", "myCluster") 
    
  • Unassign all servers from the cluster myCluster.

    wls:/offline/mydomain> unassign("Server", "*", "Cluster", "myCluster") 
    
  • Unassign the user newUser from the group Monitors.

    wls:/offline/medrec> unassign("User", "newUser", "Group", "Monitors") 
    
  • Unassign the application deployment myAppDeployment from the target server newServer.

    wls:/offline/mydomain> unassign("AppDeployment", "myAppDeployment", "Target", "newServer") 
    
  • Unassign the nested SubDeployment MedRecAppScopedJMS.MedRecJMSServer, which is a child of the AppDeployment AppDeployment, from the target server AdminServer.

    wls:/offline/mydomain> assign('AppDeployment.SubDeployment.SubDeployment',
    'MedRecEAR.MedRecAppScopedJMS.MedRecJMSServer', 'Target','AdminServer') 
    

undo

Command Category: Editing Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Reverts all unsaved or unactivated edits.

You specify whether to revert all unactivated edits (including those that have been saved to disk), or all edits made since the last save operation. This command does not release the edit session.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

undo([unactivatedChanges], [defaultAnswer])
Argument Definition
unactivatedChanges

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether to undo all unactivated changes, including edits that have been saved to disk. This argument defaults to false, indicating that all edits since the last save operation are reverted.

defaultAnswer

Optional. Default response, if you would prefer not to be prompted at the command line. Valid values are y and n. This argument defaults to null, and WLST prompts you for a response.


Example

The following example reverts all changes since the last save operation. WLST prompts for verification before reverting.

wls:/mydomain/edit !> undo() 
Sure you would like to undo your changes? (y/n)
y 
Discarded your in-memory changes successfully.
wls:/mydomain/edit>

The following example reverts all unactivated changes. WLST prompts for verification before reverting.

wls:/mydomain/edit !> undo('true') 
Sure you would like to undo your changes? (y/n)
y 
Discarded all your changes successfully.
wls:/mydomain/edit>

validate

Command Category: Editing Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Validates the changes that have been made but have not yet been saved. This command enables you to verify that all changes are valid before saving them.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

validate()

Example

The following example validates all changes that have been made but have not yet been saved.

wls:/mydomain/edit !> validate() 
Validating changes ...
Validated the changes successfully

Information Commands

Use the WLST information commands, listed in Table 3-8, to interrogate domains, servers, and variables, and provide configuration bean, runtime bean, and WLST-related information.

Table 3-8 Information Commands for WLST Configuration

This command... Enables you to... Use with WLST...

addListener

Add a JMX listener to the specified MBean.

Online

configToScript

Convert an existing server configuration (config directory) to an executable WLST script

Online or Offline

dumpStack

Display stack trace from the last exception that occurred while performing a WLST action, and reset the stack trace.

Online or Offline

dumpVariables

Display all variables used by WLST, including their name and value.

Online or Offline

find

Find MBeans and attributes in the current hierarchy.

Online

getConfigManager

Return the latest ConfigurationManagerBean MBean which manages the change process.

Online

getMBean

Return the MBean by browsing to the specified path.

Online

getMBI

Return the MBeanInfo for the specified MBeanType or the cmo variable.

Online

getPath

Return the MBean path for the specified MBean instance.

Online

listChildTypes

List all the children MBeans that can be created or deleted for the cmo type.

Online

lookup

Look up the specified MBean.

Online

ls

List all child beans and/or attributes for the current configuration or runtime bean.

Online or Offline

man

Display help from MBeanInfo for the current MBean or its specified attribute.

Online

redirect

Redirect WLST output to the specified filename.

Online

removeListener

Remove a listener that was previously defined.

Online

showListeners

Show all listeners that are currently defined.

Online

startRecording

Record all user interactions with WLST; useful for capturing commands to replay.

Online or Offline

state

Returns a map of servers or clusters and their state using Node Manager.

Online

stopRecording

Stop recording WLST commands.

Online or Offline

stopRedirect

Stop redirection of WLST output to a file.

Online or Offline

storeUserConfig

Create a user configuration file and an associated key file.

Online

threadDump

Display a thread dump for the specified server.

Online or Offline

viewMBean

Display information about an MBean, such as the attribute names and values, and operations.

Online

writeIniFile

Convert WLST definitions and method declarations to a Python (.py) file.

Online or Offline


addListener

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Adds a JMX listener to the specified MBean. Any changes made to the MBean are reported to standard out and/or are saved to the specified configuration file.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

addListener(mbean, [attributeNames], [logFile], [listenerName])
Argument Definition
mbean

Name of the MBean or MBean object to listen on.

attributeNames

Optional. Comma-separated list of all attribute names on which you would like to add a JMX listener. This argument defaults to null, and adds a JMX listener for all attributes.

logFile

Optional. Name and location of the log file to which you want to write listener information. This argument defaults to standard out.

listenerName

Optional. Name of the JMX listener. This argument defaults to a WLST-generated name.


Example

The following example defines a JMX listener on the cmo MBean for the Notes and ArchiveConfigurationCount attributes. The listener is named domain-listener and is stored in ./listeners/domain.log.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> addListener(cmo, "Notes,ArchiveConfigurationCount",
"./listeners/domain.log","domain-listener")

configToScript

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Converts an existing server configuration (config directory) to an executable WLST script. You can use the resulting script to re-create the resources on other servers.

The configToScript command creates the following files:

  • A WLST script that contains the commands needed to recreate the configuration.

  • A properties file that contains domain-specific values. You can update the values in this file to create new domains that are similar to the original configuration.

  • A user configuration file and an associated key file to store encrypted attributes. The user configuration file contains the encrypted information. The key file contains a secret key that is used to encrypt and decrypt the encrypted information.

When you run the generated script:

  • If a server is currently running, WLST will try to connect using the values in the properties file and then run the script commands to create the server resources.

  • If no server is currently running, WLST will start a server with the values in the properties file, run the script commands to create the server resources, and shutdown the server. This may cause WLST to exit from the command shell.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

configToScript([configPath], [pyPath], [overwrite], [propertiesFile], [createDeploymentScript])
Argument Definition
configPath

Optional. Path to the domain directory that contains the configuration that you want to convert. This argument defaults to the directory from which you start WLST(./).

pyPath

Optional. Path and filename to which you want to write the converted WLST script. This argument defaults to ./config/config.py.

overwrite

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether the script file should be overwritten if it already exists. This argument defaults to true, indicating that the script file is overwritten.

propertiesFile

Optional. Path to the directory in which you want WLST to write the properties files. This argument defaults to the pathname specified for the scriptPath argument.

createDeploymentScript

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether WLST creates a script that performs deployments only. This argument defaults to false, indicating that a deployment script is not created.


Example

The following example converts the configuration to a WLST script config.py. By default, the configuration file is loaded from ./config, the script file is saved to .config/config.py, and the properties files is saved to .config/config.py.properties.

wls:/offline> configToScript() 
configToScript is loading configuration from c:\Oracle\Middleware
\user_projects\domains\wls\config\config.xml ...
Completed configuration load, now converting resources to wlst script...
configToScript completed successfully
The WLST script is written to c:\Oracle\Middleware
\user_projects\domains\wls\config\config.py
and the properties file associated with this script is written to c:\Oracle\
Middleware\user_projects\domains\wls\config\config.py.properties
wls:/offline>

The following example converts server resources configured in the file c:\Oracle\Middleware\user_projects\domains\mydomain\config directory to a WLST script c:\Oracle\Middleware\myscripts\config.py.

wls:/offline> configToScript('c:/Oracle/Middleware/user_projects/domains
/mydomain','c:/Oracle/Middleware/myscripts') 
configToScript is loading configuration from c:\Oracle\Middleware
\user_projects\domains\mydomain\config\config.xml ...
Completed configuration load, now converting resources to wlst script...
configToScript completed successfully
The WLST script is written to c:\Oracle\Middleware\myscripts\config.py
and the properties file associated with this script is written to 
c:\Oracle\Middlware\mydomain\config.py.properties
wls:/offline>

dumpStack

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Displays the stack trace from the last exception that occurred while performing a WLST action, and resets the stack trace.

If successful, the dumpstack command returns the Throwable object. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

dumpStack()

Example

This example displays the stack trace.

wls:/myserver/serverConfig> dumpStack() 
com.bea.plateng.domain.script.jython.WLSTException: java.lang.reflect.Invocation TargetException
...

dumpVariables

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Displays all the variables used by WLST, including their name and value. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

dumpVariables()

Example

This example displays all the current variables and their values.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> dumpVariables() 
adminHome   weblogic.rmi.internal.BasicRemoteRef - hostID: 
   '-1 108080150904263937S:localhost:[7001,8001,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1]:
   mydomain:AdminServer', oid: '259', channel: 'null'
cmgr   [MBeanServerInvocationHandler]com.bea:Name=ConfigurationManager,
   Type=weblogic.management.mbeanservers.edit.ConfigurationManagerMBean
cmo   [MBeanServerInvocationHandler]com.bea:Name=mydomain,Type=Domain
connected true
domainName mydomain
...
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

find

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Finds MBeans and attributes in the current hierarchy.

WLST returns the pathname to the MBean that stores the attribute and/or attribute type, and its value. If searchInstancesOnly is set to false, this command also searches the MBeanType paths that are not instantiated in the server, but that can be created. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

find([name], [type], [searchInstancesOnly])
Argument Definition
name

Optional. Name of the attribute to find.

type

Optional. Type of the attribute to find.

searchInstancesOnly

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether to search registered instances only or to also search MBeanTypes paths that are not instantiated in the server, but that can be created. This argument defaults to true, indicating only the registered instances will be searched.


Example

The following example searches for an attribute named javaCompiler in the current configuration hierarchy.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> find(name = 'JavaCompiler') 
Finding 'JavaCompiler' in all registered MBean instances ...
/Servers/AdminServer                         JavaCompilerPreClassPath      null
/Servers/AdminServer                       JavaCompiler                  java
/Servers/AdminServer                      JavaCompilerPostClassPath   null
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

The following example searches for an attribute of type JMSRuntime in the current configuration hierarchy.

wls:/mydomain/serverRuntime> find(type='JMSRuntime') 
Finding MBean of type 'JMSRuntime' in all the instances ...
/JMSRuntime/AdminServer.jms
wls:/mydomain/serverRuntime>

The following example searches for an attribute named execute in the current configuration hierarchy. The searchInstancesOnly argument is set to false, indicating to also search MBeanTypes that are not instantiated in the server.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> find(name='execute', searchInstancesOnly='false') 
Finding 'execute' in all registered MBean instances ...
/Servers/AdminServer      ExecuteQueues [Ljavax.management.ObjectName;@1aa7dbc
/Servers/AdminServer       Use81StyleExecuteQueues                       false
Now finding 'execute' in all MBean Types that can be instantiated ...
/Servers                                      ExecuteQueues
/Servers                                      Use81StyleExecuteQueues
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

getConfigManager

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Returns the latest ConfigurationManager MBean, which manages the change process. You can then invoke methods to manage configuration changes across a WebLogic domain. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

getConfigManager()

Example

The following example returns the latest ConfigurationManagerBean MBean and stores it in a cm variable.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> cm=getConfigManager() 
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> cm.getType() 
'weblogic.management.mbeanservers.edit.ConfigurationManagerMBean'

getMBean

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Returns the MBean by browsing to the specified path. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Note:

No exception is thrown if the MBean is not found.

Syntax

getMBean(mbeanPath)
Argument Definition
mbeanPath

Path name to the MBean in the current hierarchy.


Example

The following example returns the MBean specified by the path.

wls:/mydomain/edit !> com=getMBean('Servers/myserver/COM/myserver') 
wls:/mydomain/edit !> com.getType() 
'Server'

getMBI

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Returns the MBeanInfo for the specified MBeanType or the cmo variable. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

getMBI([mbeanType])
Argument Definition
mbeanType

Optional. MBeanType for which the MBeanInfo is displayed.


Example

The following example gets the MBeanInfo for the specified MBeanType and stores it in the variable svrMbi.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> svrMbi=getMBI('weblogic.management.configuration.ServerMBean') 

getPath

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Returns the MBean path for the specified MBean instance or ObjectName for the MBean in the current tree. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

getPath(mbean)
Argument Definition
mbean

MBean instance or ObjectName for the MBean in the current tree for which you want to return the MBean path.


Example

The following example returns the MBean specified by the path.

wls:/mydomain/edit !> path=getPath('com.bea:Name=myserver,Type=Server') 
wls:/mydomain/edit !> print path 
'Servers/myserver'

listChildTypes

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Lists all of the child MBeans that can be created or deleted for the cmo. The cmo variable specifies the configuration bean instance to which you last navigated using WLST. For more information about the cmo variable, see "Changing the Current Management Object" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

listChildTypes([parent])
Argument Definition
parent

Optional. Parent type for which you want the children types listed.


Example

The following example lists the children MBeans that can be created or deleted for the cmo type.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> listChildTypes() 
AppDeployments
BridgeDestinations
CachingRealms
Clusters
...
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

lookup

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Looks up the specified MBean. The MBean must be a child of the current MBean. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

lookup(name, [childMBeanType])
Argument Definition
name

Name of the MBean that you want to lookup.

childMBeanType

Optional. The type of the MBean that you want to lookup.


Example

The following example looks up the specified server, myserver, and stores the returned stub in the sbean variable.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> sbean=lookup('myserver','Server') 
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> sbean.getType() 
'Server'
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

ls

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Lists all of the child beans and/or attributes for the current configuration or runtime bean. You can optionally control the output by specifying an argument. If no argument is specified, the command lists all of the child beans and attributes in the domain. The output is returned as a string.

Notes:

Because WLST offline enables you to access and update the configuration objects that appear in the configuration files only, if you want to view and/or change attribute values for a configuration object that is not already persisted in the configuration files as an XML element, you must first create the configuration object.

Because WLST online caches child beans for performance reasons, an ls() may not return child beans that were created in another process after the initial ls() was issued for the current bean. If a child bean is not present, then cd to the parent directory and then back to refresh the cache.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

By default, the output is returned as a string and is arranged in three columns.

Note:

By default, the ls() function echoes its output so that it appears on the console in which you are running WLST. You can disable this by including the following command in your WLST script:

WLS.setShowLSResult(flag)

flag is a Boolean value. If it is 0 (false), then output from ls() to stdout is disabled and will not appear on the console. If it is set to 1 (true), then output from ls() to stdout is enabled.

  • The first column displays a set of codes that describe the listed item. See Table 3-9.

  • The second column displays the item name.

  • When the item is an attribute, the third column displays the attribute value. If an attribute is encrypted, the third column displays asterisks instead of the value. (See "Writing and Reading Encrypted Configuration Values" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.)

  • When the item is an operation, the third column uses the following pattern to display the operation's return type and input parameters: returnType: parameterType(parameterName)

Table 3-9 ls Command Output Information

Code Description

d

Indicates that the item is a child management object.

As with a directory in a UNIX or Windows file system, you can use the cd command to make the child object the current management object.

r

Indicates that the item is a child management object or an attribute that is readable, assuming that current user has been given read permission by the security realm's policies. (See "Default Security Policies for MBeans" in the MBean Reference for Oracle WebLogic Server.)

w

Indicates that the item is an attribute that is writable, assuming that current user has been given write permission by the security realm's policies. (See "Default Security Policies for MBeans" in the Oracle WebLogic Server MBean Reference.)

x

Indicates that the item is an operation that can be executed, assuming that current user has been given execute permission by the security realm's policies. (See "Default Security Policies for MBeans" in the MBean Reference for Oracle WebLogic Server.)


By default, the output lists all attributes, operations, and child management objects of the current management object. To filter the output or to see a list for a different management object, you can specify a command argument.

Note:

As a performance optimization, when using WLST offline, WebLogic Server does not store most of its default values in the configuration files for the WebLogic domain. In some cases, this optimization prevents entire management objects from being displayed by WLST offline (because WebLogic Server has never written the corresponding XML elements to the domain configuration files). For example, if you never modify the default logging severity level for a WebLogic domain while the domain is active, WLST offline will not display the Log management object for the domain.

If you want to change the default value of attributes whose management object is not displayed by WLST offline, you must first use the create command to create the management object. Then you can cd to the management object and change the attribute value. See create.

Syntax

ls( [ a | c | o ] [ moPath ])

ls( [ moPath ] [returnMap] [ returnType ] [inheritance])
Argument Definition
a

Optional. Displays only the attributes of the specified management object (suppresses the display of other items).

c

Optional. Displays only the child management objects of the specified management object (suppresses the display of other items).

o

Optional. Displays only the operations that can be invoked on the specified management object (suppresses the display of other items).

This argument is only applicable for WLST online.

moPath

Optional. Path name to the management object for which you want to list attributes, operations, and child management objects.

You can specify a pathname that is relative to your current location in the hierarchy or an absolute pathname.

With WLST offline, use the forward-slash character (/) to specify the root of the configuration document.

With WLST online, you can list the contents of MBeans in any management hierarchy (see Tree Commands). Use the following syntax to specify the root of a hierarchy:

root-name:/

For example, to list the root of the server runtime hierarchy:

ls('serverRuntime:/')

If you do not specify this argument, the command lists items for the current management object.

returnMap 

Optional. Boolean value that determines whether the command returns values as a map. This argument defaults to false, which causes this command to return a String.

returnType 

Optional. Controls the output returned in the map. Specify a, c, or o, which filter the output as described at the top of this table.

This argument is valid only if returnMap is set to true. This argument defaults to c.

inheritance

Optional. Boolean value that specifies whether to include inheritance information for each attribute value. If specified, then WLST will identify attribute values that are inherited from a server template by appending the value with an (Inherited) suffix. This argument defaults to false. It can be used only in WLST online mode.

For information about server templates, see "Using Server Configuration Templates" in Understanding Domain Configuration for Oracle WebLogic Server.


Example

The following example displays all of the child configuration beans, and attribute names and values for the examples domain, which has been loaded into memory, in WLST offline mode:

wls:/offline/mydomain > ls() 
dr--   AppDeployments
dr--   BridgeDestinations
dr--   Clusters
dr--   CustomResources
dr--   DeploymentConfiguration
dr--   Deployments
dr--   EmbeddedLDAP
dr--   ErrorHandlings
dr--   FileStores
dr--   InternalAppDeployments
dr--   InternalLibraries
dr--   JDBCDataSourceFactories
dr--   JDBCStores
dr--   JDBCSystemResources
dr--   JMSBridgeDestinations
dr--   JMSInteropModules
dr--   JMSServers
dr--   JMSSystemResources
dr--   JMX
...
wls:/offline/examples>

The following example displays all the attribute names and values in DomainMBean:

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> ls('a') 
-r--   AdminServerName                              AdminServer
-r--   AdministrationMBeanAuditingEnabled           false
-r--   AdministrationPort                           9002
-r--   AdministrationPortEnabled                    false
-r--   AdministrationProtocol                       t3s
-r--   ArchiveConfigurationCount                    0
-r--   ClusterConstraintsEnabled                    false
-r--   ConfigBackupEnabled                          false
-r--   ConfigurationAuditType                       none
-r--   ConfigurationVersion                         9.0.0.0
-r--   ConsoleContextPath                           console
-r--   ConsoleEnabled                               true
-r--   ConsoleExtensionDirectory                    console-ext
-r--   DomainVersion                                9.0.0.0
-r--   LastModificationTime                         0
-r--   Name                                         basicWLSDomain
-r--   Notes                                        null
-r--   Parent                                       null
-r--   ProductionModeEnabled                        false
-r--   RootDirectory                                .
-r--   Type                                         Domain
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

The following example displays all of the child beans and attribute names and values in Servers MBean:

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> ls('Servers') 
dr--   AdminServer

The following example displays the attribute names and values for the specified MBean path and returns the information in a map:

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> svrAttrList = ls('edit:/Servers/myserver', 'true', 'a')
-rw-   AcceptBacklog                                50
-rw-   AdminReconnectIntervalSeconds                10
-rw-   AdministrationPort                           9002
-rw-   AdministrationProtocol                       t3s
-rw-   AutoKillIfFailed                             false
-rw-   AutoMigrationEnabled                         false
-rw-   AutoRestart                                  true
-rw-   COMEnabled                                   false
-rw-   ClasspathServletDisabled                     false
-rw-   ClientCertProxyEnabled                       false
-rw-   Cluster                                      null
-rw-   ClusterRuntime                               null
-rw-   ClusterWeight                                100
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

The following command shows the output of ls() for the server server1, which inherits the RestartIntervalSeconds and RestartMax attributes from a defined server template:

wls:/domain1/serverConfig/Servers> ls('new_ManagedServer_1','true','a','true')

-r--   AcceptBacklog                                300
.
.
.
-r--   RestartIntervalSeconds (Inherited)           3000
-r--   RestartMax (Inherited)                          5
.
.
.
-r--   XMLRegistry                                  null
 
wls:/domain1/serverConfig/Servers> 

man

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Displays help from MBeanInfo for the current MBean or its specified attribute. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

man([a | c | o | attrName])
Argument Definition
a

Optional. Displays help for all the attributes for the current MBean.

c

Optional. Displays help for all the child configuration beans that are contained in the current MBean.

o

Optional. Displays help for all operations that can be invoked on the current MBean.

attrName

Optional. MBean attribute name for which you would like to display help. If not specified, WLST displays help for the current MBean.


Example

The following example displays help from MBeanInfo for the ServerMBean bean.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> man('Servers') 
dynamic : true
creator : createServer
destroyer : destroyServer
description : <p>Returns the ServerMBeans representing the servers that have been 
configured to be part of this domain.</p>
descriptorType : Attribute
Name : Servers
interfaceClassName : [Lweblogic.management.configuration.ServerMBean;
displayName : Servers
relationship : containment

redirect

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Redirects WLST information, error, and debug messages to the specified filename. Also redirects the output of the dumpStack() and dumpVariables() commands to the specified filename.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

redirect(outputFile, [toStdOut])
Argument Definition
outputFile

Name of the file to which you want to record the WLST commands. The filename can be absolute or relative to the directory from which you started WLST.

toStdOut

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether the output should be sent to stdout. This argument defaults to true, indicating that the output will be sent to stdout.


Example

The following example begins redirecting WLST output to the logs/wlst.log file:

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> redirect('./logs/wlst.log') 

removeListener

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Removes a previously defined listener. If you do not specify an argument, WLST removes all listeners defined for all MBeans. For information about setting a listener, see addListener.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

removeListener([mbean], [listenerName])
Argument Definition
mbean

Optional. Name of the MBean or MBean object for which you want to remove the previously defined listeners.

listenerName

Optional. Name of the listener to be removed.


Example

The following example removes the listener named mylistener.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> removeListener(listenerName="mylistener") 

showListeners

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Shows all currently defined listeners. For information about setting a listener, see addListener.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

showListeners()

Example

The following example shows all listeners that are currently defined.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> showListeners() 

startRecording

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Records all user interactions with WLST. This command is useful for capturing commands for replay.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

This command cannot be used when you are importing WLST as a Jython module, as described in "Importing WLST as a Jython Module" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

Syntax

startRecording(recordFile, [recordAll])
Argument Definition
recordFile

Name of the file to which you want to record the WLST commands. The filename can be absolute or relative to the directory from which you invoked WLST.

recordAll

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether to capture all user interactions in the file. This argument defaults to false, indicating that only WLST commands are captured, and not WLST command output.


Example

The following example begins recording WLST commands in the record.py file:

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> startRecording('c:/myScripts/record.py') 
Starting recording to c:/myScripts/record.py
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

state

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Using Node Manager, returns a map of servers, clusters, or system components and their state. Node Manager must be running.

For more information about server states, see "Understanding Server Life Cycle" in Administering Server Startup and Shutdown for Oracle WebLogic Server.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

state(name, [type])
Argument Definition
name

Name of the server, cluster, or system component for which you want to retrieve the current state.

type

Optional. Type is Server, Cluster, or SystemComponent. If not specified, WLST will look for a server, cluster, or system component with the specified name.


Example

The following example returns the state of the Managed Server, managed1.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> state('managed1','Server') 
Current state of "managed1": SUSPENDED 
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

The following example returns the state of the cluster, mycluster. The optional type argument is excluded.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> state('mycluster') 
There are 3 server(s) in cluster: mycluster

States of the servers are
MServer1---SHUTDOWN
MServer2---SHUTDOWN
MServer3---SHUTDOWN
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

stopRecording

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Stops recording WLST commands. For information about starting a recording, see startRecording.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

stopRecording()

Example

The following example stops recording WLST commands.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> stopRecording() 
Stopping recording to c:\myScripts\record.py
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

stopRedirect

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

If redirection is in progress, stops the redirection of WLST output to a file.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

stopRedirect()

Example

The following example stops the redirection of WLST output to a file:

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> stopRedirect() 
WLST output will not be redirected to myfile.txt any more

storeUserConfig

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Creates a user configuration file and an associated key file. The user configuration file contains an encrypted username and password. The key file contains a secret key that is used to encrypt and decrypt the username and password.

Only the key file that originally encrypted the username and password can be used to decrypt the values. If you lose the key file, you must create a new user configuration and key file pair.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

storeUserConfig([userConfigFile], [userKeyFile], [nm])
Argument Definition
userConfigFile

Optional. Name of the file to store the user configuration. The pathname can be absolute or relative to the file-system directory from which you started WLST.

If you do not specify this argument, the command stores the file in your home directory as determined by your JVM. The location of the home directory depends on the SDK and type of operating system on which WLST is running. The default filename is based on the following pattern:

username-WebLogicConfig.properties

where username is the user name that you used to log in to the operating system.

The command also prints to standard out the location in which it created the file.

userKeyFile

Optional. Name of the file to store the key information that is associated with the user configuration file that you specify. The pathname can be absolute or relative to the file-system directory from which you started WLST.

If you do not specify this argument, the command stores the file in your home directory as determined by your JVM. The location of the home directory depends on the SDK and type of operating system on which WLST is running. The default filename is based on the following pattern:

username-WebLogicKey.properties

where username is the user name that you used to log in to the operating system.

The command also prints to standard out the location in which it created the file.

nm

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether to store the username and password for Node Manager. If set to true, the Node Manager username and password is stored. This argument defaults to false.


Example

The following example creates and stores a user configuration file and key file in the default location.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>  storeUserConfig() 
Creating the key file can reduce the security of your system if it is not kept in 
a secured location after it is created. Do you want to create the key file? y or n
y 
The username and password that were used for this current WLS connection are 
stored in C:\Documents and Settings\pat\pat-WebLogicConfig.properties 
and C:\Documents and Settings\pat\pat-WebLogicKey.properties.

The following example creates and stores a user configuration file and key file in the specified locations.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>  storeUserConfig('c:/myFiles/myuserconfigfile.secure', 'c:/myFiles/myuserkeyfile.secure') 
Creating the key file can reduce the security of your system if it is not kept in 
a secured location after it is created. Do you want to create the key file? y or n
y 
The username and password that were used for this current WLS connection are 
stored in c:/myFiles/mysuserconfigfile.secure and c:/myFiles/myuserkeyfile.secure
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

threadDump

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Displays a thread dump for the specified server. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

threadDump([writeToFile], [fileName], [serverName])
Argument Definition
writeToFile

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether to save the output to a file. This argument defaults to true, indicating that output is saved to a file.

fileName

Optional. Name of the file to which the output is written. The filename can be absolute or relative to the directory where WLST is running. This argument defaults to Thread_Dump_serverName file, where serverName indicates the name of the server. This argument is valid only if writeToFile is set to true.

serverName

Optional. Server name for which the thread dump is requested. This argument defaults to the server to which WLST is connected.

If you are connected to an Administration Server, you can display a thread dump for the Administration Server and any Managed Server that is running in the WebLogic domain. If you are connected to a Managed Server, you can only display a thread dump for that Managed Server.


Example

The following example displays the thread dump for the current server and saves the output to the Thread_Dump_serverName file.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> threadDump() 

The following example displays the thread dump for the server managedServer. The information is not saved to a file.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> threadDump(writeToFile='false', serverName='managedServer') 

viewMBean

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Displays information about an MBean, such as the attribute names and values, and operations. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

viewMBean(mbean)
Argument Definition
mbean

MBean for which you want to display information.


Example

The following example displays information about the current MBean, cmo.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> cmo.getType() 
'Domain'
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> viewMBean(cmo) 
Attribute Names and Values
--------------------------
XMLEntityCaches   null
Targets   javax.management.ObjectName[com.bea
:Name=MedRecJMSServer,Type=JMSServer,
   com.bea:Name=WSStoreForwardInternalJMSServerMedRecServer,Type=JMSServer, 
   com.bea:Name=MedRecWseeJMSServer,Type=JMSServer,
   com.bea:Name=PhysWSEEJMSServer,Type=JMSServer, 
   com.bea:Name=MedRecSAFAgent,Type=SAFAgent, 
   com.bea:Name=AdminServer,Type=Server]
RootDirectory                                .
EmbeddedLDAP                          com.bea:Name=OOTB_medrec,Type=EmbeddedLDAP
RemoteSAFContexts  null
Libraries   javax.management.ObjectName[com.bea
...
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

writeIniFile

Command Category: Information Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Converts WLST definitions and method declarations to a Python (.py) file to enable advanced users to import them as a Jython module. After importing, the definitions and method declarations are available to other Jython modules and can be accessed directly using Jython syntax. For more information, see "Importing WLST as a Jython Module" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

writeIniFile(filePath)
Argument Definition
filePath

Full pathname to the file that you want to save the converted information.


Example

The following example converts WLST to a Python file named wl.py.

wls:/offline> writeIniFile("wl.py") 
The Ini file is successfully written to wl.py
wls:/offline> 

Life Cycle Commands

Use the WLST life cycle commands, listed in Table 3-10, to manage the life cycle of a server instance.

For more information about the life cycle of a server instance, see "Understanding Server Life Cycle" in Administering Server Startup and Shutdown for Oracle WebLogic Server.

Table 3-10 Life Cycle Commands for WLST Configuration

This command... Enables you to... Use with WLST...

migrate

Migrate services to a target server within a cluster.

Online

resume

Resume a server instance that is suspended or in ADMIN state.

Online

shutdown

Gracefully shut down a running server instance, cluster, or system component.

Online

softRestart

Restart a system component server instance.

Online

start

Start a Managed Server instance or a cluster using Node Manager.

Online

startServer

Start the Administration Server.

Online or Offline

suspend

Suspend a running server.

Online


migrate

Command Category: Life Cycle Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Migrates the specified services (JTA, JMS, or Server) to a targeted server within a cluster. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

For information about migrating services, see "Service Migration" in Administering Clusters for Oracle WebLogic Server.

Syntax

migrate(sname, destinationName, [sourceDown], [destinationDown], [migrationType])
Argument Definition
sname

Name of the server from which the services should be migrated.

destinationName

Name of the machine or server to which you want to migrate the services.

sourceDown

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether the source server is down. This argument defaults to true, indicating that the source server is not running.

When migrating JTA services, the sourceDown argument is ignored, if specified, and defaults to true. The source server must be down in order for the migration of JTA services to succeed.

destinationDown

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether the destination server is down. This argument defaults to false, indicating that the destination server is running.

If the destination is not running, and you do not set this argument to true, WLST returns a MigrationException.

When migrating JMS-related services to a non-running server instance, the server instance will activate the JMS services upon the next startup. When migrating the JTA Transaction Recovery Service to a non-running server instance, the target server instance will assume recovery services when it is started.

migrationType

Optional. Type of service(s) that you want to migrate. Valid values include:

  • jms—Migrate JMS-related services (JMS server, SAF agent, path service, and the WebLogic persistent store) only.

  • jta—Migrate JTA services only.

  • server—Migrate Server services only.

  • all—Migrate all JTA and JMS services.

This argument defaults to all.


Example

The following example migrates all JMS and JTA services on server1 to the server server2. The boolean arguments specify that the source server is down and the destination server is running.

wls:/mydomain/edit !> migrate('server1','server2', 'true', 'false', 'all') 
Migrating all JMS and JTA services from 'server1' to destination 'server2' ...
wls:/mydomain/edit !>

The following example migrates all Server services on server1 to the server server2. The boolean arguments specify that the source server is down and the destination server is running.

wls:/mydomain/edit !> migrate('server1','server2', 'true', 'false', 'Server') 
Migrating singleton server services from 'server1' to machine 'server2'...
wls:/mydomain/edit !>

resume

Command Category: Life Cycle Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Resumes a server instance that is suspended or in ADMIN state. This command moves a server to the RUNNING state. For more information about server states, see "Understanding Server Life Cycle" in Administering Server Startup and Shutdown for Oracle WebLogic Server.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

resume([sname], [block])
Argument Definition
sname

Name of the server to resume. This argument defaults to the server to which WLST is currently connected.

block

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether WLST should block user interaction until the server is resumed. This argument defaults to false, indicating that user interaction is not blocked. In this case, WLST returns control to the user after issuing the command and assigns the task MBean associated with the current task to a variable that you can use to check its status. If you are importing WLST as a Jython module, as described in "Importing WLST as a Jython Module" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool, block is always set to true.


Example

The following example resumes a Managed Server instance.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> resume('managed1', block='true') 
Server 'managed1' resumed successfully.
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

shutdown

Command Category: Life Cycle Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Gracefully shuts down a running server instance, cluster, or system component. The shutdown command waits for all the in-process work to be completed before shutting down the server, cluster, or system component.

You shut down a server to which WLST is connected by entering the shutdown command without any arguments.

When connected to a Managed Server instance, you only use the shutdown command to shut down the Managed Server instance to which WLST is connected; you cannot shut down another server while connected to a Managed Server instance.

WLST uses Node Manager to shut down a Managed Server. When shutting down a Managed Server, Node Manager must be running. WLST must be connected to the Administration Server to shut down a system component.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

shutdown([name], [entityType], [ignoreSessions], [timeOut], [force], [block], [properties])
Argument Definition
name

Optional. Name of the server, cluster, or system component to shut down. This argument defaults to the server to which WLST is currently connected.

entityType

Optional. Type, Server, Cluster, or SystemComponent. If not specified, WLST will look for a server, cluster, or system component with the specified name.

ignoreSessions

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether WLST should drop all HTTP sessions immediately or wait for HTTP sessions to complete or timeout while shutting down. This argument defaults to false, indicating that all HTTP sessions must complete or timeout.

timeOut

Optional. Time (in seconds) that WLST waits for subsystems to complete in-process work and suspend themselves before shutting down the server. This argument defaults to 0 seconds, indicating that there is no timeout.

force

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether WLST should terminate a server instance or a cluster without waiting for the active sessions to complete. This argument defaults to false, indicating that all active sessions must complete before shutdown.

block

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether WLST should block user interaction until the server is shutdown. This argument defaults to true, indicating that user interaction is blocked until the operation completes. If set to false, WLST returns control to the user after issuing the command and assigns the task MBean associated with the current task to a variable that you can use to check its status. If you are importing WLST as a Jython module, as described in "Importing WLST as a Jython Module" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool, block is always set to true.

properties

Optional. Applies only if entityType is SystemComponent. Properties value specifying properties to pass to the system component.


Example

The following example instructs WLST to shutdown the server to which you are connected:

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> shutdown() 
Shutting down the admin server that you are currently connected to .......
Disconnected from weblogic server: AdminServer

The following example instructs WLST to wait 1000 seconds for HTTP sessions to complete or timeout (at 1000 seconds) before shutting down myserver:

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> shutdown('myserver','Server','false',1000, block='false') 

The following example instructs WLST to drop all HTTP sessions immediately while connected to a Managed Server instance:

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> shutdown('MServer1','Server','true',1200) 
Shutting down a managed server that you are connected to ...
Disconnected from weblogic server: MServer1

The following example instructs WLST to shutdown the cluster mycluster:

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> shutdown('mycluster','Cluster') 
Shutting down the cluster with name mycluster
Shutdown of cluster mycluster has been issued, please 
refer to the logs to check if the cluster shutdown is successful.
Use the state(<server-name>) or state(<cluster-name>,"Cluster")
to check the status of the server or cluster
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> state('mycluster','Cluster') 
There are 3 server(s) in cluster: mycluster

States of the servers are
MServer1---SHUTDOWN
MServer2---SHUTDOWN
MServer3---SHUTDOWN
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

softRestart

Command Category: Life Cycle Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Restarts a running system component. WLST must be connected to the Administration Server to restart a system component.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

softRestart(name, [block], [properties])
Argument Definition
name

Name of the system component to restart.

block

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether WLST should block user interaction until the server is restarted. This argument defaults to true, indicating that user interaction is blocked until the operation completes. If set to false, WLST returns control to the user after issuing the command and assigns the task MBean associate with the current task to a variable that you can use to check its status. If you are importing WLST as a Jython module, as described in "Importing WLST as a Jython Module" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool, block is always set to true.

properties

Optional. Properties value specifying properties to pass to the system component.


Example

The following example restarts a system component call ohs1.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> softRestart('ohs1', block='true') 
Restarting the system component with name ohs1 ...
System component with name ohs1 restarted successfully
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

start

Command Category: Life Cycle Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Starts a Managed Server instance, cluster, or system component using Node Manager. WLST must be connected to the Administration Server. If only starting Managed Servers then WLST can just be connected to the Node Manager.

For more information about WLST commands used to connect to and use Node Manager, see Node Manager Commands.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

start(name, [type], [url], [block], [properties])
Argument Definition
name

Name of the Managed Server, cluster, or system component to start.

type

Optional. Type is Server, Cluster, or SystemComponent. If not specified, WLST will look for a server, cluster, or system component with the specified name.

url

Optional. Listen address and listen port of the server instance, specified using the following format: [protocol://]listen-address:listen-port. If not specified, this argument defaults to t3://localhost:7001. This is ignored if type Cluster or SystemComponent is specified.

block

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether WLST should block user interaction until the server or cluster is started. This argument defaults to true, indicating that user interaction is blocked until the operation completes. If set to false, WLST returns control to the user after issuing the command and assigns the task MBean associated with the current task to a variable that you can use to check its status. If you are importing WLST as a Jython module, as described "Importing WLST as a Jython Module" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool, block is always set to true.

properties

Optional. Applies only if type is SystemComponent. Properties value specifying properties to pass to the system component.


Example

The following example instructs Node Manager to start a Managed Server instance; the listen address is localhost and listen port is 8801. WLST returns control to the user after issuing this command, as block is set to false.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> start('myserver', 'Server', block='false') 
Starting server myserver ...
The server start status task for server myserver is assigned to variable
myserverTask
You can call the getStatus(), getError(), getDescription() or isRunning()
methods on this variable to determine the status of your server start
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

The following example instructs Node Manager to start a cluster. WLST block user interaction until the cluster is started, as block defaults to true.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> start('mycluster', 'Cluster') 
Starting the following servers in Cluster, mycluster: MS1, MS2, MS3...
......................................................................
All servers in the cluster mycluster are started successfully.
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

startServer

Command Category: Life Cycle Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Starts the Administration Server. In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Note:

You can use startServer only to start a WebLogic Administration Server, by running WLST from the MW_HOME/oracle_common/common/bin directory. You cannot use startServer to start an integrated WebLogic Administration Server (that is, an Administration Server for a Fusion Middleware Suite product installed in an ORACLE_HOME directory).

To start the Administration server for a Fusion Middleware Suite product other than WebLogic Server, use either of the following methods:

  • Execute the server startup script for the associated WebLogic domain.

  • Start the server using Node Manager. If you use this method, make sure that the startScriptEnabled property is set to true in Node Manager.

Syntax

startServer([adminServerName], [domainName], [url], [username], [password],
[domainDir], [block], [timeout], [serverLog], [systemProperties], [jvmArgs] [spaceAsJvmArgsDelimiter])
Argument Definition
adminServerName

Optional. Name of the Administration Server to start. This argument defaults to myserver.

domainName

Optional. Name of the WebLogic domain to which the Administration Server belongs. This argument defaults to mydomain.

url

Optional. URL of the Administration Server. The URL supplied with the startServer command will override the listen address and port specified in the config.xml file. If not specified on the command line or in the config.xml file, this argument defaults to t3://localhost:7001.

username

Optional. Username used to connect WLST to the server.

password

Optional. Password used to connect WLST to the server.

domainDir

Optional. Domain directory in which the Administration Server is being started. This argument defaults to the directory from which you started WLST.

block

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether WLST blocks user interaction until the server is started. When block is set to false, WLST returns control to the user after issuing the command. This argument defaults to true, indicating that user interaction is blocked. If you are importing WLST as a Jython module, as described in "Importing WLST as a Jython Module" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool, block is always set to true.

timeout

Optional. Time (in milliseconds) that WLST waits for the server to start before canceling the operation. The default value is 60000 milliseconds. This argument is only applicable when block is set to true.

serverLog

Optional. Location of the server log file. This argument defaults to stdout.

systemProperties

Optional. System properties to pass to the server process. System properties should be specified as comma-separated name-value pairs, and the name-value pairs should be separated by equals sign (=).

jvmArgs

Optional. JVM arguments to pass to the server process. Multiple arguments can be specified, separated by commas.

spaceAsJvmArgsDelimiter

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether JVM arguments are space delimited. The default value is false.


Example

The following example starts the Administration Server named demoServer in the demoDomain.

wls:/offline> startServer('demoServer','demoDomain','t3://localhost:8001',
'myweblogic','wlstdomain','c:/mydomains/wlst','false', 60000, 
jvmArgs='-XX:MaxPermSize=75m, -Xmx512m, -XX:+UseParallelGC')
wls:/offline>

suspend

Command Category: Life Cycle Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Suspends a running server. This command moves a server from the RUNNING state to the ADMIN state. For more information about server states, see "Understanding Server Life Cycle" in Administering Server Startup and Shutdown for Oracle WebLogic Server.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

suspend([sname], [ignoreSessions], [timeOut], [force], [block])
Argument Definition
sname

Optional. Name of the server to suspend. The argument defaults to the server to which WLST is currently connected.

ignoreSessions

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether WLST should drop all HTTP sessions immediately or wait for HTTP sessions to complete or time out while suspending. This argument defaults to false, indicating that HTTP sessions must complete or time out.

timeOut

Optional. Time (in seconds) the WLST waits for the server to complete in-process work before suspending the server. This argument defaults to 0 seconds, indicating that there is no timeout.

force

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether WLST should suspend the server without waiting for active sessions to complete. This argument defaults to false, indicating that all active sessions must complete before suspending the server.

block

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether WLST blocks user interaction until the server is started. This argument defaults to false, indicating that user interaction is not blocked. In this case, WLST returns control to the user after issuing the command and assigns the task MBean associated with the current task to a variable that you can use to check its status. If you are importing WLST as a Jython module, as described in "Importing WLST as a Jython Module" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool, block is always set to true.


Example

The following example suspends a Managed Server instance:

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> suspend('managed1') 
Server 'managed1' suspended successfully.
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

Node Manager Commands

Use the WLST Node Managers commands, listed in Table 3-11, to start, shut down, restart, and monitor WebLogic Server instances.

Note:

Node Manager must be running before you can execute the commands within this category.

For more information about Node Manager, see "Using Node Manager" in the Administering Node Manager for Oracle WebLogic Server.

Table 3-11 Node Manager Commands for WLST Configuration

This command... Enables you to... Use with WLST...

nm

Determine whether WLST is connected to Node Manager.

Online

nmConnect

Connect WLST to Node Manager to establish a session.

Online or Offline

nmDisconnect

Disconnect WLST from a Node Manager session.

Online or Offline

nmEnroll

Enables the Node Manager on the current computer to manage servers in a specified WebLogic domain.

Online

nmGenBootStartupProps

Generates the Node Manager property files, boot.properties and startup.properties, for the specified server.

Online

nmKill

Kill the specified server instance that was started with Node Manager.

Online or Offline

nmLog

Return the Node Manager log.

Online or Offline

nmServerLog

Return the server output log of the server that was started with Node Manager.

Online or Offline

nmServerStatus

Return the status of the server that was started with Node Manager.

Online or Offline

nmSoftRestart

Restart the specified System Component server instance.

Online or Offline

nmStart

Start a server in the current WebLogic domain using Node Manager.

Online or Offline

nmVersion

Return the Node Manager server version.

Online or Offline

startNodeManager

Starts Node Manager on the same computer that is running WLST.

Online or Offline

stopNodeManager

Stops Node Manager.

Online or Offline


nm

Command Category: Node Manager Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Determines whether WLST is connected to Node Manager. Returns true or false and prints a descriptive message. Node Manager must be running before you can execute this command.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

nm()

Example

The following example indicates that WLST is currently connected to Node Manager that is monitoring mydomain.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> nm() 
Currently connected to Node Manager that is monitoring the domain "mydomain"
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

The following example indicates that WLST is not currently connected to Node Manager.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> nm() 
Not connected to any Node Manager
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

nmConnect

Command Category: Node Manager Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Connects WLST to Node Manager to establish a session. After connecting to Node Manager, you can invoke any Node Manager commands via WLST. Node Manager must be running before you can execute this command.

Note:

If you have previously used the connect command in the current WLST session, nmconnect uses the same user credentials as were used for the connect command, unless you specify otherwise.

Once connected, the WLST prompt displays as follows, where domainName indicates the name of the WebLogic domain that is being managed: wls:/nm/domainName>. If you then connect WLST to a WebLogic Server instance, the prompt is changed to reflect the WebLogic Server instance. You can use the nm command to determine whether WLST is connected to Node Manager, as described in nm.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

nmConnect(username, password, [host], [port], [domainName], [domainDir] [nmType], [verbose])

nmConnect([userConfigFile, userKeyFile], [host], [port], [domainName], [domainDir], [nmType], [verbose])
Argument Definition
username

Username of the operator who is connecting WLST to Node Manager.

Note: When running a server in production mode, you must specify the username and password explicitly on the command line to ensure that the appropriate username and password are used when connecting to Node Manager.

password

Password of the operator who is connecting WLST to Node Manager.

Note: When running a server in production mode, you must specify the username and password explicitly on the command line to ensure that the appropriate username and password are used when connecting to Node Manager.

host

Optional. Host name of Node Manager. This argument defaults to localhost.

port

Optional. Port number of Node Manager. This argument defaults to a value that is based on the Node Manager type, as follows:

  • For plain type, defaults to 5556

  • For rsh type, defaults to 514

  • For ssh type, defaults to 22

  • For ssl type, defaults to 5556

domainName

Optional. Name of the WebLogic domain that you want to manage. This argument defaults to mydomain.

domainDir

Optional. Path or directory of the domain on the remote node. This argument defaults to the directory in which WLST was started.

nmType

The Node Manager type. Valid values are:

  • plain for plain socket Java-based implementation

    Note: If you specify plain for nmType, you must manually set the SecureListener parameter in nodemanager.properties to false. Otherwise, the nmConnect command will fail.

  • rsh for RSH implementation

  • ssh for script-based SSH implementation

  • ssl for Java-based SSL implementation

This argument defaults to ssl.

verbose

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether WLST connects to Node Manager in verbose mode. This argument defaults to false, disabling verbose mode.

userConfigFile

Optional. Name and location of a user configuration file which contains an encrypted username and password.

When you create a user configuration file, the storeUserConfig command uses a key file to encrypt the username and password. Only the key file that encrypts a user configuration file can decrypt the username and password. (See storeUserConfig.)

userKeyFile

Optional. Name and location of the key file that is associated with the specified user configuration file and is used to decrypt it. (See storeUserConfig.)


Example

The following example connects WLST to Node Manager to monitor the oamdomain domain using the default host and port numbers and plain Node Manager type.

wls:/myserver/serverConfig> nmConnect('username', 'password, 'localhost',
'5555', 'oamdomain', 'c:/Oracle/Middleware/user_projects/domains/oamdomain','ssl') 
Connecting to Node Manager Server ... 
Successfully connected to Node Manager.
wls:/nm/oamdomain>

The following example connects WLST to a Node Manager Server instance using a user configuration and key file to provide user credentials.

wls:/myserver/serverConfig> nmConnect(userConfigFile='
c:/myfiles/myuserconfigfile.secure', 
userKeyFile='c:/myfiles/myuserkeyfile.secure', 
host='172.18.137.82', port=26106, domainName='mydomain', 
domainDir='c:/myfiles/mydomain', nmType='ssl') 
Connecting to Node Manager Server ...
Successfully connected to Node Manager.
wls:/nm/mydomain>

nmDisconnect

Command Category: Node Manager Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

WLST must be connected to Node Manager to run this command.

Description

Disconnects WLST from a Node Manager session.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

nmDisconnect()

Example

The following example disconnects WLST from a Node Manager session.

wls:/nm/oamdomain> nmDisconnect() 
Successfully disconnected from Node Manager
wls:/myserver/serverConfig>

nmEnroll

Command Category: Node Manager Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Enrolls the machine on which WLST is currently running. WLST must be connected to an Administration Server to run this command; WLST does not need to be connected to Node Manager.

This command downloads the following files from the Administration Server:

  • Node Manager secret file (nm_password.properties), which contains the encrypted username and password that is used for server authentication.

  • SerializedSystemIni.dat file.

This command also updates the nodemanager.domains file, under the NodeManagerHome directory, with the domain information. For the Java-based Node Manager, this file is typically located under ORACLE_HOME\user_projects\domains\domain_name\nodemanager. For the script-based Node Manager, this file's default location is WL_HOME/common/nodemanager, where WL_HOME is the location in which you installed WebLogic Server, for example, ORACLE_HOME/wlserver.

You must run this command once per WebLogic domain per machine unless that domain shares the root directory of the Administration Server.

If the machine is already enrolled when you run this command, the Node Manager secret file (nm_password.properties) is refreshed with the latest information from the Administration Server.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

nmEnroll([domainDir], [nmHome])
Argument Definition
domainDir

Optional. Path or directory of the domain on the remote node. This argument defaults to the directory in which WLST was started.

nmHome

Optional. Path to the Node Manager home. The nodemanager.domains file, containing the domain information, is written to this directory. This argument defaults to WL_HOME/common/nodemanager, where WL_HOME refers to the top-level installation directory for WebLogic Server.


Example

The following example enrolls the current machine with Node Manager and saves the Node Manager secret file (nm_password properties) and SerializedSystemIni.dat file to c:/Oracle/Middleware/mydomain/common/nodemanager/nm_password.properties. The nodemanager.domains file is written to WL_HOME/common/nodemanager by default.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> nmEnroll('c:/Oracle/Middleware/mydomain/common/nodemanager') 
Enrolling this machine with the domain directory at c:\Oracle\Middleware\mydomain\common\nodemanager....
Successfully enrolled this machine with the domain directory at C:\Oracle\Middleware\mydomain\common\nodemanager
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

nmGenBootStartupProps

Command Category: Node Manager Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Generates the Node Manager property files, boot.properties and startup.properties, for the specified server. The Node Manager property files are stored relative to the root directory of the specified server. The target root directory must be on the same machine on which you are running the command.

You must specify the name of a server; otherwise, the command will fail.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

nmGenBootStartupProps(serverName)
Argument Definition
serverName

Name of the server for which Node Manager property files are generated.


Example

The following example generates boot.properties and startup.properties in the root directory of the specified server, ms1.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> nmGenBootStartupProps('ms1') 
Successfully generated boot.properties at 
c:\Oracle\Middleware\mydomain\servers\ms1\data\nodemanager\boot.properties
Successfully generated startup.properties at 
c:\Oracle\Middleware\mydomain\servers\ms1\data\nodemanager\startup.properties
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

nmKill

Command Category: Node Manager Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

WLST must be connected to Node Manager to run this command.

Description

Kills the specified server instance that was started with Node Manager.

If you do not specify a server name using the serverName argument, the argument defaults to myServer, which must match your server name or the command will fail.

If you attempt to kill a server instance that was not started using Node Manager, the command displays an error.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

nmKill([serverName], [serverType], [pluginProps])
Argument Definition
serverName

Optional. Name of the server to be killed. This argument defaults to myserver.

serverType

Optional. The type of server to kill. This argument defaults to WebLogic. Another valid option is Coherence.

pluginProps

Optional. The properties to use to kill the server. Defaults to None. Only relevant to plugin-handling system components.


Example

The following example kills the server named oamserver.

wls:/nm/oamdomain> nmKill('oamserver') 
Killing server 'oamserver' ...
Server oamServer killed successfully.
wls:/nm/oamdomain>

nmLog

Command Category: Node Manager Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

WLST must be connected to Node Manager to run this command.

Description

Returns the Node Manager log.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

nmLog([writer])
Argument Definition
writer

Optional. java.io.Writer object to which you want to stream the log output. This argument defaults to the WLST writer stream.


Example

The following example displays the Node Manager log.

wls:/nm/oamdomain> nmLog() 
Successfully retrieved the Node Manager log and written.
wls:/nm/oamdomain>

nmServerLog

Command Category: Node Manager Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

WLST must be connected to Node Manager to run this command.

Description

Returns the server output log of the server that was started with Node Manager.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

nmServerLog([serverName], [writer], [serverType])
Argument Definition
serverName

Optional. Name of the server for which you want to display the server output log. This argument defaults to myserver.

writer

Optional. java.io.Writer object to which you want to stream the log output. This argument defaults to the WLSTInterpreter standard out, if not specified.

serverType

Optional. The type of server to start. This argument defaults to WebLogic. Another valid option is Coherence.


Example

The following example displays the server output log for the oamserver server and writes the log output to myWriter.

wls:/nm/oamdomain> nmServerLog('oamserver',myWriter) 
Successfully retrieved the server log and written.
wls:/nm/oamdomain> 

nmServerStatus

Command Category: Node Manager Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

WLST must be connected to Node Manager to run this command.

Description

Returns the status of the server that was started with Node Manager.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

nmServerStatus([serverName], [serverType])
Argument Definition
serverName

Optional. Name of the server for which you want to display the status. This argument defaults to myserver.

serverType

Optional. The type of server to start. This argument defaults to WebLogic. Another valid option is Coherence.


Example

The following example displays the status of the server named oamserver, which was started with Node Manager.

wls:/nm/oamdomain> nmServerStatus('oamserver') 
RUNNING
wls:/nm/oamdomain>

nmSoftRestart

Command Category: Node Manager Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Restarts the specified system component server instance that was started with Node Manager. This command can be used only with Oracle system components (such as OHS) that are currently supported by Node Manager and WLST.

If you do not specify a server name using the serverName argument, the argument defaults to myServer, which must match your server name or the command will fail.

If you attempt to restart a system component server instance that was not started using Node Manager, the command displays an error. WLST must be connected to Node Manager to run this command.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

nmSoftRestart([serverName], serverType, [pluginProps])
Argument Definition
serverName

Optional. Name of the system component server to be restarted. Defaults to myServer.

serverType

Required. The type of server to start (for example, OHS). Refer to the Administration Guide or other documentation for the system component to determine the appropriate value to use for this argument.

pluginnProps

Optional. The properties to use to kill the server. Defaults to None. Only relevant to plugin-handling system components.


Example

The following example starts a System Component server instance named ohsServer.

wls:/nm/oamdomain> nmSoftRestart('ohsServer', 'OHS')
Restarting server 'ohsServer' ...
Server ohsServer restarted successfully.
wls:/nm/oamdomain>

nmStart

Command Category: Node Manager Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

WLST must be connected to Node Manager to run this command.

Description

Starts a server in the current WebLogic domain using Node Manager.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Note:

boot.properties must exist in order to start a server with nmStart. If this is the first time you are starting a server or the first time you are using Node Manager, you must manually create it or run the nmGenBootStartupProps command to generate boot.properties and startup.properties files for the server.

Alternatively, you can use the nmStartprops argument to provide user credentials (after connecting to Node Manager):

prps = makePropertiesObject("AdminURL=http://listen_address:listen_port;Username=username;Password=password")
nmStart("AdminServer",props=prps) 

Syntax

nmStart([serverName], [domainDir], [props], [writer], [serverType], [pluginProps])
Argument Definition
serverName

Optional. Name of the server to be started.

domainDir

Optional. Domain directory of the server to be started. This argument defaults to the directory from which you started WLST.

props

Optional. System properties to apply to the new server.

writer

Optional. java.io.Writer object to which the server output is written. This argument defaults to the WLST writer.

serverType

Optional. The type of server to start. This argument defaults to WebLogic. Another valid option is Coherence.

pluginProps

Optional. The properties to use to kill the server. Defaults to None. Only relevant to plugin-handling system components.


Example

The following example starts the managed1 server in the current WebLogic domain using Node Manager.

wls:/nm/mydomain> nmStart("managed1") 
Starting server managed1 ...
Server managed1 started successfully
wls:/nm/mydomain>

The following example starts the Administration Server in the specified WebLogic domain using Node Manager. In this example, the prps variable stores the system property settings and is passed to the command using the props argument.

wls:/nm/mydomain> prps = makePropertiesObject("AdminURL=http://
listen_address;listen_port;Username=username;Password=password
;weblogic.ListenPort=8001")
wls:/nm/mydomain> nmStart("AdminServer",props=prps) 
Starting server AdminServer...
Server AdminServer started successfully
wls:/nm/mydomain>

nmVersion

Command Category: Node Manager Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

WLST must be connected to Node Manager to run this command.

Description

Returns the Node Manager version.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

nmVersion()

Example

The following example displays the Node Manager version.

wls:/nm/oamdomain> nmVersion() 
The Node Manager version that you are currently connected to is 9.0.0.0
wls:/nm/oamdomain>

startNodeManager

Command Category: Node Manager Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Starts Node Manager on the same computer that is running WLST.

Notes:

In production environments, Oracle recommends that you do not use the startNodeManager command to start Node Manager. The recommended approach is to install Node Manager as a service or daemon, or to use the startNodeManager script (startNodeManager.sh or startNodeManger.cmd).

If Node Manager is already running when you invoke the startNodeManager command, the following message is displayed:

A Node Manager has already been started.
Cannot start another Node Manager process via WLST

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

startNodeManager([verbose], [jvmArgs], [nmProperties])
Argument Definition
verbose

Optional. Boolean value specifying whether WLST starts Node Manager in verbose mode. This argument defaults to false, disabling verbose mode.

jvmArgs

Optional. JVM arguments to pass to the server process. Multiple arguments can be specified, separated by commas.

See below for a usage example for this argument.

nmProperties

Optional. Comma-separated list of Node Manager properties, specified as name-value pairs. Node Manager properties include, but are not limited to, the following: NodeManagerHome, ListenAddress, ListenPort, and PropertiesFile.


Example

The following example starts Node Manager using C:/Oracle/Middleware/wlserver/common/nodemanager as the Node Manager home and port 6666 as the Node Manager listen address on myhost. The JVM arguments set the JVM starting and maximum memory for Node Manager.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> startNodeManager(verbose='true', 
NodeManagerHome='c:/Oracle/Middleware/wlserver/common/nodemanager', 
ListenPort='6666', ListenAddress='myhost', jvmArgs='-Xms24m,-Xmx64m')
Launching Node Manager ...
Successfully launched the Node Manager.
The Node Manager process is running independent of the WLST process
Exiting WLST will not stop the Node Manager process. Please refer
to the Node Manager logs for more information.
The Node Manager logs will be under c:\Oracle\Middleware\wlserver\common\nodemanager.
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> 

stopNodeManager

Command Category: Node Manager Commands

Use with WLST: Online or Offline

Description

Stops the Node Manager process.

Note:

In order to stop the Node Manager process, you must have either started Node Manager with startNodeManager, or Node Manager must have been started with the property QuitEnabled=true. You can configure this property in $WLS_HOME/common/nodemanager.properties. This allows you to connect to the Node Manager to shut it down.

If the Node Manager is not running when you invoke the stopNodeManager command, the following message is displayed:

Cannot stop the Node Manager unless you are connected to it.

Syntax

stopNodeManager()

Example

The following example stops the Node Manager process for the base_domain domain.

wls:/nm/base_domain> stopNodeManager()
Stopped Node Manager Process successfully
wls:/offline>

Tree Commands

Use the WLST tree commands, listed in Table 3-12, to navigate among MBean hierarchies.

Table 3-12 Tree Commands for WLST Configuration

Use this command... To... Use with WLST...

custom

Navigate to the root of custom MBeans that are registered in the server.

Online

domainConfig

Navigate to the last MBean to which you navigated in the domain configuration hierarchy or to the root of the hierarchy, DomainMBean.

Online

domainCustom

Navigate to the root of custom MBeans that are registered in the Domain Runtime MBean Server

Online

domainRuntime

Navigate to the last MBean to which you navigated in the domain runtime hierarchy or to the root of the hierarchy, DomainRuntimeMBean.

Online

edit

Navigate to the last MBean to which you navigated in the edit configuration MBean hierarchy or to the root of the hierarchy, DomainMBean.

Online

editCustom

Navigate to the root of custom MBeans.

Online

jndi

Navigates to the JNDI tree for the server to which WLST is currently connected.

Online

serverConfig

Navigate to the last MBean to which you navigated in the configuration MBean hierarchy or to the root of the hierarchy, DomainMBean.

Online

serverRuntime

Navigate to the last MBean to which you navigated in the runtime MBean hierarchy or to the root of the hierarchy, ServerRuntimeMBean.

Online


custom

Command Category: Tree Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Navigates to the root of custom MBeans that are registered in the Runtime MBean Server. WLST navigates, interrogates, and edits custom MBeans as it does domain MBeans; however, custom MBeans cannot use the cmo variable because a stub is not available.

Note:

When navigating to the custom tree, WLST queries all MBeans in the compatibility MBean server, the runtime MBean server, and potentially the JVM platform MBean server to locate the custom MBeans. Depending on the number of MBeans in the current WebLogic domain, this process may take a few minutes, and WLST may not return a prompt right away. Oracle recommends that you specify a JMX query Object Name Pattern to limit the amount of searching performed.

The custom command is available when WLST is connected to an Administration Server instance or a Managed Server instance. When connected to a WebLogic Integration or WebLogic Portal server, WLST can interact with all of the WebLogic Integration or WebLogic Portal server MBeans.

For more information about custom MBeans, see Developing Custom Management Utilities Using JMX for Oracle WebLogic Server.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Note:

You can also navigate to custom MBeans on the Domain Runtime MBean Server using the domainCustom() command. See domainCustom, for more information.

Syntax

custom([objectNamePattern])
Argument Definition
ObjectNamePattern

A JMX query pattern, such as sip:*. The default value is null or *:*.


Example

The following example navigates from the configuration MBean hierarchy to the custom MBean hierarchy on an Administration Server instance.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> custom() 
Location changed to custom tree. This is a writeable tree with No root. For more help, use help('custom')
wls:/mydomain/custom> 

domainConfig

Command Category: Tree Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Navigates to the last MBean to which you navigated in the domain Configuration hierarchy or to the root of the hierarchy, DomainMBean. This read-only hierarchy stores the configuration MBeans that represent your current WebLogic domain.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

domainConfig()

Example

The following example navigates from the configuration MBean hierarchy to the WebLogic domain Configuration hierarchy on an Administration Server instance.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> domainConfig() 
Location changed to domainConfig tree. This is a read-only tree with DomainMBean as the root.
For more help, use help('domainConfig')
wls:/mydomain/domainConfig> ls() 
dr--   AppDeployments
dr--   BridgeDestinations
dr--   Clusters
dr--   CustomResources
dr--   DeploymentConfiguration
dr--   Deployments
dr--   EmbeddedLDAP
dr--   ErrorHandlings
dr--   FileStores
dr--   InternalAppDeployments
dr--   InternalLibraries
dr--   JDBCDataSourceFactories
dr--   JDBCStores
dr--   JDBCSystemResources
dr--   JMSBridgeDestinations
dr--   JMSInteropModules
dr--   JMSServers
dr--   JMSSystemResources
...
wls:/mydomain/domainConfig>

domainCustom

Command Category: Tree Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Navigates to the domain custom tree of custom MBeans that are registered in the Domain Runtime MBean Server. WLST navigates, interrogates, and edits domain custom MBeans as it does domain MBeans; however, domain custom MBeans cannot use the cmo variable because a stub is not available.

Note:

When navigating to the domainCustom tree, WLST queries all MBeans in the Domain Runtime MBean Server, the Runtime MBean Servers on each server, and potentially the JVM platform MBean server to locate the custom MBeans. Depending on the number of MBeans in the current WebLogic domain, this process may take a few minutes, and WLST may not return a prompt right away. Oracle recommends that you specify a JMX query Object Name Pattern to limit the amount of searching performed.

The domainCustom command is available only when WLST is connected to an Administration Server instance.

For more information about the Domain Runtime MBean Server, see "Understanding WebLogic Server MBeans" in Developing Custom Management Utilities Using JMX for Oracle WebLogic Server.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

domainCustom(ObjectNamePattern)
Argument Definition
ObjectNamePattern

A JMX query pattern, such as sip:*. The default value is null or *:*.


Example

The following example navigates from the configuration MBean hierarchy to the domain custom MBean hierarchy on an Administration Server instance:

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> domainCustom()
Location changed to domain custom tree. This is a writeable tree with No root. For more help, use help('domainCustom').

wls:/mydomain/domainCustom

domainRuntime

Command Category: Tree Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Navigates to the last MBean to which you navigated in the domain Runtime hierarchy or to the root of the hierarchy, DomainRuntimeMBean. This read-only hierarchy stores the runtime MBeans that represent your current WebLogic domain.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

domainRuntime()

Example

The following example navigates from the configuration MBean hierarchy to the domain Runtime hierarchy on an Administration Server instance.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> domainRuntime() 
wls:/mydomain/domainRuntime> ls() 
dr--   AppRuntimeStateRuntime
dr--   DeployerRuntime
dr--   DomainServices
dr--   LogRuntime
dr--   MessageDrivenControlEJBRuntime
dr--   MigratableServiceCoordinatorRuntime
dr--   MigrationDataRuntimes
dr--   SNMPAgentRuntime
dr--   ServerLifeCycleRuntimes
dr--   ServerRuntimes
dr--   ServerServices

-r--   ActivationTime                               Mon Aug 01 11:41:25 EDT 2005
-r--   Clusters                                     null
-r--   MigrationDataRuntimes                        null
-r--   Name                                         sampleMedRecDomain
-rw-   Parent                                       null
-r--   SNMPAgentRuntime                             null
-r--   Type                                         DomainRuntime
-r-x   restartSystemResource                        Void :
       WebLogicMBean(weblogic.management.configuration.SystemResourceMBean)
wls:/mydomain/domainRuntime>

edit

Command Category: Tree Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Navigates to the last MBean to which you navigated in the edit configuration MBean hierarchy or to the root of the hierarchy, DomainMBean. This writable hierarchy stores all of the configuration MBeans that represent your current WebLogic domain.

Note:

To edit configuration beans, you must be connected to an Administration Server. If you connect to a Managed Server, WLST functionality is limited to browsing the configuration bean hierarchy. While you cannot use WLST to change the values of MBeans on Managed Servers, it is possible to use the Management APIs to do so. Oracle recommends that you change only the values of configuration MBeans on the Administration Server. Changing the values of MBeans on Managed Servers can lead to an inconsistent domain configuration.

For more information about editing configuration beans, see "Using WLST Online to Update an Existing Domain" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

edit()

Example

The following example illustrates how to navigate from the server configuration MBean hierarchy to the editable copy of the domain configuration MBean hierarchy, in an Administration Server instance.

wls:/myserver/serverConfig> edit() 
Location changed to edit tree. This is a writeable tree with DomainMBean as the root.
For more help, use help('edit')
wls:/myserver/edit !> ls() 
dr--   AppDeployments
dr--   BridgeDestinations
dr--   Clusters
dr--   DeploymentConfiguration
dr--   Deployments
dr--   EmbeddedLDAP
...
wls:/myserver/edit !> 

editCustom

Command Category: Browse Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Navigates to the root of custom MBeans that are registered in the Edit MBeanServer. WLST navigates, interrogates, and edits custom MBeans; however, MBeans that are accessed using the editCustom command cannot use the cmo variable because a stub is not available.

The editCustom command is available when WLST is connected to an Administration Server instance.

For more information about custom MBeans, see "Accessing Other WebLogic MBeans and Custom MBeans" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

editCustom([ObjectNamePattern)
Argument Definition
ObjectNamePattern 

Optional. A JMX query pattern such as "sip:*". The default value is "*:*" or null.


Example

The following example changes the location to the editCustom tree. This is a writable tree with no root.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> editCustom()
wls:/mydomain/editCustom>

jndi

Command Category: Tree Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Navigates to the JNDI tree for the server to which WLST is currently connected. This read-only tree holds all the elements that are currently bound in JNDI.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

jndi()

Example

The following example navigates from the runtime MBean hierarchy to the Domain JNDI tree on an Administration Server instance.

wls:/myserver/runtime> jndi()
Location changed to jndi tree. This is a read-only tree with No root. For more help, use help('jndi')
wls:/myserver/jndi> ls()
dr--   ejb
dr--   javax
dr--   jms
dr--   weblogic
...

serverConfig

Command Category: Tree Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Navigates to the last MBean to which you navigated in the configuration MBean hierarchy or to the root of the hierarchy, DomainMBean.

This read-only hierarchy stores the configuration MBeans that represent the server to which WLST is currently connected. The MBean attribute values include any command-line overrides that a user specified while starting the server.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

For more information, see "Navigating Among MBean Hierarchies" in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.

Syntax

serverConfig()

Example

The following example navigates from the domain runtime MBean hierarchy to the configuration MBean hierarchy on an Administration Server instance.

wls:/mydomain/domainRuntime> serverConfig() 
wls:/mydomain/serverConfig>

serverRuntime

Command Category: Tree Commands

Use with WLST: Online

Description

Navigates to the last MBean to which you navigated in the runtime MBean hierarchy or to the root of the hierarchy, ServerRuntimeMBean. This read-only hierarchy stores the runtime MBeans that represent the server to which WLST is currently connected.

In the event of an error, the command returns a WLSTException.

Syntax

serverRuntime()

Example

The following example navigates from the configuration MBean hierarchy to the runtime MBean hierarchy on an Administration Server instance.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> serverRuntime() 
Location changed to serverRuntime tree. This is a read-only tree with ServerRuntimeMBean as the root.
For more help, use help('serverRuntime')
wls:/mydomain/serverRuntime> 

Store Administration Commands

Use the store administration commands, listed in Table 3-13, to manage JDBC stores and file stores. For more information on these commands, see "Store Administration Using WLST" in Administering Server Environments for Oracle WebLogic Server.

Table 3-13 Store Administration Commands

Use this command... To... Use with WLST...

closestore

Closes a store.

Offline

compactstore

Compacts and defragments the space occupied by a file store.

Offline

dumpstore

Dumps store contents in human-readable format to an XML file.

Offline

getopenstores

Returns a list of opened stores (for script access).

Offline

getstoreconns

Returns a list of connections in the specified store (for script access).

Offline

liststore

Lists store names, open stores or connections in a store.

Offline

openfilestore

Opens a file store.

Offline

openjdbcstore

Opens a JDBC store.

Offline


closestore

Command Category: Store Administration

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Closes a previously opened file store or JDBC store. This command returns 1 when successful or a 0 if there is a failure.

Syntax

closestore(store)
Argument Definition
store

The name of a previously opened JDBC or file store.


Example

The following example closes a JDBC store called myJDBCStore.

wls:/offline> closestore('myJDBCStore')

compactstore

Command Category: Store Administration

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Compacts and defragments the space occupied by a file store. This command only works in WLST offline mode and does not work for JDBC stores. This command returns a 1 if successful or a 0 if there is a failure.

Note:

Running file stores are optimized for speed without regard for space. Therefore, running compact will reduce the stores size and utilize its allocated space more efficiently.

Syntax

compactstore(dir, [tempdir])
Argument Definition
dir

A directory that contains a file store.

tempdir

Optional. A temporary directory to be used during compacting. This directory should not be under the specified file store directory and must have space sufficient for the file store.


Example

The following example compacts the space occupied by file store files in the mystores directory:

wls:/offline> compactstore('/mystores', '/tmpmystore.dir')

dumpstore

Command Category: Store Administration

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Dumps store or connection contents in a human-readable format to the specified XML file. The XML file format is the same format used by the diagnostic image of the persistent store. This command returns a 1 if successful or a 0 if there is a failure.

Syntax

dumpstore(store, outfile, [conn], [deep])
Argument Definition
store

The name of a previously opened JDBC or file store.

outfile

The name of the XML file to dump the information to, with or without the .xml suffix.

conn

Optional. Store connection name to which the dump should be restricted.

deep

Optional. If true, store record data contents are added as a hex dump to the dump output. This argument defaults to false.


Example

The following example dumps the contents of myJDBCStore to the file mystoredump-out.xml:

wls:/offline> dumpstore('myJDBCStore', 'mystoredump-out')

getopenstores

Command Category: Store Administration

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Returns a list of opened stores (for script access). This command returns a 1 if successful or a 0 if there is a failure.

Syntax

getopenstores()

Example

The following example returns a list of open stores:

wls:/offline> getopenstores()
array(java.lang.String,[])

getstoreconns

Command Category: Store Administration

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Returns a list of connections in the specified store (for script access). This command returns a 1 if successful or a 0 if there is a failure.

Syntax

getstoreconns(store)
Argument Definition
store

The name of a previously opened JDBC or file store.


Example

The following example returns a list of connections for the JDBC store myJDBCStore:

wls:/offline> getstoreconns('myJDBCStore')
array(java.lang.String,[])

liststore

Command Category: Store Administration

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Lists store names, opened stores, or connections (for interactive access). This command returns a 1 if successful or a 0 if there is a failure.

Syntax

liststore([store], [dir])
Argument Definition
store

Optional. The name of a previously opened JDBC or file store.

dir

Optional. The directory for which to list available store names.


Example

The following example lists the connections for a JDBC store called myJDBCStore:

wls:/offline> liststore('myJDBCStore')

openfilestore

Command Category: Store Administration

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Opens an existing file store for further operations. If a file store does not exist, a new one is created in an open state using the -create parameter. This command returns a 1 if successful or a 0 if there is a failure.

Syntax

openfilestore(store, [dir], [create])
Argument Definition
store

The name of the store to be opened.

dir

Optional. The name of a file system directory containing store files. This argument defaults to '.'.

create

Optional. If set to true, the command creates a non-existing file store. The default value is false.


Example

The following example creates a file store called myJDBCStore:

wls:/offline> openfilestore('myJDBCStore', '', 'true')

openjdbcstore

Command Category: Store Administration

Use with WLST: Offline

Description

Opens an existing JDBC store for further operations. If a JDBC store does not exist, a new one is created in an open state. This command returns a 1 if successful or a 0 if there is a failure.

Syntax

openjdbcstore(store, [driver], [url], [propfile], [user], [password], [ddl], tableNamePrefix])
Argument Definition
store

The name of the store to open.

driver

Optional. The name of the JDBC driver class. This argument defaults to null.

url

Optional. URL to connect to the database.

propfile

Optional. JDBC properties file. This argument defaults to null.

user

Optional. The user name for accessing the database. This argument defaults to null.

password

Optional. The password for accessing the database. This argument defaults to null.

ddl

Optional. The name of the DDL file that defines the database table format. This argument defaults to null.

tableNamePrefix

Optional. The prefix for the naming database table. This argument defaults to null.


Example

The following example opens the JDBC store myJDBCStore. No DDL file is specified.

wls:/offline> openjdbcstore('myJDBCStore', 'oracle.jdbc.OracleDriver',
'jdbc:oracle:thin:@test231:1521:test123', './wlstoreadmin-dump.props',
'dbuser', 'dbpw', '', 'jdbcstoreprefix')

WLST Variable Reference

Table 3-14 describes WLST variables and their common usage. All variables are initialized to default values at the start of a user session and are changed according to the user interaction with WLST.

Table 3-14 WLST Variables

Variable Description Example
cmgr

The cmgr variable is set to the ConfigurationManagerMBean. You can use this variable to get the current value of any ConfigurationManagerMBean attribute.

wls:/mydomain/edit> cmgr.getCurrentEditor()
'weblogic'
cmo

Current Management Object. The cmo variable is set to the bean instance to which you navigate using WLST. You can use this variable to perform any get, set, or invoke method on the current bean instance.

WLST sets the variable to the current WLST path. For example, when you change to the serverConfig hierarchy, cmo is set to DomainMBean. When you change to the serverRuntime hierarchy, cmo is set to ServerRuntimeMBean.

The variable is available in all WLST hierarchies except custom and jndi.

wls:/mydomain/edit> cmo.setAdministrationPort(9092) 
connected

Boolean value specifying whether WLST is connected to a running server. WLST sets this variable to true when connected to a running server; otherwise, WLST sets it to false.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> print connected 
false
domainName

Name of the WebLogic domain to which WLST is connected.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> print domainName
mydomain
domainRuntimeService

DomainRuntimeServiceMBean MBean. This variable is available only when WLST is connected to the Administration Server.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> domainRuntimeService.getServerName()
'myserver'
editService

EditServiceMBean MBean. This variable is available only when WLST is connected to the Administration Server.

wls:/mydomain/edit> dc = editService.getDomainConfiguration()
exitonerror

Boolean value specifying whether WLST terminates script execution when it encounters an exception. This variable defaults to true, indicating that script execution is terminated when WLST encounters an error. This variable is not applicable when running WLST in interactive mode.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> print exitonerror
true
home

Represents the local MBeanHome.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> print home 
weblogic.rmi.internal.BasicRemoteRef - hostID: '-hostID:[7001,7001,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1]:mydomain:AdminServer', oid: '260', channel: 'null'
isAdminServer

Boolean value specifying whether WLST is connected to a WebLogic Administration Server instance. WLST sets this variable to true if WLST is connected to a WebLogic Administration Server; otherwise, WLST sets it to false.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> print isAdminServer
true
mbs

MBeanServerConnection object that corresponds to the current location in the hierarchy.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> mbs.isRegistered(ObjectName('mydomain:
Name=mydomain,Type=Domain'))
recording

Boolean value specifying whether WLST is recording commands. WLST sets this variable to true when the startRecording command is entered; otherwise, WLST sets this variable to false.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> print recording
true
runtimeService

RuntimeServiceMBean MBean.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> sr=runtimeService.getServerRuntime() 
serverName

Name of the server to which WLST is connected.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> print serverName
myserver
typeService

TypeServiceMBean MBean.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> mi=typeService.getMBeanInfo('weblogic.
management.configuration.ServerMBean')
username

Name of user currently connected to WLST.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> print username 
weblogic
version

Current version of the running server to which WLST is connected.

wls:/mydomain/serverConfig> print version 
WebLogic Server 9.0 Thu Aug 31 12:15:50 PST 2005 778899