4 Configuring the WebCenter Sites Domain

After you have installed WebCenter Sites, you can configure the domain, which you can also extend for high availability.

The configuration steps presented here assume that you have completed the installation steps covered in:

Refer to the following sections to create the database schemas, configure a WebLogic domain, and verify the configuration:

4.1 Creating the Database Schemas

Before you can configure an Oracle WebCenter Sites domain, you must install required schemas on a certified database for use with this release of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

4.1.1 Installing and Configuring a Certified Database

Before creating the database schemas, you must install and configure a certified database, and verify that the database is up and running.

4.1.2 Starting the Repository Creation Utility

Start the Repository Creation Utility (RCU) after verifying that a certified JDK is installed on your system.

To start the RCU:

  1. Verify that a certified JDK already exists on your system by running java -version from the command line. For 12c (12.2.1.2), the certified JDK is 1.8.0_101 and later.
  2. Ensure that the JAVA_HOME environment variable is set to the location of the certified JDK. For example:
    • (UNIX) setenv JAVA_HOME /home/Oracle/Java/jdk1.8.0_101
    • (Windows) set JAVA_HOME=C:\home\Oracle\Java\jdk1.8.0_101
  3. Go to the /oracle_common/bin directory :
    • (UNIX) ORACLE_HOME/oracle_common/bin
    • (Windows) ORACLE_HOME\oracle_common\bin
  4. Enter the following command:
    • (UNIX) ./rcu
    • (Windows) rcu.bat

4.1.3 Navigating the Repository Creation Utility Screens to Create the Schemas

Enter required information in the RCU screens to create the database schemas.

4.1.3.1 Introducing the RCU

The Welcome screen is the first screen that appears when you start the RCU.

Click Next.

4.1.3.2 Selecting a Method of Schema Creation

Use the Create Repository screen to select a method to create and load component schemas into the database.

On the Create Repository screen:
  • If you have the necessary permission and privileges to perform DBA activities on your database, select System Load and Product Load. This procedure assumes that you have SYSDBA privileges.

  • If you do not have the necessary permission or privileges to perform DBA activities in the database, you must select Prepare Scripts for System Load on this screen. This option generates a SQL script that you can give to your database administrator. See About System Load and Product Load in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating Schemas with the Repository Creation Utility.

  • If the DBA has already run the SQL script for System Load, select Perform Product Load.

4.1.3.3 Providing Database Connection Details

On the Database Connection Details screen, provide the database connection details for the RCU to connect to your database.

Note:

If you are unsure of the service name for your database, you can obtain it from the SERVICE_NAMES parameter in the initialization parameter file of the database. If the initialization parameter file does not contain the SERVICE_NAMES parameter, then the service name is the same as the global database name, which is specified in the DB_NAME and DB_DOMAIN parameters.

For example:

  • Database Type: Oracle Database
  • Name: examplehost.exampledomain.com
  • Port: 1521
  • Service Name: Orcl.exampledomain.com
  • User Name: sys
  • Password: ******
  • Role: SYSDBA

Click Next to proceed, then click OK in the dialog window that confirms a successful database connections.

4.1.3.4 Specifying a Custom Prefix and Selecting Schemas

The custom prefix logically groups together schemas together for use in this domain only; you must create a unique set of schemas for each domain. Schema sharing across domains is not supported.

Select Create new prefix, specify a custom prefix, then select WebCenter Sites. This action automatically selects the following schemas as dependencies:

  • Oracle Platform Security Services

  • Audit Services

  • Audit Services Append

  • Audit Services Viewer

  • WebCenter Sites

  • WebCenter Sites—Visitor Services

Tip:

You must make a note of the custom prefix you choose to enter here; you will need this later on during the domain creation process.

The Configuration Wizard also automatically creates the schema Common Infrastructure Services. This schema is grayed out; you cannot select or deselect it. This schema enables you to retrieve information from RCU during domain configuration. For more information, see Understanding the Service Table Schema in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating Schemas with the Repository Creation Utility.

Tip:

For more information about custom prefixes, see Understanding Custom Prefixes in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating Schemas with the Repository Creation Utility.

For more information about how to organize your schemas in a multi-domain environment, see Planning Your Schema Creation in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating Schemas with the Repository Creation Utility.

Click Next to proceed, then click OK on the dialog window confirming that prerequisite checking for schema creation was successful.

4.1.3.5 Specifying Schema Passwords

On the Schema Passwords screen, specify how you want to set the schema passwords on your database, then enter and confirm your passwords.

Tip:

You must make a note of the passwords you set on this screen; you will need them later on during the domain creation process.

4.1.3.6 Completing Schema Creation

Navigate through the remaining RCU screens to complete schema creation.

On the Map Tablespaces screen, the Encrypt Tablespace check box appears only if you enabled TDE (Transparent Data Encryption) in the database (Oracle or Oracle EBR) when you start the RCU. Select the Encrypt Tablespace check box if you want to encrypt all new tablespaces that the RCU will create.

When you reach the Completion Summary screen, click Close to dismiss the RCU.

4.2 Configuring the Domain

Use the Configuration Wizard to create and configure a domain.

For information on other methods to create domains, see Additional Tools for Creating, Extending, and Managing WebLogic Domains in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

4.2.1 Navigating the Configuration Wizard Screens to Create and Configure the Domain

Enter required information in the Configuration Wizard screens to create and configure the domain for the topology.

Note:

You can use this procedure to extend an existing domain. If your needs do not match the instructions in the procedure, be sure to make your selections accordingly, or see the supporting documentation for more details.

4.2.1.1 Starting the Configuration Wizard

Start the Configuration Wizard to begin configuring a domain.

To start the Configuration Wizard:

  1. Go to the /oracle_common/common/bin directory:

    (UNIX) ORACLE_HOME/oracle_common/common/bin

    (Windows) ORACLE_HOME\oracle_common\common\bin

    where ORACLE_HOME is your 12c (12.2.1.2) Oracle home.

  2. Enter the following command:

    (UNIX) ./config.sh

    (Windows) config.cmd

4.2.1.2 Selecting the Domain Type and Domain Home Location

Use the Configuration Type screen to select a Domain home directory location, optimally outside the Oracle home directory.

Oracle recommends that you locate your Domain home in accordance with the directory structure in What Are the Key Oracle Fusion Middleware Directories? in Oracle Fusion Middleware Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware, where the Domain home is located outside the Oracle home directory. This directory structure helps avoid issues when you need to upgrade or reinstall software.

To specify the Domain type and Domain home directory:

  1. On the Configuration Type screen, select Create a new domain.
  2. In the Domain Location field, specify your Domain home directory.

Tip:

For more information about this screen, see Configuration Type in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

4.2.1.3 Selecting the Configuration Templates for Oracle WebCenter Sites

On the Templates screen, make sure Create Domain Using Product Templates is selected, then select the following templates:

  • Oracle WebCenter Sites - 12.2.1.2.0 [wcsites]

  • Oracle WebCenter Sites - Visitor Services- 12.2.1.2.0 [wcsites]

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager -12.2.1.2.0 [em]

  • Oracle WebCenter Sites - SiteCapture - 12.2.1.2.0 [wcsites]

  • Oracle WebCenter Sites - Satellite Server - 12.2.1.2.0 [wcsites]

  • Oracle JRF - 12.2.1.2.0 [oracle_common]

  • WebLogic Coherence Cluster Extension - 12.2.1.2.0 [wlserver]

Tip:

See Templates in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard for more information about options on this screen.

4.2.1.4 Selecting the Application Home Location

Use the Application Location screen to select the location to store applications associated with your domain, also known as the Application home directory.

Oracle recommends that you locate your Application home in accordance with the directory structure in What Are the Key Oracle Fusion Middleware Directories? in Oracle Fusion Middleware Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware, where the Application home is located outside the Oracle home directory. This directory structure helps avoid issues when you need to upgrade or re-install your software.

Tip:

For more about the Application home directory, see About the Application Home Directory.

For more information about this screen, see Application Location in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

4.2.1.5 Configuring the Administrator Account

Use the Administrator Account screen to specify the user name and password for the default WebLogic Administrator account for the domain.

Oracle recommends that you make a note of the user name and password that you enter on this screen; you need these credentials later to boot and connect to the domain's Administration Server.

4.2.1.6 Specifying the Domain Mode and JDK

Use the Domain Mode and JDK screen to specify the domain mode and Java Development Kit (JDK).

On the Domain Mode and JDK screen:

  • Select Production in the Domain Mode field.

  • Select the Oracle HotSpot JDK in the JDK field.

Tip:

For more information about this screen, see Domain Mode and JDK in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

4.2.1.7 Specifying the Database Configuration Type

Use the Database Configuration type screen to specify details about the database and database schema.

On the Database Configuration type screen, select RCU Data. This option instructs the Configuration Wizard to connect to the database and Service Table (STB) schema to automatically retrieve schema information for schemas needed to configure the domain.

Note:

If you select Manual Configuration on this screen, you must manually fill in parameters for your schema on the next screen.

After selecting RCU Data, fill in the following fields:

Field Description

DBMS/Service

Enter the database DBMS name, or service name if you selected a service type driver.

Example: orcl.exampledomain.com

Host Name

Enter the name of the server hosting the database.

Example: examplehost.exampledomain.com

Port

Enter the port number on which the database listens.

Example: 1521

Schema Owner

Schema Password

Enter the username and password for connecting to the database's Service Table schema. This is the schema username and password entered for the Service Table component on the Schema Passwords screen in the RCU (see Specifying Schema Passwords).

The default username is prefix_STB, where prefix is the custom prefix that you defined in the RCU.

Click Get RCU Configuration when you finish specifying the database connection information. The following output in the Connection Result Log indicates that the operation succeeded:

Connecting to the database server...OK
Retrieving schema data from database server...OK
Binding local schema components with retrieved data...OK

Successfully Done.

Tip:

For more information about the schema installed when the RCU is run, see About the Service Table Schema in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating Schemas with the Repository Creation Utility.

For more information about this screen, see Database Configuration Type in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

4.2.1.8 Specifying JDBC Component Schema Information

Use the JDBC Component Schema screen to verify or specify details about the database schemas.

Verify that the values populated on the JDBC Component Schema screen are correct for all schemas. If you selected RCU Data on the previous screen, the schema table should already be populated appropriately.

Tip:

For high availability environments, see the following sections in Oracle Fusion Middleware High Availability Guide for additional information on configuring data sources for Oracle RAC databases:

For more information about this screen, see JDBC Component Schema in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

4.2.1.9 Testing the JDBC Connections

Use the JDBC Component Schema Test screen to test the data source connections.

A green check mark in the Status column indicates a successful test. If you encounter any issues, see the error message in the Connection Result Log section of the screen, fix the problem, then try to test the connection again.

By default, the schema password for each schema component is the password you specified while creating your schemas. If you want different passwords for different schema components, manually edit them in the previous screen (JDBC Component Schema) by entering the password you want in the Schema Password column, against each row. After specifying the passwords, select the check box corresponding to the schemas that you changed the password in and test the connection again.

Tip:

For more information about this screen, see JDBC Component Schema Test in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard .

4.2.1.10 Selecting Advanced Configuration

Use the Advanced Configuration screen to complete the domain configuration.

On the Advanced Configuration screen, select:

  • Administration Server

    Required to properly configure the listen address of the Administration Server.

  • Node Manager

    Required to configure Node Manager.

  • Topology

    Required to configure the WebCenter Sites Managed Server.

Optionally, select other available options as required for your desired installation environment. The steps in this guide describe a standard installation topology, but you may choose to follow a different path. If your installation requirements extend to additional options outside the scope of this guide, you may be presented with additional screens to configure those options. For information about all Configuration Wizard screens, see Configuration Wizard Screens in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

4.2.1.11 Configuring the Administration Server Listen Address

Use the Administration Server screen to select the IP address of the host.

Select the drop-down list next to Listen Address and select the IP address of the host where the Administration Server will reside, or use the system name or DNS name that maps to a single IP address. Do not use All Local Addresses.

Do not specify any server groups for the Administration Server.

4.2.1.12 Configuring Node Manager

Use the Node Manager screen to select the type of Node Manager you want to configure, along with the Node Manager credentials.

Select Per Domain Default Location as the Node Manager type, then specify Node Manager credentials.

Tip:

For more information about this screen, see Node Manager in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

For more about Node Manager types, see Node Manager Overview in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administering Node Manager for Oracle WebLogic Server.

4.2.1.13 Configuring Managed Servers for Oracle WebCenter Sites

You configure Oracle WebCenter Sites components in a standalone domain. See the following topics to configure Managed Servers for Oracle WebCenter Sites.

Note:

See Log File Location for Oracle Fusion Middleware Components in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware for the log file location of Oracle WebCenter Sites components.
4.2.1.13.1 Configuring Managed Servers for WebCenter Sites

Use the Managed Servers screen to configure multiple Managed Servers.

On the Managed Servers screen, a new Managed Server named wcs_server_1 is created:

  1. In the Listen Address drop-down list, select the IP address of the host that the Managed Server will reside on or use the system name or DNS name that maps to a single IP address. Do not use "All Local Addresses."
  2. Click Enable SSL to enable security.

    The Server Group field has WCSITES-MGD-SVR selected by default. Server groups target Fusion Middleware applications and services to one or more servers by mapping defined application service groups to each defined server group. A given application service group may be mapped to multiple server groups if needed. Any application services that map to a given server group are automatically targeted to all servers that are assigned to that group. For more information, see Application Service Groups, Server Groups, and Application Service Mappings in Oracle Fusion Middleware Domain Template Reference.

  3. Click Add and repeat this process to create a second Managed Server named wcs_server_2. You must select the Server Group WCSITES-MGD-SVR for additional Managed Servers that you add.

    Configuring a second Managed Server is one of the steps needed to configure the standard topology for high availability. If you are not creating a highly available environment, then this step is optional.

    For more information about the high availability standard topology, see Understanding the Fusion Middleware Standard HA Topology in Oracle Fusion Middleware High Availability Guide.

    For more information about the next steps to prepare for high availability after your domain is configured, see Preparing Your Environment for High Availability.

These Managed Server names are example names; this guide references them in other topics. If you choose different names, be sure to substitute them for the example names.

Tip:

For more information about options on this screen, see Managed Servers in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

4.2.1.13.2 Configuring Managed Servers for Oracle WebCenter Sites: Site Capture

Use the Managed Servers screen to configure multiple Managed Servers.

On the Managed Servers screen, a new Managed Server named sc_server_1 is created:

  1. In the Listen Address drop-down list, select the IP address of the host that the Managed Server will reside on or use the system name or DNS name that maps to a single IP address. Do not use "All Local Addresses."
  2. Click Enable SSL to enable security.
  3. Leave the Server Groups settings as they appear; the Configuration Wizard assigns the correct server group automatically. A server group ensures that the correct services target Managed Servers you are creating.

    Server groups target Fusion Middleware applications and services to one or more servers by mapping defined application service groups to each defined server group. An application service group may map to multiple server groups if needed. Any application services that map to a specific server group automatically target all servers assigned to that group. For more information, see Application Service Groups, Server Groups, and Application Service Mappings in Oracle Fusion Middleware Domain Template Reference.

  4. Click Add and repeat this process to create a second Managed Server named sc_server_2. You must select the Server Group SITECAPTURE-MGD-SVR for additional Managed Servers that you add.

    Configuring a second Managed Server is one of the steps needed to configure the standard topology for high availability. If you are not creating a highly available environment, then this step is optional.

    For more information about the high availability standard topology, see Understanding the Fusion Middleware Standard HA Topology in Oracle Fusion Middleware High Availability Guide.

    For more information about the next steps to prepare for high availability after your domain is configured, see Preparing Your Environment for High Availability.

These Managed Server names are example names; this guide references them in other topics. If you choose different Managed Server names, be sure to substitute them for the example names as needed.

Tip:

For more information about options on this screen, see Managed Servers in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

4.2.1.13.3 Configuring Managed Servers for Oracle WebCenter Sites: Satellite Server

Use this screen to configure a Managed Server.

On the Managed Servers screen, a new Managed Server namedss_server_1 is created:

  1. In the Listen Address drop-down list, select the IP address of the host that the Managed Server will reside on or use the system name or DNS name that maps to a single IP address. Do not use "All Local Addresses."
  2. Click Enable SSL to enable security.
  3. In the Server Groups drop-down list, select SATELLITE-MGD-SVR. This server group ensures that Oracle WebCenter Sites: Satellite Server services target the Managed Server you are creating.

    Server groups target Fusion Middleware applications and services to one or more servers by mapping defined application service groups to each defined server group. A given application service group may be mapped to multiple server groups if needed. Any application services that map to a given server group are automatically targeted to all servers that are assigned to that group. For more information, see Application Service Groups, Server Groups, and Application Service Mappings in Oracle Fusion Middleware Domain Template Reference.

These server names and will be referenced throughout this document; if you choose different names be sure to replace them as needed.

Tip:

For more information about options on this screen, see Managed Servers in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

4.2.1.13.4 Configuring Managed Servers for Oracle WebCenter Sites: Visitor Services

Use this screen to configure Managed Servers.

On the Managed Servers screen, a new Managed Server named vs_server_1 is created:

  1. In the Listen Address drop-down list, select the IP address of the host that the Managed Server will reside on or use the system name or DNS name that maps to a single IP address. Do not use "All Local Addresses."
  2. Click Enable SSL to enable security.
  3. In the Server Groups drop-down list, select VS-MGD-SVR. This server group ensures that Oracle WebCenter Sites: Visitor Services and Oracle Web Services Manager (OWSM) services target the Managed Servers you are creating.

    Server groups target Fusion Middleware applications and services to one or more servers by mapping defined application service groups to each defined server group. A given application service group may be mapped to multiple server groups if needed. Any application services that map to a given server group are automatically targeted to all servers that are assigned to that group. For more information, see Application Service Groups, Server Groups, and Application Service Mappings in Oracle Fusion Middleware Domain Template Reference.

  4. Click Add and repeat this process to create a second Managed Server named vs_server_2 You must select the Server Group VS-MGD-SVR for additional Managed Servers that you add.

    Configuring a second Managed Server is one of the steps needed to configure the standard topology for high availability. If you are not creating a highly available environment, then this step is optional.

    For more information about the high availability standard topology, see Understanding the Fusion Middleware Standard HA Topology in Oracle Fusion Middleware High Availability Guide.

    For more information about the next steps to prepare for high availability after your domain is configured, see Preparing Your Environment for High Availability.

These server names and will be referenced throughout this document; if you choose different names be sure to replace them as needed.

Tip:

For more information about options on this screen, see Managed Servers in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

4.2.1.14 Configuring a Cluster for WebCenter Sites

Use the Clusters screen to create a new cluster:

  1. Click Add.
  2. Specify wcs_cluster_1 in the Cluster Name field.
  3. Leave the Cluster Address field blank.

By default, server instances in a cluster communicate with one another using unicast. If you want to change your cluster communications to use multicast, see Considerations for Choosing Unicast or Multicast in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administering Clusters for Oracle WebLogic Server.

You can also create clusters using Fusion Middleware Control. In this case, you can configure cluster communication (unicast or multicast) when you create the new cluster. For more information, see Create and Configure Clusters in Oracle Fusion Middleware Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console Online Help.

Tip:

For more information about options on this screen, see Clusters in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

4.2.1.15 Defining Server Templates

If you are creating dynamic clusters for a high availability setup, use the Server Templates screen to define one or more server templates for domain.

To continue configuring the domain, click Next.

For steps to create a dynamic cluster for a high availability setup, see Using Dynamic Clusters in Oracle Fusion Middleware High Availability Guide.

4.2.1.16 Configuring Dynamic Servers

If you are creating dynamic clusters for a high availability setup, use the Dynamic Servers screen to configure the dynamic servers.

If you are not configuring a dynamic cluster, click Next to continue configuring the domain.

Note:

When you create dynamic clusters, keep in mind that after you assign the Machine Name Match Expression, you do not need to create machines for your dynamic cluster.

For steps to create a dynamic cluster for a high availability setup, see Using Dynamic Clusters in Oracle Fusion Middleware High Availability Guide.

4.2.1.17 Assigning WebCenter Sites Managed Servers to the Cluster

Use the Assign Servers to Clusters screen to assign Managed Servers to a new configured cluster. A configured cluster is a cluster you configure manually. You do not use this screen if you are configuring a dynamic cluster, a cluster that contains one or more generated server instances that are based on a server template.

For more on configured cluster and dynamic cluster terms, see About Dynamic Clusters in Oracle Fusion Middleware Understanding Oracle WebLogic Server.

On the Assign Servers to Clusters screen:

  1. In the Clusters pane, select the cluster to which you want to assign the Managed Servers; in this case, wcs_cluster_1.
  2. In the Servers pane, assign wcs_server_1 to wcs_cluster_1 by doing one of the following:
    • Click once on wcs_server_1 to select it, then click the right arrow to move it beneath the selected cluster (wcs_cluster_1) in the Clusters pane.

    • Double-click on wcs_server_1 to move it beneath the selected cluster (wcs_cluster_1) in the Clusters pane.

  3. Repeat to assign wcs_server_2 to wcs_cluster_1.
The following image shows a generic example of the Clusters pane after Managed Servers are assigned to clusters.

Figure 4-1 Managed Servers Assigned to Clusters

Description of Figure 4-1 follows
Description of "Figure 4-1 Managed Servers Assigned to Clusters"

Tip:

For more information about this screen, see Assign Servers to Clusters in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

4.2.1.18 Configuring Coherence Clusters

Use the Coherence Clusters screen to configure the Coherence cluster.

Leave the default port number as the Coherence cluster listen port. After configuration, the Coherence cluster is automatically added to the domain.

Note:

Setting the unicast listen port to 0 creates an offset for the Managed Server port numbers. The offset is 5000, meaning the maximum allowed value that you can assign to a Managed Server port number is 60535, instead of 65535.

See Table 5-2 for more information and next steps for configuring Coherence.

Note:

For Coherence licensing information, see Oracle Coherence Products in Licensing Information.

4.2.1.19 Creating a New WebCenter Sites Machine

Use the Machines screen to create new machines in the domain. A machine is required so that Node Manager can start and stop servers.

Tip:

If you plan to create a high availability environment and know the list of machines your target topology requires, you can follow the instructions in this section to create all the machines at this time. For more information, see Optional Scale Out Procedure in Oracle Fusion Middleware High Availability Guide.

To create a new WebCenter Sites machine so that Node Manager can start and stop servers:
  1. Select the Machine tab (for Windows) or the UNIX Machine tab (for UNIX), then click Add to create a new machine.
  2. In the Name field, specify a machine name, such as wcs_machine_1.
  3. In the Node Manager Listen Address field, select the IP address of the machine in which the Managed Servers are being configured.

    You must select a specific interface and not localhost. This allows Coherence cluster addresses to be dynamically calculated.

  4. Verify the port in the Node Manager Listen Port field.
  5. Repeat these steps to add more machines, if required.

Note:

If you are extending an existing domain, you can assign servers to any existing machine. It is not necessary to create a new machine unless your situation requires it.

Tip:

For more information about this screen, see Machines in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

4.2.1.20 Assigning Servers to WebCenter Sites Machines

Use the Assign Servers to Machines screen to assign the Administration Server and Managed Servers to the new machine you just created.

On the Assign Servers to Machines screen:

  1. In the Machines pane, select the machine to which you want to assign the servers; in this case, wcs_machine_1.
  2. In the Servers pane, assign AdminServer to wcs_machine_1 by doing one of the following:
    • Click once on AdminServer to select it, then click the right arrow to move it beneath the selected machine (wcs_machine_1) in the Machines pane.

    • Double-click on AdminServer to move it beneath the selected machine (wcs_machine_1) in the Machines pane.

  3. Repeat these steps to assign all Managed Servers to their respective machines.
The following figure shows a generic example of the Machines pane after Managed Servers are assigned to machines.

Figure 4-2 Assign Managed Servers to Machines

Description of Figure 4-2 follows
Description of "Figure 4-2 Assign Managed Servers to Machines"

Tip:

For more information about this screen, see Assign Servers to Machines in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

4.2.1.21 Virtual Targets

If you have a WebLogic Server Multitenant (MT) environment, you use the Virtual Targets screen to add or delete virtual targets. For this installation (not a WebLogic Server MT environment), you do not enter any values; just select Next.

Tip:

For more information about this screen, see Virtual Targets in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

4.2.1.22 Partitions

The Partitions screen is used to configure partitions for virtual targets in WebLogic Server Multitenant (MT) environments. Select Next without selecting any options.

Tip:

For more information about this screen, see Partitions in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

4.2.1.23 Reviewing Your Configuration Specifications and Configuring the Domain

The Configuration Summary screen shows detailed configuration information for the domain you are about to create.

Review each item on the screen and verify that the information is correct. To make any changes, go back to a screen by clicking the Back button or selecting the screen in the navigation pane. Domain creation does not start until you click Create.

Tip:

For more information about this screen, see Configuration Summary in Oracle Fusion Middleware Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

4.2.1.24 Completing WebCenter Sites Configuration

The End of Configuration screen shows information about the domain you just configured.

Make a note of the following items because you need them later:

  • Domain Location

    — Needed to access scripts that start Node Manager and Administration Server.
  • Administration Server URL

    — Needed to access the Administration Server.

Links at the bottom of the screen go to this guide and the Satellite Server Guide

Click Finish to dismiss the Configuration Wizard and continue installation.

4.3 Starting the Servers

After configuration is complete, start Node Manager, then the WebLogic Administration Server and Managed Servers.

Note:

For more information on additional tools you can use to manage your domain, see Overview of Oracle Fusion Middleware Administration Tools in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware.

4.3.1 Starting Node Manager

To start the per-domain Node Manager:
  1. Go to the DOMAIN_HOME/bin directory.

  2. Enter the following command:

    • (UNIX) Using nohup and nm.out as an example output file:

      nohup ./startNodeManager.sh > LOG_DIR/nm.out&
      

      where LOG_DIR is the location of directory in which you want to store the log files.

    • (Windows) startNodeManager.cmd

      Note:

      On Windows operating systems, Oracle recommends that you configure Node Manager to run as a startup service. This allows Node Manager to start up automatically each time the system is restarted.

      See Running Node Manager as a Startup Service in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administering Node Manager for Oracle WebLogic Server.

4.3.2 Starting the Administration Server

To start the Administration Server:
  1. Go to the DOMAIN_HOME/bin directory.

  2. Enter the following command:

    • (UNIX) ./startWebLogic.sh

    • (Windows) startWebLogic.cmd

If you selected Production Mode on the Domain Mode and JDK screen when you created the domain, you see a prompt for the Administrator user login credentials as the Administrator Account screen provides.

Tip:

For more information about starting the Administration Server, see Starting and Stopping Administration Server in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware.

In production mode, you can create a boot identity file to bypass the need to provide a user name and password when starting the Administration Server. For more information, see Creating a Boot Identity File for an Administration Server in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administering Server Startup and Shutdown for Oracle WebLogic Server.

You can verify that the Administration Server is up and running by accessing the Administration Server Console. The URL is provided on the End of Configuration screen (http://administration_server_host:administration_server_port/console). The default Administration Server port number is 7001.

Note:

Make sure that the database hosting your product schemas is up and running and accessible by the Administration Server.

For more information about how to use the Administration Console, see Getting Started Using Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware.

4.3.3 Starting the Managed Servers

To start the Managed Servers:

  1. Log in to Oracle Fusion Middleware Control:
    http://administration_server_host:administration_server_port/em
    

    The Administration Server host and port number were in the URL on the End of Configuration screen (Completing WebCenter Sites Configuration). The default Administration Server port number is 7001.

    The login credentials were provided on the Administrator Account screen (Configuring the Administrator Account).

  2. The Enterprise Manager landing page lists servers configured for this domain and shows their status (such as Running or Shutdown). For a newly configured domain, only the AdminServer(admin) will be running.
  3. Select the first Managed Server.
  4. Next to the WebLogic Server menu, select Start Up.
  5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to start all Managed Servers.
  6. On the main landing page, verify that all Managed Servers are up and running.

4.4 Verifying the Configuration

After completing all configuration steps, you can perform additional steps to verify that your domain is properly configured.

To verify that the domain is configured properly, see Performing Additional Domain Configuration Tasks.