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Supported Configurations for WebLogic Server 9.0

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Product Support Information

The following sections provide product support information about WebLogic Server 9.0:


Important Support Information

The following sections provides guidance about high-level support policies:

WebLogic Server Support

BEA supports WebLogic Server software on the configurations supported in this document. The supported configurations include multiple combinations of hardware, operating systems, SDKs, database systems, Web servers, and browsers that can be used with software. We are working to increase the number of configurations we support, and will update this information as new supported configurations are added.

Please contact your sales representative for information about configurations not listed in this document. Note that even using a supported configuration does not guarantee that you will never encounter operating system and JVM issues while running your application. We suggest that customers regularly check their operating system and JVM vendor Web sites for information and patches recommended by those vendors.

Supported Hardware

This section provides information about BEA WebLogic Platform's:

Support Policy for Compatible Hardware Architectures

BEA products are certified for particular hardware chip architectures, as specified in List of Supported Operating System Configurations. In some cases, a single chip architecture is provided by multiple vendors. BEA supports such implementations when they are certified for compliance by their respective owners. For example:

Support for Intel 64-bit Xeon Hardware

Intel's 64-bit Xeon hardware is capable of running in either of two modes: with 64-bit extended addressing or as an IA32 (x86/Xeon) machine:

Support for BladeFrame Architecture

WebLogic Platform supports BladeFrame architectures on any configuration of operating system, hardware chip architecture, and SDK that is listed in List of Supported Operating System Configurations.

Compatibility of WebLogic Server 9.0 with Previous Releases

BEA attempts to support binary and source-level compatibility between the current version of WebLogic Server and all versions as far back as 6.1 SP2 in the areas of persistent data, generated classes, API, and protocol compatibility. For more detailed information, see Compatibility Statement for BEA WebLogic Server 9.0.

Support for Server Migration

The following sections provide support information on Server Migration for this release:

For detailed information on server migration, see Server Migration in Using WebLogic Server Clusters.

Supported Platforms for Server Migration

The following section lists the configurations on which BEA supports Server Migration for this release:

Support for Leasing Implementations for Server Migration

This release only supports high-availability database leasing. Non-database (in-memory) leasing is not supported. See Databases Supporting WebLogic Server Features.

Development Platforms

WebLogic Server supports Development Platforms for the design, development, and verification of applications; they are not supported for production server deployments. Development Platforms are identified in the detailed Supported Configurations page for each platform.

Support Policy for Third-Party JVMs

A Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is required for WebLogic Server to run. For your convenience, in most cases the WebLogic installation program includes a JVM for creation of WebLogic domain configurations and use of WebLogic software. For details, see the installation guide for WebLogic Server.

If the JVM used in your configuration is not the BEA JRockit JVM, but a JVM provided by a third party, BEA cannot directly resolve potential issues traced to the third-party JVM. Support for a third-party JVM must be provided by the JVM vendor.

The version of any third-party JVM bundled by BEA is recommended by the JVM vendor at the time BEA releases its product. Because the versions of JVMs supported by vendors change over time, please consult with your JVM vendor and confirm the latest configurations in the documentation for your operating system before using a third-party JVM. To find the documentation for your operating system, see List of Supported Operating System Configurations.

Installation Information

For the standard method of installing WebLogic Platform and WebLogic Server, see BEA Products Installation Guide. If special installation instructions are required, they are provided along with the operating system and hardware configurations on which BEA supports WebLogic Platform and WebLogic Server. For information about distribution methods for WebLogic Platform and WebLogic Server, see Product Distribution Methods.


End-of-Life and Product Life Cycle Policy Information


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