Node Manager Administrator’s Guide

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Introduction and Roadmap

Document Scope and Audience

Guide to This Document

Related Documentation

New and Changed Features for Managing Server Life Cycle

Node Manager Overview


Node Manager Versions

Java-based Node Manager

Script-based Node Manager

Determining Which Node Manager Version to Use

Accessing Node Manager

What You Can Do with Node Manager

Start, Shut Down, and Restart an Administration Server

Start, Shut Down, Suspend, and Restart Managed Servers

Restart Administration and Managed Servers

Monitor Servers and View Log Data

How Node Manager Works in the WebLogic Server Environment

Diagram of Node Manager and Servers

How Node Manager Starts an Administration Server

How Node Manager Starts a Managed Server

How Node Manager Restarts an Administration Server

How Node Manager Restarts a Managed Server

How Node Manager Shuts Down a Server Instance

Node Manager and System Crash Recovery

Node Manager Configuration and Log Files

Configuration Files




Log Files



WebLogic Server Log Files

General Node Manager Configuration

Overview of Node Manager Configuration

Step 1: Configure Your Computer to Run Node Manager

Controlling and Configuring Node Manager Using WLST

Using nmConnect() in a Production Environment

Step 2: Specify Node Manager Username and Password

Step 3: Configure a Machine to Use Node Manager

Step 4: Configuring File

Step 5: Configuring Remote Startup Arguments

Step 6: Setting Server Startup Properties

Setting Startup Properties Using WLST

Server Startup Properties

Step 7: Define the Administration Server Address

Step 8: Set the Node Manager Environment Variables

Configuring Java Node Manager

Running Node Manager as a Service

Reconfigure Startup Service for Windows Installations

Configuring Java-based Node Manager Security

Remote Server Start Security for Java-based Node Manager


Deprecated Node Manager Properties

Configuring Node Manager to Use Start and Stop Scripts

Script Location

Best Practices when Using Start and Stop Scripts

Using Start Scripts

Using Stop Scripts

Using SSL With Java-based Node Manager

Configuring Node Manager on Multiple Machines

Configuring Script Node Manager


Creating a Node Manager User

Configuring Node Manager as an xinetd Service

Overriding the Default SSH Port

Configuring Script-based Node Manager Security

Security for WebLogic Server Scripts

Remote Server Start Security for Script-based Node Manager

Generating and Distributing Key Value Pairs

Shared Key Value Pair

Individual Key Value Pairs

Using Node Manager

Starting Node Manager

Running Node Manager as a Startup Service

Starting Java-based Node Manager Using Scripts

Command Syntax for Starting Java-based Node Manager

Running Script-based Node Manager

Stopping Node Manager

Using Node Manager to Control Servers

Starting the Administration Server Using Node Manager

Starting Managed Servers

Starting Managed Servers without an Administration Server

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