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Configure machines

  1. If you have not already done so, in the Change Center of the Administration Console, click Lock & Edit (see Use the Change Center).
  2. Click the Machines node.

    The Machines table displays in the right pane showing all the machines defined in the domain.

  3. Click the Configure a New Machine link (or, if you are configuring a UNIX machine, click the Configure a New Unix Machine link).

    A dialog displays in the right pane showing the tabs associated with the new machine.

  4. Enter a name for the new machine in the Name attribute field.

    This name is used to identify the machine within the WebLogic Server domain; it does not have to correspond to the machine's network name.

    Note: The name must be unique in relation to all other configurable resources in the domain.

  5. If you are creating a UNIX machine and you want to bind the processes under which WebLogic Server instances run to a user ID or group ID, do any of the following:
    1. To bind the server processes to a user ID, select Enable Post-Bind UID and enter the user ID in the Post-Bind UID box.
    2. To bind the server processes to a group ID, select Enable Post-Bind GID and enter the group ID in the Post-Bind GID box.
  6. Click Create to create a machine instance with the name you specified.

    The new instance is added to the Machines node in the left pane.

  7. Click the Node Manager tab to define the Node Manager connection and authentication attributes for the machine.
  8. Enter the DNS name or IP address upon which Node Manager listens in the Listen Address box.

    If you identify the Listen Address by IP address, you must disable Host Name Verification on Administration Servers that will access Node Manager. For more information and instructions, see "Using Hostname Verification" in Managing WebLogic Security.

  9. Click Apply to apply your changes.
  10. Click the Servers tab to identify which Managed Servers reside on this machine. To assign an existing server to this machine, select the server name in the Available column, and click the appropriate arrow to move the server to the Chosen column.
  11. Click Apply to apply your changes.
  12. To activate these changes, in the Change Center of the Administration Console, click Activate Changes.
    Not all changes take effect immediately—some require a restart (see Use the Change Center).


The new machine entry now specifies the attributes required to connect to the Node Manager process running on the machine, as well as identify which WebLogic Server instances reside on the machine.


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