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Change to production mode

All servers in a domain run either in development mode or production mode. In general, production mode requires you to configure additional security features. For information on the differences between the two modes, refer to Differences Between Configuration Startup Modes.

To configure all servers in a domain to run in production mode:

  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. In the left pane of the Console, under Domain Structure, select the domain name.
  3. Select Configuration > General and select the Production Mode check box.
  4. Click Save, and then, to activate these changes, in the Change Center, click Activate Changes.
  5. Shut down any servers that are currently running. See Start and stop servers.
  6. Invoke the domain's startWebLogic script. See Starting an Administration Server with a Startup Script.

    The Administration Server starts in the new mode.

  7. If the domain contains Managed Servers, start the Managed Servers.


As each Managed Server starts, it refers to the mode of the Administration Server to determine its runtime mode.

Note: Once you have changed to production mode, whether by using a start command argument, the Console, or WLST, you cannot change back to development mode without restarting the server.


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