5 Maintaining Custom WebCenter Applications

The chapter outlines what Fusion Middleware administrators might do to keep custom WebCenter applications up and running. The following roadmap helps to guide you through the process:

Although WebCenter Spaces is itself a WebCenter application, it does require some special maintenance tasks that custom WebCenter applications do not. To see a comprehensive list of these tasks, refer to Chapter 3, "Maintaining WebCenter Spaces".


The content of this chapter is intended for Fusion Middleware administrators responsible for custom WebCenter application administration (users granted the Admin role through the Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console).

5.1 System Administration for Custom WebCenter Applications (Roadmap)

The roadmap in Table 5-1 outlines typical tasks that a Fusion Middleware administrator might perform to keep a custom WebCenter application up and running.

If the custom WebCenter application must temporarily shut down for maintenance, ensure that a suitable message displays to any users who attempt to access the application while it is offline.

Table 5-1 Roadmap - Maintaining Custom WebCenter Applications

Step Documentation Role

Step 1 - Stop and start the managed server

Restart the managed server on which the custom WebCenter application is deployed to effect configuration changes or for routine maintenance:

Fusion Middleware Admin

Step 2 - Stop and start the custom WebCenter application

Shut down the application for maintenance purposes and then restart the application:

Fusion Middleware Admin

Step 3 Maintain back-end services

Add, modify, and delete connections through the Fusion Middleware Control Console:

Fusion Middleware Admin

  • Content Repositories

  • Mail Servers

  • BPEL Servers

  • Collaboration Services

  • Secure Enterprise Search

  • Wiki and Blog Services


Step 4 - Maintain external applications and portlet producers

Add, modify, and delete connections through Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control Console. See:

Fusion Middleware Admin

  • External Applications

  • Portlet Producers


Step 5 - Reconfigure your identity store

See also, Oracle Fusion Middleware Security Guide.

Fusion Middleware Admin

Step 6 - Reconfigure the MDS repository

Fusion Middleware Admin

Step 7 - Reconfigure WebCenter repository


Step 8 - Export custom WebCenter application data

Migrate data to a remote instance or between stage and production environments:

See also, "Managing Export, Import, Backup, and Recovery of WebCenter".

Fusion Middleware Admin

Step 9 - Import custom WebCenter application data

Use the import facility to move content to a remote instance or between stage and production environments:

Fusion Middleware Admin

Step 10 - View and manage log files

Identify and diagnose problems through log files. Custom WebCenter application logs record all types of events, including startup and shutdown information, errors, warnings, and other information:

Fusion Middleware Admin

Step 11 - Monitor performance

Analyze the performance of the custom WebCenter application and monitor its current status through Fusion Middleware Control Console:

Fusion Middleware Admin

Step 12 - Tune application properties

Reconfigure performance related parameters for the WebCenter environment, WebCenter application, and WebCenter services:

Fusion Middleware Admin