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Clone Servers

Cloning servers creates new servers based on existing ones. After cloning, update the configuration of the cloned servers if needed.

You can select to clone the Administration Server, however, if you start the cloned Administration Server from the Console, it will function as a Managed Server. In order for the cloned server to function as the Administration Server for a domain, you must have set the AdminServerName attribute on the DomainMBean before starting it. For more information on changing the Administration Server for a domain, see Delete the Administration Server.

To clone servers:

  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, select Environment > Servers.

    The Servers table displays all the servers defined in the domain.

  3. Select the check box next to the name of the server you want to clone and click Clone.
  4. On the Server Identity page:
    1. Enter a name for the server in the Server Name field.

      Each server within a domain must have a name that is unique for all configuration objects in the domain. Within a domain, each server, machine, cluster, JDBC connection pool, virtual host, and any other resource type must be named uniquely and must not use the same name as the domain.

      The server name is not used as part of the URL for applications that are deployed on the server. It is for your identification purposes only. The server name displays in the Administration Console, and if you use WebLogic Server command-line utilities or APIs, you use this name to identify the server.

    2. In Listen Address, if you want to limit the valid addresses for a server instance, enter an IP address or DNS name. Otherwise, URLs to the server can specify any of the host computer's IP address, any DNS name that maps to one of the IP addresses, or the localhost string.

      See Configuration Options.

    3. In Listen Port, enter the port number from which you want to access the server instance.

      If you run multiple server instances on a single computer, each server must use its own listen port.

    4. Click OK.

      The server appears in the Summary of Servers table.

  5. 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 Administration Console updates the domain's config.xml file with the new server configuration data.

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