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5 Maintaining WebCenter Portal Applications

The chapter outlines what Fusion Middleware administrators might do to keep WebCenter Portal 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 WebCenter Portal 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 WebCenter Portal application administration (users granted the Admin role through the Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console).

5.1 System Administration for WebCenter Portal Applications (Roadmap)

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

If the WebCenter Portal 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 WebCenter Portal Applications

Tasks Documentation Role

Stop and start the managed server

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

Fusion Middleware Admin

Stop and start the WebCenter Portal application

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

Fusion Middleware Admin

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

  • Analytics Services

  • Activity Graph Services

  • Personalization Services


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


Reassociate your identity, policy and credential stores

Reassociate your identity or policy stores:

See also Oracle Fusion Middleware Security Guide.

Fusion Middleware Admin

Reconfigure the MDS repository

Fusion Middleware Admin

Reconfigure WebCenter repository


Export WebCenter Portal 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

Import WebCenter Portal application data

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

Fusion Middleware Admin

View and manage log files

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

Fusion Middleware Admin

Monitor performance

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

Fusion Middleware Admin

Tune application properties

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

Fusion Middleware Admin

Perform application administrative tasks through WebCenter Portal Administration pages

Perform application administrative duties:

  • Set application-level preferences

  • Manage users and grant application roles

  • Manage and configure application resources

  • Manage and configure content

  • Manage and configure portlet producers

  • Manage and configure external applications

  • Create and manage polls

See: Using WebCenter Portal Administration Console

Application Admin