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What's New for Oracle WebLogic Cloud

November 2019

What’s New for Oracle WebLogic Cloud

Here’s an overview of the new features and enhancements that were added recently to improve your Oracle WebLogic Cloud experience. You don’t need to request an upgrade to be able to use the new features in Oracle WebLogic Cloud — they are available to you automatically.

November 2019

Feature Description
Create a private load balancer

When you create a domain with a load balancer, you can provision a public or private load balancer. A private load balancer does not have a public IP address and cannot be accessed from the Internet, unless you have configured a VPN between your virtual cloud network (VCN) and your on-premise data center.

Previously you could only create a public load balancer.

See Create a Domain in a Private Subnet in Using Oracle WebLogic Cloud.

Access Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services using a service gateway

Oracle WebLogic Cloud automatically creates a service gateway when provisioning a new VCN with a private subnet. The service gateway provides network access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services, such as Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing and Oracle Key Management Cloud Service, without using the public Internet. See Configure Network Parameters in Using Oracle WebLogic Cloud.

Network Address Translation (NAT) gateways are no longer used to access Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services. If your private subnet requires access to Internet resources, then you must manually create a NAT gateway in your VCN and the appropriate routing rules.

Assign tags to stack resources

You can assign tags to the resources (compute, network, and so on) that are provisioned in a stack to support a new domain. Oracle WebLogic Cloud supports defined tags and free-form tags.

Previously you could only assign tags to the stack.

See Create a Basic Domain in Using Oracle WebLogic Cloud.

Secure web services using Oracle Identity Cloud Service

For JRF-enabled domains that use Oracle Identity Cloud Service for authentication, you can use Oracle Web Services Manager and the OAuth protocol to secure communication between web service applications and clients.

See Secure Web Services Using Identity Cloud Service in Using Oracle WebLogic Cloud.

Use October PSUs

New domains include the October Patch Set Updates (PSUs) for Oracle WebLogic Server.

See Patches Included in Oracle WebLogic Cloud in Using Oracle WebLogic Cloud.

October 2019

Feature Description
Use Standard Edition

A new listing is available in the Marketplace for Oracle WebLogic Server Standard Edition. If you have an on-premises license for Standard Edition, you can launch a stack from this listing.

Oracle WebLogic Server Standard Edition does not include clustering, and so Oracle WebLogic Cloud does not provision a cluster in domains that are running Standard Edition.

Authenticate WebLogic Server users in Oracle Identity Cloud Service

Use Oracle WebLogic Cloud to create a domain that integrates the Oracle WebLogic Server security realm with Oracle Identity Cloud Service. As a result, users that access the administration console or your Java applications are authenticated against Oracle Identity Cloud Service.

See these topics in Using Oracle WebLogic Cloud:

Use HTTPS on the load balancer

When you create a domain, Oracle WebLogic Cloud can configure the load balancer and supporting resources to use HTTPS instead of HTTP. You can also manually update the load balancer of an existing domain to use SSL.

See these topics in Using Oracle WebLogic Cloud:

September 2019

Feature Description
Create a cluster of up to eight servers The maximum number of managed servers that you can create in a domain is eight. Previously, the maximum cluster size was four.
Select bare metal shapes

Use Oracle WebLogic Cloud to create compute instances that use bare metal (BM) shapes. Previously, only virtual machine (VM) shapes were supported.

See Overview of the Compute Service in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure documentation.

Select a shape for the bastion

Select a custom compute shape for the bastion compute instance when you create a domain in a private subnet.

See Create a Domain in a Private Subnet in Using Oracle WebLogic Cloud.

Select a shape for the load balancer

Select a bandwidth shape when you create a domain that includes a load balancer.

See Configure a Load Balancer in Using Oracle WebLogic Cloud.

Select a network compartment

You can now use two compartments when creating an Oracle WebLogic Cloud stack, one compartment for the WebLogic Server compute instances (and bastion instance, if creating in a private subnet), and another compartment for all of the required network resources such as virtual cloud network, subnets, security lists, route tables and gateways (and optional load balancer, if adding). Previously all compute instances, load balancer, and network resources were contained in a single compartment.

See Create a Compartment in Using Oracle WebLogic Cloud.

Quickly create custom data sources for autonomous databases

Use Oracle WebLogic Cloud utility scripts to download and extract the Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing database wallet to the domain nodes, and to create a data source for the database.

See Create a Data Source for an ATP Database in Using Oracle WebLogic Cloud.

Use the Fusion Middleware Control Console

New JRF-enabled domains include the Oracle Fusion Middleware Control Console. Previously you had to install these components manually after creating a domain.

See Access the Fusion Middleware Control Console in Using Oracle WebLogic Cloud.

Use July PSUs

New domains include the July Patch Set Updates (PSUs) for Oracle WebLogic Server.

See Patches Included in Oracle WebLogic Cloud in Using Oracle WebLogic Cloud.

Documentation Accessibility

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Access to Oracle Support

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