Access the Fusion Middleware Control Console

If your Oracle WebLogic Server for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure domain includes the Java Required Files (JRF) components, you can use the Fusion Middleware Control to access and manage the domain and its Fusion Middleware components.

Access the Fusion Middleware Control Console in a Public Subnet

Oracle WebLogic Server compute instances assigned to a public subnet are accessible from the public Internet.

To access the Fusion Middleware Control:

  1. Sign in to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console.
  2. From the Compartment dropdown, select the compartment in which your domain is created.
  3. Click the name of the domain instance that has the Administration Server node.
    The instance with the Adminstration Server node has wls-0 appended to the name. For example: abcde1xy-wls-0
  4. Copy the public IP address value.
  5. In a browser, specify the URL of the Fusion Middleware Control in the following format, using the public IP address and appropriate port:
    https://IP-address:port/em

    The default SSL port is 7002, unless it was changed during stack creation.

    For example:

    https://192.0.2.3:7002/em
  6. When prompted, enter the WebLogic Server administrator user name and password for this domain.

Access the Fusion Middleware Control Console in a Private Subnet

Oracle WebLogic Server compute instances assigned to a private subnet are not accessible from the public Internet.

To access the Fusion Middleware Control Console for a private domain, you can use the bastion instance that's created on a public subnet and dynamic port forwarding with a secure shell (SSH) utility.

By opening an SSH tunnel with dynamic port forwarding, the SSH client becomes a Socket Secure (SOCKS) proxy listening on the port you specify. All traffic that routes to the proxy port is forwarded to its destination through the proxy server. Then when you configure your browser to use a SOCKS proxy, you can access a private domain and its Fusion Middleware components.

  1. Sign in to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console.
  2. From the Compartment dropdown, select the compartment in which your domain is created.
  3. Click the name of the domain instance that has the Administration Server node.
    The instance with the Administration Server node has wls-0 appended to the name. For example: abcde7xy-wls-0
  4. Copy the private IP address value.
  5. Return to the Compute Instances page.
  6. Click the name of the bastion instance that's associated with the domain.
    The domain's bastion instance is identified by servicename-bastion-instance. For example: abcde7xy-bastion-instance
  7. Copy the public IP address value.
  8. From your computer, open an SSH tunnel to an unused port on the bastion node as the opc user. For example, you can use port 1088 for SOCKS proxy. It can be any other unused port.

    Specify the -D option to use dynamic port forwarding. Provide the path to the private key that corresponds to the public key that you specified when you created the domain.

    The SSH command format is:

    ssh -C -D port_for_socks_proxy -i path_to_private_key opc@bastion_public_ip

    For example:

    ssh -C -D 1088 -i ~/.ssh/mykey.openssh opc@198.51.100.1

    On a Windows platform, you can use Windows PowerShell to run the SSH command.

  9. In your browser settings, set up the SOCKS (version 5) proxy configuration. Specify your local computer and the same SOCKS port that you used in your SSH command.
  10. Specify the URL of the Fusion Middleware Control Console in the following format, using the private IP address:
    http://private_ip_address:port/em

    The default port is 7001, unless it was changed during stack creation.

    For example:

    http://192.0.2.3:7001/em
  11. When prompted, enter the WebLogic Server administrator user name and password for this domain.