4 Next Steps After Configuring the Infrastructure Domain

This topic describes common tasks you might want to perform on a newly created Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure domain.

This section includes the following topics:

Basic Administrative Tasks for a New Domain

There are a series of common administration tasks to perform on your newly created domain.

Table 4-1 Basic Administration Tasks for a New Domain

Task Description More Information

Getting familiar with Fusion Middleware administration tools

Get familiar with various tools that you can use to manage your environment.

Overview of Oracle Fusion Middleware Administration Tools in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Starting and stopping products and servers

Learn how to start and stop Oracle Fusion Middleware, including the Administration Server, Managed Servers, and components.

Starting and Stopping Oracle Fusion Middleware in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Configuring Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

Learn how to set up secure communications among Oracle Fusion Middleware components using SSL.

Configuring SSL in Oracle Fusion Middleware in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Monitoring Oracle Fusion Middleware

Learn how to keep track of the status of Oracle Fusion Middleware components.

Monitoring Oracle Fusion Middleware in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Understanding Backup and Recovery Procedures

Learn the recommended backup and recovery procedures for Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Introducing Backup and Recovery in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Performing Additional Domain Configuration Tasks

Review additional configuration tasks you will likely want to perform on a new domain.

Table 4-2 Additional Domain Configuration Tasks

Task Description More Information

Deploying Applications

Learn how to deploy your applications to Oracle Fusion Middleware.

See Deploying Applications in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Adding a Web Tier front-end to your domain

Oracle Web Tier hosts Web pages (static and dynamic), provides security and high performance along with built-in clustering, load balancing, and failover features. In particular, the Web Tier contains Oracle HTTP Server.

To install and configure Oracle HTTP Server in the WebLogic Server domain, see Configuring Oracle HTTP Server in a WebLogic Server Domain in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installing and Configuring Oracle HTTP Server.

Tuning and configuring Coherence for your topology

The standard installation topology includes a Coherence cluster that contains storage-enabled Managed Coherence Servers. This configuration is a good starting point for using Coherence, but depending upon your specific requirements, consider tuning and reconfiguring Coherence to improve performance in a production environment.

For more about Coherence clusters, see Configuring and Managing Coherence Clusters in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administering Clusters for Oracle WebLogic Server.

For information on tuning Coherence, see Performance Tuning in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administering Oracle Coherence.

For information on storing HTTP session data in Coherence, see Using Coherence*Web with WebLogic Server in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administering HTTP Session Management with Oracle Coherence*Web.

For more about creating and deploying Coherence applications, see Getting Started in Oracle Fusion Middleware Developing Oracle Coherence Applications for Oracle WebLogic Server.

High Availability Configuration Tasks

If you choose to scale out your standard installation environment for high availability, there is a list of tasks to perform.

Table 4-3 Tasks Required to Prepare Your Environment for High Availability

Task Description More Information

Configuring Node Manager

Node Manager enables you to start, shut down, and restart the Administration Server and Managed Server instances from a remote location. Node Manager is an essential utility for high availability environments.

Overview of Node Manager Configuration in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administering Node Manager for Oracle WebLogic Server.

Scaling out to multiple host computers

To enable high availability, it is important to provide failover capabilities to another host computer. If one computer goes down, your environment can continue to serve consumers of your deployed applications.

Scaling Out a Topology (Machine Scaleout) in the Oracle Fusion Middleware High Availability Guide.

Configuring high availability for your Web Tier components.

If you added a Web tier front-end, you must configure the Web Tier for high availability, as well as the WebLogic Server software.

Configuring High Availability for Web Tier Components in Oracle Fusion Middleware High Availability Guide.

Setting up a front-end load balancer

You can use a load balancer to distribute requests across servers more evenly.

Server Load Balancing in a High Availability Environment and Configure Load Balancer in Oracle Fusion Middleware High Availability Guide.