7 Next Steps After Configuring the Domain

After you configure a product domain, there are additional tasks that you may want to perform.

Performing Basic Administrative Tasks

Review the administrative tasks you will likely want to perform on a new domain.

Table 7-1 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.

See Overview of Oracle Fusion Middleware Administration Tools in 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.

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

Configuring Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

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

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

Monitoring Oracle Fusion Middleware

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

See Monitoring Oracle Fusion Middleware in Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Understanding Backup and Recovery Procedures

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

See Introduction to Backup and Recovery in Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Performing Additional Domain Configuration Tasks

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

Table 7-2 Additional Domain Configuration Tasks

Task Description More Information

Deploying Applications

Learn how to deploy your applications to Oracle Fusion Middleware.

See Deploying Applications in 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 Installing and Configuring Oracle HTTP Server.

See also Installing Multiple Products in the Same Domain for important information.

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 information about Coherence clusters, see Configuring and Managing Coherence Clusters in Administering Clusters for Oracle WebLogic Server.

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

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

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

Preparing Your Environment for High Availability

Scaling out for high availability requires additional steps.

Table 7-3 provides a list of tasks to perform if you want to scale out your standard installation environment for high availability.

Table 7-3 Tasks Required to Prepare Your Environment for High Availability

Task Description More Information

Scaling out to multiple host computers

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

See Scaling Out a Topology (Machine Scale Out) in the High Availability Guide.

Configuring high availability for your Web Tier components.

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

See Configuring High Availability for Web Tier Components in High Availability Guide.

Setting up a front-end load balancer

A load balancer can be used to distribute requests across servers more evenly.

See Server Load Balancing in a High Availability Environment and Configuring Load Balancer Virtual Server Names and Ports in High Availability Guide.

Configuring Node Manager

Node Manager enables you to start, shut down, and restart the Administration Server and Managed Server instances from a remote location. This document assumes you have configured a per-domain Node Manager. Review the Node Manager documentation, for information on advanced Node Manager configuration options and features.

See Advanced Node Manager Configuration in Administering Node Manager for Oracle WebLogic Server.