1 Introduction and Roadmap

This chapter describes the contents and organization of this guide—Administering Clusters for Oracle WebLogic Server.

This chapter includes the following sections:

Guide to this Document

New and Changed Clustering Features in This Release

This release of WebLogic Server adds WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) commands to improve usability for dynamic cluster lifecycle operations. By using the WLST scaleUp and scaleDown commands, you can easily start and stop dynamic servers in a dynamic cluster and expand or shrink the size of a dynamic cluster. See Starting and Stopping Servers in Dynamic Clusters and Expanding or Reducing Dynamic Clusters.

For a comprehensive listing of the new WebLogic Server features introduced in this release, see What’s New in Oracle WebLogic Server.