1 Introduction and Roadmap
This document describes Oracle WebLogic Server domains and how they are configured. A domain is the basic administration unit for Oracle WebLogic Server. A domain consists of one or more Oracle WebLogic Server instances (and their associated resources) that you manage with a single Administration Server.
The following sections describe the contents and organization of this guide—Understanding Domain Configuration for Oracle WebLogic Server.
Guide to this Document
This chapter, Introduction and Roadmap, introduces the purpose, organization, and context of this guide.
Understanding Oracle WebLogic Server Domains introduces Oracle WebLogic Server domains.
Domain Configuration Files describes the configuration and directories that maintain the on-disk representation of a domain and its contents.
Managing Configuration Changes describes change management features in Oracle WebLogic Server.
Server Templates introduces and describes server templates.
Samples and Tutorials
In addition to this document, Oracle provides code samples that are relevant to domain configuration and administration.
The WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) examples show how to automate the creation of domains using WLST. See WLST Sample Scripts in Understanding the WebLogic Scripting Tool.
The Avitek Medical Records Sample Application is an Oracle WebLogic Server sample application suite that concisely demonstrates all aspects of the Java EE platform. To start this sample application, invoke the startWeblogic script in:
ORACLE_HOMEis the directory you specified as the Oracle Home when you installed Oracle WebLogic Server.
New and Changed Features in This Release
For a comprehensive listing of the new Oracle WebLogic Server features introduced in this release, see What's New in Oracle WebLogic Server.