1 Introduction and Roadmap

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

This chapter includes the following sections:

Document Scope and Audience

This document describes how to configure and use Node Manager to control and manage server instances within a WebLogic Server environment.

This document is a resource for system administrators and operators responsible for using Node Manager. It is relevant to all phases of a software project, from development through test and production phases.

It is assumed that the reader is familiar with Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) and Web technologies, object-oriented programming techniques, and the Java programming language.

Guide to This Document

The document is organized as follows:

  • This chapter, Introduction and Roadmap describes the scope of the guide and lists related documentation.

  • Node Manager Overview provides a general description of Node Manager and describes how it works within a WebLogic domain. It also provides detailed descriptions of the configuration and log files used by Node Manager.

  • Node Manager Tutorial provides a basic example of creating and using per domain Java-based Node Manager to start and stop WebLogic Server instances in a single-machine domain that hosts both an Administration Server and a Managed Server.

  • Configuring Java Node Manager describes the configuration procedures for the Java implementation of Node Manager.

  • Configuring Script-Based Node Manager describes the configuration procedures for the script-based implementation of Node Manager.

  • Using Node Manager provides procedures for starting Node Manager and server instances.

New and Changed Features in This Release

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