1 Introduction and Roadmap

The content and organization of this guide are explained in the following sections.—Administering the Store-and-Forward Service for Oracle WebLogic Server.

The sections covered are:

1.1 Document Scope and Audience

This document is a resource for system administrators responsible for configuring, managing, and monitoring the WebLogic Store-and-Forward service for use with WebLogic JMS and Web Services Reliable Messaging (WSRM).

The topics in this document are relevant to production phase administration, monitoring, or performance tuning topics. This document does not address the pre-production development or testing phases of a software project. For links to WebLogic Server documentation and resources for these topics, see Related Documentation.

It is assumed that the reader is familiar with WebLogic Server system administration. This document emphasizes the value-added features provided by WebLogic SAF and key information about how to use WebLogic Server features and facilities to maintain WebLogic Server in a production environment.

1.2 Guide to This Document

1.3 Related Documentation

This document contains SAF-specific configuration and maintenance information.

For comprehensive guidelines for developing, deploying, and monitoring WebLogic Server applications, see the following documents:

1.4 Samples and Tutorials for the System Administrator

In addition to this document, Oracle provides a variety of code samples and tutorials that show WebLogic Server configuration and API use, and provide practical instructions on how to perform key development tasks. Oracle recommends that you run some or all of the samples before configuring your own system.

1.4.1 Avitek Medical Records Application (MedRec) and Tutorials

MedRec is an end-to-end sample Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application shipped with WebLogic Server that simulates an independent, centralized medical record management system. The MedRec application provides a framework for patients, doctors, and administrators to manage patient data using a variety of different clients.

MedRec demonstrates WebLogic Server and Java EE features, and highlights BEA-recommended best practices. MedRec is included in the WebLogic Server distribution, and can be accessed from the Start menu on Windows machines. For Linux and other platforms, you can start MedRec from the WL_HOME\samples\domains\medrec directory, where WL_HOME is the top-level installation directory for WebLogic Platform.

1.4.2 Examples in the WebLogic Server Distribution

WebLogic Server optionally installs API code examples in WL_HOME\samples\server\examples\src\examples, where WL_HOME is the top-level directory of your WebLogic Server installation. You can start the examples server, and obtain information about the samples and how to run them from the WebLogic Server Start menu.

1.5 New and Changed SAF 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 12.2.1.3.0.