1 Introduction and Roadmap

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

This chapter includes the following sections:

Document Scope and Audience

This document describes how you manage Oracle WebLogic Server startup, shutdown, and server life cycle. It also describes WebLogic features that help you prevent and recover from server failure.

This document is a resource for system administrators and operators responsible for monitoring and managing a WebLogic Server installation. 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:

New and Changed Features for Managing Server Life Cycle

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