1 Introduction and Roadmap

Learn about the contents and organization of this guide Administering Node Manager for Oracle WebLogic Server.

This chapter includes the following topics:

Document Scope and Audience

This document describes how to configure and use Node Manager to control and manage server instances within an Oracle 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

This document is organized into several chapters. This section lists the chapters and provides information about the content each of them includes.

The document includes the following chapters:

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

  • Node Manager Overview provides a general description of Node Manager and describes how it works within a WebLogic domain. This chapter 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 the 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

Several new features have been introduced in this release and features have been changed or modified. For a comprehensive listing of the new Oracle WebLogic Server features, see What's New in Oracle WebLogic Server.