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:
Introduction and Roadmap describes the scope of the guide and lists related documentation.
Starting and Stopping Servers describes several ways to start and stop server instances.
Setting Up a WebLogic Server Instance as a Windows Service describes setting up a WebLogic Server instance as a Windows service on a Windows host computer.
Avoiding and Recovering From Server Failure describes failover procedures for WebLogic Server instances.
Understanding Server Life Cycle describes the operational phases of a WebLogic Server instance, from startup to shutdown.
Starting and Stopping Servers: Quick Reference provides simple procedures for starting and stopping WebLogic Server instances.
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.