Before you begin
You must install an enterprise application before you can start it. See Install an enterprise application.
When you start an application, you can make it immediately available to clients, or you can start it in Administration Mode to first ensure that it is working as you expect. Starting in Administration Mode allows you to perform final ("sanity") checking of the distributed application directly in the production environment without disrupting clients.
Similarly, you can stop an application so that no clients can use it, or you can stop it in Administration Mode so that only administrative tasks can be performed.
Stopping an application does not remove its source files from the server; you can later redeploy (also called update) a stopped application to make it available to WebLogic Server clients once again.
A table in the right pane displays all deployed enterprise applications and application modules.
When you start an application, you must pick one of the following options: