A Understanding the WebLogic Server and Coherence Distribution

This appendix describes the contents of the Oracle WebLogic Server and Coherence distribution (wls_121200.jar).

The products and feature sets included with this distribution are described in Table A-1.


Oracle WebLogic Server is also available with the Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure distribution (fmw_infra_121200.jar). See "Understanding the Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure Distribution" in Installing and Configuring the Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure.

Table A-1 Oracle WebLogic Server and Coherence Components and Features

Product Feature Set Description Available with Which Install Type?

Core Server

Core Application Server

A complete application server that implements Java Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6) technologies, Web Services, and other leading Internet standards to provide a reliable framework for highly available, scalable, and secure applications and services. Includes the full set of components that comprise the essential WebLogic Server run time with full Java EE 6 support.

This feature set does not include administration tools and add-on technologies, such as the Administration Console, Web Server plug-ins, JDBC drivers, and so on.


Coherence Product Files

Coherence provides replicated and distributed (partitioned) data management and caching services on top of a reliable, highly scalable peer-to-peer clustering protocol. Coherence has no single points of failure; it automatically and transparently fails over and redistributes its clustered data management services when a server becomes inoperative or is disconnected from the network. When a new server is added, or when a failed server is restarted, it automatically joins the cluster and Coherence fails back services to it, transparently redistributing the cluster load. Coherence includes network-level fault tolerance features and transparent soft re-start capability to enable servers to self-heal.

For more information about Coherence, see Developing Applications with Oracle Coherence.


Web 2.0 HTTP Pub-Sub Server

A channels based publish-subscribe mechanism for Web-based clients to send and receive asynchronous messages over HTTP. The HTTP Publish-Subscribe server can be used by Web clients to subscribe to channels (a representation in Bayeux for destinations) and publish messages to the channels.

For more information, see "Using the HTTP Publish-Subscribe Server" in Developing Web Applications, Servlets, and JSPs for Oracle WebLogic Server.


WebLogic SCA

This is a Spring container for Java applications that use SCA semantics to expose services and invoke references. The container is included as an optional library in WebLogic Server.


WebLogic Client Jars

These are client-side WebLogic applications.

WebLogic Server

Complete with Examples

Administrative Tools

Administration Console Additional Language Help Files

Language-specific online help files for the Administration Console.


CIE WLS Config

Provides files used by the Oracle Fusion Middleware Configuration Wizard.


Database Support

Third-Party JDBC Drivers

Other JDBC drivers bundled with WebLogic Server that can be used to connect a WebLogic Server environment to an external database.

For more information about this feature set, see "Using JDBC Drivers with WebLogic Server" in Administering JDBC Data Sources for Oracle WebLogic Server.

WebLogic Server

Complete with Examples

WebLogic Evaluation Database

Installs an evaluation database, which is used by the Server Examples, into the ORACLE_HOME/wlserver/common/derby directory.

If you do not choose the Complete with Examples install type, this evaluation database is still installed.


Open Source Components

Third Party Jackson

Third party open source software for processing JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) data formats.


Third Party Jersey

Third party open source software representing the official implementation of the Representational State Transfer (REST) architecture.


Third Party Maven Apache

Maven is a build management tool that is central to project build tasks such as compilation, packaging, and artifact management.

For more information, see Developing Applications Using Continuous Integration.



Server Examples

Server Examples are example applications that demonstrate key features of WebLogic Server.

For more information, see "Sample Application and Code Examples" in Understanding Oracle WebLogic Server.

Complete with Examples

Coherence Examples

Coherence Examples demonstrate how to use the features of Coherence in all supported languages (Java, .NET, and C++). The examples are organized collections of code that show how to use one or more features, and provide a single common way (per language) to build and run all examples. Source code for the examples is included.

Complete with Examples

Oracle Installation Infrastructure


The OPatch utility is a tool that allows the application and rollback of interim patches to Oracle products.