1 Introduction and Roadmap

This section describes the contents and organization of this guide—Administering Clusters for Oracle WebLogic Server.

Document Scope and Audience

This document is written for application developers and administrators who are developing or deploying Web-based applications on one or more clusters. It also contains information that is useful for business analysts and system architects who are evaluating WebLogic Server or considering the use of WebLogic Server clusters for a particular application.

The topics in this document are primarily relevant to planning, implementing, and supporting a production environment that includes WebLogic Server clusters. Key guidelines for software engineers who design or develop applications that will run on a WebLogic Server cluster are also addressed.

It is assumed that the reader is familiar with Java EE, HTTP, HTML coding, and Java programming (servlets, JSP, or EJB development).

Guide to this Document

Related Documentation

New and Changed Clustering Features in This Release

This release introduces dynamic clusters. Dynamic clusters allow you to easily scale up the number of server instances in your domain. Dynamic clusters are based on a single shared server template. You use the server template to specify the configuration of the servers in your dynamic cluster so that each server does not need to be manually configured when expanding the cluster. For more information, see Chapter 11, "Creating Dynamic Clusters".

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