This chapter includes the following sections:
This document describes how to configure and use Node Manager to control and manage server instances within a 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.
The document is organized as follows:
This chapter, Chapter 1, "Introduction and Roadmap" describes the scope of the guide and lists related documentation.
Chapter 2, "Node Manager Overview" provides a general description of Node Manager and describes how it works within a WebLogic domain. It also provides detailed descriptions of the configuration and log files used by Node Manager.
Chapter 3, "Node Manager Tutorial" provides a basic example of creating and using per domain Java-based Node Manager to start and stop WebLogic Server instances in a single-machine domain that hosts both an Administration Server and a Managed Server.
Chapter 4, "Configuring Java Node Manager" describes the configuration procedures for the Java implementation of Node Manager.
Chapter 5, "Configuring Script-Based Node Manager" describes the configuration procedures for the script-based implementation of Node Manager.
Chapter 6, "Using Node Manager" provides procedures for starting Node Manager and server instances.
For a comprehensive listing of the new WebLogic Server features introduced in this release, see What's New in Oracle WebLogic Server.