4 Next Steps After Configuring the Infrastructure Domain

This topic describes common tasks you might want to perform on a newly created Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure domain.

This section includes the following topics:

4.1 Basic Administrative Tasks for a New Domain

There are a series of common administration tasks to perform on your newly created domain.

Table 4-1 Basic Administration Tasks for a New Domain

Task Description More Information

Getting familiar with Fusion Middleware administration tools

Get familiar with various tools that you can use to manage your environment.

Overview of Oracle Fusion Middleware Administration Tools in Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Starting and stopping products and servers

Learn how to start and stop Oracle Fusion Middleware, including the Administration Server, Managed Servers, and components.

Starting and Stopping Oracle Fusion Middleware in Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Configuring Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

Learn how to set up secure communications among Oracle Fusion Middleware components using SSL.

Configuring SSL in Oracle Fusion Middleware in Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Monitoring Oracle Fusion Middleware

Learn how to keep track of the status of Oracle Fusion Middleware components.

Monitoring Oracle Fusion Middleware in Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Understanding Backup and Recovery Procedures

Learn the recommended backup and recovery procedures for Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Introducing Backup and Recovery in Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware.

4.2 Additional Domain Configuration Tasks for a New Domain

The following table lists additional tasks to perform on your newly created domain.

Table 4-2 Additional Domain Configuration Tasks

Task Description More Information

Deploying Applications

Learn how to deploy your applications to Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Deploying Applications part in Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Adding a Web Tier front-end to your domain

Oracle Web Tier hosts Web pages (static and dynamic), provides security and high performance along with built-in clustering, load balancing, and failover features. In particular, the Web Tier contains Oracle HTTP Server.

See the steps to install and configure Oracle HTTP Server in the WebLogic Server domain in Installing and Configuring Oracle HTTP Server.

Also refer to Installing Multiple Products in the Same Domain in Planning an Installation of Oracle Fusion Middleware for important information.

Tuning and configuring Coherence for your topology

The standard installation topology includes a Coherence cluster that contains storage-enabled Managed Coherence Servers. This configuration is a good starting point for using Coherence, but depending upon your specific requirements, consider tuning and reconfiguring Coherence to improve performance in a production environment.

For information about Coherence clusters, see Configuring and Managing Coherence Clusters in Administering Clusters for Oracle WebLogic Server.

For information about tuning Coherence, see Performance Tuning in Administering Oracle Coherence.

For information about storing HTTP session data in Coherence, see Using Coherence*Web with WebLogic Server in Administering HTTP Session Management with Oracle Coherence*Web.

For more information about creating and deploying Coherence applications, see Creating Coherence Applications for WebLogic Server in Developing Oracle Coherence Applications for Oracle WebLogic Server.

4.3 High Availability Configuration Tasks

If you choose to scale out your standard installation environment for high availability, there is a list of tasks to perform.

Table 4-3 Tasks Required to Prepare Your Environment for High Availability

Task Description More Information

Configuring Node Manager

Node Manager enables you to start, shut down, and restart the Administration Server and Managed Server instances from a remote location. Node Manager is an essential utility for high availability environments.

Overview of Node Manager Configuration in Administering Node Manager for Oracle WebLogic Server.

Scaling out to multiple host computers

To enable high availability, it is important to provide failover capabilities to another host computer. If one computer goes down, your environment can continue to serve consumers of your deployed applications.

Scaling Out a Topology (Machine Scaleout) in the High Availability Guide.

Configuring high availability for your Web Tier components.

If you added a Web tier front-end, you must configure the Web Tier for high availability, as well as the WebLogic Server software.

Configuring High Availability for Web Tier Components in High Availability Guide.

Setting up a front-end load balancer

You can use a load balancer to distribute requests across servers more evenly.

Server Load Balancing in a High Availability Environment and Configure Load Balancer in High Availability Guide.