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Create a new virtual target

A virtual target represents a target for a resource group, both at the domain level and in a domain partition. It defines the access points to resources, such as one or more host names, a URI prefix, and the managed server or cluster to which the virtual target is itself targeted. Configure virtual targets to meet your specifications.

You must specify at least one of host name, URI prefix, or port number.

To create a virtual target:

  1. If you have not already done so, in the Change Center of the Administration Console, click Lock & Edit (see Use the Change Center).
  2. In the left pane of the Console, expand Environment and select Virtual Targets.
  3. Click New.
  4. On the Create a New Virtual Target page, enter the name that will identify your virtual target.

    Note: Once you create a virtual target, you cannot rename it. Instead, you must delete it and create another one that uses a new name.

  5. Select the target cluster or managed server from the list of the targets in the current domain.
  6. Enter the host names for which this virtual target will serve requests. The host names you specify must have DNS entries that resolve to the correct servers, or to a load balancer. If you do not specify a host name, it is the equivalent of wildcarding the host name to match all incoming requests.
  7. Optionally, enter a URI prefix for which this virtual target will serve requests.

    There are two general approaches when using virtual targets: route by host name or by URI prefix.

  8. Optionally, specify partition channel and port (explicit or offset) information to use for this virtual target. A network channel in a WebLogic Server instance is a combination of the following four attributes: communication protocol, listen address, listen port, and channel name.The channel must already exist on the selected target and be configured using the same protocol. If you specify a value for Partition Channel, you must specify either an explicit port or a port offset.
  9. Click OK.

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