1 Introduction and Roadmap

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

This chapter includes the following sections:

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 of WebLogic Server adds WLST commands to improve usability for dynamic cluster lifecycle operations. By using the WLST scaleUp and scaleDown commands, you can easily start and stop dynamic servers in a dynamic cluster and expand or shrink the size of a dynamic cluster. See Starting and Stopping Servers in Dynamic Clusters and Expanding or Reducing Dynamic Clusters.

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