Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Administration Training

Course #:WA1839

Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Administration Training

Courseware: Available for sale

This course teaches the basics of the administration and deployment of Web applications in Oracle WebLogic 11g.

Objectives
 

At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand WebLogic architecture
  • Understand deployments of EJB and Web applications
  • Understand how to run WebLogic as a Web server
  • Set up WebLogic Server test environments for developers
  • Start/stop servers, problem detection and trouble shooting
  • Use the WLST for command-line administration
  • Use clustering for fault tolerance and load balancing
  • Configure and monitor resources in a production environment
  • Conduct security planning and implementation
  • Handle large throughput and concurrency
  • Understand performance tuning
Topics
 
  • Java EE and WebLogic Server architecture
  • WLST
  • WebLogic Clustering
  • WebLogic Application Deployment
  • WebLogic Resources and Services Configuration and Monitoring
  • Security and Transaction Management
  • WebLogic Performance Tuning
Audience
 

Web server administrators, project managers, developers and consultants who want to gain the knowledge of WebLogic Server administration.

Prerequisites
 
  • Knowledge and experience of network management and protocols
  • Knowledge and experience of RDBMS
Duration
 

5 days

Outline of Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Administration Training

Chapter 1. Java EE Overview for Administrators

  • Java EE Components
  • Java EE Vendor Specifications
  • Containers
  • Java EE Blueprint
  • Services
  • JDBC
  • Data Sources
  • Java Naming and Directory Interface
  • Java Message Service
  • JavaMail
  • Java EE Connector Architecture
  • Java Transaction API
  • Security
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Application Server Architecture
  • Java EE Application Structure
  • EAR File
  • What are Modules?
  • Java EE Deployment Descriptors
  • Web Module
  • EJB Module
  • Client Module
  • WebLogic Server Family History
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 11g
  • What's New in WebLogic Server 11g
  • What's New in WebLogic Server 11g – Development Related

Chapter 2. Introduction to WebLogic Server 11g

  • WebLogic Server Instances
  • The Java Virtual Machine
  • JVM Providers
  • Threads vs. Processes
  • WebLogic Server Domains
  • Servers And Domains
  • Domain Configuration
  • WebLogic Administration Domain
  • Directory Structures
  • Getting Started Roadmap
  • Install WebLogic Server
  • The Configuration Wizard
  • The Configuration Wizard: Creating A New Domain
  • Starting The Administrative Server
  • The Administration Console
  • Administrative Tasks
  • Change Center
  • Other Administrative Tools
  • Setting the Domain Environment
  • Automatically Starting Admin Servers
  • Managed Servers
  • Creating A Managed Server
  • Server Details
  • Starting A Managed Server
  • Password boot.properties
  • Examining Server Status
  • Shutting Down Servers
  • Admin Server Shutdown
  • Admin Server Backup
  • Start Scripts
  • config.xml
  • Summary

Chapter 3. WLST: The WebLogic Scripting Tool

  • The WLST
  • WLST Details
  • WLST Tasks
  • MBeans And JMX Administration
  • Layered JMX Architecture
  • MBeans And WLST
  • Starting WLST
  • Simple WLST Commands
  • WLST Is Hierarchical
  • Navigating WLST
  • MBean Operations
  • MBean Operations: Query
  • MBean Operations: Configurational
  • MBean Operations: Instantiation
  • Other WLST Commands
  • Scripting With WLST
  • Recording WLST Scripts
  • Configure Recording
  • Start Recording
  • Sample Recorded Script
  • References
  • Summary

Chapter 4. Logging

  • Introduction
  • WebLogic Logging Services
  • Java Logging API
  • Java Logging API
  • Java Logging API
  • Log4j
  • Specifying the Logging Implementation
  • Message Severity
  • WebLogic Server Logs
  • Server Log
  • Viewing Server Log
  • Configuring Server Log
  • Configuring Server Log
  • HTTP Access Log
  • Configuring HTTP Access Log
  • JMS Log
  • Configuring JMS Log
  • Domain Log
  • Viewing Logs
  • Summary

Chapter 5. Using WebLogic as a Web Server

  • Web Server Overview
  • Using WebLogic Web Server
  • Configuring The WebLogic Web Server
  • Virtual Hosts
  • Creating Virtual Hosts
  • Specifying Virtual Host Names
  • Targeting Virtual Hosts to Server
  • Access Log
  • External Web Servers
  • Apache HTTP Server Plug-In
  • Installing Apache HTTP Server Plug-In
  • Configuring Apache HTTP Server Plug-In
  • Keep-Alive Connections
  • Summary

Chapter 6. Assembling Applications

  • Java Web Application Architecture
  • JEE Architecture
  • Web Application Programming Model – MVC
  • An MVC Example
  • The Infrastructure for Enterprise Web Applications
  • What is Application Assembly?
  • JEE Modules
  • JEE Application Assembly
  • Web Module
  • Web Module - Deployment Descriptor
  • web.xml
  • weblogic.xml
  • WEB-INF Directory
  • Web Application Directory
  • EJB Modules
  • EJB Deployment Descriptors
  • ejb-jar.xml
  • Enterprise Application Modules
  • Enterprise Application Deployment Descriptor
  • Accessing Web Applications
  • Summary

Chapter 7. Deploying Applications

  • The Process
  • Deployment Overview
  • Archive Vs Expanded Directory
  • Default Deployment Names
  • Deployment Methods
  • Auto-Deployment
  • Console Deployment
  • Starting an Application
  • Stopping an Application
  • Updating Applications
  • Deleting Applications
  • Testing a Deployed Application
  • Monitoring Deployed Applications
  • Editing Deployment Descriptors
  • Using Command Line Deployment
  • weblogic.Deployer Command Syntax
  • T3 Protocol Overview
  • weblogic.Deployer Usage
  • wldeploy Ant Task
  • wldeploy Ant Task Examples
  • WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST)
  • WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) Scripts
  • Deployment Plans
  • What Is A Deployment Plan?
  • Deployment Plan Overriding
  • Creating A Plan
  • Using A Plan
  • Best Practices
  • Summary

Chapter 8. Database Access and WebLogic

  • Introduction to JDBC
  • Types of JDBC Drivers
  • Working with a Database via JDBC (Client side)
  • The Need for Connection Pooling
  • Connection Pooling and Data Sources
  • Connecting with Data Source
  • Steps in using Connection Pooling
  • Admin Tasks for Connection Pools and Data Sources
  • JDBC Driver Support in WebLogic Server
  • Database Access Using WebLogic
  • Working with Data Sources
  • Creating a Data Source
  • Monitoring Data Source and Connection Pools
  • Summary

Chapter 9. WebLogic and JMS

  • Messaging Introduction
  • Messaging Example
  • Messaging Components
  • Messaging Types
  • JMS (Java Messaging Service)
  • Message Driven Beans (MDB)
  • MDB as Message Consumer
  • JMS Resources
  • Durable Subscription
  • Deployment Descriptor Entry
  • Binding the Queue or Topic
  • Transactions & Guaranteed Delivery
  • WebLogic JMS Server
  • Creating a JMS Server
  • Creating a Connection Factory
  • Creating a Topic
  • Threshold and Quota
  • Configuring Threshold and Quota
  • Distributed Destination
  • Creating a Distributed Topic/Queue
  • Creating a Distributed Topic
  • Monitoring JMS in WebLogic
  • Messaging Bridge
  • Summary

Chapter 10. Performance Tuning

  • Performance Tuning
  • Response Time
  • Throughput
  • Throughput Curve
  • The Significance of Throughput
  • Response Time Curve
  • Think Time
  • Saturation
  • Response Time at System Saturation
  • Response Time Past the Buckle Point
  • Interpreting Response Time Trends
  • Basic Tuning Methodology
  • Areas To Tune
  • Tuning Hardware
  • Tune the Operating System
  • Tune the JVM
  • JVM Choices
  • Tuning WebLogic Server
  • JDBC Settings
  • Thread Settings
  • Socket Readers
  • Socket Implementation
  • Monitoring Threads
  • Connection BackLog
  • Tuning the Back End
  • WLDF Console
  • Enabling the WLDF Console
  • WLDF Console Views
  • Data View
  • Creating A View
  • Adding Metrics
  • Custom Views
  • Using the WLDF Console

Chapter 11. Java Memory Management

  • Java Heap Space
  • Heap Size Limits
  • Default Size Limits
  • Garbage Collection Basics
  • Allocation Failure (AF)
  • OutOfMemoryError
  • Memory Leak
  • Free Space Threshold
  • Garbage Collection Mechanism
  • GC Performance Improvements
  • Generational Garbage Collection
  • Thread Local Heap (TLH)
  • Memory Tuning Goals
  • Steady State Heap Size
  • Analyzing Steady State Behavior
  • Effect of Initial Heap Size on GC
  • Optimizing GC Duration
  • Summary

Chapter 12. JRockit 1.6 Memory Management

  • Generational GC
  • Dynamic GC Modes
  • GC Strategy
  • Thread Local Heap (TLH or TLA) Configuration
  • Tuning TLH
  • Tuning Compaction
  • Summary

Chapter 13. Remote Administration

  • Node Manager Overview
  • Node Manager Functionality & Configuration
  • Starting an Administration Server from Node Manager
  • Starting a Managed Server from Node Manager
  • Restarting a Administration Server from Node Manager
  • Restarting a Managed Server from Node Manager
  • Shutting Down a Server Instance From a Node Manager
  • Working with Security
  • Working with Machines
  • Creating a Machine
  • Adding Server Instances To a Machine
  • Starting The Node Manager
  • Monitoring Managed Servers
  • Node Manager Logs and Configuration Files
  • Summary

Chapter 14. Security

  • WebLogic Server Security
  • Authentication / Authorization
  • Resources That Can Be Secured
  • Authentication Mechanisms
  • WebLogic Security Diagram
  • Overview: Security Tasks For Securing Resources
  • WebLogic Security Realms
  • Configuring A User Registry
  • The Embedded LDAP Server
  • Managing Users/Groups
  • User Lockout
  • Managing Roles
  • Securing A Resource
  • WebLogic Server Policies
  • Specifying A Policy Condition
  • Policies And Roles
  • Creating A Scoped Role
  • Declarative Security
  • Example: Securing A Web Resource
  • Example: Securing A Web Resource – Specifying Roles
  • Example: Securing A Web Resource – Specifying Constraints
  • Example: Securing A Web Resource – Auth Method
  • Example: Securing A Web Resource – Auth Method
  • Example: Securing A Web Resource – Map Roles
  • Encryption
  • SSL
  • Public Key / Private Key Encryption
  • Secure Communication Over The Web – SSL
  • SSL And WebLogic Server
  • Creating A Digital Certificate
  • Dealing With A CA
  • Configuring WebLogic Server SSL: Keystores
  • Configure WebLogic SSL Settings
  • Configuring WebLogic Server SSL: Setting a Listen Port
  • Summary

Chapter 15. Clustering

  • What Is Clustering?
  • What Components Can Be Clustered?
  • Basic Cluster Diagrams
  • The Load Balancer
  • Web Container Load Balancing
  • Horizontal Vs. Vertical Clustering
  • Horizontal vs. Vertical Clustering
  • Horizontal Clustering
  • Clustering WebLogic Server
  • WebLogic Cluster Requirements
  • Configure Domain For Clustering
  • Create A Cluster
  • Multicasting vs. Unicasting
  • Create A Cluster
  • Configure Application Resources
  • Deploy Applications To The Cluster
  • Configure A Load Balancer
  • Load Balancer Options
  • Hardware Load Balancers
  • Proxy Plug In Load Balancers
  • HttpClusterServlet Load Balancer
  • Session State
  • Clustered Session State
  • Session State Strategies
  • In-Memory Replication
  • Configuring Session State Replication
  • JDBC Session Persistence
  • JDBC Multi Data Sources
  • Creating A Multi Data Source
  • EJB Clustering
  • EJB Load Balance Algorithm
  • Summary

Lab Exercises

Lab 1. Installing WebLogic Server 11g and Setting Up the Environment
Lab 2. Creating A WebLogic Server Domain
Lab 3. Exploring WLST
Lab 4. Examining Log Files
Lab 5. Configuring The Web Server and Creating a Virtual Host
Lab 6. Building A Simple WAR and EAR File
Lab 7. Deploying and Un-Deploying Applications
Lab 8. Creating a Data Source and Deploying a JDBC-driven Application
Lab 9. Configuring JMS
Lab 10. Using the Node Manager
Lab 11. Securing An Application Using WebLogic Security
Lab 12. Building A WebLogic Cluster
Lab 13. Building A Cluster: Advanced (Optional)