Oracle WebLogic Server 11g: Administration Essentials Training

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Oracle WebLogic Server 11g: Administration Essentials training equips the candidates with the knowledge and skills to install and configure Oracle WebLogic Server 11g. The industry experts will immerse the aspirants into the details of Java EE applications deployment to Oracle WebLogic Server 11g using scripting tools like WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST), command-line and the Administration console. The training explains the techniques used to increase the scalability and performance of the application server for the organizations applications and services.

Upon the completion of the training, you will exhibit the following skills:

  • Install WebLogic Server using both the command line and Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Describe, create, and configure the elements in a WebLogic Server Domain
  • Use WLST, administrative console to configure Managed Servers and perform other operations such as starting or shutting down a server or entire domain
  • Demonstrate the process of setting up Node Manager Architecture and performing routine administrative functions
  • Manage server and domain logs, and configure Log Filter expressions
  • Create the deployment plan for front-end applications and Java EE web applications, and also construct the production lifecycle plan
  • Set up Java Message Service (JMS) resources
  • Identify the benefits of different types of Oracle WebLogic Cluster, select suitable cluster architecture and implement it with security concerns
  • Backup and recover from various failures
Target Audience
  • J2EE Developer
  • Java EE Developer
  • Web Administrator
  • Sales Consultants
Prerequisites

Candidates with a good understanding of Java EE concepts and constructs including JSP, Servlet can get the best out of this course.

1. Introducing Oracle Fusion Middleware Platform

  • Describing the Oracle Fusion Middleware Environment
  • Describing How WebLogic Server Supports Various Fusion Middleware Suites
  • Describing How Various Fusion Middleware Suites Augment the Functions of WebLogic Server

2. Defining Java Enterprise Edition Terminology and Architecture

  • Explaining the Motivation Behind Distributed Systems
  • Major Components of the Java Platform Enterprise Edition 5 (Java EE) Specification

3. Installing Oracle WebLogic Server

  • Explaining Oracle WebLogic Server Installation Steps
  • Installing WebLogic Server Using Both the Graphical User Interface (GUI) and Command Line
  • Describing the Organization and Contents of the WebLogic Server Directory Structure
  • Navigating the WebLogic Server Online and Offline Documentation

4. Configuring a Simple Domain

  • Describing the Common Elements in a WebLogic Server Domain
  • Describing how Domains are Used in the Enterprise
  • Comparing Administration and Managed Servers Configuring a Domain
  • Describing the Organization and Contents of the WLS Directory Structure
  • Describing the use of WLST Offline to Manage Domains
  • Creating a Simple Domain with One Managed Server
  • Checking the Port Numbers that are Used for Components

5. Configuring a Domain Using Templates

  • Describing the Internal Process Used to Create or Update a Domain Using a Template
  • Describing the Process of Extending a Domain Template
  • Explaining the Domain Templates Provided for Setting up JDeveloper, SOA, and WebCenter

6. Using Administration Console and WLST

  • Identifying Dynamic and Nondynamic Attribute Changes in the Administration Console
  • Customizing Monitoring Tables Within the Administration Console
  • Using the WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) Command-line Utility
  • Invoking WLST and Navigate Through the Domain Structure
  • Describing How Change Management is Performed Internally Using Java Management Extension (JMX) and Mbeans

7. Configuring Managed Servers

  • Configuring Managed Servers Using the Administrative Console
  • Configuring Managed Servers Using WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST)
  • Starting Managed Servers
  • Shutting Down a Server or an Entire Domain Using WLST or the Administrative Console
  • Configuring Managed Servers on a Computer Separate from the Sdministration Server
  • Explaining Administration and Managed Server Independence (MSI)

8. Configuring Node Managers

  • Defining the Oracle WebLogic Server Machine
  • Configuring a Machine and Assign Servers to it by Using the Console and WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST)
  • Explaining the Node Manager Architecture
  • Describing the Organization and Contents of a Node Manager Directory Structure
  • Configuring, Starting, and Stopping Node Managers
  • Describing How to Start and Stop Procedures

9. Viewing and Managing Logs in Oracle WLS Environment

  • Defining and Configuring Server and Domain Logs
  • Viewing and Interpreting the Format of Domain and Server Log Files Using the Administration Console
  • Configuring Server Standard Output Settings Using the Console
  • Describing How Applications Can Integrate With WLS Logging Infrastructure (Apache commons, log4j) Accessing Online Log Message Catalogs
  • Creating and Applying a Log Filter Using the Console
  • Configuring Log Filter Expressions

10. Deployment Concepts

  • Contrasting Autodeploy With Manual Deployment
  • Configuring and Deploying Web Applications Via the Administration Console, Command Line, and WLST Configuring Deployment Descriptors
  • Testing Deployed Applications Describing the Role of Web Servers Tracing a Typical Web Interaction Flow
  • Contrasting Static and Dynamic Content and Deployment
  • Front-end Deployed Applications With a Web Server

11. Deploying Java EE Applications

  • Describing Java EE Web Applications
  • Describing Enterprise Deployment Architectures
  • Packaging Web Applications in Several Forms
  • Defining Web Application Structure and Web Application Archive
  • Explaining Why WebLogic Augments Standard Java EE Deployment Descriptors With weblogic*.xml Files
  • Looking at Deployment Descriptors web.xml and weblogic.xml
  • Describing URLs and Web Applications

12. Advanced Deployment

  • Configuring an Application for Multiple Development Environments
  • Creating a Deployment Plan
  • Staging a Deployment Plan
  • Using Production Redeployment

13. Understanding JDBC and Configuring Data Sources

  • Configuring JDBC and JDBC Data Sources
  • Configuring Data Source Scope
  • Contrasting Two-tier and Multi-tier JDBC Architecture
  • Configuring a Connection Pool
  • Describing How Data Sources are Used Deploying
  • JDBC Resources to a Target Explaining the Components of JDBC URLs
  • Monitoring and Testing a Data Source

14. Setting Up Java Message Service (JMS) Resources

  • Describing JMS
  • Describing How Oracle WebLogic Server JMS is Implemented
  • Configuring JMS Server
  • Configuring Connection Factories
  • Configuring Queues and Topics
  • Configuring Persistent Messages
  • Deploying an Application that Uses JMS
  • Monitoring JMS Resources and Messages

15. Introduction to Clustering

  • Benefits of Oracle WebLogic Cluster
  • Basic Cluster Architecture
  • Multitier Cluster Architecture
  • Communication Among Clustered Server Instances
  • Key Criteria for Selecting Suitable Cluster Architecture

16. Configuring a Cluster

  • Preparing Your Environment for a Cluster
  • Creating and Configuring a Cluster
  • Adding Servers to a Cluster
  • Starting Up and Shutting Down Clustered Servers

17. Managing Clusters

  • Deploying Applications to a Cluster
  • Describing the Replication of a Session State in a Cluster
  • Configuring Replication Groups
  • Configuring In-memory Replication
  • Configuring Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) Replication
  • Configuring File Replication
  • Configuring a Multitier Cluster for Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) Applications

18. Security Concepts and Configuration

  • Using the WebLogic Server (WLS) Security Architecture
  • Configuring Security Realms Configuring Users and Groups Configuring Roles
  • Configuring Policies
  • Configuring Protection for Web Application Resources and EJBs

19. Protecting Against Attacks

  • Describing the Process of Configuring Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
  • Using the Keytool Utility to Configure Keys and Obtain Digital Certificates
  • Configuring SSL for the WLS Server
  • Configuring Countermeasures for Some Web-based Attacks

20. Backup and Recovery Operations

  • Recommending a Backup and Recovery Strategy
  • Performing a Full Offline Backup and Recovery
  • Performing an Online and Offline Domain Backup
  • Performing an Offline Domain Recovery
  • Performing an Instance Home Backup and Recovery

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