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WCTMS615: Weblogic 8.1 System Administration
Duration5 days
Method of DeliveryInstructor led
% of Hands-On60%
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Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Audience
  3. Objectives
  4. Topics
  5. Prerequisites
  6. Full Course Description
  7. Software Requirement
  8. Hardware Requirement


The J2EE platform is Java’s answer to enterprise scalable applications. BEA Weblogic is one of the premiere Application Servers that implements the J2EE specification. Students will come away from class with the ability to build and configure complete Weblogic domains. The course will cover the details of administrating a J2EE server. This is a hands-on learning experience, with each student having their own Weblogic Server to learn with.

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This course is designed for Webmasters, System Administrators, and Developers who need to install, configure and maintain systems using Weblogic Application Server V 8.1 Edition.

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  • Install a Weblogic Server

  • Build a Weblogic Domain

  • Utilize many of the command-line administrative tools provided by Weblogic

  • Implement Database access with Weblogic Connection Pools

  • Describe JMS based messaging servers

  • Create and deploy a JMS Topic

  • Pass messages to and receive messages from a JMS Topic

  • Implement Weblogic security for deployed components

  • Effectively design a clustered installation

  • Monitor an existing Weblogic implementation for problems

  • Tune a Weblogic server for maximum performance

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  • Introduction to Weblogic 8.1

  • WebLogic Installation and Testing: System Configuration

  • Weblogic Console Administration:

  • Weblogic JNDI:

  • Weblogic Deployments

  • Configuring JDBC

  • Configuring JMS

  • Weblogic HTTP Server

  • Weblogic Security

  • Configuring Weblogic Clusters

  • The Node Manager

  • Web Services  Overview

  • Weblogic Utilities

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Participants should have a System Administrative background. Familiarity with installing and configuring software on a Windows platform is essential. Some knowledge of Java helpful, but not necessary

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 Full Course Description

  • Introduction to Weblogic 8.1

    • What is Java?

    • What is J2EE?

    • The J2EE Architecture

    • Servlets and JSPs

    • Enterprise Java Beans

    • Application Server

    • Web Container

    • EJB Container

    • BEA Weblogic Platform

    • J2EE Example Application

  • WebLogic Installation and Testing: System Configuration

    • Installation Files, Installation, Silent Installation

    • WebLogic Directory Structure

    • Building a Domain

    • WebLogic Server types

    • Domain File Structure

    • config.xml, startweblogic.cmd

    • Testing your Installation

    • Configuring Startup

    • Running the WebLogic Console

    • Shutting down Weblogic

  • Weblogic Console Administration

    • Console Overview

    • Configuring the Console

    • Centralized Administration

    • Monitoring Weblogic Servers

    • Configuring a New Machine

    • Configuring a new Server

    • Configuring Domain Properties

    • Building a Managed Server

    • Weblogic Node Manager

    • Node Manager Console Configuration

    • Remote Start Options

    • Starting Node Manager

    • Monitoring Domain Logging

    • Weblogic Server Memory

    • Weblogic Server Memory cont

  • Weblogic JNDI

    • What is JNDI?

    • JNDI and Weblogic

    • Using JNDI, JNDI Client, JNDI Registration, Monitoring JNDI

  • Weblogic Deployments

    • Deployments Overview

    • EJB Jar Files

    • EJB Home Interface

    • EJB Remote Interface

    • EJB Implementation Class

    • Deployment Descriptors

    • web.xml, weblogic.xml, ejb-jar.xml

    • weblogic-ejb-jar.xml, weblogic-cmp-rdbms.xml

    • War and Ear files, War file structure

    • Deployment techniques

    • weblogic.Deployer

    • Console Deployment, Deployment Descriptor Editor

    • Ant

  • Configuring JDBC

    • JDBC Architecture

    • JDBC Driver Install

    • Connection Pool

    • Configuring Connection Pools

    • Data Sources

    • Monitoring Pool Performance

  • Configuring JMS

    • Asynchronous Messaging

    • Messages, Queue, Topic

    • JMS Connection Factory

    • JMS Servers

    • Configuration of JMS Destinations

    • Monitoring JMS Servers

  • Weblogic HTTP Server

    • Configuring HTTP

    • Web-server Proxy

    • Weblogic Plug-in

    • IIS and Weblogic

    • Apache and Weblogic, Virtual Hosts

    • Weblogic Server HTTP Log Files

  • Weblogic Security

    • Weblogic Security Design

    • Weblogic Security Providers

    • Authorization

    • Authentication-Users

    • Authentication-Groups

    • Authentication Roles

    • Integration with legacy providers

    • Security Administration Tasks

    • Handling User Lockouts

  • Configuring Weblogic Clusters

    • Clustering Servers

    • Cluster Layout

    • Cluster Design

    • Implementing a Cluster

    • Configuring the Cluster

    • Load Balancing

    • Clustered Servers

    • Cluster Communication

    • Administrative Server Failure

    • Configuring Replication Groups

  • The Node Manager 

    • What is Node Manager?

    • Node Manager Details

    • Configuring Node Manager

    • Node Manager Startup

    • Node Manager Services

    • Node Manager Health Monitoring

    • Node Manager Domain Management

    • Node Manager Logging

  • Web Services

    • Overview of Web Services

    • What does a Web service do

    • What are the standards

    • Weblogic Web Services

    • Building a Web Service Hands-on

  • Weblogic Utilities

    • Development Tools

    • Deployment Tools

    • Administration Applications

    • Administration Applications cont

    • Security Tools and Utilities

    • Database Utilities

    • Ant Tasks

    • Editing Tools

    • Web Services Tools

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Software Requirement and setup

  • BEA Weblogic 8.1 Platform downloaded and copied to a folder on the computer.

  • Installation will occur in class so sufficient rights must be supplied. 

  • Download Weblogic 8.1 Platform from www.bea.com. You will have to build a evaluation account and then sign-in. Download the full version which is about 350 Mg. (There is an alternate version which is the Net install, make sure to not select this version)

  • Copy the resulting download into a folder on the C drive folder c:\wlsadminsoftwar. Copy the classfiles.zip into the c:\wlsadminsoftware folder.

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Hardware Requirement

  • Pentium-IV or better with 1.0 Gig RAM, 2 G is preferred and 40G hard drive.
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