Oracle WebLogic - First Look

Posted by Dirk Nachbar on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 with No comments
Since last night the Oracle WebLogic Server is available for download (see my previous blog post

Now let's have a look on the new Oracle WebLogic Server

At first we can use now a JDK 11 with the WebLogic Server, for the following showcase I am using a JDK 11.0.6.

At first download the required software installation files:

Then transfer the above files to your target server. For the JDK installation, my personal preferences are, that I install the JDK under the oracle software user, so that I am independent from the Java delivered and maintained by the Linux distribution. For example:

# Align the target directory
# for the JDK 11 to your settings
mv /tmp/jdk-11.0.6_linux-x64_bin.tar.gz /u00/app/oracle/product
gunzip jdk-11.0.6_linux-x64_bin.tar.gz
tar -xvf jdk-11.0.6_linux-x64_bin.tar
export JAVA_HOME=/u00/app/oracle/product/jdk-11.0.6
export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH

As next unzip the WebLogic Server Generic Installer zip file.

cd /tmp
java -jar fmw_14. 
Launcher log file is /tmp/OraInstall2020-03-31_11-35-42AM/launcher2020-03-31_11-35-42AM.log.
Extracting the installer . . . . . . Done
Checking if CPU speed is above 300 MHz.   Actual 2194.918 MHz    Passed
Checking monitor: must be configured to display at least 256 colors.   Actual 16777216    Passed
Checking swap space: must be greater than 512 MB.   Actual 3071 MB    Passed
Checking temp space: must be greater than 300 MB.   Actual 10290 MB    Passed
Preparing to launch the Oracle Universal Installer from /tmp/OraInstall2020-03-31_11-35-42AM

At first set your Oracle Inventory and align the operating system group

Then confirm the Welcome screen with the button Next

Select Skip Auto Updates and proceed with the Next button

Set the target ORACLE_HOME to your environment

Choose the Installation Type, either WebLogic or Coherence or Complete with Examples

The Prerequisite Checks are executed, be sure that they successfully completed

Confirm the Installation Summary with the Next button

The installation is starting now

When the Installation Progress is reaching 100% you can proceed with the Next button.

Under the Installation Complete screen you can find a summing up of the installation.

As next go to the $MW_HOME/oracle_common/common/bin directory and start the Configuration Wizard to create a WebLogic Domain.

cd $MW_HOME/oracle_common/common/bin

The Configuration Wizard is the same as in the previous releases of Oracle WebLogic Server, so just get through the various settings and configure and create your WebLogic Domain, then startup your NodeManager ($DOMAIN_HOME/bin/ and the WebLogic Server AdminServer ($DOMAIN_HOME/

Now you can connect to the WebLogic Console http://<Your ServerName>:<AdminServerPort>/console and login with your weblogic user and password

As you can see under the Domain Structure Navigation, that under the entry Environment the element Partition is gone. From WebLogic the Multitenant (Partitions) option is removed