Adding a new Weblogic Machine

Before creating Weblogic Managed Servers, we will need to define a new Machine to host them. A Machine refers to the logical representation of the computer that is hosting one or more instances of Weblogic Servers. In order to create a new Machine, perform the following steps:

  1. In the left pane of the Console, expand Environment and select Machines. The Machines table displays in the main panel showing all the machines defined in the domain.
  2. Click on the Add button. The following screen will be displayed:

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The Machine name is used to identify the machine within the WebLogic Server domain. This name does not have to correspond to the machine's network name.

In the lower part of this form, you have the option to select the operating system where the machine is running. This has relevance especially if you are using Unix. (In one minute we will show the impact of this choice). Click Next.

As shown by the following screen, you need to select the properties that will be used to configure the Node Manager on this machine.

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By default the communication between the Administration server and the Node Manager is secured using the SSL protocol. If you are having troubles in connecting to the Node Manager the “Debug Enabled” option can provide additional information in the log files of the Node Manager.

Click on Finish to complete the Machine creation. Once created a new Machine, the administration server will be able to use the Machine definition of the computer with Node Manager in order to start the remote servers.

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