Installing and configuring the standalone WebLogic application server will allow us among others to manage our deployments and free up resources in JDeveloper by utilizing remote debugging.
Installation of WebLogic application server
If you have downloaded and installed JDeveloper Studio Edition, chances are that you have already installed WebLogic into your target environment. To verify that this is indeed the case, look for it either in the programs installed - for Windows OS under the Start menu bar - or by exploring the target installation directory.
If you have not installed WebLogic yet, do so by running the installation program. For complete installation instructions refer to Installation Guide for Oracle JDeveloper.
Configuration of WebLogic application server
There two steps involved here: First to create a WebLogic domain and second to configure the domain to allow for deployment of ADF applications.
Create a new WebLogic domain
To create a new WebLogic domain use the Configuration Wizard utility installed in the Tools folder. In the Welcome screen select to Create a new WebLogic Domain and click Next.
In the Select Domain Source screen select Generate a domain configured automatically to support the following products and click on Oracle JRF – 188.8.131.52 [oracle_common] to install ADF support on the server. Click Next to go to the next screen.
In the Specify Domain Name and Location screen enter the name of the domain and its location on the disk. Click Next to go to the next screen.
In the Configure Administrator User Name and Password screen enter the domain administrator user name and password. Click Next to go to the next screen.
In the Configure Server Start Mode and JDK screen select Development Mode as the domain startup mode. For JDK select the JDK installed as part of the JDeveloper installation. Click Next to go to the next screen.
In the Select Optional Configuration screen select Administration Server and click Next. We could configure additional servers at this point however having a single server for both administration and deployments is good enough for now.
In the Configure the Administration Server screen verify the name and port of the administration server and click Next.
In the Configuration Summary screen verify the domain creation details. Click Create to create the WebLogic domain or Back to make any changes. When clicking on the Create button, the Configuration Wizard proceeds with the creation of the server domain.
Once the domain is created a User Projects shortcut is created under the Oracle Fusion Middleware 184.108.40.206.0 shortcut in the Start Menu. Beneath it, is yet another shortcut with the name of the domain we just created and shortcuts for starting, stoping and administering the domain.