Weblogic Clustering Across the Servers – Weblogic
Enter the server administration name and password you specified in step 2 when creating the domain – username defaults to weblogic – and click Log In to login.
The first thing that we need to do now is to create the managed servers. Using the Domain Structure tree navigate to Environment and then Servers. On the Summary of Servers screen Configuration tab click on the New button to create a new Managed Server.
On the Create a New Server screen specify the Server Name, Server Listen Address and Server Listen Port. For the Server Listen Address specify the address of the first physical machine. You can click Next to verify your input and finally Finish to proceed with the creation of the Managed Server.
The Administration Console proceeds with the creation of the server. When done displays a success message in the Messages area and the server is shown in the Summary of Servers table in a SHUTDOWN state.
Repeat the steps above to create the Managed Server sunning on the other physical machine. Make sure that you specify the Server Listen Address of the other physical machine.
Now that the Managed Servers have been created we will proceed with the creation of the WebLogic Machines – one for each physical machine – and assign the Managed Servers to them.
Using the Domain Structure tree navigate to Environment and then Machines. On the Summary of Machines table click on the New button to create a new WebLogic Machine.
On the Create a New Machine page specify the name of the first machine and click OK to create the Machine.
A success message in the Messages should indicate the successful creation of the Machine and the Machine will be available in the Summary of Machines table.
Now, click on the newly created Machine and then on the Node Manager tab under the Configuration
tab. The node manager will be used on each physical machine to start
the Managed Servers. On this tab we need to properly configure the node
manager parameters. Make sure that the Type is set to Plain and that the Listen Address corresponds to the ip address of the physical machine where this Machine‘s node manager is running. You can leave the port to the default 5556. Don’t forget to click on the Save button to save your settings.
Verify that your settings were set successful by observing the Messages area.
Now you will need to assign the appropriate Managed Server to the Machine. You do this by clicking on the Servers tab under the Machine Configuration tab and then the Add button.
In the Add a Server to Machine page ensure that the appropriate Managed Server – the one that corresponds to this Machine – is selected in the Select a server choice list. Click Next or Finish to proceed with the server assignment.
The Managed Server should be assigned successfully and should be displayed in the Servers table for this Machine.
Now repeat the steps above to create a WebLogic Machine for the second physical machine. Make sure that you configure the Machine correctly and assign the appropriate Managed Server to it.
Now with the WebLogic Machines created and configured we can start the
node manager on the machine. Remember that we are still working on the
same machine where we run the Configuration Wizard in the first place. It can be started by running the startNodeManager.sh script in the wlserver_10.3/server/bin directory under the Middleware Home. Before starting it, go over the start-up parameters specified in the nodemanager.properties configuration file in the wlserver_10.3/common/nodemanager directory and verify that it is not configured for SSL by ensuring that the SecureListener parameter is set to false. Once started the terminal window should indicate that the node manager is running and listening to the port configured.
To verify that the node manager is reachable by the WebLogic Machine, return to the Machines page in the Administrator Console and on the Summary of Machines table click on the first Machine – Machine1 in this case the one we are currently configuring. Click on the Monitoring tab and observe in the Node Manager Status tab that the node manager Status is Reachable.
WebLogic comes with a pack utility that allows you to pack a domain and move it from one place to another. We will instead use plain old Linux tar and gzip
to pack our WebLogic domain directory file structure and move it from
one physical machine – the one that we have done steps 2 and 3 so far –
to the other. Before doing so, we will shutdown the domain and node
manager if they are still running on the first machine. Once the packing
is done, we will re-start them.
To shutdown the domain, simply press Ctrl-C within the console running
the domain. Alternatively, you could shutdown the domain by shutting
down the Administration Server using the Administration Console. Once the domain is shutdown, go to the Middleware Home directory and issue the following tar command to pack the domain directory file structure and contents, i.e. the user_projects directory: tar cvf user_projects.tar user_projects
Start the WebLogic Scripting Tool by changing to the wlserver_10.3/common/bin directory and typing wlst. On the wlst prompt issue the following command to connect to the WebLogic Domain running on the other machine: connect(‘weblogic’,’weblogic1′,’t3://192.168.1.106:7001′).
Verify that the connection was successful and then issue the following command to enroll this machine to the WebLogic Domain:
Verify that the machine was successfully enrolled into the Domain.
Ensure that both WebLogic Machines are operational
Now that the second machine was successfully enrolled into the WebLogic Domain, we can start the node manager on the second machine and verify that it is Reachable by the WebLogic Machine. We have already verified that the node manager on the first machine is Reachable back in step 3.
You can start the node manager by running the startNodeManager.sh script in the wlserver_10.3/server/bin directory. Again, ensure that the node manager is not started in SSL mode by setting the SecureListener parameter to false in the nodemanager.properties configuration file in wlserver_10.3/common/nodemanager. Note that nodemanager.properties might not exist until you first run startNodeManager.sh.
Now, with the node managers running on both physical machines return to the Administration Console and verify that the node managers are Reachable for both Machines.
Create and configure the WebLogic Cluster
To create a WebLogic Cluster use the Administration Console and via the Domain Structure tree navigate to Environment and then Clusters. On the Summary of Clusters table click the New button to create a new WebLogic Cluster.
On the Create a New Cluster page enter the Name of the Cluster, select Unicast for the Messaging Mode and click OK.
Ensure that the WebLogic Cluster is created successfully by observing the messages on the top Messages area and the new Cluster appearing in the Clusters table. Now, click on the newly created Cluster to go to the Settings for Cluster page. On the Configuration General tab on the Cluster Address field enter the IP addresses of the physical machines separated by comma(s) supplying 7003 as the cluster listen port, e.g. 192.168.1.106:7003,192.168.1.107:7003 in this example. Click Save to save the changes.
While still on the Settings for Cluster page, go to the Configuration Servers tab and click Add on the Servers table to assign the Managed Servers to the Cluster.
On the Add a Server to Cluster page select the Managed Servers – one at a time – to add to the Cluster using the Select a server drop down and click Finish.
Repeat this step for both Managed Servers. In the end both Managed Servers should be shown on the Servers table for the Cluster.
Ensure that the Cluster is operational
Now that the Cluster is setup we can start the Managed Servers and do some monitoring on the Cluster to ensure its proper operation. You can start the Managed Servers either by running the startManagedWebLogic.sh script in the user_projects/domains/clusteredDomain/bin directory – for each physical machine – or from within the Administration Console. We will use the Administration Console to do so, which will at the same time validate our setup. So, go to the Summary of Servers page – via the Domain Structure tree by clicking on Environment and then Servers – and click on the Control tab. Click on the checkboxes to select both Managed Servers – notice that they are both in SHUTDOWN state – and click the Start button to start them.
The Administration Console will delegate the start-up process to the node managers running on both machines. Each node manager will start the Managed Server assigned to the Machine controlled by the node manager. The process might take a minute or so to complete and once done both Managed Servers should be displayed on the Servers table with a RUNNING state. The Status of Last Action should be TASK COMPLETED. You will need to periodically refresh the page to see the final start-up status.
Now with both Managed Servers running, let’s take a look at our Cluster status. Return to the Summary of Clusters page – via Environment and then Clusters on the navigation tree – and click on the Cluster in the Clusters table. Then click on the Monitoring tab and observe the Cluster Server status on the Summary tab.
Click on the Health and Failover tabs to see other monitoring information and status.