How to configure the WebLogic AdminServer for High Availability


The high availability of applications in the WebLogic environment is realized by clustering. Managed servers in the cluster work together. The information about transactions is distributed cluster-wide. If a cluster member fails, another server takes over the tasks of the failed server and executes them. In this way, the applications are kept running without interruption.

The AdminServer is a single point of failure: if the server fails, the Domain is no longer administrable:

– Configuration changes cannot be performed

– The administration console is not available

The managed servers are still running and can continue to work, even if the AdminServer is not available: this requires the activation of MSI (Managed Server Independence) Mode.

How can the AdminSevrer be protected from failure? In this blogpost I will describe all the steps that are necessary to keep your server running safely.

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How to hide passwords and account information in WLST scripts (WebLogic Server)

If you are worried about your password showing up in clear text in the startup scripts, you can use the storeUserConfig command to generate encrypted userconfigFile and a userKeyFile that you can then use in the „nmConnect“ and „connect“ command.

Place there two files on the protected place and decide to set right permissions

Create storeUserConfig for the Node Manager

Start wlst via the shell script $ORACLE_HOME/oracle_common/common/bin/


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