Upgrading WebLogic Application Environments



Important Terminology

Overview of the Upgrade Process

How the Upgrade Wizard Simplifies the Upgrade Process

Interoperability and Compatibility with Previous Releases

Roadmap for Upgrading Your Application Environment

Plan the Upgrade


Step 1: Inventory the Application Environment


Step 2: Verify Supported Configuration Information


Step 3: Review the Compatibility Information


Step 4: Create an Upgrade Plan

Prepare to Upgrade


Step 1: Undeploy Your Applications


Step 2: Shut Down Servers in the Application Environment


Step 3: Back Up the Application Environment


Step 4: Install Required Oracle Products


Step 5: Prepare the Remote Managed Server Domain Directories


Step 6: Set Up the Environment

Upgrade Your Application Environment

Complete Post-Upgrade Procedure


Step 1: Upgrade Your Application Infrastructure

Deprecated Scripting Tools

Using the WebLogic Scripting Tool

Upgrading Your Custom Configuration Templates

Using SNMP to Monitor WebLogic Server


Step 2: Re-apply Customizations to Startup Scripts

Default Startup Scripts

Custom Startup Scripts


Step 3: Verify File Permissions


Step 4: Enroll the Machine with Node Manager


Step 5: Verify Remote Server Startup Options


Step 6: Promote the Application Environment to Production

What to Do If the Upgrade Process Fails

Upgrading a Security Provider

What Happens During a Security Provider Upgrade

Upgrading a Security Provider


Upgrading a Security Provider in Graphical Mode

Starting the WebLogic Upgrade Wizard in Graphical Mode to Upgrade a Security Provider

Procedure for Upgrading a Security Provider


Upgrading a Security Provider in Silent Mode

Upgrading Node Manager

What Happens During a Node Manager Upgrade

Upgrading Node Manager


Upgrading Node Manager in Graphical Mode

Starting the WebLogic Upgrade Wizard in Graphical Mode to Upgrade Node Manager

Procedure for Upgrading Node Manager


Upgrading Node Manager in Silent Mode

Upgrading a WebLogic Domain

What Happens During a WebLogic Domain Upgrade?

Important Notes About the Domain Upgrade Process

Upgrading a Domain


Upgrading a Domain in Graphical Mode

Starting the WebLogic Upgrade Wizard in Graphical Mode to Upgrade a Domain

Procedure for Upgrading a WebLogic Domain


Upgrading a Domain in Silent Mode

Upgrading WebLogic Server 9.x or 10.0 Application Environments to 10.3

Creating a New Domain

Updating an Existing Domain

Upgrading Beehive Applications

WebLogic Server 10.3 Compatibility with Previous Releases

JMX 1.2 Implementation

Dynamic Configuration Management

Modular Configuration and Deployment of JDBC Resources


JDBC Data Sources and Connection Pools




Data Source Factories

JDBC Feature Changes


JDBC 4.0 Support


Updated WebLogic Type 4 JDBC Drivers


Oracle 11g RAC Support


JDBC Debugging Enhancements

Modular Configuration and Deployment of JMS Resources

JMS Message ID Format

Improved Message Paging

Thread Management

JTA Transaction Log Migration



Windows NT Authentication Provider Deprecated


XACML Security Providers


SAML V2 Providers


SAML 2.0 Providers


RDBMS Security Store


Password Validation Provider


Security MBeans


Password Encryption


Security for HTTP Requests


Secure Access to MBeanHome


Message-Level Security in Web Services

Web Services

Web Applications, JSPs, and Servlets


Deprecated and Obsolete Web Application Features


BASIC Authentication with Unsecured Resources


Backwards Compatibility Flags

JSP 2.1 Support and Compatibility With JSP 2.0 Web Applications

Support for JSP 2.0


Servlet Path Mapping

XML Implementation

XMLBeans and XQuery Implementation

WebLogic Administration and Configuration Scripts

Deployment Descriptor Validation and Conversion

Deprecated Startup and Shutdown Classes

Administration Console


Console Configuration Features


Administration Console Extension Architecture

Important Console-Extension Information for Version 9.2

WebLogic Portal Skeleton URI References Should be Fully Qualified

Resource Adapters


SNMP MIB Refresh Interval and Server Status Check Interval No Longer Used

Backward Compatibility Flags

Deprecated and Removed APIs

WebLogic Domain Directory Structure Enhancements


WebLogic Server 8.1 Domain Directory Structure


WebLogic Server 7.0 Domain Directory Structure

Upgrade Wizard Command-Line Reference



Silent Upgrade XML Script Reference

About Modifying the Sample XML Scripts

Security Provider Upgrade Script

Node Manager Upgrade Script

Domain Upgrade Script

Upgrading a Domain at Administration Server Startup (Implicit Mode)

WebLogic Server Rolling Upgrade

What is Rolling Upgrade?

Scope of the Rolling Upgrade Process

Before you Begin

Rolling Upgrade Process


Quiescing and Stopping Servers

Shutdown Servers in a Cluster


Installing a Patch, Maintenance Pack, or Minor Version

Installing Using Smart Update

Command Line Interface

Silent Installation

Additional Information


Restarting Servers


Steps in Rolling Upgrade Process for a Patch and Maintenance Pack


Steps in Rolling Upgrade Process for Minor WebLogic Server Releases

Rolling Uninstall


Uninstalling a Patch or Maintenance Pack

Uninstalling a Minor Release


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