Probably everybody in IT has noticed the rising of Docker in last 2 years. Since March 2015 Oracle has certified WebLogic Server on Docker. This is good news. Beyond all buzz around containerization and Docker in particular there is great use for it. Especially during development or testing of an application for WebLogic you can benefit without too much investment (time, skills). Further, since the first day of WebLogic 12.2.1 release it is certified on Docker.
In preparation for one of my last talks lately I decided to checkout this new version. Subsequently are my experiences so far.
Using the following Environment: WebLogic 12.2.1, Mac OS 10.11 , Docker 1.9, Docker Compose 1.5 . I will not go into Docker details here. There is a lot of introductorily Docker content available on the web.
WebLogic on Docker Overview
There are no prepackaged WebLogic Docker images available (basically because of user licence agreements) so the images must be build manually from Dockerfiles (provided at GitHub). The following figure shows the needed layers of images to actually start running containers.
- oraclelinux image – officially available from Docker Hub
- weblogic binaries image – must be build from Dockerfile (Available on GitHub)
- weblogic (empty) domain image – must be build from Dockerfile (Available on GitHub)
- application image – must be build from custom Dockerfile (its your turn)
- Read the complete article here.
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