Saturday, 22 October 2011

Starting Admin and Managed Servers using Node Manager and WLST

Starting Admin and Managed Servers using Node Manager and WLST

Node Manager is a WebLogic Server utility, independent of domains, that enables you to start, shut down, and restart Administration Server and Managed Server instances from a remote location. You can further use the Node Manager to control Administration Server and Managed Server from a local location also as I used in my case. Below post explains how you can start your Admin and Managed servers from the Node Manager.

Note : I have used Windows Vista OS and Oracle Database 11.2. All the commands for Linux/Unix will change accordingly.

Please follow the following steps for the same.

1.) Firstly configure the Node Manager
2.) Verify the Node Manager
3.) Once you verify and complete the above steps, I recommend, stop and close everything open till now. Then follow the following steps.
Start your Node Manager using <Middleware_Home>\wlserver_10.3\server\bin\startNodeManager.cmd command from the command prompt.

  • Open a fresh command prompt window and run WLST.cmd from <Middleware_Home>\wlserver_10.3\common\bin\WLST.cmd.
  • Next task is to connect to the Node Manager using nmConnect(). In the WLST console window type nmConnect('weblogic','welcome1','neeraj-pc','5556','soa_domain').
  • Once connected to Node Manager the command prompt will change.
  • Now to start your Admin server type nmStart() e.g. nmStart('AdminServer')
  • To start your managed server type nmStart() e.g. nmStart('soa_server1')
  • If it gives the success notification, you are done. Also, you can verify the same from the Weblogic Console.

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