We are revealing a significant release for Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS) on Azure Virtual Machines. The release is collectively established with the WebLogic group as part of a broad-ranging collaboration in between Microsoft and Oracle. Software application readily available under the collaboration consists of Oracle WebLogic, Oracle Linux, and Oracle Database, in addition to interoperability in between Oracle Cloud Facilities (OCI) and Azure. This release covers typical usage cases for WLS on Azure, such as base image, single working circumstances, clustering, load balancing through App Entrance, database connection, combination with Azure Active Directory site, caching with Oracle Coherence and combined logging through the ELK stack. WLS is a crucial part in allowing business Java work on Azure. Clients are motivated to assess these services for complete production use and connect to team up on migration cases.
Usage cases and roadmap
The collaboration in between Oracle and Microsoft was revealed in June of 2019. Under the collaboration, we revealed the preliminary release of the WLS on Azure Virtual Machines at Oracle OpenWorld 2019. The services streamline migration by automating boilerplate provisioning of virtual networks and storage, setting up OS/Java resources, establishing WLS, and setting up combination with crucial Azure services.
Earlier releases concentrated on a standard set of usage cases such as single working circumstances and clustering. This release broadens functions to cover a lot of migration situations. A few of the functions added consist of dispersed caching through Coherence, combined logging through ELK, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate management, Domain Call System (DNS) setup, and assistance for Oracle HTTP Server (OHS) as a load-balancing choice. The database combination function supports Azure PostgreSQL, Azure SQL, and Oracle Database operating on OCI or Azure.
The services let you select from a range of base images consisting of WebLogic 220.127.116.11.0 with JDK8u131/251 and Oracle Linux 7.4/ 7.6, or WebLogic 14.1.1 with JDK11u01 on Oracle Linux 7.6. All base images are likewise readily available on Azure by themselves. The standalone base images appropriate for consumers that need extremely extremely tailored implementations.
In addition to the WLS on Virtual Machines services, Oracle and Microsoft have actually offered a preliminary set of services to run WLS on the Azure Kubernetes Service.
Moving forward, we will be including more improvements to the WLS on Virtual Machines services such as assistance for Red Hat Business Linux in addition to Oracle Linux and including base images for some older WLS variations such as 10.3.6. We will likewise include more robust automation for the WLS on AKS services.
The services will allow a range of robust production-ready release architectures with relative ease, automating the provisioning of a lot of vital elements rapidly and permitting consumers to concentrate on organization worth include. As soon as the preliminary provisioning is finished by the services, you are complimentary to more tailor the release consisting of incorporating with more Azure services.
These deals are all Bring-Your-Own-License. They presume you have actually currently acquired the suitable licenses with Oracle and are correctly accredited to run deals in Azure.
Clients thinking about WLS on Azure Virtual Machines need to check out the services, supply feedback and remain notified of the roadmap. Clients can likewise benefit from hands-on aid from the engineering group behind these deals. The chance to team up on a migration circumstance is totally complimentary while the deals are under active advancement.