WebLogic Deploy Tooling

WebLogic Deploy Tooling (WDT) makes it easy to stand up WebLogic environments and perform domain lifecycle operations in a repeatable fashion based on a metadata model that can be treated as source and evolve as the project evolves.

Many organizations use WebLogic Server, with or without other Oracle Fusion Middleware components, to run their enterprise applications. And, as more and more of these organizations move toward Continuous Delivery of their applications, the importance of automated configuration application deployment grows. This automation is often implemented using the WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) configuration and deployment scripting language, but this is challenging. Such scripts must be carefully updated as the project evolves or the project is deployed to different environments, such as test to production.

WebLogic Deploy Tooling removes the need for most WebLogic Server deployments to rely on hand-coded WLST scripts for automating routine domain creation and application deployment tasks. It lets you write a declarative, metadata model, describing the domain and applications (with their dependent resources), and provides single-purpose tools that perform domain lifecycle operations based on the content of the model. It also lets you specify simple mutations suitable for moving your model between different environments, such as between test and production.

WDT provides several single-purpose tools, all exposed as shell scripts (for both Windows and UNIX), that can:

  • Create or update a domain.
  • Populate a domain with all the resources and applications specified in a model.
  • Add resources and applications to an existing domain.
  • Introspect an existing domain and create a model file describing the domain and an archive file of the binaries deployed to the domain.
  • Encrypt the passwords in a model (or its variable file).
  • Validate a model as well as provide model usage information.
  • Compare model files.
  • Prepare model files for deploying to the WebLogic Kubernetes Operator environment.
  • Generate a domain resource YAML file for use with the WebLogic Kubernetes Operator.
  • Tokenize a model with variables.
  • Provide information about the folders and attributes that are valid for sections and folders of a domain model.

For detailed information, see WDT Tools.

Current production release

WebLogic Deploy Tooling version and release information can be found here.

Recent changes and known issues

See the Release Notes for known issues and workarounds.

About this documentation

This documentation includes sections targeted to different audiences:

  • Concepts explains the underlying metadata models and archive files.
  • The User Guide contains detailed usage information, including how to install and configure WebLogic Deploy Tooling, and how to use each tool.
  • The Samples provide informative use case scenarios.
  • The Developer Guide provides details for people who want to understand how WDT is built, its features mapped and implemented. Those who wish to contribute to the WebLogic Deploy Tooling code will find useful information here.