User Guide

The User Guide provides detailed information about all aspects of using the operator.

    Introduction

    Learn about the operator's design, architecture, important terms, prerequisites, and supported environments.

    Overview

    The information in the following sections is organized in the order that you would most likely need to use it. If you want to set up an operator and use it to create and manage WebLogic domains, then you should follow the User Guide sections from top to bottom, and the necessary information will be presented in the correct order.

    Manage operators

    Helm is used to create and deploy necessary operator resources and to run the operator in a Kubernetes cluster. Use the operator's Helm chart to install and manage the operator.

    Manage WebLogic domains

    Important considerations for WebLogic domains in Kubernetes.

    Manage FMW Domains

    Use the operator to manage Oracle Fusion Middleware domains. Manage FMW Infrastructure domains FMW Infrastructure domains contain the Java Required Files (JRF) feature and are the prerequisite for upper stack products like Oracle SOA Suite. Manage SOA domains SOA domains include the deployment of various Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Suite components, such as SOA, Oracle Service Bus (OSB), and Oracle Enterprise Scheduler (ESS).

    CI/CD considerations

    Learn about managing domain images with continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD).

    Istio support

    Overview WebLogic Server Kubernetes Operator version 2.6 and later, includes support for Istio 1.4.2 and later. This support lets you run the operator, and WebLogic domains managed by the operator, with Istio sidecar injection enabled. You can use Istio gateways and virtual services to access applications deployed in these domains. If your applications have suitable tracing code in them, then you will also be able to use distributed tracing, such as Jaeger, to trace requests across domains and to other components and services that have tracing enabled.