The Oracle Global Pricing and Licensing site provides details about licensing practices and policies. WebLogic Server and the operator are supported on “Authorized Cloud Environments” as defined in this Oracle licensing policy and this list of eligible products.
The official document that defines the supported configurations is here.
In accordance with these policies, the operator and WebLogic Server are supported on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure using Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, or in a cluster running Oracle Linux Container Services for use with Kubernetes on OCI Compute, and on “Authorized Cloud Environments”.
Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment is a fully integrated suite for the development and management of cloud-native applications. Based on Open Container Initiative (OCI) and Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) standards, Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment delivers a simplified framework for installations, updates, upgrades, and configuration of key features for orchestrating microservices.
WebLogic Server and the WebLogic Kubernetes Operator are certified and supported on Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment:
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is a hosted Kubernetes environment. The WebLogic Kubernetes Operator, Oracle WebLogic Sever 12c, and Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure 12c are fully supported and certified on Azure Kubernetes Service (as per the documents referenced above).
AKS support and limitations:
Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) is a managed Kubernetes Service that lets you quickly deploy and manage Kubernetes clusters. The WebLogic Kubernetes Operator and Oracle WebLogic Sever are fully supported and certified on VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Multicloud 1.1.3 (with vSphere 6.7U3).
TKG support and limitations:
Operator 2.0.1+ is certified for use on OpenShift Container Platform 3.11.43+, with Kubernetes 1.11.5+.
Operator 2.5.0+ is certified for use on OpenShift Container Platform 4.3.0+ with Kubernetes 1.16.2+.
To accommodate OpenShift security requirements:
kubernetesPlatormHelm chart property with value
OpenShift. For more information, see Operator Helm configuration values.
There are a number of development-focused distributions of Kubernetes, like kind, Minikube, Minishift, and so on. Often these run Kubernetes in a virtual machine on your development machine. We have found that these distributions present some extra challenges in areas like:
As such, we do not recommend using these distributions to run the operator or WebLogic, and we do not provide support for WebLogic or the operator running in these distributions.
We have found that Docker for Desktop does not seem to suffer the same limitations, and we do support that as a development/test option.