The WebLogic Remote Console offers an alternative option for administering WebLogic Server domains. It not only allows you to edit Administration Servers, but also build WebLogic Deploy Tooling (WDT) model files and property lists.
While the WebLogic Remote Console shares many features with the Administration Console, its functionality is slightly different. See Differences with the Administration Console for more information.
The WebLogic Remote Console presents a simple user interface that varies slightly across different providers. Broadly, it’s arranged into the following areas:
Kiosk - manage the details of your current project, its providers and their connection details. You can also import and export project files here. On Administration Server providers, the Kiosk also includes the Shopping Cart which contains the Change Manager, as well as any changes you’ve made to the domain configuration. You can commit (or discard) changes directly from the Shopping Cart.
If you have the console extension,
console-rest-ext-5.0.war, installed, you can see the specific pending changes for your domain.
NavStrip - toggle the visibility of the navigation tree () and, in an Administration Server provider, move between perspectives.
Navigation Tree - delve into the domain structure, expanding each top-level node to see more information. The Navigation Tree varies depending on your currently active provider.
Content Pane - explore and edit the properties of the active provider.
You can see the connection status of the current provider in the upper right corner of the console.
The WebLogic Remote Console automatically detects and matches the language of your operating system. In the browser-based application however, this setting is overridden by the language settings of your browser.
Each provider type has at least one perspective - a representation of the data supplied by the provider. In providers with multiple perspectives, each perspective prioritizes distinct aspects of the provider.
|Property List Editor: an editable list of key-value pairs.
|WDT Model File
|WDT Model Tree: an editable view of a WDT model for a WebLogic Server domain.
|WDT Composite Model
|WDT Composite Model Tree: a read-only view of multiple, merged WDT model files for a WebLogic Server domain.
In the WebLogic Remote Console, you can travel through the structure of a WebLogic domain in multiple ways:
Navigation Tree - expand the nodes and drill down until you reach the information you’re interested in.
Breadcrumbs - review the hierarchical path of your current page and jump back or across to a related page in a different perspective. For example, from Domain/Servers in the Edit Tree, you can jump to Environment/Servers in the Monitoring Tree from the breadcrumb trail.
Search - enter a search term in the bar and see all the beans that match your search term. You can find previous searches in the Recent Searches node at the bottom of the Navigation Tree. Searches and search history are only performed within a perspective and provider.
These icons appear along the top of the content pane:
: Home - returns you to the provider home page with its list of perspectives
: Landing page - returns you to the landing page of the current perspective
: Navigation History - displays a menu with a list of clickable links to the pages you have visited. This history is perspective-scoped.
: Help - shows reference information about the attributes displayed on the page.
: Reload - reloads the form or table once if no auto reload interval is set. This icon changes to active () when the reload interval is set. Click the icon to toggle the auto reload on and off.
Auto Reload Interval - sets or clears a specified time interval, in seconds, for automatic reload of the form or table. If you select a different tab, or move to another page, automatic page reload stops.
/ : Shopping Cart - indicates the status of changes to an Administration Server. A full shopping cart icon () indicates pending changes to the domain. Click to view, discard, or commit the changes.
You can choose which columns to show or hide in tables so you can focus on the important details and ignore the irrelevant ones.
Click the Customize Table option that appears above all tables in the WebLogic Remote Console to view a list of all the possible columns you can add to the table and see information for. Move the columns back and forth between Available Columns and Selected Columns until you’ve assembled a set of columns that works for your needs and then, click Apply.
To return the table to its default set of columns, click Reset.
The list of options under Available Columns changes depending on the table; not all columns are applicable to all tables. Additionally, any changes to table columns will apply to that specific table across all applicable providers - if you change the table columns for Server Templates in
wdt-model_1, those changes will also affect the Server Templates table in
admin-server_1 (Configuration Tree). Changes will also persist after you stop and start the WebLogic Remote Console.
You can easily copy text from the various tables throughout the WebLogic Remote Console. Right-click on a table cell and select either Copy Column Cell to Clipboard or Copy Row Data to Clipboard and the data from that table cell or its row is automatically saved to your computer’s clipboard.
The WebLogic Remote Console provides several types of online help on each page.
The WebLogic Remote Console extension is a complementary component that you can add to your WebLogic domain to enhance the functionality of the WebLogic Remote Console when managing domains.
After you install the extension, you’ll be able to:
To install the extension:
management-services-ext directory under the domain home.
console-rest-ext-5.0.war, from https://github.com/oracle/weblogic-remote-console/releases and save it inside the
management-services-ext directory you created in the previous step.
While you should perform all configuration of the WebLogic Remote Console from within its graphical user interface, occasionally there are circumstances where that’s not possible. In those cases, you can view some of the data files upon which the WebLogic Remote Console builds its customizations.
These files are located in the following directories:
|Describes the user interface of the WebLogic Remote Console, including its dimensions, projects and providers.
|Describes the connection settings for the WebLogic Remote Console. You will need to create this file manually. See Customize connection settings for more information.
|Records the details of existing dashboards. See Generate dashboards for more information.
|Collects log entries for the current session of the WebLogic Remote Console. At the start of each session, log entries from the previous session are moved to a new file marked by date:
out-yyyy-mm-dd. See Check log files for more information.
|Lists the search terms for any searches that you’ve executed. See Search for more information.
|Describes any table customizations you’ve saved. See Customizable tables for more information.
If you introduce an error into one of these files, it may affect the behavior of the WebLogic Remote Console and you may need to wipe or delete the file to recover. The WebLogic Remote Console will lose all saved data for that file, resetting it to its defaults. For example, if you have to erase
dashboards.json, all your dashboards will be deleted.
You can open multiple instances of the WebLogic Remote Console to increase your productivity. Whether you want multiple windows to compare different views of the same provider or to work with distinct projects simultaneously, you can open a set of console windows that caters to your needs. Select New Window from the File menu to open a new WebLogic Remote Console window.