WebLogic Suite Initial Setup

Nick Savvides
Oracle Fusion Middleware specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup is complex. We did a migration from WebSphere to WebLogic. The reason it's complex is it was already running, but it was a very different animal than WebSphere. There were code changes required, which fell to the developers on the development side. On the operational side, things like fine-tuning little things like the data sources work a bit differently, but once you figure one out, then the rest all falls into place. At the moment the deployment model we use is on-premises, and nothing has been migrated to the cloud. It's a project for the future. The deployment was approximately just over one year to get it migrated fully to where we were stable enough to turn off the WebSphere. It was a little bit better than I had expected it to be. We all felt it would be an eighteen-month to a two-year project, and it did come in a little bit less than that. But of course, the business expects it in three to six months. We did try but realized that it was not going to happen unless everything just magically works the first time. I'm on the operations side, I'm not on the development side. We look after the infrastructure and the upgrading. The developers are a large team. On the operations team, we have approximately ten people. One person can do a feature release, which is what we call a deployment, in an evening. This is done three times a week. View full review »
reviewer1303932
Technical Specialist at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was not handled by myself. We have a separate team that handles the actual installation of WebLogic. However, I didn't see challenges in the implementation and the team didn't raise any issues that I know of. View full review »
reviewer1231926
Senior Cloud Infrastructure Consultant at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
The initial setup was complex at first, but we soon got the hang of it and then it wasn't too bad. To deploy it by hand takes a couple of hours, but provisioning with a custom script takes around 10 minutes. It depends on the environment it will be run in. View full review »
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SenEnt299245
Senior Enterprise Architect at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
I was not involved in the initial setup. View full review »
reviewer1043784
Data Networking at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We only had to deploy this solution once. Since that time, we have switched it off and on every two or three months for maintenance. View full review »
Venkatraman Bhat
Delivery Head - Database and Infrastructure Services at Tech Mahindra Limited
I wouldn't say that the initial setup is very simple, but at the same time, it is not. It needs an external person to do it, so I will say moderately complex, rather than very complex, and it needs an expert. I would estimate the time for deployment between one and three days. View full review »
Ifeoluwa Oshinowo
Database Administrator/Business Analyst at Soft Alliance
The initial setup doesn't take much time although it really depends on the quality of the infrastructure. View full review »
Hamid Mukhtar
Assistant Professor at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
The initial setup is very simple. If you have everything ready from the OS side, it requires one to two hours to deploy. View full review »
reviewer1272324
Operations Manager EMEA at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
The setup was complex but there weren't any issues. View full review »
reviewer1224303
IT Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We didn't set up the solution ourselves. Rather, we hired our vendor to handle all of the implementation details for us. View full review »
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