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 »
James Lui
Team Lead - Oracle Applications DBA at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
One major pre-installation question that catches you unaware is the question of a "standalone" versus "single node cluster" installation style selection. Single-node clusters can be scaled up and out. Standalone installations are single-node only, and would have to be re-installed to enable clustering. This is an old throwback to the original licensing model, and tends to be a source of odd frustration if you choose the wrong one inadvertently. Most of the modern upgrade releases are now out-of-place upgrades (meaning they install to new installation file system bases, and not overlaying an existing install). This change was designed to maximize uptime, but does mean you'll need the extra storage available to have the side-by-side software reside during the upgrade process. View full review »
SenEnt299245
Senior Enterprise Architect at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
I was not involved in the initial setup. View full review »
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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 »
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