Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Oracle WebLogic Server.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
We have had some problems with cluster solutions when working with a WebLogic domain. It may be because the error codes and error information is poor. In the future, I would like to see better support for the REST interface.
We have some pain points with the product. First of all, we know that the Oracle-related WebLogic updates tend to be a little volatile. That is in regards to their regular updates. They do quarterly security patch updates. People do the updates and over a period and for some of them the updates lead to the product becoming unstable. The updates do not always apply correctly. If there is something that is a little bit off — say, if a customer has installed an extra piece of software or something to modify the system — this can create issues. There are a lot of reasons that can cause WebLogic updates to end up making the whole system unstable. Having to do with that update issue, we would like to see Oracle add the Diagnostic Pack back in. They used to have it included with the product and it was removed. There is another piece that was also useful in helping with product analysis and stability that they took out after 10g. Right now these helpful modules are just add-ons. Really they should be part of the standard package. We have got a couple of other smaller problems, but right now our main problem is the Oracle CPU updates. They are timely, but primal as far as installations.
The logs consultant, since it tends to be more in the server, we do need complete consult logs for a lot of different files.
We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
Please share what you can so you can help your peers.