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Debugging and Troubleshooting Basics in Oracle WebCenter R11 PS3 - Tutorial (Doc ID 1320632.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 08, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version to [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The default WebCenter domain topology and directory structure has been changed in PS3. The new default directory structure looks like this:

The new default domain topology for WebCenter looks like this:

In this tutorial you will use EM to explore the new default domain topology for WebCenter and will explore the important log locations on the server using EM and putty. Once you are aware of the new architecture, you will learn how to enable debug logging for Spaces and Discussion for cases where there is not enough information in the default logging level.
Then you will use the SOAP Monitor servlet that now is bundled with the product to peek on the SOAP traffic between the wsrp-tools producer and WebCenter Spaces.
Finally you will use the MBean Browser to review and change some configuration parameters for WebCenter.


This document is intended for WebCenter administrators who are in charge of managing and troubleshooting a WebCenter installation.
The tutorial time is estimated to 2.5 hours.


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In this Document
 1. Go into EM to explore the new WebCenter Domain.
 2. Connect to the server from putty and find the relevant log locations
 3. Find relevant logs from EM, for example for Spaces
 4. Enable Debug Logging for Spaces & Discussion
 5. Use Soap Monitor to analyze SOAP traffic between WSRP/JPDK Producer and WebCenter Spaces
 6. Use the MBean Browser to review and change some configuration parameters for WebCenter

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