Activate Changes Hangs Or Goes To Internal Link When Using mod_wl_ohs Proxy With or Without SSL

(Doc ID 1358674.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version to [Release Oracle11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The goal is to configure the Weblogic plugin in HTTP Server, and thereafter setup SSL termination on the hardware load-balancer, and to allow access to the admin server via port 443 from the outside. Following the standard setup documentation all seems to work fine in the Admin Console, except for the button to "Activate Changes" - this hangs and does not return. 

Even without SSL, Once a different outside host and port is set up , Activate Changes can hang.

Using a HTTP Sniffing tool, it will be noticed that "Activate Changes" is trying to go to the old internal hostname and port.


A typical configuration scenario is as follows:
1) A hardware load-balancer is in front of a Weblogic domain, with each managed server/admin server fronted by HTTP server.

 The proxy plugin is configured identically in the front-end HTTP Server instances.

2) Adminserver running at internalhost.domain:7001

3) The LB name for OHS is externalhost.domain:443 - port 80 is NOT open on the LB.

4) The relevant entry in mod_wl_OHS.conf is :

<Location /console>
    SetHandler weblogic-handler
    WebLogicHost internalhost.domain
    WeblogicPort 7001
    WLProxySSL ON
    WLProxySSLPassThrough ON

5) In the Admin server , the protocol / http is set to :

FrontendHost externalhost.domain
FrontendHttpPort 0
FronntendHttpsPort 443

6) The settings for admin server / General

listen Address:  internalhost.domain   7001
SSL is not enabled
WLSProxy plugin ticked

7) The setting for admin Server : HTTP  :
frontend host:  externalhost.domain   port 0  ssl port 443

8)  httpd.conf setup as follows :
Listen 7777
ServerName internahost.domain
NameVirtualHost *:7777
<VirtualHost *:7777>
   ServerName https://externalhost.domain:443
   ServerAdmin you@your.address
   RewriteEngine On
   RewriteOptions inherit

9) mod_wl_ohs entries :
# Admin Server and EM
<Location /console>
    SetHandler weblogic-handler
    WebLogicHost internalhost.domain
    WeblogicPort 7001
    WLProxySSL ON
    WLProxySSLPassThrough ON
    DebugConfigInfo ON

<Location /consolehelp>
    SetHandler weblogic-handler
     WebLogicHost internalhost.domain
    WeblogicPort 7001
    WLProxySSL ON
    WLProxySSLPassThrough ON

10) In addition, the new 10.3.4 WLS plugin requirements have been implemented; see note 1316142.1  "How To Configure mod_wl_ohs with Oracle HTTP Server and Oracle WebLogic Server " which talks of the new requirements for 10.3.4+ when using MOD_WL_OHS or another plugin and indeed all plugin-based SSL configs, the requirement being setting the "WLS plugin" checkbox to "enabled."
This will be done for both admin and domain.

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At this point, the admin console login via https://externalhost.domain/console is successful and all functions work

except activate changes


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