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How to Use the Configuration Wizard to Create a FMw 11g WebLogic Domain Outside the Middleware Home (Doc ID 1621205.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 20, 2023

Applies to:

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


To quote from:

Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Planning Guide 11g Release 1
Chapter 2 Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware Concepts and Directory Structure
2.3.1 WebLogic Server Domain

The domain home and application home can be created anywhere on your system. When you run the Configuration Wizard, the default location for the domain home is user_projects/domains under the Middleware home. The default location for the application home is user_projects/applications, also under the Middleware home. It is recommended that you create your domain home and application home outside of both the Middleware home and Oracle home directories, so that in the event you need to patch either the Middleware home or Oracle home, your domain and application information would remain untouched.

This article will describe how to configure a Fusion Middleware 11g product weblogic domain outside the Middleware Home i.e in a location other than the default "user_projects" directory.


The advice in this article is relevant to the following Fusion Middleware 11g products

The article focuses on the Configuration Wizard functionality and will not cover how to create a weblogic domain via the command line e.g. WLST or a script.

Audience: System Administrators and architects, consultants, support engineers.


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In this Document
 Introduction - Configuration Wizard Variations
 Using the 'Domain Location' Field
 What to do when the 'Domain Location Field' is not provided

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