java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.log4j.spi.LoggerFactory When Configuring Log4J 2 for Weblogic Logging Services (Doc ID 1987983.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 12.1.3.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The official documentation for WebLogic Logging Services mentions that Log4j implementation could be used. There is no specification on which Log4j version this integration could be done.

Log4j project has launched the second release of their logger due maintenance purposes and also to adopt cutting edge technologies.

When attempting to use log4j version 2 on WebLogic Server 12.1.3 the following error occurs.

Cause

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