Is it Supported or Suggested to Use JAVA_HOME with Weblogic Server with a Symbolic Link?

(Doc ID 2415282.1)

Last updated on JUNE 29, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.3.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Scenario:

$JAVA_HOME defined as /scratch/software/javase/current.

This is actually a symbolic link to a java version (/scratch/software/javase/jdk1.8.0_17) :

/scratch/software/javase/current -> /scratch/software/javase/jdk1.8.0_172.

This makes it extremely easy to move from different versions of JAVA which retaining the configuration of the JAVA_HOME. I simply change the symbolic link rather than having to reconfigure Weblogic Server .

When using symbolic as JAVA_HOME and installing Weblogic server seems to actually follow the symbolic link and set the JAVA_HOME to actual path (/scratch/software/javase/jdk1.8.0_172 ) rather than symbolic link path (/scratch/software/javase/current).

The question is if this is supported?
 

Solution

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