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Command-line scripting is a well-known and proven approach to managing enterprise software systems. We can find examples of it in operating systems, databases, and LDAP servers. This approach allows the system administrator to run system commands to manage and monitor the system interactively. It also allows you to run commands in batch mode for predefined and repetitive tasks. Is there anything similar in the J2EE world? While the JMX specification provides an API to manage systems, it doesn't specify how the JMX client application should look. Currently there are two JMX client applications with WebLogic: the Web-based Administration Console and the weblogic.Admin command-line utility. In addition, WebLogic MBeans are well documented, allowing customers and partners to develop their own JMX clients to access WebLogic. I started developing WLShell to explore this i... (more)

Admin Automation with wlshell

Wlshell is a tool designed specifically for WebLogic administrators. It combines the flexibility of a scripting language with the full control provided by the JMX interface. It is, therefore, a natural environment for the systems administrator. The units of work of the JMX specification - the Management Beans, or MBeans - are presented in wlshell in the familiar form of the file system and they look like files organized into directories and drive units. This user-friendly environment makes it easy to write scripts to automate daily administrative WebLogic tasks. Administrative T... (more)