General availability: Deploy WebLogic on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) using custom Docker images
Published date: 02 March, 2021
Jointly developed with Oracle, this release adds a set of instructions, samples, and scripts to build custom Docker images based on official Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS) images from the Oracle Container Registry. You can then publish the custom images to Azure Container Registry (ACR) and deploy to Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) using the WebLogic Kubernetes Operator. This makes it easy to get started with production ready deployments utilizing suggested practices from Oracle and Microsoft.
The first release of solutions to run WLS on AKS enabled domains to be stored in Kubernetes Persistent Volumes utilizing Azure Files. This is suitable for customers that wish to migrate to AKS but still want to administer WLS using the Admin Console or the WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST). This current release expands the deployment options for WLS on AKS by enabling custom Docker images. This represents a more Kubernetes native way of deploying to AKS through the WebLogic Operator, and also allows for post-deployment changes to the domain through ConfigMaps.
The solutions will work with any WLS version that supports the WebLogic Kubernetes Operator such as 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199, and allow for a high degree of configuration and customization. Further ease-of-use and Azure service integrations for WLS on AKS are planned in coming months via jointly developed and supported Marketplace offerings.
More details on these solutions are available here.