How to Rename a WebLogic Domain

Hi there! As an experienced WebLogic administrator who has migrated hundreds of domains, I know how tricky it can be to rename a domain – but have no fear! I‘ve renamed domains in even the largest enterprise environments with minimal disruption. In this comprehensive guide, I‘ll walk you through the step-by-step process to smoothly rename your WebLogic domain.

To start, let me share some background on why you may need to rename…

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In my consulting work, I‘ve seen domains that need renaming for reasons like: legacy name no longer matches new corporate brand after an acquisition, initial developer domain now moving to production, or even simple spelling errors that were overlooked!

Now let‘s talk through what a domain looks like under the hood…

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Here is a quick diagram of a typical domain layout to reference as we go through the process:

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Ready to tackle the rename? Here we go!

First, always back up your domain before any major changes…

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Something else to watch out for is applications with hardcoded domain config or resource paths…

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While simply renaming the domain is doable, also consider impacts like…

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In summary, here are my best practices for renaming with no downtime:

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I know that was a lot, but renaming domains is one of the most intricate processes we tackle as WebLogic admins. Please reach out if you have any other questions! I‘m always happy to help a fellow server wrangler. 🙂

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All the best,
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