WebLogic 14 to Payara Server 5 Migration

WebLogic 14 to Payara Server 5 Migration Guide

Migrating from Oracle WebLogic 14 to Payara Server 5 can be a simple and straightforward process because both servers rely on the Java EE specifications.

This guide gives you an overview of Oracle WebLogic 14 features and what the equivalent feature of the Payara Server is or how you can achieve the same end result.

This step-by step guide covers the following parts of migration process:

  • Clustering in WebLogic vs Payara Server
  • Operations
  • Monitoring
  • Request Tracing
  • Java SE Tools
  • Protocols
  • Deployment
  • Cloud
  • IDE Support
    … and more!

Why Payara Server?

Payara Server Enterprise is a cloud-native middleware application platform supporting mission critical production systems with reliable and secure deployments of Jakarta EE (Java EE)  applications on premise, in the cloud, or hybrid environments. A stable platform with monthly releases, bug fixes, and a 10-year software lifecycle, Payara Server is aggressively compatible with the ecosystem, cloud vendors, Docker, and Kubernetes.

We migrated the backend of the product we built for our client from WebLogic to Payara Server with great success. Payara Server has a much more modern feature-set and feel, gets you up and running quicker and we saved a lot of time configuring the server compared to WebLogic. Several things that were a big hassle to configure with WebLogic worked out of the box with Payara Server, Bean Validation being a prime example of this. We are now looking to the future and planning a move towards a more microservices oriented architecture with Payara Micro in mind. I would recommend both Payara Server and Payara Micro to anybody who values consistency, stability and productivity for their application development and deployment.

Daniel Löfquist, HiQ

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