Monday, June 3, 2013

WebLogic and OSB cluster in an Oracle VirtualBox

I want to run a OSB-WebLogic cluster spanning 2 machines (VBs).

Official doc here

An extra requirement is being able to mount an arbitrary IP alias on the NIC, to dedicate an IP (channel) to each managed server/admin. This with the certitude that this IP should not interfere with the Host network (enough of duplicate IPs causing panic in the firm).

I wonder what is the best strategy to configure the Virtual Network in the VB.

Excellent post on the different virtual networking modes in VirtualBox:

These are the alternatives:

  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Bridged Networking
  • Internal Networking
  • Host-only Networking
  • Port-Forwarding with NAT Networking

I feel more inspired by an Internal Networking, since I need no access from the outside world, and actually I want to shield myself from causing trouble to the rest of the organization - for instance by mounting unwanted IPs.
more later...

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