Friday, June 4, 2010
Changing hostname/IP for Weblogic 11g
Recently I had to migrate two VMs hosting SOA/WebCenter 11g respectively from our US centers to India centers. This involved change in the hostname/IP of the two servers. Now the process is already documented @http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E12839_01/core.1111/e10105/host.htm#CHDGEDCF.
But as is with all documents, not everything is documented!
The startManagedServer.sh script has the URL of the AdminServer hard-coded. So you have to change that too. Having done this, start the nodemanager.
When you start your nodemanager, you might encounter the below error (in the AdminServer logfile):
BEA-090504 - Certificate chain received from localhost - 127.0.0.1 failed hostname verification check. Certificate contained xyz.abc.com but check expected localhost
BEA-090482 - BAD_CERTIFICATE alert was received from localhost.localdomain - 127.0.0.1. Check the peer to determine why it rejected the certificate chain (trusted CA configuration, hostname verification). SSL debug tracing may be required to determine the exact reason the certificate was rejected.
There are two ways to solve it.
1. Disable Flags - Jugaad way ;)
Put the following flags at the right places.
Node Manager: -Dweblogic.nodemanager.sslHostNameVerificationEnabled=false
Admin Server: -Dweblogic.security.SSL.ignoreHostnameVerification=true
2. Recreate the Certificates - The recommended way.
Node manager by default uses the WebLogic demo identity keystore. The keystore is generated at install time using the CertGen utility. The generated private key uses the common name (cn) resolved by Java.
2.1 Set the PATH
2.2 Backup DemoIdentity.jks under $WL_HOME/server/lib
2.3 Generate the private key.
java utils.CertGen -cn -keyfilepass DemoIdentityPassPhrase -certfile newcert -keyfile newkey
2.4 Import the key generated above to the keystore.
java utils.ImportPrivateKey -keystore DemoIdentity.jks -storepass DemoIdentityKeyStorePassPhrase -keyfile newkey.pem -keyfilepass DemoIdentityPassPhrase -certfile newcert.pem -alias demoidentity
2.5 Copy DemoIdentity.jks to $WL_HOME/server/lib
2.6 Restart your nodemanager.
That's it !