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Oracle® Fusion Middleware Creating Domains Using the Configuration Wizard
11g Release 1 (10.3.4)

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A Using Console Mode

This appendix describes how start the Configuration Wizard in console mode. It also describes how to navigate in console mode, as well as perform various actions such as selecting items in a list or table. You can use console mode to create or extend a domain if your environment is not GUI-based.


In situations where you cannot run the Configuration Wizard in GUI mode, Oracle recommends that you use a WLST script to create or extend a domain. For more information, see "Creating and Using a Domain Template (Offline)" in Oracle WebLogic Scripting Tool.

This appendix contains the following sections:

Before You Begin

Prior to running the Configuration Wizard to create a domain on a UNIX or Linux operating system, if you have not already done so, set the CONFIG_JVM_ARGS environment variable as follows:

This decreases the amount of time it takes for the Configuration Wizard to create or update a domain.

Starting the Configuration Wizard in Console Mode

When run in console mode, the Configuration Wizard is executed in a text-based environment.

To start the Configuration Wizard in console mode:

  1. Log in to the system on which the product installation resides.

  2. Open an MS-DOS command prompt window (on Windows) or a command shell (on UNIX).

  3. Go to the following directory:

    On Windows: WLHOME\common\bin

    On UNIX: WLHOME/common/bin

    where WLHOME is the directory in which WebLogic Server is installed.

  4. Execute the following command:

    • Windows: config.cmd -mode=console

    • UNIX: sh -mode=console

    The command and arguments must be entered in lowercase.


    When you run the config.cmd or command, the following error message might be displayed to indicate that the default cache directory is not valid:

    *sys-package-mgr*: can't create package cache dir

    You can change the cache directory by including the -Dpython.cachedir=<valid_directory> option in the command line.

The Welcome text is displayed.

Respond to each prompt as appropriate. Refer to the next section for general information about how to respond to console mode prompts.

Responding to Console Mode Prompts

In console mode, you are presented with a series of prompts, tables, and lists which allow you to configure your domain as desired. The various actions you can perform are described as follows: