I am not sure what WLS version your are using but what your are referring to is Change Center.
For 10.3.6: How Change Management Works
I am looking also which files are affected on the File System or DB due to these activities on the WLS.
Activities on adapter change:
1. Lock & Edit
3. Activate Changes.
4. Lock & Edit + Update (on the deployments page).
To make it more specific:
Adding a new DB "Outbound Connection Pools" require of Creating a new connection pool & Pressing on SAVE & Activate changes & Mark it and run Update on the Deployment Page.
I am looking what happening in the background for each one of the stages means which files are affected.
Did you make your way to this doc?
Managing Configuration Changes - 11g Release 1 (10.3.6)
Where it has: Configuration Change Management Process
That is probably the closest you are going to get to the info you are looking for.
Thank you for the information.
I am looking for the same type of information in case Adapter Plan is changed and redeployed with rar adapter file.
The scenario: updating DB adapter with a new "Outbound Connection Pools" and redeploy the adapter with a new Deployment Plan.
What files are changed except config.xml and Plan.xml , and how is the process working.