ORDS does not need WebLogic.
But ORDS standalone will give you a Jetty web server, with not very much in terms of web server management features. You can do some things with configuring Jetty, but it's via XML flags in the ORDS config.
MOST of our users end up with ORDS running with Tomcat - which is very lightweight and also free.
Is it not possible to have both JDKs installed? Let ORDS use the JDK 8 home and any of the other dependencies use the JDK 6 home.
Thank you for the response.
We are a bit concerned with using the stand alone ORDS and the limitations it might have. I believe you have rightly pointed some of them.
Even using Tomcat I believe we still need to upgrade our JDK to 8 on the server which is of concern right now.
Just to add we already have ORDS version 2 on weblogic which we are trying to upgrade.
Thank you for the suggestion. This is one of the options we are exploring.
The moment we upgrade to JDK 8, it will be part of the default path and all application might try using the same. It is my understanding that I need to change JAVA home manually in each of the application.
Since there are many applications running fine and pointed JDK 6, this is being considered as a risk right now.
Can you please suggest an easy way of doing this. Like we install JDK 8 and ensure ORDS uses this JAVA home, but none of the other application should point to this.
You can actually have multiple versions of Java on a linux machine.
Your "softlinks" just need to point to the "most used one". This is done by root at the command prompt.
Additionally, you'll need to modify the TomCat startup scripts to ensure JAVA_HOME is set to the Java 8 location.
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