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WebServer - Weblogic

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My company is Microsoft shop. There is custom application that my company uses that will be changing there webserver from JBoss to WEbLogic..

What is WEbLogic? Can it run on windows? What are the pros and cons of Weblogic vs, JBoss, IIS etc..
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What is WEbLogic?

WebLogic is an Java EE Application Server.

Can it run on windows?

Yes.

If your application uses any EJB's, then you might have to convert the deployment descriptors from WebLogic format to JBoss.

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A document which has the basic different, bit old but worth looking at it.

http://www.cmpe.boun.edu.tr/courses/cmpe473/spring2006/presentation/WebLogic_Jboss_final.ppt

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Is WebLogic better / faster than JBoss, IIS etc..
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weblogic is a product of oracle, before them of BEA systems
it is a normal java webserver, it does not use Sun Java on Windows, it includes 100x faster J:Rockit JVM instead.

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that decision depends on many factors like (weblogic/jboss)=> License Server/free server, easy to deploy/bit difficult.

I have never used Jboss personally. Look at these discussion..

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1305980/weblogic-or-jboss
http://www.theserverside.com/discussions/thread.tss?thread_id=43929
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Problem of Jboss on windows is that 32bit SUN-oracle java on windows does not allow huge memory allocation.
You need to go to linux, or 64bit, or other java VM

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So  weblogic x64  2008 R2 server  should run pretty smoothly?
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x64 will run also jboss smoothly
weblogic will run smoothly on 32bit XP home, where jboss is unstable and brings itself to the knees.

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Thanks

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IS there a 64 bit version of JBOSS???

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JBOSS is a java application.

and it should work either on 32 bit or 64 bit

http://community.jboss.org/wiki/64BitHardware

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Yes but does it come in a 64 bit version only

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If you see Jboss download page, there is no specification of either 64 or 32 bit.

JBOSS server can be run on either 32 bit or 64 bit.

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I'm trying to understanding this better...

so just jboss come in a 32bit version but can run on 64bit??
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so the old advantage of run 64 bit os is that JBoss has access to more memory???

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Yes.
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32bit sun java is limited to 2GB of RAM in continuous allocation (which is impossible thanks to antiviruses, asl etc etc) in reality it is around 700..1300m. There is a trick editing java executable to use /3GB RAM, but that is not officially supported bu SUN.
J:rockit 32bit  can use 3GB on 32bit system and 4GB on 64bit system, it does so with PSE pages (4MB or 2MB allocations) thus getting 5x more RAM than SUN JRE ever could.
No such limitations on 64bit system running 64bit java of either sort.

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