In this tutorial, you'll learn how to configure ADF applications in WebLogic Server 11g.
An ADF application deployed to Oracle Fusion Middleware can be monitored and configured via the Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware and Control, via the exposed MBeans, or via the WLST commands.
ADF applications have a master configuration file named adf-config.xml. During application development, the adf-config.xml file is updated with the configuration based on the features used in an application.
This file is further updated during deployment to capture the deployment-specific information, such as the MDS repository being used by the application.
To differentiate the changes done after deployment from the configuration before deployment that the application is seeded with, the post-deployment changes are captured as MDS customizations of adf-config-.xml, a delta file that contains just the variations and is merged at runtime with the deployed adf-config.xml.
This will enable this configuration to be applied after any application upgrade via redeployment. If an application is deployed to several nodes within a cluster, any ADF application configuration changes will be transmitted to all the other nodes. MDS will store a single set of ADF application configuration information for all versions of an application.
In case any migration from a test instance to a production instance, this customization needs to be migrated so that these configurations can be transferred to the production instance.
To update the configuration via enterprise manager, the first step is to launch the MBean browser by navigating to the target domain and application and the launching the ADF | Configure ADF menu. In the MBean browser, the ADFConfig folder exposes the child MBeans.