"BeaService", how did I beat you?
If you have never heard about or read about NSSM before, READ ON!
When I record installation sessions for Hyperion / Oracle EPM, I tend to pause the recording when it is time to deploy NSSM to get Oracle WebLogic Admin Server setup as a Windows service.
Because NSSM is an acronym that is not entirely nice. I won't repeat it here. But you NEED this tool if you don't have it! Grab it here: NSSM download
NSSM lets you create a Windows service for any executable .bat or .exe. It does not work for OHS 12c and I have a separate post about that topic. But it works wonderfully for the Oracle WebLogic Admin Server ("WLS") in either 10.x or 12.x.
Simply download NSSM and unzip it in a directory of your choice. That directory should not be deleted later. I save my copy in D:\Scripts\NSSM on my primary EPM Foundation Server where the master version of WLS resides.
The beauty of this utility is:
- You can customize the name of the service, as in my first screenshot above.
- You can make it rotate the log files.
- You can force it to make the stdout and stderr logs reside in the same folder as your EPM service stdout/stderr logs!
I won't post the spoiler screenshots or else you won't hire me. 😈 But maybe I gave you a few helpful hints here?