Oracle Database 18c: Documentation released!

Today i surfed to and there i found the documentation for oracle database 18c:

In march 2018 i wrote about the new installation procedure of oracle database 18c via rpm, which was announced inside the "new features".

The installation guide for Linux contains now the commands for installing the database via rpm. Here a screencopy of chapter 11:
 rpm -ivh oracle-ee-db-
This command creates the (more...)

Oracle SOA Suite: Profiles (SOA Foundation, BPEL only, Orchestration, Enterprise, BPM Classic, …)

Inside the Enterprise Manager (URL: http://yourhost:7001/em) you can configure SOA Suite profiles:

Choose "Common Properties"

Click on "Change Profile"
The oracle documentation shows the following:

The full set of adapters:
  • file,
  • FTP, 
  • database, 
  • JMS, 
  • MQSeries, 
  • AQ, 
  • E-Business Suite, 
  • User Messaging Service, 
  • socket, 
  • LDAP, 
  • Coherence, 
  • MSMQ,
  • JDE
The limited set of adapters:
  • file, 
  • FTP, 
  • database, 
  • JMS, 
  • MQSeries, 
  • AQ, 
  • E-Business Suite,
  • User Messaging Service

Docker: Networking with docker swarm: creating new subnets/gateways/…

In this posting i explained how to configure the network for a container on a docker machine.
If you want to do this for a docker swarm, you have to change the commands. The network driver "bridge" does not work in swarm mode:
(How to run a container inside a swarm take a look here)

docker service create  --network mybrigde --name helloworld alpine ping

Error: No such network: mybrigde
Even (more...)

Oracle Database Software Downloads: 18c released

Ok - not the database binaries but the Oracle Database 18c Release 1 Client is released:

Only for windows and linux - not really suprising, but that shows, which platforms are well supported ;-)

The documentation can be found here.

The documentation is for solaris, too - but without binaries this sounds a little bit strange:

Docker: Network configuration: How to customize the network bridge and use my own subnet / netmask / CiDR

In my last posting i described how to configure the network settings of a container via docker command line:
--net none
--net bridge
Now i want to try to change the subnet from the standard to another ip range.

There are some tutorials out there which say:

docker run -it  --net bridge  --fixed-cidr ""  alpine /bin/ash
unknown flag: --fixed-cidr
but this doesa not work any more.

First you (more...)

Ubuntu 16.04: Installation of chrome-browser fails with libnss3 (>= 2:3.22) [2]

The first solution for installing google-chrome after getting the error
dpkg: Abhängigkeitsprobleme verhindern Konfiguration von google-chrome-stable:
 google-chrome-stable hängt ab von libnss3 (>= 2:3.22); aber:
  Version von libnss3:amd64 auf dem System ist 2:3.21-1ubuntu4.

dpkg: Fehler beim Bearbeiten des Paketes google-chrome-stable (--install):
 Abhängigkeitsprobleme - verbleibt unkonfiguriert
was to install chromium (see this posting).

But now i know, what the problem was:
Inside /etc/apt/sources.list the entry:
deb xenial-security restricted main (more...)

Docker: Network configuration – none / brigde / hostname / dns entries

If you are starting your docker container you can add some network configuration details via command line.
Let's start with the easiest network setting:
docker run -it  --net none alpine /bin/ash
This setting starts the container without any connectivity to the network:
# ip addr show
1: lo: mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN qlen 1
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever

Docker: How to limit memory

By starting your container you can limit the RAM usage simply by adding
-m 4M

(this limits the memory to 4 megabytes).

To check this simply run:

docker run -it -m=4M  --rm alpine /bin/ash

and on your docker machine check the following entry:

alpine:~# cat /sys/fs/cgroup/memory/docker/4ce0403caf667e7a6d446eac3820373aefafe4e73463357f680d7b38a392ba62/memory.limit_in_bytes 

Oracle SOAR ?!

Larry Ellison announced yesterday Oracle SOAR:

Soar []:  
Fly or rise high in the air.
‘the bird spread its wings and soared into the air’
It is about migrating into the cloud [press release]:
the world’s first automated enterprise cloud application upgrade product that will enable Oracle customers to reduce the time and cost of cloud migration by up to 30 percent. By providing a complete set of (more...)

Oracle SOA Suite 12c: How to deploy a BPEL onto a weblogic server

After you have created your BPEL inside Jdeveloper, you have to add an application server inside jdev:

 And here we go:

Then go to the applications view:

And after the deployment check via Application Server view, if the BPEL version was deployed:

Docker: Lessons learned – Logging

After some time working with docker here my experiences:

Some days ago i created my own container with a minimal web service.

Here the
sed -i  's/Hostname:.*/Hostname: '$HOSTNAME'/g' index.html
while true; do { echo -e 'HTTP/1.1 200 OK\r\n'; cat index.html;}  | nc  -l -p 8080  2>&1 >> logfile; done
This is the Dockerfile:
FROM alpine


RUN mkdir ncweb

ADD .  /tmp

ENTRYPOINT [ "/tmp/" (more...)

Virtualbox: failed & Run ‘make oldconfig && make prepare’

After updating to ubuntu 18.04 i had to reinstall virtualbox:

# dpkg -i virtualbox-5.2_5.2.10-122088~Debian~stretch_amd64.deb 
Vormals nicht ausgewähltes Paket virtualbox-5.2 wird gewählt.
(Lese Datenbank ... 378316 Dateien und Verzeichnisse sind derzeit installiert.)
Vorbereitung zum Entpacken von virtualbox-5.2_5.2.10-122088~Debian~stretch_amd64.deb ...
Entpacken von virtualbox-5.2 (5.2.10-122088~Debian~stretch) ...
virtualbox-5.2 (5.2.10-122088~Debian~stretch) wird eingerichtet ...
addgroup: Die Gruppe »vboxusers« existiert bereits als Systemgruppe. Programmende. failed: Look at /var/log/vbox-install. (more...)

Ubuntu 16.04: Installation of chrome-browser fails with libnss3 (>= 2:3.22)

On my old laptop with ubuntu 16.04 i tried to install "chrome-browser":
# dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64\ \(1\).deb 
Vormals nicht ausgewähltes Paket google-chrome-stable wird gewählt.
(Lese Datenbank ... 137351 Dateien und Verzeichnisse sind derzeit installiert.)
Vorbereitung zum Entpacken von google-chrome-stable_current_amd64 (1).deb ...
Entpacken von google-chrome-stable (64.0.3282.186-1) ...
dpkg: Abhängigkeitsprobleme verhindern Konfiguration von google-chrome-stable:
 google-chrome-stable hängt ab von libnss3 (>= 2:3.22); aber:
  Version von libnss3:amd64 auf dem System ist 2:3.21-1ubuntu4.


Oracle SOA Suite 12c: Invoking a BPEL process via Jdeveloper

After you deployed a BPEL process to your application server open the application server view in Jdeveloper:
 Open the BPEL inside the Application Server view:
 Do a right click on the BPEL process and select "Test Web Service":
 This will open the HTTP Analyzer:
 Fill in your XML input and click "Send Request". After that you will see:

Very nice are the options via the tab at the bottom:
  • SOAP Strucutre
  • HTTP Content
  • REST Structure
  • (more...)

Run like Hell 2018-05-02 11:37:00

Yesterday redhat announced a new framework to build applications with kubernetes:
The concept of operator framework was build in 2016 from coreos.
CoreOS released the same announcement as redhat. Not really amazing, because:

Here some text snippets from the announcement:
The Operator Framework includes:
  • Operator SDK: Enables developers to build Operators based on their expertise without requiring knowledge of Kubernetes API complexities.
  • Operator Lifecycle Management: Oversees installation, updates, and management of the lifecycle (more...)

Oracle Linux 7.5 released ?!

Oracle released its Linux in version 7.5 without a announcement on their webpages. If you ask google
oracle linux 7.5
you will be directed to this site:

But with the right search string you can find Oracle Linux 7.5 inside

The new features can be found here:
or here:

Ubuntu: Upgrade from 17.10 to 18.04

Last week ubuntu release 18.10 and i upgraded my notebook to the latest version.
I was running 17.10 with wayland:

$ lsb_release  -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 17.10
Release:    17.10
Codename:    artful

# do-release-upgrade -d
Neue Veröffentlichungen von Ubuntu werden gesucht
Holen:1 Signatur der Aktualisierungsanwendung [819 B]                                                                                                                                                                                  
Holen:2 Aktualisierungsanwendung [1.257 kB]                                                                                                                                                                                            
Es wurden 1.258 kB in 0 s geholt (0 B/s)                                                                                                                                                                                               
»bionic. (more...)

Oracle SOA Suite 12c: complete startup procedure including database and application server

After the first reboot i had to work hard to get the complete system up again. So here a list of all commands:

  1. database
    export ORACLE_HOME=/home/oracle/app/oracle/product/12.2.0/dbhome_1
    export PATH=$PATH:$ORACLE_HOME/bin
    export ORACLE_SID=orcl

    $ sqlplus / as sysdba

    SQL*Plus: Release Production on Fri Feb 16 20:53:02 2018

    Copyright (c) 1982, 2016, Oracle.  All rights reserved.

    Connected to an idle instance.

    SQL> startup
    ORACLE instance started.

    Total System Global Area 1560281088 (more...)

Oracle VM Server: How to add ISO images to your repository

After  setting up
you have to upload some ISO images to your repository, so that your virtual machines can boot with these ISO images.

So inside Oracle VM Manager go to the "Repositories" tab and use the "import iso icon" (the blue arrow):

The only way to import ISO images is to give a URL to Oracle (more...)

Oracle VM Server: my first vm: Error: HVM guest support is unavailable

All my tests with Oracle VM Server are running inside Oracle Virtualbox. If you want to do some tests yourself with this setup, you can easily get this error message after powering on your VM:

Server error: Command: ['xm', 'create', '/OVS/Repositories/0004fb0000030000dad74d9c43176d2e/VirtualMachines/0004fb00000600005e79798ecb1a63cf/vm.cfg'] failed (1): stderr: Error: HVM guest support is unavailable: is VT/AMD-V supported by your CPU and enabled in your BIOS?
stdout: Using config file "/OVS/Repositories/0004fb0000030000dad74d9c43176d2e/VirtualMachines/0004fb00000600005e79798ecb1a63cf/vm.cfg".
To get your system running, you have (more...)