Silent Installation and Configuration of Standalone Oracle HTTP Server

Currently I am working in a project for which will be needed the Oracle HTTP Server (OHS) in a Standalone Mode as a frontend Web Server for a Oracle SOA 12.2.1.2.0 environment.

As I am not really a fan of clicking through several installers and configuration wizards, I have created some scripts for a complete silent installation of the Standalone Oracle HTTP Server 12.2.1.2.0 and on top (more...)

Switching MPM Type for Oracle HTTP Server 12c

The Oracle HTTP Server (OHS) comes by default with the MPM (Multi-Processing Modules) Type event for Linux systems, but sometimes you need to change the MPM Type for example to prefork.

The Oracle HTTP Server comes by default with 4 MPM Types:
  • Worker: This is the default for non-Linux UNIX Platforms, e.g. Solaris, AIX ...
  • Event: This is the default for Linux Platforms
  • Prefork: This Type implements a non-threaded, pre-forking server, that handles request as (more...)

Consume WebLogic Server RESTFul Management Services with ELK

In several of my projects for Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Fusion Middleware Environments a main topic is the monitoring.
Oracle provides with the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control are really powerful solution to monitor Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Fusion Middleware Environments, but the disadvantage is the huge license cost for the necessary Management Packs for Oracle WebLogic / Fusion Middleware. Moreover in many small to midrange sized environments the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud (more...)

Oracle Database 12.2.0.1.0 available for download

The new Oracle Database 12.2.0.1.0 Software were released earlier than announced, its available since today for download on Oracle Technology Network http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/downloads/index.html

Currently the Oracle Database 12.2.0.1.0 are available for following Operating Systems:


  • Linux x86-64
  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC
  • Oracle Solaris on x86 systems, 64-bit

The following Software is available:

  • Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2.0.1.0)
  • Oracle Database 12c Release (more...)

SOA 12.2.1.2.0: Schedule your Integration Workload Statistics (IWS) Report by Command Line

From Oracle SOA Suite 12.2.1 on, Oracle added a nice feature - The Integration Workload Statistics, which you can compare to an Oracle Database AWR report for your SOA Suite.

Kevin King from AVIO Consulting has released for this a really good blog post about the IWS http://www.avioconsulting.com/blog/no-more-hidden-soa-performance-problems

As I am more coming from the Administration site, I prefer to have script-based solutions.

Here I will show you how to scheduled (more...)

Oracle Database 12.1.0.2.0 are officially supported on Docker

Since yesterday, Tuesday 20th December 2016, the Oracle Database 12.1.0.2.0 and later are officially supported on Docker :-)

The corresponding My Oracle Support Note 2216342.1 can be found here: https://support.oracle.com/epmos/faces/DocContentDisplay?id=2216342.1


In the GitHub Repository of Oracle the related README is also updated to reflect the support for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2.0 and later on Docker.
All required files to build such a supported Oracle Database Instance on Docker can be found here: https://github.com/oracle/docker-images/tree/master/OracleDatabase


Accessing WebLogic Server Logfiles via RESTFul Management Services

The RESTFul Management Services within Oracle WebLogic 12c is one of the greatest features and my personal favorite.

You can achieve a lot of things with the RESTFul Management Services, like creating DataSources, perform deployments, startup and shutdown Managed Servers and so on.

But you also can access the different WebLogic Server Logfiles :-)

Let's say your developers needs access to the Logfiles of your Oracle WebLogic Server, but you don't want to give them (more...)

Permanent Re-Login for WebLogic Consoles for multiple WebLogic Domains on one Server

In case you have multiple Oracle WebLogic Server Domains on one Server running, you might realise the following problem:

Opening 2 or more WebLogic Consoles in one Browser and switching the Browser tabs between the different WebLogic Consoles, you have to re-login all the times for your different WebLogic Consoles. This is really annoying ...

The problem behind is really simple, its the WebLogic Admin Console Cookie, as for all Oracle WebLogic Admin Consoles the default (more...)

WLST Error "General SSLEngine problem" after Nodemanager SSL Configuration

In case you configured your WebLogic Nodemanager with SSL, you might run into the following error while using nmConnect via WLST.


cd $ORACLE_HOME/oracle_common/common/bin
./wlst.sh

Initializing WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) ...

Welcome to WebLogic Server Administration Scripting Shell

Type help() for help on available commands

wls:/offline> nmConnect('nodemanager', 'welcome1', 'soaserver1', '5556', 'demo_domain' , '/u00/app/oracle/user_projects/domains/demo_domain' , 'ssl')
Connecting to Node Manager ...



Traceback (innermost last):
File "", line 1, in ?
File "", line 111, in nmConnect
File (more...)

Install and Configure Oracle SOA Suite 12c with 2 different Linux Users

I am currently involved in a project were one requirement is, that the Oracle Software (WebLogic Server and Oracle SOA Suite) is installed by one Linux User and the on top to be used Oracle SOA Domain should be created and started as another Linux User.

In general that's according to the Oracle Documentation for Oracle SOA Suite 12.2.1.2.0 possible


But there is a small and important note: Certain domain files (more...)

Controlling Oracle WebLogic Server via RESTFul Management Service

RESTFul Management Services are really powerful in terms of monitoring your Oracle WebLogic Server Domain, but you can also use RESTFul Management Services to control your Oracle WebLogic Server Domain.

RESTFul Management Services are enabling you to startup, suspend, resume and shutdown for example your Managed Servers.

All what you need is cURL, the Admin User and Password of your Oracle WebLogic Server, Hostname of your Oracle WebLogic Domain and the Port of your AdminServer.

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Running Oracle HTTP Server 12c with Privileged Port

In some cases you need to configure a privileged port (less than 1024, typically port 80) within your Oracle HTTP Server 12c Instance.

At first create your Oracle HTTP Server Instance with the wlst tool:

cd $ORACLE_HOME/oracle_common/common/bin
./wlst.sh
Initializing WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) ...

Welcome to WebLogic Server Administration Scripting Shell

Type help() for help on available commands
#
# Connect to the WebLogic Domain with your weblogic user,
# password and correct host and (more...)

Modify Fusion Middleware Enterprise Manager Inactivity Timeout

Are you tired of the 45 minutes default inactivity timeout setting of the Oracle Fusion Middleware Enterprise Manager?



You can simply set the inactivity timeout by modifying the emoms.properties file of the Oracle Fusion Middleware Enterprise Manager.

Connect to your server with the oracle installation user and navigate to your $DOMAIN_HOME/config/fmwconfig/servers/<AdminServerName>/applications/em/META-INF directory and open the emoms.properties file.
Check if the parameter oracle.sysman.eml.maxInactiveTime is set, if yes modify the provided values (more...)

Oracle Forms & Reports 12.2.1.2.0 available

Since a few hours the latest Release of the Oracle Forms & Reports 12.2.1.2.0 is available for download in Oracle Technology Network under http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/forms/downloads/index.html



The related documentation can be found under https://docs.oracle.com/middleware/12212/formsandreports/index.html



For all the lovers of Oracle Reports, here is the bad news: It's time to prepare for bye-bye !

The next planned Oracle Reports 12.2.1.3 will be the terminal release for Oracle Reports !

Note can be found here http://tinyurl.com/ReportsDeprecation





Weblogic 12.2.1.2.0 available

Since a few hours the latest Release of the Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1.2.0 is available with Oracle Technology Network for download.

The Installation sources can be found under: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/weblogic/downloads/index.html



The documentation for the latest Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1.2.0 can be found under http://docs.oracle.com/middleware/12212/wls/index.html


Did you forgot your Node Manager Username and Password?

Long time ago I've been publishing a blog post "Did you forgot your WebLogic Admin User Password?", now it's time to have a look on the topic, did you forgot your Node Manager Username and Password?

The following steps are working with Oracle WebLogic Server 12.x

Login to the server which is hosting your Oracle WebLogic Server environment and start the wlst utility and connect as weblogic user to your WebLogic Domain:

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Oracle Forms 12c – Setting up Forms Diagnostics Agent

With the Oracle Forms 12c Diagnostics Agent you can populate the DMS (Dynamic Monitoring Service) metrics for Oracle Forms 12c simply into Oracle Database Tables, which allows you to have a historical view on the Oracle Forms related Performance Data out of DMS.

The installation comes in 2 major parts, first setup a Oracle Database User and the underlying objects and second part deploy the Forms Diagnostics Agent into your Oracle WebLogic Server.

Database Setup (more...)

OTN Appreciation Day: WebLogic

Based on the suggestion by Tim Hall's Blogpost here is my contribution to the OTN Appreciation Day:

I've got 2 features and as usual these features are related to Oracle WebLogic Server:

1st Oracle WebLogic Server & Docker

The official support and certification for Oracle WebLogic Server on Docker started nearly one year ago. Since the first support and certification of Oracle WebLogic Server on Docker there were a lot of things happening, support and (more...)

Oracle Forms 12c – Multiple Managed Servers

You might remember the previous method to create multiple Managed Servers for Oracle Forms 11g, which can be found under the My Oracle Support Note 989118.1. This procedure were quite a bit critical, as you had to provide manually several arguments and classpath entries for the cloned Managed Server.

With Oracle Forms 12c the procedure to create (not cloning) additional WebLogic Managed Servers hosting your formsapp is really straight forward as you perform this (more...)

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.2.0.0 available

Since yesterday the new release of the Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.2.0.0 is available for download on Oracle Technology Network under following link: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/enterprise-manager/downloads/index.html



The new Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.2.0.0 is available for following Operating Systems:

  • Linux x86-64
  • Windows x86-64
  • Solaris Operating System (SPARC)
  • Solaris Operating System (x86-64)
  • IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)
  • HP-UX Itanium (64-bit)
As well there are matching Database Templates available for the (more...)