Oracle 2 Minute Tech Tip

The Oracle Technology Network (OTN) promote/encourage people to submit short videos as 2 minute tech tips – you can check my 1st attempt out …


Presentatie op LAC congres – Agile schalen op basis van best practices

Presentatie op LAC congres – Agile schalen op basis van best practices

lac-agile-schalen-op-basis-van-best-practicesOp donderdag 17 en vrijdag 18 november is de 18e editie Landelijk Architectuur Congres. Net als vorig jaar ga ik in de track Agile Architecting een presentatie geven over architectuur en architecten in een Agile omgeving. De titel van de presentatie dit jaar is: Agile schalen op basis van best practices.

Bij bol.com hebben we jarenlange ervaring met het werken met agile (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...)

Debian dist-upgrade: from 7(wheezy) to 8(jessie): udev…

I was running my own kernel on my laptop. But doing the upgrade from debian 7 to 8, i ran in the following problem:
Since release 198, udev requires support for the following features in
the running kernel:

- inotify(2)            (CONFIG_INOTIFY_USER)
- signalfd(2)           (CONFIG_SIGNALFD)
- accept4(2)
- open_by_handle_at(2)  (CONFIG_FHANDLE)
- timerfd_create(2)     (CONFIG_TIMERFD)
- epoll_create(2)       (CONFIG_EPOLL)
Since release 176, udev requires support for the following features in
the running kernel:

- devtmpfs         (CONFIG_DEVTMPFS)

Please upgrade your (more...)

Debian dist-upgrade: Laptop suspends 30s after boot / startup

After i moved to jessie (Debian 8) my laptop moved to suspend to RAM about half a minute after startup.
There was no message in the logfiles and even worse the resume does not work at all...
The configuration for the suspend was in here:
/etc/systemd/logind.conf:
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#NAutoVTs=6
#ReserveVT=6
#KillUserProcesses=no
#KillOnlyUsers=
#KillExcludeUsers=root
#InhibitDelayMaxSec=5
#HandlePowerKey=poweroff
HandleSuspendKey=ignore
#HandleHibernateKey=hibernate
HandleLidSwitch=ignore
#PowerKeyIgnoreInhibited=no
#SuspendKeyIgnoreInhibited=no
#HibernateKeyIgnoreInhibited=no
#LidSwitchIgnoreInhibited=yes
#IdleAction=ignore
#IdleActionSec=30min
#RuntimeDirectorySize=10%
#RemoveIPC=yes
After changing the lines "HandleLidSwitch" and "HandleSuspendKey" to ignore (more...)

Approaches to Consider for Your Organization’s Windchill Consolidation Project

This post comes from Fishbowl Solutions’ Senior Solutions Architect, Seth Richter.

More and more organizations need to merge multiple Windchill instances into a single Windchill instance after either acquiring another company or maybe had separate Windchill implementations based on old divisional borders. Whatever the situation, these organizations want to merge into a single Windchill instance to gain efficiencies and/or other benefits.

The first task for a company in this situation is to assemble the right team (more...)

Oracle ACE Program – A Victim of It’s Own Success?



My twitter stream has had many posts about the ACE Program review process and I have decided to explain what is going on.

When the ACE Program first started, the original ACE Directors were invited. Then Oracle solicited nominations which required a certain level of community involvement.

OTN is ultimately funded by marketing, advocates are an incredible, powerful way to influence people. Oracle are not alone in this, Microsoft have their MVP or Most Valuable (more...)

Debian dist-upgrade: ipw2200 firmwares missing…

After the dist-upgrade the ipw2200 wireless chipset drivers are missing.
Grrrr...
No more internet access - so i had to use a good old LAN cable ;-)

The fix was very easy:
apt-get install firmware-ipw22x00
rmmod ipw2200
modprobe ipw2200
 and the wireless network is up again...

Debian dist-upgrade 5 (lenny) to 6 (squeeze): insserv: exiting now

After several years i decided to upgrade my old laptop to the current debian version.
The first
apt-get dist-upgrade
ran into the following problem:
insserv: warning: script 'K01hotplug-net' missing LSB tags and overrides
insserv: warning: script 'K01x2goserver' missing LSB tags and overrides
insserv: warning: script 'K01oracle-xe' missing LSB tags and overrides
insserv: warning: script 'S85vpnagentd_init' missing LSB tags and overrides
insserv: warning: script 'S02vpnclient_init' missing LSB tags and overrides
insserv: warning: script 'S15initrd-tools.sh' missing (more...)

Consider Your Options for SolidWorks to Windchill Data Migrations

This post comes from Fishbowl Solutions’ Associate MCAD Consultant, Ben Sawyer.

CAD data migrations are most often seen as a huge burden. They can be lengthy, costly, messy, and a general road block to a successful project. Organizations planning on migrating SolidWorks data to PTC Windchill should consider their options when it comes to the process and tools they utilize to perform the bulk loading.

At Fishbowl Solutions, our belief is that the faster (more...)

HotSpot JVM garbage collection options cheat sheet (v4)

After three years, I have decided to update my GC cheat sheet.

New version finally includes G1 options, thankfully there are not very many of them. There are also few useful options introduced to CMS including parallel inital mark and initiating concurrent cycles by timer.

Finally, I made separate cheat sheet versions for Java 7 and Java 8.

Below are links to PDF versions

Congratulations to Certus – Thank you to everyone who Voted


Back in August I asked for your vote in The UKOUG Partner Awards. I always say how important these are because they are voted for by end users.


It is a hard process for me, I am not allowed to do anything for PYA by UKOUG because I am a partner and there has to be a total separation. Most people understand that but my boss rang me 3 times on the day asking (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:

 (more...)

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...)

ICS Connection Agent on Windows?

We have seen the question a number of times (such as here) regarding whether or not the ICS Connection agent of Worker Agent can run on Windows. Presently when establishing an agent ICS provides a Bash shell executable (BSX) file. We’ve not heard any suggestion this is likely to change – but when you consider […]

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My Rock Star Life


I recently posted about not going on the APAC OTN Tour. My motivation for doing so was to explain just once, why not, hopefully to crush the rumours and debate as to why.

Actually for my UK friends, it was a bit like Will Young leaving Strictly Come Dancing, if you don't say why, people simply make up their own mind.

Anyway, I posted the blog and received great messages of support both publicly (more...)

Adoption of the ‘Big 3’ SaaS Suites

Bill Kutik’s regular handicapping of the ‘big 3’ SaaS vendors is an interesting read. The most recent entry can be found here.

Bill goes through each of SAP/SuccessFactors, Oracle and Workday in turn and gives an update on customer numbers however, I think it’s easier to view in a graph:

cloud-customers

Here we can see that SuccessFactors has 1,250 HCM customers (on Employee Central) and 1,900 on their Financials solution (S/4 HANA ERP).

Oracle is slightly (more...)

Getting started with Apache Flink and Kafka

Read this article on my new blog Introduction Apache Flink is an open source platform for distributed stream and batch data processing. Flink is a streaming data flow engine with several APIs to create data streams oriented application. It is very common for Flink applications to use Apache Kafka for data input and output. This article will guide you into the steps to use Apache