SOA Suite 12c in Docker containers. Only a couple of commands, no installers, no third party scripts

For developers, installing a full blown local SOA Suite environment has never been a favorite (except for a select few). It is time consuming and requires you to download and run various installers after each other. If you want to start clean (and you haven’t taken precautions), it could be you have to start all over again.

There is a new and easy way to get a SOA Suite environment up and running without downloading (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 12.2.0.1.0 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...)

How to install the Oracle Integration Cloud on premises connectivity agent (18.1.3)

Recapitulation on how to install the Oracle Integration Cloud on premises connectivity agent

Recently (april 2018) I gained access to the new Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC), version 18.1.3.180112.1616-762,  and wanted to make an integration connection to an on-premise database. For this purpose, an on premise connectivity agent needs to be installed, as is thoroughly explained by my colleague Robert van Mölken in his blog prepraring-to-use-the-ics-on-premises-connectivity-agent.

With the (new) Oracle Integration Cloud (more...)

Oracle SOA Suite 12c: Invoking a BPEL process via Enterprise Manager (EM)

After you logged in via http://yourhost:7001/em navigate to "soa-infra":
 Then choose "Deployed Composites":
 There you have to click on your composite (here: "Project1"):
 Choose "Test":
 Go to the bottom of the page and expand the payload:
 There you have  fill in your test string:
 
 And after a click on "Test Web Service"
The response is shown incl. the response time.

To list the audit trails goto "Home-> Flow instances

And choose "search" on the right side:


Oracle 12c SOA Suite: Administration via Enterprise Manager

After

i want to present some screenshots of the web console of the SOA Suite:
http://localhost:7001/em
But first the servers have to be started:
cd /home/oracle/Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home/user_projects/domains/base_domain/bin
nohup ./startNodeManager.sh &
nohup ./startWeblogic.sh &
Now the login is available:

 But there the soa_server1 is still down:


 So let's start this one:
nohup . (more...)

Oracle SOA Suite 12c: Tokens – To avoid substituting values: define global token variables

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

Choose "Token Configurations"

 ???

To list the tokens click on "Modify Configuration file":

 To add a token click on the green plus:

 Do not forget to save your changes:


 
To use the bulk append you have to create a file like this one:




    2000
    weblogic
Choose your file "text.xml":
 and click on "Append":


Oracle SOA Suite 12c: Configuring the SOA Suite Weblogic Server

After
 i had to run the
./config.sh
inside the home/oracle/Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home/oracle_common/common/bin

















And then after a
./startWeblogic.sh
inside /bin in the directory, which was configured in the first screenshot of the config.sh, i can open the console:


Oracle SOA Suite: Installing the Fusion Middleware SOA Suite

After the installation of the Fusion Middleware Infrastructur the next step is to install the SOA Suite software.

The software can be found here:



The first try failed with this error:

java -d64 -jar fmw_12.2.1.3.0_soa_quickstart.jar
Launcher-Logdatei ist /tmp/OraInstall2017-10-07_11-47-20PM/launcher2017-10-07_11-47-20PM.log.
Nicht genügend freier Speicherplatz in /tmp/orcl3797124329273264119.tmp, um das Installationsprogramm zu extrahieren. Aktuell 2796 MB. Erforderlich 3532 MB.
Ok. Some cleanups inside /tmp and then:









Next step: Run the config.sh to create a SOA Suite Server....

Mediator throwing incomplete BusinessFaultException

A while ago I ran into the issue that business fault information was not returned to the calling system by the Mediator component in the SOA composite. Instead, only a message that a business fault occurred was responded to the calling system. The response would look something like the below example:

<env:Envelope xmlns:env="http://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap-envelope">
	<env:Header/>
	<env:Body>
		<env:Fault>
			<env:Code>
				<env:Value>env:Receiver</env:Value>
			</env:Code>
			<env:Reason>
				<env:Text xml:lang="en-US">oracle.fabric.common.BusinessFaultException</env:Text>
			</env:Reason>
			<env:Role/>
			<env:Detail>
				<exception/>
			</env:Detail>
		</env:Fault>
	</env:Body>
</env:Envelope>

(more...)

Integration Cloud Service, SOA Cloud Service or Integration Cloud, are you confused?

Oracle have announced Oracle Integration Cloud, the next evolution in their cloud integration capabilities. So how does it relate to the existing Cloud based integration products and what is the future of different products? To best understand this, let’s first look at the existing landscape. Our first diagram shows a subset of the Oracle PaaS […]

The post Integration Cloud Service, SOA Cloud Service or Integration Cloud, are you confused? appeared first on Implementing Oracle (more...)

OGh Tech Experience 2017 – recap

On June 15th and 16th 2017 the very first OGh Tech Experience was held. This 2-day conference was a new combination of the DBA Days and Fusion Middleware Tech Experience that were held in previous years. To summarize: OGh hit bullseye. It was two days packed with excellent in-depth technical sessions, good customer experiences and great networking opportunities.

The venue was well chosen. De Rijtuigenloods in Amersfoort is a former maintenance building of the Dutch (more...)

Enterprise World Wide Cloud – Notes from the Oracle #PaaSForum 2017


This must be one of the last posts on #PaaSForum 2017 that anyone has written. Too late but I hope not too little, as it gives us an opportunity to reflect upon the material presented there. I heartily thank Jürgen Kress for organising this event on a grand scale, at a beautiful location (Split, Croatia this year), for his invitation, warm welcome and hospitality. Also thanks to his colleagues from Oracle for their help in (more...)

Oracle Weblogic: Tackling Class Loading Issues for SOA Infra

This blog article discusses how to address class loading issues with the Oracle SOA Infra. It's prime "raison d'etre" being a memory dump of something I don't do often, but may spend significant time in finding out how to do it again.

Some time ago I lost valuable time because some library being deployed twice, once in the wrong place ([SOA_HOME]/lib folder) and once in the right place ([SOA_HOME]/soa/modules/oracle.soa.ext_11.1.1). In this (more...)

Oracle BPM: Hiding Faults from BPM? Don’t use Service Activity!

In the following I explain how you can hide faults from BPM by not using (synchronous) Service activities, but (asynchronous) Send/Receive activities instead.

When calling services from a BPM process, you should think about where you want faults to show up and to be handled. This is specifically of interest when you have some integration layer between your BPM processes and external services that you call to abstract the external services from the BPM process. (more...)

Oracle SOA/BPM 12c: Contract WSDL Only in MDS?

In this posting I will discuss if it is a good idea to only have a (contract) WSDL in the MDS, and let your implementing composite point to that, instead of having a WSDL in the project itself (as well).

When developing SCA composites with JDeveloper, initially your WSDL will be in the project of the composite. Some people put a contract WSDL in the MDS, and then let the code of the SCA composite (more...)

Easy SOA releases with JGitFlow

If you use GIT as your source control system and if you use maven, the jgit-flow plugin is a massive time-saver, especially when we release a slightly large application with multiple modules (Each with it's own pom file). 

Two steps: 
 mvn external.atlassian.jgitflow:jgitflow-maven-plug in:release-start
and 
 mvn external.atlassian.jgitflow:jgitflow-maven-plug in:release-start

do the job. 

The above sequence basically updates the pom file versions to a release version (e.g. from 1. (more...)

Test Driven SOA – citrus for powerful SOA test coverage

Reading parts of Test-Driven Development for Embedded C" by James W. Grenning inspired me to take another look at this area and look for something new,  fresh and powerful.

I don't think we need much convincing on the importance of  automated test coverage (if someone does, please read the first chapter of the book mentioned above, especially the section on "Physics of TDD" that tries to quantify the high long-term costs of "Debug later programming" (more...)

Oracle BPM 11g/12c: How to Catch an Event in the Same Process

A customer of mine was kind of surprised that when you throw an event in a component of a SCA composite, that the same component cannot catch that event and act upon it. This is a known limitation, for which there is a work-around, which I will discuss in this article.

The work-around is quite simple: another loosely coupled component in the same composite can listen to the event, so all you have to do (more...)

Why in Oracle BPM/SOA Suite Attaching a Fault Policy to a Synchronous Service Is Not a Good Idea

In this posting I will explain why in the Oracle BPM/SOA Suite you should not attach fault policies to synchronous services.

The other day I investigated some BPM process instance that had an unrecoverable error. It was calling a synchronous service, that on its turn was calling another synchronous service, that on its turn was calling a external, synchronous service exposed through the Oracle Service Bus. That latter call failed (due to a timeout). As (more...)

Oracle SOA/BPM: Payload Validation per Composite

In this article I will explain how you can enable payload validation in the Oracle SOA/BPM Suite per composite, both design and deployment time. This works for 11g as well as 12c

When developing BPM processes or SOA services it is advisable enable payload validation on the development server. The reason being that this will force you to work with more representable test data, and in some occasions help you preventing coding errors (like (more...)