Hey JAVA-developer, why don’t you love your database

Why this post?

Partly, this blogpost is a result of a promise to Lukas Eder. Basically my vision adheres quite nicely to the “Thick Database” driven by Bryn Llewellyn and Toon Koppelaars who, understandibly, drive this from an Oracle perspective.
It –more than of course- also nicely fits EnterpriseDB or even vanilla PostgreSQL database landscapes.

There is apparently still so much confusion in the world on the how, why and what of (more...)

Configuring Oracle Traffic Director 12c with WebGate

At a recent customer install, I was faced with configuring Oracle Traffic Director (OTD) Webgate with Oracle Access Manager.

Deploying Webgate on OD 12c is very well described in the documentation. See A Configuring OAM Agent (WebGate) for Oracle Traffic Director

There is however a flaw in the documentation. I came across that when I reached the point where Webgate get’s configured in the conf files (more...)

Docker, WebLogic Image on Amazon EC2 Container Service

This blog series shows how to get started with WebLogic and Docker – in 3 different Clouds:

This blog is running a WebLogic Docker (more...)

Docker, WebLogic Image on Microsoft Azure Container Service

This blog series shows how to get started with WebLogic and Docker – in 3 different Clouds:

This blog is running a WebLogic Docker (more...)

Docker, WebLogic Image on Oracle Container Cloud Service

This blog series shows how to get started with WebLogic and Docker – in 3 different Clouds:

Starting point & Outline

Starting point for (more...)

Docker, WebLogic Images on Local Linux

This blog series shows how to get started with WebLogic and Docker – in 3 different Clouds:

This blog is about creating and running (more...)

Docker, Oracle Images and Cloud


Oracle is embracing Docker – just like many other companies – as the de-facto standard in Container technologies. It has resulted in the certification of various Oracle products for running in Docker containers and even Oracle supported Docker images are available. Furthermore, Oracle offers 2 Cloud Service around containers: the Container Cloud Service is a generic service that offers a platform for running your containers. Next to that, Oracle offers the Application Container Cloud (more...)

HTTP Server redirects for Weblogic 12c and SAML2

Last few months I got busy with SAML2 and Weblogic 12c as Service Provider. One with ADFS and another using SurfConext as an IdP.

In both cases a HTTP server is used as a reversed proxy, in one case it is Oracle HTTP Server 12c, in the other we use Apache. Although OHS is based on Apache, of course, it has the Weblogic proxy plugin enabled by default. With Apache this is not the case.


List Weblogic 12c System Components

Besides starting and stopping servers, it turns out handy to be able to list the particular system components of a Weblogic domain. For most domains, you might have an embedded/colocated Oracle HTTP server.
But we're also busy with installing BI publisher domains, and there several BI Components are created. To list which ones are created (and determine where things might went wrong) it might be handy to list all the system components. For that I (more...)

Starting and Stopping Domains Using WLST – The Easy Way

Yes - another post 'how to start/stop a domain using WLST' ... But, with this scripts You only have to provide information about the nodemanager and the AdminServer. All other information used to start the domain is collected dynamically during runtime.

The tool will start or stop the nodemanager (domain- or host-based), the AdminServer and each ManagedServer. Before starting or stopping a component a check is done if the operation in question is possible or not. (more...)

Single Sign On for Apex with ADFS? With Weblogic 12c and ORDS: Yes, you can!

Lately we implemented a Single Sign On solution for Apex, based on Weblogic 12cR2, ORDS 3.0.9, and ADFS as a federated Identity Provider. This combination turns out to be a marriage of 3 different worlds. So we ran in to a several issues that were not described in one simple how-to document. So in this document I try to assemble the information needed to do the end 2 end configuration (apart from the (more...)

‘No such file or directory’ on starting your domain

Today I was triggered by this question. Earlier I had a similar problem, where I searched, and searched and searched and found the last section on this blogpost. Yes indeed, that is how it works when you blog: you might find your self finding your own blogposts again.

What is it about? Last year I wrote a nice set of scripts on installing Fusion Middleware and creating Fusion Middleware Weblogic domains.

I created the domain-creation-script (more...)

New and improved (re-)start and stop scripts for Fusion MiddleWare.

Last year I created a set of start and stop scripts for Weblogic/Fusion MiddleWare. Although I was quite happy with them at the time, I found that there was quite a lot of duplicate code. And I think I could improve them by combining at least the wlst scripts into one, making it a lot better maintainable, but also opening up for restart functionality. And doing so make the scripts more generic. I took my (more...)

BPM BAC Subversion Server refusing connections

These days I work on setting up several development lifecycle environments for BPM, SOA and OSB. What means that we setup servers for Development and test, culminating eventually in supporting the setup of the acceptance and production servers.

Since we want to have development resemble production as much as possible, we installed a dual-node clustered BPM environment, including BAM. However, since it is development, we have the two Managed Servers per cluster on the same (more...)

Back from PaaSForum

So, and now we're back in business after a splendid week in Split, Croatia, to meet with about 200 great, enthusiastic con-colleagues from the fields of SOA and Weblogic. It was the yearly OPN Partner Community Forum, ran by the great Jürgen Kress. He did a formidable job to collect many informatic sessions on the latest news and products from Oracle. We could meet with product managers, eat  and drink with them. To my surprise (more...)

Start, Restart and stop OHS Components

In Fusion Middleware 12c the Oracle HTTP Server is now configured as SystemComponents within a Weblogic Domain. This can be embedded in a FMW Domain, like SOA, OSB, or WebCenter.  Or it can be in a stand alone domain.

When configured, there are scripts to start and stop the system components in the bin folder of the domain: startComponent.sh and stopComponent.sh.

These scripts first do a readDomain() to read the domain before actually (more...)

Red Samurai and Oracle PaaS JCS Success – JET/ADF BC REST Cloud Production Application

I would like to share our success in Oracle PaaS service - Java Cloud (JCS). We have managed to implement JET/ADF BC REST system in short period of time and deploy it in production running on Oracle JCS. UI is implemented entirely with JET, while back-end REST services are running on top of ADF BC. Secure access is controlled by unique ID managed by server side ADF Security.

Production application implements custom invoice processing logic (more...)

Significant Improvement for WebLogic Start-Up Time on macOS Sierra

I have faced really slow WebLogic start-up times after upgrade to recent versions of macOS Sierra. It turns out to be common problem related to JVM start-up on macOS systems, nothing to do with WebLogic itself. Solution is to register mapping between and your computer name in hosts file, read more on Stack Overflow - Jvm takes a long time to resolve ip-address for localhost. This issue seems to appear with (more...)

Install and configure Oracle HTTP Server Standalone

Last week I had an assignment to install and configure Oracle HTTP Server as a reversed proxy in a DMZ. Many years ago I worked with Apache a little, so I had not have the details at hand.

Although installing and configuring the HTTP Server is not hard, I found that I had to do quite some searching around to get to all the essentials. To help you out, and to have it logged for (more...)

Fix “BEA-000394: Deadlock detected” for Weblogic with ADF Applications

If you try the newest version (or maybe earlier versions too) you see, that your managed server does not restart, when

  • you have deployed your ADF application(s)
  • you try to restart the managed server with ADF
  • you use intentionally or not shared libraries in your weblogic-application.xml (see example below)
<?xml version = '1.0' encoding = 'UTF-8'?>
<weblogic-application xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
                      xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.bea.com/ns/weblogic/weblogic-application http://www.bea.com/ns/weblogic/weblogic-application/1.0/weblogic-application. (more...)