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Oracle SOA Suite 11g Administrator's Handbook

By : Arun Pareek, Ahmed Aboulnaga
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Oracle SOA Suite 11g Administrator's Handbook

By: Arun Pareek, Ahmed Aboulnaga

Overview of this book

Oracle SOA Suite 11g is the backbone of messaging and application integration in a service-oriented architecture. An application administrator is responsible for an end-to-end administration and management of the infrastructure. Understanding the underlying components, services, and configuration and their relations to each other is necessary to effectively administer the Oracle SOA Suite 11g environment. Due to its sheer size, administering Oracle SOA Suite 11g is a daunting task.This book provides detailed explanations of all the core administrative and management activities around Oracle SOA Suite. It includes compact information for end-to-end administration of Oracle SOA Suite 11g. It delves into advanced topics such as silent installs, cloning, backup and recovery and high availability installations.Using this book, you will be able to administer and secure your Oracle SOA Suite services and applications. You will follow examples that you can use in your everyday life as a SOA Suite administrator. The book begins with managing composite applications, their deployments and lifecycles and then moves on to monitoring instances, service engines, Weblogic Server and composite applications. With a detailed coverage of topics like the administration of individual service components as well as configuring MBeans using both Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control and WLST-based scripts, you will be equipped to work with any services and applications.Towards the end, you will be taken through identifying faults & exceptions, troubleshooting approaches, and securing various components.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Oracle SOA Suite 11g Administrator's Handbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Cloning domains from test to production

Oracle SOA Suite 11g enables administrators to further minimize manual steps involved when moving the domain infrastructure across physical machines. It allows what is referred to as green field movement, which entails leveraging existing out-of-the-box tools and capabilities to perform this activity without the reliance on external or third-party tools.

The following diagram depicts, at a high level, the process involved when moving Oracle Fusion Middleware components. This minimizes the amount of work that would otherwise be required to reapply all the customization and configuration changes made in one environment to another. You can install, configure, customize, and validate Oracle Fusion Middleware in a test environment. Once the system is stable and performs as desired, you can create the production environment by moving a copy of the components and their configurations from the test environment, instead of reimplementing all the changes that were incorporated into the test environment.

What is moved exactly?

  • Installed binaries and patches

  • Configuration and metadata

  • Security configuration (for example, OPSS policies)

  • Supports MDS metadata and JCA connection factories

  • MovePlan—rewiring external references to match target

  • Data sources and endpoint addresses