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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


In this chapter, we provided a snapshot of some of the important aspects of Oracle SOA Suite 11g administration and the capabilities that can be leveraged to effectively manage and monitor the SOA infrastructure.

To summarize this chapter's key takeaways:

  • One of the main challenges of monitoring an SOA infrastructure is the need to obtain an end-to-end view of loosely coupled services that may span multiple disparate systems.

  • Oracle SOA Suite 11g is a complete, integrated, best-of-breed, and hot-pluggable product set that helps to deliver robust, agile, and reliable SOA solutions.

  • Oracle SOA Suite 11g is 100 percent standards-based, and can run on any number of J2EE application servers (for example, WebLogic Server, WebSphere, and JBoss) and certified database management systems (for example, Oracle database, DB2, and SQL Server).

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control allows you to both manage and monitor all components and services within the Oracle SOA Suite 11g stack, from a single web-based console.

  • OPMN, DMS, and ODL are internal services used to automatically gather and aggregate metrics that are ultimately reported by Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control.

  • Deployment of SOA code is often one of the more challenging activities an administrator faces, but through the use of configuration plans and out-of-the-box ant scripts shipped with Oracle SOA Suite 11g, this task is finally made easier.

  • Oracle SOA Suite 11g has been designed to allow easy integration with continuous integration tools and engines by provisioning out-of-the-box build, deploy, and management scripts.

  • Oracle SOA Suite 11g provides the ability to move test to production environments easily, without the need to rely on external or third-party tools. Administrators no longer have to reapply configurations or customizations when building higher up environments.

Chapter 2, Management of SOA Composite Applications, dives deeper into the management aspects of Oracle SOA Suite 11g that were briefly touched upon here:

  • Focusing on managing composites

  • Leveraging ant for automated deployments

  • Promoting code by using Oracle SOA Suite 11g's new configuration plan feature

  • Delving into a comprehensive discussion on audit levels