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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
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The focus of this chapter was to walk through key activities that enable the Oracle SOA Suite 11g administrator to perform various composite application functions, including basic management to deployment to auditing. Specifically, we focused on the following:

  • Managing composite lifecycles, discussing the differences between startup/shutdown states and the active/retired modes.

  • Understanding revisions and how to set the default revision of composites.

  • Deploying, undeploying, and redeploying composites from Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control.

  • Understanding and managing partitions, including partition creation and deletion, as well as bulk management operations such as starting up, shutting down, and undeploying all composites in a partition.

  • Setting up ant scripts for deploying, undeploying, and redeploying composite applications.

  • Using ant to import and export artifacts to and from the MDS.

  • Understanding the purpose of configuration plans and how to use them.

  • Discuss the...