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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
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Chapter 3. Monitoring Oracle SOA Suite 11g

There are several tools and techniques available for administrators to continuously monitor the Oracle SOA Suite 11g infrastructure. Many administrators choose command-line scripting to monitor portions of the overall environment, resources, and deployments. Alternatively, there are enterprise grade monitoring products such as Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control, that allow for monitoring of multiple environments distributed across an organization, as well as the transactions spanning across them. However, the scope of this book is limited to various scripting techniques and the out-of-the-box Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control console that provides real-time access to in-flight transactions, instance states, and performance summaries, keeping administrators well informed about the behavior of each composite. It provides a rich snapshot of important runtime data such as message payloads, throughput, response times, and fault...