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Oracle SOA Suite 11g Administrator's Handbook

By : Arun Pareek, Ahmed Aboulnaga
Book Image

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

Monitoring service engine instances and faults

As an administrator, you may sometimes need to monitor recent instances and faults of the different components running in the SOA Infrastructure. The execution status and metrics for an instance in a particular engine can be monitored from the Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control console by right-clicking on soa-infra and navigating to Service Engines | [Component]. Once you are here, you can see all the recent instances for the selected component across all the composites.

Examine the following screenshot to see a typical monitoring page for a Business Rules (Decision Service) engine. The information displayed here includes:

  • Instance ID of the component

  • Component name

  • SOA composite application of which the component is a part

  • State of the instance

  • Instance start time

  • Last modification time

  • A Logs icon

You may also click on other tabs that display the statistics (average processing times, cache statistics, operation statistics, counts...