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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

Tuning of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM)

Oracle SOA Suite 11g in simplified form is just a Java application that runs on a J2EE compliant application server such as Oracle WebLogic Server 11g, IBM WebSphere, or Red Hat JBoss. Although you can choose any of the supported application servers for your Oracle SOA Suite 11g infrastructure, this book will focus on the more commonly used Oracle WebLogic Server. The full list of certified application servers for Oracle SOA Suite 11g can be accessed at

Currently, there are two JVMs that are supported for Oracle WebLogic Server 11g—Sun JDK and JRockit JDK. Our performance tests have shown that using JRockit with an Oracle SOA Suite 11g installation on Linux results, on average, in a 32 percent performance improvement when compared to using Sun JDK. It is, thus, our recommendation for any installation running on Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems (but not...