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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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Tuning the underlying WebLogic Application Server

The second level of tuning is done at the application server level. Tuning the application server will not only improve the overall messaging performance, but also other factors like reliability, manageability of transactions, and faster velocity of Message Driven Beans (MDB).

In this section, you will learn how to tune Oracle WebLogic Server, which serves as the backbone of your SOA infrastructure for:

  • Tuning transactions and timeouts

  • Logging, I/O, and connection buffering

  • Data source connection availability

  • Thread allocation

  • Resource adapter connection pools

  • EJBs and SOA Infra deployments

Tuning transactions and timeouts

Handling transaction timeouts is one of those tasks that are generally left to the last moment. However, on the SOA infrastructure where composite applications may be involved in transacting with numerous endpoints, good timeout handling is critical. Managing response times is directly linked to your system's Quality of Service...