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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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Configuring and administering binding components and JCA Adapters

After deploying the composite to the SOA Infrastructure (see Chapter 2, Management of SOA Composite Applications for details regarding deployment), one of the main things to address is how to manage and configure properties for binding components packaged inside them. Binding components are network protocols and mechanisms connecting your composite to external services, applications, and technologies (such as messaging queues, databases, web services, and so on). Binding components in Oracle SOA Suite 11g are of two kinds:

  • Services: Services provide an entry point to the composite and advertise their capabilities to external applications by exchanging their service metadata information through a WSDL file. The service bindings define how a client application can invoke a composite. Examples of service bindings from the sales order composite in the preceding screenshot are an HTTP-based web service, JCA-based file polling...