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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
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Administering the Human Workflow Service Engine

The Human Workflow Service Engine runs as a separate engine in the Oracle SOA Suite 11g service infrastructure providing human task execution functionalities to both BPEL and BPMN processes. The Human Workflow component consists of a number of services that handle various aspects of human interaction with a business process such as task approvals, rejections, reassignments, delegation, and so on.

An instance on the Human Workflow Service Engine can be initiated by an invocation from another service component such as BPEL or BPMN engine. The message is routed to the engine by the SOA Service Infrastructure and is persisted by the workflow engine in dehydration store schema.

Once an invocation transaction is committed, the instance becomes available for human interactions through a thin client such as a browser or mobile-based user interface. Each update on the instance or the runtime state through a user action is then handled by the engine in...