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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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Troubleshooting infrastructure problems

Infrastructure issues can be related to problems starting up the server. Or the server being unavailable or unresponsive. Or transactions failing. It might even be due to errors in backbone resources that your infrastructure is dependent on, such as data sources and persistent stores. These are all examples of infrastructure problems, and in most of these cases it's the logs that will guide you to what the real issue is. In other cases, however, the log information may not be sufficient, at which point you may have to consider increasing the logger levels to obtain more information.

Extending logging

Chapter 3, Monitoring Oracle SOA Suite 11g includes a section titled Identifying and viewing log file entries, wherein we describe how to configure logger levels. For example, you can easily increase a logger from NOTIFICATION:1 (INFO) to TRACE:32 (FINEST) to dump more information into the logs. Regardless of the type of problem (including composite issues...