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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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Without the appropriate understanding of how the SOA Infrastructure and underlying composites behave, it would be very difficult to know where to begin when troubleshooting a particular issue. Fortunately, the previous chapters have covered a lot of ground in this regard.

The approaches covered in this chapter are intended to provide you with more of a troubleshooting methodology instead of a typical approach of listing out common errors and their resolutions. This includes:

  • Understanding how and when to increase logger levels

  • Understanding how to use logs and thread dumps to troubleshoot infrastructure problems

  • Troubleshooting service wide infrastructure performance problems

  • Leveraging SQL queries to obtain various composite durations to help identify composite instance performance bottlenecks

  • Troubleshooting common composite instance issues

  • Understanding the composite compilation and deployment process, and how to address common problems

This chapter is reliant on information learned in...