Upon installing Oracle SOA Suite 11g, the MDS is typically registered with your SOA domain, but there are cases when it may not have been registered or cases where you have to create a new one, as explained earlier. There are multiple ways of registering an MDS repository; one method is to use Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control. If you prefer, or if you have not installed Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control in your Oracle WebLogic Server domain, you can instead use the WLST command-line utility to perform the registration. This chapter will demonstrate both the available options, starting with the first one. An MDS repository can be registered by following the steps outlined:
1. Log in to Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control.
2. Click on Farm_[Domain_Name] | WebLogic Domain | Metadata Repositories.
3. On the Metadata Repositories page, click on the Register button under the Database-Based Repositories...