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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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Managing the Dehydration Store

Until now you have been learning about common administration tasks involving the MDS repository. The MDS maintains a small database footprint as it is simply used to store application metadata, common reusable artifacts, and runtime configuration changes. Another important schema that would require more frequent monitoring and close administration is the [PREFIX]_SOAINFRA, which is used to store instance and transactional data of all the composites being executed in the infrastructure. This database schema is also referred to as the Dehydration Store. Oracle SOA Suite 11g leverages the Dehydration Store database to maintain long-running processes and their current state information while they are executing over a period of time. Storing the process in a database preserves the process and prevents any loss of state or reliability in case of a system shut down or when a network problem occurs.

Configurations affecting the SOA Suite 11g Dehydration Store

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