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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
About the Reviewers

Recovery strategies

The purpose of recovering your environment is to restore it due to a software failure (such as a faulty patch or misconfiguration), hardware failure (such as an internal hard disk failure), or due to a need to perform a point-in-time recovery (to undo configuration or architectural changes that have proven defective or problematic).

Multiple factors should be considered before recovering an environment. It depends on which component failed and what point in time you want to recover to. Additional factors such as ensuring consistency among components is equally important. Full restores of the entire mid-tier and database to the same point in time are perhaps the simplest and least risky of all approaches, but are time consuming in nature. Furthermore, when a simple faulty configuration change needs to be rolled back, do you really need to restore the entire environment or just restore that particular component?

The installation of an Oracle SOA Suite 11g environment relies...