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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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Backing up and restoring an environment should be relatively simple. After all, software is merely a bunch of files scattered on various filesystems. However, the two challenges that Oracle SOA Suite 11g administrators face when the need to restore arises are:

  • To identify what exactly needs to be recovered

  • To establish at what state or point in time you should recover to

In this chapter, we described all the various components that need to be backed up in an Oracle SOA Suite 11g environment and then followed up with detailing how to actually perform the backup. Specifically, we covered the following:

  • The various static files in an Oracle SOA Suite 11g installation such as Oracle system files, the JDK, and the Middleware Home

  • Runtime artifacts that include the database and SOA domain

  • The implications of backing up and restoring JMS file stores and transaction logs

  • A backup strategy, focusing on what needs to be backed up after installations, upgrades, patches, and configuration changes,...