BPEL PM and OSB operational management with Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control


BPEL PM and OSB operational management with Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control
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  • Monitor and manage all components of your SOA environment from a central location
  • Save time and increase efficiency by automating all the day-to-day operational tasks associated with the SOA environment
  • Step-by-step exercises to set up the framework to effectively manage Oracle SOA products
  • Packed with real-world use cases and detailed explanations

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 248 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : August 2010
ISBN : 1847197744
ISBN 13 : 9781847197740
Author(s) : Narayan Bharadwaj
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Architecture & Analysis, BPEL, Enterprise, Oracle, SOA, Web Services


Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Grid Control, BPEL, and OSB Overview
Chapter 2: Discovering BPEL PM
Chapter 3: BPEL Process Monitoring
Chapter 4: BPEL Infrastructure Management
Chapter 5: BPEL Service-Level Management
Chapter 6: BPEL Services Dashboard
Chapter 7: BPEL Deployment Automation
Chapter 8: BPEL Configuration Management
Chapter 9: SOA Suite Cloning
Chapter 10: Web Application Monitoring
Chapter 11: Discovery of WebLogic and OSB targets
Chapter 12: OSB Deployment Automation
Chapter 13: OSB Proxy and Business Service Monitoring
Chapter 14: WebLogic and OSB Configuration Management
Index
  • Chapter 2: Discovering BPEL PM
    • Support for managing BPEL PM
    • BPEL PM target discovery
      • Navigating to application servers
      • Discovering a BPEL PM target
      • Navigating to the BPEL PM target home page
      • Configuring a BPEL PM target
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: BPEL Process Monitoring
    • Challenges
    • Solution
    • Step-by-step exercises
      • Navigating to the BPEL PM target home page
      • Navigating to the BPEL process home page
      • Creating a SOAP test to monitor a partner link
      • Creating a SOAP test to monitor a BPEL process
      • Testing the SOAP tests
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4: BPEL Infrastructure Management
    • Challenges
    • Solution
    • Step-by-step exercises
      • Creating the BPEL infrastructure service
      • Viewing the BPEL infrastructure service
      • Viewing system alerts and policies
      • Viewing configuration changes
      • Viewing key system metrics
      • Viewing administration tasks
      • Viewing system components
      • Viewing the system dashboard
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5: BPEL Service-Level Management
    • Challenges
    • Solution
    • Step-by-step exercises
      • Viewing the BPEL process availability service
      • Adding service performance metrics
      • Setting service-level expectation (availability)
      • Viewing the service availability definition
      • Viewing the BPEL infrastructure service
      • Adding infrastructure performance metrics
      • Adding infrastructure usage metrics
      • Setting service-level expectation (infrastructure)
      • Viewing the infrastructure availability definition
      • Viewing the BPEL process aggregate service
      • Viewing the aggregate service availability definition
      • Adding aggregate service performance and usage metrics
      • Setting service-level expectation (aggregate service)
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6: BPEL Services Dashboard
    • Challenges
    • Solution
    • Step-by-step exercises
      • Navigating to the Reports tab
      • Creating an SOA services dashboard
      • Viewing the SOA services dashboard
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7: BPEL Deployment Automation
    • Challenges
    • Solution
    • Step-by-step exercises
      • Viewing the Software Library
      • Uploading BPEL suitcases to the Software Library
      • Viewing the BPEL process provisioning deployment procedure
      • Scheduling BPEL suitcase deployment
      • Viewing the status of the scheduled deployment
      • Viewing the deployed processes
    • Summary
  • Chapter 8: BPEL Configuration Management
    • Challenges
    • Solution
    • Step-by-step exercises
      • Navigating to BPEL target configuration management
        • Viewing the last collected configuration
        • Saving a configuration snapshot to the repository
      • Navigating to Oracle Application Server configuration management
        • Viewing last collected configuration
        • Saving a configuration snapshot to the repository
      • Making changes to the BPEL environment
      • Making changes to the Oracle Application Server environment
      • Comparing the current BPEL configuration with a saved baseline
      • Comparing BPEL process versions for the same process
      • Comparing the current Oracle Application Server configuration with a saved baseline
      • Viewing application server target comparison results with a saved baseline
    • Summary
  • Chapter 9: SOA Suite Cloning
    • Challenges
    • Solution
    • Step-by-step exercises
      • Adding an Oracle Application Server Cluster to Grid Control
      • Stopping application server processes
      • Creating a component in the Grid Control Software Library
      • Cloning Oracle Application Server and SOA applications
      • Validating a newly created cluster
    • Summary
  • Chapter 10: Web Application Monitoring
    • Challenges
    • Solution
    • Step-by-step exercises
      • Creating a web application
      • Recording a web transaction as a Service Test
      • Adding Beacons to run the Service Test
      • Adding performance and usage metrics
      • Viewing web transaction playback
    • Summary
  • Chapter 12: OSB Deployment Automation
    • Challenges
    • Solution
    • Step-by-step exercise
      • Viewing the Software Library
      • Uploading projects to the Software Library
      • Viewing the project deployment procedure
      • Scheduling project deployment
    • Summary
  • Chapter 13: OSB Proxy and Business Service Monitoring
    • Challenges
    • Solution
    • Step-by-step exercises
      • Creating an OSB Infrastructure Service
      • Navigating to the OSB proxy service home page
      • Creating the OSB proxy aggregate service
      • Creating a SOAP test to monitor an OSB proxy service endpoint
      • Creating a SOAP test to monitor an OSB business service endpoint
      • Testing the SOAP tests
    • Summary
  • Chapter 14: WebLogic and OSB Configuration Management
    • Challenges
    • Solution
    • Step-by-step exercises
      • Viewing a WebLogic managed server configuration
      • Saving a managed server configuration snapshot
      • Viewing and saving an OSB configuration
      • Comparing the current OSB configuration with a saved baseline
      • Comparing the current managed server configuration with a saved baseline
    • Summary

Narayan Bharadwaj

Narayan has spent more than ten years in the enterprise software business in various functions – from software consultant to database administrator to developer and finally product manager. More recently, Narayan was a Group Product Manager in the Oracle Enterprise Manager product line where he was responsible for middleware and SOA management areas. At Oracle, Narayan oversaw a period of major technological acquisitions that greatly complemented the flagship Grid Control product. He was responsible for bringing the Management Pack for SOA to market and creating awareness (and revenue) in the middleware and SOA domain regarding operational pain points and solutions. He has authored white papers on SOA management, spoken at several industry events including Oracle User Groups, Oracle Open World, and so on.

Narayan has a technical bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in San Mateo with his wife and two year-old son.


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What you will learn from this book

  • Explore BPEL Process Manager and OSB targets
  • Monitor BPEL processes, partner links, OSB proxy, and business services using a combination of server metrics and synthetic tests
  • Monitor the BPEL instances causing errors by creating SOAP tests
  • Manage the BPEL and OSB infrastructure by monitoring configuration changes
  • Manage service-level expectations around SOA services
  • Create a dashboard to monitor critical SOA services, key metrics, and SLAs
  • Deploy BPEL and OSB artifacts in an automated fashion to ensure that the deployments are conducted in an error free manner
  • Manage the configuration settings of the BPEL and OSB infrastructure, including setting baselines and comparisons
  • Clone an existing SOA Suite from one instance to another to automate the creation of a new SOA Suite environment

In Detail

In the SOA world, managing distributed services and service infrastructures is critical. Oracle Enterprise Manager – an all-encompassing management product – facilitates increased management capabilities for databases, application servers, and packaged applications. BPEL PM and OSB are two compelling, market leading products that are driving Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) implementation across enterprises.

There is a lack of clarity around real-world operational use cases that would help operational administrators in their day-to-day tasks. Further, the documentation available online does not provide much information on administering BPEL PM and OSB with Enterprise Manager Grid Control efficiently.

This book will help you set up the framework for managing operational tasks from a central location using Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control in a step-by-step functional approach. You will learn to automate various operational tasks that are essential for the smooth running of Oracle SOA products in production, thus increasing the efficiency of your SOA projects.

This book shows how top-drawer management capabilities from Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control can be used to effectively manage your Oracle SOA environment. You start by discovering one or more BPEL and OSB components centrally. The book then explains how to monitor BPEL processes and OSB services, and how to get alerts on service availability and performance problems. It covers the management of BPEL and OSB infrastructure components and how to manage their configurations in a central repository. It follows a hands-on approach, showing you how to use an automated approach for deploying BPEL processes and OSB projects.

By the end of this book, you will have learned several techniques to set up a framework that will help you manage your SOA environment from a central location.

A step-by-step guide to using Enterprise Manager Grid Control to automate common operational tasks essential for the smooth running of Oracle SOA products such as BPEL Process Manager and Oracle Service Bus

Approach

This book is a step-by-step tutorial on how to automate the management of BPEL Process manager, SOA Suite, and Oracle Service Bus. Each chapter has a problem-solution approach, starting with a real-world problem and then providing the solution to the problem using illustrative examples.

Who this book is for

This book is written for BPEL and OSB administrators who deal with Oracle BPEL Process Manager, Oracle SOA Suite, or Oracle Service Bus in a production environment and who need to automate operational tasks. If you are an SOA architect or associated with SOA governance, this book will serve as an eye opener for the many available features to provide production assurance in complex SOA environments.

A general awareness of Service-Oriented Architecture is expected, as well as an awareness of Oracle SOA products such as BPEL Process Manager and Oracle Service Bus. No specific management or operational expertise is required.

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