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Oracle SOA Suite 11g Administrator's Handbook

Ahmed Aboulnaga, Arun Pareek

This book will quickly become your constant companion in achieving the reliability and security you want in your day to day administration of Oracle SOA Suite 11g. Covers both broad concepts and real-world implementation.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849686082
Paperback380 pages

About This Book

  • Monitor your Oracle SOA Suite environment and fine tune the performance of your Oracle SOA Suite services and applications.
  • Manage the underlying WebLogic server, threads and timeouts, file systems, and composite applications
  • "Oracle SOA Suite 11g Administrator’s Handbook" takes a step-by-step approach and offers tips, instructions, and examples that you can use in real-world

Who This Book Is For

If you are an Oracle SOA Suite administrator, WebLogic Server administrator, Database administrator, or developer that needs to administer and secure your Oracle SOA Suite services and applications, then this book is for you. Basic knowledge of Oracle SOA Suite Administration is beneficial, but not necessary.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: SOA Infrastructure Management: What you Need to Know
Identifying and overcoming monitoring and management challenges in SOA
Monitoring the SOA platform—centralized management and monitoring
Oracle SOA Suite 11g infrastructure stack
Performance monitoring and management
Managing composite application lifecycles
Cloning domains from test to production
Introducing Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control
Chapter 2: Management of SOA Composite Applications
Managing composite lifecycles
Structuring composite deployments with partitions
Setting up ant for automated composite management
Promoting code using configuration plans
Understanding and configuring composite audit levels
Chapter 3: Monitoring Oracle SOA Suite 11g
Transaction monitoring
The DMS Spy Servlet
Identifying and viewing log file entries
Monitoring service engine instances and faults
Monitoring the Event Delivery Network (EDN)
Monitoring the WebLogic Server
OEM Grid Control and the SOA Management Pack
Chapter 4: Tuning Oracle SOA Suite 11g for Optimum Performance
Tuning of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM)
Tuning the underlying WebLogic Application Server
Tuning the SOA Infrastructure
Tuning composite applications
Tuning the Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control console
Tuning the dehydration store database schema
Tuning the Linux operating system
Chapter 5: Configuring and Administering Oracle SOA Suite 11g
Starting up and shutting down the infrastructure
Enabling log rotation
Navigating to key administration areas
Configuring infrastructure properties
Configuring and administering binding components and JCA Adapters
Configuring and administering BPEL Service Engine and components
Administering Mediator Service Engine
Administering User Messaging Service
Administering the Human Workflow Service Engine
Administering and configuring Oracle Business Activity Monitoring
Administering and configuring event engine and business events
Administering Domain Value Maps and Cross References
Configuring infrastructure resources for developers
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting the Oracle SOA Suite 11g Infrastructure
The art of troubleshooting—where do you start?
Troubleshooting infrastructure problems
Troubleshooting performance issues
Troubleshooting composite instances
Troubleshooting deployment issues
Chapter 7: Configuring Security Policies for SOA Composites
Understanding the OWSM-based policy framework in Oracle SOA Suite 11g
Configuring OWSM policies for Oracle SOA components
Managing OWSM policies at runtime
Chapter 8: Managing the Metadata Services Repository and Dehydration Store
Registering a database-based MDS repository
Managing metadata repository partitions
Purging metadata version history
Managing the Dehydration Store
Chapter 9: Backup and Recovery
Understanding what needs to be backed up
Recommended backup strategy
Implementing the backup process
Recovery strategies
Cloning Oracle SOA Suite 11g

What You Will Learn

  • Managing Composite Lifecycle on the Service Infrastructure
  • Automating Composite Deployments and Promoting Code using Configuration Plans
  • Monitoring Composite Instances, Service Components and Engines
  • Performance Tuning the Service Infrastructure and Dehydration Store Database
  • Administering Service Components, Engines and Adapters
  • Using WLST for Performance Tuning and Administration
  • Troubleshooting Exceptions in Oracle SOA Suite 11g
  • Configuring and Managing Security Policies using OWSM
  • Managing MDS repository and Database Growth
  • Backing up and recovering your environment
  • Patching, Upgrading and Scripting Installations

In Detail

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.


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