SOA Suite monitoring – Using Metric Extensions in Enterprise Manage Cloud Control by MichelSchildmeijer

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As a follow up to my 2 minute Tech Tip taken by @BobRhubart about SOA Suite monitoring I’d like to give you some more context than that fuzzy performance of me during Oracle Open World 2016.

Monitoring your SOA Suite is a tough job because of the complexity of the environment. Usually Adminstrators stick to some CPU, memory, disk and basic WebLogic Monitoring, some have monitoring in place for some more advanced stuff such as JVM, JMS, JDBC, but when it comes to "Who monitors the Error Hospital on Business Faults?" or "Who is looking after SOA housekeeping?", than no one knows what i’m talking about.

And, in many cases, the necessary SOA Management pack hasn’t been licensed, or switched on to make use of all the nice features you can get out of this pack. This pack transforms your local Fusion Middleware Console into an EM dashboard, can monitor the Error Hospital, trace on Instance flows and even monitor the Dehydration Store Performance the SOA Suite repository. So, who needs the local Fusion Middleware Console(EM)?

Impression of the screens in Enterprise Manager Cloud Control

However, if you are not licensed to use the SOA Suite management pack, than you are not permitted to use al these nice features.

As I told in the video, Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud control has a feature called metric extensions. These are extensions if collected metrics which are delivered in a certain pack are not sufficient enough or maybe are not there at all. I did some research for a customer who used the SOA Suite but had no management pack for it. Read the complete article here & watch the video here.

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A Docker image for the Oracle Integration Cloud (ICS) Execution Agent by Jeroen Ninck Blok

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!! This Docker container is of early beta quality !!

This project provides the sources to build a Docker image for the Execution Agent of the Oracle Integration Cloud. The main setup file must be downloaded manually before the image can be build.

During the creation of the Docker image to the main setup file is executed and will download additional setup files. Because of this the build process will take quite some time.

The Docker image is based upon Oracle Linux 6.8 and will install sudo, tar and unzip. The software will run as user oracle, which can execute commands as user root through sudo without a password! Get the Docker image here. Want to try Container Cloud Service to deploy the Docker image?

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Cloud Adapter SDK by Jeroen Ninck Blok

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Introduction

I visited the Oracle FMW Summercamp in Lissabon last year and I really wanted to build a Cloud Adapter using the Oracle Cloud Adapter SDK. During the Summercamp I already started, but after I ran into some errors I quit. Now I am starting again.

I want to build a Cloud Adapter for MongoDB. Perhaps Oracle or another party may also build one, but this is for my personal experience and after doing an e-learning and associate certification for MongoDB (which was really challenging!) I want to try it out for myself.

This is the first part of a small series of blogs regarding my effort and will cover the installation proces. Niall Commiskey already has a great blog post about installing the Cloud Adapters, however I ran into several problems so I decided to write a post of my own describing my installation steps. I will use Windows 10 and PowerShell (my favourite Windows shell!) for these blogs. All sources can be found on GitHub.

Parts:

Just a small warning: Always keep track of Oracle license information and the Oracle certification matrix!

Installation

I already have JDeveloper SOA Suite 12.1.3 QuickStart installed without a developer domain. Now the following files need to be downloaden from Oracle:

  • ofm_adapters_application_generic_12.1.3.0.0_disk1_1of2.zip
  • ofm_adapters_application_generic_12.1.3.0.0_disk1_2of2.zip
  • fmw_12.1.3.0.1_cloud_adapters_Disk1_1of1.zip

Read the complete article here.

The latest Cloud Adapter SDK training material and tooling is published at the Community Workspace here (membership required)

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Video: When to Use Oracle SOA Cloud Service by Robert van Mölken

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Decisions, decisions. Can’t figure out whether to go with Oracle SOA Cloud Service or Integration Cloud Service? No worries! Oracle ACE Robert van Mölken helps you sort it out in this informative 2 Minute Tech Tip. Watch the video here.

Additional Resources

SOA Cloud Service in a Nutshell [Article]

Help! What Integration Solution is Best for Me?

Choosing the Right Integration PaaS | Robert van Mölken [Video]

Want to see more 2 Minute Tech Tips? Click here.

Can you deliver a useful technical tip in two minutes or less? Prove it! Contact bob.rhubart@oracle.com

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API Management – Why it matters! by Sven Bernhardt

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Digital transformation is on its way and the industry is required to adopt new concepts and techniques, like the Internet of things (IoT), Cloud and Enterprise Mobility. As a matter of that, new business models arise, which need to be evaluated by companies to not lose market shares and stay in touch with the competitors.
Gartner’s vision of Bi-modal IT seems to become more and more the reality, which besides all chances, also brings a lot of challenges companies have to deal with. One essential topic for implementing the ideas of Bi-modal IT is API Management – at least from our point of view. In addition, it is also a key enabler to define a solid strategy, in order to meet the challenges with respect to digital transformation.

Get the presentation here.

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SOA & BPM Community Newsletter July 2017

Dear PaaS  Partner Community,

Thanks for your excellent contribution to make the Oracle PaaS business a huge success. Oracle just announced the fiscal year results with a 60% growth at total of 4.6 billion cloud revenue in FY17. Your partner contribution is key to growth and cloud utilization. So let’s get started in the new fiscal year and continue this cloud success. Want to increase the PaaS & Middleware Oracle business? Create new service offerings and solutions for the Cloud? Watch the Oracle Partner Overview Cloud Platform on-demand Webcast to bring new opportunities to you as a partner. As part of the on-demand presentation you get also an update on the Oracle cloud momentum highlight analyst reports and customer success, new and upcoming PaaS services and describe the sales plays – your opportunity to become a cloud champion!

We also updated the PaaS Sales kits including cheat sheets, demos and customer presentations (in ppt format). The Integration Sales Plays kits are available at via the community workspace (membership required).

This is your last opportunity to register for the upcoming PaaS Summer Camps VII, as the training is almost booked out! For SaaS partner we do offer hands-on trainings to integrate and extend SaaS in Paris, London and Lisbon.

In case you missed the API Platform Cloud Service launch webcast, you can now watch it on-demand here. It’s amazing to see the over helming amount of API CS articles published by the community: API Platform Cloud Service – The Next-Gen API Management Platform & Everything you Should Know about the API Platform Groovy Policy & My first experience with Oracle API Platform Cloud Service – part 1 & How Capgemini can enable the new Oracle API Management platform & Registries: Use Cases for API Management and Microservices.

In the Integration section the latest version Integration Cloud Service 17.2.5 become available. Thanks to the community for sharing all the Integration articles: Building an Oracle Integration Cloud Service Integration in 2 Minutes by Robert van Molken and ACE Associate Phil Wilkins & ICS Pricing – ICS Definitive Tip #9 by Phil Wilkins

Interfacing with HCM (or other file source) via FTP – ICS Definitive Tip #8 & Integrating the Chatbot & Using Business Events in E-Business Suite to send messages to other applications via ICS & Oracle SOA Suite: Want performance? Don’t log so much and clean up your database! & When Oracle SOA Database Pollers Collide & Add client certificate for outgoing OSB call & An Introduction to Oracle Stream Analytics and Stream Processing Kafka Data.

In the Internet of Things an Introduction to Oracle Internet of Things became available.

Business Process Management is one of Oracle’s most successful PaaS services. Partners play a key role to analyze, design, implement and adapt customer processes. Often this processes support the key competences and competitive advantages of companies. Thanks to the community for sharing all the BPM articles: Putting BPM Change Management into the Hands of the Business & Month End Close & Adding a Link using the New PCS Web Form Tool & Migrating Oracle BPM customers to PCS – never say never & Dynamic Assignment of Human Task to a User, Application Role, and/or a Group & Expose a database to an Oracle BPM 12c Process using the Oracle SOA Database Adapter

In our last section Architecture & Enrich SaaS with PaaS Jeremy published a UX article in Forbes.com.

For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The July edition of the PaaS Partner Update highlights the PaaS Partner Overview Webcast and sales kits, PaaS hands-on training and the Wercker Community Webcast. To learn more about Application Development and Wercker please join our monthly SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast – July 21st 2017.

Want to publish your best practice article & news in the next community newsletter? Please feel free to send it via Twitter @soaCommunity #soaCommunity!

See you in Lisbon!

To read the newsletter please visit http://tinyurl.com/PaaSNewsJuly2017 (OPN Account required)

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Jürgen Kress

Fusion Middleware Partner Adoption
Oracle EMEA
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E-Mail: juergen.kress@oracle.com
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Oracle PaaS Sales Kits for Partners

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PaaS Sales kits including cheat sheets, demos and customer presentations (in ppt format) are available at via the community workspace (membership required):

Integration Sales Plays:

· Connect and Extend SaaS

· Use Case. Extend and Enhance Oracle SaaS

· Use Case: Integrate and Automate Across Oracle and non-Oracle SaaS

· API Cloud Service

Where & how to position Oracle solutions with your customers? Oracle offers a huge “Persons directory” you can typical find in a company. This information include the job role, motivation, challenges, initiatives and decision maker, purchase preferences, vendor selection criteria, network and how to reach him details.

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Oracle Fusion Middleware Critical Patch Update for July 2017 Released

The Critical Patch Update for July 2017 was released on July 18th, 2017.  Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.

 

Patches include:

The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information.  It includes the list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities for each product suite, and links to other important documents. Supported products that are not listed in the "Affected Products and Components" section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied.
Also, it is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches, as this is where you can find important pertinent information.

The Critical Patch Update Advisory for July 2017 is available at the following location:
Oracle Technology Network: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2017-3236622.html

 

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PaaS Partner Overview Webcast on-demand & sales kits

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Want to increase the PaaS & Middleware Oracle business? Create new service offerings and solutions for the Cloud?

Watch the Oracle Partner Overview Cloud Platform on-demand Webcast to bring new opportunities to you as a partner:

» System Integrators: Generate consulting revenue with hybrid PaaS, IaaS& Middleware
» Outsourcing companies: Offer private and hybrid cloud solutions
» Independent Software Vendors: Build solutions based on PaaS, IaaS & middleware
» SaaS partners: Extend, Integrate and secure SaaS solutions with PaaS
» Hardware partners: Combine hardware with PaaS and IaaS to increase margins

Watch the webcast on-demand here

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Wercker on the Oracle Cloud Platform – PaaS Partner Community Webcast – July 21st 2017

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Attend our July edition of the PaaS Partner Community Webcast live on July 21st 2017 at 16:00 CET.

Wercker – new Docker native Ci/CD solution with ability to deploy to Kubernetes cluster.

Presenter: Maciej Gruszka LinkedIn & Twitter

Visit the registration page here.

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UK: +44 (0) 208 118 1001 & United States: 140 877 440 73

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Schedule:

July 21st at 16:00-17:00 CET

Visit the registration page here.

Missed our SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast? – watch the on-demand versions:

· Sales Play webcast June 28th 2017

· Process Cloud Service update – DMN capabilities May 23rd 2017

· Drive DevOps Agility and Operational Efficiency with Oracle Management Cloud April 25th 2017

· Implementing DevOps and Agile Methodologies in Oracle Projects March 21st 2017

· Mobile Cloud Service & Chat Bots February 28th 2017

· b2b January 31st 2017

· Community Resources & free Cloud trails December 20th 2016

· SOA 12 & BPM Suite 12c Roadmap update November 29th 2016

· Microservices October 25th 2016

· Oracle OpenWorld 2016 update September 27th 2016

· API Cloud Platform Service August 30th 2016

· BPM Suite & PCS Update July 26th 2016

· Integration Cloud Service June 28th 2016

· Sales Plays Webcast June 9th 2016

· Real-Time Integration Business Insight May 31st 2016

For the latest information please visit Community Updates Wiki page (SOA Community membership required).

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