A Chef Cookbook for Fusion Middleware 12c by Jorge Quilcate


Provisioning tools have change the way we create software environments: How much time we spend installing OS, databases, configuring platforms, applications? Now you can translate this steps into code, getting the software development benefits and challenges into infrastructure: versioning, reuse, continuous improvement.

In this post, I will show you how to provision Oracle SOA Suite 12c using a Chef cookbook that I created and shared it on Chef Supermarket.

Provisioning with Chef

Chef is a provisioning tool, based on Ruby. Let you organize your "infrastructure" recipes on Cookbooks. Here you can find the Chef Supermarket. For a Chef tutorial go here

Chef Cookbooks and Recipes

Chef Cookbooks are groups of Recipes, and a Recipe is a sequence of instructions called Resources. Directory, Execute, Service, Package are some resources.

For instance: If you want to install an HTTP Server, first you should install a Package, and then start HTTP Service.

Oracle Fusion Middleware Cookbook

I’ve created this cookbook: oracle-fmw. The idea is to have a group of recipes to provide Fusion Middleware environments with different products like: SOA, BPM, BAM, OSB, and so on.

In the first release, this cookbook includes the following recipes:

· prepare-infrastructure-12c: Creates the required OS user and group, installs the required OS packages and execute some scripts to set required parameters.

· install-bpm_qs-12c: Installs Oracle BPM 12c which includes the following products (12.1.3): JDeveloper, Oracle SOA, Oracle OSB, Oracle BAM, Oracle BAM and others.

· create-rcu_repository-12c: Creates RCU repositories on Oracle Database instance.

· create-domain-12c: Creates a WebLogic Domain with these (optional) products: SOA, BAM, BPM, OSB.

Read the complete article here

SOA & BPM Partner Community

For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

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