Preparing & installing the ICS on-premises Connectivity Agent by Robert van Molken



In this second article about the Connectivity Agent we deep-dive into the details. We take a look in preparing and installing the agent. This is done in combination with Integration Cloud Service. For more information about the architecture and inner workings of the agent I recommend to read this article first.

What is the Connectivity Agent?

Basically it is a gateway between cloud and on-premises. The Agent eliminates common security and complexity issues previously associated with integrating on-premises applications from outside the firewall. With the agent it is possible for example to connect with an on-premises database or ERP application using the existing JCA adapter framework.

Downloading the Connectivity Agent

There are a few steps in installing the agent. First the installer can only be downloaded from your Integration Cloud Service instance. Secondly the installer can only be run on a linux environment. Thirdly some settings can be tuned / changed after installation.

Downloading the Agent

The agent first need to be downloaded from Integration Cloud Service. Login into your ICS instance and navigate to the Agents page.

At the top-right corner the user can find the “Download Agent installer” button. When clicking on the button it will show two options; the connectivity and execution agent. This article describes the first option. The second agent is evenly interesting, because it will install an instance of Integration Cloud Service on-premises. More details on this agent at a later time. Read the complete article here.

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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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