Servicebus 12c: Using configuration files for customizing service deployments by Sven Bernhardt

imageIntroduction

In my last projects I faced different challenges in the area of how to manage environment-specific artefact configurations that need to be adjusted during rollout of a particular service component. As a result from that, I decided to write down my experiences and solution approaches regarding the corresponding topics. This article is the starting point for a short blog series dealing with different challenges in this area, where the following topics will be covered:

  • General: Using configuration files for customizing service deployments
  • Adjust environment-specific configurations at deployment time
  • Evaluating environment-specific configurations at runtime
  • Security: Approaches for credentials management

Configuration files in Servicebus

During its lifecycle a specific service component needs to pass different quality gates to ensure quality, correctness and stability before it will be approved for production rollout. For that reason deployments to different environments have to be done. This usually means changes in configurations like service endpoints or timeout parameters, which must be possible without changing a components implementation and rebuilding the component. In Oracle Servicebus this can be achieved by using so called configuration files (aka customization files in OSB 11g). With those it is possible to consistently change service properties and configurations for implementation artefacts like proxy services, service pipelines and business services. Within a configuration file you define actions like replace or search and replace to adjust the corresponding configurations.

Generating a basic configuration file can be done using Servicebus console.

As it can be seen in the screenshot above the services that should be adjusted by the configuration file can be selected. Doing so, a file is generated containing replace rules for all configurations that are adjustable. 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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