Creating a Platform Blueprint from an Existing SOA / BPM Domain by Matt Wright

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Overview

Rubicon Red MyST uses a declarative approach to automation, meaning users simply define the target state of the Oracle Middleware infrastructure to be deployed; which, at the push of a button, is automatically provisioned by MyST.

Within MyST, the target state is captured in the platform definition, which is divided into two layers. First, the Platform Blueprint defines an environment agnostic specification used to define the platform topology and configuration of your Oracle Middleware. Second, the Platform Model, overlays the environment specific configurations.

Splitting the platform definition into two layers, provides infrastructure independence; enabling you to provision consistent middleware platforms across all environments regardless of infrastructure type, on premise and on cloud.

One way to create a Platform Blueprint is to use the Platform Wizard, this guides the user through a simple process to capture the key design decisions for the Oracle Middleware topology and configuration and creates a corresponding Platform Blueprint.

Alternatively MyST allows you to introspect and capture the configuration of an existing WebLogic domain and use that to generate an equivalent Platform Blueprint. This is the topic of this blog.

Discover and Introspect Existing WebLogic Domains

To create a Platform Blueprint based on an existing WebLogic domain, we simply point MyST at the servers hosting the WebLogic domain; MyST will introspect the domain and create a corresponding Platform Blueprint. This supports a number of use cases, including: 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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