OIC Connectivity Agent Installation Pointers by Greg Mally


The connectivity agent has been a feature of Oracle’s integration cloud strategy from the beginning to address the challenge of the cloud/on-premise integration pattern. However, the implementation of the agent differs between Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) and Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC). With both offerings, the pattern for setup remains the same:

  1. 1. Create Agent Group in ICS/OIC Console
  2. 2. Download the connectivity agent installer
  3. 3. “Install” the agent on an on-premise machine using the Agent Group ID from step 1 (this registers the agent with ICS/OIC)
  4. 4. Verify that the agent is communicating with ICS/OIC via the integration console

However, step 3 differs dramatically between ICS and OIC. With ICS, the installation process resulted in a WebLogic Server (WLS) Single-Server configuration (i.e., all-in-one WLS server). Although the setup for the ICS agent has been optimized for an easy installation experience, the end result is fairly heavyweight. Now looking at how the agent is installed on OIC, it is simply a jar file that is kicked off using java -jar connectivityagent.jar. The end result is “behavior wise” is the same, but the footprint and experience from a setup/configuration perspective is radically different. The rest of this blog will focus on what happens when the OIC agent is “installed” and details that may not be obvious from the on-line documentation that can result in some “why does this not work” head scratching.

OIC Connectivity Agent High-Level Installation Steps

  1. 1. Create an Agent Group in the OIC Console
  2. 2. Download the Connectivity Agent zip file from the OIC Console
  3. 3. Unzip the contents of the zip file on the on-premise agent machine
  4. 4. Update the InstallerProfile.cfg with the details of the OIC environment and on-premise network
  5. 5. Run the agent using java -jar connectivityagent.jar

Please refer to the OIC Connectivity Agent on-line documentation for the details associated with the steps mentioned above.


OIC Connectivity Agent Installation Experience

Once the zip file is downloaded from the OIC console and unzipped on the agent machine, you will see something like the following directory structure (as of 18.4.3): 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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