Oracle SOA Suite on Kubernetes by Michel Schildmeijer

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In the previous posts I wrote about how to transform a traditional application server such as WebLogic into a containerized platform, based on Docker containers managed by a Kubernetes Cluster. The basics are that there hasn’t been any effort yet in looking how a huge and complex environment such as Oracle SOA Suite could fit into a container based strategy, but it’s more or less lift and shift the current platform to run as Kubernetes managed containers.

There are ways to run a product such as Oracle SOA Suite in Kubernetes, here’s the way I did this.

Oracle SOA Suite on OKE

Other that the standard PaaS service Oracle provides, the SOA Cloud service, this implementation I did is based on IaaS, on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, where I configured this Kubernetes Cluster as I described in previous posts. However this also can be done on an on premises infrastructure.

Ingredients

The following parts are involved to set up a SOA Suite domain based on the version 12.2.1.3:

  • Docker Engine
  • Kubernetes base setup
  • Oracle Database Image
  • Oracle SOA Suite docker image ( either self build or from Oracle Container Registry
  • Github
  • A lot of patience

Set up the SOA Suite repository

A SOA Suite installation requires a repository which can be Oracle or some other flavours, to dehydrate SOA instance data and store metadata from composite deployments. I used a separate namespace to setup a database in Kubernetes. The database I created uses the image container-registry.oracle.com/database/enterprise:12.1.0.2, so I used the database yaml I obtained, where I had to add an ephemeral storage because after the first time of deploy I got this message in Kubernetes about exhausted ephemeral storage, so I solved it with this. 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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