How to create a SOA 12.2.1 docker image on OracleLinux (Now Oracle Certified) by Fabio Persico

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Introduction

What is docker?

Unless you’ve been living without internet access for the last two years, it would be hard not to at least heard of Docker. But, as an emerging technology not everyone has taken the time to work out what Docker is, where it fits in and how it can benefit you.
So, what exactly is Docker? Here’s what Docker themselves describe it as:
Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins of distributed applications.
Essentially, Docker is a container based system for your applications. If you’re used to the concept of virtual servers, Docker provides further levels of abstraction for your application. Here’s a visual representation of how it differs:

Rather than just being one part of the puzzle, Docker provides a number of components and tools to assist with the entire lifecycle management of the application. This includes the container environment, image management and orchestration.
Docker started it’s life as an internal project within a hosting company called dotCloud, but quickly took off once they open sourced it in early 2013. Since then, it’s benefited from over 15,000 software commits from over 900 contributors.

Why use Docker?

Now that you have a basic understanding of Docker, there are a number of great reasons to start using it.

  • It’s very fast. Start a Docker container can be complete in as little as 50ms. That’s not a typo, it really can be this quick! This is the advantage of having such high levels of abstraction, you reduce the number of components you need to run. This also means that there’s very little to no overhead in it’s implementation. Read the complete article here.

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SOA Suite on Docker by Jorge Quilcate

 

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Docker image for Oracle SOA Suite 12c by Jorge Esteban Quilcate Otoya

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Cool news came from Oracle a couple of weeks ago: Oracle WebLogic Server is now supported on Docker!.

This is very cool. Docker is a disruptive platform that ship everything inside a container (OS, Configurations, Platform, Application) and let you run it (almost) everywhere! To learn more about Docker

So, WebLogic on Docker is great, but I’d like to go further and Dockerize SOA and BPM products (as Guido Schmitz made with Oracle Stream Explorer)

I used Oracle’s Docker repository as a base to create a Oracle SOA Suite 12c image (with the product installed – no domain included), and a sample Docker configuration to create a Docker image with a domain with SOA and OSB.

Get the repository

To try this post you should have a machine with Docker installed.

To get started you can download the repository: http://github.com/jeqo/oracle-docker

The repository includes images for MySQL, WebLogic and Coherence. These images comes from Oracle repository.

My contribution is into the ‘OracleSOA’ directory.

Feel free to fork and create "pull-requests"!

Creating the SOA Suite 12c image

Now you should download Oracle SOA Suite 12c Quick Start installer, and put it into OracleSOA/dockerfiles/12.1.3. Also, you should download Java Development Kit 7, and put it in the same folder.

Open a terminal into OracleSOA directory, go to dockerfiles, run the script buildDockerImage.sh with the -d argument because we are installing the Quick Start version of SOA Suite 12c: Read the complete article here.

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Stream Explorer environment using Docker by Guido Schmutz

 

clip_image002In the past week I have been experimenting with installing Oracle Stream Explorer into a Docker container, in order to simplify provisioning development/show case environments with a single docker run command.

Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. Consisting of Docker Engine, a portable, lightweight runtime and packaging tool, and Docker Hub, a cloud service for sharing applications and automating workflows, Docker enables apps to be quickly assembled from components and eliminates the friction between development, QA, and production environments. As a result, IT can ship faster and run the same app, unchanged, on laptops, data center VMs, and any cloud.

You can find the corresponding docker project on my GitHub: https://github.com/gschmutz/docker-oracle-sx

Due to the Oracle licensing agreement, the Oracle software itself can not be provided in the GitHub project. So you first have to download the Java 7 SDK as well as Stream Explorer Runtime and the Stream Explorer User Experience using your own OTN login. Download the 3 artefacts into the downloads subfolder.

After downloading these files into the downloads folder, you are ready to build the Docker image: Read the complete article here.

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