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.

SOA & BPM Partner Community

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Running Oracle BPM 12c on AWS by Jorge Quilcate

 

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In this post, I will show how to create an AWS EC2 Instance with an Oracle BPM 12c Quickstart Domain created. And I will use previous post for related tasks.

Lets see how to achieve this and make this process reusable. These are the steps:

· Create an AWS EC2 instance (with Vagrant)

· Connect to an NFS instance to get the installer (with Chef)

· Install Oracle BPM 12c Quickstart and create a Domain (with Chef)

GitHub repository: Here

Create an AWS EC2 instance

I’ve created a Red Hat instance using Vagrant. This instance should be connected to my NFS instance that has all the Oracle’s installers (to create an NFS instance on AWS EC2: go here).

This is the NFS instance: Read the complete article here.

SOA & BPM Partner Community

For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.

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A Chef Cookbook for Fusion Middleware 12c by Jorge Quilcate

 

Provisioning tools have change the way we create software environments: How much time we spend installing OS, databases, configuring platforms, applications? Now you can translate this steps into code, getting the software development benefits and challenges into infrastructure: versioning, reuse, continuous improvement.

In this post, I will show you how to provision Oracle SOA Suite 12c using a Chef cookbook that I created and shared it on Chef Supermarket.

Provisioning with Chef

Chef is a provisioning tool, based on Ruby. Let you organize your "infrastructure" recipes on Cookbooks. Here you can find the Chef Supermarket. For a Chef tutorial go here

Chef Cookbooks and Recipes

Chef Cookbooks are groups of Recipes, and a Recipe is a sequence of instructions called Resources. Directory, Execute, Service, Package are some resources.

For instance: If you want to install an HTTP Server, first you should install a Package, and then start HTTP Service.

Oracle Fusion Middleware Cookbook

I’ve created this cookbook: oracle-fmw. The idea is to have a group of recipes to provide Fusion Middleware environments with different products like: SOA, BPM, BAM, OSB, and so on.

In the first release, this cookbook includes the following recipes:

· prepare-infrastructure-12c: Creates the required OS user and group, installs the required OS packages and execute some scripts to set required parameters.

· install-bpm_qs-12c: Installs Oracle BPM 12c which includes the following products (12.1.3): JDeveloper, Oracle SOA, Oracle OSB, Oracle BAM, Oracle BAM and others.

· create-rcu_repository-12c: Creates RCU repositories on Oracle Database instance.

· create-domain-12c: Creates a WebLogic Domain with these (optional) products: SOA, BAM, BPM, OSB.

Read the complete article here

SOA & BPM Partner Community

For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.

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Cook a SOA/BPM Development Environment with Chef in 8 minutes! By Jorge Quilcate

After have installed Oracle SOA Suite once and over again, you start to finding out that these are boilerplate tasks and do not generate much value, because this are only the initial step to implement solutions with SOA and BPM.

In this post I will show you how to automate these steps using Chef.

Chef is a software provisioning tool that enable transform infrastructure as code.

The goal is prepare a development environment with Oracle BPM Suite on Windows including the following components installed and configured:

  • Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.6
  • Oracle SOA Suite 11.1.1.7 (SOA, BPM and BAM)
  • a BPM Domain with one server with SOA and BPM (Admin Server) and other server with BAM (optional)

Read the complete article here.

SOA & BPM Partner Community

For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit www.oracle.com/goto/emea/soa (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.

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