SOA Suite 12.2.1 VirtualBox Image available for download

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Thanks to the product management team the latest SOA Suite 12.2.1 VirtualBox image is available for download here.

Overview

Please note that this appliance is for testing purposes only, as such it is unsupported and should not to be used in a production environment.

This VirtualBox appliance contains a fully-configured, ready-to-use SOA Suite 12.2.1 installation.

All you need is to install Oracle VM VirtualBox on your desktop/laptop and import the SOA Suite appliance and you are ready to try out SOA Suite 12.2.1 — no installation and configuration required!

The following software is installed in this VirtualBox image:

  • Oracle Enterprise Linux (64-bit) EL 6 Update 7
  • Oracle Database, Enterprise Edition 12.1.0.2
  • Oracle SOA Suite 12.2.1 (includes Service Bus, B2B, Oracle Enterprise Scheduler (ESS) and Business Activity Monitoring)
  • Oracle Managed File Transfer 12.2.1
  • Oracle Stream Explorer 12.2.1
  • Oracle JDeveloper 12.2.1
  • Sun Java 1.8.0_51-b16 (64-bit)

Please check the Introduction and Readme document for detailed instructions on downloading and importing the VirtualBox image. Get the VirtualBox image 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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Pre-built Virtual Machine for SOA Suite 12.2.1.1.0

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Overview

Please note that this appliance is for testing purposes only, as such it is unsupported and should not to be used in a production environment.

This VirtualBox appliance contains a fully-configured, ready-to-use SOA Suite 12.2.1.1.0 installation.

All you need is to install Oracle VM VirtualBox on your desktop/laptop and import the SOA Suite appliance and you are ready to try out SOA Suite 12.2.1.1.0 — no installation and configuration required!

The following software is installed in this VirtualBox image:

Please check the Introduction and Readme document for detailed instructions on downloading and importing the VirtualBox image. Get the download 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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VirtualBox with SOA, BPM, OSB and BAM in 33 minutes by Peter van Nes

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The Oracle Quick Start installers for Developers are great for probably many developers, but they are limited. Shutting down (or crashing of) JDeveloper will shutdown the domain and there are separate Quick Start installers for SOA and BPM suite. When installing a SOA or BPM environment for development or research purposes i prefer an environment which is more close to a production configuration. Setting up an new environment can take some time when you have to go through the wizards and remembering the options chosen the previous time you installed. Therefore i scripted the installation proces, the scripts are divided per product so that i a later stage easily can replace specific stages in the installation proces and am not bound to a specific virtualization product or installation tool.

In this article i will show you how to configure a VirtualBox machine, install Oracle Linux 6U7, Oracle BPM (including SOA), OSB & BPM. And configure a Weblogic 12cR1 domain with separate managed servers forSOA/BPM, OSB and BAM in less than 33 minutes. 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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Ready-To-Use SOA/BPM 11.1.1.7.1 Virtual Machine and Case Management Sample by Red Samurai

There is a new excellent Virtual Box VM for the latest SOA/BPM 11.1.1.7.1. This one is my favourite, it includes latest Oracle products for SOA/BPM and WebCenter. All is configured, fine tuned and ready to use. Read more and download from Oracle OTN site – Pre-built Virtual Machine for SOA Suite and BPM Suite 11g.
The same as in previous release of this VM, you can start each server with one click in the console window:
UI for the standard BPM Worklist application is refined in SOA/BPM 11.1.1.7.1 release – it looks lighter and cleaner. Definitely, something users would like to use, everything can be customised if needed: 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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Zero to SOA in Minutes! Announcing the SOA/BPM 11g 11.1.1.7.0 Virtual Machine appliance By Rajesh Raheja

I am pleased to announce the availability of Oracle’s SOA/BPM/OSB 11g 11.1.1.7.0 Virtual Machine appliance. This VirtualBox virtual machine is meant for testing and evaluation purposes only. It is not certified, nor licensed for any production use. It is our most comprehensive virtual machine to date, with the following Oracle products installed, configured and functionally integrated within the appliance:

  • Oracle Linux 6 Update 4 (64-bit)
  • Oracle Database Express Edition 11g Release 2
  • Oracle SOA Suite 11.1.1.7.0 (includes Service Bus)
  • Oracle Event Processing 11.1.1.7.0
  • Oracle BPM Suite 11.1.1.7.1
  • Oracle Webcenter Content (Enterprise Content Management) 11.1.1.7.0
  • Oracle Webcenter Suite 11.1.1.7.0
  • Oracle Webcenter Portal 11.1.1.7.0
  • Oracle JDeveloper 11.1.1.7.0
  • Oracle JRockit
  • Java SE Development Kit

Refer to the README document for full details on the appliance features, installation guide, memory configurations, URLs, credentials and other recommended software.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why do we need a SOA Developer Virtual Machine? Virtual Machines (VM) play an important role in increasing developer productivity; saving hours, if not days, of provisioning effort in standing up a fully functional, configured Fusion Middleware platform for testing and evaluation. Think of it as your very own Platform as a Service (PaaS) on your laptop/desktop!

What can I use the VM for? A developer VM can prove useful for a variety of reasons: quick internal demos, proof of concepts, testing etc. For those new to Oracle SOA or BPM Suite, it can serve as a powerful tool to learn these technologies, which is why it is very popular for developer learning and training sessions. In fact, the VM includes pre-configured lab artifacts – "PO Processing" and "Sales Quote" – that are used in Oracle instructor-led training sessions and in the "Getting Started" books on Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle BPM Suite.

What benefits does the VM provide beyond simply installing the Oracle SOA Suite? For enterprise development, installation of Oracle SOA Suite (or any single piece of software for that matter) is only a fraction of the overall effort needed to build an end-to-end configured development environment. Typical effort in standing up an integrated software stack on a "bare-metal" would involve the following provisioning tasks:

  • Create base image: Install supported version of the Linux OS e.g. Oracle Linux, Ubuntu, EC2 AMIs etc.
  • Setup base image: Security policies, firewalls, port forwarding rules, hard drive partitions on block storage
  • Install pre-requisite software: Java, Database
  • Install Fusion Middleware: SOA Suite, BPM Suite, Web Center and any other modules, run RCU with correct schema names and passwords
  • Setup Fusion Middleware: WLS domain with correct templates needed for SOA+BPM+BAM+Service Bus+WebCenter
  • Configure Modules: Association between BPM and WebCenter Content/Portal with the correct security setup 
  • Install additional tools/software: JDeveloper IDE, extensions
  • Optimize the environment: WLS console properties, front-end host, external listen address etc. for your network topology
  • Create accounts: Seed demo user accounts with email addresses (or other user accounts)

While you can always automate the above-mentioned steps, having a pre-provisioned DevOps style machine image can help you reduce development costs. It can get you from zero to a fully working SOA environment in minutes, on any developer’s laptop. The benefits go beyond simply time to provision, it allows you to do more with less resources. For example, the VM allows developers to quickly switch between multiple running instances, each testing a new feature or version without the need for additional hardware.

We sincerely hope you enjoy using this VM and would love to hear your feedback!

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Tip from Giuliano Bonardi Us the latest version of  Virtualbox (4.3.10) downloaded from VirtualBox Community website here. Virtualbox 4.3.8 might not work with the image!

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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