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Introduction to bpel.rs and bpel.sps Diagnostic Dumps in PS6

There are a couple of new BPEL Diagnostic Dumps that haven't been discussed previously and offer some interesting value. These dumps are bpel.rs and bpel.sps. Here I'll describe what they collect and how to use them. Note that these dumps are availablestarting in SOA Suite...

Basic MQ 7.5 Configuration for SOA Suite 11g (MQ Adapter)

I recently went through an exercise to install, configure and interact with MQ 7.5 through a composite and thought I would share my notes. This is notmeant to be a full tutorial on MQ configuration with SOA but more of a cheat sheet to avoid wasting a lot of time like I did. I...

Scripted SOA Diagnostic Dumps for PS6 (11.1.1.7)

When you upgrade to SOA Suite PS6 (11.1.1.7) you acquire a new set of Diagnostic Dumps in addition to what was available in PS5. With more than a dozen to choosefrom and not wanting to run them one at a time, this blog post provides a sample script to collect them all quickly and...

Dynamic Monitoring Service (DMS) Configuration Dumping and CPU Utilization

There was recently a report of CPU spikes on a system that were occuring at precise 3 hour intervals. Research revealed that the spikes were theresult of the Dynamic Monitoring Service generating a metrics dump and writing it under the server 'logs' folder for every WLS...

Using the New RDA 8 with SOA Suite 11g

RDA 8 was released on July 23rd and this blog post is a brief summary of the new, smaller profiles available for SOA Suite and Service Bus 11g. Install RDA 8 Configure and Run RDA 8 Steps for SOA Suite Steps for Service Bus Install RDA 8 You can download the package from here.Extract...

Diagnostics Enhancements in SOA Suite 11g PS6 (11.1.1.7)

What's new with Diagnostics in PS6? Interval Sampling of Diagnostic Dumps Contextual Translation of SOA Thread Dumps New Diagnostic Dumps for BPEL New Diagnostic Dumps for Adapters New Diagnostic Dumps for Service Bus Troubleshooting Example Interval Sampling Purpose: To collect...

Using the WLS Harvester and Console Extension with SOA Suite 11g

Contents Overview Installing the Console Extension Configuring the Collected Metrics Viewing the Metrics in the Console Extension Exporting the Metrics Overview There are occassions when we want to see how metrics trend over a period of time and we want to control which metrics they are...

Authorization Model in SOA Suite 11g

Figuring out how the authorization works in SOA Suite 11g between the WebLogic Console and Enterprise Manager can seem daunting. This blog post aims to clarify how the two parts work together and hopefully demonstrates that it is not as complicated as it may first appear.In SOA...

RDA Health Checks for SOA

What is a health check in RDA? A health check evaluates something in your environment to determine whether a change needs to be considered in order to avoid a problem or optimize fuctionality. Examples of what this 'something' might be are:Configuration Parameters JVM Options Runtim...