Thursday Jul 16, 2015

OTD active/standby failover by Paal Holmen

clip_image002You have installed OTD (Oracle Traffic Director), configured nodes and created an instance. Now you want to set up an OTD active standby failover. First you will need a virtual IP address. Log in to EMOC (Enterprise Manager OPS Center) and allocate a virtual IP for use in the OTD failovergroup.

Go to the accounts Networks setting and press the icon Allocate vIP from vNet in the section Public Networks.

Choose your number of vIPs you want. Read the complete article here.

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Wednesday Jul 15, 2015

Encrypt & decrypt your way into WebLogic SSL by Michel Schildmeijer

clip_image002The title of this blog may seem a bit cryptic…. In this article I’d like explain some basics of the the SSL implementation in WebLogic. This blog is meant for people who are not familiar with SSL, especially in combination with WebLogic.

In my experience, SSL is usually a bit of a black box for many junior and medior administrators who work with middleware, so I will try to clarify some of it in special relation to WebLogic. To understand this, there are also some generic parts to discuss. SSL is a technique to secure a point-to-point socket connection, in  the so-called transport layer which will be secured.  It provides secure connections for interfaces or (web) applications to connect and authenticate each other’s identity, and  by encrypting the data traffic between those interfaces or application back ends.

Authentication allows a server, and sometimes optionally, a client to verify the identity of the application on the other end of a network connection. SSL uses the public key encryption technology for this. With public key encryption, a public key and a private key can be generated for a back-end server. This key is used to encrypt data before sending. After the client has recieved the key, it can decrypt it using that same key. So data encrypted with the public key can only be decrypted using the corresponding private key and vice versa.

It’s is like sending a locked safe with some transportcompany along with a note which contains the unlock combination. The public key is embedded in a digital certificate with additional information about the initiator of the key. This information may consist of name, street address, email address, company information and some geographic information. A private key and a digital certificate provide an identity for the server. The data embedded in a digital certificate is verified by a certificate authority and digitally signed with the certificate authority’s digital certificate.

Well-known certificate authorities include Verisign and Entrust.net. The trusted certificate authority (CA) certificate establishes trust for a certificate. Below is an overview of a “happy SSL flow”: Read the complete article here.

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Tuesday Jul 14, 2015

Exporting the stuck thread count from WebLogic by Qualogy

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This blog expands on an article by Frank Munz on stuck thread handling – I advise reading his post first, especially if you are having trouble dealing with stuck threads.

What prompted me to write this bit was a question I was asked by one of our customers: “So stuck threads are a signal that some backend system is misbehaving. How can we monitor the number of stuck threads in WebLogic server?” Searching online, the first few pages in Google come up with administrators asking the same question.

Some solutions offered:

· The WLDF can trigger on stuck threads, so you can have it send you a mail or an SNMP trap, but it’s very limited in functionality.

· Stuck threads can be hogging threads as well and in WLST the total count of hogging threads is an attribute of a server runtime. That’s easily found and manipulated in a WLST script. But that’s not a trustworthy indicator!

· Use jstack, then count the number of “[STUCK]” instances.

Only that last one can be used to build historic data, but even then it triggers on any stuck thread, you have to do a lot of string parsing to count only threads you are interested in.

Strangely enough nobody offered the OEM. Oracle Enterprise Manager can monitor stuck threads and saves historic data and even allows some very cool toolings. But if OEM has a Stuck Threads metric that means there’s also an MBean. And it is, but it takes some digging through the runtime MBean tree. Browsing with WLST, every deployment gets a workmanager and if no specific workmanager is added, a copy of the default work manager configuration is used. And that in turn has a StuckThreadCount attribute.

Here’s a script that counts all of these per server: Read the complete article here.

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Monday Jul 13, 2015

FlexDeploy Community Edition now Available – Full Featured and FREE! By Dan Goerdt

clip_image002We are happy to announce the availability of the FlexDeploy Community Edition! This edition has all features enabled and is absolutely no cost – no license fees, no support fees, for as long as you want to use it. If a decision is made to grow beyond the Community Edition to Standard or Enterprise, it’s simply a matter of uploading new keys.

Enjoy the power and flexibility of FlexDeploy, our DevOps and Continuous Delivery solution for Oracle and non-Oracle technologies. For more information about the Community Edition, please see our Pricing Page. Read the complete article here.

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Sunday Jul 12, 2015

JDK 8 Massive Open, Free and Online Course: Lambdas and Streams – Starts July 14th 2015 Introduction by Simon Ritter

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Java SE 8 (JDK 8) introduced a fundamentally new way of programming in Java with the introduction of Lambda expressions.

Lambda provides a simple way to pass functionality as an argument to another method, such as what action should be taken when someone clicks a button, or how to sort a set of names. Lambda expressions enable you to do this, to treat functionality as a method argument, or code as data.

You may have heard about Lambda expressions, and are curious what impact it will have on you as a Java developer.

This course is designed to answer your questions and more.

Have you ever wondered what Lambda expressions are in Java?
Have you ever wanted to write parallel code in Java without worrying about threads and locking?
Have you ever wanted to process collections of data without using loops?
Have you ever wanted to do functional programming in Java?

All of these questions will be answered in this practical hands-on MOOC. This course introduces two major new changes to the Java platform: Lambda expressions and the Stream API. For details please visit the registration page here.

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Friday Jul 10, 2015

WebLogic 12c on Oracle Database Appliance X5– Webcast July 16th 2015

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With data growing at unprecedented levels, application providers need a robust, scalable and high-performance infrastructure. Oracle Database Appliance is known as a simple, reliable, and complete package of software, server, storage, and networking for ISV applications that can save time and money by helping them streamline deployment, maintenance, and support of application workloads.

Oracle WebLogic on ODA evolved Oracle Database Appliance to an ISV solution in a box, a complete solution for building and deploying enterprise Java EE applications in a fully integrated system that delivers highly available Database and WebLogic services. The world's most popular database, Oracle Database and the industry's best application server, WebLogic Server have been combined in this industry-unique appliance to provide high availability and the simplicity of One-Button deployment.

And to top it all off, it reduces IT cost with a unique capacity-on-demand software licensing model, meeting customer and ISV needs on small to mid-sized projects.           

Join us as we go through the specifics of Weblogic 12c deployment on ODA, demonstrate the value of a combined solution and also explain ISV opportunities with ODA and the OPN Exastack Program, which now includes Oracle Database Appliance Ready accreditation of ISV solutions. Register for the webcast here.

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Thursday Jul 09, 2015

Virtual Technology Summit July 14th 2015 – free online WebLogic 12c training

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The Oracle Technology Network (OTN) is excited to invite you to the next Virtual Technology Summit, July 14th, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm PT. Learn first hand from Oracle ACEs, Java Champions, and Oracle product experts, as they share their insight and expertise on using Oracle technologies to meet today’s IT challenges. Learn through Hands on Labs and Technical Presentations / Demo’s.

Middleware - It's All About Oracle WebLogic!: The Middleware track brings together three experts on Oracle Fusion Middleware to present how-to technical sessions on WebLogic Server's role in today's middleware architectures. The sessions will focus on security and authentication, service monitoring and exploration, and on WebLogic 12c's new APIs and tools for application development. Other products and technologies covered include Oracle SOA Suite, Service Bus, JMX, JAX-RS, JSON, WebSocket and more.

Java - It's All About Innovation: In its 20th year, Java is used by over 9 million developers world-wide in every major industry. Learn all about Java innovation. You will discover how to program a parallel application with Java 8 lambdas, build a robot with 3D printed parts and use Docker, a best-in-class platform to test and manage releases.

For details please visit the registration page here.


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Wednesday Jul 08, 2015

Java Cloud Service: Elevate Your Apps

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Java apps are key to your business, but what if you could enjoy the flexibility of cloud using the same. Easy, rapid and agile deployment of any Java application. Experience full control and flexibility of your application in public cloud. Watch the video here.

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Tuesday Jul 07, 2015

Creating an Java Cloud Service Instance by Erick Jones

clip_image002In my previous blog article I described the steps for creating a database instance within the Oracle Database Cloud Service. In this article I will describe the steps for creating a WebLogic instance within the Java Cloud Service, and connecting it to the database instance created previously.

Using the credentials provided to you by Oracle when you purchased your subscription, login in to the My Services console for the Oracle Cloud. Then navigate to the Oracle Java Cloud Services Console.

Click the Create Instance button. Read the complete article here.

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Monday Jul 06, 2015

Want to try Java Cloud Service? Free demo and training material available!

Java Cloud Service is the most important PaaS offering. Based on WebLogic it is the underlying infrastructure for all PaaS Services. Leverage your WebLogic knowledge in the Java Cloud - try it today!

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Sunday Jul 05, 2015

Platform for Innovation – Interview with Oracle’s VP of Java Cloud Services by Alexandra Huff

clip_image002In an interview with Mike Lehmann, vice president of product management for Oracle's Java Cloud Services and the Cloud Application Foundation group, you can hear about Oracle's most recent developments in Java for the Cloud, related technologies, and developer-friendly design concepts.
"Architecturally, without a lot of effort, you can bring multi-tier architectures together in interesting ways that previously would have taken weeks or maybe even months, depending on the complexity of your IT environment," says Lehmann. "Now it's basically on demand. So it really changes how you think about your applications. You're getting an enterprise-quality solution out of the box from Oracle."
We think Java developers will be very interested to explore these services, and take note of the rapidly expanding offerings being rolled out over the course of the year. You can read the full article in the most recent edition of Java Magazine. Learn more about our Java Cloud Services and related offerings online.

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Saturday Jul 04, 2015

Cloud World Developer Days fist stop Mexico July 9th 2015

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Oracle CloudWorld Developer Mexico City, July 9, 2015 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Accelerate and simplify development with Oracle PaaS

Join us for a one-day developer-focused event featuring sessions spanning four Cloud tracks: Java, Mobile, Database, and Integration & Process. Learn firsthand from Oracle Cloud experts as they share their insight and expertise on using Oracle PaaS technologies for the full development lifecycle to help you develop better quality code with the agility and speed you need to meet today’s IT challenges.

Confirm your participation today at no cost to learn how the Cloud will transform your work. Come enjoy the DEMOgrounds, networking opportunities, Analyst Keynote Ray Wang, "Why Innovation begins with Cloud,” and best practices for Cloud development.

Session Tracks

· Java for Cloud

· Mobile for Cloud

· Database for Cloud

· Integration and Process for Cloud

For details please visit the registration page here. Find a local CloudWorld Developer Day in your country here.

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Friday Jul 03, 2015

PaaS to Extend SaaS Workshops for EMEA Partners

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PaaS for Extend SaaS workshops across Europe – register now free

These free five days hands on “PaaS to Extend SaaS Workshopsconsist of presentations, live demos, and hands-on laboratory exercises covering Java, Doc, Developer, Messaging Cloud Service.

Workshops can be participated Remotely or InClass. Five Workshops are conducted as follows:

PaaS Workshop

Start Dates

Duration

Week days

Format

Location

PaaS to Extend SaaS - Java, Doc, Developer, Messaging Cloud Service

14-June-15

5 Days

Sun-Thu

InClass and Remote

UAE, Dubai.

PaaS to Extend SaaS - Java, Doc, Developer, Messaging Cloud Service

10-Aug-15

5 Days

      Mon-Fri

InClass and Remote

PO, Warsaw.

PaaS to Extend SaaS - Java, Doc, Developer, Messaging Cloud Service

7-Sep-15

5 Days

      Mon-Fri

InClass and Remote

DE, Frankfurt.

PaaS to Extend SaaS - Java, Doc, Developer, Messaging Cloud Service

5-Oct-15

5 Days

      Mon-Fri

InClass and Remote

FR, Colombes.

PaaS to Extend SaaS - Java, Doc, Developer, Messaging Cloud Service

2-Nov-15

5 Days

      Mon-Fri

InClass and Remote

UK, TVP.

These workshops are available to selected Oracle Partners with a current OPN Gold Level or higher membership at No-Fee. A fully executed Oracle Cloud Services Training Addendum is required before attendance. If your company has not previously accepted this addendum, please click here to review and accept the terms and conditions. You should be authorized by your company to accept the legal addendum.

Prerequisites: This workshop requires attendees to provide their own laptop and smartphone or tablet. Audience is expected to know the following before attending the training:
- Knowledge of J2EE concepts such as WebServices, Web Applications
- Basic knowledge of the Java Programming language
- Basic knowledge of Oracle Sales Cloud functional objects, such as Opportunities, Customers, Custom Objects.

To register, please provide the following information to your local Oracle A&C channel manager: Workshop, Workshop date, InClass or Remote, Partner Company, Participant’s name, Participant’s Corporate Email Address, Resident Country, Participant’s Manager's Corporate Email Address. Participation instructions will be provided together with the confirmation email.  If you do not know your local contact, then please provide your registration request to the below contacts:

Benelux: charles.billar@oracle.com
ECE: adam.krynski@oracle.com
France: jean-jacques.panissie@oracle.com
Italy: monica.brambilla@oracle.com
MEA: ahmed.zaky@oracle.com
North (DE/CH, Nordic): corry.weick@oracle.com, alan.blakely@oracle.com
Spain/Portugal: anamaria.gallego@oracle.com
UK, Israel: kate.lynskey@oracle.com

PS. Check out 29 other free PaaS and SaaS Workshops for EMEA Partners from EMEA Partner Blog. There are Workshops for BICS, Financials, Procurement, PPM, HCM, Sales and Service Cloud.

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Thursday Jul 02, 2015

SOA Magazine V all about PaaS

clip_image002Welcome to the fifth edition of the SOA Magazine by SOA Community. This edition is focuses on Cloud Computing. More precisely, it highlights Platform as a Service (PaaS). Oracle is in process to launch three new PaaS Cloud Services: Process Cloud Service (PCS), Integration Cloud Service (ICS), and Java Cloud Service (JCS). JCS is the underlying foundation and enables you to build, deploy and run Java Applications. With ICS, partners and customers can build integrations between Applications. For example, an integration between Eloqua marketing and Salesforce CRM including an on-premises SAP system. PCS is the platform to build and execute BPMN process in the Cloud. Oracle’s key unique selling point is that the same software is available as on PaaS as on-premises. For example, you can start building your process in PCS export your application and run it on Oracle BPM Suite on-premises in a private Cloud. This enables customers to start and try a service in PaaS and, if required, move it to a data center of their choice.

The second major trend in IT besides Cloud Computing is Mobile. In this Magazine edition, Luca Jellema published an Tutorial to build a Flight application including mobile integration and application. This application is a great example for the complete Red Stack and we want to encourage your to make use of it! It includes all key components from the underlying WebLogic Server, SOA Suite and Service Bus for IT driven integration and BPM Suite for human based processes up to mobile integration with REST. With this application you will learn to utilize the stack and to gain productivity.

This quarterly newsletter is for both customers and partners who are active in the SOA space. The content includes articles for IT decision makers, architects and developers. The goal of the newsletter is to update you on the latest SOA technologies, market studies, trainings & certifications and conferences. We publish the newsletter in English and some articles will be in Portuguese especially for the Brazilian marketing, thanks to Ricardo Puttini and his team. Contribution is open for everybody! We want to publish your content! Like case studies, best practice, technical examples and solutions and conferences. Feel free to submit your content to Jürgen Kress.

Get the SOA Magazine V here & visit the SOA Community

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