By Juergenkress-Oracle on Jun 05, 2014
Last week was a big day in virtualised ODA-land as it saw the launch of WebLogic on ODA 2.9. Admittedly it doesn't sound like a very exciting release but it is one that we at O-box have been looking forward to for quite some time.
Let me explain why, then we'll look into the details...
ODA X4-2 has 48 Intel Xeon cores. That is a lot of compute power.
Whilst the largest O-box SOA Appliance single environment configuration
can in theory use all those cores (currently with 40 vCPU of SOA!) the
vast majority of O-box users will want smaller configurations. Prior to
2.9 the Oracle WebLogic implementation only supported one domain per
ODA, so the conundrum O-box development faced last year was either:
offer customers only one SOA environment on their O-box for now (but
have the benefit of a standard, easily supportable WebLogic
installation), or build our own WebLogic/OTD OVM templates from scratch.
of our driving goals with O-box is to give the best possible experience
and make the appliance as supportable as possible. Therefore we took
the gamble that we would stick with the Oracle's one-domain WebLogic
configuration initially, and just hope that it would deliver
multi-domain support for us in a timely manner (note: this is probably
not a strategy that business textbooks would recommend!).
we've been working closely with Oracle Product Management for a few
months now and I'm delighted to see 2.9 as the fruits of their labour.
This also neatly ties in with several recent requests for O-box to
include OSB as well as SOA/BPEL (which we have always wanted to have in
separate domains). The diagram below is the neatest way to summarise
what the new 2.9 release will allow us to deliver, i.e. previously only
one 3D box was possible: Read the complete article here.
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