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  • October 19, 2020

Announcing Oracle SOA Suite on Containers & Kubernetes for Production Workloads

Ravi Pinto
Director, Product Management, Oracle Integration & Digital Assistant

The Oracle SOA Suite Team is thrilled to announce the general availability of Oracle SOA Suite on Containers and Kubernetes for Production environments. This is a culmination of a tremendous effort backed by customer feedback in the early access phase.


As part of the first release version 20.3.3, we are making available the following:

  • Container images for Oracle SOA Suite including Oracle Service Bus on MOS patch 31966923 (Production) and container-registry.oracle.com (Dev & Test)
  • Sample scripts on Github
  • Documentation related to the following
    • Installation and configuration of a new SOA Instance.
    • Monitoring and management of the instance, configuration of Load Balancers, SSL Certificates etc.
    • Patching and upgrading the instance.
    • Steps on configuring a development environment to work with the instance.

Initial release certifies the domain types of following components

  • Oracle SOA
  • Oracle Service Bus
  • Oracle Enterprise Scheduler

Additional component certification is on the roadmap


With growing adoption of Container and Kubernetes in Datacenters, this effort targets

  • Supporting Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Service Bus containers in Production environments
  • Enable Datacenter consolidation/modernization efforts
  • Enable SOA Suite's co-existence with cloud native applications
  • Container based On-Premise deployments


Following are the salient features of this release

  • Oracle SOA Suite based Container images
  • WebLogic Kubernetes Operator 3.0.1 for deployment on Kubernetes cluster
  • Certification on the following:
    • Oracle Linux 7 (UL6+) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (UL3+)*
    • Kubernetes 1.14.8+, 1.15.7+, 1.16.0+, 1.17.0+, and 1.18.0+
    • Docker 18.09.1ce+, 19.03.1+ or CRI-O 1.14.7
    • Flannel networking v0.9.1-amd64 or later
    • Helm 3.1.3+
    • Oracle Database 12c or above for RCU
  • Publish WebLogic operator logs and WebLogic Server logs to Elasticsearch and interact with them in Kibana
  • Support for monitoring the Oracle SOA Suite instance using Prometheus and Grafana
  • Ability to scale Oracle SOA Suite domains by starting and stopping Managed Servers on demand, or by integrating with a REST API
  • Multiple load balancers supported like Traefik, Voyager, Apache and NGINX
  • Patching framework leveraging Oracle WebLogic Image Tool

Additional information is available here – Supported Virtualization and Partitioning Technologies for Oracle Fusion Middleware

* Standalone Kubernetes support only.

As part of the release, we are making deployment scripts and supporting files available on GitHub. They can be accessed from here –


We continue soliciting customer feedback. Please provide feedback using Slack Channel: Host - oracle-weblogic.slack.com; Channel - #soa-k8s

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