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 126.96.36.199 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 188.8.131.52 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