Wednesday Jun 04, 2014

Top 10 solution documents for Weblogic Server J2EE Feb 2014 - May 2014

The following are the top 10 documents linked to SRs as solutions, for Weblogic Server J2EE issues, from Feb 2014 thru May 2014.

1163020.1 How to configure Filtering class loader in weblogic.xml   To configure the Filtering Class Loader to specify a certain package is loaded from an application, add a prefer-application-packages descriptor element.
The string "X-Powered-By: Servlet/2.4 JSP/2.0" is showing up in the servlet response header.
How to stop Weblogic from including servlet/JSP version details in the x-powered-by HTTP response header.
1490080.1 WebLogic Server in a Cluster Environment Throws NotSerializableException for CDI Applications at com.sun.jersey.server.impl.cdi.CDIExtension When running in clustered environment, server start-up is not clean when you have CDI applications deployed.
1268138.1 Sample TwoWay SSL implementation for JAX-WS Webservice!   In this sample provided the recipient checks for the initiator's public certificate. Note that the client certificate can be used for authentication.
1584779.1 Socket Leaks When Calling Web-Service Over SSL This is a known bug 16810786
1598617.1 Secure WebService call throwing CANNOT RESOLVE URL FOR PROTOCOL HTTP/HTTPS through web server(APACHE) plug-in.   
1056121.1 How to Timeout Weblogic Webservice Client   How to timeout a WebService client with and without using Stubs.
1568638.1 When packaging Jersey JAX-RS libraries into webapp throws NoSuchMethodError()  When attempting to include custom Jersey implementation libraries in to web application in a OSB domain.
1118264.1 WLS 10.3: Intermittent XA error: XAResource.XAER_RMERR In WebLogic 10.3, a CMP EJB sometimes throws the exception.  
1608951.1 How to get More Details About Error BEA-101215 Malformed Request. Request parsing failed Code: -1   Which was seen when accessing the application via loadbalancer?

Monday Apr 21, 2014

Top 10 solution documents for JDBC Jan 2014 thru Mar 2014

The following are the top 10 documents that are linked to SRs as solutions, for JDBC issues, from Jan 2014 thru Mar 2014.

401934.1 Starting With Oracle JDBC Drivers: This FAQ provides practical information when starting with Oracle JDBC drivers. A description of the Oracle JDBC drivers is provided so that you can choose which Oracle JDBC driver can be used with your Java application.
1361107.1 Troubleshooting ORA-3137 [12333] Errors Encountered When Using Oracle JDBC Driver: Oracle Customer Support has observed a large volume of issues reported by customers experiencing ORA-3137 [12333] and occasionally ORA-3137 [1010] errors when connecting to an Oracle RDBMS using the Oracle JDBC driver.  This document enumerates troubleshooting approaches that have proven successful.
566573.1 Fast Connection Failover (FCF) Test Client Using 11g JDBC Driver and 11g RAC Cluster  how-to demonstrates a simple java client that shows how to use and verify the Implicit Connection Cache with Fast Connection Failover (FCF) against an 11g RAC cluster.
1140473.1 JDBC Connection Hang  JDBC client is waiting for Database return result, but you can't see any session from Database in the V$Session view.
762286.1 End To End Examples of using SSL With Oracle's JDBC THIN Driver: The following how-to demonstrates, creating a self signed oracle wallet for the server and client, configuring the database to use TCPS with the server key, configuring an SQL client to connect to TCPS and create simple java clients that shows how to connect through to TCPS in several different examples.
467804.1 How To Determine The Exact JDBC Driver Version (9.x - 11.x) For Standalone Programs Retrieve diagnostic information about your JDBC/JDK environment that is especially useful for Support Analysts .Includes: database version, JDBC driver version, JDK version, PATH, BOOTSTRAP, list of jars in the JRE extensions directory, CLASSPATH and JDBC URL. (Standalone Programs)
467808.1 Standard JDBC diagnostics for Application Servers Retrieve diagnostic information about your JDBC/JDK environment used within a Java Enterprise container that is especially useful for Support Analysts. Includes: database version, JDBC driver version, JDK version, PATH, BOOTSTRAP, JRE Extensions directory, CLASSPATH and JDBC URL and debug flags information. ( Application Server specific)
944692.1 Master Note: Understanding the "OALL8 is in an Inconsistent State" Exception   "OALL8 is in an inconsistent state" - primarily in application server log files but also sometimes in the log file from a large standalone Java application. The exceptions were intermittent and could not be reproduced at will.
297490.1 Is Transparent Application Failover (TAF) Supported on the JDBC Thin Driver?  The Oracle JDBC thin driver does not support TAF. TAF is only supported by the JDBC OCI driver.  Transparent Application Failover (TAF) is a feature of the Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) Oracle Call Interface (OCI) driver.
334471.1 Understanding Transparent Application Failover (TAF) and Fast Connection Failover (FCF)   This note is intended to give explanation on two RAC concepts, Transparent Application Failover (TAF) and Fast Connection Failover (FCF).

Friday Apr 04, 2014

Free Learning Sessions on Oracle Fusion Middleware

Free Learning Sessions on Oracle Fusion Middleware

Each session runs 2 hours and will provide an in-depth look into each topic. There will be demos, a question and answer session as well as a brief overview of next steps for those who require more detailed training.

Start in the Middle with Oracle Fusion Middleware

Do you really understand what Oracle’s Fusion Middleware entails and what it can do? Expert trainer and consultant, Martin Schlichenmayer clears the fog surrounding the power of Oracle’s Fusion Middleware.


  • Oracle’s Fusion Middleware history
  • the center of it all – the Application Server
  • more about the central role of WebLogic Application Server
  • what differentiates SOA Suite from BPM Suite and where both interact with Webcenter and ADF.
  • the role of the Enterprise Service Bus and the Services Registry / Repository
  • the difference between Business Activity Monitoring and Business Intelligence
Choose the session most convenient for you:

Date          Time                         More details and registration
April 24    13:00 – 15:00 CET    Link
May 8       13:00 – 15:00 CET    Link
May 15     13:00 – 15:00 CET    Link

For more information and assistance please contact your local Oracle University Service Desk

Monday Mar 17, 2014

Oracle ADF Mobile Patch 6 Released

In the world of mobile you need to be moving fast, and the ADF Mobile team has been busy doing just this.

Less than 2 months after our last patch release - that added the new look and feels for your ADF Mobile apps - we are happy to announce another new release - patch 6.

Click here for more information  Oracle ADF Mobile Patch 6 Released - Speeding Up Android Apps

To develop with Oracle ADF Mobile you'll need to download:

  • Oracle JDeveloper - Studio Edition
  • Oracle ADF Mobile Extension for Oracle JDeveloper
    Use the "Help->Check for Update" option from within JDeveloper to download the extension.
    Alternatively download the Extension Zip file and point the "Help->Check for Update" to the local copy of the zip file.

Further setup instructions for your environment are in the ADF Mobile Setup Tutorial

For previous versions of Oracle ADF Mobile see here.

Thursday Feb 20, 2014

Top 10 solution documents for OWSM and OAG/OEG

The following are the top 10 documents that are linked to SRs as solutions, for  Oracle Web Services Manager (OWSM) and Oracle API Gateway (OAG/OEG ) , during the last quarter.

1481062.1 Enterprise Manager Cannot Invoke WS Policy Manager When Managed Servers SSL Port Is Enabled  According to the documentation
which mentioned that by default the OWSM auto look up feature tries to connect over SSL.
1548712.1 The issue is caused by the absence of a prerequisite patch.
1586714.1 OAG EM Grid Control Plug-in Not Collecting Data When Using Https  
This is a limitation of the plugin, which is to be addressed in a future release.  Enhancement 1675548 has been filed, but to this point, no indication has been given as to what version will include this functionality.
1540873.1 Poor Performance When Using OWSM Without Message Encryption The message body is parsed first by OWSM; and then later again by the Web Services stack; both are parsing each individual element in the message body.
1569900.1 Misconfigured Policy Accessor URL in config/fmwconfig/policy-accessor-config.xml or Any Inconsistent SSL configuration in the Weblogic Domain can break OWSM.
1574074.1 Security Violation: User: 'OracleSystemUser' has insufficient permission to access EJB wsm-pmserver-wls.jar  The message "'OracleSystemUser' has insufficient permission to access wsm-pmserver-wls.jar" can have the following root causes:  The OracleSystemUser does not exist in the environment, or does not have correct group membership, The role used by OWSM for policy access was changed, and that change was not carried out correctly,  A domain wide administration port was configured, and the OracleSystemUser does not have admin rights for that
1587522.1 Error Message "Attempted to remove a WLSExeucutionContext from the current WorkContextMap" When Using OWSM   The problem shows up when a new context is created during the execution of a Web Service request.
1535635.1 This document is intended to provide just a sample on how to make a setup and implementing a BPEL Compisite to call a web service in a different domain.
1572265.1 Error Appears In Gateway Log Caused From Tcp Probes The messages are caused by TCP probes. These TCP probes can come from a hardware load balancer. The TCP probes can also come from software TCP probes.

Monday Feb 10, 2014

New My Oracle Support Community (MOSC) Platform

The My Oracle Support Community (MOSC) recently migrated to a new platform with a completely new look and feel and navigation.

There is a series of 5 short videos to help learn the basic features and get you started.  Please see My Oracle Support Community - New Platform Overview to start out with the first video.  Once done with that video, click on the [ Watch the Next in this series ] at the bottom left and it will automatically take you to the next video in the series.  Each video page has the [ Watch the Next in this series ] link to advance to the next video.

Although it is preferable to watch the videos in sequence, you can also individually select which videos you want to watch.  For reference, here are the individual links to the five videos in the series:

Monday Dec 30, 2013

Top 10 solution documents for Weblogic Server J2EE

The following are the top 10 documents that are linked to SRs as solutions, for  Weblogic Server J2EE issues, during the last quarter.

1118264.1 WLS 10.3: Intermittent XA error:XAResource.XAER_RMERR  WebLogic server keeps track of the usage of XA resources.  If none of the outstanding requests to the resource was replied in the last maxXACallMillis ms, the resource is declared unhealthy.  In this state, XAER_RMFAIL is returned to all requests to the resource without actually making the call to the resource.
The string "X-Powered-By: Servlet/2.4 JSP/2.0" is showing up in the servlet response header.
How to stop Weblogic from including servlet/JSP version details in the x-powered-by HTTP response header.
1059713.1 The value for 'DISTRIBUTED_LOCK_TIMEOUT' on Oracle Database is set lower than the JTA timeout on WLS. If timeout setting is not tuned properly on the database then 'XAER_NOTA' is seen in the logs.
1558104.1 How To Redirect HTTP Error Responses To Customize Page  The note provides a sample to redirect HTTP status code to customized page.  Also a few tests with expected output. 
1063607.1 Sample on how to access WEBAPP & EJB deployed as shared libraries from an EAR file.  Trying to access an WEBAPP and EJB as library from an EAR fileWebAPP-1(Deployed as Ear ) -----> WebAPP-2((Deployed as Shared library) -----> EJB((Deployed as Shared library).
This sample guides on how to invoke webapp and EJB which are deployed as libraries from a separate EAR file.
1575676.1 Get application root path correctly on environment that deploy application both with war and directory  If deployment mode is nostage, we can deploy web application with war format, when deploy web application with war format, WebLogic copy files in the war to temp directory(_WL_user), and load all files from the temp directory, when deploy web application with directory mode, WebLogic just copy a part of files to temp directory, and many files such as jsp, servlet and config files do not copy to temp directory, and WebLogic load files from the application directory
1557187.1 Loading Order of Sibling Jar Files in WebLogic  A Web application contains two  libraries (lib1.jar and lib2.jar) in WEB-INF\lib. Same Java classes and resources files  exist in both libraries. The question is to know which library will be loaded when loading these classes or resources files.
1505375.1 WLS12.1.1: NullPointerException in Glassfish JAXB V2.2.4   Following document to specify the Glassfish RI implementation of JAXB 2.2, modules/databinding.override_1.0.0.0.jar has been added to the front of their server CLASSPATHs.  However, upon redeployment of their web service applications, error is received, which matches the problem described in this thread:
974419.1 ServletContainerAdapter Manager Not Initialized Correctly When Using Log4j   When log4j config file is added to Weblogic classpath with the default file name log4j.xml, the below error is noticed in the log file: [org.apache.beehive.netui.pageflow.internal.AdapterManager] [[ACTIVE] ExecuteThread: '3' for queue: 'weblogic.kernel.Default (self-tuning)'] [ERROR] [ServletContainerAdapter manager not initialized correctly.]

Wednesday Oct 09, 2013

Oracle Day 2013

Did you miss Oracle OpenWorld? Then this might be just the event for you!

Oracle Day is a global event series that will be held in 75 cities worldwide. Events begin in mid-October 2013 and run through January 2014. These events are cross-stack, covering Oracle technology, applications, and hardware. This year our theme is “Innovation in Practice,” and attendees will hear engaging stories of companies who are driving innovation with Oracle’s help.

Oracle Day provides an opportunity for our customers to get a one-day, high-level overview of everything Oracle offers across the complete stack. It communicates Oracle’s high-level value proposition of driving innovation through simplified IT. It’s also a good opportunity for those who were unable to attend Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2013 to hear about the latest Oracle announcements firsthand.

Check out the schedule, then register here.

Monday Oct 07, 2013

How Can I Learn About all of this New Technology?

Taken all of the Oracle courses offered on a subject?
Need to refresh your memory on usage of a feature?
Want to learn about a particular piece of new technology, directly from the developers and designers that build the product?
Is there some way to get the information or a refresher at the time you need to use it?

Welcome to the Oracle Learning Library (OLL) portal. The OLL provides a set of videos and tutorials on topics that are designed to give you insight into technologies. These are topics that customers have asked about, that could use a clearer and more detailed explanation. You can navigate to the OLL via the Oracle Jdeveloper & ADF 11g Information Center Note 1344952.2.

The Oracle Learning Library Products search Page, screen shot below, has Selected Fusion Middleware as the Product Family, and JDeveloper (which includes ADF) as the Product.

As the sample above shows, you can pick from many different tutorials or videos for the JDeveloper/ADF product. You can search OLL by product family, product, sub product, release, tags or content type.  The tags are keywords or phrases that have been associated with the title. The run time for each title is listed to let you know just how much time to allocate to the training. Some of the products covered for Fusion Middleware are: Weblogic Server, Identity & Access Management, Hyperion, Webcenter,  Java, and of course, JDeveloper/ADF.

Free training downloads available:

  1. OLL Facebook page (announcing recent new content here)
  2. OLL site (you can subscribe to RSS feed from the site, will keep you up-to-date on all new content)

Check out the Learning Library today, to update your knowledge for the Oracle Java Development products your using. It’s FREE!

Thursday Sep 26, 2013

Read the newly updated Fusion Middleware Lifetime Support Policy Document

The newly updated Fusion Middleware Lifetime Support Policy Document is now available.  This is Oracle's official way of communicating product end-of-life plans.[Read More]

Monday Sep 16, 2013

FMW Newsletter Sep 2013

The latest FMW newsletter has been published, 

Oracle Fusion Middleware Support News : Current Edition - Volume 9 : September 2013 (Doc ID 1347075.1)


[Read More]

Tuesday Sep 10, 2013

Oracle OpenWorld 13: Learn. Connect. Explore with Oracle Support and Services

Oracle Services will be front and center when Oracle OpenWorld kicks off. More than 500 experts from across Services will be on hand September 22-26 to share best practices for adopting and optimizing Oracle technology.

Learn. Connect. Explore with Oracle Support and Services

    • 40+ sessions that highlight the depth and breadth of Oracle’s Services portfolio and showcase customer successes:
      • New Business Transformation Conference Sessions presented by Oracle Consulting Thought Leaders
      • Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services Conference Sessions
      • Oracle Consulting Conference Sessions
      • Oracle Premier Support Conference Sessions
      • Oracle University Conference Sessions
    • A Support Stars Bar
    • Hands-on demos of powerful new support tools
    • Networking events including the popular My Oracle Support Meet Up on Monday, September 23
    • Learn best practices for maintaining Oracle Fusion Middleware
    • how to utilize Oracle Fusion Middleware products in a private cloud environment, tips for running Oracle Fusion Middleware in critical environments
    • and more .....

Check out the Services and Support Oracle OpenWorld website to discover how you can take advantage of all Oracle OpenWorld has to offer!

We hope to see you in San Francisco later this month!

Thursday Aug 22, 2013

Answer Support's Questions Before They Ask!

For many JDeveloper Service Requests(SR) Support needs to know something about your JDeveloper configuration and setup.  A SR that needs a one off  patch  will need the patch history to allow the Engineer to make sure the new patch will work with the existing patches. If  the application is getting an error message a log of the Weblogic Server will be needed.  A Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) run can supply this information plus more.[Read More]

Friday Aug 09, 2013

FMW Support Newsletter

Distributing news has come a long way, from handcarved stone or metal "Acta Diurna" during the Roman Empire (1st century), to handwritten Kaiyuan Za Bao ("Bulletin of the Court") on silk in China during the T'ang Dynasty (8th century), to paper in Europe in the 16th century.

Not that long ago, you sent the dog outside, and he returned with a slobbery newspaper.

Where do you get your news today? If you're like most people, you might watch TV or check several websites each day for political news, recent disasters, tech news.

We try to stay out of politics. We certainly hope you won't have any disasters with Oracle products (!), and to help prevent this we publish technology news quarterly to give you the latest information from Oracle Fusion Middleware Support.

You may have received an eBlast with a link to it, or you can check out the latest edition here:

Oracle Fusion Middleware Support News : Current Edition - Volume 8 : June 2013 [Doc ID 1347075.1]

In our Newsletter, you'll find short articles about latest patchsets; links to new trainings or Knowledge articles, such as Information Centers; links to Oracle social media sites, support policies, webcasts, and MOS Communities.

It's not likely to reach your hands with dog slobber on it, and we hope that you find it readable and informative.

Post a Comment if you have a topic you'd like us to talk about in the next issue!

And please pat the dog for us; We mean him no offense :)


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