Keeping Current

Getting Latest Version of SOA Suite

I keep a VM image with snapshots of various clean installs of SOA Suite.  When a new patch set or point release comes out I then apply it to the original vanilla install.  This keeps me with nice clean SOA Suite installs.  I thought people might be interested in what is the current latest software release level and how to get it / install it.

Current SOA Suite release level is SOA Suite 10.1.3.4 and there is a patchset available known as MLR#1.  Don’t confuse MLR#1 with earlier patchsets for 10.1.3.3 which got up into the teens.

SOA Suite 10.1.3.4 is installed as a patch to 10.1.3.1 except in the case of BAM where it is a patch to 10.1.3.3.  Note that the patch can also be applied to pretty much any patched versions of SOA Suite such as 10.1.3.3 MLR #10

Installing SOA Suite 10.1.3.4 MLR#1

To get a vanilla install of 10.1.3.4 MLR#1 we do the following:

  1. Download SOA Suite 10.1.3.1 from OTN.  It is CD1 for your platform (Windows and Linux links).
  2. Unzip/extract SOA Suite and install by running installer.  Note that if you are either not on Windows or wish to use an existing database then you need to have an existing database installed and ready to go.
  3. Verify install worked by bringing up BPEL console, ESB console, App Server Console, etc.
  4. Download SOA Suite 10.1.3.4 patch from OTN.  It is labeled 10.1.3.4 patch for your platform (Windows and Linux links).
  5. Unzip and install by running installer.  Run database upgrade scripts as instructed.
  6. Verify update worked by bringing up BPEL console, ESB console, App Server Console, etc.
  7. Download MLR#1 patch from MetaLink.  This can only be done if you have a MetaLink account for SOA Suite.  If you are evaluating the software then you should be fine without MLR#1.  MLR#1 is patch number 7375086 and is a generic patch but is tagged as a Linux patch because MetaLink doesn’t have a generic platform.  The patch itself is valid on all 10.1.3.4 platforms, not just Linux.  Check the readme for install instructions.
  8. Unzip and apply the patch.
  9. Verify update worked by bringing up BPEL console, ESB console, App Server Console, etc.

Congratulations, you are now the proud owner of a SOA Suite 10.1.3.4 MLR#1 installation.

Installing BAM 10.1.3.4

To get a vanilla install of 10.1.3.4 BAM we do the following:

  1. Download BAM 10.1.3.3 from OTN.  It is CD1 and is only available for Windows.
  2. Unzip/extract BAM and install by running installer.  Note that if you will need an existing database.
  3. Verify install worked by bringing up BAM console.
  4. Download BAM 10.1.3.4 patch from OTN.  It is labeled 10.1.3.4 patch for Windows and is the same as the 10.1.3.4 SOA Suite patch so you can use the one yopu downloaded in step 4 in the previous section.
  5. Unzip and install by running installer.  Run database upgrade scripts as instructed.
  6. Verify update worked by bringing up BAM console.

There is currently no MLR patch for BAM 10.1.3.4.

Checking Versions

You can verify that you have the latest version of SOA Suite by going to the home page and you should see the version number as “Welcome to Oracle SOA Suite (10.1.3.4.0)” – note that patch levels are not shown here and must be interrogated by using “opatch lsInventory”.

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To check what version of BAM you are running log onto any of the BAM tools, Active Viewer for example, and select the About box.  This will show the release as 10.1.3.3.0 but will have 10.1.3.4.0 mentioned in the Updates section.

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Musings on Fusion Middleware and SOA Picture of Antony Antony works with customers across the US and Canada in implementing SOA and other Fusion Middleware solutions. Antony is the co-author of the SOA Suite 11g Developers Cookbook, the SOA Suite 11g Developers Guide and the SOA Suite Developers Guide.

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