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Oracle SOA Suite on Kubernetes by Michel Schildmeijer

Juergen Kress
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In the previous posts I wrote about how to transform a traditional application server such as WebLogic into a containerized platform, based on Docker containers managed by a Kubernetes Cluster. The basics are that there hasn't been any effort yet in looking how a huge and complex environment such as Oracle SOA Suite could fit into a container based strategy, but it's more or less lift and shift the current platform to run as Kubernetes managed containers.

There are ways to run a product such as Oracle SOA Suite in Kubernetes, here's the way I did this.

Oracle SOA Suite on OKE

Other that the standard PaaS service Oracle provides, the SOA Cloud service, this implementation I did is based on IaaS, on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, where I configured this Kubernetes Cluster as I described in previous posts. However this also can be done on an on premises infrastructure.


The following parts are involved to set up a SOA Suite domain based on the version

  • Docker Engine
  • Kubernetes base setup
  • Oracle Database Image
  • Oracle SOA Suite docker image ( either self build or from Oracle Container Registry
  • Github
  • A lot of patience

Set up the SOA Suite repository

A SOA Suite installation requires a repository which can be Oracle or some other flavours, to dehydrate SOA instance data and store metadata from composite deployments. I used a separate namespace to setup a database in Kubernetes. The database I created uses the image container-registry.oracle.com/database/enterprise:, so I used the database yaml I obtained, where I had to add an ephemeral storage because after the first time of deploy I got this message in Kubernetes about exhausted ephemeral storage, so I solved it with this. Read the complete article here.

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