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What's stopping you from upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c?

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Session Abstract: New adapters for cloud, SAP and more, Managed File Transfer, Enterprise Scheduling Service, enhanced mobile support as well as increased developer productivity. A lot of great features in Oracle SOA Suite 12c but you are still not 100% convinced? Join us and get insights from our 11g to 12c case studies that we collected in real life projects for different customers. Based on certain best practices and tips we will explain why and how we moved to a highly scalable and innovative SOA platform. Learn how to leverage from a complete product stack. The session will give you an excellent overview to choose the right migration approach for your project and a kick-start to build your Oracle middleware solutions.

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What's stopping you from upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c?

  1. 1. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 1What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Birmingham, 08/12/2015 What's stopping you from upgrading Danilo Schmiedel Solution Architect | Oracle ACE Director OPITZ CONSULTING Deutschland GmbH to Oracle SOA Suite 12c?
  2. 2. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 2What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? About OPITZ CONSULTING  Oracle Platinum Partner, founded in 1990, located in Germany and Poland  Business IT Alignment, BPM, SOA and system integration, Application development, IT Infrastructure Management  2 Oracle ACE Directors and 2 Oracle ACEs  Recognized as one of the leading Oracle Fusion Middleware Partners  Specialized in SOA, BPM, ADF & Application Grid, Exadata, Business Intelligence Foundation, Oracle Database, Oracle Enterprise Linux, Real Application Cluster, Oracle VM, Data Warehousing, DB11g Performance Tuning  2015 & 2014: Oracle BPM Partner Community Award  2010: Oracle Fusion Middleware Award  2008 – 2010: Oracle EMEA SOA Community Award
  3. 3. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 3What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Agenda 1. SOA / BPM Evolution 2. Reasons for Upgrading to 12c 3. Upgrade Strategies 4. Results 5. Upgrade to 12.2.1
  4. 4. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 4What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? 1 SOA / BPM Evolution
  5. 5. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 5What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Important Milestones for SOA / BPM
  6. 6. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 6What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? From 10g to 11g - Why not just an „upgrade“?  Product foundation changed to Weblogic Server  Introduction of Service Component Architecture (SCA)  Oracle Service Bus & Mediator instead of OESB
  7. 7. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 7What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? From 11g to 12c - Evolution instead of revolution  No fundamental changes in the underlying platform  Same architecture (SCA) and same container  Evolution of existing products & components
  8. 8. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 8What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? 2 Reasons for Upgrading to 12c
  9. 9. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 9What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Top3 Benefits | 1. Error Hospital  Ability to aggregate instances based on various criteria  Bulk recovery and bulk abort on aggregated instance  Extensive filter and search panel similar to instance tracking
  10. 10. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 10What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Top3 Benefits | 2. Business Activity Monitoring
  11. 11. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 11What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Top3 Benefits | 2. Business Activity Monitoring Drill-Down
  12. 12. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 12What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Top3 Benefits | 3. Sensor Actions (already available in 11g but great in combination with BAM)
  13. 13. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 13What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Top3 Benefits | 3. Sensor Actions (already available in 11g but great in combination with BAM)
  14. 14. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 14What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Additional Benefits of SOA 12c  Developer Productivity  One IDE for SOA and OSB  Pipeline Templates  Activity Templates  Embedded SOA Suite in JDeveloper  REST / JSON Support  Free choice between XSLT / XQuery  Maven Support  Integrated Testsuites  Share artifacts within and across applications (MDS)  12.2.1 is based on Java 8
  15. 15. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 15What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? 3 Upgrade Strategies
  16. 16. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 16What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Upgrade Strategies
  17. 17. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 17What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? SOA / BPM 11g to 12c | Overview
  18. 18. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 18What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? 3.1 Pre-Upgrade Steps
  19. 19. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 19What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Side-by-Side Upgrade (Migration)  New installation of schemas and domains  New deployment & configuration of the existing 11g projects  Suitable in stateless & short- running scenarios  Adequate if the targeted sytem architecture should be diferent than with 11g or if the current topology is not supported In-Place Upgrade  Schemas and domain directory upgrades are performed "in place" (updates existing 11g files)  Oracle Home binaries are upgraded "out of place" (binaries are installed in a new directory)  No need to redeploy composites after upgrade  Long running instances resume after upgrade Defining an upgrade strategy
  20. 20. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 20What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Performing pre-upgrade tasks (in general)  Execute a complete backup of your 11g environment  Apply recommended database parameters  Save copies of customized start scripts, configuration files, policies  Is your database supported?  Infrastructure Database must be a supported Oracle 11g or 12c Database  Is your operating system supported?  Upgrading from a 32-Bit to a 64-Bit Operating System  Is your JVM supported?  64 Bit JVM  More details: Upgrade Planning Guide and Interoperability and Compatibility Guide
  21. 21. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 21What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Pre-upgrade tasks for the in-place approach  Do you regulary clean your SOA Repository?  Purge unused instance data (upgrade will upgrade all open instances)  Can your version of SOA be upgraded?  Starting points are: 11.1.1.6 (PS5) or 11.1.1.7 (PS6)  Is your topology supported?  11g and 12c Oracle_Homes located on same host but in different directories  Domain is not integrated with non-12c products (OSR, OER, WebCenter)  OPSS to use DB or LDAP based policy store (note that Audit Store does not support re-association through EM)  SOA/BPM is running on WebLogic Server
  22. 22. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 22What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Installing 12c software  Install 12c FMW Infrastucture Distributions  Install 12c SOA Suite  Install other components as needed  New and Deprecated Terminology  MW_HOME (11g) => ORACLE_HOME (12c)  PRODUCT_ORACLE_HOME => PRODUCT_DIR  Oracle Fusion Middleware farm (used in 11g to refer to a container for a WLS domain) => term is eliminated in 12c
  23. 23. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 23What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? 3.2 In-Place Upgrade Steps
  24. 24. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 24What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? In-Place Upgrade Steps 1. Create DB schemas for 12c via RCU 2. Execute Upgrade Assistant to upgrade 11g Database Schemas 3. Reconfigure the 11g domain using Reconfiguration Wizard 4. Execute the Upgrade Assistant to upgrade SOA Suite 11g
  25. 25. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 25What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? 3.3 Post-Upgrade Steps
  26. 26. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 26What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Post-Upgrade Steps  Verify file permissions  Re-apply customizations to scripts and configuration files  setDomainEnv script (e.g. JVM memory settings, Truststore, etc.)  config.xml  Start Servers  Admin Server  Node Managers  Managed Servers  Other components…  Testing
  27. 27. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 27What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? 4 Upgrade Results
  28. 28. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 28What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? 4.1 In-Place Upgrade Results
  29. 29. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 29What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Small Installation - Components in use  As part of the 10g to 11g migration we already replaced all long- running processes with scheduled short-running processes  All processes are implemented in BPEL 1.1 / BPEL 2.0 (no SB / OER / BAM)  Usage of: Component Properties, DB Adapter, XSLT, Calls to external Web Services, Fault Management Framework, Business Rules, DVMs, File Adapter, FTP Adapter, EDN  Environment with one Admin Server and one Managed Server SOA (configured as a cluster for scalability reasons)
  30. 30. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 30What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Small Installation – Composite Tests  Testcases successfully completed and without any manual rework  Database Adapter for stored procedure calls performed well
  31. 31. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 31What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Upgrade Results | Configuration Changes  Successfully transferred the following config changes  JTA Transaction Timeout  Transaction Timeout of BPELDeliveryBean  SyncMaxWaitTime
  32. 32. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 32What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Upgrade Results | Composite Availability  EM shows list of composites with start-up issues  Extended deployment pre-validations  e.g. wrong File Adapter configuration  Start-Up issues we identified:  Composites with EDN  Embedded Java with non- supported API calls
  33. 33. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 33What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Upgrade Results | Auto Purge  Purging of instance data is an important part of SOA Suite maintenance  It can now be scheduled through the enterprise manager  Auto Purge is enabled by default (only) for new installations; for upgrades it is not enabled by default
  34. 34. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 34What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Upgrade Results | EDN Composites  Error with EDN Composites: “… Unable to create Topic producer due to JMSException …“  Usually EDN 12c comes with a set of JMS administered objects for WebLogic JMS type  JMS topic JNDI: "jms/fabric/EDNTopic“  JMS Adapter with a set of 4 connection factories Patches / Workarounds  If the EDN topic does not happen to be provisioned, automatically after upgrade, you can manually provision it (fixed in 12.2.1)
  35. 35. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 35What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Upgrade Results | setCompositeInstanceTitle  In 12c the EM no longer displays what setComposite- InstanceTitle sets Patches / Workarounds  EM 12c displays the newly added Flow Instance Title which is set using the setFlowInstanceTitle(...) method (logged in 18310693)
  36. 36. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 36What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Upgrade Results | Server Start  SOA Server started only in ADMIN mode  Clean-up of the server-cache directory helped to solve the problem  Solution was already documented under Doc ID: 1330224.1  Additionally check that the setDomainEnv.sh changes from the previous environment were reapplied to the 12c domain. Compare the setDomainEnv file from 11g to the new 12c setDomainEnv file and then add any custom changes after the upgrade.
  37. 37. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 37What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Upgrade Results | Composites in EM Composite Definition in EM not available (not critical – new feature)
  38. 38. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 38What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Upgrade Results | Composites in EM Composite Definition in EM not available (not critical – new feature)
  39. 39. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 39What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? 4.2 Installation / Enterprise Deployment Guide
  40. 40. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 40What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Installation / Setup Topics  Whole Server Migration  Set CrashRecoveryEnabled=TRUE in nodemanager.properties  EDG: ignore the comments in WLS EDG and follow the SOA EDG (differences in pack / unpack vs. nmenroll and nodemanager.properties)  EDG: the interface/netmask syntax is being deprecated but still can be used  .out files of soa_servers show “Stopping Derby server... Derby server stopped.”  You can work it around by setting DERBY_FLAG=false in setDomainEnv.sh  Method 'getMiddlewareHome' cannot be invoked without administrator access.  Apply Patch 18559995
  41. 41. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 41What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? 4.3 Design Time
  42. 42. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 42What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Design Time | MDS Import First  Import MDS artifacts into Design Time MDS first, then open the project  Check library dependencies  Check and modify settings in adf-config.xml (if needed)
  43. 43. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 43What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Design Time | Ant Scripts  oracle.home variable set differently in 12c then in 11g. This caused problems using AntScripts and MDS  Logged under 21190183 Patches / Workarounds  Fixed in version 12.2.2
  44. 44. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 44What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Design Time | Opening 11g project in JDev 12c  Migration Assistent starts to migrate the project
  45. 45. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 45What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Design Time | Project Structure  Project folder structure has slightly changed  *.componentType files have been removed (content is now part of composite.xml)
  46. 46. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 46What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Design Time | Migrating large Composites “Composite fails to migrate in JDev 12c with: java.lang.RuntimeException: SOA component <process_name> does not have a <componentType> element.” Patches / Workarounds  Fixed in version 12.1.3.0.1 (Doc ID 2021736.1)
  47. 47. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 47What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Design Time | Namespaces of Ext. Functions „The XPath expression failed to execute; the reason was: javax.xml.transform.TransformerException … XML-22015: (Error) Function 'http://schemas.oracle.com/xpath/extension:node-set‘ not found” Patches / Workarounds  Replace prefix “ora” with “oraxslt”  11g => xmlns:ora=“http://schemas.oracle.com/xpath/extension“  12c => xmlns:oraxslt=“http://www.oracle.com/XSL/Transform/java“
  48. 48. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 48What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Business Activity Monitoring  Has been completely re-implemented in 12c  Consumed a lot of CPU and Memory under 12.1.3.0.1 Patches / Workarounds  Either run BAM on 12.1.3 BP1 with all mandatory patches installed  Mandatory Patches to Install on BAM 12c (Doc ID 1682371.1)  BUT: those mandatory patches are not available for BP2+  Or run BAM on 12.2.1 (recommended)
  49. 49. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 49What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? 5 Upgrade to 12.2.1
  50. 50. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 50What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Oracle SOA / BPM Suite 12.2.1  The following schemas will be updated  UMS, OPSS, WLS, MDS, ESS, STB, IAU, IAU_APPEND, IAU_VIEWER, SOAINFRA Pre-Upgrade Steps  Create a Backup  Install JDK 8  Install Weblogic 12.2.1  Install SOA / OSB / BPM 12.2.1  Purge previous installation  SOAINFRA and IAS_TEMP need a minimum of 1GB free space  Shutdown all managed server
  51. 51. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 51What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Oracle SOA / BPM Suite 12.2.1  Run Check-Script (AdminServer online)  cd /oracle/products/fmw1221/oracle_common/upgrade/bin ./ua –readiness  Upgrade  Database Schemas  Domain Configuration  Adjust startup scripts and setDomainEnv.sh
  52. 52. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 52What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Oracle SOA / BPM Suite 12.2.1
  53. 53. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 53What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Conclusion  The collection of challenges shown on the previous slides  summarizes our experience from various upgrade projects (based on 12.1.3)  we found patches / workarounds for each of the issues  most of the things we found are fixed in 12.2.1  Pre-upgrade steps are the key point of success  Documentation about changed config parameters as well as a proper testing concept are important  Blogpost: Best Practices for SOA 11g to 12c Upgrade https://blogs.oracle.com/SOA/entry/best_practices_for_soa_11g  Documentation: http://docs.oracle.com/middleware/1213/cross/upgradetasks.htm  Video: http://docs.oracle.com/middleware/1213/cross/upgrade_videos.htm
  54. 54. © OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH 2015 Slide 54What's Stopping You from Upgrading to Oracle SOA Suite 12c? Contact Danilo Schmiedel Solution Architect OPITZ CONSULTING Deutschland GmbH Tempelhofer Weg 64, 12347 Berlin, Germany Phone: +49 173 7279001 Mail: danilo.schmiedel@opitz-consulting.com Twitter: @dschmied Blog: http://inside-bpm-and-soa.blogspot.com

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