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Oracle Service Bus – Lesson 3Name – Rakesh GujjarlapudiEmail Address – email@example.comProvisioning OSB Domains and Customizing Deployments
IntroductionOSB production domains are often provisioned automatically. Creating an OSB domain from scratch is notdifficult. If creating a domain for the first time, one normally will leverage the out of the box ConfigurationWizard. If creating many domains, one normally wants to automate OSB domain provisioning is by using WLSTscripts. In fact the Configuration Wizard uses WLST scripts to build domains. This creates a repeatable processand minimizes errors and risk.In this lab you will create a single node OSB production domain ‘from scratch’ using a simple WLST script. Scriptsare also available as samples to create OSB cluster vis WLST scripts.In addition to creating the domains themselves, OSB applications are also often deployed automatically intoother domains using scripts. For example, when moving an OSB application from Integration Test to Staging, onewill want to script these steps to minimize any manual steps. Again, this creates a repeatable process andminimizes errors and risk. We call this capability “lights-out to Production”In this lesson we will manually provision an OSB solution from a Development environment into a Stagingenvironment and learn how to update environment parameters with Customization files.Create a Single Node OSB Production DomainHigh-level StepsDuring this lab you will accomplish the following tasks: Create OSB Reporting Provider Tables In The Database. Build an OSB Domain Using WLST Domain Creation Script Export an OSB Configuration File from Development Domain Create an OSB Customization File Import an OSB Configuration Into Staging Edit and Apply An OSB Customization File Test the Solution
Create Reporting Provider Database TablesAn OSB domain requires 2 database tables. OSB will not successfully boot without a defined databaseconnection to the database that has the tables present, plus the database must be up and running. When a‘development mode’ domain is created through the configuration wizard these tables are created automatically.This convenience does not occur in a production domain even when the domain is created through theconfiguration wizard. You will create a production mode domain in this lab, and as a first step you will create thedb tables. For convenience, the Derby database that ships with WebLogic Server samples will host the tablesAt the command prompt enter sh ./createDerbySchema.sh. SQL related messages will scroll across theterminal window. The script will run successfully whether Derby is running or not, or whether the tables alreadyexist or not. This script is located in /home/oracle/binClose the terminal session. The tables have been successfully created.Build an OSB Domain Using WLSTIntroductionThe vast majority of the challenges in creating simple or complex OSB domains with WLST scripts are alreadyhandled for you by a set of pre-defined OSB domain templates. These templates are created by OSB engineeringand contain sophisticated logic that helps to ensure that OSB domains have the proper components andconfiguration, regardless of the domain topology (single node, cluster, etc). The templates are usedautomatically, behind the scenes, by the WebLogic Configuration Wizard. Outside the Configuration Wizard,WLST scripts can leverage the templates in the same way that the configuration wizard does. In fact, in thistraining module you will run a script that essentially duplicates what the Configuration Wizard does when itcreates a single node OSB domain.
A simple WLST script to create a single node OSB domain is OSBSingleSvrDomain.py . Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the script. Run the script and start up the osb domain.Now login to the OSB console and use this url http://localhost:8111/sbconsole to access the OSB console.Credentials are the usual: weblogic/welcome1.We have built an OSB domain from scratch using a WLST script!Export an OSB Configuration File from Development DomainThe typical lifecycle of an OSB solution is that it is promoted/migrated from Dev to Test to Staging to Pr- Prod toProduction, etc.. One way to provision an OSB solution into a new environment is to export it from one domainand import it into another. We will do that manually to learn about the process and the value it and opportunityit provides.Login to the OSB development environment console at http://localhost:7001/sbconsole.Scroll down and in the System Administration task group click the Export Resources link as shown.There’s no need to start a session because nothing we will do will change the existing configurations. We aresimply going to export existing configurations.The list of all projects is displayed. Note that you can export entire projects, or selected project resources.Also you can export global system operational settings.By default all resources are selected to be exported. But we want to export only the Credit Servicesproject. Configure the Export Resources screen so that only the Credit Service project will be exported. Thenclick Export. The default file name for exported OSB configurations is sbconfig.jar. You should name it somethingwith more meaning, like CreditServiceDevConfig.jar. By default the export file will be saved to/home/oracle/Downloads.
Create an OSB Customization FileNext, create a Customization file. This is an XML file that represents all the configurable properties of an OSBsolution. The customization file is used to specify configuration changes to be made to an OSB resource, forexample a Project. The configuration file can be applied to a project, or certain project artifacts, or multipleprojects.To create the customization file click the Create Customization File link in the Customization task group.Select only the Credit Services project and click Create File.Name the configuration file CreditServicesStagingConfigFile.xml. The naming is a reference to theenvironment where the OSB configuration you just exported will be migrated. This configuration file needs to beedited to reflect the requirements of the new environment.Import an OSB Configuration Into Production DomainGo to the OSB console of the Staging domain (http://localhost:8111/sbconsole).Scroll down and click the System Administration task group link.
Start a session. You should be at the Import/Export page. If not, click on Import Resources.Click the Browse button and navigate to /home/oracle/Downloads. Select the CreditServiceDevConfig.jar thenclick Open.Click Next.Now click Import.Activate the session.We have successfully provisioned an OSB solution into a new environment. The solution is imported with nochange to its configuration. This may very well work out in reality, but if and only if the endpoints, urls, paths etcare exactly what the target environment requires. This is not usually the case. We’ll solve that problem in thenext using step.
Edit and Apply an OSB Customization FileYou are going to update a business service url in the customization file. The new IP address will be the IP addressof the staging location of the business service. The IP address of your running instance will be the target IPaddress. To find the IP address of your instance launch a Terminal window. At the command prompt run/sbin/ifconfig. Note the IP address of your instance as shown here.Navigate to the customization file and open it for editing. Find the first occurrence of “orabpm-server”(or it might be localhost if you used localhost instead). Note that the XML parent node is”<cus:envValueAssignments>”. Just remember that this means “environmental value assignment”. You’ll seewhy in a minute.Replace orabpm-server (or localhost depending on what you used) with the IP address captured in the previousstep. Make sure there are no trailing or leading spaces in the IP address. Find all remaining occurrences oflocalhost and replace them with the IP address. Close the file when done.Go back to the OSB staging domain console, create a Session, and select the Execute Customization File link.Browse to the customization file and select it. Click Next to display a review of the possible targets forcustomization. Notice the Set Environment Value(s) section? This is where your modifications weremade.
Now click the Execute button to execute the customizations you specified.Activate the changes.Now confirm that the changes were made to the OSB project. Through the Resource Brower navigate tothe BusinessServices and click on validationForCC.Notice that the Endpoint URI’s are both IP addresses. No localhostTest the SolutionTest the proxy services to verify that they function correctly in the new environment.
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