Oracle Service Bus 11g, installation

Besides the new patchset for Oracle SOA Suite 11g, Oracle also released the new Oracle Service Bus 11g.
See Edwin his list for the new features.

Download the installer and unpack the files and move the files from Disk2 to Disk1, otherwise the installation won’t complete.

Select the middleware home and we will create the new Oracle Service Bus Home in there.

Configuration Wizard

See this (2.10 Oracle Service Bus Domain Configuration Scenarios) overview to decide what the best infrastructure scenario is for your case. Since it’s my development machine i choose to reuse the SOA Suite domain to extend it with the Oracle Service Bus components. For this i won’t need an extra Weblogic domain.

I selected the Single Domain, since it will be installed on my dev machine. For production Oracle advises to use the All Domain Topologies. In that case Oracle Service Bus will be running in a seperate managed server (just like soa_server1 and bam_server1).

By default the credentials for the SOA Suite Components are already configurated correctly, we only need to change the ‘OSB JMS Reporting Provider’ component.

And we’re done.

Oracle Service Bus Console
http://localhost:7001/sbconsole (new Weblogic login screen)

See also Edwin his blog on the new WSM functionality (policies).

Oracle SOA Suite 11g Patch Set 2, installation

Once in a while i just clean my how Oracle environment and start from scratch which a clean one.

For this new installation i used the next set of installations

Loopback adapter

Optional installation of the Microsoft Loopback adapter (in case of dhcp)

Oracle Database 11g Release 2, Enterprise Edition

Follow the installation guide

Install the new db and update a few system parameters, otherwise the installation of the SOA Suite will fail

  • alter system set processes=500 scope=spfile;
  • alter system set open_cursors=500 scope=spfile;

Repository Creation Utility

Run: rcuHome/bin/rcu.bat
Select the components you need and finish installation

WebLogic Server

Run: wls1033_oepe111150_win32.exe
Create a new Middleware Home

SOA Suite

Oracle SOA Suite patchset1 was a fullblown new release. For the installation of the new patchset 2, we first need to install the patchset1 release.
Without it you will face the next message 😉

Run: Disk1/setup.exe (soa_11.
Select the Middleware Home we just created with the installation of Patchset 1

Run: Disk1/setup.exe (soa_11.

Configure Oracle SOA Suite

Run: middleware/wlserver_10.3/common/bin/config.exe
We’ll create a new weblogic domain for the soasuite components. Select the components you want to get installed in the domain, configurate database-settings and go.

Install Oracle Composite Editor for Jdeveloper

I use the manual install of the extension, but you can also update it fron within JDeveloper itself.
Help > Check for Updates > Source > Install From Local File, and Browse to the downloaded zip file, and your done.

If your Application Server Connection test fails in Jdeveloper, check if the proxy settings in Jdeveloper are correct. By default it’s turned on.

And that’s pretty much it of what’s needed for the installation of a new Oracle SOA Suite stack.

Oracle SOA Suite 11g and the new Partitions feature

In the old school Oracle SOA Suite we had the functionality to create different domains in the BPEL Console to group our applications.
This functionality was gone in the 11g SOA Suite, and because it still was a wanted feature, Oracle reintroduced it as feature in the new Oracle SOA 11g Patchset2.

Now it’s called ‘Partitions’.

So let’s see how to manage them.
Go to the Enterprise Manager (http://localhost:7001/em), Farm_ > SOA > soa-infra (soa_server1).
Right mouseclick on soa-infra > Manage Partitions. Create the new partition.

The new partition should be added to the list (beneath the default partition).

In JDeveloper we will create a simple SOA Composit application.
Deploy the new application and now in the wizard of the deployment when we select a server it gives us a new selectbox to select the newly created partition. By default it will use the ‘default’ partition.

Deploy the application and let’s go back to the console.
Now we will see the new deployed application in the list of the ‘test_partition’ partition.

Using ant

ant-sca-mgmt.xml createPartition – Creates a partition in the SOA Infrastructure.
Location of the file :


ant -f ant-sca-mgmt.xml createPartition -Dhost=localhost -Dport=8001 -Duser=weblogic -Dpassword=weblogic -Dpartition=my_ant_partition

Buildfile: ant-sca-mgmt.xml
     [echo] oracle.home = E:\oraclehome\11g\middleware\Oracle_SOA1\bin/..

    [input] skipping input as property host has already been set.
    [input] skipping input as property port has already been set.
    [input] skipping input as property user has already been set.
[secure-input] skipping secure-input as property password has already been set.
    [input] skipping input as property partition has already been set.
     [echo] oracle.home = E:\oraclehome\11g\middleware\Oracle_SOA1\bin/..

     [java] calling FolderManager.initConnection(), m_host=localhost, m_port=8001, m_user=weblogic
     [java] Connecting to: service:jmx:t3://localhost:8001/jndi/
     [java] connection initiated
     [java] folderMBean=oracle.soa.config:name=soa-infra,j2eeType=FolderLifecycleConfig,Application=soa-infra
     [java] Partition (my_ant_partition) is successfully created.


And the partitions list in the console

Using wlst
SOA Composite Application Partition Management Commands