Application Development Platform (Java Cloud, Application Container Cloud, Developer Cloud 16.2.1 Release available

Posted: May 17, 2016 in Cloud, WebLogic
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clip_image001We are pleased to announce the availability of the 16.2.1 release of Application Development platform with Java Cloud Service, Application Container Cloud Service, and Developer Cloud Service. This April release marks a major milestone, we saw the addition of a number of features, enhancements, and integrations.  This release is so big we’ve even had to add a Table of Contents to this email!

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Java Cloud Service
  Oracle WebLogic Server 12c (12.2.1) with Java Required Files 12c (12.2.1)
  Multi-node WLS and OTD
  Oracle Database Cloud with RAC Support
  SSH Access page to manage keys
  Load Balancer HA capability
  Activity Status moves to Menu
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  Developer Cloud Service Enhancements
Application Container Cloud Service
  Performance Improvements
  Trial Quota Increases
  New Assets
  Developer Cloud Service Enhancements

Java Cloud Service

Oracle WebLogic Server 12c (12.2.1) with Java Required Files 12c (12.2.1)

  • This is the foundation for Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.2.1). WebLogic Server 12c (12.2.1) is Java EE 7 compatible. The WLS 12.2.1 features are limited (1 managed server, no LB, 0-1 partition, no scale in/out, no Multitenancy tooling).

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NOTE:

1. You must create a full Oracle Java Cloud Service instance, not an Oracle Java Cloud Service — Virtual Image instance, if you want to create a domain partition for your instance.

2. JCS continues to offer …

  • Oracle WebLogic Server 12c (12.1.3) with Java Required Files 12c (12.1.3). This is the foundation for Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.1.3). WebLogic Server 12c (12.1.3) is Java EE 6 compatible.
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 11g (10.3.6) with Java Required Files 11g (11.1.1.7). This is the foundation for Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g (11.1.1.7). WebLogic Server 11g (10.3.6) is Java EE 5 compatible.

3. You can enable Oracle Coherence in Oracle Java Cloud Service when you provision an environment to run Oracle WebLogic Server 12c (12.1.3) or Oracle WebLogic Server 12c (12.2.1), and Enterprise Edition with Coherence. When enabled, the environment provides a predefined cache capacity out-of-the-box for the Coherence applications that you deploy to the cloud environment.

  • Oracle Coherence 12.2.1 Multi-Tenancy is supported, you can enable MT partitions on Coherence cluster post provisioning.

Support for Multi-node WLS and OTD is planned in an upcoming releases.

Support for Oracle Database Cloud – Database as a Service instances that were set up with the RAC option

  • This support allows Oracle Java Cloud Service instances to access the data from any database instance in the database cluster.
  • Coordinated backup between Java Cloud Service and Database Cloud Service with RAC is enabled.

An SSH Access page to view and manage SSH keys for Oracle Java Cloud Service instances in the identity domain

  • If the SSH private key that is used to access an Oracle Java Cloud Service instance becomes lost or corrupted, one can add a new public key to the service instance. Addition of a new public key to a service instance should also be done in order to comply with the organization’s security policies or regulations.

clip_image008Load Balancer HA capability

  • For high availability, a second load balancer node can be added when provisioning an Oracle Java Cloud Service instance. Alternatively, a second load balancer node can also be added to an existing instance from the Topology tab.

A new Menu icon next to the ‘Welcome!’ linkclip_image010

This displays information about the status of selected operations performed on Oracle Java Cloud Service instances. Note: This menu option replaces the Activity tab found in prior releases.
New patches

1. Patch Set Update (PSU) for Oracle WebLogic Server
2. Java Development Kit (JDK) update for Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Traffic Director.

You can see the availability of patches on the Administration tile and on the Patching tab

Developer Cloud Service Enhancements

Developer Cloud Service has added new options for using WebLogic Server deployment REST APIs when deploying from DevCS to JCS running WLS 12.1.3 and higher.

At our community workspace here (membership required) we posted:

About Oracle Java Cloud Service

Java Cloud Service is an enterprise-class application deployment platform for Java EE, WebLogic and Fusion Middleware .

Application Container Cloud Service

Performance Improvements

ACCS application creation and redeployment times continue to shrink.  Once the first application is created and the service is initialized, application creation, scaling, and update/redeployment are significantly faster than in the previous release.  These improvements are due to optimization in the usage of the underlying compute infrastructure.

Trial Quota Increases

Restrictions on the number of ACCS application instances has been lifted in trial accounts.  It is now possible for users to take advantage of the full 6 OCPU trial account quota to create more applications and to scale those applications out.

Developer Cloud Service Enhancements

Developer Cloud Service’s support for Application Container Cloud has been enhanced with:

1. New utilities for JavaScript and Node packaging and dependency management installed in DevCS Hudson by default (grunt, gulp, and npm)
2. New Deployment configurations targeting ACCS for Java-based applications. These can be used in the DevCS Deploy tab or in Build jobs either on-demand or continuously.
3. New Developer Cloud Service sample project to demonstrate creation, build, and deployment to ACCS containers.

Learn More

See the Oracle Application Container Cloud Service documentation What’s New page for more details and learn more at http://cloud.oracle.com/acc

At our community workspace here (membership required) we posted:

For free JCS trail services please see PaaS Demo Accounts

WebLogic Partner Community

For regular information become a member in the WebLogic Partner Community please visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners/goto/wls-emea ( OPN account required). If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.

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