Archive for the ‘WebLogic’ Category

The Critical Patch Update for July 2017 was released on July 18th, 2017.  Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.

 

Patches include:

The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information.  It includes the list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities for each product suite, and links to other important documents. Supported products that are not listed in the "Affected Products and Components" section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied.
Also, it is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches, as this is where you can find important pertinent information.

The Critical Patch Update Advisory for July 2017 is available at the following location:
Oracle Technology Network: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2017-3236622.html

 

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.

Blog Twitter LinkedIn Forum Wiki

Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic,WebLogic Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress

image

Learn to create RESTful Java microservices using Spring Boot and deploy them to the Cloud. 

In this new Java microservices massive open online course (MOOC), you will create your own microservices using Spring Boot. With Spring Boot, you will be able to develop a stand-alone, production grade application, in easy to deploy JAR or WAR formats.

Microservices are a compilation of independently deployable, small and modular application services. Each microservice has defined input and output exposed through RESTful endpoints. As a result, you can scale, replace and link to other services, such as caching, without any architectural changes.

This 3-week course covers:

  • Introduction to REST and Microservices
  • Building a RESTful Java Application with Spring Boot
  • Automating Build and Deploy with Developer Cloud Services 

The MOOC format:

  • Available to anyone at no charge. 
  • Self-paced online course with videos available 24/7. No evening calls or travel needed. 
  • Discussions with other students and teacher via the forum. 
  • Each week, one or more lessons will be available, including video materials, homework and a quiz.

After the 3 weeks
Complete the three course quizzes and score at 70% or higher to receive a completion award. The quiz questions are based on the course materials and homework.

The course will start July 17th, 2017. Space is limited. Register now

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.

Blog Twitter LinkedIn Forum Wiki

Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic,WebLogic Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress

image

"It’s very important to understand WebLogic MBean objects for monitoring WebLogic domain resources," says integraton and infrastructure architect and Oracle ACE Associate Fevzi Korkutata. Fevzi’s 2 Minute Tech Tip, recorded at DOAG 2016, will help you achieve that understanding. Watch the video here.

Additional Resources

Advanced WebLogic Monitoring: Custom WebLogic JMX Development and DevOps Automation

Defining MBeans with annotations

Best Practices for JMX Technology

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.

Blog Twitter LinkedIn Forum Wiki

Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic,WebLogic Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress

image

Everything has limitations. And 2 Minute Tech Tips are 2 minutes only. Strict rules. Anyway, you missed a lot of the good stuff that I recorded in Manly Australia, i.e. the introduction of the 2 minute tech tip about Zero Downtime (ZDT):
Why I was standing on Manly Beach, the wildlife story about sharks that stopped me from having a bath, furthermore some whales (real whales! – not a Docker whale this time) and all the crazy things that happened while we recorded. Watch the video here.

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.

Blog Twitter LinkedIn Forum Wiki

Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic,WebLogic Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress

image

WebLogic Server allows you to customize your access.log. This can be very powerful if you want to monitor for example service response times in a tool like Splunk (see here). When working with SOAP services though, especially those with many operations, it can be insufficient to monitor services to the level of the individual endpoint. You want to also know with which intent the endpoint is called. In this blog I will show how this can be achieved.

Extended Log File Format (ELFF)

The way you can add custom fields to the access.log is described here. This functionality has not changed noticeably for many releases of WebLogic Server. WebLogic Server supports the Extended Log File Format as described here. This can be configured by going to a server in WebLogic Console, Logging, HTTP. Click on Advanced and select Extended. Now you can specify additional fields like time-taken and bytes.

Adding the SOAP Action field

WebLogic Server provides a feature to supply custom field identifiers. These have the simple format x-CustomFieldName where CustomFieldName is the fully qualified name of the class which provides the custom field.The class must implement the weblogic.servlet.logging.CustomELFLogger interface. Now we are nearly there. Read the complete article here.

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.

Blog Twitter LinkedIn Forum Wiki

Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic,WebLogic Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress

image

Applications and framework libraries running on WebLogic produce logging at various levels: error, warning, information, debug (fine and finer). WebLogic allows us to specify what level of logging should be written to the log files. Under normal circumstances administrators will probably require no more than error or perhaps warning level. In times of problematic behavior when more detailed analysis is required, we may want to switch to finer grained logging output.

It is possible to not only define the logging levels at runtime but to also define the current production log level per logger (corresponding to a package or class)- and have settings inherited to lower levels in the package hierarchy.

This article very briefly shows how to set the logging levels in WebLogic 12c Release 2 – where the interface is just a little different from previous releases. Note: the underlying objective of this article is to prepare logging that will be processed by Oracle Management Cloud – Log Analytics.

Open the Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control console.

The logging levels are not configured at domain level:

But at (managed) server level. Drill down to the relevant server, amispaas_server1 in this example. Open the dropdown menu at the top, click on Logs and select Log Configuration from the submenu: Read the complete article here.

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.

Blog Twitter LinkedIn Forum Wiki

Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic,WebLogic Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress

image

At our Community workspace (community membership required) we made two new presentations available:

· Oracle Application Container Cloud customer presentation (ppt format)

Wercker – Continuous Integration and Delivery of Docker: Release often and consistently to container registries and production-grade clusters

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.

Blog Twitter LinkedIn Forum Wiki

Technorati Tags: PaaS,Cloud,Middleware Update,WebLogic,WebLogic Community,Oracle,OPN,Jürgen Kress