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    Oracle Fusion Middleware products get new Patch Set updates.  When a new Patch Set has been released, a 12 month Grace Period for the previous Patch Set begins.  Once that Grace Period ends, no new patches for the previous Patch Set will be released.

    For more details, see:

    Oracle BPEL Process Manager is part of Oracle SOA Suite 11.1.1.x.  Note 1290894.1 does not have a separate listing for Oracle SOA Suite; it refers to "Oracle Fusion Middleware" (FWM) instead. The references in that document to "FMW" implicitly include SOA Suite.

    SOA Suite was released in April 2013.  SOA Suite was released in May 2015, which means that the Grace Period for SOA Suite will end after December 2018. 

    All E-Business Suite users running BPEL Process Manager in SOA Suite should upgrade to BPEL Process Manager in SOA Suite to remain under Error Correction Support. SOA Suite 11.1.1.x is covered by Premier Support to December 2018, and covered by Extended Support to December 2021.

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    In the current issue of Oracle Magazine, you can read all about how to get started with the Auto REST feature of Oracle REST Data Services…or in other words, how to automatically make Tables and Views available via REST APIs. A table or view is very easy to consider as a resource in the REST model. What ORDS does... [Read More]

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    Customers who have purchased multiple Oracle Cloud Services can now experience increased flexibility and engaging role-based training options with one solution:

    TheUnlimited Cloud Learning Subscription (UCLS)

    • This gives you access an entire year of 24/7 access to all Oracle Cloud Learning Subscriptions which contain constantly updated digital courses.
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    • Choose from PaaS, Marketing, HCM, Sales, Financial, Planning and Budgeting and more.

    With this subscription, you'll learn exactly what you need to know. Access digital training and hands-on-practices through lab environments and demonstrations.

    New training is developed at cloud speed to keep pace with quickly evolving technology. 

    Content is continuously added to ensure you get the latest access to the hottest training.

    Learn more about the Unlimited Cloud Learning Subscription (UCLS). This learning solution is available 24/7, making it an optimal solution for those getting up to speed with Oracle Cloud Solutions.

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    The PaaS Partner Community Forum will be all about Platform as a Service Cloud Computing.

    Infographic: 5 Best Practices for Platform as a Service Success

    iPaper: Public Platform as a Service for Dummies

    IDC Research:Empower Digital Transformation with Platform as a Service

    Webcast: Harvard Business Review Research: Cloud Computing Comes of Age

    Try it: Register for the system and access it here.

    Good trip to Split

    Jürgen Kress

    SOA & BPM Partner Community

    For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.


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    The NetBeans IDE 9 development builds now enable you to create Java Modular Projects, i.e., Jigsaw projects that can contain multiple Jigsaw modules, which can be compiled together as a unit:

    They're visualized as follows, for example, in this case, for the Jigsawified Anagram Game (discussed here):


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  • 03/24/17--11:04: Implementing Chatbots
  • Wikipedia: A chatbot (also known as a talkbotchatterbotBotchatterboxArtificial Conversational Entity) is a computer program which conducts a conversation via auditory or textual methods. 

    Per my previous post on Artificial Intelligence,  this topic is nothing less than fascinating!

    Oracle has been making strong moves into the world of intelligent chatbots, its impact with consumers, within the enterprise ecosystem and specifically, what it takes to successfully implement them. At the recent QCon London 2017,  Lyudmil Pelov, Lead Architect with the Oracle A-Team, had a great talk titled: Implementing Your Own Chatbot Platform!  I know, that's the past, but you can check out the slides posted on SlideShare

    And by the way, Oracle President Thomas Kurian recently kicked off the first Oracle Code event (San Francisco), which covered Oracle's overall Cloud offerings and strategy for developers. His slides are also available on SlideShare here.

    I know, I know - you're thinking, slides are just slides! Where's the beef?  You want to get your hands dirty at a live event right?  Check out the 20 city tour Oracle Code events, specially tuned by developers, for developers. And if one of those isn't nearby, you should check the locally led field events at and search for your location.  Now if you still can't find a live event nearby, or simply can't spare the day on a "technical research outing" you can tune in to the free Oracle Mobile Platform YouTube channel, where technical videos about mobile (and chatbots too) are covered in detail! You're welcome.  :)

    Follow us @OracleMobile and to join our Oracle Mobile Group on LinkedIn.

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    imageThere are several ways to do code quality checks in SOA Suite. In this blog post I will describe a minimal effort setup which uses Jenkins 2.9, SonarQube 5.6 and the SonarQube XML Plugin 1.4.1. SonarQube is a popular tool to check and visualize code quality. An XML Plugin is available for SonarQube which allows you to define custom XPath rules. At the end of this post I will shortly describe several other options which you can consider to help you improve code quality by doing automated checks.

    Using SonarQube and the XML Plugin to do code quality checks on SOA Suite components has several benefits compared to other options described at the end of this post.

    • It is very flexible and relatively technology independent. It allows you to scan any XML file such as BPEL, BPMN, OSB, Mediator, Spring, composite.xml files
    • It requires only configuration of SonarQube, the SonarQube XML Plugin and the CI solution (Jenkins in this example)
    • It has few dependencies. It does not require an Oracle Home or custom JAR files on your SonarQube server.
    • The XML Plugin has support (by SonarSource) so high probability it will still work in future versions of SonarQube.
    • Writing rules is simple; XPath expressions. it does not require you to write Java code to create checks.

    What we can’t do with this setup is check relations between files since the XPath expressions are executed on single documents (defined with an Ant-style file-mask). Usually though when compiling or deploying SOA Suite composites, it will fail if there are references to files which are not present.

    Jenkins / SonarQube setup

    Setting up the environment

    In this setup I’ve used Git, Jenkins, Maven, SonarQube. I’ve used an Ubuntu Server 16.04 install. The installation of the tools is pretty straightforward. Git and Maven are easiest: sudo apt-get install git maven. Jenkins is also pretty easy since there is a Debian package available. See here. For SonarQube I’ve installed a MySQL server (sudo apt-get install mysql-server). Next I’ve used the following manual. After the installation I’ve set the default admin password to admin (see here). I have also got Sonatype Nexus 3 installed on the server. This required a bit more effort. Nexus 2.x and Nexus 3.x use different API locations. Maven needed to be able to find Nexus (settings.xml file used for Nexus 2 cannot be used OOTB for Nexus 3). The init.d script had some different installation steps. See here.

    Of course most people will know how to use Git. I prefer a setup in which the server has a single Git user who owns the repository and grant other users access with SSH keys to that repository. You can see how this is done here.


    I’ve used the XML Plugin in SonarQube to define XPath rules. This first needs to be installed. Administration, System, Update Center and install the plugin:

    You have to define a project in SonarQube. Administration, Projects, Management, Create Project. Read the complete article here.

    SOA & BPM Partner Community

    For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.


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    Huawei announced today that the Huawei FusionSphere cloud operating system has been awarded Oracle Linux Hardware Certification and now supports the Oracle Linux operating system as a guest operating system. With this announcement, Huawei’s FusionSphere cloud platform further extends its compatibility by supporting popular enterprise Linux operating systems.

    FusionSphere is an OpenStack-based cloud operating system designed for customers from a wide range of industries. It offers powerful virtualization and resource pool management functions, rich cloud components and tools, and open infrastructure and APIs. FusionSphere accelerates enterprise IT cloud transformation, realizes cloud-based key services and innovative service applications, and provides a high-performance, high-reliability cloud platform.

    Robert Shimp, Group Vice President, Oracle Linux and Virtualization Product Management said, “We are pleased to be working with Huawei on the certification of their systems with Oracle Linux and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. Engineered for open cloud infrastructure, Oracle Linux delivers leading performance, scalability and reliability for enterprise SaaS and PaaS workloads as well as traditional enterprise applications. This Huawei certification provides enterprise customers with added choice and flexibility in deploying a low-cost, highly reliable Linux infrastructure for their on-premises cloud environments.”

     Read more

    For more information about the Oracle Linux certification list, visit this site.

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    imageWe are proud to announce that RDS support is fully integrated and certified against MyST 3.8.2, which was released on 15/Jun/2016. To know more about MyST visit:

    1. Overview

    We started to provision Oracle Fusion Middleware platforms against AWS in anger about three years ago. From the beginning we took advantage of the ability to create the AWS infrastructure within minutes. We could also use MyST to provision complex Oracle Fusion Middleware EDG (Enterprise Deployment Guide) Compliant platforms in less than an hour.

    One challenge that we faced, was that we couldn’t use Oracle RDS as the database for our Oracle Fusion Middleware installations. This was primarily because the RDS master user didn’t have the database privileges required to run the Oracle Repository Creation Utility (RCU). As a result, we implemented our own automation for provisioning the Oracle Database running on EC2 instances.

    Whilst this works for running Dev and Test workloads in AWS, when it comes to implementing Production workloads, Oracle RDS provides a number of additional benefits. This includes simplified administration tasks, including backups, software patching, monitoring, and hardware scaling.

    In addition, the Multi-AZ deployment option simplifies the implementation of a highly available architecture, as it contains built-in support for automated fail-over from your primary database to a synchronously replicated secondary database in an alternative Availability Zone in case of a failure.

    This all started to change late last year, with a number of our customers looking at running Oracle SOA workloads in Production on AWS. Being an AWS Technology Partner, we provided this feedback to AWS, who in return invited us to collaborate with the RDS team.

    We spent the last 4 months of this year working with the AWS Oracle RDS Team (a big thank you to Michael and Jinyoung) to test the RCU capability within MyST. This went extremely well, and the RDS team worked closely with us to support the go-live of our first customer on Oracle SOA 12.2.1 on AWS using RDS – what we believe to be a world first!

    Our very first customer go-live on RDS was a few weeks ago in June-2016. More recently, Amazon has now announced that RCU is officially supported by Oracle RDS. This is great news for us and our customers. We can can now provision an Oracle Fusion Middleware EDG HA compliant environment within minutes and take advantage of RDS to simplify on-going operations.

    The following diagram depicts a typical highly available Oracle Fusion Middleware deployment in AWS. Note that the number of compute nodes, as well as the components may vary depending on the requirements.

    2. Oracle RDS Compatibility

    Before getting started with Oracle RDS, its important to check its compatibility with RCU and the corresponding Oracle Fusion Middleware components. The following AWS Oracle RDS edition/version options support RCU. Read the complete post here.

    SOA & BPM Partner Community

    For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.


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    imageErrors & failures

    So it is very easy to implement a happy flow. However handling errors, rolling back transactions and recovering from errors and failures can be quite challenging. It is not possible to find all the possibilities during development or design. Some errors or failures will only occur when very rare circumstances come into play together. Then all the parts of the application either will handle the error and will ensure that no data is lost and the application survives or not. In the last case people lose data, applications crash and managers get upset.

    A very good read on this topic is the book Release It!.

    A policy

    Most of the time I write services in either Oracle Service Bus or Oracle SOA Suite. I can mock expected error behaviour, however sometimes having errors when you don’t expect them can give you new insite into the stability and resilience of the application.

    To create (unexpected) errors a Managed Server can be stopped, data sources can be removed or entire virtual machine’s can be deleted. However these Managed Servers are quite heavy and when I ask somebody if I can break something during a test I am usually asked to get a cup of coffee ;)

    So I wanted a different method (unfortunately not implemeted at a customer) so I created an Oracle Web Service Manager (OWSM) policy. I was inspired by the Chaos Monkey application made by Netflix. The Chaos Monkey application creates havoc. The OWSM policy should also create problems, but in a very modest way. It generates an error on a random basis.

    The OWSM framework is not really meant for this kind of policies, but it is a start! The sources can be found on my GitHub repository.

    Building & installing the policy

    The policy is build using JDeveloper. I build it using JDeveloper, but I think it can be back ported to 12.1.3. There are two deployment profiles: Read the complete article here.

    SOA & BPM Partner Community

    For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.


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    For the adventurous, interesting times ahead since you're able to try out the NetBeans IDE 9 development build on top of JDK 9 EA, in my case, Build 162.

    When you configure that in your 'etc/netbeans.conf' file, the first thing you see on start up is this error, which appears to be related to the Darcula plugin that I'm using. Of course, since it's awesome despite this aspect for the moment, I'm using the Darcula plugin, which you can download and install from here, i.e., simply use the latest release of the plugin for 8.2, works fine in 9 development builds, except for this error.

    After seeing the above, simply click Cancel, and, so far, despite the above, things are pretty good!

    There are two big advantages to running the NetBeans IDE 9 Development Build on top of JDK 9.

    The first is that the fonts are automatically a lot better, at least, on Windows and, at the very least, on my system (click to enlarge the below, where you see NetBeans IDE 9 Development Build on JDK 9 on the left versus on JDK 8 Update 121 on the right):

    The second advantage is that you automatically have JShell integration (choose Tools | Open Java Platform Shell), as shown below. Excellent enhancement here is that, since the last time I used it, there's now a code fold for the text at the top of the JShell.

    Until further notice, this is the environment I'll be using. 

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  • 03/26/17--19:01: Oracle JET v3.0.0 released
  • Last week saw the release of version 3.0.0 of the Oracle Java Extension Toolkit (JET).  This is a major release of the toolkit, containing significant updates to JET components, cookbook, tooling and themes, along with updates to 3rd party libraries.

    Please refer to the Release Notes for detailed information about the changes and how they may affect you.

    Please refer to the Migration Guide and note the reference to the Developer Guide for steps required when migrating your Oracle JET application to v3.0.0 if you are using Oracle JET tooling.

    And for a bit of inspiration, take a look at the new Success Stories section of the website.

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    When you read this you arrived safely in Split and we would like to thank you and your management for investing the time to attend the PaaS Partner Community Forum XXIV. There will be more than 200 delegates from more than 40 countries, which will give you the opportunity to learn from other cloud minded partners and network with partners from different regions as we also have representation from Africa, Asia, North America, South America and the Middle-East. Many Oracle employees will attend and we would like to invite you to challenge them how we can support you to grow your business and maintain profitability on your investment with Oracle.

    This year’s conference marks a turning point in our journey. Cloud Computing is leading on all service levels. SaaS solutions became a standard model for enterprise customers. Infrastructure as a Service is used to deploy all kind of workload flexible in the cloud. Platform as a Service (PaaS) is crossing the chasm. At our community workspaces you can get a slide deck with more than 70 PaaS live production references. PaaS often is used to integrate SaaS solutions with other SaaS solutions or on-premises. Cloud platforms like Application Cloud Container (ACC) enable developers to build cloud native applications utilizing a microservices model. Often this applications are optimized for mobile devices. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) play a key role in the digital transformation. New cloud services like machine learning and chatbots are arising.

    During this event you will see presentations from Product Management, Pre-Sales Consultants and Partners, that will share their real life experiences with you how to implement Oracle PaaS & Middleware solutions and to see the business drivers behind these projects.

    Focus of the 24th Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum will be Platform as a Service (PaaS) Cloud Computing. During the last months many of the new PaaS service became mature. The Partner Community Forum is one of the best opportunities to get details and hands-on trainings about Integration Cloud Service (ICS), SOA Cloud Service (SOA CS), API Platform Cloud Service (API CS), Process Cloud Service (PCS), Mobile Cloud Service (MCS), Internet of Things Cloud Service (IoT CS), Java Cloud & Developer Cloud Service, Application Builder Cloud Service (ABCs) and Application Container Cloud Service (ACCs) and Content and Experience Cloud Service. Oracle PaaS Services give partners many new opportunities to build, customize and integrate applications in a public cloud environment. Our joint customers will benefit from this new cloud offering by fast time to market, higher availability and flexibility, lower project cost an risks. With hybrid cloud computing Oracle offers a unique value proposition for customer and partners. You can choose where to host your cloud solutions in the data center of your choice. Cloud marketplace gives you as a partner new opportunities to build, deploy and promote and market offerings on the Oracle PaaS Cloud. The Oracle Cloud Partner Program reflect the focus on cloud computing.

    The Enrich SaaS with PaaS initiative is designed for Oracle SaaS applications partners. The underlying PaaS platform enables customers to enrich and differentiate SaaS solutions. Connect SaaS solutions with other SaaS solutions and on-premises, analyze data and extend applications. As part of the conference multiple session and a two days hands-on training are offered to Enrich SaaS solutions with PaaS.

    Each conference attendee was granted access to free PaaS demo service before and during the conferences. As an Oracle gold partner or above you can request free PaaS demo services via or our partner communities any time – make use of it!

    On the first conference day you can learn from ACEs implementing successful PaaS solutions at our joint customers and PaaS best practices.

    We are excited to welcome again Ed Zou at the conference who will highlight in his keynote how to innovate on Oracle Cloud Platform – build, integrate, analyze and secure solutions. Digital is changing the economy, our joint customers face this challenge, PaaS is the platform you can build new Digital solutions either in the Cloud on on-premises. Thanks to our product management team you will get updates and roadmap details including demos for our PaaS & Middleware solutions.

    We would like to congratulate the annual winners of the Fusion Middleware Partner Community Awards. You will have the opportunity to learn direct from them why they have won the awards. On Tuesday evening during our social event you will have plenty of chance for deep discussion within the community and speakers.

    On the third day you can choose between four breakout tracks: Enterprise Integration track, BPM & User experience track, Application Development track and Mobile & Internet of Things track. We will keep our tradition to wrap up the conference with the legendary ACE demo – special thanks to Lucas Jellema and team!

    Thursday and Friday six different hands-on boot camps take place. During the conference we host run multiple information points. Please take the opportunity to talk to the product management teams and business development teams. From previous conferences we received the feedback that networking is key, it is always a challenge to keep the balance between more exiting live demos and networking breaks. As Split is hard to reach – you will be rewarded with a hotel & conference center overlooking the beach – many attendees will arrive on Monday. Therefore we introduce the community day with best practice and customer references. Take the opportunity to connect via twitter and Facebook. Also most of the conference speakers arrive on Monday and are available for 1:1 meetings!

    We would like to encourage you to network within the community using our web2.0 features. clip_image002For twitter please use the event hashtag #PaaSForum: @soacommunity @wlscommunity

    Like our Facebook pages and post comments and pictures at: &

    We also want to give a special thank you to our Specialized partners for SOA, BPM, WebLogic and ADF that have been able to differentiate themselves in their local markets by showing their experience and commitment in Oracle Fusion Middleware & PaaS. To continue your road to success please ensure that you align with our local PaaS & Fusion Middleware sales teams and use our marketing services including the marketing campaigns kits.

    The conference, Oracle OpenWorld and the Summer Camps are part of the annual community highlights. It’s exciting to see the community to get together full of energy and to develop new ideas. We opened the conference registration 100 days in advance, after 50 days the conference was sold out! Special thanks to my management for assigning additional budget to allow us to host additional attendees – thank you!

    Thank you for attending the conference and your Oracle PaaS & Middleware Partner business.

    Jürgen Kress

    Conference Guide app & online

    clip_image004Conference details will be posted in the Oracle Events 17 App for Android and iOS. To get access to the Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum Apps please:

    · Make sure you downloaded the app "Oracle Events 17"

    · Click on EventID

    · Input “PPCF” in the box

    · Password “1234

    · Click download


    Or download the conference program as a pdf file at our Community Workspaces:

    Welcome to Spit!

    Learn, Share and Connect

    Your conference chair

    Jürgen Kress

    SOA & BPM Partner Community

    For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.


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    The New Zealand Inland Revenue has published the confirmed Payroll Specification for 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

    The following patches are available via My Oracle Support for New Zealand Statutory updates effective April 2017.

    Release 12.1 : Patch 25516214:R12.PER.B
    Release 12.2 :
    Patch 25516214:R12.PER.C

    These patches are mandatory for New Zealand Payroll Customers as per the following Notes:

    APAC HRMS Mandatory Patches - Release 12.2 Note 1670198.1

    APAC HRMS Mandatory Patches - Release 12.1 Note 874563.1

    If you encounter any issues with this patch, please contact by logging a Service Request on My Oracle Support, product: Oracle HRMS (New Zealand)

    Thank you.

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    As containers gain attention and traction for both development and operational purposes, it becomes increasingly important to monitor the security of running containers. In order to facilitate simple scanning of Docker and Rkt images based on Oracle Linux, we have added support for Clair and Vuls in both upstream projects.

    Clair by CoreOS

    From the CoreOS website: "Clair is an open source project for the static analysis of vulnerabilities in appc and docker containers.

    Vulnerability data is continuously imported from a known set of sources and correlated with the indexed contents of container images in order to produce lists of vulnerabilities that threaten a container. When vulnerability data changes upstream, the previous state and new state of the vulnerability along with the images they affect can be sent via webhook to a configured endpoint. All major components can be customized programmatically at compile-time without forking the project."

    Clair is most obviously seen by the integrated and automated scanning provided by CoreOS' public registry, Likewise, Clair is also integrated in CoreOS'Quay Enterprise product. Both support Oracle Linux as a scanning target and will report vulnerabilities detected in uploaded images.

    Clair scan of Oracle Linux images on

    There are also various client tools including Clairctl, Klar and Reg that integrate the public Docker Hub, private Docker registries and Clair to provide command-line image scanning capabilities.


    Vuls (VULnerability Scanner) is an open source scanner written in Go. It's designed to scan images on a Linux or FreeBSD host and supports several target operating systems including Oracle Linux, Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Amazon Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, FreeBSD and Raspian.

    Vuls is an agentless scanner which only requires a single host configured with SSH access to all target machines. It includes a text-based report viewer and can provide reporting to web-based engines like VulsRepo.


    As these are third-party products, no support is provided by Oracle for any of the products mentioned in this article. If you have any issues with the Oracle Linux integration for one of these products, please open an issue with the product directly via their GitHub repository.

    Is your preferred container security product missing? Let us know! Start a new discussion in the Oracle Linux space on the Oracle Technology Network Community.

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    Integration Best PracticesOracle University has a wealth of free webcasts for Oracle E-Business Suite.  If you're looking for an overview of options for integrating EBS with other applications, see:

    Oracle is investing across applications and technologies to make the application integration experience easier for customers. Oracle E-Business Suite provides tools and technologies to address various application integration challenges and styles. Vijay Shanmugam, Director Product Development, shares more about Oracle’s integration offering for cloud, data, event-driven, business-to-business, and process-centric integrations. In this session, you will get a better understanding of what Oracle integration technologies you can use and how, when, and where you can leverage them to connect end-to-end business processes across your enterprise, including the Oracle Applications portfolio in the cloud. This material was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2016.

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    In March and April we offer free on-demand Bootcamps for SOA Suite 12c and BPM Suite 12c. For details and registration please visit the training calendar:

    Date Training Location By Focus
    06-31.03.2017 SOA Suite 12c Bootcamp
    on-demand OPN Tech
    06-31.03.2017 BPM Suite 12c Bootcamp
    on-demand OPN Tech
    03-28.04.2017 SOA Suite 12c Bootcamp
    on-demand OPN Tech
    03-28.04.2016 BPM Suite 12c Bootcamp
    on-demand OPN Tech

    SOA Suite 12c Bootcamp on-demand

    What will we cover

    Oracle SOA Suite 12c is the latest version of the industry's most complete and unified application integration and SOA solution. With simplified cloud, mobile, on premises and Internet of Things (IoT) integration capabilities, all within a single platform, Oracle SOA Suite 12c delivers faster time to integration, increased productivity and lower TCO.

    The Oracle SOA Suite 12c Implementation Boot Camp provides relevant insight to current and prospective SOA implementers and for those companies interested on becoming Oracle SOA Suite 12c Specialized. Participants will learn how to develop and implement solutions using SOA Suite 12c that will drive their customer organizations run more effectively and efficiently.

    Learn to

    • Create, deploy, and manage cross-application process orchestration with BPEL Process Manager
    • Describe tasks for users or groups to perform with Human Task Service
    • Define and modify business logic without programming by using Business Rules
    • Create dashboards, alerts, and reports in real time with no coding using Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)
    • Implement SOA Services with Web Services Manager
    • Manage and monitor integration flow with Enterprise Manager
    • Use Adapters to connect to enterprise applications

    · Convert complex point-to-point application integration into simplified, agile, and reusable shared service application infrastructure with Service Bus

    For details and registration please visit the training calendar.

    Can access the training calendar? Become a community member,com/goto/emea/soa

    BPM Suite 12c Bootcamp on-demand

    imageWhat will we cover

    This boot camp is an ideal starting point for an implementer who is planning to learn Oracle BPM Suite 12c and use it on BPM projects. The course provides a combination of lecture segments that present conceptual and feature background and hands-on labs that provide practice with the tooling.

    It introduces process developers to Oracle BPM Suite 12c. It covers the key concepts, features and processes needed to begin using the design-time and run-time capabilities on BPM projects. Throughout the training, you will benefit from hands-on exercises based upon two case studies. At the conclusion of the course, you should feel comfortable to start using BPM Suite 12c for process modeling, simulation, analytics, business rules and human workflow.

    Learn to

    • Use BPMN modeling notation to document business process
    • Simulate a process model to identify bottlenecks
    • Create business rules that condition flow through a model
    • Develop a sophisticated human workflow task routing
    • Define key performance metrics
    • Build a dashboard containing charts that show key performance metrics

    For details and registration please visit the training calendar.

    Can access the training calendar? Become a community member,com/goto/emea/soa

    SOA & BPM Partner Community

    For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.


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    We have documented procedures for cloning EBS 12.1.3 environments.  We also have documented procedures for integrating EBS 12.1.3 environments with Oracle Access Manager (OAM) and Oracle Internet Directory (OID).  The next logical question would be: do we have documented procedures for cloning EBS 12.1.3 environments that have been integrated with OAM and OID?

    Yes, we have published this here:

    EBS OAM architecture

    This Note provides a certified process and detailed steps to:

    • Clone EBS using Rapid Clone
    • Deregister the cloned EBS instance from OAM and remove AccessGate
    • Remove OID from the cloned EBS instance
    • Integrate the cloned EBS instance with OID
    • Integrate the cloned EBS instance with OAM
    • Reconfigure SSL

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    We're happy to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 6 Update 9, the final update release for Oracle Linux 6. You can find the individual RPM packages on the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and the Oracle Linux Yum Server. ISO installation images will be available for download from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud shortly.

    Oracle Linux 6 Update 9 ships with the following kernel packages:

    • Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 4 (kernel-uek-4.1.12-61.1.28.el6uek) for x86-64
    • Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 2 (kernel-uek-2.6.39-400.294.3.el6uek) for i386

    • Red Hat Compatible Kernel (kernel-2.6.32-696.el6) for i386 and x86-64

    Application Compatibility

    Oracle Linux maintains user space compatibility with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), which is independent of the kernel version that underlies the operating system. Existing applications in user space will continue to run unmodified on Oracle Linux 6.9 with UEK Release 4 and no re-certifications are needed for applications already certified with RHEL 6 or Oracle Linux 6.

    Bug Fixes

    Oracle Linux 6 Update 9 fixes a regression introduced in glibc in the upstream release that could cause Oracle Database to fail to start in certain circumstances. This regression was found and fixed during Oracle's extensive testing of Oracle Linux with Oracle products. Customers using other Linux distributions with Oracle Database are encouraged to talk to their Linux provider about whether they also have a patch available.

    Notable features in this release include:

    • Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 support for all system components. Other changes include vsftpd support for TLS 1.2 and auditd support for incremental_async.

    • The cpuid utility is now available. This utility dumps detailed information about CPUs gathered from CPUID instruction and is capable of determining exact CPU models. The cpuid utilty supports Intel, AMD, and VIA CPUs.
    • Improved support when running as a Hyper-V guest.
    • Enhanced SSSD Support for Active Directory.

    For more details on these and other new features and changes in Oracle Linux 6 Update 9, please consult the release notes in the Oracle Linux Product Documentation Library.

    Oracle Linux can be downloaded, used and distributed free of charge and all updates and errata are freely available. For support, you decide which of your systems require a support subscription. This makes Oracle Linux an ideal choice for your development, testing and production systems. You decide which support coverage is the best for each of your systems, individually, while keeping all of your systems up-to-date and secure. For customers with Oracle Linux Premier Support, you also receive access to zero-downtime kernel updates using Oracle Ksplice and support for Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux.

    For more information about Oracle Linux, please visit

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