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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Web Logic Server 11g and the cloud is in the air

We have now, where I work, got the WebLogic Server [WLS] up and running. It can be recovered safely in case of hosts that looses control and has to reboot. The BEA way - remember WebLogic was bought from BEA by Oracle some years ago - is different than the Oracle Way. Study the nodemanager in your fave-WLS-book. The nodemanager can be set up in a way that is IS a windows bootstrap process for all the other processes - and God knows there are lots and lots of processes that should be up and running - that are needed for a Forms/Reports/Discoverer-based application.

The next step is to make sure that everything else is in place in terms of configuration and other platforms that are needed in order to get WLS in a controlled manner serve Forms/Reports/Discoverer-applications.

There are considerations in integration between Forms and Reports. The next step in that area is to choose between Jasper, BI Publisher or something else. BI Publisher is an expensive animal...and has imho an american view on reports distribution in general.

Further, 12c is around the corner, in a year or two there is a Forms/Reports/Discoverer 12c platform. Reports will still be around, despite what Oracle says. It is another marketing matter that Oracle wants you to move from Oracle Reports...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

To cloud or not to cloud that is the

question. There are doubts out here. is one doubt.

As I once said, the internet is trust issue. Coined this in a community long time ago. Still valid.

If you do not trust the site you leave. If you do not trust that the opt-out will work you do not click the opt-out for a spam mail.

If companies that should or would or could go cloudy in a positive sense do not trust the providers of the cloud internet is in trouble. The meltdown metaphore is a great image to think about. And there are issues of trust in all three levels of Cloudiness.

Platform as a Service PaaS
Infrastructure as a Service IaaS
Application as a Service AssA

The platform are the - surprisingly enough - platform for the cloudy future itself. There you have boxes (as Larry made jokes about...during a OOW 2011 or so...) flat servers or what have you.
Infrastructure is the next level of cloudification efforts. Do not start here, start at Platforms.
Later on - four years or so when company is at true level 5 of CMM - then go for AssA.

The road is long but the path is clear.

Friday, November 09, 2012

WIndows 7 and Forms and Vista and...OC4J

Recently I wrote on the subject Vista PC and the lack of OC4J container. Now...Windows 7 is coming around the corner.

There are issues there as well. I am investigating them as I write...I will be back, in a non-Schwarzenegger way...
There seems to be some security issues on behalf of the Windows 7 OS. And some jar-issues. You have to clear the Java Cache in order to get things on the road.

Still some testing to do.

Migration to 11g Web Logic Server

This is an interesting task... There are new things floating around as I have been around for some years. New architecture, new windows 7...with strange behaviour.

Well, we are encountering a nice future...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

No flash, Flash and then back again.

My Oracle Support is changing again...the flash version - that got a some critisism in the very beginning - has come to an end.

Strange. That the HTML-version did not see the light earlier. Or that the HTML-version could exist a short period of time to wait for the version 2 of the HTML-variant.

Maybe the name will switch back to Metalink as well...:-)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Smaller foot print WebLogic Server

Find the file \user_projects\domains\ClassicDomain\bin\setDomainEnv.cmd and edit it.
In the beginning set JAVA_VENDOR to be Sun.
Change these values
set XMS_SUN_32BIT=256

set XMX_SUN_32BIT=512
set XMS_SUN_32BIT=128
set XMX_SUN_32BIT=256

Further more, find set EXTRA_JAVA_PROPERTIES=-Xms256m -Xmx512m and change that
to set EXTRA_JAVA_PROPERTIES=-Xms64m -Xmx128m. That will reduce foot print of the WebLogic Server substansially.

Last, change the same parameters for Reports. set EXTRA_JAVA_PROPERTIES=-Xms256m -Xmx512m to
set EXTRA_JAVA_PROPERTIES=-Xms64m -Xmx128m