Can Coherence be upgraded in a OSB/SOA 11.1.1.7-installation?

I am currently doing an install of SOA Suite/OSB 11.1.1.7, and want to apply the latest of patches (WLS, SOA, OSB, JVM). When I looked at the Exalogic Patch Set...

How to use Parametric Roles and Extended User Properties with Oracle BPM 11g

In this entry, I would like to show how to use Parametric Roles, why we need Extended User Properties, some limitations and how to solve them. Parametric Roles are user...

How to use Organizational Units on Oracle BPM 11g

In BPM projects, Organizational Units (OU) describes the departments or offices into a company that are involved in a business process. These departments or user groups maybe are not in...

Wrong timezone causes TopLink warning in SOA suite

From time to time we discovered SOA installations that got this little TopLink warning in the SOA server log every minute: [TopLink Warning]: 2012.01.18 15:35:24.946--UnitOfWork(353329123)--java.lang.NullPointerException (String.java:147) at oracle.toplink.internal.platform.database.oracle.TIMESTAMPHelper.extractTimeZone(TIMESTAMPHelper.java:140) at oracle.toplink.platform.database.oracle.Oracle9Platform.getTIMESTAMPTZFromResultSet(Oracle9Platform.java:173)...

Oracle VM in VirtualBox

Oracle VM in VirtualBox sounds a bit wrong, why would you like to do server virtualization within desktop virtualization? Well, the performance might not be very good, but being able...

WebLogic and Database connection issues

Database connection issues could sometimes be hard to solve for a middleware administrator. Below are three scenarios that we have run into, and that are easy to check, now that...

Cook a SOA/BPM Development Environment with Chef in 8 minutes!

After have installed Oracle SOA Suite over and over again, you start to finding out that these are boilerplate tasks and do not generate much value, because this are only...