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Oracle BAM 11gR1 Handbook

Book Description

Your essential BAM sidekick for monitoring, alerting and application best practices with Oracle Business Activity Monitoring in this book and e-book.

  • A comprehensive handbook that provides guidance for building BAM Applications, troubleshooting and performance tuning
  • Get to grips with load testing BAM applications, configuring LDAP server and SSL for BAM and much more in this book and e-book
  • Focus entirely on BAM best practices with this practical step-by-step handbook with an accompanying demo project case study

In Detail

An integral component of Oracle SOA and BPM Suite, Oracle BAM (Business Activity Monitoring) ultimately empowers business executives to react quickly to changing business situations. BAM enables business service and process monitoring through real-time data streaming and operational reports, and this book helps you to take advantage of this vital tool with best practice guidance for building a BAM project.

“Oracle BAM 11gR1 Handbook” is an essential companion for advancing your BAM knowledge, with troubleshooting and performance tuning tips to guide you in building BAM applications.

The book uses step-by-step instructions alongside a real world demo project to steer you through the pitfalls of report and application development. Packed with best practices, you’ll learn about BAM migration, HA configuration and much more.

"Oracle BAM 11gR1 Handbook” comprises a myriad of best practices for building real-time operational dashboards, reports and alerts.

The book dives straight into the architecture of Oracle BAM 11g, before moving swiftly onto concepts like managing BAM server securities, populating Data Objects and performing load testing. Later on you’ll also learn about BAM migration and building an ADF-based report, plus much more that you won’t want to miss.

For focusing in on best practices for this integral tool within Oracle SOA and BPM Suite, “Oracle BAM 11gR1 Handbook” is the perfect guide for the job.

Table of Contents

  1. Oracle BAM 11gR1 Handbook
    1. Table of Contents
    2. Oracle BAM 11gR1 Handbook
    3. Credits
    4. Foreword
    5. About the Author
    6. Acknowledgement
    7. About the Reviewers
    8. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
        3. Instant Updates on New Packt Books
    9. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Downloading the example code
        2. Errata
        3. Piracy
        4. Questions
    10. 1. BAM 11gR1 Architecture
      1. Oracle BAM key concepts
        1. Data Object
        2. ViewSet
        3. View
        4. Snapshot
        5. Active Data
        6. ChangeList
      2. BAM 11gR1 architecture
        1. Architecture overview
        2. BAM server components
          1. Active Data Cache
            1. Persistence
            2. Maintaining BAM artifacts
            3. Managing data models
            4. Processing Active Data
          2. Messaging framework
          3. Enterprise Message Sources
          4. Report Cache
          5. Event Engine
          6. Report Server
        3. BAM web applications
      3. Understanding message flow
        1. Opening a report for the first time
        2. Processing Active Data
      4. Summary
    11. 2. Designing Your First Data Objects and Reports
      1. Designing your first Data Objects
        1. Getting started with the BAM Architect web application
        2. Creating subfolders
        3. Data Object design considerations
        4. Understanding the mappings between Data Objects and internal database tables
        5. Creating your first Data Object using BAM Architect
        6. Extending your Data Object with calculated fields
        7. Extending your Data Object with lookup fields
          1. Understanding how lookup works in BAM
          2. Creating a lookup Data Object
          3. Adding lookup fields in Data Objects
        8. Using external Data Objects
          1. Creating external data sources
          2. Creating external Data Objects
      2. Using ICommand to import Data Objects
        1. Configuring ICommand
        2. Setting up environment variables
        3. Running ICommand
      3. Building your first report
        1. Creating your first report using the 3D bar chart View
        2. Editing View properties
        3. Viewing your first report
      4. Summary
    12. 3. Populating Data Objects with Real-time Data
      1. Using the Oracle BAM Adapter
        1. Configuring the Oracle BAM Adapter
        2. Using the Oracle BAM Adapter in SOA composites
          1. Creating a BAM Server connection
          2. Using the Oracle BAM Adapter in an SOA composite
          3. Sending data to BAM through the Oracle BAM Adapter
        3. Enabling batching
          1. How to enable batching
          2. Configuring batching properties
      2. Using BPEL sensors
        1. Using a BAM Sensor Action
      3. Using Enterprise Message Sources
        1. Creating an EMS
          1. Configuring JMS Server connection properties
            1. Configuring JMS message consumption properties
            2. Configuring Data Object operation properties
            3. Configuring other properties
            4. A case study
          2. XML formatting
          3. Source value formatting (optional)
          4. Configuring XML to Data Object mapping
        2. Testing EMS
          1. Testing EMS Using WebLogic Server console
        3. Transaction and fault handling
      4. Using Oracle BAM Web services
        1. DataObjectOperationsByName Web service overview
        2. Using the DataObjectOperationsByName web service
      5. Summary
    13. 4. Designing BAM Reports
      1. Designing a report that contains a single View
        1. Specifying Data Objects and fields
        2. Performing data manipulation tasks
          1. Adding filters
            1. Creating a filter expression
            2. Defining parameters
          2. Configuring surface prompts
          3. Adding calculated fields
        3. Editing View properties
      2. Extending your report to include multiple Views
        1. Driving from a master view to a detail view
          1. Creating a detail View
          2. Enabling driving
        2. Adding a Gauge View
        3. Adding a Chart View
      3. Enabling BAM alerts
        1. Creating a BAM alert
        2. Configuring User Messaging Service
      4. Summary
    14. 5. Testing BAM Applications
      1. Introducing BAM testing methodologies
        1. Developing a test strategy
        2. Developing a test plan
        3. Developing test cases
      2. Testing BAM Data Objects
        1. Preparing test data
        2. Testing data mappings and transformations
          1. Testing XML to Data Object mappings
          2. Testing XML transformations
        3. Testing calculated and lookup fields
          1. Testing calculated fields
          2. Testing lookup fields
      3. Testing BAM report Views
        1. Testing View data
        2. Testing View properties
      4. Performing end-to-end testing
        1. Testing Active Data processing
        2. Performing load testing
          1. Generating a load
          2. Monitoring performance
        3. Analyzing results
          1. Identifying closed connections
          2. Identifying performance bottlenecks for report loading
          3. Identifying Active Data processing issues
      5. Summary
    15. 6. Managing BAM Securities
      1. Managing BAM authentication
        1. Managing users and groups
        2. Using an external LDAP server with BAM
          1. Creating a new Authentication provider
          2. Reordering Authentication providers
          3. Performing BAM specific configuration
      2. Managing BAM authorization
        1. Managing application roles
          1. Adding a new user or group to an application role
        2. Managing BAM policies
      3. Configuring SSL for BAM
        1. Preparing a server certificate
        2. Configuring SSL for the WebLogic Server
        3. Disabling hostname verification (optional)
        4. Enabling SSL for BAM
        5. Enabling SSL for ICommand
      4. Summary
    16. 7. Migrating BAM to a Different Environment
      1. Cloning Oracle BAM
        1. Cloning a Middleware home
          1. Creating an archive of a Middleware home
          2. Copying required files
          3. Extracting the archive in a target system
        2. Cloning a WebLogic Server domain for BAM
          1. Creating an archive of a WebLogic Server domain for BAM
          2. Extracting move plans
          3. Editing move plans
          4. Extracting the archive in a target system
        3. Performing additional configurations and testing
      2. Performing data migration
        1. Migrating BAM data using database commands
        2. Migrating BAM data using ICommand
          1. Using the EXPORT command
          2. Using the IMPORT command
        3. Performing additional configurations
      3. Summary
    17. 8. Configuring High Availability for BAM
      1. Preparing your HA environment
        1. Configuring databases
          1. Installing database schemas for SOA/BAM
          2. Setting up database parameters
          3. Granting transactional recovery privileges
        2. Choosing the recommended WebLogic Server topology
          1. Enabling IPs and VIPs
        3. Configuring shared storage and domain structures
          1. Understanding Fusion Middleware home directory structure
          2. Managing the WebLogic Server domain directories
          3. Configuring a shared storage
            1. Creating the oracle user
            2. Creating NFS shares
            3. Mounting shared directories
            4. Verifying NFS mounts
      2. Configuring a WebLogic Server domain for BAM HA
        1. Configuring a WebLogic Server base domain
          1. Creating a WebLogic Server domain
          2. Starting the Administration Server
          3. Propagating domain directories
          4. Disabling hostname verification for the Administration Server and the Managed Servers
          5. Starting the Node Manager
          6. Starting the Managed Servers
          7. Applying the Java Required Files (JRF) template to WSM_Cluster
          8. Performing a backup operation
        2. Extending the base domain to include BAM
          1. Extending the domain to include BAM
          2. Performing additional configurations for the BAM domain
            1. Configuring a JMS persistence store for BAM
            2. Configuring a persistence store for transaction recovery
            3. Untargeting BAM Server components from WLS_BAM2
          3. Propagating domain configurations
          4. Starting WLS_BAM1 and WLS_BAM2
          5. Applying the JRF template to BAM_Cluster
          6. Performing BAM-specific configurations
            1. Configuring a cluster address
            2. Configuring BAM Web Applications
            3. Configuring BAM properties using System MBean Browser
          7. Backing up your HA environment
      3. Configuring server migration
        1. Configuring migration for the Administration Server
        2. Configuring server migration for WLS_BAM1
          1. Setting up a leasing table for server migration
          2. Creating a data source
          3. Editing the Node Manager's properties file
          4. Configuring the wlsifconfig.sh script
          5. Configuring server migration targets
      4. Summary
    18. 9. Troubleshooting your BAM Applications
      1. Understanding BAM logging and troubleshooting methodologies
        1. Understanding BAM logging concepts
          1. Enabling logging for BAM
          2. Setting BAM loggers to appropriate values
        2. Introducing the methodologies for troubleshooting BAM
          1. Understanding the key terminologies and the BAM architecture
          2. Identifying the problem
          3. Setting up BAM loggers
      2. Troubleshooting the BAM applications
        1. Troubleshooting the Active Data processing issues
          1. Troubleshooting Report Server issues
            1. Enabling ActiveDataPage
            2. Enabling ActiveDataViewSet
            3. Enabling ActiveDataServlet
          2. Troubleshooting the Active Data Cache and the Report Cache
          3. Troubleshooting the client-side issues
            1. Enabling client-side logging
        2. Case study
          1. Identifying the problem
          2. Diagnosing the problem
          3. Solution
        3. Troubleshooting BAM HA issues
        4. Case study
          1. Identifying the problem
          2. Diagnosing the problem
          3. Solution
      3. Summary
    19. 10. Building your Reports Using ADF
      1. ADF — an overview
      2. Designing your BAM report using ADF
        1. Developing your report using ADF
          1. Creating an ADF project in JDeveloper
          2. Configuring your BAM connection
          3. Creating BAM Data Control for a Data Object
          4. Creating a JSF page and data binding
          5. Deploying and testing your ADF project
      3. Summary
    20. Index