Using the fault management framework

One of the advantages of the 11gR1 release of the Oracle SOA Suite is that it provides a unified framework for handling faults within BPEL processes and Mediator components.

The fault management framework allows us to define policies for handling faults. A policy consists of two basic components, namely, the faults that you wish to catch and the actions you wish to take once the faults are caught, such as retrying the service or performing manual recovery.

Once we have defined a policy, we can then attach (or bind) it to an SOA composite, a BPEL, a Mediator service component, or an external reference. This provides a flexible mechanism for attaching different polices to different components within a composite. ...

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