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Customizing Oracle WebLogic wlst

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As stated in Oracle’s documentation, the WebLogic Scripting Tool, or wlst for short, can be extended by adding functions in 2 non mutually exclusive places: any file located in $WL_HOME/common/wlst any file located in $WL_HOME/common/wlst/lib/ Files must have the .py extension and will be automatically loaded by wlst when it starts. In the first alternative, the script files will be included in the current wlst session’s namespace and can directly be invoked by their name….

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HtmlAdaptorServer, A JMX Agent with HTML Presentation for WebLogic

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In this article, I presented a little utility based on the SimpleHTTPServer jython module to visualize into an HTML page a WebLogic server’s configuration and run-time mbeans. I also mentioned that there are lots other tools out there for this purpose, albeit more aimed at run-time monitoring rather than viewing the configuration mbeans. Here, I’d like show another such tool, actually a java package to install in the target JVM. As such, it is a…

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The new WebLogic remote-console

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An interesting new project that started a few months ago is the WebLogic Remote Console. Its main advantage is that it allows to edit a domain’s configuration with no need for a running console application as it connects directly to the remote administration server. The console application does actually not need to be deployed any more, not even on demand, though it costs nothing to left it so configured. It exists in 2 flavors: a…

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Pascal Brand

Oracle Internet Directory or Oracle Access manager 12.2.1.4 fails to install on Red Hat Linux8

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Recently I had to install Oracle Internet Directory (OID) and Oracle Access Manager (OAM) both in 12.2.1.4 on a Red Hat 8 for new QA and PRODUCTION environments. The installation of the OID 12.2.1.4 failed on packages prerequisites check. It complained about missing packages that do not exist anymore in Red Hat 8 or in Oracle Linux 8 either. Checking for compat-libcap1-1.10; Not found. Failed Checking for compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-x86_64; Not found. Failed Both compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-x86 and compat-libcap1-1.10…

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A web-based MBean Navigator for Oracle WebLogic wlst

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Back in the days of WebLogic v8.x, when BEA still owned it and wlst wasn’t the official scripting tool yet, the unofficial wlshell and wlshell Explorer tools were available along with the official command-line tool weblogic.Admin. wlshell was a Windows utility and offered a GUI interface to browse the MBeans similar to the Windows Explorer. Later, wlshell was advantageously superseded by wlst, but its companion command wlshell Explorer just disappeared since 2014 and is nowhere…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – SSL Certificate based secure communication setup

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Around four years ago, I did a few presentations, here, in Switzerland about “Security & Documentum”. In there, I talked about a lot of different subjects related to both security and Documentum (you guessed it…) like: ciphers, SHA, FIPS & JCE, Documentum & DFC connect mode (characteristics, ciphers, protocols, encryptions, limitations), Documentum & DFC encryptions in transit and at rest (AEK/DBK/LTK/FSK/FEK, TCS, CS Lockbox, D2 Lockbox vs D2 Keystore, Passwords encryption and decryption), and some…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – Configuration of an IDS Target Memory/RAM usage on Windows

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A few months ago, I had to work on a Windows Server to setup an IDS Target. The installation and configuration of the target wasn’t that different compared to a Linux host, so it wasn’t difficult at all (if you ignore some strange behavior like described here for example). But there was one point for which I was a little bit skeptical: how do you configure the IDS Target Memory/RAM assignment for its JVM? On…

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Lazhar Felahi

Oracle Data Integrator Cloud

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Data and applications integration is always a technical challenge for most of the companies. All data integration tool ensures that information is timely, accurate, and consistent across complex systems. Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is different than traditional data integration tools in the sense it integrates data in a different orders. ODI is known as en E-LT because it Extracts data from the source system and Loads and Transforms data into the target system while traditional…

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Lazhar Felahi

How to migrate Oracle Reports to Oracle BI Publisher ?

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According to the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy , Oracle is not planning any functional enhancements for Oracle Reports in its terminal release, or any subsequent releases. Oracle Fusion Middleware 12cR2 (12.2.1.3.0) will be Oracle Reports terminal release. Oracle Report customers can migrate to Oracle BI Publisher (Oracle official tool for oracle reporting) at their own place while continuing to receive extended support as specified by the Oracle Reports Statement of Direction. Oracle BI Publisher provides…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – RCS/CFS Upgrade in silent fails with IndexOutOfBoundsException

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Several years ago, I wrote a series of blogs regarding the silent installation of Documentum Components, including for a RCS/CFS (HA part of a Repository). In there, I described the process and gave an example of properties file, with all the parameters that are needed and a quick explanation for each of them. As I described in the previous blogs, and that is true for most of Documentum components, in case you want to upgrade…

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