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Another easy way to test drive SOA Suite and BPM 11g R1 PS2

In June an AMI (Amazon Machine Image to use on the EC2 platform) for SOA Suite and BPM 11g R1 PS2 became available. In the last days it was announced that a VirtualBox Appliance is available. The timing, just before Oracle OpenWorld 2010 cannot be a coincidence…

This appliance contains a fully configured, ready-to-use SOA/BPM 11g R1 installation. It contains the following software:

  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 Update 4
  • Oracle XE Universal database 10.2.0.1
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.3.0
  • SOA Suite 11gR1 PS2
  • BPM Suite 11gR1 PS2 (with bundle patch #1)
  • BAM 11gR1 PS2
  • B2B 11gR1 PS2
  • JDeveloper 11.1.1.3

The download and setup instructions can be found on Oracle Technet.

Connect to SOA Suite on EC2

If you’re not using elastic IP you have to configure WebLogic / SOA Suite running on EC2 to listen to external calls. A good example of such an external call would be: you trying to deploy a composite from the JDeveloper installation on your local PC. If you don’t configure this you’ll run into:

Error sending deployment request to server

java.net.ConnectException: Connection timed out: connect

To configure the External Listen Address log into the WebLogic Console.

  • Select EnvironmentServer
  • Click the server (AdminServer)
  • Click Advanced to show the advanced settings
  • Enter the External Listen Address
  • Restart WebLogic

It can be helpful to also edit your host file to save you from retyping the quite long EC2 host name over and over again.

SOA Suite 11gR1 PS2 notes and blogs

In the blogpost on the release of SOA Suite 11gR1 PS2, I mentioned a link to the documentation index. Since it hasn’t been update by now, I suggest you go to the middleware documentation page. This page is more up to date and has the link to the web library and download address (Alert! approx. 860 MB) of E14571-01 – the Fusion Middleware Online Documentation Library 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.3.0).

SOA Suite 11gR1 PS2 installation notes

Besides the reference in the documentation library to the Install Guide and the Quick Install Guide, there are several blogs describing the installation of 11.1.1.3. Which is actually a patch on 11.1.1.2:

SOA Suite on Amazon EC2

This week it was announced that BPM 11g R1 is available as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI). This AMI includes SOA Suite 11gR1 Patchset 2 and JDeveloper with the SOA and BPM extension. In AWS filter on 64-bit and put soa-bpm in the search box. This should enable you to find oracle-soa-bpm-11gr1-ps2-4.1-pub. Some of the tips I posted on x SOA Suite in the cloud could be useful here as well.

Running SOA Suite on Amazon EC2

SOA Suite on EC2

SOA Suite on EC2


One of the things on my To Do list was to move my local SOA Suite 11g R1 to The Cloud. It seemed a good idea to save my laptop some resources (to spare some for JDeveloper) with only a limited investment. Besides that it can be a good way to demo applications, and work together with my colleagues on these demos.

During the last months I noticed that there are several good blogpost on the subject. In this post I’ll show you the ones I used and provide some additions to them.

Setting up Amazon Web Services (EC2 and S3)

This arcticle on OTN guided me while signing up for:

  • Amazon AWS
  • Amazon S3 – Simple Storage Service
  • Amazon EC2 – Elastic Compute Cloud

and to setup PuTTY. The only hick-up here was that I’m using the PortableApps version of PuTTY that doesn’t come with the puttygen – Key Generator.

Provisioning a SOA Server on Amazon EC2

This blogpost guided me in the provisioning of the AMI (Amazon Machine Image).

  • AMIs are per region: The Amazon Machine Instance (AMI) for SOA Suite (id = ami-acb557c5) is only available in the US East (Northern Virginia) Region.
  • Don’t bother to setup the Elastic Block Store (EBS) Volume. It is scripted in the latest version of the AMI, as described in step 5 of “SSH to your image and accept license”. The EBS Volume is seeded using a snapshot (id = snap-dd980db4) that is provided. This volume will be used to persist your data across sessions and AMI start/stop.
  • When launching the image (during the Configure Firewall step) set the SecurityGroup to accept HTTP traffic on port 7001 in case you want to use the SOA Suite from outside the Image.