OOW2015 Middleware Management

This posting covers the Middleware Management sessions at OOW2015. Note that these are middleware management via Enterprise Manager, as opposed to sessions specifically covering middleware features and functions. Also, I have not duplicated here sessions I have already documented under Oracle Management Cloud or Private Cloud / DBLM, so please visit those posts for sessions that fall under both categories. The following sessions fall under this category:

  • The Management of Identity and Access: Breaches, Compliance, Downtime, and Loss [CON9755] October 26, 11:00 am – 11:45 am | Moscone South—301 – Don’t accept operational risk—such as system failure or security breaches leading to fraud—as an unavoidable cost of doing business. Oracle Enterprise Manager plays a central role in the identification, measurement, monitoring, reporting, and mitigation of identity and access management operational risk. Proactive systems management is the only approach to reducing identity and access management operational risk where the cost of a single security, compliance, performance, or downtime event can start in the millions of dollars. Join this session to learn how Oracle Enterprise Manager makes operational risk events actionable from an IT operations and business perspective.
  • Centralized Access and Auditing for Oracle WebLogic Server Domain Administration [CON9742] October 26, 11:00 am – 11:45 am | Moscone South—303 – Securing an Oracle WebLogic Server domain in a production environment requires a lockdown of the console and the host server to safeguard against any unauthorized and unintentional configuration changes. Even mundane changes such as changing log level settings may cause availability problems if the host runs out of disk space or might possibly expose applications to security risks. Limiting access to domains and keeping detailed records on who changed what and when can be challenging across a large number of domains. This session explains and demonstrates how an IT operations team can utilize new Oracle Enterprise Manager functionality to provide controlled access across domains as well as an audit trail of any changes made to those domains. This presentation is co-presented by Lars Sandstrom at IKEA.
  • Advanced Management: Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Service Bus with Oracle Enterprise Manager [CON9751] October 26, 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm | Moscone South—302 – In this panel session, Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Service Bus administrators share their experiences managing their Oracle Fusion Middleware infrastructure with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control. The discussion goes beyond initial rollouts of management for production environments and delves into how these implementers have used advanced capabilities in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control to gain deep visibility into the functioning of their platforms. This session also covers new features and the roadmap for Oracle SOA Suite management as we look at the progression and growth of the administrators’ deployments. This presentation is co-presented by Greg Haertling from 7-Eleven and Vijay Plouri from GE.
  • Agile IT: Visibility and Management Across Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Java Cloud Service [CON9745] October 26, 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm | Moscone South—304 – In this session, learn the high-level details of how IDEXX has utilized middleware as a service on top of Oracle Exalogic in order to create a true self-service portal for developers and IT environments. In addition, this presentation delves into the hybrid approach to enterprise management using Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Java Cloud Service on Oracle Public Cloud to build a true hybrid cloud solution capable of extending the enterprise to the next level. This presentation is co-presented by Brett Curtis from IDEXX Laboratories.
  • Oracle WebLogic Server: Automated and Simplified Management in a World of Clouds [CON8634] October 27, 11:00 am – 11:45 am | Moscone South—304 – Oracle continues to build native cloud management capabilities directly in Oracle WebLogic Server, making it easy to adopt as your application platform, regardless of your cloud adoption strategy—private, public, or hybrid. In this session, learn about new cloud-friendly REST management APIs in Oracle WebLogic Server that make automating the management of your domains easy, no matter where they are running. Simplified management doesn’t end there. Learn how Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control enables you to manage your Oracle WebLogic Server infrastructure across all deployment host options—traditional, private, and public cloud (including Oracle Java Cloud Service)—all from a single pane of glass.
  • Monitor, Diagnose, and Optimize Java Workloads on Premises and in the Cloud [CON9740] October 27, 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm | Moscone South—309 – This session explores the new Java Virtual Machine (JVM) Diagnostics functionality including the new Java Workload Explorer. Learn how to use it to analyze on-premises Oracle WebLogic servers and Oracle Java Cloud Service JVMs running on Oracle Public Cloud or other Java-based applications. See demos on how to diagnose performance bottlenecks and memory issues, JVM resource utilization, and how to detect deadlocks. This session also shows how to ensure that service levels are maintained as the application evolves by comparing JVM behavior deployed on premises and in the cloud. Finally, hear how JVM Diagnostics is made for production environments—providing users with access to these capabilities without the need to share host credentials and inflicting only negligible overhead. This presentation is co-presented by Tahseen Mohammad from Therap Services.
  • Proactive Optimization of Java Workloads in Production Environments [CON6627] October 29, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Hilton—Continental Ballroom 5 – Every application has its limits. Often these limits manifest themselves only when it is running in production under real load. Learn in this session how you can get visibility into the JVM internals without requiring host access and without incurring additional overhead on your JVM. Observe the application threads as they transition over time, understand resource utilization, and detect bottlenecks in the code. And get to know how to debug deadlocks and hung threads on a running server by observing stack frames and local variables and how to deal with application memory utilization inefficiencies.
  • HOL (Hands-on Lab) Session Managing Oracle Fusion Middleware with the New Oracle Enterprise Manager [HOL10453] Times haven’t been announced yet as I’m writing this, so you’ll need to keep an eye out for this one. In this hands-on lab, Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control experts provide direct hands-on experience with some of Oracle’s latest technologies for Java, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Coherence, and Oracle SOA Suite real-time and historical monitoring, diagnostics, and management, including:
    • Java Workload Explorer and live memory analysis
    • Oracle Coherence diagnostics and Heat Map
    • Oracle WebLogic and SOA log search and monitoring
    • Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Coherence deployment administration and auditing
    • Oracle SOA Suite diagnostics
  • Demos – there are also two demo booths where you can go and see the product in action – Oracle BI, BPM, and Oracle WebCenter Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager (Venue: Moscone South, Lower Left, Middleware), and Oracle WebLogic, Java Cloud Service, and SOA Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager (Venue: Moscone South, Lower Left, Middleware).

Don’t forget there are separate blog posts on Oracle Management Cloud, private cloud / DBLM and database management, so make sure to have a look at those!

Pete

After 22 years of working at Oracle in just about every role except Marketing and Support, I am now working as a Senior Managed Services Consultant with Data Intensity, specializing in Oracle Database technology, High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions. I am also a member of the OakTable Network, and have presented at RMOUG Training Days, Hotsos Symposia, Oracle OpenWorld conferences, and other user group events. I have co-authored the Expert Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and Practical Oracle Database Appliance books published by Apress, and am one of the authors of the Building Database Clouds in Oracle Database 12c book published by Addison Wesley.

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