2 Introduction to Oracle Service Bus

This chapter provides a brief introduction to Oracle Service Bus (OSB) and includes key getting started information such as starting the OSB Administration Console, customizing table views in the OSB Administration Console, and naming OSB resources.

Oracle Service Bus is a configuration-based, policy-driven enterprise service bus. It provides highly scalable and reliable service-oriented integration, service management, and traditional message brokering across heterogeneous IT environments. It combines intelligent message brokering with routing and transformation of messages, along with service monitoring and administration in a unified software product. Oracle Service Bus Administration Console enables you to control the service and policy configurations, and monitor system and operations tasks. Oracle Service Bus relies on Oracle WebLogic Server run-time facilities. For more information, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Concepts and Architecture for Oracle Service Bus.

2.1 Starting the Oracle Service Bus Administration Console

  1. Start the Oracle Service Bus Admin server, as described in Section 35, "Starting Oracle Service Bus Servers."

  2. When the server starts, enter the following URL in your browser:


    where host represents the name of the machine on which WebLogic Server is running and port represents the port number.

    For example, if WebLogic Server is running on your local machine using the default port configuration, enter the following URL in your browser:


    The Oracle Service Bus Administration Console login page is displayed.

  3. Enter the user name and the password you specified during the installation process.


    The username and password for the Oracle Service Bus Examples domain is weblogic / welcome1.

  4. Click Login.

    To log out, click Logout on the banner near the top of the right panel of the Oracle Service Bus Administration Console.

2.2 Customizing Table Views

Use the table customizer to display table information according on your specified settings.

Note that the default sort order for any table is determined by the first column in the table.

  1. Click the Table Customizer icon. Additional fields are displayed.

    You can click Cancel at any time to close this table and retain the original settings.

  2. In the Columns field, select the columns you want to display:

    1. Select a column name from the Available Columns field.

    2. Click the arrow to move this column name to the Selected Columns field.

      An asterisk denotes a required column.

    3. Repeat until you have listed all the column names you want to display in the Selected Columns field.

      In the Selected Columns field, you can use the Up and Down arrows to reorder the column names as required.

  3. To remove columns from being displayed, move the column names from the Selected Columns field to the Available Columns field.

  4. From the Rows list, select the number of rows you want to display on a single page.

  5. Do one of the following:

    • To save these settings and close the table customizer, click Apply.

    • To discard your changes and retain the original settings, click Reset.

2.3 Resource Naming Restrictions

When naming any directory or resource in an Oracle Service Bus configuration, the following characters are allowed:

Characters such as / \ * : " < > ? | are not allowed.