2 Administering Services Gatekeeper

This chapter explains the operation, administration, and maintenance (OAM) functionality that Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper provides.

About Administering Services Gatekeeper

You use the Partner Relationship Management (PRM) portals to create and manage APIs, and your partners and network service suppliers (NSSs) that may supply them. See Services Gatekeeper API Management Guide for details on these portals and their functions.

You perform most system administration tasks using the Services Gatekeeper Administration Console. For example Services Gatekeeper prompts you for an administrative user that controls the PRM portals during the installation. For example, you use the Administration Console to:

  • Create and manage additional administrative users

  • Configure the MBeans attributes that control Services Gatekeeper communication services

  • Deploy additional software plugins for use in the PRM portals or communication services.

The Administration Console is a specialized extension of the Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console. It is a Web-based application that you can run in any environment that runs the supported Web browsers. For general information about the Administration Console, see the overview of the Administration Console in Oracle Fusion Middleware Introduction to Oracle WebLogic Server at:


For some management tasks, you can also use scripts that you run in the WebLogic Scripting Tool. For details, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Oracle WebLogic Scripting Tool at:


You can integrate all or selected parts of the management application with an external operations support system (OSS) by using JMX/JMS. Additionally, you can configure Services Gatekeeper to distribute alarms through SNMP traps.

You can also integrate application service provider management functionality with external systems using the Services Gatekeeper partner relationship management interfaces.

You can restrict administration access by dividing administrative users into user groups that each have access to different aspects of the administrative functionality. Within user groups, individual users can have different levels of access. See Services Gatekeeper System Administrator's Guide for more information.

About the Administration Console

The Services Gatekeeper Administration Console is a Web browser-based, graphical user interface that you use to manage a WebLogic Server domain.

A standard production installation for Services Gatekeeper consists of at least one WebLogic Server domain. One instance of WebLogic Server in each domain is configured as an Administration Server.

The Administration Server hosts the Administration Console and provides a central point for managing the Services Gatekeeper domain. All other server instances in the domain are called managed servers. In Services Gatekeeper, managed servers are divided into Access Tiers and Network Tiers. In a domain that contains only a single WebLogic Server instance, such as in a development environment, that server functions as both the administration server and managed servers, and performs the functions of both the Access Tier and the Network Tier.

Overview of Administration Tasks

Use the Administration Console to:

  • Configure, start, and stop Services Gatekeeper instances

  • Configure Services Gatekeeper clusters

  • Configure Services Gatekeeper services, such as database connectivity (JDBC) and messaging (JMS)

  • Monitor server and application performance

  • View server and domain log files

  • View application deployment descriptors

  • Edit selected run-time elements of the application deployment descriptors

  • Upgrade communication services

  • Configure security parameters and roles

Use the Services Gatekeeper-specific section (accessed through the Domain Structure tree on the left side of the Administration Console) to:

  • Configure Services Gatekeeper communication services

  • Manage administrative users and groups

  • Provision application service providers, applications, application instances, and related SLAs.

  • Monitor alarms, CDRs, and EDRs

  • Create multiple plug-in instances, set up plug-in routing, and so on

Tasks you perform outside the Administration Console:

  • Extend Services Gatekeeper functionality

  • Back up and restore the system

  • Upgrade the system

See Services Gatekeeper Communication Service Reference Guide for information about configuring and managing communication services.

See Services Gatekeeper System Administrator's Guide for information about configuring and managing other aspects of Services Gatekeeper.

About Integrating an Operations Support System

You can integrate all or selected parts of the Service Gatekeeper management with an external OSS through secured JMX/JMS interfaces. For more information about working with JMX, see ”Designing Manageable Applications” in Oracle Fusion Middleware Developing Manageable Applications with JMX for Oracle WebLogic Server, and "Fusion Middleware Configuring and Using the Diagnostics Framework for Oracle WebLogic Server".

You can set up alarm supervision systems that use external JMS listeners to receive user definable types of event-based data, including standard alarms. Services Gatekeeper sends SNMP traps to any registered SNMP managers.