1 What’s New in Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace

Learn about the new and changed features in Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace.

For information about the patches that are installed when you provision a new Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace instance, see Patches Installed By Release.

March 2021 — Release 21.1.2

Features and Updates Description
Support for the OCI Storage Cloud Service source and target type for Oracle Managed File Transfer in Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace. When provisioned to use the MFT Cluster service type, Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace supports the OCI Storage Cloud Service source and target type to transfer data to and from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. See OCI Storage Cloud Service Source Type and OCI Storage Cloud Service Target Type in Using Oracle Managed File Transfer.

Note: For instances provisioned prior to 2 March 2021, this feature is available only if you have installed 12.2.1.4 patch 32395225. Additionally, to update the MFT Composer online help to reflect these changes, you must install patch 32463347. Sign in to My Oracle Support and search for the patch numbers to locate and download the patches.

New provisioning option for the Node Manager password: SPECIFY CUSTOM WLS NODEMANAGER PASSWORD.

You can select this check box to specify a custom Node Manager password that is different from the WebLogic Server administration password. If not selected, the Node Manager and WebLogic Server administration passwords are the same.

See Provision an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace Instance.

February 2021 — Release 21.1.1

Features and Updates Description
Changed purpose for provisioning option to select the name of the availability domain in which to create instances: AVAILABILITY DOMAIN. The selection of an availability domain for an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace instance is moved from its prior location in the provisioning wizard to a new location only visible when the SUBNET STRATEGY is set to Create New Subnet and the SUBNET SPAN is set to AD Specific Subnet.

In prior releases, all nodes in Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace cluster were created in same availability domain even if there were multiple availability domains in the region. With this change, the nodes in an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace cluster are distributed evenly across all available availability domains. You can no longer select an availability domain during provisioning unless you choose to create a new AD Specific Subnet.

See Provision an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace Instance.

Expanded provisioning options to create new subnets in a selected compartment: SUBNET COMPARTMENT and LOAD BALANCER SUBNET COMPARTMENT.

You can create both new and existing Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace instance or load balancer subnets in the compartment of your choice. In prior releases, you could select a compartment only for an existing subnet.

See Provision an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace Instance.

New provisioning option for selecting a Bastion subnet compartment: BASTION HOST SUBNET COMPARTMENT.

You can create a new Bastion instance in an existing private subnet in the compartment of your choice.

See Provision an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace Instance.

RCU database profile password expiration set to 365 days. Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace RCU shemas are created with a new RCU database profile, where the password expiration limit is set to 365 days. All RCU schemas created during provisioning of new Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace instances will be set to use the new RCU database profile. In prior releases, the Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace RCU schemas were created with a default database profile.

November 2020 — Release 20.4.2.1

Features and Updates Description
New provisioning option for entering a custom domain block volume size: DOMAIN VOLUME SIZE (GB). You can specify a custom domain block volume size for an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace instance. The default (minimum) value is 50GB.

See Provision an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace Instance.

November 2020 — Release 20.4.2

Features and Updates Description
Increased character limit for an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace instance name prefix. The character limit for an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace instance name prefix is increased from 8 to 15 characters.

See INSTANCE NAME PREFIX in Provision an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace Instance.

New topic added to this guide for the division of roles and responsibilities between Oracle and customers.

See About Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace Roles and Responsibilities between Oracle and Customer.

New topic added to this guide for creating a data source for an Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP) database.

See Create a Data Source for an Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing Database.

New topic added to this guide for disabling the default automatic restart of the Administration Server and Managed Servers during an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace instance reboot.

See Disable Server Restart During an Instance Reboot.

October 2020 — Release 20.3.3.1

Features and Updates Description
Support for multinode BAM clusters.

Multinode BAM clusters provide high availability for Oracle BAM Composer and dashboards.

See Oracle Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) in About the Components of Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace.

September 2020 — Release 20.3.3

Features and Updates Description
When provisioning in a private subnet, new provisioning options for choosing an existing Bastion host instead of creating a new Bastion host for every SOA cluster: BASTION INSTANCE STRATEGY, PUBLIC IP OF BASTION INSTANCE, and SSH PRIVATE KEY BASTION INSTANCE.

When you choose an existing VCN and existing private subnet during provisioning, you must provide the public IP of the existing Bastion host, along with an SSH private key as input.

See Provision an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace Instance.

New provisioning option for entering the database listener port: DATABASE LISTENER PORT. You can specify a custom listener port for your database. The default value is 1521.

See Provision an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace Instance.

New provisioning option for entering an RCU schema password: SPECIFY RCU SCHEMA CUSTOM PASSWORD.

You can select to specify a custom password for the RCU schema. If this option is not selected, the provisioning process generates a random password for the RCU schema.

See Provision an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace Instance.

Support for providing an SSH key file to enter the value for SSH PUBLIC KEY.

You can enter the public key for the secure shell (SSH), either by providing an SSH key file or pasting the SSH key.

See Provision an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace Instance.

Added security for the WebLogic Server administration password. During provisioning, the ADMINISTRATION PASSWORD value must be entered twice for confirmation.
Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace provisioned with the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure database supports both Oracle Grid Infrastructure and Logical Volume Manager (LVM) storage management software. Previously, Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace provisioned with the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure database supported only Oracle Grid Infrastructure storage management software.

September 2020 — Release 20.3.2

Features and Updates Description
New Quick Start option to provision an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace instance quickly, along with underlying Oracle Cloud Infrastructure network resources.

A quick start instance is useful for testing integrations with minimal knowledge required to set up Oracle Cloud Infrastructure network resources. The Quick Start option helps you to provision an instance with default values and fewer clicks than going through the full provisioning wizard.

See Provision an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace Quick Start Instance.

New provisioning options for configuring a load balancer during provisioning: LOAD BALANCER SUBNET TYPE and LOAD BALANCER SUBNET COMPARTMENT.

A load balancer can be in a public or private subnet, and you can select the load balancer subnet compartment.

See Provision an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace Instance.

New provisioning options for specifying an RCU schema prefix: SPECIFY CUSTOM RCU SCHEMA PREFIX and CUSTOM RCU SCHEMA PREFIX.

You can select SPECIFY CUSTOM RCU SCHEMA PREFIX, then enter an RCU schema prefix. Note that it is your responsibility to make sure that the prefix name is unique in the selected database.

See Provision an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace Instance.

Support for cluster sizes up to 16 nodes.

During provisioning, the maximum allowable cluster size is 8 nodes. If you want to create a cluster of a larger size, you can create a 8-node cluster during provisioning and then scale out the cluster to increase the cluster size to a maximum size of 16 nodes.

See CLUSTER NODE COUNT in Provision an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace Instance.

Reduced number of editable fields in the Edit Stack wizard. In the Edit Stack wizard, only the following fields are editable:
  • COMPUTE SHAPE
  • CLUSTER NODE COUNT
  • LOAD BALANCER SUBNET COMPARTMENT
  • EXISTING SUBNET FOR LOAD BALANCER
  • LOAD BALANCER SHAPE

See Edit an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace Instance.

Support for OS Management service in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

You can enable OS Management for all Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace instances to manage OS patches and security fixes.

See Enable OS Management for Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace Instances.

August 2020 — Release 20.3.1

Features and Updates Description
Provisioning of new Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace instances will include July 2020 Patch Set Updates (PSUs).

See Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - July 2020.

New topic added to this guide for adding access rules if you are not able to access the WebLogic Server Admininistration Console or other console URLs from your browser after provisioning an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace instance after 1 August 2020.

See Add Ingress Rules to Access WebLogic Server Administration and Other Consoles.

New topic added to this guide for replacing an existing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure database with a new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure database.

See Replace an Existing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Database with a New Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Database.

New provisioning options: DB SYSTEM COMPARTMENT and AUTONOMOUS DB SYSTEM COMPARTMENT.

The database can be provisioned in the same compartment as the Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace instance, or a different compartment.

See Provision an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace Instance.

New provisioning selection: SUBNET COMPARTMENT.

If you choose to create an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace instance in an existing subnet, you can select the compartment for the subnet.

See Provision an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace Instance.

Support for Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) during Oracle Cloud Infrastructure database provisioning. See Create an Oracle Database for Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace.
Support for ATP-D during Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP) database provisioning. Oracle SOA Cloud Service supports both serverless deployments and dedicated deployments (ATP-D) of the ATP database.
Support for the Database Adapter for the Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP) database. See Oracle JCA Adapter for Database.
Support for Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service as a backend database to create SOAINFRA schemas. See Create an Oracle Database for Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace.

June 2020 — Release 1.0.11.1

Features and Updates Description
New Marketplace offerings:
  • Oracle SOA Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (PAID)
  • Oracle SOA Suite with B2B EDI Adapter on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (PAID)

In addition to the BYOL offering, Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace is available as a PAID offering.

See About the Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace License.

New provisioning selection: ENABLE SOA DB SCHEMA PARTITIONING

When provisioning an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace instance for service type SOA with SB & B2B Cluster, you can select ENABLE SOA DB SCHEMA PARTITIONING to enable SOAINFRA schema partitioning. By default, this setting is not selected.

See Provision an Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace Instance.

Change to ports in an existing subnet

If you provision your Oracle SOA Suite on Marketplace instance in an existing subnet, the ports that you must open explicitly before provisioning changed:

  • Administration Server: from 7001/7002 to 9071/9072
  • Managed Servers to load balancer subnet from 7003/7004 to 9073/9074

See Configure Security Lists.