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What's New for Oracle SOA Cloud Service

Release 17.4.3

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November 2017

What’s New in Oracle SOA Cloud Service

Learn about the new and changed features of Oracle SOA Cloud Service.

Note:

You can find a list of new features in the constituent Oracle SOA Suite products in the “What’s New in This Guide” chapter of each product’s guide.

November 2017 — Release 17.4.3

Feature Description

Support for the EDI Adapter is now available for the “SOA with SB & B2B” service type.

The EDI Adapter provides a comprehensive platform for the implementation and management of business processes utilizing EDI and its related standards. The adapter can be enabled during provisioning for use with the “SOA with SB & B2B” service type on 12.2.1.2 and the “SOA & B2B Cluster” service type on 12.1.3.

The B2B adapter for EDI is only available for use with the Universal Credits billing model and is billed as an additionally metered amount on the Oracle SOA Cloud Service OCPUs at the instance level during provisioning or scaling.  You cannot add the B2B Adapter for EDI to existing instances, nor can you remove it from an instance that it is assigned to.  The adapter can only be set during the initial provisioning process and can only be removed by deleting the instance.  Billing can be paused by stopping the instance, since Universal Credits model is billed by the hour. See How Billing Works.

September 2017 — Release 17.3.5.0.2

Feature Description

Bring Your Own License (BYOL) billing

You can now activate the Bring Your Own License (BYOL) version of Oracle SOA Cloud Service and you will be charged the BYOL rate for the activated Oracle SOA Cloud Service provided that you have sufficient supported on-premises licenses as required and specified in the Service Description for Oracle PaaS.

See Oracle PaaS and IaaS Universal Credits Service Descriptions.

September 2017 — Release 17.3.5

Feature Description

IP networks functionality is enabled for Oracle SOA Cloud Service.

IP networks functionality is now fully supported. If the regions and IP networks features are supported for your account, during provisioning you can attach the service instance to an IP network that is already created in Oracle Compute Cloud Service.

See Service Instance Information in Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment for specific information and About IP Networks in Using Oracle Compute Cloud Service (IaaS) for general information about IP networks.

Various bugs have been fixed.

A number of bugs were fixed and documents updated.

August 2017 — Release 17.3.3

Feature Description

IP Networks is enabled for Oracle SOA Cloud Service.

Only the new compute zone zones in the regional data centers are enabled for IP Networks.  If your identity domain does not have access to one of these new zones, submit a Service Request to Oracle support and request it be added to your identity domain.

Note that the IP Reservations functionality is not yet enabled.

See About IP Networks in Using Oracle Compute Cloud Service (IaaS) for general information about IP Networks.

WebLogic Server version 12.2.1.2.1 is supported in this release.

Beginning with 17.3.3, WebLogic Server version 12.2.1.2.1 is used for instances provisioned with the 12.2.1.2 service type.

Various bugs have been fixed.

A number of bugs were fixed and documents updated.

July 2017 — Release 17.3.1

Feature Description

IP Networks is now enabled for Oracle SOA Cloud Service.

Note that the IP Reservations functionality is not yet enabled.

See About IP Networks in Using Oracle Compute Cloud Service (IaaS) for general information about IP Networks.

Various bugs have been fixed.

A number of bugs were fixed and documents updated.

June 2017 — Release 17.2.5

Feature Description

Integration Continuous Availability features are now supported and included with the SOACS subscription

These Oracle SOA Suite 12.2.1 features offer a set of operational features including  availability, performance, scalability, diagnostic and other operational aspects. See Introducing Oracle Integration Continuous Availability Features

The feature that automatically allows you to create your Oracle Storage Cloud container has returned after being absent for the past release.

The required Oracle Storage Cloud container can now be automatically created for you when you provision an instance. All you have to do is check the Create Cloud Storage Container checkbox on the Instance Details page, specify a name and credentials. and the wizard does the rest.


Screenshot shows the Storage Container Configuration portion of the Instance Details page. It shows the Create Cloud Storage Container checkbox checked.

The method for updating backup storage credentials has changed.

  1. From the Services page of the Oracle SOA Cloud Service Console, click an existing service instance.

  2. On the Overview page, click the menu icon menu adjacent to the service instance name and select Update Service Credentials.

  3. Update the user name and password.

Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2.0.1.0) is now supported for Oracle SOA Cloud Service 12.2.1.2 instances.

Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2.0.1.0) can now be chosen as the database when provisioning 12.2.1.2 instances. This database version is not supported for 12.1.3 instances and will fail during final validation.

Can now add a load balancer after an instance is provisioned.

You can now once again add a load balancer to an instance after it has been provisioned. See Administering the Load Balancer for an Oracle SOA Cloud Service Instance

By default, the AdminServer port 7002 and the OTD Admin port 8989 access rules are now disabled.

The user can enable this during instance creation by selecting the option Enable Admin Console. If not selected during instance creation, it can always be enabled using the Access Rules tab.

Starting in 17.2.5, the on-premises high availability features for the file, FTP, and JMS adapters are supported.

Store files in the /u01/soacs/dbfs_directio/share/soa/soaosb/ha directory.

April 2017 — Release 17.2.1

The following new features were added for this release.

Feature Description

17.2.1 REST APIs are not backward compatible.

The 17.2.1 Oracle SOA Cloud Service REST APIs have changed and might not be compatible with earlier versions. Please check existing scripts and other automations to be sure they are compatible. See REST API for Oracle SOA Cloud Service for the current API.

Metadata framework (MDF) support

MDF provides a unified metadata management framework. This framework provides a different look and feel in the Oracle SOA Cloud Service Console and Oracle SOA Cloud Service provisioning wizard.

See About the User Interfaces of Oracle SOA Cloud Service and Using the Provisioning Wizard of Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

Note: If you are currently using scripts with the Oracle SOA Cloud Service REST APIs, your scripts will not work with the Oracle SOA Cloud Service 17.2.1 software uptake. You must recode any automated scripts.

Change to the available 12.2.1.2 service types

The B2B with SOA and OSB Cluster service type has replaced the SOA and Service Bus Cluster service type for 12.2.1.2 software images in the provisioning wizard. You cannot upgrade from the SOA and Service Bus Cluster service type of previous releases to the new B2B with SOA and OSB Cluster service type.

See Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

Multinode clustering support in production environments

The following 12.2.1.2 service types support the use of multinode clustering in production environments:

  • B2B with SOA and OSB Cluster

  • MFT Cluster

The Integration Analytics Cluster 12.2.1.2 service type does not support the use of multinode clustering in a production environment. Use this service type only in preview modes for testing.

See Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

12.2.1.2 cloud adapter updates

The following cloud adapters have been updated with this release. These adapters are automatically installed when you provision a new 17.2.1 POD. For existing PODs, you must manually apply the 12.2.1.2 cloud adapter patch. See Patches Installed in This Release of Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

  • Ariba Adapter

  • Oracle Eloqua Cloud Adapter

  • Oracle ERP Cloud Adapter

  • Oracle NetSuite Cloud Adapter

  • Oracle RightNow Cloud Adapter

  • Oracle Sales Cloud Adapter

  • Salesforce Adapter

  • ServiceNow Adapter

  • SuccessFactors Adapter

February 2017 — Release 17.1.3

The following new features were added for this release.

Feature Description

Default port changes

The default ports to access Oracle resources through Oracle SOA Cloud Service have changed with this release.

See Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

Note that the port numbers remain the same for Oracle SOA Cloud Service version 16.4.5 and earlier. The port values are shown in the following table:
Resource Protocol Default Port for Version 16.4.5 and Earlier Default Port for Version 17.1.3 and Later

Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console

HTTP

7001

9071

Oracle Fusion Middleware Control

HTTP

7001

9071

Managed Server

HTTP

HTTPS

8001

8002

9073

9074

Database

SQL Net

1521

1521

Support for version 12.2.1.2 as a new software image

When running the provisioning wizard, note that software image version 12.2.1.2 has replaced version 12.2.1. You cannot upgrade from 12.2.1 to 12.2.1.2. Instead, provision a new instance of 12.2.1.2, which provides multinode support.

Version 12.1.3 is still supported.

See Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment. For information about Oracle Fusion Middleware, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Documentation.

Multinode clustering support in 12.2.1.2

Multinode clustering support is available with the following version 12.2.1.2 service types. Note that only the multinode version of the MFT Cluster service type is supported in production mode. Use the preview mode versions for testing.

  • SOA and Service Bus Cluster (supported in preview mode only)

  • MFT Cluster (supported in production mode)

  • Integration Analytics Cluster (supported in preview mode only)

    Note:

    You can only provision a multinode version of the SOA and B2B Cluster service type with the REST API. This service type is supported in preview mode only.

See Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

Changes to the available service types

When running the provisioning wizard, note the following changes on the Service Type page:

  • The Service Bus Cluster and SOA Cluster service types are only available for selection with software image 12.1.3.

  • The SOA and B2B Cluster service type is only available for selection with software image 12.1.3. To provision this service type in 12.2.1.2, you must use the REST API.

  • Do not use the SOA and Service Bus Cluster 12.2.1.2 service type in a production environment. In a later release, this service type will be combined into a single SOA and Service Bus and B2B Cluster service type selection. There will not be a way to upgrade to this combined service type. However, you can use the SOA and Service Bus Cluster service type for testing.

See Administering Oracle SOA Cloud Service in a Customer-Managed Environment.

Oracle Traffic Director 12c

Oracle SOA Cloud Service now uses Oracle Traffic Director Release 12c. Starting with Release 12c, Oracle Traffic Director administration tasks are performed from Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control. When accessing Oracle Traffic Director from the Oracle SOA Cloud Service Console, you are directed to Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control:

https://hostname/em

November 2016 — Release 16.4.1

The following new features were added for this release.

Feature Description
The provisioning wizard can now automatically create your Oracle Storage Cloud container.

The required Oracle Storage Cloud container can now be automatically created for you when you provision an instance. All you have to do is check the Create Cloud Storage Container checkbox on the Instance Details page, specify a name and credentials. and the wizard does the rest.


Screenshot shows the Storage Container Configuration portion of the Instance Details page. It shows the Create Cloud Storage Container checkbox checked.

Oracle Business Activity Monitoring (Oracle BAM) is now available for production use as part of SOA Cloud Service

Oracle BAM is now available for production use as part of the Integration Analytics Cluster service type. Oracle BAM was in preview mode in previous SOA Cloud Service releases.

September 2016 — Release 16.3.5

The following new features were added for this release.

Feature Description
New API connection type and REST API added for Real-Time Integration Business Insight

A new API connection type is available in Real-Time Integration Business Insight. Use this connection type in conjunction with the Real-Time Integration Business Insight REST Event API to collect metrics from integrations that are not implemented using compatible versions of SOA Suite or Service Bus.

For more information about this feature, see Publishing Business Events Using the REST API.


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