Ensure that you have created the required schema in your database for your Java EE agent.
Before you can configure the topology for your Java EE agent, make sure you have created the necessary schema in your database. See Creating the Master and Work Repository Schemas for instructions.
Use the Server Template Generation wizard to generate the non-default template for deploying a Java EE agent defined in the ODI master repository.
The Connection Retry Count specifies the number of retry attempts if the agent loses the connection to the repository. Note that setting this parameter to a non-zero value enables a high availability connection retry feature if the ODI repository resides on an Oracle RAC database. If this feature is enabled, the agent can continue to execute sessions without interruptions even if one or more Oracle RAC nodes become unavailable.
The Retry Delay specifies the number of milliseconds between connection retry attempts.
The Supervisor Key specifies the name of the key in the application server credential store that contains the login and the password of an ODI user with Supervisor privileges. The agent uses these credentials to connect to the repository.
Domain libraries are the libraries deployed in a domain that are available to all applications running in the domain. This approach to adding libraries is typically used when adding infrequently changed JAR files. Note that when using this approach, you must reboot all servers in the domain for the change to take effect.
Shared libraries are libraries you specify in the agent deployment descriptor before deploying the agent to the domain. In this way, multiple applications can use the libraries resources and duplication is avoided. This approach to adding libraries is used for libraries that may need modifications or upgrade. Shared libraries allow you to change libraries without restarting the server, but you may need to restart the application.
Create a Java EE agent in the Master Repository using Oracle Data Integrator Studio (ODI Studio).
A physical agent corresponds to a single standalone agent or a Java EE agent. A physical agent should have a unique name in the topology. The default agent name configured with the installer is
OracleDIAgent and the port to be configured for this agent is the managed server port.
As part of its startup sequence, an agent connects to the master repository to see if there is a physical agent defined with its name. If it finds its entry, the agent continues with startup and, once started, it reads all the scheduled jobs of itself from the repository and starts processing.
If there is no physical agent entry for an agent, then the agent startup fails.
To create an agent using ODI Studio, see Creating an Agent in the Master Repository with ODI Studio.
Create and configure a WebLogic domain for a Java EE agent in the standard installation topology.
This task explains how to start the WebLogic Server Configuration Wizard.
To begin domain configuration, navigate to the
/oracle_common/common/bin directory and start the WebLogic Server Configuration Wizard.
On UNIX operating systems:
On Microsoft Windows operating systems:
This task explains how to create and configure a domain.
Follow the instructions in this section to create and configure the domain for the topology.
You can use the same procedure described in this section to extend an existing domain. If your needs do not match the instructions given in the procedure, be sure to make your selections accordingly, or refer to the supporting documentation for additional details.
To create and configure a domain:
On the Configuration Type screen, select Create a New Domain.
In the Domain Location field, specify your Domain home directory.
It is recommended that you locate your Domain home in accordance with the directory structure summarized in Understanding the Recommended Directory Structure, where the Domain home is located outside the Oracle home directory. This directory structure will help you avoid issues when you need to upgrade or reinstall your software.
More information about the other options on this screen can be found in Configuration Type in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
On the Templates screen, make sure Create Domain Using Product Templates is selected, then select the following templates:
Oracle Enterprise Manager Plugin for ODI
Selecting this template automatically selects the following as dependencies:
Oracle Enterprise Manager
WebLogic Coherence Cluster Extension
Oracle Data Integrator - Agent
Selecting this template automatically selects the following as dependencies:
Oracle Data Integrator - Agent Libraries
Oracle Data Integrator SDK Shared Library Template
Oracle Data Integrator - JFR
Oracle Data Integrator - REST Services
Oracle Data Integrator - Console
For information about configuring and managing a secondary topology using the Oracle Data Integrator Console see About the Secondary Topologies for Oracle Data Integrator.
More information about the options on this screen can be found in Templates in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
On the Application Location screen, select the location where you want to store your applications associated with your domain. This location is also referred to as the Application home directory.
It is recommended that you set your Application home in accordance with the directory structure summarized in Understanding the Recommended Directory Structure, to where the Application home is located outside the Oracle home directory. This directory structure will help you avoid issues when you need to upgrade or re-install your software.
On the Administrator Account screen, specify the user name and password for the default WebLogic Administrator account for the domain.
It is recommended that you make a note of the user name and password specified on this screen; you will need these credentials later to boot and connect to the domain's Administration Server.
On the Domain Mode and JDK screen:
Select Production in the Domain Mode field.
Select the Oracle HotSpot JDK in the JDK field.
More information about the options on this screen can be found in Domain Mode and JDK in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
Select RCU Data to activate the fields on this screen. The RCU Data option instructs the Configuration Wizard to connect to the database and Service Table (STB) schema to automatically retrieve schema information for the schemas needed to configure the domain.
If you choose to select Manual Configuration on this screen, you will have to manually fill in the parameters for your schema on the JDBC Component Schema screen.
After selecting RCU Data, fill in the following fields:
Enter the database DBMS name, or service name if you selected a service type driver.
Enter the name of the server hosting the database.
Enter the port number on which the database listens.
Enter the username and password for connecting to the database's Service Table schema. This is the schema username and password that was specified for the Service Table component on the "Schema Passwords" screen in RCU (see Creating the Database Schema).
The default username is
Click Get RCU Configuration when you are finished specifying the database connection information. The following output in the Connection Result Log indicates that the operation succeeded:
Connecting to the database server...OK Retrieving schema data from database server...OK Binding local schema components with retrieved data...OK Successfully Done.
Verify that the values on the JDBC Component Schema screen are correct for all schemas. If you selected RCU Data on the previous screen, the schema table should already be populated appropriately. For information about each of the schemas, see Understanding Repository Creation Utility Schemas, IDs, and Tablespaces in Creating Schemas with the Repository Creation Utility.
For high availability environments, see the following sections in High Availability Guide for additional information on configuring data sources for Oracle RAC databases:
More information about the other options on this screen can be found in JDBC Component Schema in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
Use the JDBC Component Schema Test screen to test the datasource connections you have just configured.
A green check mark in the Status column indicates a successful test. If you encounter any issues, see the error message in the Connection Result Log section of the screen, fix the problem, then try to test the connection again.
More information about the other options on this screen can be found in Test Component Schema in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
Use the Credentials screen to create the following two keys:
A key for the Supervisor user already exists. Modify the credential as follows:
Specify SUPERVISOR (all CAPS) as the user name. This is the default name initially assigned to the SUPERVISOR account and cannot be changed unless you create a new SUPERVISOR account.
The password must be the same password specified on the Custom Variables screen in RCU during schema creation (see step 6 in procedure in Navigating the Repository Creation Utility Screens to Create the Schema).
Create a second credential as follows:
Click the Plus sign (+) icon to add a new credential.
In the Key Name field, enter the name of this domain as the key.
In the Username and Password fields, provide the Administrator user's user name and password.
oracle.odi.credmap as the store name.
Note:If the repository is configured in external authentication mode, then the SUPERVISOR user name and password should be entered according to your external authentication settings.
To complete domain configuration for the topology, select the following options on the Advanced Configuration screen:
This is required to properly configure the listen address of the Administration Server.
This is required to configure Node Manager.
Managed Server, Clusters and Coherence
This is required to configure the Oracle Data Integrator Managed Server.
On the Administration Server screen, select the drop-down list next to Listen Address and select the IP address on the host where the Administration Server will reside. Do not use "All Local Addresses."
Do not specify any server groups for the Administration Server.
The Node Manager screen can be used to select the type of Node Manager you want to configure, along with the Node Manager credentials.
Select Per Domain as the Node Manager type, then specify the Node Manager credentials.
On the Managed Servers screen, a new Managed Server named
ODI_server1 is created:
In the Listen Address drop-down list, select the IP address of the host on which the Managed Server will reside. Do not use "All Local Addresses."
In the Server Groups drop-down list, select JRF-MAN-SVR. This server group ensures that the Oracle JRF services are targeted to the Managed Servers you are creating.
Server groups target Fusion Middleware applications and services to one or more servers by mapping defined application service groups to each defined server group. A given application service group may be mapped to multiple server groups if needed. Any application services that are mapped to a given server group are automatically targeted to all servers that are assigned to that group. For more information, see Application Service Groups, Server Groups, and Application Service Mappings.
These server names and will be referenced throughout this document; if you choose different names be sure to replace them as needed.
You must make a note of the IP address and port number for the Managed Server. You will need this information when you configure the ODI agent.
More information about the options on this screen can be found in Managed Servers in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
Use the Clusters screen to create a new cluster:
Click the Add button.
ODI_cluster1 in the Cluster Name field.
Leave the cluster Address field blank.
By default, server instances in a cluster communicate with one another using unicast. If you want to change your cluster communications to use multicast, refer to Considerations for Choosing Unicast or Multicast.
New clusters can also be created using Fusion Middleware Control. In such cases, cluster communication (unicast or multicast) can be configured when the new cluster is created.
More information about the options on this screen can be found in Clusters in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
Use the Assign Servers to Clusters screen to assign
ODI_server1 to the new cluster
In the Clusters pane, select the cluster to which you want to assign the servers; in this case,
In the Servers pane, assign
ODI_cluster1 by doing one of the following:
Click once on
ODI_server1 to select it, then click on the right arrow to move it beneath the selected cluster (
ODI_cluster1) in the Clusters pane.
ODI_server1 to move it beneath the selected cluster (
ODI_cluster1) in the clusters pane.
More information about the options on this screen can be found in Assign Servers to Clusters in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
Use the Coherence Clusters screen to configure the Coherence cluster that is automatically added to the domain. Leave the default port number 0 as the Coherence cluster listen port.
Setting the unicast listen port to 0 creates an offset for the Managed Server port numbers. The offset is 5000, meaning the maximum allowed value that can be assigned to a Managed Server port number is 60535, instead of 65535.
See Table 8-2 for more information and next steps for configuring Coherence.
For Coherence licensing information, see Oracle Coherence Products in Licensing Information.
Use the Machines screen to create a new machine in the domain. A machine is required in order for the Node Manager to be able to start and stop the servers.
If you plan to create a high availability environment and know the list of machines required for your target topology, you can follow the directions in this section to create all of the machines at this time. For more information, see Optional Scale Out Procedure in High Availability Guide.
Click the Add button to create a new machine.
ODI_machine1 in the Name field.
In the Node Manager Listen Address field, select the IP address of the machine where the Managed Servers are being configured.
You must select a specific interface and not "localhost." This allows Coherence cluster addresses to be dynamically calculated.
Verify the port in the Node Manager Listen Port field.
The port number
5556, shown in this example, may be referenced by other examples in the documentation. Replace this port number with your own port number as needed.
If you are extending an existing domain, you can assign servers to any existing machine. It is not necessary to create a new machine unless your situation requires it.
More information about the options on this screen can be found in Machines in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
Use the Assign Servers to Machines screen to assign the Administration Server and Managed Server to the new machine you just created:
In the Machines pane, select the machine to which you want to assign the servers; in this case,
In the Servers pane, assign
ODI_machine1 by doing one of the following:
Click once on
AdminServer to select it, then click on the right arrow to move it beneath the selected machine (
ODI_machine1) in the Machines pane.
AdminServer to move it beneath the selected machine (
ODI_machine1) in the Machines pane.
Repeat to assign
More information about the options on this screen can be found in Assign Servers to Machines in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
The Configuration Summary screen contains the detailed configuration information for the domain you are about to create. Review the details of each item on the screen and verify that the information is correct.
You can go back to any previous screen if you need to make any changes, either by using the Back button or by selecting the screen in the navigation pane.
Domain creation will not begin until you click Create.
More information about the options on this screen can be found in Configuration Summary in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.
The Configuration Success screen will show the Domain home location and URL of the Administration Server you just configured:
You must make a note of both items as you will need them to start the servers in your domain.
Click Finish to dismiss the configuration wizard.
After configuring a Java EE agent, you can specify additional libraries if required.
Set the environment variable
ODI_ADDITIONAL_CLASSPATH to locate additional jars before starting the agent. For example:
Do one the following:
DOMAIN_HOME/libdirectory. The Java EE will automatically add these libaries to the agent’s classpath.
Follow the steps below to use the
generate_agent_wls_template.sh script or ODI Studio to generate an agent template and then create/extend a WebLogic domain with that template.
generate_agent_wls_template.shscript, specify domain and shared libraries with the
-sharedLibrariesarguments as illustrated in the following example:
./generate_agent_wls_template.sh -agentName sample -agentContextName context -odiUser SUPERVISOR -destinationJar /home/userName/NewFormaterJar.jar -retryCount 10 -retryDelayMS 1 -createDatasourceForMasterRepository false -masterDataSource jdbc/odiMasterRepository,oracle.jdbc.OracleDriver,jdbc:oracle:thin:@mycompany.com-isESSDependency false -addToPath /home/userName -domainLibraries /home/userName/odi/myDomain/userlib/myLib.jar -sharedLibraries MessageBox
To generate a template for a Java EE agent and specify additional libraries for the agent using ODI Studio:
Start Node Manager, then the WebLogic Administration Server and WebLogic Managed Servers for the Java EE agent.
If you have not yet configured the physical agent in the master repository, go to Creating an Agent in the Master Repository with ODI Studio.
Learn how to start Oracle Node Manager in your domain.
To start Node Manager in a domain, first go to the domain
/bin directory. Then start Node Manager as follows:
On UNIX operating systems, use
nm.out as output file:
nohup ./startNodeManager.sh > nm.out&
On Windows operating systems, run:
On Windows operating systems, Oracle recommends configuring Node Manager to run as a startup service. This allows Node Manager to start up automatically each time the system is restarted.
For more information, see Running Node Manager as a Startup Service".
For more information about additional Node Manager configuration options, see Administering Node Manager for Oracle WebLogic Server.
Learn how to start the WebLogic Administration Server.
To start the Administration Server, go the
On UNIX operating systems, run:
On Windows operating systems, run:
When you run
./startWebLogic.sh in the foreground, control does not return to the terminal. If you terminate the terminal, the Admin Server is also terminated. Therefore, Oracle recommends running the start script in the background to avoid killing the servers even if the terminal is closed.
If you selected Production Mode on the Domain Mode and JDK screen, you will be prompted for the login credentials of the Administrator user as provided on the Administrator Account screen.
For more information about starting the Administration Server, see Starting and Stopping Administration Servers.
In production mode, a boot identity file can be created to bypass the need to provide a user name and password when starting the Administration Server. For more information, see Creating a Boot Identity File for an Administration Server.
You can verify that the Administration Server is up and running by access the Administration Server Console. The URL is provided on the Configuration Success screen.
Make sure that the database hosting your product schemas is up and running and accessible by the Administration Server.
The default Administration Server port number is
For more information about how to use the Administration Console, see Getting Started Using Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console.
Learn how to start the ODI Managed Server.
To start a WebLogic Managed Server:
The Administration Server host and port number were in the URL on the Configuration Success screen. The default Administration Server port number is
The login credentials were provided on the Administrator Account screen.
ODI_server1server (a WebLogic Managed Server) is visible.
ODI_server1server, to display the server’s page.
odi_domainto verify that the server you started is up and running.
For information about managing Oracle Fusion Middleware using Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control, see Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware with Fusion Middleware Control.
Learn about domain administration and configuration, and other tasks that prepare your Oracle Data Integrator environment for development.
Performing Basic Administrative Tasks contains basic administration tasks. You should familiarize yourself with the tasks described in this section and perform them as needed to verify that your domain is properly configured.
Performing Additional Domain Configuration Tasks contains additional domain configuration tasks that take advantage of additional Oracle Fusion Middleware products and features.
Preparing Oracle Data Integrator for Development contains common tasks to help prepare your Oracle Data Integrator environment for development.
Preparing Your Environment For High Availability contains important tasks to help prepare your environment to move to a highly available environment.