Fusion Applications : Priming the Server Startup

Introduction After restart of the Fusion Applications (FA), the very first clicks can at times get slow responses compared to subsequent clicks to the same pages, as a result of cache’s not being populated yet. As with any Java application, this is normal as a large number of objects (classes, ADF objects, Profiles etc.) need […]

Tuning Asynchronous Web Services in Fusion Applications Part II

Introduction In a series of earlier blogs we have covered in detail several aspects of asynchronous web services in Fusion Applications including the general implementation, how to monitor, and also discussed tuning considerations and options. This article discusses an additional tuning option for how Fusion Applications consumes waiting messages in the underlying queues. Main Article In a […]

Oracle HCM Cloud – Bulk Integration Automation Using SOA Cloud Service

Introduction Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud provides a comprehensive set of tools, templates, and pre-packaged integration to cover various scenarios using modern and efficient technologies. One of the patterns is the batch integration to load and extract data to and from the HCM cloud. HCM provides the following bulk integration interfaces and tools: HCM Data […]

HCM Atom Feed Subscriber using Node.js

Introduction HCM Atom feeds provide notifications of Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management (HCM) events and are tightly integrated with REST services. When an event occurs in Oracle Fusion HCM, the corresponding Atom feed is delivered automatically to the Atom server. The feed contains details of the REST resource on which the event occurred. Subscribers who consume these […]

Fusion HCM Cloud – Bulk Integration Automation Using Managed File Transfer (MFT) and Node.js

Introduction Fusion HCM Cloud provides a comprehensive set of tools, templates, and pre-packaged integration to cover various scenarios using modern and efficient technologies. One of the patterns is the bulk integration to load and extract data to/from the cloud. The inbound tool is the File Based data loader (FBL) evolving into HCM Data Loaders (HDL). […]

Understanding listen ports and addresses to effectively troubleshoot Fusion Applications

Introduction: To communicate with any process, you need to know at least 3 things about it – IP address, port number and protocol. Fusion Applications comprises many running processes. End users communicate directly with only a handful of them, but all processes communicate with other processes to provide necessary services. Understanding various IP addresses and listen ports […]

Invoke Fusion Cloud Secured RESTFul Web Services

Introduction The objective of this blog is to demonstrate how to invoke secured RestFul web services from Fusion Cloud using Oracle Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) as an Integration hub for real time integration with other clouds and on-premise applications. SOA could be on-premise or in the cloud (PAAS). The SOA composites deployed in on-premise SOA can […]

Oracle VM Storage Repository Replication for On-Premise Fusion Applications Disaster Recovery

Introduction Introducing Disaster Recovery into a Fusion Applications Environment can increase the management complexity – Oracle VM offers reliable solutions to simplify ongoing maintenance and switchover/failover processes. The solution discussed here is an example deployment for Fusion Applications as an Active-Passive Environment across two datacenters. It is an addition to the previously published article Disaster […]

Node.js – Invoking Secured REST Services in Fusion Cloud – Part 1

Introduction This post focuses on invoking secured Fusion Cloud RESTFul services using Node.js. Part 1 is explicitly focused on the “GET” method. The assumption is that the reader has some basic knowledge on Node.js. Please refer to this link to download and install Node.js in your environment. Node.js is a programming platform that allows you to execute […]

Fusion HCM Cloud Bulk Integration Automation

Introduction Fusion HCM Cloud provides a comprehensive set of tools, templates, and pre-packaged integration to cover various scenarios using modern and efficient technologies. One of the patterns is the bulk integration to load and extract data to/from cloud. The inbound tool is the File Based data loader (FBL) evolving into HCM Data Loaders (HDL). HDL […]

Protecting users and their emails after FA-P2T in On-Prem Environments

Introduction The P2T – Prodution to Test – procedure is a very popular feature that FA customers utilize. It allows them to have their production data copied to another environment. Nowadays, P2T is a very common cloud SAAS and on-premise procedure. An important aspect that is not discussed frequently is the post-process of P2T. This […]

Important log files and their location in Fusion Applications

Overview Log files are critical for the maintenance of system health, debugging performance problems, and functional or technical issues. Fusion applications (FA) is an integrated suite of products and hence it is important to know the log file locations for all the products and components to effectively troubleshoot a problem. A single transaction can span various components […]

Disaster Recovery for On-Premise Fusion Applications

Introduction Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity are key requirements with most business critical on-premise Fusion Applications environments. Disaster Recovery for FA can be broken down into two layers that have to be syncronised to achieve full recoverability: Shared storage & databases. The solution described here supports simple full site switchover / failover and will satisfy […]

Fusion Applications WebCenter Content Integration – Automating File Import/Export

Introduction Oracle WebCenter Content, a component of Fusion Middleware, is a strategic solution for the management, security, and distribution of unstructured content such as documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and video. Oracle Fusion Applications leverages Oracle WebCenter Content to store all marketing collateral as well as all attachments. Import flow also uses it to stage the CSV files […]

P2T vs Cloning : Choosing the Right Fusion Applications Tool for Your Project

Introduction Oracle Fusion Applications (FA) comes with two very useful tools –  Fusion Applications Production to Test (P2T) and Fusion Applications Cloning (Cloning).  These help customers implement multiple FA environments for different purposes like production, testing and  development on Enterprise level projects. These tools come under the topic of Content Movement and are detailed in […]

Resetting Environments – An Alternate Approach

Overview There are times when you are in the midst of testing where you need to reset things back to the way they were; to be able to quickly restart your testing at from a previous point. This is technologically quite easy with current storage infrastructures supporting snapshot mechanisms. This is equally easy in those […]

Cloning of Fusion Applications using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c

Introduction Cloning is a recurring requirement in almost every Oracle Fusion Applications environment. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c (OEM) is an effective tool to create and automate the repeatable parts of the cloning process. Additionally to the cloning process itself OEM is very useful, when e.g. automating the scale-down of the environment or other actions that may be required to clone the particular […]

Understanding the BI Web Catalog Patching Process

Introduction Following on from a recent blog article for trouble-shooting RPD Patching issues, which you can find here, this article will cover the BI Web Catalog Patching process. In addition to an overview of the process, it will provide a methodology to understand exactly what changes the Patching Process is endeavoring to make. This could be useful […]

Understanding the use of “WebLogic Plugin Enabled”

Introduction: Requests to a WebLogic Server (WLS) usually go through a web server or a load balancer which serve as a proxy for the client requests. When the WLS requests are “front-ended” by either a web server or a load-balancer, the requests are handled via a plugin. It is important for WLS to be aware of the […]

Introduction to Fusion Applications Roles Concepts

Introduction   Fusion Applications Security is designed based on Role-Based Access Control (RBAC). It is an approach to restricting access to authorized users. In general, RBAC is defined based on the primary rules as per this wiki page. RBAC normalizes access to functions and data through user roles rather than only users. User access is based on […]