Thursday, March 17, 2011

OUM 5.4 Has Been Released!

Yesterday OUM 5.4 has been released. Among other things, the following improvements has been made:
  • Tactical SOA View added
  • Various techniques regarding monitoring and improving SOA (instrumentation)
  • A white paper about how to apply OUM with Scrum
  • Several SOA templates
The Tactical SOA View helps to get up-to-speed with OUM on SOA projects that do not (directly) have an enterprise approach.

The templates concern a Service Contract, a Service Catalog spreadsheet in case you don't have an Enterprise Repository, and some more.

Check it out!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Installing OBPM Suite 11g PS3 using XE

When installing the OBPM Suite 11g PS3, I ran into an issue with the Metadata Services (MDS) schema on my XE database. The error I got when I tried to start the WLS SOA domain was "ORA-04063: package body "DEV_MDS.MDS_INTERNAL_SHREDDED" has errors". I checked the schema and found that all three existing packages were invalid. Recompile did not solve the issue.

I Googled a bit and found out that I had to re-run the Repository Creation Utility, as apparently there is an extra environment variable to set before you run this. I fixed it as follows:
  • Open a dos-box in the ..\rcuHome\bin folder
  • Enter: set rcu_jdbc_trim_blocks=true
  • Run rcu.bat
  • Drop the existing repository
  • Recreate a new one
  • All invalid objects disappeared!
BTW, the tips in a previous posting, are still valid. Especially the one regarding setting the JVM memory setting of the WLS SOA domain:

set DEFAULT_MEM_ARGS=-Xms512m -Xmx768m