Middleware Sunday - 2nd December

Registration information

Registration for Sunday sessions were separate from the normal conference pass. Just under 50 people gained value from attending on the Sunday and found the 1/2 day of sessions very useful, with over half the attendees staying past 6pm!

Middleware Sunday information

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Middleware Sunday was an event packed with technical content for WebLogic administrators. The level of sessions was aimed at intermediate to advanced, so delegates were expected to be comfortable with WebLogic and its configuration terms, such as domains and managed servers. There was also a fun hands-on session for which attendees needed a quick laptop in order to join the mega-cluster!

Please note - If you want to download the presentation(s) and you are not a member of UKOUG, please contact stephanie@ukoug.org

Agenda

12:15 – 12:25     

 Welcome and Introduction

 Simon Haslam, Veriton Limited and Jürgen Kress, Oracle

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12:25 – 12:55


 WebLogic Scripting Tool – Taking WLST to the Next Level

 Simon Haslam, Veriton Limited

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Discussion

13:05 – 13:35


 Node Manager Under the Covers

 Jacco Landlust, iDBA

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Discussion

13:50 – 14:10  Tea and coffee
14:10 – 14:40


 WebLogic JMX Overview: Tools and Development

 Frank Munz, munz & more

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Discussion

14:55 – 15:25


 JVM Tuning and Performance Diagnostics for WebLogic

 René van Wijk, Axis into ICT

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Discussion

15:40 – 16:00  Tea and coffee
16:00 – 17:30


 Mega-cluster Hands-On Workshop

 All speakers

                          
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The day ended with 'Liquid Refreshments' at The Slug and Lettuce, Brindley Place, Birmingham, sponsored by Simon Haslam, Veriton and Jacco Landlust, IDBA
 

Abstracts

WebLogic Scripting Tool – Taking WLST to the Next Level
Simon Haslam, Veriton Limited

Most production Oracle Fusion Middleware administrators will use WLST at some point: perhaps recording commands from the WebLogic console, calling it from a shell script when talking to a Node Manager, or without necessarily knowing it when running some of Oracle’s configuration wizards (you can spot the .py scripts if you dig around). In fact WLST is a very handy tool indeed for achieving the levels of automation required for efficient administration of most of today’s environments. This presentation delves deeper into WLST – useful Jython/Python language features, passing in parameters, packaging functions and procedures into reusable libraries, embedding WLST and calling it from various other tools. The session will also give examples of how Simon has used WLST in automating production environment builds.

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Node Manager Under the Covers
Jacco Landlust, iDBA

Handling WebLogic’s lifecycle is a core activity whilst managing Fusion Middleware. Seasoned WebLogic administrators generally know that the java Node Manager is the most suitable way to handle this lifecycle for your Admin and Managed Servers, but there's quite a lot more that goes on under the covers. This session will talk in detail about the WebLogic startup sequence and the role node manager plays in it, configuration including shared domain homes, crash recovery, security/SSL and crash recovery. Finally Jacco will cover some of the subtleties and caveats of Node Manager as found from working with it in production.

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WebLogic JMX Overview: Tools and Development
Frank Munz, munz & more

JMX is a well established standard for configuration and monitoring of WebLogic server, deployed applications and the JDK itself. This session will contrast the essential WebLogic, open source and JDK tools for JMX. Showing two examples Frank will demonstrate how little coding is required to dynamically configure and monitor your own applications.

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JVM Tuning and Performance Diagnostics for WebLogic
René van Wijk, Axis into ICT

In this presentation René is going to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the JRockit JVM; well quite a lot anyway! First he will dive into the JRockit fundamentals, like code generation, memory management and threading. Next he uses these fundamentals to tune JRockit JVM. He’ll end the session by discussing JRockit Mission Control and its possibilities in tracking down problems.

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Mega-cluster Hands-On Workshop
(all speakers)

All delegates will be welcome to join their laptop into the cluster but it will need to meet a minimum specification (expected to be 3GB RAM and Core i5 or i7 processor or equivalent). Registered delegates will be sent more details nearer the time, including any software they need to download from Oracle in advance. Laptop numbers are likely to be restricted based on ethernet switch ports available to us.

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