Oracle BPEL Process Manager is component of SOA Suite in Fusion Middleware Family . You can also install standalone BPEL Process Manager with Oracle Application Server (J2EE and Web Type) and its own dehydration store (repository for status data) or can install it with Oracle SOA Suite.
This post covers broad overview of BPEL Process Manager component and Installation overview.
BPEL Process Manager Consist of
- BPEL Server : Server on which you deploy BPEL Process (workflow, technology adapter,
- BPEL Control : Console from which you deploy, manage and test BPEL process.
- Database : Also alled as Dehydration store is database to store process status data
Installation Option of BPEL Process Manager
Oracle BPEL Process Manager can be installed with
i) Oracle SOA Suite or
ii) Oracle AS Middle Tier
Installing BPEL on Oracle AS Middle Tier
-Minimum version of Application Server middle tier is 10.1.3.1.0
-Database (Dehydration Store for BPEL process manager) can be 9i or 10g Oracle Database
(126.96.36.199 or higher, 10.1.0.5 or higher, 10.2.0.2 or higher or 10.2.0.1 XE )
-Before installing Oracle BPEL manager configure database by running IRCA (Integration
Repository Creation Assistant)
i) Install Database for Dehydration Store (You can use already existing database if match
ii) Create BPEL Process manager schema and user using irca.sh ($installation_software/ install/ soa_schemas /irca)
iii) Install 10.1.3.1.0 OAS (J2EE only or J2EE and Web SErver installation type)
iv) Install BPEL process manager in same oracle home as yu installed J2EE and J2EE Web Server by running ($Installation_Disk/bpel_oc4j/./runInstaller )
How to monitor BPEL Process Manager and Integration with Applications, coming soon …..