JCA Adapters are configured through deployment plans. MyST Studio has a mechanism for defining a JCA adapter configuration so that it can be used to generate the deployment plan when the platform is automatically provisioned or updated by MyST.
Below is an example of the JCA Adapters that ship out-of-the-box with the SOA Suite in 12c.
Before these can be used by applications, they need to be configured. This chapter details how JCA Adapter configurations can be added to a Platform Blueprint.
Add JCA Adapter to Platform Blueprint
To add a new JCA Adapter in the Platform Blueprint, open the Platform Blueprint Editor and navigate to
Blueprint > WebLogic Domains > [domain_name] > JCA Adapters.
Click on the
+ icon next to JCA Adapters (outlined in red). This will create a new JCA Adapter,
Jca Adapter - 1 in the example below.
Select the new JCA Adapter in the tree view, MyST will display its current configuration. Initially, none of its properties will be set. Click
Edit to put the JCA Adapter into edit mode.
Set the component name to the JCA Adapter type we want to configure, as shown in the WebLogic console. In the example below (outlined in red), we have set the component name to
Create Adapter Instances
For each instance of a JCA Adapter, we want to configure, we need to add a corresponding instance to our Platform Blueprint. Click on
Add Item next to the
Instance List (outlined in red above).
MyST will add a new instance to our JCA Adapter. For each instance we need to provide the following property values:
- Name - Name of the JCA Adapter instance. This is used only for identifying the instance in MyST Studio and is not used for WebLogic.
- Jndi Name - The JNDI name of the adapter instance at runtime
- Name-Value Parameters - Contains the name-value properties that are used to configure the JCA Adapter instance.
An alternative way of creating a new JCA Adapter instance is to select an existing instance, right click on it and select
Add Name Value Parameters
The Name-Value parameters are used to define properties that are used to configure the adapter instance. To add a property, click on
Add One next to
Name-Value Parameters and add the properties required to configure the JCS Adapter instance.
Alternatively, click on
Edit Bulkto open the property bulk editor
Some JCA adapters support the setting of global connection pool parameters. Setting connection pool parameters is supported for the following JCA Adapters:
- AQ Adapter
- DB Adapter
- File Adapter
- MQ Series Adapter
- Oracle Apps Adapter
- Socket Adapter
The connection pool parameters are set in the WebLogic Admin Console under the Connection Pool tab. The following table describes the MyST parameters that correspond to the fields on the WebLogic Admin Console.
|Admin Console Field||MyST Parameters||Type|
|Connection Reserve Timeout Seconds||connection-reserve-timeout-seconds||Number|
|Highest Num Waiters||highest-num-waiters||Number|
|Match Connections Supported||match-connections-supported||Number|
|Shrink Frequency Seconds||shrink-frequency-seconds||Number|
|Highest Num Unavailable||highest-num-unavailable||Number|
|Connection Creation Retry Frequency Seconds||connection-creation-retry-frequency-seconds||Number|
|Test Frequency Seconds||test-frequency-seconds||Boolean|
|Test Connections On Create||test-connections-on-create||Boolean|
|Test Connections On Release||test-connections-on-release||Boolean|
|Test Connections On Reserve||test-connections-on-reserve||Boolean|
Edit JCA Adapter in Platform Blueprint
To edit an existing JCA adapter in the Platform Blueprint, open the Platform Blueprint Editor and navigate to
Blueprint > WebLogic Domains > [domain_name] > JCA Adapters. Expand this component to see a list of currently defined adapters and select the JCA adapter you wish to edit.
Edit to put the JCA adapter into edit mode and enter the required values.
Delete Data Source from Platform Blueprint
To delete an existing data source from a Platform Blueprint, open the Platform Blueprint Editor and navigate to
Blueprint > WebLogic Domains > [domain_name] > JCA Adapter.
Expand this component to see a list of currently defined data sources. Select an existing JCA adapter, right click on it and select