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Master Oracle Fusion Applications

Administer a fully integrated application management framework across your enterprise using the detailed information contained in this Oracle Press guide. Managing Oracle Fusion Applications first explains key principles and then logically groups utilities into practical, ready-to-use toolboxes. Learn how to build lifecycle models, deliver dynamic business intelligence, optimize performance, mitigate risk, and integrate the latest Web 2.0 and social networking features. Compliance, security, and testing techniques are also covered in this comprehensive resource.

• Understand the components and architecture of Oracle Fusion Applications

• Plan, develop, and implement an effective application management plan

• Resolve reliability issues with Oracle Enterprise Manager

• Configure and deploy applications from the Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console

• Adjust run-time parameters using Java Management Extensions and MBeans

• Generate and distribute reports using Oracle Business Intelligence 11g

• Establish solid user authentication, access control, and data protection policies

• Work with Oracle Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance Intelligence

Table of Contents

  1. Cover page
  2. ORACLE® Oracle Press™ Managing Oracle Fusion Applications
  3. Copyright page
  4. Dedication
  5. Author
  6. Contents at a Glance
  7. Contents
  8. FOREWORD
  9. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  10. INTRODUCTION
  11. 1 A Fusion Applications Product Overview
    1. Business Architecture
      1. The Business Process Model
      2. Fusion Applications 1.0 Features
    2. Functional Architecture
      1. Functional Architecture Objects
      2. Functional Setup Manager
  12. 2 A Fusion Applications Technical Overview
    1. Technical Architecture Fundamentals
      1. The User Interface
      2. The Model-View-Controller Architecture
      3. Business Logic Execution Architecture
      4. Orchestration
      5. The Security Architecture
      6. Data Storage and Retrieval
    2. The Technology Stack
      1. The Front End
      2. ApplCore
      3. Fusion Middleware Extensions for Fusion Applications
      4. Core Fusion Middleware
      5. Identity Management and Security
    3. A Processing Walkthrough
    4. Coexistence Overview
    5. The Extension Architecture
      1. Configuration
      2. Personalization
      3. Extensibility
      4. Customization
    6. The Fusion Applications Ecosystem
      1. User Assistance
      2. The Supportability Architecture
      3. Next-Generation Manageability
  13. 3 Successful Enterprise Application Management
    1. What Is Enterprise Application Management?
      1. Definition and Goals
      2. Role Introduction
    2. The Principles of Enterprise Application Management
      1. Reliability
      2. Availability
      3. Performance
      4. Optimization
      5. Governance
    3. Defining Success
      1. The Benefits of Success
      2. The Impacts of Failure
  14. 4 The Fusion Applications Lifecycle
    1. What Is a Lifecycle Model?
    2. Example Lifecycle Models
      1. Software Development Lifecycles
      2. Application Lifecycle Model (ALM)
      3. Information Lifecycle Management (ILM)
      4. IT Service Management (ITSM)
      5. Applying the Generic Lifecycles
      6. Benefits
      7. Limitations
    3. A Fusion Applications Management Lifecycle Model
  15. 5 A Fusion Applications Management Toolbox
    1. Why a Toolbox?
    2. Toolbox Scope
    3. Toolbox Structure
    4. Toolbox Content
    5. Alternative Views
  16. 6 A Reliability Management Toolbox
    1. Business Process Level
      1. The Diagnostic Test Framework (DTF)
      2. Functional Setup Manager
      3. Oracle Support
    2. Applications Technology Level
      1. Incident Management
      2. Platform
  17. 7 The Availability Management Toolbox
    1. Business Process Layer
      1. Business Service Availability
      2. Fusion Applications Control
      3. Service Testing
    2. Applications Technology Layer
      1. ADF
      2. Fusion Middleware Availability
      3. The MBean Browser
    3. Platform Layer
      1. Business Intelligence
      2. Oracle Data Integrator
      3. WebLogic Server
      4. Fusion Middleware Availability
      5. Database Availability
      6. High Availability and Backup and Recovery
  18. 8 A Performance Management Toolbox
    1. Business Process Layer
      1. Product Performance
      2. Diagnostic Test Framework
      3. SOA and Business Process Execution
      4. Business Activity
      5. Enterprise Scheduling Service
    2. Applications Technology Layer
      1. Business Intelligence Performance
      2. SOA Performance Management
    3. Platform Layer
      1. More Fusion Middleware Performance
      2. WebLogic Server Performance
      3. Core Java Performance
      4. Database Performance Management
      5. Logging, Tracing, and Other Utilities
  19. 9 An Optimization Management Toolbox
    1. Business Process Layer
      1. BPEL and BPM
      2. Oracle Enterprise Repository
      3. Configuration and Data Optimization
      4. Proactive Support
    2. Applications Technology Layer
      1. Extending Features
      2. Business Intelligence
      3. Applications Configuration
    3. Platform Layer
      1. Database Optimization Tools
      2. Middleware Optimization Tools
      3. Hardware Optimization
  20. 10 A Governance Management Toolbox
    1. To GRC or Not to GRC
    2. Business Process Layer
      1. Functional Setup Manager
      2. Master Data Management
      3. Fusion Applications Patch Management
      4. Diagnostic Test Framework (DTF)
      5. WebCenter
    3. Applications Technology Layer
      1. SOA Governance
      2. Testing Suite Tools
      3. Security Governance
    4. Platform Layer
      1. Enterprise Manager Compliance
      2. Information Management
      3. Configuration and Change Management
  21. 11 Getting and Staying Healthy
    1. The Principles of Application Health
      1. Health in Four Dimensions
      2. Importance: Business Health vs. System Health
      3. Monitoring, Monitoring, and More Monitoring
      4. One Last Lifecycle
      5. Be a Superhero, Not a Target
    2. Mind, Body, and Soul = Business, System, and Process
      1. Business Process Health
      2. System Health
      3. Healthy Processes and Procedures
    3. Day-To-Day Health
      1. Patching
      2. Patch Expertise
      3. System Testing
      4. Proactive Health
      5. Reactive Health
    4. Eleven Proven Ways to Application Health
      1. Project Management
      2. Reusable Templates and Automation
      3. Training
      4. Make It Fun
      5. Learn from Experience
      6. Channeling Communication
      7. Create Knowledge
      8. Using Outsourcing
      9. Careful Resourcing
      10. Getting More from Partners
      11. A Fusion Application Manager’s Checklist
  22. 12 Planning for the Future
    1. Application Architectures
      1. Client Evolution
      2. Component Maturity
      3. Business Intelligence and Analytics
      4. Integration Expansion
      5. Hardware
    2. Fusion Applications
      1. Business Processes
      2. Pillar Replication
      3. Business Activity Monitoring
      4. Cloud-Based Solutions
      5. Third-Party Services
    3. Fusion Application Management
      1. Implementations
      2. Enriched Supportability Ecosystem
      3. Coexistence
      4. Configuration and Change Management
      5. Patching
      6. Deeper Technology Stack Management
      7. Seamless Tooling
      8. Health Automation
  23. A Further Reading and References
    1. Oracle Product Documentation
    2. Other Oracle Documentation
    3. Oracle Press Series
    4. Online Resources
  24. Index