Jan 31, 2020

Oracle BPEL: What's up with it?

Nearly 20 years ago there was a new standard for modelling business processes: BPEL (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_Process_Execution_Language)
Oracle bought Collaxa and released the Oracle BPEL Process Manager.
In 2009 i wrote some posts over tutorials, which where from collaxa and which were very useful for starting with Oracle BPEL product:

And what is left today?

The product is still listed on Oracle homepage:

And there is a section with some "news":

But the version number is not really somehing new and if you open the white paper you will see:

I think a whitepaper from 2014 is not really something new. 

If you take a look on the BPEL specification at oasis (http://docs.oasis-open.org/wsbpel/2.0/OS/wsbpel-v2.0-OS.html), you can see, that there was no update to the BPEL standard for more than 10 years. 

It is very sad, that this concept of modelling processes in a graphical way was unsuccessful...

Jan 25, 2020

Oracle VM Server: OVMAPI_2005E and OVMEVT_003503D_000

In my OVM environment i was trying to delete a server from a pool and this did not work. The error i got signalled was:
OVMAPI_2005E "[ServerDbImpl] xx:yy:zz:... (oraclevm)" contains a component "xx:yy:zz:..." in error. Error event: server.cluster.failure., Summary: Server Cluster Failure, Description: Failed to leave cluster OVMEVT_003503D_000 Server reboot is required..
I rebootet the server: still the same error.
I rebootet the ovm manager: still the same error.

Then i realized, that there was a red cross at my server:

The solution was: Select events from the drop down for this server:

There i had to "Acknowledge" the events and after that i was able to remove the server without any further error...