MyST: How to get a CLI model from MyST Studio

The work horse for provisioning OFMW domains with MyST Studio is the MyST Agent. When there is something to be executed on hosts, it is the MyST Agent performing that action. MyST Studio is for the modeling of your environment and the Agent is the driving force to actually get it done on your infrastructure.

This post is part of a Series in which Robert Jan de Groot and I explore the inner and hidden parts of Rubicon Red MyST Studio which might come in handy at times.

The ‘communication’ between MyST Studio and the Agent is done through a properties-file and some supporting files, but everything you see in MyST Studio is translated into key-value pairs in the fc.properties file. This file is also known as the CLI model.

This post will enable you to get this CLI model from the API of MyST Studio, which often is a good help in trying to figure out what the issue is if you encounter problems during provisioning.

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MyST: Diving deep into the product

Sometimes, you need to dig a little deeper into the product you’re working with in order to solve an issue you are facing, or to find out more about how it works merely to satisfy your curiosity. As some of you might know, I definitely fall into the last category!

This post is part of a Series in which Robert Jan de Groot and I explore the inner and hidden parts of Rubicon Red MyST Studio which might come in handy at times.

In this blog, we’ll show you how to get to the parts of Rubicon Red MyST Studio which make it tick. We’ll also try to name the components and explain how the parts work together to make your day better.

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MyST: Setting EJB transaction timeouts on SOA/BPM domain

Working with the Oracle SOA Suite or Oracle BPM Suite sometimes necessitates setting timeout settings to get all components of your solution to play along nicely. Not all timeout settings are created equally, and thus not all timeout settings can be applied in the same way.

This post is part of a Series in which Robert Jan de Groot and I explore the inner and hidden parts of Rubicon Red MyST Studio which might come in handy at times.

In this blog, we’ll show you how to set the EJB timeout settings on your SOA or BPM domain with Rubicon Red MyST Studio. Yes, all of them!

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MyST: Honoring Oracle Managed Files on your FMW Repository

Some DBA’s are more fussy than others, and very much like to see things being done the correct way. Their way. As it has been done for ever.

This post is part of a Series in which Robert Jan de Groot and I explore the inner and hidden parts of Rubicon Red MyST Studio which might come in handy at times.

Our friends at Oracle devised a way to make maintenance of the Database-product a little easier for the DBA, and named it Oracle Managed Files (OMF). The trick here is that all files related to a single database are grouped together in their own folder on the file system, instead of just being thrown into the root of the datafiles-folder.
Rubicon Red MyST Studio knows this trick too, and here is how to get it working.

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MyST: How to skip execution of an action

We all love a product that tries to get the user to focus on the important things, by computing stuff in advance. There are certain situations where you want Rubicon Red MyST Studio to stop thinking for you, and act the exact way you instruct it to.
Even when this means it needs to do something which its creators never intended it to do in that fashion.

This post is part of a Series in which Robert Jan de Groot and I explore the inner and hidden parts of Rubicon Red MyST Studio which might come in handy at times.

We are of course talking about the execution of Actions by MyST during a Phase. Sometimes the built-in order will suit you just fine, sometimes you’ll need to add steps or even prevent them from happening at all.
This blog shows the usage of a little trick in MyST to skip execution of an Action altogether.

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MyST: How to set MBeans on WLS domain

Tuning your Oracle Fusion Middleware Domain is something every WLS administrator dreads but knows has to be done.
The majority of tuning is done through modifying values of MBeans in the domain, and here we present the slightly underappreciated way to set values of MBeans on your domain through Rubicon Red MyST Studio.

This post is part of a Series in which Robert Jan de Groot and I explore the inner and hidden parts of Rubicon Red MyST Studio which might come in handy at times.

Our case has an Oracle SOA Suite 12.2.1.3 clustered domain, consisting of two Managed Servers and the Admin Server. It already is provisioned with MyST, but the situation in which a provisioning is not done yet is also discussed.
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MyST: How to make fields mandatory in Platform Model

Provisioning an Oracle Fusion Middleware domain is made easy with Rubicon Red MyST Studio, but with so many parameters for customization in your Platform Blueprint or Platform Model things can get a little complicated.

There are, however, a few little tricks to make your life better, among which the ability to make a field mandatory in MyST Studio.

This post is part of a Series in which Robert Jan de Groot and I explore the inner and hidden parts of Rubicon Red MyST Studio which might come in handy at times.

Let’s say you have an OFMW domain whirring away somewhere, and you need to add a new JDBC Data Source to it. Here’s how to make that happen for all environments like the one we discuss here.

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