Oracle E-Business Suite

jetNEXUS ALB-X – Oracle E-Business Suite 12 – Deployment Guide

 

    Pre-requisites

    Overview

    Why jetNEXUS?

    What is a jetPACK?

    Oracle E-Business Suite Description

    Example Diagram

    HTTP Deployment

    SSL Offload

    Telnet Deployment

    Troubleshooting

    Contact Us

Pre-requisites

The following are general
prerequisites and configuration notes for this guide:

  • It is assumed that
    the reader is a network administrator or person familiar with networking and general computer terminology
  • You must have an
    existing Oracle E-Business suite deployment
  • This deployment guide contains
    configuration procedures to configure jetNEXUS ALB-X appliances only
  • We
    recommend reading Oracle Support white paper: “Using Load-Balancers
    with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12”. Doc ID is Note:380489.1
  • Minimum  Software Version 3.53.2 (Build 1510) or
    later on your jetNEXUS ALB-X

 

Overview

The ALB-X is an Application Delivery Controller (ADC)
sometimes referred to as a next generation load balancer. The ALB-X
provides intelligent traffic management, scalability and fail-over
for  Oracle EBS servers.

This document assumes a degree of
familiarity with the ALB-X GUI. For more general information on the
ALB-X and the GUI, please refer to the User Guide

This document assumes that you
are already familiar
with the process of installing Oracle E-Business Suite.

 

Why jetNEXUS?

Layer 4 & Layer 7 Load Balancing Application layer
server health
checks are able to detect and route around
problems to eliminate downtime
Session Persistence Cookie based or IP
based session persistence. Session timers can be adjusted
Reverse Proxy jetNEXUS ALB-X can
provide Reverse-Proxy architecture, enabling secure remote client connections to internal resources
Compression Content Compression
features improve remote client performance
SSL Offload Enables
end-to-end secure encrypted traffic between client and load balancer,
freeing the content servers from resource hungry process of encyption
flightPATH jetNEXUS ALB-X is
able to intelligently redirect clients to the correct resources
jetPACK Quick and easy
deployment using jetPACK application templates

 

What is a jetPACK?

A jetPACK is a simple text file that you can upload to your appliance
that contains all of the configuration needed to deploy an application
such as Oracle E-Business Suite.

The jetNEXUS ALB-X
can be
configured automatically with an Oracle EBS
jetPACK
template, which is
fully-tuned with all of the
application-specific settings that you need in order to enjoy optimised
service delivery from your ALB-X
If you supply the
virtual IP
address and real server IP addresses to support@edgenexus.io we will
send you a custom jetPACK that you simply upload to your jetNEXUS ALB-X
The upload can be
done via the
GUI and will result in a fully configured ALB-X within less
than 1 minute
The relevant
jetPACK can be applied to multiple jetNEXUS ALB-X appliances saving valuable time and eliminating simple mistakes
For more information please go
to our website http://www.edgenexus.io/usercentral/3-55-1/jetpack.html#Oracle_E-Business_Suite

 

Oracle E-Business Suite 12 Description

Oracle E-Business Suite is the most comprehensive suite of
integrated, global business applications that enable organisations to
make better decisions, reduce costs and increase performance.

For more information
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/overview/index.html

Example Oracle E-Business Diagram

Diagram 1.1

Port Requirements

Service Name

Service Type

TCP Port

Description

Web Front End HTTP 80 Used to provide HTTP access to Oracle EBS app servers
Secure Web Front End HTTP 443 Used to provide SSL secure access to Oracle EBS app
servers.
Telnet Layer 4 TCP 10300 Used to provide telnet access to the Oracle EBS app servers

 

HTTP Deployment

Please complete the following procedures:

1. Create a Virtual Service for HTTP

  • Navigate to the IP Services page
  • Click Add IP to add a blank row in top Channel Details section
  • Complete the column details as per the screen shot below
  • Note the Primary column will be blank unless you have enabled
    failover. Please see section on failover / high availability in the
    online user guide here
  • Start by double clicking on IP Address column of your blank row
  • Once complete you can TAB to the next column to edit

 

2. Add Real Servers to the Virtual Service

  • With the Destination Tab highlighted click Add New in the bottom Content Servers section.
  • A blank row will appear. Double Click on this row below each column starting with the IP Address column to add your servers
  • To save the server details click the Update button on the right hand side of this section.
  • You can add additional servers with the Add New button

 

 

3. Create a Server Health Monitor

Navigate to Configure–Content
Server Monitoring

  1. Add a new health check by clicking  Add Records
  2. In the name section double click to edit and then
    type Oracle EBS Health
    Check
  3. In the Description
    section add a suitable description
    of the health check
  4. Choose HTTP
    200 OK
    as a Monitoring
    Method
  5. Set the Page
    Location
    to /
  6. Leave the required content blank
  7. A new monitor  will now  be added to the
    list and can be selected from the Actions
    section of the IP
    Services
    page

 

4. Set the Actions for the channel

Apply the following actions:

Note: Cookie
based load balancing tells the client to set a cookie which is associated with a particular Oracle server to maintain session
persistence (sticky sessions).
The default settings for this cookie
will need to be altered for Oracle E-Business Suite to remove the HTTP
Only flag and set a timeout of 12 hours. Please see the jetPACK section
for these updates.

HTTPS Deployment

Before you can use the ALB-X as an SSL proxy you must create or import an SSL certificate.

To create or import an SSL certificate please refer to the
Configure–SSL Certificates section of the online userguide. You can open
up a new tab to this resource here

1. Create a Virtual Service for HTTP

  • Navigate to the IP Services page
  • Click Add Port to add a partially configured row in top Channel Details section. The IP address and Subnet Mask will be completed for you
  • Complete the column details as per the screen shot below
  • Start by double clicking on Port column of your partially completed row
  • Once complete you can TAB to the next column to edit

 

2. Add Real Servers to the Virtual Service

  • With the Destination Tab highlighted click Add New in the bottom Content Servers section.
  • A blank row will appear. Double Click on this row below each column starting with the IP Address column to add your servers
  • To save the server details click the Update button on the right hand side of this section.
  • You can add additional servers with the Add New button

3. Set the Actions for the channel

The Actions settings for
HTTPS/SSL offload are similar to the HTTP channel. The only difference
is to apply an SSL certificate to the client side connection (SSL).
Ensure that the Content SSL is set to “No SSL”.

Below we have already created a certificate called OracleEBScertificate so we simply need to choose it from the drop down box

 

Telnet Deployment

Please complete the following procedures:

1. Create a Virtual Service for Telnet

  • Navigate to the IP Services page
  • Click Add Port to add a partially configured row in top Channel Details section. The IP address and Subnet Mask will be completed for you
  • Complete the column details as per the screen shot below
  • Start by double clicking on Port column of your partially completed row
  • Once complete you can TAB to the next column to edit

 

 

2. Add Real Servers to the Virtual Service

  • With the Destination Tab highlighted click Add New in the bottom Content Servers section.
  • A blank row will appear. Double Click on this row below each column starting with the IP Address column to add your servers
  • To save the server details click the Update button on the right hand side of this section.
  • You can add additional servers with the Add New button

3. Set the Actions for the channel

 

 

Troubleshooting

Further help can be found on the edgeNEXUS websites

http://www.edgenexus.io/support

Usercentral

 

Contact Us

We hope you have found this Deployment Guide informative, but if you
need any clarification or further information, please do not hesitate
to get in contact with edgeNEXUS Support:

E-mail

support@jetNEXUS.com

Phone

+44 (0870) 382 5529

Blog

http://jetNEXUS.blogspot.com/

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