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The JBoss open source application server is commonly used in the development phase of a J2EE project. In the production phase the commercial BEA WebLogic server is preferred because of its enhanced set of features. Without modifications, an application developed in JBoss does not deploy in WebLogic server. The deployment descriptors for the WebLogic server are different from the JBoss deployment descriptors. An application may be migrated to WebLogic by converting the vendor-specific deployment descriptors to WebLogic. In this tutorial an EJB application developed in JBoss will be migrated to WebLogic with MySQL as the database. Preliminary Setup Download and install the BEA WebLogic server (www.bea.com/framework.jsp?CNT=overview.htm &FP=/content/products/weblogic/server). Create a server domain. Download the MySQL JDBC driver JAR file (www.mysql.com/products/conn... (more)

Accelerate #DevOps in #PaaS Environments with @RedHatNews | @DevOpsSummit

Red Hat Announces JBoss EAP 6.4 Red Hat, Inc. has announced Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) 6.4 and introduced expanded benefits for JBoss EAP subscribers deploying their Java applications in hybrid cloud environments. Enterprises are under pressure to deliver new applications fast; however, many factors, including rigid proprietary stacks, inflexible licensing agreements, and cultural silos in IT can prevent enterprises from achieving the agility they need to stay competitive. Enterprises are increasingly implementing DevOps methodologies, and technologies that complement them, to break down siloed communications between development and operations teams and accelerate application development and delivery. As DevOps adoption increases, so does the demand for technologies that complement DevOps methodologies and enable high productivity of d... (more)

Maria Winslow's Practical Open Source Blog - Does Open Source Java Matter?

Maria Winslow's Practical Open Source Blog There is a lot of open source activity currently surrounding Java, from JBoss and Geronimo (open source app servers) to MyFaces (an open source web application framework - think Struts but better) to Spring (an open source application framework). And now Harmony, an open source Java implementation, is in incubator status at the Apache Software Foundation. IBM and Intel have both made contributions toward the project. The Harmony project mission (from the website): -  Create a compatible, independent implementation of J2SE 5 under the Apache License v2 - Create a community-developed modular runtime (VM and class library) architecture to allow independent implementations to share runtime components, and allow independent innovation in runtime components But do we really need open source Java? Jeff Genender, a core developer on ... (more)

JBoss Acquires Arjuna/HP Software, Plus Arjuna's Chief Architect

JBoss has acquired distributed transaction monitor and web services technologies owned by Arjuna Technologies and HP, and will open source them for the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite (JEMS). In one strategic move, JBoss has propelled JEMS further into the high-end market long presided over by proprietary application platforms, while at the same time making pricey, enterprise-quality middleware software freely available to the mass market, the company says. The acquisition includes Arjuna Transaction Service Suite (ArjunaTS) and Arjuna's Web Services Transaction implementation, the market's only implementation supporting both leading web services specifications -- Web Services Transaction (WS-TX) and Web Services Composite Application Framework (WS-CAF). This implementation is also one of the few that has demonstrated interoperability with other industry leaders s... (more)

Will Oracle Buy JBoss?

During the recent Sun / Oracle Town Hall Meeting, which was broadcast live by SYS-CON.TV from the Auditorium at Oracle Headquarters, Scott McNealy's first question to Larry Ellison was: "So Larry, everybody here wants to know, right up front so we can take this off the table, get the big announcement out of the way, are you buying Sun?" Ellison's answer to this opening question was, "Well, you know Scott, as you will see in the newspapers, it turns out Oracle's strong preference is to do everything hostilely." The audience responded to both McNealy's question and Ellison's answer with laughter. In less than two weeks after this televised event, the rumor in Silicon Valley is that Oracle is in talks with JBoss to acquire them, although neither company so far publicly confirmed or denied this acquisition rumor. This move, if it's true, follows on Oracle’s highly... (more)

Red Hat and Microsoft Expand Virtualization Interoperability Options

Virtualization Journal Red Hat announced that customers can now deploy fully supported virtualization environments that combine Microsoft Windows Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In response to customer demand for interoperability in their IT environments, Red Hat and Microsoft have completed testing and validation for mutual customers using server virtualization. Joint support from Red Hat and Microsoft for these configurations is available today. In February 2009, Red Hat and Microsoft announced agreements to validate and support the companies' corresponding virtualization and operating system platforms. The agreements have enabled today's delivery of expanded virtualization interoperability through the cross-certification of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Windows Server. Customers can now deploy tested and supported heterogeneous, virtualized Red Hat... (more)

Open Clouds at Red Hat

Red Hat has been making steady progress toward what is shaping up as a fairly interesting cloud strategy.  Building on their Deltacloud API abstraction layer and their CloudForms IaaS software, a hybrid cloud model is starting to emerge. Add to this their OpenShift PaaS system, and you can see that Red Hat is assembling a lot of key components. Let’s add the fact that Red Hat has gotten very involved with OpenStack, providing an interesting dynamic with CloudForms. Red Hat is the enterprise king in Linux (RHEL), strong in application servers (JBoss), and has a lot of very large customers.  Their VM environment, RHEV (aka KVM) won’t displace VMware in the enterprise space any time soon, but it is pretty interesting in the service provider space. Red Hat’s community open source model will be very appealing to the market.  In fact, any of the OpenStack distro providers... (more)

Configuring JMX in WebSphere 8.5

Like most application servers, WebSphere 8.5 has a rich management infrastructure based on JMX, or Java Management Extensions. In fact, the WebSphere administration console uses JMX to connect to the server to issue queries and perform administrative operations. In a previous post I showed you how to secure JBoss’ JMX connector. While there is a lot of information out there on how to connect to WebSphere via JMX, most of the examples involve either disabling SSL, or worse – disabling security globally. So let’s see how we can access WebSphere’s JMX connector remotely in a secure way. Like most things WebSphere, this could look very daunting at first, but once done, you will have a reliable and secure setup. First, a Little Background Historically most JMX implementations used the simple JMXMP protocol as the underlying transport. The newer versions of the the JMX Spe... (more)

Red Hat Launches a Comprehensive Open Source BPM Suite

Red Hat, Inc., on Tuesday announced a comprehensive open source business process management suite, Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite 6, which includes the next version of its business rules platform, JBoss BRMS 6. With JBoss BPM Suite 6, Red Hat brings a combination of business process management (BPM), business rules management (BRM) and complex event processing (CEP) technologies together in a single product offering. JBoss BPM Suite is a platform for business process management that includes all the capabilities of JBoss BRMS and adds support for modeling, automation, simulation, and monitoring of business processes. JBoss BRMS is a platform for business rules management and complex event processing that is used to host an organization’s business rules and to make business decisions based on those rules, as an alternative to coding them directly in applications. The comp... (more)

New $23.5 Million Funding for @CloudBees | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

CloudBees, Inc., has announced a $23.5 million financing round, led by longtime CloudBees investor Lightspeed Venture Partners. Existing investors Matrix Partners, Verizon Ventures and Blue Cloud Ventures also participated in the round. The latest funding announcement follows earlier rounds of $4 million, $10.5 million and $10.8 million, bringing the total investment in CloudBees to just under $50 million since the company’s inception in 2010. Previous venture investment rounds were led by Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Verizon Ventures with participation from Blue Cloud Ventures, JBoss alumni Bob Bickel and Marc Fleury, and Ed Bugnion, co-founder of VMware. CloudBees plans to use the funding to facilitate the ongoing and significant growth the company is experiencing from demand for its continuous delivery (CD) solutions based on Jenkins CI, the lead... (more)

Transaction Tracing for Performance Bottleneck Detection | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Transaction Tracing for Performance Bottleneck Detection by Mick Emmett When you’re building a monitoring solution or evaluate existing ones, what do you look for? Probably these four core aspects of functionality: Collection and display of metrics Alerting based on metric values and anomalies Collection and display of server and application logs and other types of events Alerting based on log patterns and metrics extracted from logs But there is really one more juicy piece of functionality one should look for: Distributed Transaction Tracing What’s more, as a nice side-effect of Transaction Tracing in SPM you will also get: Your app’s Request Throughput, Response Latency, plus Error & Exception Rates AppMap, which which how various components in your infrastructure communicate with each other What is Distributed Transaction Tracing? [Note: If you know what Transactio... (more)