Oracle SOA Suite

The Oracle WebLogic Server Kubernetes Operator (the “operator”) supports deployment of Oracle SOA Suite components such as Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Oracle Service Bus (OSB), and Oracle Enterprise Scheduler (ESS). Currently the operator supports these domain types:

  • soa: Deploys a SOA domain
  • osb: Deploys an OSB domain
  • soaess: Deploys a SOA domain with ESS
  • soaosb: Deploys a domain with SOA and OSB
  • soaessosb: Deploys a domain with SOA, OSB, and ESS

In this release, Oracle SOA Suite domains are supported using the “domain on a persistent volume” model only, where the domain home is located in a persistent volume (PV).

The operator has several key features to assist you with deploying and managing Oracle SOA Suite domains in a Kubernetes environment. You can:

  • Create Oracle SOA Suite instances in a Kubernetes persistent volume (PV). This PV can reside in an NFS file system or other Kubernetes volume types.
  • Start servers based on declarative startup parameters and desired states.
  • Expose the Oracle SOA Suite services and composites for external access.
  • Scale Oracle SOA Suite domains by starting and stopping Managed Servers on demand, or by integrating with a REST API.
  • Publish operator and WebLogic Server logs to Elasticsearch and interact with them in Kibana.
  • Monitor the Oracle SOA Suite instance using Prometheus and Grafana.

Current production release

The current supported production release of the Oracle WebLogic Server Kubernetes Operator, for Oracle SOA Suite domains deployment is 3.0.1.

Recent changes and known issues

See the Release Notes for recent changes and known issues for Oracle SOA Suite domains deployment on Kubernetes.


See here for limitations in this release.

About this documentation

This documentation includes sections targeted to different audiences. To help you find what you are looking for more easily, please consult this table of contents:

  • Quick Start explains how to quickly get an Oracle SOA Suite domain instance running, using the defaults, nothing special. Note that this is only for development and test purposes.

  • Install Guide and Administration Guide provide detailed information about all aspects of using the Kubernetes operator including:

    • Installing and configuring the operator.
    • Using the operator to create and manage Oracle SOA Suite domains.
    • Configuring Kubernetes load balancers.
    • Configuring Custom SSL certificates.
    • Configuring Elasticsearch and Kibana to access the operator and WebLogic Server log files.
    • Deploying composite applications for Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Service Bus.
    • Patching an Oracle SOA Suite Docker image.
    • Removing/deleting domains.
    • And much more!

Additional reading

Oracle SOA Suite domains deployment on Kubernetes leverages the Oracle WebLogic Server Kubernetes operator framework.

  • To develop an understanding of the operator, including design, architecture, domain life cycle management, and configuration overrides, review the operator documentation.
  • To learn more about the Oracle SOA Suite architecture and components, see Understanding Oracle SOA Suite.
  • To understand the known issues and common questions for Oracle SOA Suite domains deployment on Kubernetes, see the frequently asked questions.