Persist adapter customizations

The lifetime for any customization done in a file on a server pod is up to the lifetime of that pod. The changes are not persisted once the pod goes down or is restarted.

For example, the following configuration updates DbAdapter.rar to create a new connection instance and creates data source CoffeeShop on the Administration Console for the same with jdbc/CoffeeShopDS.

File location: /u01/oracle/soa/soa/connectors/DbAdapter.rar


If you need to persist the customizations for any of the adapter files under the SOA Oracle Home in the server pod, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Customize the Adapter file using the WebLogic Administration Console:

  1. Log in to the WebLogic Administration Console, and go to Deployments > ABC.rar > Configuration > Outbound Connection Pools.

  2. Click New to create a new connection, then provide a new connection name, and click Finish.

  3. Go back to the new connection, update the properties as required, and save.

  4. Under Deployments, select ABC.rar, then Update.

    This step asks for the Plan.xml location. This location by default will be in ${ORACLE_HOME}/soa/soa which is not under Persistent Volume (PV). Therefore, provide the domain’s PV location such as {DOMAIN_HOME}/soainfra/servers.
    Now the Plan.xml will be persisted under this location for each Managed Server.

Method 2: Customize the Adapter file on the Worker Node:

  1. Copy ABC.rar from the server pod to a PV path:

    $ kubectl cp <namespace>/<SOA Managed Server pod name>:<full path of .rar file>  <destination path inside PV>

    For example:

    $ kubectl cp soans/soainfra-soa-server1:/u01/oracle/soa/soa/connectors/ABC.rar ${DockerVolume}/domains/soainfra/servers/ABC.rar

    or do a normal file copy between these locations after entering (using kubectl exec) in to the Managed Server pod.

  2. Unrar ABC.rar.

  3. Update the new connection details in the weblogic-ra.xml file under META_INF.

  4. In the WebLogic Administration Console, under Deployments, select ABC.rar, then Update.

  5. Select the ABC.rar path as the new location, which is ${DOMAIN_HOME}/user_projects/domains/soainfra/servers/ABC.rar and click Update.

  6. Verify that the plan.xml or updated .rar should be persisted in the PV.