This section provides information about the system requirements, limitations, licensing, and pricing for deploying and running Oracle SOA Suite domains with the WebLogic Kubernetes Operator.
Release 23.4.2 has the following system requirements:
docker version) or CRI-O 1.20.2+ (check with
crictl version | grep RuntimeVersion).
docker images | grep flannel), Calico networking v3.16.1 or later.
helm version --client --short).
cluster-adminrole to install the operator. The operator does not need the
cluster-adminrole at runtime. For more information, see the role-based access control (RBAC) documentation.
See here for resource sizing information for Oracle SOA Suite domains set up on a Kubernetes cluster.
Compared to running a WebLogic Server domain in Kubernetes using the operator, the following limitations currently exist for Oracle SOA Suite domains:
For up-to-date information about the features of WebLogic Server that are supported in Kubernetes environments, see My Oracle Support Doc ID 2349228.1.
The WebLogic Kubernetes Operator and Oracle Linux are open source and free; WebLogic Server requires licenses in any environment. All WebLogic Server licenses are suitable for deploying WebLogic to containers and Kubernetes, including free single desktop Oracle Technology Network (OTN) developer licenses. See the following sections for more detailed information:
Oracle SOA Suite is licensed as an option to Oracle WebLogic Suite. Valid licenses are needed in at least one of the following combinations:
For more information, see the Fusion Middleware Licensing Information User Manual - Oracle SOA Suite and the following sections.
Oracle Linux is under open source license and is completely free to download and use.
Note that Oracle SOA Suite licenses that include support do not include customer entitlements for direct access to Oracle Linux support or Unbreakable Linux Network (to directly access the standalone Oracle Linux patches). The latest Oracle Linux patches are included with the latest Oracle SOA Suite images.
Oracle support for Java is included with Oracle SOA Suite licenses when Java is used for running WebLogic and Coherence servers or clients.
For more information, see the Fusion Middleware Licensing Information User Manual.
Oracle provides two different types of Oracle SOA Suite images:
Critical Patch Update (CPU) images: Images with the latest Oracle SOA Suite, Fusion Middleware Infrastructure, Coherence PSUs, and other fixes released by the Critical Patch Update (CPU) program. CPU images are intended for production use.
General Availability (GA) images: Images that are not intended for production use and do not include Oracle SOA Suite, WebLogic, Fusion Middleware Infrastructure, or Coherence PSUs.
All Oracle SOA Suite licenses, including free Oracle Technology Network (OTN) developer licenses, include access to the latest General Availability (GA) Oracle SOA Suite images, which bundle Java SE.
Customers with access to Oracle SOA Suite support additionally have:
The WebLogic Kubernetes Operator is open source and free, licensed under the Universal Permissive license (UPL), Version 1.0. For support details, see Get help.