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View application log files in PCF using the CF CLI

I recently setup verbose GC logging on a  deployed application to Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) and specified a file to write the GC logging info to. Below shows how you can view application files using the CF CLI.

1. Start by invoking the following to show your deployed applications

[Tue Dec 16 09:32:10 papicella@:~/cf/APJ-vcloud ] $ cf apps
Getting apps in org ANZ / space development as pas...

Linux cluster sysadmin — OS metric monitoring with colmux

In this mini-series of blog posts I’m taking a look at a few very useful tools that can make your life as the sysadmin of a cluster of Linux machines. This may be a Hadoop cluster, or just a plain simple set of ‘normal’ machines on which you want to run the same commands and monitoring.

Understanding BRM’s Error Buffer

Matt Coburn SSG BRMIf you have any experience with BRM, you probably have encountered strange error messages related to the error buffer. This blog will take a deeper look at the error buffer and help you decipher what some of those messages mean.

Easy method to create BIP 11g reports on top of OBIEE dashboards

This blog talks about a quick way to create BIP reports on top of OBIEE dashboards.

Using Apex Authorization schemes in PL/SQL

The problem with using APEX authorization schemes in PL/SQL has been addressed several times in blogs and forums, but we occasionally still get questions  on how to solve this:

I have a page where users with admin roles can modify data and other users can only view it. Hiding the button to save the record is easily done with an authorization scheme:


BPM Workspace Login with libOVD and LDAP, Part 1: Configuration and Startup

Some of Oracle BPM 11g customers have reported performance issues when trying to login to BPM Workspace with an external LDAP as an identity store. While each customer could have a different issue that caused the slow down, the process of identifying the issue usually is the same. Having a good understanding of how the Workspace, libOVD, external LDAP and WLS embedded LDAP work together will help quickly identify the problematic area.

Base64 Encode / Decode with Python (or WebLogic Scripting Tool)

I had to estimate the effort for decoding a Base64 encoded message. Honestly  A reminder to self (and for others working in the dark spheres of lowest level integration).   Python / WLST You can easily decode a Base64 message in Python. With WebLogic installed this obviously is working with WLST (also in offline mode). No […]

Exploring DevOps with Chef and WebLogic Server

I'm about to embark on a journey that explores the use of WebLogic Server within a DevOps regime.  My first port of call for this journey will be using Chef.

A loose travel itinerary is:

Create a Custom ADF Component

During UKOUG Tech14 in Liverpool, Wilfred and I had a presentation about how to create your own Custom ADF Component. Since we were busy on preparing the presentation there were no blogs about these beforehand.I thought it would be nice to give a small recap, for anyone interested in going into creating Custom ADF Components.

File Encoding in the Next Generation Outline Extractor

We had a couple of issues reported with the output of the Next Generation Outline Extractor where the exported file did not work properly as a load file. After some investigation, we found that the file encoding was incorrect. We were encoding the files using the Unicode/UTF-8 format. We chose this encoding so that we could write all characters in all languages, but we did not consider that UTF-8 is only valid for loading Unicode databases in Essbase.

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