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Identifying the TNS_ADMIN for an deployment in GoldenGate Microservices

Setting up network routing/access with Oracle GoldenGate Microservices (12.3 and later) can be an interesting experience. As many in the Oracle space knows, you simply have to setup TNS_ADMIN to point to the location where your sqlnet.ora and tnsnames.ora files are located. This would normally look like this:   These examples still working for Oracle […]

AdminClient and Set Commands

AdminClient is the “new” command line utility that is used with Oracle GoldenGate Microservices. Initally, AdminClient was released with Oracle GoldenGate 12c ( and enhanced in each release there after. With this new command line tool, there are a few things you can do with it that makes it a powerful tool for administering Oracle […]

ServiceManager … Manually start/stop

Oracle GoldenGate Microservices, starting in 12c ( through 19c (, provide a set of services that you can interact with via a webpage, command line, REST API, and PL/SQL. All of which is great; however, for any of these items to work the ServiceManager has to be up and running. There are three ways configure […]

ServiceManager Daemon fails to start on reboot?

If you have been working with Oracle GoldenGate 12c ( or 18c (18.1.0) recently, you may have setup the ServiceManager as a daemon process. This is a great option for setting up the ServiceManager. The benefit is provides is when you host is rebooted it comes back online and allows you to see all of […]

Performance Metric Service – Classic Configuration

Almost a year ago, Oracle released Oracle GoldenGate 12c ( At that time, there were two architectures released; Microservices and Classic. Both architectures provided the same enterprise level replication. The only difference was that one enabled a RESTful API interface with HTML5 page and the other was still command line driven. The biggest change though […]

Loading Tables with Oracle GoldenGate and REST APIs

With Oracle GoldenGate 12c (, you can now quickly load empty target tables with data from your source database. You could always do this in previous releases of Oracle GoldenGate, but the process has now been simplified using REST APIs and some scripting know-how. In this post, I’m going to show you, high level, how […]

Build a Distribution Path using JSON

In a previous post, I showed you how to build an Integrated Extract (IE) using JSON and simple cURL command. In this post, let’s take a look at how to build a Distribution Service Path. First think to understand is that the Distribution Service is the replace for the Extract Data Pump in the traditional […]