This guide describes the basic features and functionality of the Oracle Enterprise Manager Configuration Change Console. The book is meant to provide a rapid understanding of the features and capabilities of the product in a short period of time.
The overview describes a quick overview of the user interface components. It is applicable to all users of the Configuration Change Console.
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The Configuration Change Console user interface is composed of four primary parts. There is a region at the top which contains navigation tabs with drop down menus and other links for common actions. To navigate the drop down menu, the TAB key or equivalent will move across the tabs. Pressing the Return key will open the drop-down menu. Pressing the Enter key again will close it. When a tab drop-down menu is open, press the Tab key to navigate to the screen you want to open.Below this region is an iframe which contains three functional areas. The first area is the header for the page which can have a header and a subheading. There are also icons for reloading the page, printing the current page, showing/hiding the filter bar, and showing the context sensitive help (new window) for the current page. The next region is the filter bar. A filter bar will be hidden for any screen where there is no appropriate filter content. You can toggle showing/hiding this filter content by clicking on the filter bar icon in the header row. This region has an H1 level tag at the beginning to indicate the start of the filter bar and to provide a point to jump to in navigation.The final region is the page content. All content will be shown in this area. This region has an H1 level tag at the beginning to indicate the start of the content area and to provide a point to jump to in navigation.
The Configuration Change Console has a few areas where an action or link may cause a change somewhere else on the screen.
In some filter bars in screens, making a selection from a drop down will cause the entire page to reload to populate filter bars that are below the selected filter bar. If a change to a form element in a filter bar causes a page to reload, all other information that has already been selected above the most recently changed element will be preserved.
An example of this can be found when you navigate to the following screen:
Policy --> Operations Management --> Component
Selecting the first filter bar option and changing it to Predefined Components will cause the entire page to automatically load and change the view from Custom Components to Predefined Components.
Screens in which rules are edited have a control with multiple form elements in one horizontal line. This row is rendered as a structural table. There is a link at the bottom right of this table labeled Add Instance that adds a new row to the end of the table to allow a new rule to be added. This is the only case where clicking on a link will affect some element above the area where the click happened.
An example of this can be found on the following screen:
Policy --> Operations Management --> Components
After creating a component, click on the 0 link under Rule Sets. Then add a new rule set. Click on the Edit Rules link for the rule set. There will be a table with one row for a rule set available. Clicking on the Add Instance link to the bottom right of this table will add another row.
The product utilizes auto reloading of some screens, such as on the dashboard to reload the page every five minutes. If needed for accessibility purposes, this can be disabled product-wide by following these steps:
Stop the Configuration Change Console Server service
Connect to the database as the gateway user:
Where you replace password with the password for the gateway user, and sid with the sid of the database you created at product installation time. If you used a username other than gateway, also change this username here as well.
Execute the following SQL statements:
update serverproperty set prop_value=0 where prop_name = 'autoreload_enabled';
Restart the Configuration Change Console Server
There is still one case where autoloading is not disabled and this is in a part of the jsp code that checks every five minutes to determine whether the session is still active. If the session is lost, then the user will be redirected to the login page with a note that their session expired. This cannot be changed, however the session timeout period can be extended. There is another section in this document related to this server property.
Both the agent and server installer use a third party installation product that has the capability to install in a text-based console mode. Instead of launching the graphical installer, you can launch the installer from a DOS prompt or Unix console by typing one of the following two commands:
Server.exe -i console
Agent-win.exe -i console
Note: You must locate the server executable file that matches the platform on which you are installing Configuration Change Console. For example, the server executable for Microsoft Windows is server-win32.exe and for Linux it is server-linux-x86-32bit.bin.
You will then walk through the installation steps in the console.
You can also use a pre-filled response file and perform a silent installation where there is no interactive actions.
For more information about both of these options, see the server or agent installation sections of the Configuration Change Console Installation Guide.
The product uses one stylesheet /gateway/stylesheet.css for its screens other than the login screen. This style sheet can be found in the following directory and can be changed as needed.
CCC Install Directory}\deploy\activereasoning.ear\gateway.war\stylesheet.css
After making changes to the stylesheet, you should stop and start the Configuration Change Console Server service to ensure it is not cached in the web container.
The most commonly used style classes are:
Headerstl, SimpleHeaderstl, DashboardHeaderstl - For table headers
Datastl - Used for all content in tables and on screen
Buttonstl - Used for form buttons
ErrorDatastl, WarningDatastl, SuccessDatastl - Used for on screen messages
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