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12 Linux Management

Oracle offers the Linux Management Pack as part of the Unbreakable Linux Support program. The following sections in this chapter describe the licensed features and links for this pack.

Linux Management Pack

This pack provides a complete solution for monitoring and managing Linux hosts. The pack is not separately licensable and is only available to Oracle Unbreakable Linux support subscribers.

Note:

A management pack license is required to use the features described below in the Enterprise Manager graphical user interface, command-line interface, and published repository views.

The Linux Management Pack for Identity Management includes the features shown in Table 12–1.

Table 12-1 Feature Highlights of Linux Management Pack

Feature Benefit

Linux provisioning

Deploy Linux Operating System to bare metal servers.

Linux patching

Provide automated Linux host patching and integration with an Unbreakable Linux network (ULN).

Configuration management

Provide hardware and software configuration data collection, search, comparison, and analytical reporting.

Policy management

Ensure consistency of deployments and adherence to operation standards. Includes policy violation notifications.

Performance monitoring

Provide real-time and historical performance monitoring.

Advanced alert management

Provide notification methods, rules, and schedules, metric history and associated drill-downs, ability to set blackouts, associate corrective actions with an alert, user-defined metrics, metric snapshots, and monitoring templates.

Administration

Provide remote administration capabilities for Linux hosts.


Licensed Links for Monitoring and Administration

  • From the Oracle Enterprise Manager Hosts page:

    • When you click the link in the Status column for a Linux host, Enterprise Manager displays the Availability (Status History) page, which is part of this licensed pack.

    • When you select the value in the CPU Util % column for a Linux host, the metric history page for CPU Utilization (%) appears, which is part of this licensed pack.

    • When you select the value in the Memory Util % column for a Linux host, the metric history page for Memory Utilization (%) appears, which is part of the licensed pack.

    • When you select the value in the Total IO/sec column for a Linux host, the metric history page for Total Disk I/O Per Second appears, which is part of the licensed pack.

  • From the Oracle Enterprise Manager Host Home page for a Linux host:

    • When you click the link in the Status field or the Availability field, the Availability (Status History) page appears, which is part of this licensed pack.

    • When you click the Blackout button, the Create Blackout wizard initiates, which is part of this licensed pack.

    • When you click the Metric Name in the Alerts Table, the metric history page that is displayed is part of the licensed pack.

  • From the Related Links section of the Oracle Enterprise Manager Host Home page for a Linux host, the following links are licensed under the Linux Management Pack:

    • Alert history

    • Blackouts

    • Storage details

    • User-defined metrics

    • From the All Metrics link and the resultant All Metrics page, drilling down to Metric History pages is licensed.

    • From the Metrics and Policy Settings link, selecting Metric Snapshots from the Metric Thresholds Links section is a licensed feature.

  • All links, charts, and information on the Performance sub-tab of the Host Home page for a Linux host are licensed under the Linux Management Pack.

  • All links and information on the Administration sub-tab of the Host Home page for a Linux host are licensed under the Linux Management Pack.

  • Select the Preferences link on the Enterprise Manager Grid Control Hosts page. From the General Preferences list, selecting either Notification Rules or Notifications Public Rules, and then Create to create a notification rule, or selecting the Notification Schedules feature, are licensed activities of the Linux Management Pack.

  • Creating a notification rule that applies to a Linux host is a licensable feature of the Linux Management Pack.

  • Select the Setup link on the Enterprise Manager Grid Control Hosts page. The following links on the Overview of Setup page are licensed as part of the Linux Management Pack:

    • Monitoring templates

    • Corrective action library

    • Notification methods

    • Blackouts

  • Select the Alerts tab on the Enterprise Manager Grid Control Hosts page. Clicking on the Message link for any Linux host-related alert is a licensed feature of the pack.

  • Select the Groups sub-tab on the Enterprise Manager Grid Control Host page:

    • On the Groups page, click an Alert in the Alert column. The Message link on the Status Report page is a licensed feature of the pack.

    • Navigate to the Group Home page. The following items are licensed as part of the Linux Management pack:

      • Message links for Linux host-related alerts accessible from links in the Alerts section

      • Alert History button in the Alerts section

      • Status History button in the Status section

    • Navigate to the Group Home page. All information on the Groups Charts page is licensed if the Linux host is part of the group membership.

    • Navigate to the Group Home page. On the Groups Administration page, all links in the Blackouts section are licensed if the Linux host is a member of the group.

    • Navigate to the Group Home page. On the Groups Members page, the following items are licensed as part of the Linux Management Pack:

      • Linux host-related links in the Status column

      • Message links for Linux host-related alerts accessible from links in the Alerts column

      • Links in the performance metric columns for Linux hosts; for example, CPU Usage and Memory Usage

  • Select the Systems sub-tab on the Enterprise Manager Grid Control Host page:

    • On the Systems page, click an Alert in the Alert column. The Message link on the Status Report page is a licensed feature of the pack.

    • Navigate to the System Home page. Whenever a Linux host target is included in the system, the following items are licensed as part of the Linux Management Pack on the System Home page:

      • Message links for Linux host-related alerts accessible from links in the Alerts section

      • Alert History button in the Alerts section

      • Status History button in the Status section

    • Navigate to the System Home page. All information on the Systems Charts page is licensed if the Linux host is part of the system.

    • Navigate to the System Home page. On the Systems Administration page, all links in the Blackouts section are licensed if the Linux host is part of the system.

    • Navigate to the System Home page. On the Systems Components page, the following items are licensed:

      • Host links in the Status column

      • Message links for Linux host-related alerts accessible from links in the Alerts column

      • Links in the performance metric columns for host metrics

    • Navigate to the System Home page. On the Systems Topology page, the following items are licensed:

      • Status link in the Selection Details column for Linux host components

      • Message links accessible from the alerts links in the Selection Details and Summary sections for Linux host alerts

    • Navigate to the System Home page. Click the Launch Dashboard button. On the Dashboard, all Message links for Linux host-related alerts in the Message column are licensed as are status links in the status column.

  • Select the Services sub-tab on the Enterprise Manager Grid Control Host page:

    • On the Services page, the following items are licensed as part of the Linux Management Pack:

      • Status link if service availability is system-based and if at least one Linux host component is a key component

      • Message links accessible from links in the Performance Alerts section if host metrics are used as performance metrics and one of the hosts is a Linux host

      • Message links accessible from links in the Usage Alerts column if host metrics are used as usage metrics and one of the hosts is a Linux host

      • Message links for Linux host-related alerts accessible from links in the Alerts column of the Key Components sub-column

    • On the Services page, select a Service to add from the Add drop-down list and click Go. On the Services Creation wizard, the use of host metrics for Linux hosts as performance and usage metrics is a licensed feature of the pack.

    • Click a generic service link on the Services page to display the Service Home page. The following items are licensed as part of the Linux Management Pack on the Service Home page:

      • Blackout button in the General section if the availability of the service is system-based and at least one Linux host is a key component

      • Availability link in the General section if the availability of the service is system-based and at least one Linux host is a key component

      • Actual Service Level link in the General section if the availability of the service is system-based and at least one Linux host is a key component

      • Message links in the Message column for Linux host-related alerts accessible from Alert links in the Key Component Summary section

      • Message links in the Message column of the Possible Causes of Service Failure section if a Linux host component is one of the possible causes of failure

      • Message links in the Message columns accessible from the Root Cause Analysis Details link in the Possible Causes of Service Failure section if a Linux host component is one of the possible causes of failure

      • Message links for Linux host-related alerts in the Message column of the Alerts section

    • Click a generic service link on the Services page to display the Service Home page. Click the System link. The following items are licensed as part of the Linux Management Pack on the Service System page:

      • Status link for Linux host key components

      • Message links for Linux host-related alerts accessible from links in the Alerts column

    • Click a generic service link on the Services page to display the Service Home page. Click the Topology link. The following items are licensed as part of the pack on the Service Topology page:

      • Status link in the Selection Details section if service availability is system-based and if at least one host is a key component

      • Message links for host-related alerts accessible from the Alerts link in the Selection Details section

      • Possible Root Cause link in the Selection Details section if the root cause is a host

    • Click a generic service link on the Services page to display the Service Home page. Click the Monitoring Configuration link. The following items are licensed as part of the pack on the Service Monitoring Configuration page:

      • Host links for host targets in the Component Test column accessible from the Root Cause Analysis Configuration link

      • Adding Performance Metrics based on host metrics and Linux host targets accessible from the Performance Metrics link

      • Adding Usage Metrics based on host metrics and Linux host targets accessible from the Usage Metrics link

    • Click a generic service link on the Services page to display the Service Home page. The following items are licensed as part of the pack in the Related Links section:

      • Blackouts and all subsequent pages if the availability of the service is system-based and at least one Linux host is a key component

      • Alert History link and subsequent pages if any host metrics for Linux hosts are used as performance or usage metrics for the service

    • Click an aggregate service link on the Services page to display the Service Home page. The following items are licensed as part of the Linux Management Pack on the Service Home page:

      • Blackout button in the General section if the availability of one of the sub-services is system-based and at least one Linux host is a key component

      • Availability link in the General section if the availability of one of the sub-services is system-based and at least one Linux host is a key component

      • Actual Service Level link in the General section if the availability of one of the sub-services is system-based and at least one Linux host is a key component

      • Message links in the Message column for Linux host-related alerts accessible from Alert links in the Key Component Summary section

      • Message links in the Message column of the Possible Causes of Service Failure section if a Linux host component is one of the possible causes of failure

      • Message links in the Message columns accessible from the Root Cause Analysis Details link in the Possible Causes of Service Failure section if a Linux host component is one of the possible causes of failure

      • Message links for Linux host-related alerts in the Message column of the Alerts section

    • Click an aggregate service link on the Services page to display the Service Home page. Click the Topology link. The following items are licensed as part of the pack on the Service Topology page:

      • Status link in the Selection Details section if the availability of one of the sub-services is system-based and if at least one Linux host is a key component

      • Message links for Linux host-related alerts accessible from the Alerts link in the Selection Details section

      • Possible Root Cause link in the Selection Details section if the root cause is a Linux host

    • Click an aggregate service link on the Services page to display the Service Home page. The following items are licensed as part of the pack in the Related Links section:

      • Blackouts and all subsequent pages if the availability of one of the sub-services is system-based and at least one Linux host is a key component

      • Host links for Linux host targets in the Component Test column accessible from the Root Cause Analysis Configuration link

  • Select the Web Applications sub-tab on the Enterprise Manager Grid Control Host page.

    • On the Web Applications page, the following items are licensed as part of the Linux Management Pack:

      • Status link if Web Application availability is system-based and if at least one Linux host component is a key component

      • Message links for Linux host-related alerts accessible from links in the Alerts column

    • Click a Web application. The following items are licensed as part of the Linux Management Pack on the Web Application Home page:

      • Blackout button in the General section if the availability of the service is system-based and at least one Linux host is a key component

      • Availability link in the General section if the availability of the service is system-based and at least one Linux host is a key component

      • Actual Service Level link in the General section if the availability of the service is system-based and at least one Linux host is a key component

      • Message links in the Message column for Linux host-related alerts accessible from Alert links in the Key Component Summary section

      • Message links in the Message column of the Possible Causes of Service Failure section if a Linux host component is one of the possible causes of failure

      • Message links in the Message columns accessible from the Root Cause Analysis Details link in the Possible Causes of Service Failure section if a Linux host component is one of the possible causes of failure

      • Message links for Linux host-related alerts in the Message column of the Alerts section for Linux host alerts

    • Click a Web application. Click the System link. The following items are licensed as part of the Linux Management Pack on the Web Application System page:

      • Status link if service availability is system-based and if at least one Linux host is a key component

      • Message links for Linux host-related alerts accessible from links in the Alerts column

    • Click a Web application. Click the Topology link. The following items are licensed as part of the Linux Management Pack on the Web Application Topology page:

      • Status link in the Selection Details section if service availability is system-based and if at least one Linux host is a key component

      • Message links for Linux host-related alerts accessible from the Alerts link in the Selection Details section

      • Possible Root Cause link in the Selection Details section if the root cause is a Linux host

    • Click a Web application. Click the Monitoring Configuration link. The following items are licensed as part of the pack on the Web Application Monitoring Configuration page:

      • Host links in the Component Test column accessible from the Root Cause Analysis Configuration link

      • Adding Performance Metrics based on host metrics and Linux hosts accessible from the Performance Metrics link

      • Adding Usage Metrics based on host metrics and Linux hosts accessible from the Usage Metrics link

    • Click a Web application. The following item is licensed as part of the pack in the Related Links section:

      • Blackouts and all subsequent pages if the availability of the Web application is system-based and at least one Linux host is a key component

    • From the Grid Control Home page, select Targets, then Databases, then select a database link to drill down to the Database Home page. On the Database Home page, any Message link for Linux host-related alerts in the Related Alerts section is a licensed part of the Linux Management Pack.

    • From the Grid Control Home page, select Targets, then Middleware. Click an Application Server link. On the Oracle Application Server home page, all Message links in the Host Alerts section are licensed if it is a Linux host.

    • From the home page for any target type, all Message links in the Host Alerts section are licensed if it is a Linux host.

Licensed Links for Provisioning and Patching

The following provisioning and patching items are licensed as part of the Linux Management Pack.

  • From the Grid Control Home page, click the Setup link, then click the Patching Setup link, then click the Linux Patching Setup link.

  • From the Grid Control Home page, click the Deployments tab, then click the Provisioning sub-tab.

  • From the Grid Control Home page, click the Deployments tab. The following Linux patching-related items are licensed as part of the pack:

    • Linux Patching link

    • Linux Patching deployment procedure underPatching through Deployment Procedures section

    • Linux Patching deployment procedure underDeployment Procedure Manager section

Licensed Links for Configuration Management

The following configuration management items are licensed as part of the Linux Management Pack.

  • Grid Control Home page:

    • All links in the All Targets Policy Violations section

    • Hardware and operating system related information in the Deployments Summary section.

    • Security Policy Violations section

  • From the Grid Control Home page, click the Deployments tab. The following items are licensed as part of the pack:

    • Hardware and Operating System related information in the Deployments Summary section

    • The following links in the Configuration section:

      • Search; also the Search Host Operating System Configuration Data section that appears after clicking Search

      • Compare Configuration

      • Compare to Multiple Configurations

      • View Saved Configuration

      • Import Configuration

      • Host Configuration Collection Problems

      • Refresh Host Configuration

      • Configuration History

  • From the Grid Control Home page, click the Targets tab, then select the Hosts sub-tab. On the Grid Control Hosts page, the following items are licensed as part of the pack:

    • Policy Violations links

    • Compliance Score (%)

  • From the Grid Control Home page, click the Targets tab, then select the Systems sub-tab. On the Systems page, the following item is licensed as part of the pack:

    • Policy Violations links

  • From the Grid Control Home page, click the Targets tab, then select the Groups sub-tab. On the Groups page, the following item is licensed as part of the pack:

    • Policy Violations links

  • From the Grid Control Home page, click the Targets tab, then select the Groups sub-tab. Select a group. On the Groups page, the following items are licensed as part of the pack:

    • All links in the Configuration Changes section

    • All links in the Policy Violations section

    • All links in the Security Policy Violations section

  • From the Groups Home page, click the Administration tab. The following items are licensed as part of the pack:

    • Hardware and Operating System related information in the Deployments Summary section

    • Configuration Searches feature

  • From the Groups Home page, click the Members tab. The following item is licensed as part of the pack:

    • All links and the information in the Policy Violations column

Licensed Reports

The following reports are part of the Linux Management Pack. To display the Report Definitions page, click the Reports tab on the Grid Control Home page. The following reports are licensed as part of this pack:

  • All reports under the Monitoring category and Alerts and Policy Violations sub-category

  • All reports under the Monitoring category and Availability History sub-category

  • All reports under the Deployment and Configuration category and Hardware sub-category

  • All reports under the Deployment and Configuration category and Operating System sub-category

  • All reports under the Deployment and Configuration category and Linux Operating System sub-category

Licensed Repository Views

The following repository views are part of the Linux Management Pack:

  • Monitoring Views

    • MGMT$BLACKOUT_HISTORY

    • MGMT$BLACKOUTS

    • MGMT$ALERT_ANNOTATIONS

    • MGMT$ALERT_NOTIF_LOG

    • MGMT$AVAILABILITY_HISTORY

    • MGMT$ALERT_HISTORY

    • MGMT$METRIC_DETAILS

    • MGMT$METRIC_HOURLY

    • MGMT$METRIC_DAILY

  • Template Views

    • MGMT$TEMPLATES

    • MGMT$TEMPLATE_POLICY_SETTINGS

    • MGMT$TEMPLATE_METRIC_COLLECTION

    • MGMT$TEMPLATE_METRIC_SETTINGS

  • Policy Definition Views

    • mgmt$policies

    • mgmt$policy_parameters

    • mgmt$policy_violation_ctxt

    • mgmt$policy_viol_annotations

    • mgmt$policy_viol_notif_log

  • Policy Association Views

    • mgmt$target_policies

    • mgmt$target_policy_settings

    • mgmt$target_policy_eval_sum

    • mgmt$target_compliance_score

  • Policy Violation Views

    • mgmt$policy_violation_current

    • mgmt$policy_violation_history

    • mgmt$policy_violation_context

  • Linux Patching

    • MGMT$HOSTPATCH_HOSTS

    • MGMT$HOSTPATCH_GROUPS

    • MGMT$HOSTPATCH_GRP_COMPL_HIST

    • MGMT$HOSTPATCH_HOST_COMPL

  • Security Views

    • MGMT$ESA_ALL_PRIVS_REPORT

    • MGMT$ESA_ANY_DICT_REPORT

    • MGMT$ESA_ANY_PRIV_REPORT

    • MGMT$ESA_AUDIT_SYSTEM_REPORT

    • MGMT$ESA_BECOME_USER_REPORT

    • MGMT$ESA_CATALOG_REPORT

    • MGMT$ESA_CONN_PRIV_REPORT

    • MGMT$ESA_CREATE_PRIV_REPORT

    • MGMT$ESA_DIRECT_PRIV_REPORT

    • MGMT$ESA_EXMPT_ACCESS_REPORT

    • MGMT$ESA_POWER_PRIV_REPORT

    • MGMT$ESA_PUB_PRIV_REPORT

    • MGMT$ESA_SYS_PUB_PKG_REPORT

  • Host Configuration Views

    • MGMT$CSA_HOST_RULES

    • MGMT$CSA_HOST_CPUS

    • MGMT$CSA_HOST_IOCARDS

    • MGMT$CSA_HOST_NICS

    • MGMT$CSA_HOST_OS_PROPERTIES

    • MGMT$CSA_HOST_OS_FILESYSEMS

    • MGMT$ECM_CONFIG_HISTORY

    • MGMT$ECM_CONFIG_HISTORY_KEY1

    • MGMT$ECM_CONFIG_HISTORY_KEY2

    • MGMT$ECM_CONFIG_HISTORY_KEY3

    • MGMT$ECM_CONFIG_HISTORY_KEY4

    • MGMT$ECM_CONFIG_HISTORY_KEY5

    • MGMT$ECM_CONFIG_HISTORY_KEY6

    • MGMT$HW_NIC

    • MGMT$OS_COMPONENTS

    • MGMT$OS_FS_MOUNT

    • MGMT$OS_HW_SUMMARY

    • MGMT$OS_PATCHES

    • MGMT$OS_SUMMARY

Licensed Command Line Interface (CLI) Verbs

The following Enterprise Manager CLI verbs are licensed as part of the Linux Management Pack:

  • delete_blackout

  • get_blackout_details

  • get_blackout_reasons

  • get_blackout_targets

  • get_blackouts

  • stop_blackout