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Oracle® Enterprise Manager

Grid Control Release Notes for Linux x86 and x86-64

11g Release 1 (11.1.0.1.0)

E16176-03

June 2012

Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control is a management solution that provides a centralized, integrated framework for managing different versions of Oracle products and some third-party products in the enterprise. Grid Control automates day-to-day maintenance requirements such as software installation, patching, upgrading, workload balancing, and security for an enterprise grid.

This Release Notes document is one of the documents that are bundled with Grid Control 11.1.0.1.0. The document provides information about the release and procedures that help you either install or upgrade to Grid Control and/or Management Agent 11.1.0.1.0.

This document contains the following sections:

Where To Find Installation And Upgrade Documentation

The following documents are related to installing and/or upgrading to Enterprise Manager Grid Control 11.1.0.1.0.

All of these documents can be downloaded from the Enterprise Manager Grid Control Documentation Library at the following URL:

http://www.oracle.com/pls/em111/homepage

The two installation-specific documents noted above are referenced several times in this Release Notes document. The documents can also be downloaded from the Enterprise Manager Grid Control Documentation Library at the following URL:

http://www.oracle.com/pls/em111/homepage

New Features Included In This Release

Enterprise Manager Grid Control 11.1.0.1.0 contains a significant number of new features and enhancements. See "New Features In Enterprise Manager 11g" in the Enterprise Manager Concepts book for a detailed overview of what's new in this latest release.

This document can be downloaded from the Enterprise Manager Grid Control Documentation Library at the following URL:

http://www.oracle.com/pls/em111/homepage

Acquiring The Software

You can get the 11.1.0.1.0 installation software from the product DVD or from Oracle Technology Network (OTN) at:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/oem/index.html

For more details on how you can obtain the Enterprise Manager Grid Control software, refer to the "Procuring Enterprise Manager Grid Control Software" section of the Enterprise Manager Grid Control Advanced Installation and Configuration Guide.

Note:

Verify that the file size of your downloaded installation software matches the file size displayed on Oracle Technology Network (OTN). After downloading the software, run the cksum command against the downloaded file to ensure that the file size of the downloaded software is the same as the file size on OTN. For information about verifying the platform and file size, refer to the "Procuring Enterprise Manager Grid Control Software" section of the Enterprise Manager Grid Control Advanced Installation and Configuration Guide, available at the following URL:

http://www.oracle.com/pls/em111/homepage

Before Beginning Your Installation

This section describes prerequisites for installing Enterprise Manager Grid Control.

Note that the following are required to install the product:

Installing Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 11.1.0.1.0

These instructions assume that you will install a complete Enterprise Manager Grid Control system using an existing certified Oracle Database on which the Oracle Management Repository can be configured. Supported database versions are listed in Article ID 412431.1 on My Oracle Support (formerly Oracle MetaLink).

See the "Installing Enterprise Manager System" chapter in the Enterprise Manager Grid Control Basic Installation Guide for installation and post-install configuration instructions. This document is included on the product DVD.

Enterprise Manager Grid Control Installation Known Issues

This section covers issues related to installing Enterprise Manager Grid Control.

Enterprise Manager And SOA Suite Cannot Be Installed On The Same WebLogic Server Instance

If Enterprise Manager Grid Control is installed on a WebLogic Server instance that already has Oracle SOA Suite installed, the installation will fail with an error indicating that an old ORACLE_COMMON value cannot be used.

Because the ORACLE_COMMON property is used by both the SOA Suite Administration Server and the Enterprise Manager Administration Server, these servers cannot exist on the same WebLogic Server instance.

The solution is to un-install SOA Suite and remove the ORACLE_COMMON value from the WebLogic Server using Oracle Universal Installer. You can then re-invoke the installer and install Enterprise Manager.

(Bug 9276453)

Ensure Enterprise Manager Host Does Not Resolve As localhost Or To The Default IP Address

If Enterprise Manager is installed on a host machine that resolves as localhost or as the default 127.0.0.1 IP address, any attempt at post-installation configuration will fail.

Before installing Enterprise Manager, check the network configuration to verify that the host machine resolves to a unique hostname and IP address that are visible to other machines in the network.

(Bug 9397724)

Prerequisite Check Failures Can Be Ignored When Deploying An 11.1 Management Agent On An Oracle Linux 6 Host

The following failures may occur during the prerequisites checks when deploying an 11.1 Management Agent from an Oracle Management Service 11.1 instance running on an Oracle Linux 6 host:

  • Some required packages are missing.

  • This Oracle software is not certified on the current O/S.

These two failures can be safely ignored. Click the Continue button to proceed with the Managment Agent deployment.

(Bug 14084196)

Installing An Additional Oracle Management Service

You can install additional Oracle Management Service (OMS) instances into your existing Enterprise Manager Grid Control environment.

Note that OMS 11.1.0.1.0 is supported with Enterprise Manager Grid Control 11.1.0.1.0 only. If you are installing an additional OMS 11.1.0.1.0 within an existing Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control Release 2 (10.2.x.x) environment, you must upgrade the older release to the current release before installing the new OMS.

Multiple OMS 11.1.0.1.0 instances cannot be installed on the same application server host machine. Instead, each additional OMS instance must be installed on a different host. Ensure that the application server location is the same on all OMS hosts.

See the "Adding An Additional Oracle Management Service" chapter in the Enterprise Manager Grid Control Basic Installation Guide for prerequisites and instructions on installing additional OMS instances.

Installing Additional Management Agents

You can install additional Management Agents into your environment. Several Agent deployment options are supported in this release.

For instructions on using the recommended mass agent deployment method via the Agent Deployment Wizard, refer to Chapter 4: "Installing Oracle Management Agent Using Agent Deployment Wizard" in the Enterprise Manager Grid Control Basic Installation Guide.

For details on other Management Agent deployment options, refer to the Enterprise Manager Grid Control Advanced Installation and Configuration Guide.

Upgrading To Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 11.1.0.1.0

You can upgrade your existing Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10.2.0.4.0 or higher installation to Enterprise Manager Grid Control 11.1.0.1.0. The upgrade process will create new Oracle Homes for Grid Control 11.1.0.1.0, but will leave the Oracle Homes for the previous release intact.

Before beginning, Oracle recommends that you back up the Oracle Home that will be upgraded, as well as the Oracle Inventory directory. You should also back up the Management Repository database, as upgrade changes made to the Repository cannot be rolled back.

Refer to the "Upgrading to Enterprise Manager 11g" chapter in the Enterprise Manager Grid Control Basic Installation Guide for upgrade prerequisites and instructions.

Note:

The upgrade process will upgrade only the Management Repository (sysman) schema and will create the new Metadata Services (sysman_mds) schema within the database. It will not impact any other data within the database. Even so, a database backup is strongly recommended.

In addition, note that you must upgrade Oracle Management Service to the current release BEFORE upgrading the Management Agent installed by default with OMS.

Upgrading Additional Oracle Management Service Instances

Oracle Enterprise Manager allows you to upgrade one or more Oracle Management Service (OMS) 10.2.0.4.0 or higher instances to the latest version.

If you intend to upgrade multiple OMS instances, perform the following steps:

  1. Stop all of the OMS instances.

  2. Upgrade a single OMS instance. Be sure to set the ORACLE_HOME environment variable to the location of this OMS instance. The upgrade will then cause the associated Management Repository (sysman schema) to also be upgraded. It will also create the Metadata Services Repository (sysman_mds schema), which stores Grid Control view customization metadata.

  3. Upgrade the remaining OMS instances.

See the "Upgrading to Enterprise Manager 11g" chapter in the Enterprise Manager Grid Control Basic Installation Guide for prerequisites and instructions on upgrading Oracle Management Service instances.

If your Oracle Management Service (OMS) version is 10.1.0.x, or lower than 10.2.0.3, refer to the respective platform ReadMe or to Note 1076420.1 for the upgrade path.

Upgrading Management Agents

You can upgrade an existing Oracle Management Agent 10.2.0.4.0 or higher to the latest version using the built-in Agent Upgrade Wizard, which can be accessed from the Enterprise Manager Grid Control console.

Note:

You must upgrade Oracle Management Service to the current release BEFORE upgrading the Management Agent installed by default with OMS.

For instructions on using the Agent Deployment Wizard, refer to "Upgrading Oracle Management Agent Using Agent Deployment Wizard" in the Enterprise Manager Grid Control Advanced Installation and Configuration Guide.

You can also perform a silent upgrade of your Management Agent. See "Upgrading Oracle Management Agent Using a Response File" in the Enterprise Manager Grid Control Advanced Installation and Configuration Guide for instructions on performing a silent Agent upgrade.

If your Additional Management Agent version is 10.1.0.x, or lower than 10.2.0.3, refer to the respective platform ReadMe or Instruction.txt, or to Note 1076420.1, for the upgrade path.

De-installing Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control

You can de-install existing Enterprise Manager Grid Control components in either graphical or silent mode.

See "Deinstalling Enterprise Manager System in Graphical Mode" or "Deinstalling Enterprise Manager System in Silent Mode" in the Enterprise Manager Grid Control Advanced Installation and Configuration Guide for de-installation instructions.

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E16176-03

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