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6 Starting Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control

This chapter describes how to access Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control Console, and display WebCenter-related pages from where you can perform all necessary configuration, monitoring, and management tasks.

This chapter includes the following sections:

Audience

The content of this chapter is intended for Fusion Middleware administrators (users granted the Admin, Operator, or Monitor role through the Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console). See also, Section 1.8, "Understanding Administrative Operations, Roles, and Tools".

6.1 Displaying Fusion Middleware Control Console

Fusion Middleware administrators can login to Fusion Middleware Control Console and access Oracle WebCenter pages. Your role determines what you can see and do after logging in. To find out more, see Table 1-7, "WebCenter Operations and Oracle WebLogic Server Roles".

To access the Fusion Middleware Control Console:

  1. Start Fusion Middleware Control.

    Fusion Middleware Control is configured for a domain, and it is automatically started when you start the Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Server. See "Starting and Stopping Fusion Middleware Control" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide.

  2. Navigate to the following URL: http://host_name.domain_name:port_number/em

    For example: http://myhost.mycompany.com:7001/em

    You can find the exact URL, including the administration port number, in config.xml:

    • On Windows: DOMAIN_HOME\config\config.xml

    • On UNIX: DOMAIN_HOME/config/config.xml

    See also, "Managing Ports" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide.

  3. Enter a valid administrator User Name and Password details for the farm.

    The default user name for the administrator user is weblogic. This is the account you can use to log in to Fusion Middleware Control for the first time.

  4. Click Login.

    The first page you see is the Farm home page. You can view this page at any time by selecting the name of the farm in the navigation pane (Figure 6-1).

    Tip:

    If you are unable to log in, try logging in to the WebLogic Admin Console to confirm your host/port/credentials. The Weblogic Admin Console is accessible at the same host/port as Fusion Middleware Control: http://host_name.domain_name:port_number/console

    Figure 6-1 Farm Home Page

    Farm Home Page

From the navigation pane, you can drill down to view and manage all components in your farm, including WebCenter Spaces and any WebCenter Portal applications that you may have deployed. For detailed instructions, see:

6.2 Navigating to the Home Page for WebCenter Spaces

The WebCenter Spaces home page is your starting place for managing WebCenter Spaces. The page displays status, performance and availability of all the components and services that make up WebCenter Spaces.

Figure 6-2 WebCenter Spaces Home Page

Enterprise Manager - WebCenter Spaces Home Page

From here you can:

The WebCenter Spaces home page also displays a WebCenter menu (Figure 6-3).

Figure 6-3 WebCenter Menu for WebCenter Spaces

WebCenter Menu for WebCenter Spaces

From the WebCenter menu, you can:

To navigate to the main home page for WebCenter Spaces:

  1. Login to Fusion Middleware Control.

    See Section 6.1, "Displaying Fusion Middleware Control Console".

  2. In the Navigator (Figure 6-4), expand WebCenter.

  3. Expand WebCenter Spaces.

  4. Select webcenter to navigate to the home page for your WebCenter Spaces installation (Figure 6-4).

    Figure 6-4 Navigating to the WebCenter Spaces Home Page

    Navigating to the WebCenter Spaces Home Page

Notice how the Navigator menu changes to WebCenter (Figure 6-5).

Figure 6-5 Displaying the WebCenter Spaces Home Page and Menu

Enterprise Manager

Another way to access the context menu for a particular component is to right-click the node in the navigation tree. For example, if you right-click the WebCenter Spaces node on the left webcenter(11.1.1.4.0) the same WebCenter menu displays.

6.3 Navigating to the Home Page for WebCenter Portal Applications

The J2EE Application Deployment home page (Figure 6-6) is your starting place for managing WebCenter Portal application deployments developed with Oracle WebCenter Framework. The page displays status, performance and availability of all the components and services that make up the WebCenter Portal application.

Note:

WebCenter Spaces has a different home page, see Navigating to the Home Page for WebCenter Spaces.

Figure 6-6 WebCenter Portal Application Home Page

Enterprise Manager - WebCenter Spaces Home Page

From here you can:

For WebCenter Portal applications, the Application Deployment menu displays an additional menu option—WebCenter. From the WebCenter menu, you can perform WebCenter-specific tasks such as:

To navigate to the main home page for your WebCenter Portal application:

  1. Login to Fusion Middleware Control.

    See Section 6.1, "Displaying Fusion Middleware Control Console".

  2. In the Navigator (Figure 6-7), expand Application Deployments.

    Figure 6-7 Navigating to a WebCenter Portal Application Home Page

    Navigating to the WebCenter Spaces Home Page
  3. Select the name of your WebCenter Portal application to display the application's home page.

    Notice that WebCenter menu options display on the Application Deployment menu (Figure 6-8).

    Figure 6-8 Displaying the WebCenter Portal Application Home Page and Menu

    Enterprise Manager

6.4 Navigating to Dependent Components

From WebCenter application pages it is easy to navigate to pages belonging to related components, such as, WebLogic Server domains, servers, Java components, MDS repository, and so on.