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Exalogic Control works in conjunction with the Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software platform to deliver an extensive cloud management solution on Exalogic. Exalogic Control is a comprehensive software management stack providing onboarded capabilities for Exalogic machine and vDC management, and monitoring.
Exalogic Control's components and functions are depicted in Figure 2-1.
Exalogic Control offers unified interfaces for interacting with the Exalogic platform to configure, monitor, and utilize its machine and virtual data center (vDC) resources. It enables other applications and management tools to interact with the Exalogic platform via Infrastructure As a Service (IaaS) APIs.
Exalogic Control offers hardware monitoring and management capabilities specific to the well-defined Exalogic machine hardware from two important perspectives:
Individual hardware components in the Exalogic machine
Known relationships between these hardware components
The browser user interface (BUI) of Exalogic Control provides Exalogic-specific photorealistic views that visualize detailed diagnostic information in a manner that is specific to context and location of the hardware components. The BUI shows the Exalogic machine as an asset as opposed to a collection of discovered hardware components.
The following lists some of the Exalogic machine management features offered by Exalogic Control:
Exalogic machine rack as a top-level asset
Exalogic fabric and multi-rack relationship
Monitoring and alerting
Physical fabric or network
Fault detection and management
Support request management with My Oracle Support
Hardware replacement lifecycle
Exalogic system reports
Exalogic machine management tasks are performed by users with the Exalogic Systems Admin role. For more information, see Section 6.3, "Creating the Exalogic Systems Admin User" and Chapter 8, "Monitoring the Exalogic Machine".
Exalogic Control enables you to administer the Exalogic vDC and its resources. It offers the following management features specific to Exalogic:
Management of Exalogic fabric, which constitutes the virtual data center
Configuration and management of the vDC
Monitoring of vDC resources
Public network configuration (EoIB)
Partition key (p-key) allocation and tracking
Creation and setup of Accounts in the vDC
Resource quota management
Network resource allocation
Storage resource allocation
Exalogic vDC management tasks are performed by users with the Cloud Admin role. For more information about this role, see Section 6.4, "Creating the Cloud Admin User". For procedural information, see Chapter 9, "Administering the Exalogic vDC and Setting Up the Infrastructure" and Chapter 10, "Managing the Exalogic vDC Infrastructure".
Each Exalogic machine contains one default vDC only.
Exalogic Control provides the Cloud User with an IaaS abstraction for provisioning application deployments to the cloud.
The following lists some of the features offered by Exalogic Control:
Ability to provision customer applications into the Exalogic vDC
Web Service and CLI interfaces
Virtual machine (vServer) configuration
Virtual machine (vServer) lifecycle and control
Allocation and management of resources, such as private vNets, volumes, and external IP
Dynamic private network creation
Public network binding
Exalogic cloud user tasks are performed by users with the Cloud User role. For more information about this role, see Section 6.4, "Creating the Cloud Admin User". For procedural information, see Chapter 9, "Creating and Managing Exalogic vDC Resources" and Chapter 10, "Managing Account Resources".
Exalogic Control provides the following management user interfaces:
Browser User Interface (BUI) for machine management, vDC management, and cloud user tasks
IaaS API and CLI for cloud user tasks
In this guide, the BUI procedures are described in Chapter 8, "Monitoring the Exalogic Machine", Chapter 9, "Exalogic vDC Management: Basic Tasks", and Chapter 10, "Exalogic vDC Management: Advanced Tasks."
For information about CLI procedures, see Appendix C, "Exalogic vDC Management Using IaaS CLI: Basic Tasks" and Appendix D, "Deleting Exalogic vDC Resources Using the IaaS CLI: Example Procedures".
For information about the cloud management API, see the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Cloud Infrastructure API and CLI Reference Guide.
You can access the Exalogic Control browser UI at the following URL:
ec_vm is the
EoIB-external-mgmt IP address of the vServer that hosts the Enterprise Controller component of Exalogic Control. For EECS 2.0.4.x.x and earlier releases, you can find out the
EoIB-external-mgmt IP address from the
/opt/exalogic/ecu/config/oc_ec.json file on the master compute node, typically cn01. For EECS 2.0.6.x.x, see
/opt/exalogic/ecu/config/elcontrol.json on the master compute node.