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8 Monitoring the Exalogic Machine

Exalogic Control enables you to view the Exalogic machine as an appliance. You can monitor and actively manage the Exalogic hardware and fault management lifecycle.

This chapter contains the following topics:

8.1 Accessing Exalogic Control BUI

You can access the Exalogic Control browser UI at the following URL:

http://ec_vm

ec_vm is the EoIB IP address of the VM hosting the Enterprise Controller component of Exalogic Control.

The request is redirected to the following https URL:

https://ec_vm/emoc

Log in as a user with the Exalogic Systems Admin role. For more information about this role, see Section 6.3, "Creating the Exalogic Systems Admin User".

8.2 Navigating to Exalogic Systems

After launching the Exalogic Control Browser User Interface (BUI), you can navigate to Exalogic Systems as follows:

  1. On the Navigation pane, under Assets, select Exalogic Systems from the drop- down list as follows:

    Figure 8-1 Navigating to Exalogic Systems

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    Description of "Figure 8-1 Navigating to Exalogic Systems"

8.3 Viewing the Exalogic System

Viewing the Exalogic system details how you view the virtual Exalogic system in Exalogic Control's BUI using the four tabs on the Center pane, namely Dashboard, Details, Controls, and Networks. You can also perform relative actions by clicking the respective actions on the Actions pane. The actions that are allowed to be performed from the Actions pane are context sensitive to the selected assets on the Navigation pane. The actions are also role based, not all users will be able to perform all actions. For more information about roles, see Section 6.1, "User Profiles".

To view the Exalogic system in Exalogic Control's BUI, complete the following steps:

  1. On the Navigation pane, under Assets, select Exalogic Systems from the drop-down list.

  2. Select the Exalogic system that you want to view.

    Figure 8-2 Navigating to a Specific Exalogic System

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    Description of "Figure 8-2 Navigating to a Specific Exalogic System"

    • The Dashboard, Details, Controls, Networks, and Incidents tabs are displayed in the Center pane.

    Figure 8-3 Center Pane with Dashboard Tab Selected

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    Description of "Figure 8-3 Center Pane with Dashboard Tab Selected"

  3. Click each tab on the center pane to view more information:

    • Dashboard tab displays the summary of the Exalogic system, membership graph, and the status of the system.

    • Details tab displays the name of the Exalogic system, description, master subnet manager address, number of racks, compute nodes, storage nodes, switches, and PDUs present in the system.

    • Controls tab displays the Exalogic Control Software details such as name of the software, version number, description, name of the virtual machine, and server name.

    • Networks tab displays the infrastructure network table and network connectivity table.

    • Incidents tab displays all the incidents and alerts reported in the Exalogic System.

8.3.1 Viewing System Summary, Membership Graph, and Status

You can click the Dashboard tab on the center pane to view the following information about your Exalogic machine:

  • System summary

  • Membership graph

  • System status

When you click the Dashboard tab, three sections (Summary, Membership Graph, and Status) are displayed, as shown in Figure 8-4.

Figure 8-4 Dashboard View

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Table 8-1 Information Displayed in Dashboard View

Section Description

Summary

The Summary section displays the name of the Exalogic system, description or name of the system identifier, number of racks that are part of the system, and also the number of unassigned incidents. The Unassigned Incidents icon in the summary pane includes incidents resulting from hardware faults. The three icons depict Critical Incidents, Warnings, and Information Incidents respectively. These incidents are from the assets that belong to all Exalogic racks.

Membership Graph

The Membership Graph pane displays the Exalogic system as a hierarchy of its components. It shows the relationship between the OVM Manager, physical InfiniBand fabric, and the hardware that is grouped in the rack. You can instantly navigate to any asset by double clicking on the asset in the membership graph.

Using the controls on the top right of the graphic pane, you can change the view of the graph to either a horizontal or a vertical orientation. You can also refresh the view by clicking the Refresh icon. You can also change the graph depths or size of the images.

Status

The Status Pane displays the total unassigned incidents in chart format as well as the recent incidents encountered by the Exalogic system. In the Recent Incidents section, the following details are displayed:

  • Severity - displays the severity of the incident

  • State - displays the state of the incident

  • ID - displays the incident ID

  • Description - displays the incident description

  • Source - displays the source of the incident

  • Owner - displays the name of the owner who reported the incident

  • Creation Date - displays the date on which the incident was created


8.3.2 Viewing Exalogic System Information

You can click the Details tab on the center pane to view the following information about your Exalogic machine:

  • Machine name

  • Description

  • The IP address of the IB switch on which the master subnet manager is running

  • Number of racks

  • Number of compute nodes

  • Number of storage nodes

  • Number of switches

  • Number of power distribution units

  • Number of fabrics

Figure 8-5 Exalogic System Information

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In the Tags pane, the tag names and their respective values are displayed. You can search for a particular tag using the Search feature.

8.3.3 Viewing Exalogic Control Information

You can click the Controls tab on the center pane to view the following information about Exalogic Control:

  • Names and version numbers of Exalogic Control software components

  • Names of virtual machines hosting Exalogic Control components

  • Names of the Oracle VM Server hosting these virtual machines

Figure 8-6 Exalogic Control Information

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Description of "Figure 8-6 Exalogic Control Information"

You can select any Exalogic Control component in the table and double-click to view the dashboard for each component. This table helps you identify where the Exalogic Control software components are running in your Exalogic machine. Use the Refresh icon on the Exalogic Control Software pane to refresh the list, when needed.

8.3.4 Viewing Infrastructure Networks

You can click the Networks tab on the center pane to view information about infrastructure networks and network connectivity.

Figure 8-7 Infrastructure Networks and Network Connectivity

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Infrastructure Networks

The Infrastructure Networks section displays the infrastructure networks that are used in the Exalogic machine for communication between Exalogic control components, and vServers in the Exalogic vDC.

For each infrastructure network, the following information is displayed:

  • Network Name - displays the name of the managed network.

  • Network CIDR - displays the type of the asset.

  • Partition Key - displays the partition of the port.

  • IP Range - specifies the minimum and maximum boundaries of the IP addresses assigned to the network.

  • Roles - displays the role.

Network Connectivity Table

The Network Connectivity section displays the infrastructure networks with IPs assigned to the individual hardware components of Exalogic system.

  • Network Name

  • Asset Type

8.3.5 Viewing Unassigned Incidents and Alerts

You can click the Incidents tab on the center pane to view all unassigned incidents and alerts in your Exalogic system.

Figure 8-8 Unresolved Alerts and Incidents

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Description of "Figure 8-8 Unresolved Alerts and Incidents"

In addition to viewing such alerts and incidents, you can take actions to resolve them.

8.4 Viewing the Exalogic Machine Rack

This section describes how to view the Exalogic System rack, visualization of the rack physical layout, aggregated rack components, energy data, and other rack details. As the Exalogic Systems Admin, you can drill down to an asset contained in the rack (compute node, storage node, switch, PDU) or even further.

To view the Exalogic system rack, complete the following steps:

  1. On the Navigation pane, under Assets, select Exalogic Systems.

  2. Select a rack that you want to view.

    The rack ID, description of the rack, and schematic view of assets within the rack are displayed.

  3. Select one of the components of the asset in the rack and view the asset details.

For information about hardware monitoring, see the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Feature Reference Guide.

8.5 Viewing Photorealistic Representation of Exalogic Machine

The photorealistic view is a representation of the Exalogic physical rack, and you can see the rack layout and its components. The front and rear views of the rack are displayed in this view. All slots and the respective assets are displayed.

Each asset in the rack is represented by an image. The health status of assets, such as OK, Warning, or Critical is displayed in the form of colored lights as seen on the physical rack. The OK status is shown in green. Warning and critical statuses are shown in yellow. Hover the mouse over the slots in the rack and view information about the assets. For example, you can view slot number, asset name and description, type of asset, model number of the asset, and its health status.

A question mark in any of the slots indicates a discrepancy from the baseline check.

To see the photorealistic view of the rack, perform the following steps:

  1. On the Navigation pane, under Assets, select Exalogic Systems.

  2. Select a rack that you want to view.

  3. In the center pane, click the Details tab.

    A photorealistic view of the rack is displayed.

Figure 8-9 Photorealistic View of the Rack

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Description of "Figure 8-9 Photorealistic View of the Rack"

8.6 Creating and Viewing Exalogic Reports

By using reports, you can view the Exalogic rack setup, including the asset details related to the firmware. Reports provide information about your assets, such as job history, firmware, OS updates, and problems. Reports are created in PDF and CSV formats. Reports can be exported or used to launch jobs on targeted assets.

8.6.1 Creating an Exalogic System Report

To create an Exalogic System Report in Exalogic Control, complete the following steps:

  1. On the Navigation pane, click Reports > Exalogic System Report, as in the following:

    Figure 8-10 Navigating to Exalogic System Reports

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    Description of "Figure 8-10 Navigating to Exalogic System Reports"

  2. On the Actions pane, click Create Exalogic System Report. The Create Exalogic System Report wizard is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-11.

    Figure 8-11 Create Exalogic System Report

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    Description of "Figure 8-11 Create Exalogic System Report"

    In the Report Name field, enter a name. For example, enter sample_report.

    In the Description field, enter a short description.

    Select Create Schedule if you want to run the report later or on a recurring schedule.

    Select the output formats of the result that will be generated for the report. There is no interactive format available for this report.

  3. Click Next to proceed. The Schedule screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-12.

    Set one of the following options:

    • Now - Create the report job immediately.

    • Start Date - Create the report job one time at a set time.

    • On a Recurring Schedule - Create the report job routinely at a set interval. Select the Start Time, the End Time, and the Number of Hours between reports to create the intervals.

  4. Click Next. The Summary screen is displayed.

  5. Review the summary, and click Run and Close.

    Note:

    You can click Save Template and Close to save the report as a template and close the wizard. You can use the report template to generate the report later.

8.6.2 Viewing the Exalogic System Report

You can view existing reports. The Exalogic report contains the following sections:

Report Parameters

The Report Parameters section displays the name and model of the Exalogic system. It also displays the number of assets in the rack by their types, such as compute nodes, switches, and storage nodes in the system.

Figure 8-13 Report Parameters

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Description of "Figure 8-13 Report Parameters"

Summary Table

The Summary Table is a list of all tables in the report. It displays the number of records for each table.

Figure 8-14 Summary Table

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System Control Software Table

The System Control Software Table lists the following:

  • Exalogic Control software components

  • Versions of Exalogic Control software components

  • Descriptions

  • Names of VMs running Exalogic Control

  • Names of Oracle VM Servers hosting Exalogic Control VMs

Compute Nodes Table

The Compute Nodes Table displays the setup of the racks, such as the following:

  • Type of asset

  • Name of asset (compute node)

  • Firmware version, such as BIOS, service processor, and HCA adapter

  • Version and location of the asset in the rack

Switches Table

The Switches Table displays the name of the switch node, type of switch, firmware version, and location of the switch in the rack with the slot number where it is placed.

Storage Appliances Table

The Storage Appliances Table displays the name of the compute node, version of the service processor firmware, and the location of the appliance with the slot number where it is placed in the rack.

Power Distribution Units Table

The Power Distribution Units Table displays the PDUs and their firmware version.

Validation Table

The Validation Table displays the validation result of the rack. A baseline check is performed against the known schema for the rack. The Expected Component column in the table displays the expected component if the placed component in the slot does not match the schema when the baseline check is performed.

Figure 8-15 Validation Table

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Description of "Figure 8-15 Validation Table"