9 Cloud Management

This chapter describes the Cloud Management packs offered by Enterprise Manager. The following packs are included:

Out-of-the-box cloud licenses are granted to already existing targets on which licenses are defined and whenever new targets are discovered the packs are granted automatically. License access information can be verified by clicking Setup, Management Packs, then Management Pack Access.

9.1 Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database

Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database helps to set up a Database Cloud and operate the Database as a Service model. The following sections describe this management pack offered by Enterprise Manager:

9.1.1 Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database Features

Some of the features provided by this pack are:

Feature Definition
Out-of-box self-service portal and database technical service catalog Provides a set of pre-approved templates based on the role of the consumer.
Self-service database provisioning Provides support on physical, virtual and Engineered Systems infrastructure.
Comprehensive deployment models Supports shared server (VM based), shared cluster, shared database (Schema-as-a-Service), and Pluggable Database-as-a-Service (PDBaaS) deployment models.
Virtual assembly provisioning Provisioning of Database VM assemblies (any file in OVA format is considered assemblies). For example, if there is an assembly topology of three virtual machines (VMs) (two WebLogic Server-managed servers and one database), you will need both packs to cover the respective tiers. Schedule- and performance-based resource management policies.
Snap Clone Provides a fast, storage-agnostic, space-efficient approach to cloning Oracle Databases. This feature supports Oracle Database versions 10g to 12c, including Pluggable databases.
Full clones Provides support using RMAN backups and RMAN duplicate.
Administrative flows (non-self service) Creates full clones and snap clones of source databases, including the ability to refresh the database while maintaining its name and configuration parameters.
Fleet maintenance Provides minimum-downtime patching and upgrades to the database service instances in a cloud pool. This feature helps reduce the software pollution across the database estate.
Governance Role-based access and resource control through quotas and retirement policies.
Metering and chargeback Provides support based on fixed cost, utilization metrics and configuration parameters of the database.
Programmatic access Provides access to the Self-Service Portal via REST APIs and EMCLIs.
Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) Rapid Start Kit Allows users to set up and configure Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c in under a minute.
Blueprints Blueprint-driven orchestration of cloud operations using the cloud REST API.

9.1.2 Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database Prerequisites

The Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database requires the Database Lifecycle Management Pack for Oracle Database.

9.1.3 Accessing Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database Licensed Links

From the Database home page, click the Database target menu, select Provisioning, and then Clone and Refresh. On this page, the following actions are included:

  • Create CloneDB Databases

  • Create Snap Clone Databases

  • Promote as Test Master

  • Remove from Test Masters

  • Refresh

Starting on the Enterprise Summary home page, the following licensed pages and links of this pack apply:

  • Click the Enterprise menu. Select Cloud, then Oracle VM Infrastructure Home.

  • Click the Enterprise menu. Select Cloud, then Oracle VM Infrastructure Request Dashboard.

  • Click the Enterprise menu. Select Cloud, then Policies.

  • Click the Enterprise menu. Select Cloud, then Cloud Home.

  • Click the Enterprise menu. Select Cloud, then Self Service Portal.

  • Click the Enterprise menu. Select Chargeback.

  • Click the Enterprise menu. Select Provisioning and Patching, then Database Provisioning. In the Database Provisioning page, in the Related Links section of the left menu pane, click Provision Pluggable Databases. Next, from the PDB Operations section, select Create New Pluggable Databases. Click Launch, and from Pluggable Database Creation Options, select Clone an Existing PDB->Snap Clone.

  • On the Multitenant container database's home page, from the Oracle Database menu, select Provisioning, then Provision Pluggable Database. Next, from the PDB Operations section, select Create New Pluggable Databases. Click Launch, and from Pluggable Database Creation Options, select Clone an Existing PDB->Snap Clone.

  • Click the Setup menu. Select Cloud, then Infrastructure.

  • Click the Setup menu. Select Cloud, then Database.

  • Click the Setup menu. Select Provisioning and Patching, then Storage Registration.

9.1.4 Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database Licensed RESTful APIs

The following RESTful APIs are licensed:

API Description
Assembly Operations Any POST/GET/PUT/DELETE on /em/cloud/iaas URI space for Resources Assembly Template and Assembly Instance.
Database and Schema Operations Any POST/GET/PUT/DELETE on /em/cloud/dbaas/ URI space.
DBaaS Setup Operations Any POST/GET/PUT/DELETE on /em/websvcs/restful/extws/cloudservices/admin/cfw/v1 URI space.

9.1.5 Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database Licensed EMCLI Verbs

The following EMCLI verbs are licensed under the Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database.

add_pool_members
cancel_cloud_service_requests 
create_charge_item
create_dbaas_quota
create_dbprofile
create_pool
create_service_template
delete_charge_item
delete_cloud_service_instances
delete_cloud_user_objects
delete_dbaas_quota
delete_pool
delete_service_template
get_cloud_service_requests
get_cloud_user_objects
get_cloud_service_instances
get_dbaas_quota
get_dbaas_request_settings
get_metering_data
get_pool_capacity_data
get_pool_capacity_summary_data
get_pool_detail
get_service_template
get_pool_constraints
get_pool_criteria
get_pool_instance_data
get_pool_target_type
get_pools
list_charge_item_candidates
remove_pool_members
update_dbaas_request_settings
update_dbaas_quota
update_pool

9.1.6 Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database Licensed Views and Tables

The following objects within the repository schema are licensed under the Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database:

  • Tables starting with EMCT_CBA.

  • Views starting with EMCT$CBA.

  • The views:

    GP_EMCT_CBA_TARGET_CHARGE
    MGMT$EMCT_CBA_CHARGE_HOURLY
    MGMT$EMCT_CBA_CHARGE_DAILY
    

9.1.7 Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database Licensed Chargeback Reports

The following BI Publisher reports are licensed under the Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database. Also, any report created using "create-like" feature of BI publisher referring the following reports, fall under this license.

  • Charge Trend Report

  • Charge Summary Report

  • Usage Trend Report

  • Usage Summary Report

9.2 Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Middleware

Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Fusion Middleware helps to set up a Middleware Cloud and operate the Middleware (or Platform) as a Service model. The following sections describe this management pack offered by Enterprise Manager:

9.2.1 Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Middleware Features

Some of the features provided by this pack are:

Feature Definition
Self-service provisioning Provides self-service provisioning support for WebLogic-based Java services on both physical and virtual infrastructure.
Service creation and service deletion. Provides pre- and post-script support.
SOA as a Service Provides support for SOA-based services on both physical and virtual infrastructure.
SOA Cloning with artifacts Provides support for cloning of SOA environments with artifacts.
WebCenter Cloning with artifacts Provides support for cloning of WebCenter environments with artifacts.
Optional load balancer Provides support for Oracle Traffic Director, Oracle HTTP Server, and third-party load balancer.
Elasticity Provides automatic resource management based on schedule- and performance-based resource management policies.
Metering and chargeback Provides support based on fixed cost, utilization metrics, and configuration parameters of the WebLogic Server.
Virtual assembly provisioning Provisioning of WebLogic VM assemblies (any file in OVA format is considered assemblies). For example, if there is an assembly topology of three VMs (two WebLogic Server-managed servers and one database), you will need both cloud management packs to cover the respective tiers.
Governance Role-based access and resource control through quotas and retirement policies.
Programmatic access Provides access to the Self-Service Portal via REST APIs and EMCLIs
Blueprints Blueprint-driven orchestration of cloud operations using the cloud REST API.

9.2.2 Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Fusion Middleware Prerequisites

The Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Fusion Middleware requires the WebLogic Server Management Pack Enterprise Edition.

9.2.3 Accessing Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Fusion Middleware Licensed Links

Starting on the Enterprise Summary home page, the following licensed pages and links of this pack apply:

  • Click the Enterprise menu. Select Cloud, then Infrastructure Home.

  • Click the Enterprise menu. Select Cloud, then Infrastructure Request Dashboard.

  • Click the Enterprise menu. Select Cloud, then Infrastructure Policies.

  • Click the Enterprise menu. Select Cloud, then Middleware and Database Home.

  • Click the Enterprise menu. Select Cloud, then Middleware and Database Request Dashboard.

  • Click the Enterprise menu. Select Cloud, then Self Service Portal.

  • Click the Enterprise menu. Select Cloud, then Service Instances.

  • Click the Enterprise menu. Select Chargeback.

  • Click the Setup menu. Select Cloud, then Infrastructure.

  • Click the Setup menu. Select Cloud, then Middleware.

9.2.4 Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Fusion Middleware Licensed APIs

The following APIs are licensed:

API Description
Assembly operations Any POST/GET/PUT/DELETE on /em/cloud/iaas/ URI space for Resources Assembly Template and Assembly Instance.
Java PaaS operations Any POST/GET/PUT/DELETE on /em/cloud/jaas/ URI space.
MWaaS setup operations Any POST/GET/PUT/DELETE on:
  • /em/websvcs/restful/extws/cloudservices/admin/cfw/v1 URI space.

  • /em/websvcs/restful/extws/cloudservices/admin/mwaas/v1 URI space.

  • /em/websvcs/restful/extws/cloudservices/ssa/mwaas/v1 URI space.

MWaaS user operations Any POST/GET/PUT/DELETE on /em/websvcs/restful/extws/cloudservices/ssa/mwaas/v1 URI space.

9.2.5 Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Fusion Middleware Licensed Views and Tables

The following objects within the repository schema are licensed under the Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Middleware:

  • Tables starting with EMCT_CBA.

  • Views starting with EMCT$CBA.

  • The views:

    GP_EMCT_CBA_TARGET_CHARGE
    MGMT$EMCT_CBA_CHARGE_HOURLY
    MGMT$EMCT_CBA_CHARGE_DAILY
    

9.2.6 Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Fusion Middleware Licensed EMCLI Verbs

The following EMCLI verbs are licensed under the Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Middleware. These verbs operate on a middleware pool.get_pool_target_type.

add_pool_members
create_charge_item
create_pool
create_service_template
delete_charge_item
delete_pool
delete_service_template
get_metering_data
get_pool_instance_data
get_pool_capacity_data
get_pool_capacity_summary_data
get_pool_constraints
get_pool_criteria
get_pool_detail
get_pools
get_service_template
list_charge_item_candidates
remove_pool_members
update_pool

9.2.7 Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Fusion Middleware Licensed Chargeback Reports

The following BI Publisher reports are licensed under the Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Middleware. Also, any report created using "create-like" feature of BI publisher referring the following reports, fall under this license.

  • Charge Trend Report

  • Charge Summary Report

  • Usage Trend Report

  • Usage Summary Report

9.3 Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Testing

Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Testing enables businesses to set up their own testing cloud for delivering software testing services. The following sections describe this management pack offered by Enterprise Manager:

9.3.1 Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Testing Features

Features provided by Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Testing include:

  • Setup for providing cloud infrastructure (virtual and physical).

  • Self-service Assembly provisioning on Oracle VM infrastructure.

  • Self-service test environment and test driver provisioning.

  • Test script execution.

  • Resource control through quotas and retirement policies.

  • Flexible resource metering and chargeback for compute resources consumed.

Note:

You can define your own testing tools to use with the Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Testing. If you choose Oracle Load Testing, Oracle Functional Testing, Oracle Functional Testing Suite for Oracle Applications, as well as Oracle Load Testing Suite for Oracle Applications, it must be licensed separately.

9.3.2 Accessing Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Testing Licensed Links

Starting on the Enterprise Summary home page, the following licensed pages and links of this pack apply:

  • Click the Enterprise menu. Select Cloud, then Testing Home.

  • Click the Enterprise menu. Select Cloud, then Self Service Portal. Select the My Tests option, then the My Tests tab.

  • Click the Setup menu. Select Cloud, then Testing.