System Monitoring Plug-in Installation Guide for Oracle Virtual Networking
This document describes how to install and use the System Monitoring plug-in to monitor Oracle Virtual Networking systems within Oracle Enterprise Manager.
The following topics are discussed in this document:
The System Monitoring plug-in for Oracle Virtual Networking (OVN) extends Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control to add support for monitoring Oracle Virtual Networking systems.
The Oracle Fabric Manager (OFM), also known as the Xsigo Fabric Manager (XFM), monitors the Oracle Virtual Networking systems. When you deploy and configure the plug-in in your Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c environment, a summary of the network components, change information, alerts, and violations are visible in the UI.
For more information about the data that is monitored by this plug-in, see View Monitoring Information.
This section describes what is needed to enable monitoring of the Oracle Virtual Networking systems:
The plug-in supports the following Oracle Enterprise Manager versions:
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control Release 3 (18.104.22.168.0) or higher.
Oracle Enterprise Manager Management Agent version 22.214.171.124.0 or higher.
Perform the following tasks before deploying the plug-in:
Make sure you have Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control Release 3 (126.96.36.199.0) or a higher version installed.
Ensure that the Management Agent has access to the computer on which Oracle Fabric Manager is running.
Install the Xsigo Fabric Manager 4.1.0 / Oracle Fabric Manager 4.2.0 or higher with “Enterprise Manager” plug-in. For more information, refer to the readme file included in the plug-in.
In the machine on which the agent is installed, import the Oracle Fabric Manager certificate into a new or existing TrustStore. The OFM certificate file should be provided by the OFM Administrator.
Use the JDK keytool to import the Oracle Fabric Manager certificate into a TrustStore as follows:
keytool -import -file <certificate_filename> -alias <alias> -keystore <truststore_filename>
For more information about the certificate configuration for Oracle Fabric Manager or Xsigo Fabric Manager, visit the User Guide at:
Complete the following tasks to obtain and deploy the plug-in:
The Oracle Enterprise Manager Store is an external site that contains functional updates, including the latest version of the management plug-in files. Enterprise Manager Cloud Control checks the site periodically to provide you with the latest version. You can download the plug-in from the Oracle Enterprise Manager Store to the Software Library (the local store).
Note:Oracle Enterprise Manager must have Internet access to download the plug-in from the Oracle Enterprise Manager Store.
The following are things you should know before you deploy the plug-in:
You can import multiple versions of the same plug-in. However, you can only deploy one version on the Oracle Management Service (OMS) at any given time.
The Management Agent can have the same or earlier version of the plug-in that is deployed on the OMS host.
The Management Agent cannot have a later version than the version that is on the OMS host.
The Management Repository SYSMAN user password is required to complete the deployment process.
This procedure assumes that you are connected to the Internet and describes how to download the plug-in immediately. Alternatively, you can choose to schedule the download to occur at a specified time.
From the Setup menu, click Extensibility, then click Self Update to get the list of updates.
Click Plug-in from the list.
Select Oracle Virtual Networking from the list, then click Download.
Select Immediately, then click Select to start downloading the update.
The plug-in deployment page appears when the download completes.
The Management Repository SYSMAN user password is required to complete the deployment process.
On the Plug-in Deployment page, select the Enterprise Manager for Oracle Virtual Networking plug-in.
If you are not on the Plug-in Deployment page, expand the Setup menu and click Extensibility, then click Plug-ins.
Click Deploy On, then click Management Servers.
Complete the required details on the Deploy Plug-in dialog box.
In the Version of Plug-in to Deploy section, select the Plug-in version from the Plug-in drop-down. The Target Type information is displayed in the table. Enter the Repository SYSMAN password, then click Continue.
Complete the steps in the Deploy Plug-in dialog box.
Click Deploy to deploy the selected plug-in on all Enterprise Manager Servers.
You must associate the Oracle Virtual Networking Plug-in to existing Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control agents to enable centralized monitoring.
See the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Administrator's Guide for how to add new targets in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control.
Log in to Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control as SYSMAN.
From the Setup menu, click Add Target, then click Add Targets Manually.
Select Add Targets Declaratively by Specifying Target Monitoring Properties, then select the Oracle Virtual Networking target type, select a Monitoring Agent, then click Add Manually.
Complete the following information:
Target Name: The unique target name that is displayed in the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control UI.
Store Location: The path to the TrustStore file.
Store Type: The file format must be JKS.
Store Password: Any value is accepted.
Oracle Virtual Networking User Name: The user log in name for the Oracle Fabric Manager.
Oracle Virtual Networking Password: The corresponding password for the Oracle Fabric Manager.
Oracle Virtual Networking Host Name: The host name or IP address for the Oracle Fabric Manager.
Click OK to add the new target.
After deploying and configuring the plug-in to monitor one or more targets in the environment, you can customize the monitoring settings of the plug-in. This alters the collection intervals and threshold settings of the metrics to meet specific needs of your environment.
After waiting a few minutes for the plug-in to start collecting data, use the following steps to verify and validate that Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control is properly monitoring the plug-in target:
Click the Oracle Virtual Networking target link from the Monitoring Target table on the Agent home page.
Verify that no metric collection errors are reported in the Metric table.
You can monitor the information about the Oracle Fabric Manager, cumulative performance, the managed devices, the discovered servers, the configured I/O templates, network and storage clouds, and the alarms tracked by the Oracle Fabric Manager.
To view this monitoring information, do the following:
Select the All Targets option from the Targets menu.
Click the Oracle Virtual Networking target from the All Targets table.
Oracle Fabric Manager supports high availability mode, in which multiple Fabric Manager servers are associated with each other to provide a system of Fabric Manager servers that operate in active or passive roles.
In the summary section of the OVN plug-in UI, you can find the current Oracle Fabric Manager's status and version, and the high availability mode.
When vNICs and vHBAs are configured and deployed on the host server, you can see in a graph the network and storage total throughput.
Information about the Oracle Fabric Interconnect chassis and the Oracle SDN that are managed through the Oracle Fabric Manager is displayed in the OVN plug-in UI. You can see the host name of each managed device, the device IP address, the software version currently installed on each managed device, the current state of the managed device and the model of the device.
Oracle Fabric Manager discovers servers that are connected through the devices and have Oracle Virtual Networking Drivers installed.
You can see in the OVN plug-in UI the host name of each server that Oracle Fabric Manager has discovered, the operating system currently in use on the host server, the name of the I/O profile bound to each server, and the total number of vNICs and vHBAs that are configured on the server.
When I/O templates are configured, they are listed in the OVN plug-in UI regardless of whether they are deployed to a host server or not.
You can see the name of each configured I/O template, the total number of vNICs and vHBAs configured in each I/O template, and the description that was applied to the I/O template.
Information about the Private Virtual Interconnect (PVI) clouds is displayed in the OVN plug-in UI.
If Oracle Fabric Interconnect is attached you can see the name of each configured cloud, the number of Ethernet ports, and link aggregation groups (LAGs) in the cloud.
Information about the configured storage clouds is displayed in the OVN plug-in UI. You can see the name of each configured cloud, and the number of Fibre Channel ports in the storage cloud.
The Oracle Virtual Networking plug-in monitors system events and network management alarms tracked by the Oracle Fabric Manager.
The alarms shown in the OVN plug-in UI are of one of the following severities:
To view critical, major, minor, and warning alarms go to the All Metrics page, and select the Alarms metric. Critical alarms are displayed in the Incidents and Problems section of the OVN plug-in UI. Major, warning and minor alarms can also appear on the Incidents and Problems section, if the user activates a rule for this purpose.
For more information about the monitoring information tracked by the Oracle Fabric Manager, see the following:
Oracle Fabric Manager User's Guide
Oracle Fabric Interconnect Documentation
These documents are available at
Removing a plug-in removes all of its metadata from the Management Repository.
From the Setup menu, click Extensibility, then click Plug-ins.
Select the row for the plug-in you want to remove in the table.
Click Undeploy From, then click either Management Servers or Management Agent. You can then select the OMS or Management Agent you want to remove the plug-in from.
Confirm the plug-in removal. Enterprise Manager notifies the connected and relevant Enterprise Manager users and begins the deconfiguration process.
For more information about how to remove or undeploy a plug-in, refer to the Oracle Enterprise Manager documentation.
This section contains information to help you troubleshoot issues you encounter while installing the Oracle Virtual Networking plug-in.
Action –You should create an incident rule to view other Oracle Virtual Networking systems alarms.
The following issues are related to metrics that do not show data or show metric collection error.
Cause – The TrustStore file may not be appropriate.
Cause – The TrustStore path may be incorrect.
Cause – Incorrect host name or IP address or no access to Oracle Virtual Networking host.
Cause – Oracle Fabric Manager is not running, the server is down.
Cause – Incorrect host name or IP address.
Cause – The Enterprise Manager plug-in is not installed on Oracle Fabric Manager or Xsigo Fabric Manager. For more information, refer to the readme file included in the Enterprise Manager plug-in.
Cause – User name or password not match.
To solve some metrics collection issues, you should manage the credentials sets or the host name properties.
To manage TrustStore and UserCredential sets, do the following:
Click Setup, then Security and finally Monitoring Credentials.
Select Oracle Virtual Networking target and click Manage Monitoring Credentials.
Select SSLTrustStoreCredentialsSet and UserCredentialSet and click Set Credentials.
To manage the host name or IP address properties, do the following:
Click Oracle Virtual Networking, then Target Setup and finally Monitoring Configuration.
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Oracle Enterprise Manager System Monitoring Plug-in Installation Guide for Oracle Virtual Networking, Release 188.8.131.52.0
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