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1 Procuring the Software

This chapter describes how you can procure the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control software and the Oracle Management Agent software. In particular, this chapter covers the following:

1.1 Releases Available for Enterprise Manager Cloud Control

Table 1-1 describes the releases Enterprise Manager Cloud Control has had so far.

Table 1-1 Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Releases

Release Numbers Release Type Release Date Implementation Method Description

(Recommended)

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 4 (12.1.0.4)

Patch Set 3

May 2014

  • New installation of 12c Release 4 (12.1.0.4)

  • Upgrade from 12c Release 3 (12.1.0.3) [either (12.1.0.3) or (12.1.0.3) Plug-in Update 1]

  • Upgrade from 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) [either (12.1.0.2) or (12.1.0.2) Plug-in Update 1]

  • Upgrade from 10g Release 5 (10.2.0.5), 11g Release 1 (11.1.0.1)

Patch set containing several bug fixes, enhancements, and new features.

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 3 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.3)

Plug-In Update 1

(Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 3 (12.1.0.3) software with plug-ins released in October 2013)

October 2013

  • New installation of 12c Release 3 (12.1.0.3)

  • Upgrade from 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2), which is (12.1.0.2) Patch Set 1 or (12.1.0.2) Plug-in Update 1

  • Upgrade from 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1), only with Bundle Patch 1

  • Upgrade from 10g Release 5 (10.2.0.5), 11g Release 1 (11.1.0.1)

Contains the 12c Release 3 (12.1.0.3) software binaries updated with new plug-ins and updated plug-in versions released in October 2013.

However, the 12c Release 3 (12.1.0.3) software binaries have not been changed; they have only been integrated with new plug-ins and updated plug-in versions released in October 2013. Even the Management Agent software binaries have not been changed. This is essentially a release, and not a patch set or a patch.

To view a list of plug-ins integrated with this release, see the List of Plug-ins Integrated with this Release section in the Getting Started chapter of the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Basic Installation Guide 12c Release 3 (12.1.0.3). The guide is available in the Enterprise Manager documentation library at the following URL:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/indexes/documentation/index.html

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 3 (12.1.0.3)

Patch Set 2

June 2013

  • New installation of 12c Release 3 (12.1.0.3)

  • Upgrade from 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) [either (12.1.0.2) or (12.1.0.2) Plug-in Update 1]

  • Upgrade from 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1), only with Bundle Patch 1

  • Upgrade from 10g Release 5 (10.2.0.5), 11g Release 1 (11.1.0.1)

Patch set containing several bug fixes, enhancements, and new features.

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2)

Plug-In Update 1

(Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) software with plug-ins released in February 2013)

February 2013

  • New installation of 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2)

  • Upgrade from 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1), with or without Bundle Patch 1

  • Upgrade from 10g Release 5 (10.2.0.5), 11g Release 1 (11.1.0.1)

Contains the 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) software binaries updated with new plug-ins and updated plug-in versions released in February 2013.

However, the 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) software binaries have not been changed; they have only been integrated with new plug-ins and updated plug-in versions released in February 2013. Even the Management Agent software binaries have not been changed. This is essentially a release, and not a patch set or a patch.

To view a list of plug-ins integrated with this release, see the List of Plug-ins Integrated with this Release section in the Getting Started chapter of the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Basic Installation Guide 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2). The guide is available in the Enterprise Manager documentation library at the following URL:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/indexes/documentation/index.html

Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2)

Patch Set 1

August 2012

  • New installation of 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2)

  • Upgrade from 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1), with or without Bundle Patch 1

  • Upgrade from 10g Release 5 (10.2.0.5), 11g Release 1 (11.1.0.1)

Patch set containing several bug fixes, enhancements, and new features.

Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1)

Bundle Patch 1

January 2012

  • New installation of 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1) containing Bundle Patch 1.

  • Patching of the base release, that is, 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1)

  • Upgrade from 10g Release 5 (10.2.0.5), 11g Release 1 (11.1.0.1)

Bundle patch containing several bug fixes and support for ported platforms.

Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1)

Base Release

October 2011

  • New installation of 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1)

  • Upgrade from 10g Release 5 (10.2.0.5), 11g Release 1 (11.1.0.1)

First ever 12c release.


Note:

For more information on these releases and the platforms they support, access the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Certification Matrix. For instructions to access this matrix, refer to the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Basic Installation Guide.

1.2 Procuring the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Software

You can procure the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control software from either the product DVD or the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) Web site. This section describes these sources and covers the following:

1.2.1 How Do You Access the Software from a DVD?

You can obtain the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control software from the product DVD that is available through Oracle Service Delivery Managers or Oracle Sales Representatives. The software may be available either on a single DVD or on DVDs depending on the operating system.

This section covers the following:

1.2.1.1 Accessing the Software from a DVD

If the software is available on a single DVD, then insert the DVD into the DVD drive, and manually run the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Installation Wizard.

If the software is available on multiple DVDs, then copy the archived software from each of the DVDs to a location on your local disk. Extract the contents of each of the archived files to the same location. Then, invoke the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Installation Wizard.

Example 1-1 12c Release 4 (12.1.0.4) DVDs Released for Linux x86 and Linux x86_64

For 12c Release 4 (12.1.0.4), Oracle delivers three DVDs for Linux x86 and x86_64, mainly these:

  • DVD1, containing a ZIP file with the name em12104_linux_disk1of3.zip

  • DVD2, containing a ZIP file with the name em12104_linux_disk2of3.zip

  • DVD3, containing a ZIP file with the name em12104_linux_disk3of3.zip

In this case, copy the three ZIP files to a location on your disk, for example, /temp, and then extract their contents in the same location. Extracting the contents to different locations will cause the installation to fail.

$ cp -r em12104_linux_disk1of3.zip /temp

$ cp -r em12104_linux_disk2of3.zip /temp

$ cp -r em12104_linux_disk3of3.zip /temp

$ cd /temp

$ unzip em12104_linux_disk1of3.zip

$ unzip em12104_linux_disk2of3.zip

$ unzip em12104_linux_disk3of3.zip

Note:

For information about the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Installation Wizard, see Section 2.1.2.

1.2.1.2 Setting Mount Points for a DVD

If you want to access the DVD from a shared DVD drive, then set a mount point for the DVD drive.

On most Linux operating systems, the disk mounts automatically when you insert the DVD into the DVD drive. However, for some Linux operating systems, you might have to manually mount the disk. To verify whether the disk mounts automatically and to manually mount the disk if it does not mount itself automatically, follow these steps:

  1. Insert the DVD into the disk drive.

  2. To verify if the disk is automatically mounted, run the following command:

    • On Red Hat Enterprise Linux:

      # ls /mnt/cdrom

    • On SUSE Linux Enterprise Server:

      # ls /media/cdrom

  3. If the command in Step (2) fails to display the contents of the disk, then run the following command:

    • On Red Hat Enterprise Linux:

      # mount -t nfs <host name>:/mnt/<full path to the dvdrom>

    • On SUSE Linux Enterprise Server:

      # mount -t nfs <host name>:/media/<full path to the dvdrom>

On most AIX operating systems, the disk mounts automatically when you insert the DVD into the DVD drive. However, for some AIX operating systems, you might have to manually mount the disk. To manually mount the disk if it does not mount itself automatically, follow these steps:

  1. Switch the user to root user by running the following command:

    $ su -root

  2. Insert the disk into the drive.

    Note:

    If required, enter the following command to eject the currently mounted disk and to remove it from the drive:

    # /usr/sbin/umount /<SD_DVD>

  3. Enter the following command:

    # /usr/sbin/mount -rv cdrfs /dev/cd0 /SD_DVD

    In this example command, /SD_DVD is the disk mount point directory and /dev/cd0 is the device name for the disk device.

  4. If you are prompted to specify the disk location, then specify the disk mount point directory path. For example, /SD_DVD

1.2.2 How Do You Procure the Software from Oracle Technology Network?

You can procure the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control software from OTN. The software available on OTN is archived using Info-ZIP's highly portable ZIP utility. The software is available in ZIP files. After downloading the software, you will need the UNZIP utility to extract the files.

This section covers the following:

1.2.2.1 Downloading the Software

To download the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control software from OTN, access the following URL:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/enterprise-manager/downloads/index.html

The software is available in ZIP files. Download the ZIP files to a common location on your local disk.

1.2.2.2 Verifying the File Size

After downloading the ZIP files, do the following:

  1. Run the cksum command against the ZIP files and check if the file checksum of the downloaded software is the same as the file checksum displayed on OTN.

    Example 1-2 Verifying the File Size of 12c Release 4 (12.1.0.4) ZIP Files

    The following is the format of the ZIP files released for 12c Release 4 (12.1.0.4):

    em12104_<platform>_diskNofM.zip (<value> bytes) (cksum - <value>)

    Here, <platform> refers to the operating system, N refers to the ZIP file number, and M refers to the total number of ZIP files available for download. For example, em12104_linux_disk1of3.zip, em12104_linux_disk2of3.zip, em12104_linux_disk3of3.zip.

    The value (cksum - <value>) is the file checksum that you need to check. To check the file checksum of the first ZIP file, run the following command:

    $ cksum em12_<platform>_diskNofM.zip

    For example,

    $ cksum em12_linux_disk1of3.zip

  2. Extract the contents of the ZIP files to a single directory. Navigate to the directory and verify if you see the following files:

    [a@adcxxxxxxx Disk1]$ ls
    install  libskgxn  plugins            response      stage   WT.zip
    jdk      oms       runInstaller       wls                  bipruntime
    

1.2.2.3 Extracting the Contents

You must unzip the archive on the platform for which it was intended. For example, if you download the software for the Linux x86 operating system, then you must unzip the file on a Linux x86 operating system only. If you unzip the file on a Microsoft Windows computer and then move the stage area to a Linux computer, then the staged area files will get corrupted. This is because Microsoft Windows does not preserve the case sensitivity or the permission bits of Linux file names.

If you have downloaded a single ZIP file, then extract the contents of it and manually run the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Installation Wizard.

Note:

For information about the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Installation Wizard, see Section 2.1.2.

If you have downloaded multiple ZIP files to a common location, then extract the contents of all the ZIP files in the same location, and then manually run the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Installation Wizard.

WARNING:

Extracting the contents to different locations will cause the installation to fail.

Tip:

If you plan to store the files on a DVD, then first extract the contents of the ZIP files, and then copy those extracted files to the DVD. Do NOT copy the ZIP files; you need the unzipped contents of the ZIP files to install the product.

1.2.2.4 Verifying the Software Release Description

Verify the software release details to ensure that you have downloaded the latest version.

  1. After extracting the contents of the software ZIP files, navigate to the following location and access the properties file that contains the software release description:

    Disk1/install/em/release.properties

  2. Make sure you see the following description that confirms that it is the latest software:

    Release:Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 4 (12.1.0.4)

1.2.2.5 Verifying the Platform Information

After extracting the contents of the ZIP file, access the following file to verify the platform information. Here, <Software_Location> can be either the DVD mount point or the location on your local disk where you have extracted the contents of the ZIP files.

<Software_Location>/stage/shiphomeproperties.xml

Note that a 32-bit Enterprise Manager Cloud Control software (both Enterprise Manager Cloud Control and Oracle Management Agent) can be installed only on a 32-bit operating system that is running on a 32-bit hardware. Similarly, a 64-bit Enterprise Manager software can be installed only on a 64-bit operating system that is running on a 64-bit hardware.

Do NOT try to install a 32-bit software on a 64-bit platform or vice versa; the installation may proceed, but will fail eventually. Therefore, ensure that you use the right software download for the right platform.

The shiphomeproperties.xml file provides the platform information as shown here:

<?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes" ?>
<ORACLEHOME_INFO>
<ARU_PLATFORM_INFO>
<ARU_ID>46</ARU_ID>
<ARU_ID_DESCRIPTION>Linux x86</ARU_ID_DESCRIPTION>
</ARU_PLATFORM_INFO>
</ORACLEHOME_INFO>

You can see the platform information in the <ARU_ID_DESCRIPTION> syntax. Table 1-2 lists the platform names that may be enclosed in this syntax, and describes whether the names represent a 32-bit or 64-bit software.

Table 1-2 Verifying Platform Information

Platform Name Platform Specified in ARU_ID_DESCRIPTION 32-bit / 64-bit

Linux x86

Linux x86

32-bit

Microsoft Windows (32-bit)

Win 32

32-bit

Microsoft Windows (64-bit AMD64)

win 64

64-bit

Microsoft Windows (64-bit IA)

Windows Itanium

64-bit

Solaris Operating System (SPARC 64-bit)

Solaris

64-bit

HPUX PA-RISC(64-bit)

HPUNIX

64-Bit

AIX

AIX

64-bit

HP_IA64

HPI

64-bit

Linux x86-64

Linux AMD

64-bit

linux_ia64

Linux Itanium

64-bit

IBM Power Based Linux

Linux PPC

64-bit

linux_zseries64

zLinux

64-bit

HP Tru64 UNIX

Decunix

64-bit

Solaris Operating System (x86-64)

Solaris AMD64

64-bit

Solaris Operating System (x86)

Solaris AMD32

32-bit


1.3 Procuring the Oracle Management Agent Software

Oracle Management Agent (Management Agent) is one of the core components of Enterprise Manager Cloud Control, and therefore, its software is part of the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control software. When you install Enterprise Manager Cloud Control, the installation wizard automatically installs a Management Agent.

You can install additional Management Agents using the Add Host Targets Wizard built into the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control console (Cloud Control console). The wizard uses the Management Agent software that is already present in the OMS home.

However, note that the Management Agent software present in the OMS home is always for the version and platform on which that OMS is running. For example, if the OMS is Oracle Management Service 12c and it is running on Linux platform, then the Management Agent software available there is also for Linux platform.

If you want to install a Management Agent for a platform that is different from the one on which the OMS is running, then ensure that you download that software using the Self Update Console, which is built into the Cloud Control console.

For information on Self Update, see Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide. For instructions to download the software, see the chapter on updating Cloud Control in the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Basic Installation Guide.

Note:

The Management Agent software for 12c Release X (12.1.0.X) is not available on OTN, so the only way you can download the software is using the Self Update Console.