|Oracle® Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Introduction
12c Release 1 (126.96.36.199)
Part Number E25353-03
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This chapter provides an overview of the new features available in the 188.8.131.52 plug-ins release.
Feature areas covered include:
The Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Mobile application allows you to track and manage incidents from your iPhone. You can view incident and problem details and acknowledge, assign, prioritize, escalate and annotate incidents. You can also seamlessly connect to My Oracle Support to drill down to service requests associated with a problem. The flexible setup screen enables you to connect to multiple Enterprise Manager 12c environments.
Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System (ACFS) Support
Enterprise Manager now supports ACFS Security and Encryption features. ACFS encryption allows users to store data on disk in an encrypted format. Enterprise Manager users who are ACFS administrators, and manage ACFS on an ASM or cluster, are now able to use these features to implement and manage security on file system objects stored in an ACFS.
Database Machine Target Enhancements
Enhancements and improvements involving the DB Machine target include the following:
Default comparison templates for the Database Machine target.
Automated creation of a DB Machine monitoring dashboard, which means you can run a script after the discovery of DB Machine system and its associated components to generate a dashboard report. The dashboard report displays the performance and usage statistics of various subsystems that are part of DB-Machine and also those subsystems which are part of the Database Systems stored on the DB Machine.
The ability to generate critical and warning alerts for threshold violations of the voltage, temperature, and fan speed sensor measurements for Infiniband Switch hardware.
A new compute resource utilization graph to show the memory usage of the database instances and other processes on the compute nodes in a DB Machine.
This release includes enhanced Guided DB Machine discovery with an SNMP subscription for IB and Cell targets. There is also PDU, KVM, Cisco Switch monitoring credential setup, with enhanced credential validation.
Deploying, Undeploying, or Redeploying Java EE Applications
You can now use the Software Library to create a Java EE application component that contains the archive, deployment plan, predeploy and postdeploy scripts, and other files required for deploying a Java EE application.
Tracing the Path of a Request
Streamlining Whole Server Migration
Whole server migration is the process of migrating a server instance to a different physical machine upon failure. With this release, there is a wizard with which to configure a deployment procedure that triggers whole server migration in the event of host machine failure. The wizard makes it extremely easy and straightforward to plan for and set up whole server migration.
Oracle Fusion Applications Management Support
Purging Deployment Requests
Patching the Oracle VM Server
The Oracle VM Server must be patched to ensure that the latest software updates and enhancements are applied. Oracle provides a publicly available Yum repository that now includes repositories for Oracle VM. These repositories include the full releases of Oracle VM and mirror those releases on the Oracle VM DVDs/ISOs. To patch the Oracle VM Server, you must do the following:
Set up an internal Yum repository.
Upgrade the virtual server to ensure that it has the latest updates.
Acknowledging OVM Events
All operations performed on a server, server pool, storage, or network generate OVM events. The event can be Informational, Minor, or Critical. A target in an error state generates a Critical event. Targets with a Critical status cannot be used to perform any operations. The cloud administrator can now acknowledge OVM events via a menu selection.
Scaling Up and Scaling Down Tier Targets
You can scale up and scale down a tier target that is scalable. The scalability of a tier depends on how it is defined in the assembly. Scaling up enables you to create multiple servers; there are minimum and maximum limits. The scaling down feature also enables you to shut down servers in a tier.
Metering and Chargeback
You can now unassign cost centers and charge plans from targets.
You can now share a Real Application Cluster (RAC) not only by instance, but also by service. Services within a RAC can be assigned to different cost centers, but must all be assigned to the same charge plan.
A new EM CLI verb (
emcli get_metering_data) enables you to extract metering and charge data to a CSV file.
Lifecycle Management features can be divided into the following categories:
Synchronizing the Software Library
You can now synchronize manually downloaded Cluster Verification Utility (CVU) binaries with the Software Library. Enterprise Manager, by default, provides a routine job that is scheduled daily to download binaries from My Oracle Support, if corresponding binaries in the Software Library need to be updated. If your Enterprise Manager deployment is behind a firewall or a DMZ such that the HTTP connection to My Oracle Support is disabled, the routine job will skip its execution. In this case, you can manually download the CVU binaries corresponding to your platform from OTN or My Oracle Support using patch 9288873 as the source. Subsequently, you can use the Cluster Verification Utility to ensure that the latest CVU binaries are present in the Software Library.
Patching domain enhancements including the following:
You can now patch Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Fusion Application targets in addition to Oracle Database and Oracle Application Server targets.
You can now patch Oracle Grid Infrastructure targets, which are part of Oracle Exadata Database Machine, using both in-place and out-of-place patching modes. In addition, if you patch in out-of-place patching mode, you can now switch back to the old Oracle home.
You can now create a compliance standard from a patch template.