Installing and Updating Local Software Packages
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This guide provides an end-to-end example for how to use Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center.
In Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center, you can install and update local software packages for an operating system. After an operating system is installed, you can download and provision additional software packages and use patches to update existing components.
The software packages are stored in software libraries provisioned by Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center. You can install a component that is part of a software library in a discovered and managed operating system. Before you install a local software package, verify that the version of the software is adequate for the operating system and the type of server where you intend to install it.
This example describes how to install the Apache Ant 1.7.1 version software package for Oracle Solaris 10, running in an Oracle VM Server for SPARC. The example then describes how to update the Apache Ant software to the 1.8.2 version.
In this example, the local software package is installed by using an update profile and a deployment plan, and it is updated by modifying a system catalog. For Oracle Solaris 11, the view/modify catalog option is not supported.
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You will need the following to install and update the local software package:
Enterprise Controller installed and configured in connected mode.
A user with the Storage Admin role to import software packages, and Update Admin role to update the Oracle Solaris 10 operating system.
An Oracle VM Server for SPARC with Oracle Solaris 10 OS provisioned.
A Linux and Oracle Solaris 8-10 Software Update Library to store the software package.
Download and save the Apache Ant 1.7.1 and 1.8.2 versions for Oracle Solaris 10 (SPARC) software in pkg format in the
/var/tmp directory on the Enterprise Controller system. You can download the
nt.1.8.2.SPARC.64bit.Solaris.10.pkg files from
The following are the tasks to install and update a local software package for Oracle Solaris 10 OS:
In Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center, software packages are stored in software libraries. For Oracle Solaris 10, 9, and 8 and for Oracle Linux, a dedicated software library called Linux, Solaris 8-10 Software Update Library contains the packages, updates, and site-specific scripts and configuration files for these operating systems.
In this example, the
ant.1.8.2.SPARC.64bit.Solaris.10.pkg packages that are saved locally in the system where Enterprise Controller is installed, are uploaded to the Linux, Solaris 8-10 Software Update Library. The
ant.1.7.1.SPARC.64bit.Solaris.10.pkg file is used to install the Apache Ant 1.7.1 version and the
ant.1.8.2.SPARC.64bit.Solaris.10.pkg file is used later to update the software to the 1.8.2 version.
The following procedure details the steps required to upload the software package:
Expand Libraries in the Navigation pane, select Software Libraries and then select Linux, Solaris 8-10 Software Update Library.
Click Upload Local Software Packages in the Actions pane.
In the Tag as security fix option select No.
Select SOLARIS10_SPARC from the Distribution list.
In the Parent Category section, click Browse to locate a category.
Select SOLARIS10_SPARC from the Distribution list, and select the Local PKGs option. Click OK to confirm the parent category.
In the Files section, click Add to see the list of files. Locate the
ant.1.7.1.SPARC.64bit.Solaris.10.pkg file in your system. In this example the file is located in
/var/tmp. Select the file and click OK.
Click Add and locate the
ant.1.8.2.SPARC.64bit.Solaris.10.pkg file. Select the file and click OK.
Click Upload. The file is uploaded to the Linux, Solaris 8-10 Software Update Library in the category you specified.
After you upload the software package, the
ant-1.7.1-0 [02/17/2011] and
ant-1.8.2-0 [02/17/2011] components are added to the list of components for the SOLARIS10_SPARC distribution:
Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center provides the option to create Update Profiles that help define which components must be installed or updated.
In this example an update profile is created and the
ant-1.7.1-0 [02/17/2011] component is selected to be installed.
The following procedure details the steps required to create the update profile:
Expand Plan Management in the Navigation pane and select Profiles and Policies.
Click Update Profiles.
Click New Profile in the Actions pane.
Enter the following information:
Name – Enter the name of the profile
Type – Enter the type as Install
Description – Enter the description of the profile
In the Search Criteria menu, select SOLARIS10_SPARC from the Distribution list, all from the Category list, and All Versions from the Version list
Type ant in the Search text field and click the Search icon.
Locate and select the
ant-1.7.1-0 [02/17/2011] component from the Component tree and click the Install icon to add the selected component in the Profile Contents.
Click Create OS Update Profile to create the profile.
After the profile is created, you can view the profile in the center pane.
Deployment plans enable you to automate a variety of detailed workflows into a single plan. The deployment plan used to install or update a local software package for Solaris 10 is the Software Deployment / Update deployment plan.
The following procedure details the steps required to create a deployment plan:
Expand Plan Management in the Navigation pane and the select Software Deployment / Update.
Click Create Plan from Template in the Actions Pane.
Enter a plan name and the plan description. Select the Failure Policy as Complete as much as possible.
Select Install Software from the Deployment Plan Steps table. In the Associated Profile/Deployment Profile column select the update profile that you created before. Click Save to create the deployment plan.
After the plan is created, you can view the plan in the center pane.
After you create a deployment plan, select the target asset for the deployment plan to install the local software package.
The following procedure details the steps to apply the deployment plan:
Expand Plan Management in the Navigation pane and the select Software Deployment / Update. Select the deployment plan that you created before.
Click Apply Deployment Plan in the Actions pane.
Select the Oracle Solaris 10 OS target asset and click Add to Target List. Select Apply the plan with minimal interaction. Click Next to review the values of the deployment steps.
Select the Do not review steps that are not included in the plan option and click Next.
For the Global Update Settings window, select the Execution Mode as Perform Update, then click Next.
You can review the profile to be applied. Click Next to Schedule the job.
Select Now to execute the deployment plan on the selected targets and click Apply.
After you click Apply, the job runs to execute the deployment plan.
You can open a terminal window and verify that Apache Ant 1.7.1 version is installed.
You can update a software package that is already installed in an operating system. The patches or update packages necessary to update the software must be downloaded and saved locally in the machine where the Enterprise Controller is installed.
In this example, the Apache Ant software is updated from the 1.7.1 version to the 1.8.2 version. The update package was uploaded to the library as part of the Uploading a Local Software Package task.
In this example, the Apache Ant software package is updated by modifying a system catalog of the software system where the software is installed. A system catalog is a list of operating system software components that are installed on a managed system.
The following procedure details the steps required to update a local software package by modifying a system catalog:
Select the target operating system from the Assets section in the Navigation pane.
Click View/Modify Catalog in the Actions pane.
In the Search Criteria menu, select Current Inventory from the Catalog list, SOLARIS10_SPARC from the Distribution list, all from the Category list, All from the View list, All Versions from the Version list, and All from the State list.
Type ant in the Search text field and click the Search icon.
Locate and select the
ant-1.7.1-0 [02/17/2011] component from the Component tree and click the Upgrade icon to add the selected component in the Modification List. The
ant-1.7.1-0 [02/17/2011] component is updated to the
ant-1.8.2-0 [02/17/2011] that is also displayed in the list of components.
Click Modify Catalog. The New Update OS Job wizard is displayed.
Enter a Job Name. Select Use the same Targets for all tasks in the job as the Target Setting, Actual Run as the Run Type, Complete as much of the job as possible as the Task Failure Policy, Sequential as the Task Execution Order. Click Run Now to start the job immediately.
After you click Run Now, a job is launched to apply the update of the software package.
You can open a terminal window and verify that Apache Ant 1.8.2 version is installed.
After installing a local software package you can use the software in the machine where you installed it to build Java applications. You can also install newer versions of the software or install other software packages.
The following chapters in the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Feature Reference Guide contain more information:
Plans and Profiles provides an overview of profiles, policies, and plans.
Software Libraries includes detailed information about software libraries.
Operating System Updates contains information about system catalogs.
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