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6 Starting Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control

This chapter describes how to access Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control Console, and display WebCenter Portal-related pages from where you can perform all necessary configuration, monitoring, and management tasks.

This chapter includes the following sections:

Audience

The content of this chapter is intended for Fusion Middleware administrators (users granted the Admin, Operator, or Monitor role through the Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console). See also, Section 1.8, "Understanding Administrative Operations, Roles, and Tools".

6.1 Displaying Fusion Middleware Control Console

Fusion Middleware administrators can login to Fusion Middleware Control Console and access pages for managing WebCenter Portal. Your role determines what you can see and do after logging in. To find out more, see Table 1-7, "WebCenter Portal Operations and Oracle WebLogic Server Roles".

To access the Fusion Middleware Control Console:

  1. Start Fusion Middleware Control.

    Fusion Middleware Control is configured for a domain, and it is automatically started when you start the Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Server. See "Starting and Stopping Fusion Middleware Control" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide.

  2. Enter the following URL in y our browser: http://hostname.domain:port/em

    For example: http://myhost.mycompany.com:7001/em

    The port number is the port number of the Administration Server. By default, the port number is 7001. The port number is listed in config.xml:

    • On Windows: DOMAIN_HOME\config\config.xml

    • On UNIX: DOMAIN_HOME/config/config.xml

    See also, "Managing Ports" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide.

  3. Enter a valid administrator User Name and Password details for the farm.

    The default user name for the administrator user is weblogic. This is the account you can use to log in to Fusion Middleware Control for the first time.

  4. Click Login.

    The first page you see is the Farm home page. You can view this page at any time by selecting the name of the farm in the navigation pane (Figure 6-1).

    Tip:

    If you are unable to log in, try logging in to the WebLogic Administration Console to confirm your host/port/credentials. The Weblogic Admin Console is accessible at the same host/port as Fusion Middleware Control: http://host.domain:port/console

    Figure 6-1 Farm Home Page

    Farm Home Page

From the navigation pane, you can drill down to view and manage all components in your farm, including the Spaces application and any Framework application that you may have deployed. For detailed instructions, see:

6.2 Navigating to the Home Page for the Spaces Application

The Spaces home page (Figure 6-2) is your starting place for managing the Spaces application. The page displays status, performance and availability of all the components and services that make up the Spaces application.

Note:

Versions that display alongside WebCenter Portal product and component names in Fusion Middleware Control do not reflect the true version number of installed products. To verify which WebCenter Portal product version you have installed, refer to Appendix D, "How Do I Find Out Which WebCenter Portal Version Is Installed?".

Figure 6-2 Spaces Home Page

Enterprise Manager - Spaces Home Page

The metrics displayed on the Spaces home page enable you to:

Note:

To find out more about the performance metrics displayed on the home page, what to look out for, and how to diagnose issues with your installation, see Section 39.1.3, "Using Key Performance Metric Data to Analyze and Diagnose System Health".

The Spaces home page also displays a WebCenter Portal menu (Figure 6-3).

Figure 6-3 WebCenter Portal Menu for the Spaces Application

WebCenter Menu for the Spaces Application

To navigate to the main home page for Spaces:

  1. Login to Fusion Middleware Control.

    See Section 6.1, "Displaying Fusion Middleware Control Console".

  2. In the Navigator (Figure 6-4), expand WebCenter > Portal > Spaces.

  3. Select WebCenter Portal to navigate to the home page for your Spaces installation (Figure 6-4).

    Figure 6-4 Navigating to the Spaces Home Page

    Navigating to the Spaces Home Page

    Notice how the Navigator menu changes to WebCenter Portal (Figure 6-5).

    Figure 6-5 Displaying the Spaces Home Page and Menu

    Displaying the Spaces Home Page and Menu

    Another way to access the context menu for a particular component is to right-click the node in the navigation tree. For example, if you right-click the WebCenter Portal (11.1.1) node (under the Spaces node on the left in Figure 6-5), the same WebCenter Portal menu displays.

From the WebCenter Portal menu, you can:

6.3 Navigating to the Home Page for Framework Applications

The J2EE Application Deployment home page (Figure 6-6) is your starting place for managing portal application deployments developed with WebCenter Portal: Framework. The page displays status, performance and availability of all the components and services that make up the Framework application.

Note:

Versions that display alongside WebCenter Portal product and component names in Fusion Middleware Control do not always reflect the true version number of installed products. To verify which WebCenter Portal product version you have installed, refer to Appendix D, "How Do I Find Out Which WebCenter Portal Version Is Installed?".

Note:

The Spaces application has a different home page, see Navigating to the Home Page for the Spaces Application.

Figure 6-6 Framework Application Home Page

Framework Application Home Page

From here you can:

Note:

To find out more about the performance metrics displayed on the home page, what to look out for, and how to diagnose issues with your installation, see Section 39.1.3, "Using Key Performance Metric Data to Analyze and Diagnose System Health".

To navigate to the main home page for your Framework application:

  1. Login to Fusion Middleware Control.

    See Section 6.1, "Displaying Fusion Middleware Control Console".

  2. In the Navigator (Figure 6-7), expand Application Deployments.

    Figure 6-7 Navigating to a Framework Application Home Page

    Navigating to the Framework Application Home Page
  3. Select the name of your Framework application to display the application's home page.

    Notice that the Application Deployment menu displays an additional menu option—WebCenter Portal.Figure 6-8).

    Figure 6-8 Displaying the Framework Application Home Page and Menu

    Displaying the Framework Application Home Page and Menu

    From the WebCenter Portal menu, you can perform WebCenter Portal-specific tasks such as:

6.4 Navigating to Dependent Components

From WebCenter Portal pages it is easy to navigate to pages belonging to related components, such as, WebLogic Server domains, servers, Java components, MDS repository, and so on.