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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 Oracle WebCenter Portal-related pages from where you can perform all necessary configuration, monitoring, and management tasks.

This chapter includes the following topics:

Permissions:

To perform the tasks in this chapter, you must be granted the WebLogic Server 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

System administrators can login to Fusion Middleware Control Console and access pages for managing Oracle WebCenter Portal. Your role determines what you can see and do after logging in. To find out more, see Section 1.8, "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 the "Starting and Stopping Fusion Middleware Control" section 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, the "About Managing Ports" section 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

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    Description of "Figure 6-1 Farm Home Page"

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

6.2 Navigating to the Home Page for WebCenter Portal

The WebCenter Portal home page (Figure 6-2) is your starting place for managing Oracle WebCenter Portal's out-of-the-box portal application "WebCenter Portal". The page displays status, performance and availability of all the components and tools/services that make up WebCenter Portal.

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 G, "How Do I Find Out Which Oracle WebCenter Portal Version Is Installed?"

Figure 6-2 WebCenter Portal Home Page

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Description of "Figure 6-2 WebCenter Portal Home Page"

From here you can:

The metrics displayed on WebCenter Portal's 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 27.1.3, "Using Key Performance Metric Data to Analyze and Diagnose System Health."

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

Figure 6-3 Menu for the WebCenter Portal Application

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Description of "Figure 6-3 Menu for the WebCenter Portal Application"

To navigate to the main home page for WebCenter Portal:

  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 WebCenter Portal installation (Figure 6-4).

    Figure 6-4 Navigating to the WebCenter Portal Home Page

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    Description of "Figure 6-4 Navigating to the WebCenter Portal Home Page"

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

    Figure 6-5 Displaying the WebCenter Portal Home Page and Menu

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    Description of "Figure 6-5 Displaying the WebCenter Portal 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 Portal Framework Applications

The J2EE Application Deployment home page (Figure 6-6) is your starting place for managing portal application deployments developed built using the WebCenter Portal Framework application template in Oracle JDeveloper. The page displays status, performance and availability of all the components and tools/services that make up the Portal Framework application.

Note:

Oracle WebCenter Portal's out-of-the-box portal application "WebCenter Portal" has a different home page, see Section 6.2, "Navigating to the Home Page for WebCenter Portal."

Figure 6-6 Portal Framework Application Home Page

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Description of "Figure 6-6 Portal 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 27.1.3, "Using Key Performance Metric Data to Analyze and Diagnose System Health."

To navigate to the main home page for your Portal 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

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    Description of "Figure 6-7 Navigating to a 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 Portal Framework Application Home Page and Menu

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    Description of "Figure 6-8 Displaying the Portal 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.