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Oracle® Enterprise Manager Ops Center

Release Notes

12c Release 2 (12.2.1.0.0)

E38533-04

June 2014

Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center is Oracle's comprehensive system management solution for managing the physical and virtual operating systems, servers, and network and storage devices (or assets) in your data center. With Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center you can use the discovery and management features to add your data center assets to the list of managed assets in Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center. You can provision, update (patch), monitor, and manage the physical and virtually-managed assets in one or more of your data centers from a single console, regardless of where the asset is located.

Caution:

If you are upgrading an existing version of Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center, refer to the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Upgrade Guide before attempting to upgrade. All instructions must be followed as stated in the Upgrade document.

Caution:

During installation, Java7u51 and Java 6_71 causes failures in some components. See the following bugs in the Known Issues section in this document for more information and workarounds:

JDK Issue 8035283 — Breaks Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center In SPARC LDoms

JDK Issue 8030956 — Breaks Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Proxy Controller Database

This document includes the following information about the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c Release 2 (12.2.1.0.0) software:

Where to Find Documentation

The following documents are related to installing or upgrading to Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c Release 2 (12.2.1.0.0). You can download the documents from the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Documentation Library at http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E40871_01/index.htm.

New Features Included In This Release

Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c Release 2 (12.2.1.0.0) contains multiple new features and enhancements. See the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center What's New In This Release document for an overview of the new features and enhancements.

Acquiring the Software

You can download the product for installation from the Oracle Technology Network at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/ops-center/index.html.

Prerequisites

Before installing the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center software, you should plan for the installation and how you will use the software. See the Preparing Your Environment chapter in Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Installation Guide for Oracle Solaris Operating System or the Preparing Your Environment chapter in Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Installation Guide for Linux Operating Systems for prerequisite information.

OCDoctor is a tool utility that checks systems for installation prerequisites, troubleshoots issues, and tunes systems for the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center installation. For more information, see the OCDoctor chapter in Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Administration Guide. The guide is available in the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Documentation Library at http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E40871_01/index.htm.

Known Issues

This section explains the issues that you might encounter when installing, or upgrading to, Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c Release 2 and the possible workarounds available.

Upgrades After Version 12.2.0.0.0 Not Visible In User Interface

In an environment using Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center version 12.2.0.0.0, no later upgrades are visible in the Ops Center Downloads wizard, preventing the download of upgrades through the user interface. You can still download upgrades outside of the user interface and apply them from the command line.

Solution

You can fix this issue by applying an IDR to your environment before upgrading. See MOS Note 1908726.1 for this procedure.

JDK Issue 8030956 — Breaks Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Proxy Controller Database

The issue is encountered in Java 6u71 which is included in Oracle Solaris 11.1 SRU 15.4 and higher. It causes various problems with the Proxy Controller and might corrupt the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center configuration. This version of Java must not be used with the Proxy Controller. The issue is fixed in Java 6U75, which is included in Oracle Solaris 11.1.18.5, and in build 32 or later of Java 6U71, which is included in Oracle Solaris 11.1.17.5.

To find the version of Java 6 installed on the system, use the following command:

Oracle Solaris:

# /usr/jdk/instances/jdk1.6.0/bin/java -version

Linux:

/usr/java/jdk1.6*/bin/java -version

The following output displays the version 71, which has the bug.

java version "1.6.0_71"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_71-b12)
Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (build 20.71-b01, mixed mode)

If the Proxy Controller is started with Java 6u71, the following error is written to the cacao log file in /var/cacao/instances/scn-proxy/logs/cacao.
SEVERE: thr#11:"cacao-starter" Java version 1.6.0_71 is not supported due to bug https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8030956

Note:

(Applies to Oracle Solaris 11 only) Operating system updates also update the Java environment. Always check the Java version after you update the operating system. To downgrade the Java environment to an older version, see <Sun Alert>.

Workaround

This workaround is only specific to Oracle Solaris 11.1.15.4.0 or later.

Use a version of Java 6 that does not have the specified issue, for example, a version older than Java 6u71 or newer than Java 6u74. Java 6u71 Build 32 also includes a fix for the issue.

If you want the operating system of a Proxy Controller host to be upgraded to a version that includes Java 6u71, disable the Proxy Controller before applying the upgrade and rebooting to prevent the Proxy Controller from starting automatically when the system reboots.

Downgrading Java

Perform the following steps to downgrade Java:

  1. Stop the Proxy Controller if it is running.

    Oracle Solaris:

    /opt/SUNWxvmoc/bin/proxyadm stop -w
    

    Linux:

    /opt/sun/xvmoc/bin/proxyadm stop -w
    
  2. Unlock the Java 6 incorporation from the system constraints.

    pkg change-facet facet.version-lock.consolidation/ub_javavm-6/ub_javavm-6-incorporation=false
    
  3. Downgrade the packages using the pkg update command.

    • If the developer/java/jdk-6 is not installed:

      pkg update \
      consolidation/ub_javavm-6/ub_javavm-6-incorporation@1.6.0.65.0-0 \
      runtime/java@1.6.0.65,5.11-0.175.1.12.0.5.0 \
      runtime/java/jre-6@1.6.0.65,5.11-0.175.1.12.0.5.0 \
      consolidation/ub_javavm/ub_javavm-incorporation@0.5.11-0.175.1.12.0.5.0
      
    • If the developer/java/jdk-6 is installed:

      pkg update \
      consolidation/ub_javavm-6/ub_javavm-6-incorporation@1.6.0.65.0-0 \
      runtime/java@1.6.0.65,5.11-0.175.1.12.0.5.0 \
      runtime/java/jre-6@1.6.0.65,5.11-0.175.1.12.0.5.0 \
      developer/java/jdk-6@1.6.0.65,5.11-0.175.1.12.0.5.0 \
      consolidation/ub_javavm/ub_javavm-incorporation@0.5.11-0.175.1.12.0.5.0
      

JDK Issue 8035283 — Breaks Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center In SPARC LDoms

This issue exists in Java 7u51 which is included in Oracle Solaris 11.1.15.4 and higher. You might encounter this issue on OVM for SPARC guests if the cpu-arch is different than native. The result is that the Enterprise Controller, Proxy Controller, and Agent Controller do not work with Java 7u51 on OVM for SPARC guests. This issue is fixed in Java 7u55, which is included in Oracle Solaris 11.1.18.5.

To find the version of Java 7 installed on the system, use the following command:

# /usr/jdk/instances/jdk1.7.0/bin/java -version

Workaround

This workaround does not apply for Oracle Solaris 10 or lower and Linux.

If using Oracle Solaris 11.1, use a lower version than SRU 15.4.

Use an earlier version of Java, such as Java 7u45 or install an older or fixed version of Java 7 using the procedure described at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/servers-storage-admin/sol-howto-update-only-java-1948328.html.

Do not upgrade an existing Oracle Solaris 11.1 system running Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center to Oracle Solaris 11.1.15.4 or higher that is running in an Oracle VM Server for SPARC logical domain without native CPU-type, unless it contains a version of Java with a fix for this issue.

If a system with Oracle VM Server for SPARC logical domains and the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center agent is upgraded to use Java 7u51, then change the agent's Java configuration.

Perform the following steps:

  1. Stop the agent.

    /opt/SUNWxvmoc/bin/agentadm stop

  2. Change the java-flags to include the option -XX:-UseCBCond.

    cacaoadm set-param `cacaoadm get-param java-flags -i scn-agent | sed 's/=/=-XX:-UseCBCond /'` -i scn-agent

  3. Start the agent.

    /opt/SUNWxvmoc/bin/agentadm start

OS Provisioning Does Not Complete or Operate After a Reboot

Probe-based IPMP groups configured during OS provisioning do not operate after a reboot in the following cases:

  • Provisioning Oracle Solaris 10 on a control domain fails with a timeout after the task that reboots the operating system.

  • An Oracle Solaris 10 logical domain or OS asset is provisioned and operates successfully until a reboot.

This condition is caused by the way the IPMP group was created; the network interfaces were not configured to be available by default and are not restored after the reboot.

Workaround 1

Re-define the network interfaces to run after a reboot. To ensure new probe-based IPMP groups are configured properly, use version 4.29 or later of the OCDoctor utility to update the script that creates IPMP groups.

Workaround 2

If you have already created probe-based IPMP groups, edit the network interfaces in the IPMP group of the Oracle Solaris 10 OS asset.

Perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to the Oracle Solaris 10 OS.

  2. Locate the /etc/hostname.vnetID file and edit it.

  3. Locate the definition of the hostname:

    192.168.223.201 netmask + broadcast + group ipmp1 addif 192.168.223.203 deprecated -failover netmask + broadcast + up
    
  4. Edit the definition to add the up keyword to the position after the IPMP group name. For example:

    192.168.223.201 netmask + broadcast + group ipmp1 up addif 192.168.223.203 deprecated -failover netmask + broadcast + up
    
  5. Repeat the same steps for the other network interfaces in the IPMP group, vnetID

  6. Save and close.

  7. For the OVM for SPARC Control Domain, deploy the agent on the control domain's operating system using the Add Asset action.

Migration Forbidden If SUNWocmu Package Is Installed

You will not be able to move the storage of a non-global zone if the SUNWocmu package is installed on a global zone. Likewise, if this package is installed on a global zone where you try to migrate or recover your non-global zone, the job fails in the ZoneAttach task with the following message:

These packages installed on this system were not installed on the source system:

SUNWocmu (11.11,REV=2012.11.13.16.42)

SUNWperl-xml-parser (2.34,REV=10.0.3.2004.12.15.14.13)

Workaround

Delete the SUNWocmu package from:

  • The global zone that is hosting the non-global zone if you try to move its storage

  • The global zone where the non-global zone will be migrated before starting a migration.

  • Any global zone in the server pool if the non-global zone is used for automatic recovery.

If a move storage, migration, or automatic recovery job fails with the previous message before applying this workaround, then perform the following:

  1. Delete the SUNWocmu package from the global zones.

  2. Reattach the SUNWocmu package to the global zone that is hosting the non-global zone.

    zoneadm -z <zone name> attach

  3. Using the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center User Interface, refresh the package on the global zone that is hosting it.

Unable to Stop OS Provisioning Job During OS Configuration

When you try to stop the OS Provisioning job while the Monitor OS Installation task is running, the job takes long time to stop.

  • If the OSP and OSC target IP address are the same, it takes up to a maximum of 2 hours

  • If the OSP and OSC target IP address are different, it takes up to a maximum of 10 minutes.

Workaround

Invoke the stop job on the subsequent Verify Agent Install task.

OS Configuration Fails When a Network is Associated With Two Proxy Controllers

Note:

This issue is fixed in version 12.2.1.0.0.

When the same network is associated with two Proxy Controllers, the OS configuration task of an OS provisioning job fails when all tasks are not targeted to the same Proxy Controller.

Workaround

Temporarily disable the boot network for one of the proxy controllers, so that no jobs targeted at that network will use that Proxy Controller.

Perform the following to disable the network:

  1. In the Navigation pane, click Administration.

  2. Select the Proxy Controller.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Enable/Disable Networks and disable the boot network.

    Re-enable the network once the job starts to make the network available for discovery and for inter-Proxy Controller asset migration.

System Runs Out of Memory and Times Out

The system runs out of memory sometimes due to ZFS Adaptive Replacement Cache (ARC) and the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center's self monitoring times out and restarts the Enterprise Controller or Proxy Controller cacao instances.

Requirement

Tune the ZFS ARC on the Oracle Solaris Enterprise Controller and Proxy Controllers to make sure enough memory is available for them to run reliably.

Set the ZFS maximum ARC value to no more than 1 GB if the system has less than 10 GB of physical memory, or 10 GB less than the system memory value if the system has more than 10 GB of physical memory.

To set the ZFS max ARC value, edit the /etc/system file and add the following line:
set zfs:zfs_arc_max=<max_arc_size_in_bytes>

Reboot the system after making this change.

Unable to Detach Multiple Networks From a Guest in a Single Job

When you have a guest with multiple network connections, you cannot detach all connections in a single job. When you run a job to remove multiple networks, the first connection is removed and the job fails with an error message that indicates Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center cannot detach the network because it cannot find a vNIC with the MAC address.

Workaround

Run a separate job for each network to remove it from the guest. For example, when you have two networks attached to a guest, create a job to remove the first network from the guest and then start a new job to remove the second network.

OS Provisioning Profiles Based on JumpStart Enterprise Toolkit (JET) Cannot Be Used for Provisioning Logical Domain Guests

The OS profiles based on JET templates have a subtype of JET-template instead of the required subtype of Logical Domain. As a result, these OS profiles cannot be used to provision a logical domain.

Automatic Failover Is Not Triggered For a Co-located Proxy Controller

Only failure of remote Proxy Controllers triggers a failover of assets to a standby Proxy Controller. Because the Enterprise Controller's Operating System is running, it does not treat loss of the co-located Proxy Controller as a fatal error requiring recovery.

Agent Does Not Check For Delayed Reconfiguration State Of Control Domain

Changes to the configuration of logical domains are not permitted when the Logical Domain Manager is in Delayed Configuration state. Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center does not check for this state and allows operations to be attempted, resulting in failure.

See Logical Domains Administration Guide for more information.

Enabling Remote Database Service Causes Failures

When you use a local database for the Enterprise Controller, an SMF service, svc:/application/scn/db:remote, is configured on the Oracle Solaris operating system. This service is automatically enabled if a remote database is configured. When you try to manually enable the service, it causes conflicting SMF service state transitions, requiring a reboot.

Manually Migrate Report Service Data After Upgrade To Version 12.2.0.0.0

The format of database tables used by historical data service is improved in this release to save space in the database. The upgrade process converts the database to the new format automatically. However, if the report service tables are very large, a warning message is displayed on the command and in the /var/opt/sun/xvm/update-saved-state/update_EC_minor_bundle_12.2.0.<build number>/updatelog.txt file. If you get the warning, you must update the database manually.

Perform the following steps to manually migrate the Report Service Data:

  1. Start the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center CLI and connect to the Enterprise Controller.

    /opt/SUNWoccli/bin/oc
    xvmSh > connect
    
  2. Use the report service CLI.

    localhost > reports
    
  3. List the existing partitions.

    localhost/reports > list
    

    For example:

    localhost/reports > list
    Daily partition 20140122 (with 0/0/0/0/0 values) state is : 1
    Daily partition 20140204 (with 1200/0/0/0/0 values) state is : 0
    Daily partition 20140205 (with 605/0/0/0/0 values) state is : 0
    Daily partition 20140206 (with 6205/0/0/0/0 values) state is : 0
    Daily partition 20140207 (with 0/0/0/0/0 values) state is : 0
    Older samples (outside partitions) : 0/16416/1368/684/684
    
  4. Run the check command to display the partitions that have to be converted.

    localhost/reports > check
    

    For example:

    localhost/reports > check
    @ Partition 20140122 : no conversion is needed
    @ Partition 20140204 : a conversion is needed for 1200 old samples
    @ Partition 20140205 : no conversion is needed
    @ Partition 20140206 : no conversion is needed
    @ Partition 20140207 : no conversion is needed
    
  5. For each partition that requires a conversion, run the following command:

    localhost/reports > convert -p <partition name>
    

    For example:

    localhost/reports > convert -p 20140204
    This operation may take time : please be patient and wait...
    Conversion of old samples  : starting ...
    1200 old format samples converted for partition 20140204 in table
    rm_resource_daily_trend in 261 ms
    0 old format samples converted for partition 20140204 in table
    rm_resource_1hour_trend in 11 ms
    0 old format samples converted for partition 20140204 in table
    rm_resource_12hour_trend in 3 ms
    0 old format samples converted for partition 20140204 in table
    rm_resource_24hour_trend in 1 ms
    0 old format samples converted for partition 20140204 in table
    rm_resource_24hour_stats in 1 ms
    Old format sample conversion for partition 20140204 : done in 318 ms with
    1200 samples : perf = 0 samples / seconds
    
  6. Verify that all the partitions have been converted.

    localhost/reports > check
    

    For example:

    localhost/reports > check
    Partition 20140122 : no conversion is needed
    Partition 20140204 : no conversion is needed
    Partition 20140205 : no conversion is needed
    Partition 20140206 : no conversion is needed
    Partition 20140207 : no conversion is needed
    All samples have been converted : please run the convert command with no argument to finish the migration
    
  7. Finalize the migration using the convert command.

    localhost/reports > convert
    

    For example:

    localhost/reports > convert
    This operation may take time : please be patient and wait...
    Conversion of old samples  : starting ...
    0 old format samples converted for partition null in table
    rm_resource_daily_trend in 5 ms
    Suppressing useless column and index for table rm_resource_daily_trend
    16416 old format samples converted for partition null in table
    rm_resource_1hour_trend in 3674 ms
    Suppressing useless column and index for table rm_resource_1hour_trend
    1368 old format samples converted for partition null in table
    rm_resource_12hour_trend in 315 ms
    Suppressing useless column and index for table rm_resource_12hour_trend
    684 old format samples converted for partition null in table
    rm_resource_24hour_trend in 183 ms
    Suppressing useless column and index for table rm_resource_24hour_trend
    684 old format samples converted for partition null in table
    rm_resource_24hour_stats in 106 ms
    Suppressing useless column and index for table rm_resource_24hour_stats
    Old format sample conversion : done in 5139 ms with 19152 samples : perf =
    3830 samples / seconds
    
  8. Verify that the migration has completed.

    localhost/reports > check
    

    For example:

    localhost/reports > check
    Table rm_resource_daily_trend is already at new format
    Table rm_resource_1hour_trend is already at new format
    Table rm_resource_12hour_trend is already at new format
    Table rm_resource_24hour_trend is already at new format
    Table rm_resource_24hour_stats is already at new format
    All conversions have been performed : migration is DONE !
    
  9. Exit the CLI.

    localhost/reports > exit 
    

The Report Service Data is now migrated.

Oracle Solaris 11.1 Operating System Provisioning Fails on Some Systems Due To a Firmware Bug

Note:

This issue is fixed in version 12.2.1.0.0.

Provisioning job for Oracle Solaris 11 on Oracle SPARC T5-series, Oracle SPARC M5, and Oracle SPARC M6 servers, fails at the Reset to Factory Default task if the system is powered on with the operating system running. In addition, some Oracle Solaris 10 ISC/DHCP operating system provisioning jobs fail at the Netboot step with no further workaround. A bug in the firmware versions 9.1.1 and 9.1.1.a on all Oracle SPARC T5-series, Oracle SPARC M5, and Oracle SPARC M6 servers causes this issue.

Workaround

Upgrade or downgrade the firmware to avoid using version 9.1.1. If you encounter the error, rerun the job or manually power off the system.

Logical Domain Relationship Is Lost After Automatic Recovery

When a Logical Domain reboots after some of its guests have been automatically recovered to another system, some of the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center information about guests running on the system might be lost, thus missing from the user interface. This issue is encountered in Oracle Solaris 11 only.

Automatic recovery of an LDom guest results in loss of information, such as the current name and associations with other assets. This issue is encountered only on systems running older versions of Oracle Solaris. The issue is resolved in Oracle Solaris 11.1.16.

Workaround

File a service request to recover this data.

Too Many ASR Jobs Created When Upgrading Large Environments

When you upgrade large environments to version 12.2.0.0.0, too many Auto Service Request (ASR) jobs might be created.

Workaround

Perform the following steps before beginning the upgrade:

  1. Click Administration in the Navigation pane, then select the Enterprise Controller.

  2. Click Disable ASR in the Actions pane.

  3. Upgrade your environment.

  4. Click Administration in the Navigation pane, then select the Enterprise Controller.

  5. In the Actions pane, click Enable ASR.

Oracle Linux Installer Does Not Check for Required Packages

The installation does not check for the required packages such as ksh and zlib.i686 on Oracle Linux.

Workaround

Install the ksh and zlib.i686 RPM before or after the installation.

OS Provisioning Fails With DHCP Error After Upgrading to
Version 12.2.0.0.0

After upgrading to version 12.2.0.0.0, OS provisioning fails with an error message indicating that DHCP is not initialized. This issue is encountered only on Oracle Solaris 11 Proxy Controllers.

Workaround

Disable DHCP on the networks and re-enable them. In some cases, the Configure DHCP button is disabled because the DHCP configuration is marked as in use in the database. Run the following commands on the Enterprise Controller host and then re-run the OS Provisioning job.

/opt/SUNWxvmoc/bin/ecadm sqlplus

SQL>delete from as_dhcp_config;

SQL>exit

Initializing Oracle Solaris 11 Library Fails When Re-Using Existing Oracle Solaris 11 Package Repository

When reusing an existing Oracle Solaris 11 Package Repository source during configuration of Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center, the Oracle Solaris 11 source repository step fails.

In the Storage Libraries section, when you click Initialize Oracle Solaris 11 Software Update Library and enter the URL, an error message is displayed and the job fails.

Workaround

Perform the following steps:

  1. In the user interface, delete the current Oracle Solaris 11 Library.

  2. On the system command line, create a new library directory for the existing Oracle Solaris 11 Library contents.

  3. Go to the existing library directory, then change to the Ops Center-created directory named for your UUID.

  4. Copy the <Library>/<UUID>/data/pkg5.repository and <Library>/<UUID>/data/publisher files to the new library directory.

  5. On the user interface, click Initialize Oracle Solaris 11 Software Update Library.Enter the URL of the new library location.

Hardware Components Do Not Display Enhanced View After Upgrading
to Version 12.2.0.0.0

After upgrading to version 12.2.0.0.0, some hardware component names differ from those seen in a new installation. Also, some PCI devices are not displayed in the upgraded Enterprise Controller.

Workaround

Delete the access point, then rediscover the ILOM.

Perform the following:

  1. In the Navigation pane, under All Assets, select the asset.

  2. In the center pane, click the Configuration tab.

  3. Click the Delete Access Point icon in the Access Points section.

  4. Re-discover the ILom of each hardware asset.

The Enterprise Controller Configuration Hangs When Oracle Solaris 11 Package Repository Source URL Is Not Provided

In the Enterprise Controller configuration wizard, provide a source repository for the Oracle Solaris 11 Package Repository during initial configuration. Otherwise, when you click Next, the wizard page for providing the source repository details hangs and the libraries are left in the following condition:

  • The Oracle Solaris 11 Software library is not configured.

  • The Linux/Oracle Solaris 8-10 Software Update Library is not fully configured.

Workaround

Perform the following:

  1. Reload the browser.

  2. Log in to Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center.

  3. Complete the library configuration using the Libraries section of the user interface.

Some Zones Do Not Display Correct Version After Upgrade to
Version 12.2.0.0.0

After upgrading the Enterprise Controller, Proxy Controllers, and Agent Controllers, some non-global zones are not displayed as upgraded.

Workaround 1

Retry the Agent Controller upgrade on the non-global zone.

Workaround 2

Restart the Agent Controller on the non-global zone. Change to the directory (/opt/SUNWxvmoc/bin) containing the agentadm command.

./agentadm stop

./agentadm start

No Server Pool in Target Selector of a Combined Plan After Upgrade

After upgrading to the latest version, server pool assets are not visible and thus cannot be selected when a combined Logical domain + OS provisioning plan is chosen.

Workaround

A workaround is to edit the deployment plan:

  1. Select the deployment plan.

  2. Click Edit Deployment Plan in the actions pane.

  3. Click Save without making any changes.

The Server Pools are now shown when applying the deployment plan.

The "Number of Networks" Field Allows Alphanumeric Characters During the Edit Attributes Action

On a SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 (Multirack), the "Number of Networks" field allows alphanumeric characters during the Edit Attribute action and does not throw any error upon clicking Save.

The change is reflected in the Details tab after clicking the Save icon.

Also, no Edit Attribute job is initiated.

Newly Configured Network From Outside of Ops Center is Not Displayed in User Interface

After installing the Enterprise Controller, a new network created and configured on the OS level outside of Ops Center does not appear in the user interface. The OS Refresh action and Network Refresh action do not show the new network. Only an automatic refresh, with a long time interval, causes the network to appear.

Workaround

Restart the Enterprise Controller.

Remote Proxy Controller Caching MSR Issue With Custom Publishers

When Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center is deployed in a remote Proxy Controller configuration, the mod info of the Proxy Controller caches data. The IPS clients use this as a reverse proxy for the IPS data, but the catalog.attrs file is dynamic and can change, and therefore should not be cached.

It is unlikely that users will encounter this issue since the cache times out.

Workaround

  1. Add your publishers to the following file: /var/opt/sun/xvm/uce/etc.opt/server/uce_server/proxy.conf

    Search for CacheDisable and add your publisher by adding a line using the following format:

    CacheDisable /IPS/<publisher name>/catalog

  2. Stop and restart the Proxy Controller using the following commands:

    /opt/SUNWxvmoc/bin/proxyadm stop -w;

    /opt/SUNWxvmoc/bin/proxyadm start -w;

Server Pool Issues When Connecting Private Networks

The Server Pool options allow you to create instances when all members have no connectivity to the private resources, such as instances with a private network that is not connected to any PC.

Workaround

On Oracle Supercluster systems, you should not create Server Pools using members from 2 or more Supercluster systems (racks) and attach private (internal) networks to such systems. You can create a Server Pool using members from 2 or more Supercluster systems and attach public-only networks. It is safe to attach a private network to a Server Pool if the Server Pool consists of members belonging to the same Supercluster system (rack).

If you are using Ethernet, you should only attach private networks to Server Pools only if you are sure that all members physically have access to these private networks. Otherwise, the Server Pool will have the issues described above.

Ops Center Cacao Instances Missing After Upgrade

The Enterprise Controller, Proxy Controller, or Agent fails to start after an upgrade of the Common agent container (Cacao) on Solaris 10 (SUNWcacaort) or S11.1 (library/cacao) and the corresponding SMF service does not exist or is not online.

You can check the SMF services by running the following command:

svcs -l svc:/application/management/common-agent-container-1

The Enterprise Controller, Proxy Controller, and Agent SMF service names are:

svc:/application/management/common-agent-container-1:oem-ec

svc:/application/management/common-agent-container-1:scn-proxy

svc:/application/management/common-agent-container-1:scn-agent

Workaround

  1. Stop the Enterprise Controller and co-located Proxy Controller using the ecadm and proxyadm commands.

    /opt/SUNWxvmoc/bin/ecadm stop -w

    /opt/SUNWxvmoc/bin/proxyadm stop -w

  2. Verify that no Cacao process is running.

    ps -ef|grep cacao_launcher

  3. Run: 'cacaoadm prepare-uninstall' to clean up any SMF services and mark cacao as not configured.

    /usr/sbin/cacaoadm prepare-uninstall

  4. Restart Ops Center or resume installing Ops Center.

ZFS Storage Appliance Discovery Requires Additional User Permissions

In the Discover a Sun ZFS Storage Appliance and Configure Storage Libraries How-To, the "Create an Account for Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center" procedure creates an account on the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance for the use of Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center. If this account is used to discover the appliance, the discovery will fail as the account does not have the correct permissions.

Workaround

Edit the Basic Administrator to add the required permissions.

  1. In the storage appliance user interface, click Configure, then click Users.

  2. Click Edit Entry for the Basic Administrator role.

  3. From the Scope drop-down list, select Workflow and then select the modify and read check boxes.

  4. Click Add, then click Apply.

Unable to Open Terminal Through the User Interface From Linux Enterprise Controller To Any Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 Agents

From an Enterprise Controller installed on Oracle Linux 6.4, terminal opening fails through the UI to all Oracle Solaris 10 and 11 Agents. The following error is shown:

"Error - Connection reset"

SSH connection to the target servers is working.

Workaround

  1. Remove the following file on the Enterprise Controller:

    /opt/sun/xvm/ajaxterm/connectionTest.py

  2. Restart the Enterprise Controller.

    /opt/sun/xvmoc/bin/ecadm stop -w

    /opt/sun/xvmoc/bin/ecadm start -w

Virtualization Agent Controller Memory Requirements Have Increased

To prevent Agent configuration problems, the amount of memory used by Virtualization Agent Controllers has been increased to 1024 MB of memory in version 12.2.1.0.0.

Migrate Branded Zone Wizard Does Not Have Value for Address Allocation

When trying to migrate a branded zone the Ops Center UI does not have a value for "Address Allocation Method" in the "Specify Network Interfaces" screen.

Workaround

  1. Deselect the network in the migration wizard.

  2. Add the network again.

  3. Click next.

Zone Migration Check For Opaque Storage Checks Script Existence On Enterprise Controller

If a zone has an opaque storage that is not of LOFS type (for example, a filesystem added in zonecfg with type "zfs") Ops Center will check if the user provides a script under "/var/opt/sun/oc/public/guest-operations" to manage these opaque filesystems.

This check is correct in the job itself when using it but in the migration wizard it's targeted on the satellite and not on the global zone. As a result the migration wizard will return : "Guest is not in migratable state (72078)".

Workaround

Create the following empty file on the Enterprise Controller:

/var/opt/sun/oc/public/guest-operations

Remove SuperCluster Action Does Not Uninstall or Unconfigure Agent Controllers

Agents installed on Supercluster's servers are not uninstalled/unregistered from the PC when "Remove Super Cluster" action triggered. After Supercluster removal these assets are not present in the All Assets tree due to limitation that assets tagged with Engineered system are visible only under the related Engineered system tree.

Workaround

Go to Servers view, choose the desired asset, and delete it.

Ops Center CLI Does Not Work With JDK 8

OCCLI will crash on Oracle Solaris 11 Update 1 SRU 19.5 with JDK8 installed.

Workaround

On a machine where both JDK 7 and JDK 8 are installed, the CLI uses JDK8 by default. Edit the JAVA_HOME variable to force the use of JDK 7:

JAVA_HOME=<path to JDK7> /opt/SUNWoccli/bin/oc

For example:

JAVA_HOME=/usr/jdk/jdk1.7.0_51 /opt/SUNWoccli/bin/oc

Zone Migration Wizard Incorrectly Reports That No Zone Update Is Required

This issue appears in an environment with two Oracle Solaris 10 global zones, which differ only by one patch which requires an update of a zone when migrated between them.

This patch is not installed on the target zone, so it must be backed out. However, the wizard does not present this, but reports that nothing is required which will result in a failed migration.

Oracle Solaris Suffers Performance Issues With High Number of LUNs

When using MPxIO in Oracle Solaris 11 with 1600 or more LUNs, Ops Center's xvmluinfo utility suffers performance problems due to an Oracle Solaris issue.

Interface in Routing Table is Wrong When Setting IPMP For Oracle Solaris 11 Systems

When provisioning an IPMP group on a LDOM guest, the default route shows net0 as the interface for the default destination, when it should show ipmp1.

Workarounds

One workaround is to reboot the system.

Another workaround is to run the following commands to correct the route:

route -p delete default <default gateway> -ifp net0

route -p add default <default gateway> -ifp ipmp1

Create Server Pool Wizard Hangs at Associate Networks Step

The Create Server Pool wizard hangs at the Associate Networks step if all networks (IPoIB-default, IPoIB-storage, eth-admin and external-mgmt) are selected.

Workaround

Do not select the IB networks at the Associate Networks step and create the Server Pool without them, then attach the IB networks to the Server Pool.

Association of Network to Oracle Solaris 11 Control Domain Fails With Contradictory Result

In an environment with two Control Domains and a network attached to both CDOMs using the statically allocated IPs, attaching the network again using NICs that are not interconnected and with the default IP assignment fails with a contradictory error message:

- plumbing on cdom1 was reported as successful

- plumbing on cdom2 was reported as successful

- job failed complaining that one or more Virtualization Hosts are not properly plumbed on given network.

The CDOMs are left in an intermediate state - a new VNIC is created, but no IP is assigned.

Workarounds

Rerun the job, but provide IP addresses instead of using system assigned IP addresses.

If you have already encountered this issue, use the following procedure to clean up before rerunning the job:

  1. Log in to the CDOM.

  2. Remove the IP:

    ipadm delete-ip <wrong_vnic>

  3. Remove the vnic:

    dladm delete-vnic <wrong_vnic>

  4. Remove the virtual switch:

    ldm remove-vswitch <wrong_vswitch>

  5. Navigate to the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center user interface.

  6. Select the CDOM and run the Refresh action from the Actions pane.

Terminal Access Is Supported on Agentless Assets

Agentless access to the terminal is supported. The Feature Reference Guide incorrectly states that it is not supported.

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Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Release Notes, 12c Release 2 (12.2.1.0.0)

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