4 General Administration

Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center includes several administrative tools for viewing and fine-tuning the product's features. This chapter discusses these tools.

The following features and topics are covered in this chapter:

4.1 Introduction to General Administration

Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center provides you with a variety of tools for understanding and managing your data center.

You can view services and logs, add an alias to ensure that a product is recognized, add and edit authentications for external sites, and edit the energy cost used to calculate the power cost of assets.

Some of the procedures described in this section use the ecadm and proxyadm commands. See Appendix A, "Command Line Administration" for more information about these commands.

  • On Oracle Solaris systems, these commands are in the /opt/SUNWxvmoc/bin/ directory.

  • On Linux systems, these commands are in the /opt/sun/xvmoc/bin/ directory.

4.2 Viewing Service Status

Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center relies on the services listed in Table 4-1, "Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Services". The status of these services is monitored and displayed in the UI. The Fault Management Resource Identifier (FMRI) for each service can be used with SMF commands.

Do not directly enable or disable these services unless directed to do so by Oracle Support. Use the ecadm, proxyadm, and agentadm commands to manage the services.

Table 4-1, "Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Services" shows the names, FRMI identifiers, and normal statuses of the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center services.

Table 4-1 Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Services

Service Name FMRI Normal Status

Cacao

common-agent-container-1:scn-proxy

Enabled

Cacao

common-agent-container-1:oem-ec

Enabled

Enterprise Controller - Down

ec-server-splashpage:default

Disabled unless Enterprise Controller is down

Ops Center AxajTerm Serial Console

ajaxterm:default

Enabled

SCN Infrastructure Database

db:default

Enabled

SCN Infrastructure Database

db:local

Enabled if the software is using an embedded database

SCN Infrastructure Database

db:remote

Enabled if the software is using a remote database

SCN Oracle (local) database

oracle:default

Enabled

SCN Oracle (local) database listener

oralistener:default

Enabled

SCN Satellite Console

console:default

Enabled

Update Connection Enterprise - Agent

update-agent:default

Enabled if the local Agent Controller is configured

Update Connection Enterprise - Scheduler

uce-scheduler:default

Enabled

Update Connection Enterprise - Server

uce-server:default

Enabled

dhcpd

dhcpd:default

Enabled


To View Service Status

  1. Click the Enterprise Controller in the Administration section of the Navigation pane.

  2. Click the Summary tab.

    The status of the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center services is displayed.

4.3 Viewing Logs

You can view logs to diagnose problems or examine Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center activities.

To View Logs

  1. Click the Enterprise Controller in the Administration section of the Navigation pane.

  2. Click the Logs tab.

  3. Select a log from the drop-down list.

    • Cacao log

    • UI log

    • DB transaction log

    • DB report log

    • Proxy log

    • Update error log

    • Update channel download log

    • Update channel error log

    The log is displayed.

  4. (Optional) Click Refresh Log File to refresh the displayed version of the log file.

4.4 Adding a Product Alias

In some cases, an asset's type is not recognized. You can add a product alias to ensure that Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center recognizes an asset and that all of its features are available.

Note:

Use this feature as directed by Oracle Support.

To Add a Product Alias

  1. Click the Enterprise Controller in the Administration section of the Navigation pane.

  2. Click Add Product Alias in the Actions pane. The Add Product Alias page is displayed.

  3. Enter the Product Alias information.

    • Product Alias: This is the existing asset name.

    • Product ID: This is the full product ID number. If a Product Label is supplied, the Product ID is optional.

    • Product Label: This is the original factory label for the asset. If a Product ID is supplied, the product Label is optional.

  4. Click Add Product Alias to add the product alias to the Enterprise Controller.

4.5 Adding or Editing Authentications

Authentications, such as My Oracle Support (MOS) or other credentials, are used to download content such as updates from Oracle or third-party sites. MOS credentials are also used to create service requests.

You can add or edit authentications to access additional external resources.

If you have not configured Oracle Configuration Manager (OCM) with a set of MOS credentials, OCM uses the MOS credentials supplied to Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center to configure itself. After OCM has configured itself using a valid set of authenticated credentials, it does not use any other MOS credentials.

If OCM is already configured, no attempt is made to reconfigure it with new credentials.

Note:

You must register the Enterprise Controller before adding My Oracle Support credentials.

To Add or Edit Authentications

  1. Click the Enterprise Controller in the Administration section of the Navigation pane.

  2. Click Edit Authentications in the Actions pane.

    The Edit Authentications window is displayed.

  3. Add or edit one or more sets of authentications.

    • To edit an online account, click the description, user name, or password field and enter the new information.

    • To add a MOS user, click the Add MOS User icon.

    • To edit a MOS user, click the description, user name, or password field and enter the new information.

    • To remove a MOS user, select the user and click the Remove MOS User icon.

    • To set a MOS user as default, select the user and click the Set as Default MOS User icon.

  4. Click Apply.

    A job is launched to update the authentications.

4.6 Editing the Energy Cost

One of the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center capabilities is monitoring power utilization for a server or among groups of servers or virtualization hosts.

You can also monitor the cost of power utilization by supplying the cost per currency unit. This information is displayed in the Summary or Energy tab.

To Set the Cost of Energy

  1. Expand Administration in the Navigation pane.

  2. Click Edit Energy Cost in the Actions pane.

    The Energy Cost Settings window is displayed.

  3. Enter your location's cost for each kilowatt-hour.

  4. Enter your business's currency unit.

  5. Click Submit.

    The energy cost is updated.