Configuring and Managing Libraries on the Enterprise Controller
12c Release 2 (220.127.116.11.0)
This guide provides an end-to-end example for how to use Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center.
A software library stores images for operating systems and firmware. When you apply a deployment plan that provisions an operating system or firmware, Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center retrieves the images from a software library.
A software library that resides on a file system of the system where the Enterprise Controller is installed is a local software library. When Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center is in Connected mode, the EC Library accepts downloaded images from Oracle web sites and vendor web sites. When the product software is installed, one local software library is the Initial EC Library.
As a storage administrator, you can create more software libraries to store images and you can create storage libraries to store virtualization metadata. This document describes how to create a local software library that accepts routine download operations.
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You will need the following to create and maintain a local software library:
Full path name to the file system.
You must have the role of Storage Admin to create libraries.
The following tasks create a new local software library that accepts the routine download operations:
The software library is a location in the file system of the Enterprise Controller's host system. In this step, specify the location.
Expand Libraries in the Navigation pane.
Click New Local Software Library in the Actions pane.
Enter a unique name and description.
In the Directory Name field, enter the location of the file system.
When the job is completed, you can see the new software library in the Libraries section of the Navigation pane in the Software Libraries section.
The Enterprise Controller always has one software library to store the new versions of images. At any time, you can specify a different software library as the default library.
Expand Libraries in the Navigation pane. The current software library is identified by its badge, a white down arrow on a green background.
Click Software Libraries.
Click Set Enterprise Controller Storage Library in the Actions pane.
The display lists all of the libraries and the current library is highlighted.
Click the new software library.
When the job is completed, the software library you selected is now the EC Storage Library. To view the contents of the software library at any time, expand the Libraries section and select the library with the Enterprise Controller badge. The Library Contents table in the center pane lists the images.
To use firmware images, see Keeping Your Firmware Up-to-Date in the Operate How To library at
To use the library as a storage library for virtualization metadata, see the documents for creating server pools in the Deploy How To library at
The following chapters in the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Feature Reference Guide contain more information images and libraries:
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