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Oracle® Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Basic Installation Guide
12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2)
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1 Getting Started

This chapter introduces you to the latest release of Encterprise Manager Cloud Control, and helps you get started with the installation or upgrade process. In particular, this chapter covers the following:

Introduction to 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2)

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2) released in February 2013 contains the 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) software binaries updated with new plug-ins and updated plug-in versions.

However, the 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) software binaries have not been changed; they have only been integrated with new plug-ins and updated plug-in versions. Even the Management Agent software binaries have not been changed. This is not a patch set or a patch.

The integration of plug-ins with the core software ensures that you automatically receive all the latest plug-in versions when you perform a fresh installation or an upgrade to 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2). This also simplifies the upgrade process and relieves you of the time and effort required for manually checking the availability of the latest plug-in versions and downloading them via the Self Update Console.

Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2), you can do the following:

List of Plug-ins Integrated with this Release

Table 1-1 lists the new plug-ins and updated plug-in versions integrated with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2).

Table 1-1 Plug-ins Integrated with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2) Foot 1 

Plug-in Release Type Plug-in Name Plug-in opar File

New

Enterprise Manager for Big Data Appliance

12.1.0.1.0_oracle.sysman.bda_2000_0.opar

New

Enterprise Manager for Storage Management

12.1.0.1.0_oracle.sysman.smf_2000_0.opar

Update

Enterprise Manager for Oracle Cloud

12.1.0.5.0_oracle.sysman.ssa_2000_0.opar

Update

Enterprise Manager for Oracle DatabaseFoot 2 

12.1.0.3.0_oracle.sysman.db_2000_0.opar

Update

Enterprise Manager for Oracle Exadata HealthCheck

12.1.0.3.0_oracle.em.sehc_2000_0.opar

Update

Enterprise Manager for Oracle Virtualization

12.1.0.4.0_oracle.sysman.vt_2000_0.opar

Update

Enterprise Manager for My Oracle Support

12.1.0.4.0_oracle.sysman.mos_2000_0.opar


Footnote 1 Enterprise Manager for Oracle Audit Vault is an additional plug-in released along with the plug-ins listed in this table, but it is available only via Self Update, and not integrated with the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2).

Footnote 2 At the moment, the 12.1.0.3 Oracle Database plug-in version supported on IBM AIX and Microsoft Windows x64 operating systems is certified only for OMS, and not for Management Agents. Therefore, deploy it only on your OMS instances, and not on your Management Agents.

Frequently Asked Questions

This section provides answers to the following frequently asked questions related to this release.

  1. What is Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2)?

    See Introduction to 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2)


    Note:

    Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2) is referred to as 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2) in the rest of this chapter.

  2. What is the difference between 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2) released in February 2013 and 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) Patch Set 1 [PS1] released in October 2012?

    The 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) Patch Set 1 [PS1] software binaries released in October 2012 have not been changed; they have only been integrated with new plug-ins and updated plug-in versions, and re-released in February 2013. Even the Management Agent software binaries have not been changed.

    Therefore, the only difference is the new plug-ins and updated plug-in versions. See Table 1-1 to view a list plug-ins included as part of 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2).

  3. I already have 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) installed. How do I verify whether it was installed using the 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) Patch Set 1 [PS1] software released in October 2012 or the 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2) software released in February 2013?

    Access the release.properties file and verify the release description. On the DVD, this file is available in Disk1/install/em/. In your OMS home, this file is available in $<OMS_HOME>inventory/Scripts/ext/lib/.

    If your Enterprise Manager Cloud Control is based on 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2), then you will see the following release description. If you do not see it, then you have 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) released in October 2012.

    Release:Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2)

  4. I have installed 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) Patch Set 1 [PS1] released in October 2012 . Do I have to reinstall or upgrade it to get to 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2)? If yes, how should I install or upgrade?

    No. You do not have to reinstall or uprade your existing 12c Releas2 (12.1.0.2) Patch Set 1 [PS1] installation.

    The core Enterprise Manager software binaries (OMS and Management Agent) in 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2) have not been changed. They have only been updated with new and updated plug-in versions.

    You can directly procure these new and updated plug-in versions using your existing 12c Releas2 (12.1.0.2) Patch Set 1 [PS1] installation as described in the following sections of the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide:

    If you want to deploy all the plug-ins in one attempt, thus saving downtime, then you can do so in offline mode using EM CLI. To do so, follow these steps:

    1. Download all the plug-ins as described in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide.

    2. Deploy all the plug-ins using EM CLI as described in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide.

  5. If I install or upgrade to 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2), what will be the Enterprise Manager version? Is that different from the version I might see with 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) Patch Set 1 [PS1] released in October 2012?

    If you install or upgrade to 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2), your Enterprise Manager version will be 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2). It is the same as the version you will see with 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) Patch Set 1 [PS1] released in October 2012.

  6. After upgrading to 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2), in Self Update, I do not see any name or version change for Oracle Management Agent 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) software binaries. Is that an expected behavior?

    Yes. The Oracle Managment Agent software binaries have not been changed. Therefore, its name and version will remain the same.

  7. I have 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1) [with or without Bndle Patch 1] installed, but in the Self Update Console, I do not see the 12.1.0.3 Oracle Database plug-in version. Why?

    The 12.1.0.3 Oracle Database plug-in version is compatible only with 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2). So upgrade your 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1) to 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2). As a part of the upgrade process, your existing Oracle Database plug-in version will be automatically upgraded to 12.1.0.3 version.

  8. I want to use the Oracle VM virtualization and cloud management functionality. What do I need to do to enable that?

    You will need the 12.1.0.4 Oracle Virtualization Plug-in and the 12.1.0.5 Oracle Cloud Plug-in. To deploy these plug-ins, follow the instructions outlined in the My Oracle Support note 1371536.1.

  9. I hear that Oracle has also released the audit vault plug-in, which is officially called Enterprise Manager for Oracle Audit Vault, with the other plug-ins listed in Table 1-1. However, I did not find this plug-in in the 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2) software. Where is it available?

    The audit vault plug-in, which is officially called Enterprise Manager for Oracle Audit Vault, is not included in the 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2) software. It is available only via Self Update.

  10. Is it possible that a plug-in is supported on certain operating systems for OMS, but not for Management Agents?

    Yes. Check the certification page as described in Appendix E.

  11. Is 12.1.0.3 Oracle Database plug-in version supported on IBM AIX and Microsoft Windows x64 certified for both OMS and Management Agent?

    No. At the moment, the 12.1.0.3 Oracle Database plug-in version supported on IBM AIX and Microsoft Windows x64 operating systems is certified only for OMS instances, and not for Management Agents. However, the plug-in will be certified soon even for Management Agents.

    Therefore, deploy the 12.1.0.3 Oracle Database plug-in version only on your OMS instances for now. This version will function properly with 12.1.0.2 Oracle Database plug-in version on the Management Agents.

    To track the certification of this plug-in for Management Agents, check the certification page as described in Appendix E. Alternatively, use the Plug-in Manager Console as described in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide.

Supported Installation and Upgrade Use Cases

Table 1-2 lists all possible installation and upgrade use cases, and describes the steps you must follow for each of them. Identify the use case that best matches your requirement and follow the outlined instructions.

Table 1-2 Supported Installation and Upgrade Use Cases

Use Case Installation or Upgrade Instructions

Planning to install Enterprise Manager Cloud Control

Install 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2).

For instructions on downloading the software from Oracle Technology Network, see Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Advanced Installation and Configuration Guide.

For instructions on installing the software, see Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Basic Installation Guide (the guide you are currently reading).

In the middle of installing 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) Patch Set 1 [PS1]

Complete your installation successfully.

Then, procure the new plug-ins and upgrade to the latest plug-in versions as described in the following sections of the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide:

Already installed or upgraded to 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) Patch Set 1 [PS1]

You do not have to reinstall or upgrade it to 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2).

You can directly procure the new and updated plug-in versions using your existing 12c Releas2 (12.1.0.2) Patch Set 1 [PS1] installation as described in the following sections of the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide:

First OMS installed with 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) Patch Set 1 [PS1] software binaries. Now planning to install additional OMS instances.

Install all additional OMS instances using the existing 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) Patch Set 1 [PS1].

Then, procure the new plug-ins and upgrade to the latest plug-in versions as described in the following sections of the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide:

Planning to upgrade 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1) [with or without Bundle Patch 1]

Upgrade to 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2).

For instructions on downloading the software from Oracle Technology Network, see Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Advanced Installation and Configuration Guide.

For instructions on upgrading the software, see Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Upgrade Guide.

Planning to upgrade 10g Release 5 (10.2.0.5) or 11g Release 1 (11.1.0.1) to 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2)

Install the Preupgrade Console patch on your 10g or 11g release, and upgrade your Management Agents. Then, upgrade your 10g or 11g OMS to 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2).

For instructions on downloading and installing the Preupgrade Console patch, and upgrading your Management Agents and OMS, see Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Upgrade Guide.

In the middle of upgrading 10g Release 5 (10.2.0.5) or 11g Release 1 (11.1.0.1) to 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2). Already applied the Preupgrade Console patch, but have not upgraded the Management Agents or the OMS.

  1. Retain the applied Preupgarde Console patch. No need to redownload or reapply the patch.

  2. If you have already downloaded the 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) Management Agent software, then retain it. No need to redownload the binaries. If you have not downloaded yet, then download them from the following URL:

    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/grid-control/downloads/oem-upgrade-console-502238.html

  3. If you have already downloaded any plug-ins, then delete them. Create a new directory, and download all the new and updated plug-ins from the following URL to it:

    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/grid-control/downloads/oem-upgrade-console-502238.html

  4. Use the Manage Software page of the Preupgrade Console to stage and validate the downloaded Management Agent software and the plug-ins.

    For instructions, see Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Upgrade Guide.

  5. Upgrade your Management Agents.

    For instructions, see Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Uprade Guide.

  6. Upgrade your OMS to 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2).

    For instructions on downloading the software from Oracle Technology Network, see Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Advanced Installation and Configuration Guide.

    For instructions on upgrading the software, see Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Upgrade Guide.

In the Middle of Upgrading 10g Release 5 (10.2.0.5) or 11g Release 1 (11.1.0.1) to 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2). Already applied the Preupgrade Console patch, and have started upgrading the Management Agents or the OMS.

Complete your upgrade successfully. No need to download 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2).

Then, procure the new plug-ins and upgrade to the latest plug-in versions as described in the following sections of the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide: