2 Plan for Advanced Management Console Installation

The Plan for Advanced Management Console Installation topic describes the Advanced Management Console 2.7 core components, software requirements, and installation steps. Read about software requirements and various components of Advanced Management Console before you begin installation.

For the latest information about Advanced Management Console installation and configuration, see the Advanced Management Console Release Notes.

The Plan for Advanced Management Console Installation topic contain the following sections:

About Advanced Management Console

The Advanced Management Console provides system administrators with insight into the Java applications that their users run and the versions of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) that are used in their enterprise.

The Advanced Management Console is packaged as an Enterprise Archive (EAR) file. This file contains the Advanced Management Console components, such as the Advanced Management Console server, agent, and browser-based user interface. You must provide the WebLogic Server, database, and a JRE for Advanced Management Console to use.

The Figure 2-1 shows Advanced Management Console architecture, components, data flow, and the installation sequence. The core components of the Advanced Management Console are Advanced Management Console server and Advanced Management Console agent.

Figure 2-1 Advanced Management Console Components and Installation Steps

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Description of "Figure 2-1 Advanced Management Console Components and Installation Steps"

The following topics describe the core components and other elements of Advanced Management Console:

Advanced Management Console Server

The Advanced Management Console server uses MySQL or Oracle database to store its internal data and periodically downloads the Java Security Baseline from Oracle extranet. The Advanced Management Console server collects the Java Usage Tracking records of the Java SE runtime on Windows, OS X, and Linux desktops.

The Advanced Management Console server is a Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application that must be deployed in Oracle WebLogic Server as shown in Figure 2-1.

Advanced Management Console Agent

The Advanced Management Console agent is another core component, which is deployed on Microsoft Windows and OS X desktops. The agent automatically enables Java Usage Tracker on installed Java SE runtime. The agent periodically reports data (operating system family, version, and installed Java Runtime Environments) to the Advanced Management Console server. The agent downloads and applies deployment rule set to the installed Java Runtime Environments (JREs). It automatically enables Java Usage Tracker on installed JREs.

The Advanced Management Console agent is supported on desktops running on Windows and OS X operating systems and not on Linux as shown in Figure 2-1. You need to manually configure the Java Usage Tracker as there is no Advanced Management Console agent on Linux desktops.

Administration and Monitoring

The Advanced Management Console includes a browser-based user interface for monitoring and administration.

This interface provides the following:

  • Access to collect Java Usage Tracker data

  • Enables to create and deploy deployment rule sets

  • Monitors and configures the Advanced Management Console

Software Prerequisites and System Requirements for Advanced Management Console Components

Check the system requirements before setting up the Advanced Management Console to be sure that it runs in your environment.

Component Requirements Supported Platform

Advanced Management Console Server

Software:

  • Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.3 or 12.2.1

  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 8u31 or later; use of the latest Java security update is recommended.

Minimum hardware configuration:

  • Processor = 3 Ghz CPU

  • Memory = 8 GB available, and at least 4GB for WebLogic

  • Disk Space = 10 GB

  • Oracle Linux 7 (x64)

  • Ubuntu Linux 14 (x64)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (x64)

  • Windows 7 (x64)

  • Windows 8.x (x64)

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)

  • Windows 10

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (x64)

Advanced Management Console Database

One of the following databases:

  • Oracle Database 12c

  • Oracle Database 11g

  • MySQL 5.6

  • MySQL 5.7

The minimum memory is 12 GB for dedicated Oracle server for 120 K desktops, and 16 GB if the Oracle server is co-existent with the WebLogic server. Ensure that you have at least 20 GB free storage space for the Oracle Database. The data in the database keeps growing over with time, so, ensure to maintain the database regularly.

  • Oracle Linux 7 (x64)

  • Ubuntu Linux 14 (x64)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (x64)

  • Windows 7 (x64)

  • Windows 8 (x64)

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)

  • Windows 10

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (x64)

Advanced Management Console Agent

JRE 8u131

  • Windows Vista (x86)

  • Windows 7 (x64, x86)

  • Windows 8.x (x64, x86)

  • Windows 10

  • OS X (10.9, 10.10, and 10.11)

Advanced Management Console UI

One of the following browsers, depending on your platform:

  • Internet Explorer 11 (on all Windows platforms, Compatibility View is not supported)

  • Firefox (all supported platforms)

  • Safari (OS X)

  • Chrome (Windows platforms only)

To run the Java Web Start applications that Advanced Management Console starts, Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 8u131 or later is required; use of the latest Java security update is recommended. If you use a 32-bit browser on a 64-bit system, then a 32-bit JRE is required.

  • Windows Vista (x86)

  • Windows 7 (x64, x86)

  • Windows 8.x (x64, x86)

  • Windows 10

  • OS X (10.9, 10.10, and 10.11)
  • Oracle Linux 7 (x64)

  • Ubuntu Linux 14 (x64)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (x64)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (x64)

Note:

It’s recommended to consider upgrading the Advanced Management Console database to Oracle 12c and WebLogic server to WebLogic Server 12c R2. See the Advanced Management Console downloads page.

The Advanced Management Console uses data collected by Java Usage Tracker. Data cannot be collected for JRE versions that don’t contain Java Usage Tracker. Java Usage Tracker is available in the following JRE versions:

  • 1.4.2_35 and later

  • 5.0u33 and later

  • 6u25 and later

  • 7 and later

  • 8 and later

Migrating Advanced Management Console to the Latest Version

The existing users of Advanced Management Console can update to the latest available version of the Advanced Management Console server, database, and agent. The migration process involves both manual and automatic steps.

Advanced Management Console Migration describes the migration process.