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Oracle® Communications Marketing and Advertising System Administrator's Guide
Release 5.1

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2 Using the Administration Console

The Administration console for Oracle WebLogic Server, and its two console extensions: one for Oracle Communications Marketing and Advertising and one for the embedded Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper. These extensions provide a browser-based graphical user interface for configuring, managing, and provisioning the overall system.

To perform general WebLogic Server tasks, you use the main Administration console. To configure the Web application, you use the Marketing and Advertising extension. To configure the delivery mechanism, you use the Services Gatekeeper extension.

Marketing and Advertising servers that are started after you log in to the Administration Console are not displayed in the Administration Console. To see them, you must log out and log in again.

Accessing the Administration Console

Make sure the Administration server and at least one Core server is started and in the RUNNING state. See "Starting and Stopping the Servers" for information on doing this. Using a supported Web browser, go to http://server:port/console where server is the instance set up as the Marketing and Advertising Administration server during the Domain Configuration stage of installation. Supported Web browsers include Internet Explorer 7.0 and greater and Mozilla Firefox 2.0 and greater.

Log in using the administrative log-in credentials you established in the Domain Configuration stage. After you have logged in the first time, you can add other administrative users using the instructions described in "Setting Up Management Users". If you wish, you can remove the initial user.

For general information about the Administration console, see "Overview of the Administration Console" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Introduction to Oracle WebLogic Server at:

For information about adding users, see the WebLogic Server Administration Console Online Help when you are in the console or a Web version at:

The Domain Structure Panel

The configuration tasks described in this guide are accessed using the nodes displayed in the Domain Structure panel on the left side of the main console window.

Figure 2-1 shows the layout for a domain named "ocma-basic-domain".

Figure 2-1 The Domain Structure Panel

The Domaine Structure panel

The top six items provide access to generic WebLogic Server functions. You use these items to accomplish the Setting Up the Container tasks and other general server maintainence functions. The seventh item, OCMA, provides access to Marketing and Advertising configuration options. It is used set up the Web application. The eighth item, OCSG, provides access to the configuration options associated with Services Gatekeeper.

The OCMA Panel

To accomplish the Setting Up the Web Application tasks, click OCMA in the Domain Structure panel. The OCMA panel opens on the right.

Figure 2-2

Screenhot of OCMA panel.

Each of the tabs at the top represents a different Marketing and Advertising resource. In the Java Management Extensions (JMX) technology that implements the product, these resources are represented by objects called MBeans. So in JMX, each tab represents one MBean and each of the fields within a tab is an attribute on that MBean.

These MBeans can also be accessed using JMX.

See Chapter 9, "Configuring the Oracle Communications Marketing and Advertising Web Application" for information about the features in this panel.

The OCSG MBean Panel

To accomplish the tasks in Setting Up the Delivery Mechanism, click OCSG->ServerName. The Services Gatekeeper panel opens on the right.

Figure 2-3 Sample OCSG MBean Panel

The MBean panel

To access the operations and attributes that are available on any of these items, click the name in the MBean panel. Each item represents a management object that is also accessible via JMX.

Clicking an item opens the related Attributes and Operations tabs below the MBean panel.

Figure 2-4 shows the Attributes tab of a bulk SMS plug-in instance.

To change the value of an attribute:

  1. Check the box next to the attribute.

  2. Enter the new value.

  3. Click the Update Attributes button.

Figure 2-4 The Attributes Pane

The Attributes and Operations panel

Operations either display data, set data, or perform an action. Use the Select An Operation list to find the operation you are interested in. The necessary parameters with descriptions appear. Enter the appropriate information and click the Invoke button

To access operations, click the Operations tab. The Operations pane opens.

To perform an operation:

  1. Select the operation from the Select An Operation list.

  2. If parameter fields are displayed enter values for the parameters.

    Not all operations have parameters.

  3. Click Invoke.

Figure 2-5 The Operations Pane

The Operations panel

Additional information

For general information on using the Administration console, or for information on using JMX or WSLT to access the administration MBeans, see "Operations and Maintenance: General" in the Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper System Administrator's Guide at: