1 Overview

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud machine is an integrated hardware and software system designed to provide a complete platform for a wide range of application types and widely varied workloads. Exalogic is intended for large-scale, performance-sensitive, mission-critical application deployments. It combines Oracle's industry-standard Fusion Middleware software and industry-standard hardware to enable a high degree of isolation between concurrently deployed applications, which have varied security, reliability, and performance requirements. Exalogic enables customers to develop a single environment that can support end-to-end consolidation of their entire applications portfolio.

Exalogic is designed to fully leverage an internal InfiniBand fabric that connects all of the processing, storage, memory and external network interfaces within an Exalogic machine to form a single, large computing device. Each Exalogic machine is connected to the customer's data center networks via 10 GbE (traffic) and GbE (management) interfaces.

  • Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is an integrated hardware and software system engineered, tested, and tuned by Oracle to run Java and non-Java applications with extreme performance. The machine provides a complete cloud application infrastructure, consolidating the widest possible range of Java and non-Java application types and workloads and meeting the most demanding service-level requirements.
  • Building on the success of the Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud combines cutting-edge 64-bit x86 processors, an InfiniBand-based I/O fabric and solid-state storage with the market-leading Oracle WebLogic Server, other enterprise Java Oracle middleware products and a choice of Oracle Solaris or Oracle Linux operating system software.The software has been tuned to exploit the I/O fabric in the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud machine in order to deliver performance results 10x better than a standard application server configuration.

  • Engineered for large-scale, mission-critical deployments, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud provides the foundation for enterprise-class multi-tenancy or cloud applications. It can support thousands of applications with differing security, reliability, and performance requirements – making it an ideal platform for enterprise-wide data center consolidation.

  • Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud accelerates the performance of the entire Oracle Fusion Middleware product portfolio and also increases the performance of applications running on Oracle WebLogic Server with either Oracle Linux or Oracle Solaris 11. The machine is also optimized for integration with Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Real Application Clusters and the Oracle Exadata Database Machine.

  • Any Oracle Applications including: the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle's Siebel CRM, Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise, Oracle's JD Edwards and Oracle's industry specific business applications will run on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud transparently, without needing any modifications.

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Oracle Enterprise Manager is Oracle's integrated enterprise information technology (IT) management product line, which provides the industry's only complete, integrated, and business-driven enterprise cloud management solution. Oracle Enterprise Manager creates business value for IT by leveraging the built-in management capabilities of the Oracle stack for traditional and cloud environments, enabling customers to achieve unprecedented efficiency gains while dramatically increasing service levels.

The key capabilities of Enterprise Manager include:

  • A complete cloud lifecycle management solution enabling you to quickly set up, manage, and support enterprise clouds and traditional Oracle IT environments from applications to disk.

  • Maximum return on IT management investment through the best solutions for intelligent management of the Oracle stack and engineered systems with real-time integration of Oracle's knowledge base with each customer environment.

  • Best service levels for traditional and cloud applications through business-driven application management.

The Enterprise Manager Cloud Control console is the user interface that you see after you install Enterprise Manager Cloud Control. With the help of the console, you can monitor and administer your entire computing environment from one location on the network. All the systems and services including enterprise application systems, databases, hosts, middleware application servers, listeners, and so on, are easily managed from one central location.

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is modeled as a system target rather than a group target within Enterprise Manager Cloud Control. The following targets can comprise the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud:

  • Infiniband Network - An Infiniband Network has IB Switches as members. This is a one-to-many association.
  • Application Deployments

  • SOA Infrastructure

  • WebLogic Domains

  • Coherence Clusters
  • Oracle Traffic Director (OTD)

  • Hardware targets (such as, PDU, Cisco Switch, ZFS, and ILOMs)

  • Hosts

The following chapters provide instructions for installing and configuring Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c to manage and monitor an Exalogic machine: