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2 New Features In the Plug-ins Release

This chapter provides an overview of the new features available in the plug-ins release.

Feature areas covered include:

2.1 Connect Remotely to Enterprise Manager from iPhone

The Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Mobile application allows you to track and manage incidents from your iPhone. You can view incident and problem details and acknowledge, assign, prioritize, escalate and annotate incidents. You can also seamlessly connect to My Oracle Support to drill down to service requests associated with a problem. The flexible setup screen enables you to connect to multiple Enterprise Manager 12c environments.

2.2 Database Management Features

Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System (ACFS) Support

Enterprise Manager now supports ACFS Security and Encryption features. ACFS encryption allows users to store data on disk in an encrypted format. Enterprise Manager users who are ACFS administrators, and manage ACFS on an ASM or cluster, are now able to use these features to implement and manage security on file system objects stored in an ACFS.

Database Machine Target Enhancements

Enhancements and improvements involving the DB Machine target include the following:

2.3 Fusion Middleware Management Features

Deploying, Undeploying, or Redeploying Java EE Applications

You can now use the Software Library to create a Java EE application component that contains the archive, deployment plan, predeploy and postdeploy scripts, and other files required for deploying a Java EE application.

Tracing the Path of a Request

You can trace the path of a request in a WebLogic domain and generate a report of all the metrics associated with a particular instance of the request.

Streamlining Whole Server Migration

Whole server migration is the process of migrating a server instance to a different physical machine upon failure. With this release, there is a wizard with which to configure a deployment procedure that triggers whole server migration in the event of host machine failure. The wizard makes it extremely easy and straightforward to plan for and set up whole server migration.

2.4 Oracle Fusion Applications Management Features

Oracle Fusion Applications Management Support

Now, in addition to scaling out a WebLogic Server domain, you can scale out (or scale up) the Oracle HTTP Server. You can perform these scale-out operations in tandem or independently.

2.5 Cloud Management Features

Purging Deployment Requests

You can now purge deployment requests after a specified period by enabling the Request Archiving Policy.

Patching the Oracle VM Server

The Oracle VM Server must be patched to ensure that the latest software updates and enhancements are applied. Oracle provides a publicly available Yum repository that now includes repositories for Oracle VM. These repositories include the full releases of Oracle VM and mirror those releases on the Oracle VM DVDs/ISOs. To patch the Oracle VM Server, you must do the following:

Acknowledging OVM Events

All operations performed on a server, server pool, storage, or network generate OVM events. The event can be Informational, Minor, or Critical. A target in an error state generates a Critical event. Targets with a Critical status cannot be used to perform any operations. The cloud administrator can now acknowledge OVM events via a menu selection.

Scaling Up and Scaling Down Tier Targets

You can scale up and scale down a tier target that is scalable. The scalability of a tier depends on how it is defined in the assembly. Scaling up enables you to create multiple servers; there are minimum and maximum limits. The scaling down feature also enables you to shut down servers in a tier.

Metering and Chargeback

This release supports the following enhancements:

2.6 Lifecycle Management Features

Lifecycle Management features can be divided into the following categories:

2.6.1 Database Provisioning Enhancements

Synchronizing the Software Library

You can now synchronize manually downloaded Cluster Verification Utility (CVU) binaries with the Software Library. Enterprise Manager, by default, provides a routine job that is scheduled daily to download binaries from My Oracle Support, if corresponding binaries in the Software Library need to be updated. If your Enterprise Manager deployment is behind a firewall or a DMZ such that the HTTP connection to My Oracle Support is disabled, the routine job will skip its execution. In this case, you can manually download the CVU binaries corresponding to your platform from OTN or My Oracle Support using patch 9288873 as the source. Subsequently, you can use the Cluster Verification Utility to ensure that the latest CVU binaries are present in the Software Library.

2.6.2 Patching Domain Enhancements

Patching domain enhancements including the following:

  • You can now patch Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Fusion Application targets in addition to Oracle Database and Oracle Application Server targets.

  • You can now patch Oracle Grid Infrastructure targets, which are part of Oracle Exadata Database Machine, using both in-place and out-of-place patching modes. In addition, if you patch in out-of-place patching mode, you can now switch back to the old Oracle home.

  • You can now create a compliance standard from a patch template.