The work flow of an asset deployment can be captured and enacted in a repeatable fashion using plans and the profiles included in the plans.
Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center provides default profiles for configuring hardware asset types consistently. You can use the default profiles, make copies of the profile to edit, or create new ones.
Deployment proceeds from configuring the hardware, installing the correct firmware, provisioning the OS, and applying the required updates. The deployment is not only for servers with an OS installed but also for chassis, racks, power distribution units, and M-Series servers.
Use hardware resource profiles in a deployment plan to configure, install, or update systems. The Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center software provides the following hardware resource profiles:
You can use the default profiles, make copies of the profile to edit, or create new ones. Use the profiles in a deployment plan to configure your hardware assets.
Hardware depends on firmware to perform operations. Part of monitoring and managing a hardware asset is to make sure that it has the appropriate version of firmware. Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center uses firmware profiles to provision, or update, firmware on each type of asset.
A firmware profile is a set of actions and values that define how to provision one or more assets and specifies one or more firmware images. A firmware profile updates existing firmware assets completely and consistently. When you apply a deployment plan that contains a firmware profile, Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center compares the versions of each firmware image specified in the profile with the versions of the existing firmware on the asset and then takes the action you specify in the profile.