Chapter 2 Learn About Deploying, Managing and Using Oracle Private Cloud at Customer

This chapter centralizes the essential information topics you need in order to explore the installation and configuration aspects and the functionality of Oracle Private Cloud at Customer. This is a convenient starting point to learn the basics and get started with your private cloud deployment plans.

Configuration Models

Customers can subscribe to different configuration models. The Ethernet-based system is available as a single rack only; the InfiniBand-based system is available as a compact single-rack configuration or a two-rack scale configuration. All configurations can be combined with Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer.

See Standard Configurations.

Platform Architecture and Deployment

Oracle deploys the private cloud infrastructure inside your data center. It is your responsibility to prepare your data center for deployment and ensure that all requirements are met.

  • Prepare for installation

    Learn about required preparation tasks in anticipation of Oracle Private Cloud at Customer deployment at your site.

  • Site requirements

    Learn about the site requirements that must be met before Oracle Private Cloud at Customer can be deployed at your site. Checklists are provided to help you track any tasks that need to be completed to ensure that all requirements are met.

  • Network requirements

    Learn about the network requirements for Oracle Private Cloud at Customer. Your data center network must accommodate for the integration of Oracle Private Cloud at Customer. A worksheet is provided to help you collect important configuration parameters.

  • Concept and architecture

    Learn about the concept and basic architecture of Oracle Private Cloud at Customer.

Managing Cloud Accounts, Access Rights and User Roles

User accounts within Oracle Private Cloud at Customer are assigned in three tiers, based on the Oracle Enterprise Manager IaaS roles and privileges required to perform specific tasks. For a detailed description, refer to Role-Based Administration. For a list of tasks per user category, and step-by-step instructions, refer to Chapter 5, Configure and Use the Virtualized Environment.

Managing the Virtualized Environment

The virtualized environment hosted on Oracle Private Cloud at Customer is managed through an instance of Oracle Enterprise Manager. It runs in a virtual machine hosted on one of the two initial compute nodes. It is configured with a minimal footprint and priority level to allow customer created VMs to take priority.

For detailed information and step-by-step VM configuration, management and usage instructions, refer to these pages:

Oracle offers several preconfigured Oracle VM Virtual Appliances for download on Oracle Technology Network. These allow customers to rapidly set up a typical Oracle product stack within their virtualized environment on Oracle Private Cloud at Customer, without having to perform the full installation and configuration process.

Refer to this page: Downloading and implementing Oracle VM Virtual Appliances. It provides a list of virtual appliances, download links, installation instructions, and references to white papers and detailed product documentation.

Monitoring Health and Performance

All monitoring functionality is centralized within Oracle Enterprise Manager. For detailed information and instructions, refer to these pages:

Training Resources

All Oracle Private Cloud at Customer training videos can be found on Oracle Learning Library.

Related Documentation

For detailed information about components of Oracle Private Cloud at Customer, as well as other related documentation, refer to these resources: