Oracle® Private Cloud Appliance

Administrator's Guide for Release 2.4.1

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December 2020

Table of Contents

1 Concept, Architecture and Life Cycle of Oracle Private Cloud Appliance
1.1 What is Oracle Private Cloud Appliance
1.2 Hardware Components
1.2.1 Management Nodes
1.2.2 Compute Nodes
1.2.3 Storage Appliance
1.2.4 Network Infrastructure
1.3 Software Components
1.3.1 Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Dashboard
1.3.2 Password Manager (Wallet)
1.3.3 Oracle VM Manager
1.3.4 Operating Systems
1.3.5 Databases
1.3.6 Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Management Software
1.3.7 Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Diagnostics Tool
1.4 Provisioning and Orchestration
1.4.1 Appliance Management Initialization
1.4.2 Compute Node Discovery and Provisioning
1.4.3 Server Pool Readiness
1.5 High Availability
1.6 Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Backup
1.7 Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Software Update
2 Monitoring and Managing Oracle Private Cloud Appliance
2.1 Connecting and Logging in to the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Dashboard
2.2 Oracle PCA Dashboard Accessibility Features
2.3 Hardware View
2.4 Network View
2.5 Network Settings
2.6 Functional Networking Limitations
2.7 Network Customization
2.8 Tenant Groups
2.8.1 Design Assumptions and Restrictions
2.8.2 Configuring Tenant Groups
2.9 Authentication
2.10 Health Monitoring
3 The Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Command Line Interface (CLI)
3.1 CLI Usage
3.1.1 Interactive Mode
3.1.2 Single-command Mode
3.1.3 Controlling CLI Output
3.1.4 Internal CLI Help
3.2 CLI Commands
3.2.1 add compute-node
3.2.2 add network
3.2.3 add network-to-tenant-group
3.2.4 backup
3.2.5 configure
3.2.6 create lock
3.2.7 create network
3.2.8 create tenant-group
3.2.9 create uplink-port-group
3.2.10 delete config-error
3.2.11 delete lock
3.2.12 delete network
3.2.13 delete task
3.2.14 delete tenant-group
3.2.15 delete uplink-port-group
3.2.16 deprovision compute-node
3.2.17 diagnose
3.2.18 get log
3.2.19 list
3.2.20 remove compute-node
3.2.21 remove network
3.2.22 remove network-from-tenant-group
3.2.23 reprovision
3.2.24 rerun
3.2.25 set system-property
3.2.26 show
3.2.27 start
3.2.28 stop
3.2.29 update appliance
3.2.30 update password
4 Managing the Oracle VM Virtual Infrastructure
4.1 Guidelines and Limitations
4.2 Logging in to the Oracle VM Manager Web UI
4.3 Monitoring Health and Performance in Oracle VM
4.4 Creating and Managing Virtual Machines
4.5 Managing Virtual Machine Resources
4.6 Configuring Network Resources for Virtual Machines
4.7 Viewing and Managing Storage Resources
4.8 Tagging Resources in Oracle VM Manager
4.9 Managing Jobs and Events
5 Servicing Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Components
5.1 Oracle Auto Service Request (ASR)
5.1.1 Understanding Oracle Auto Service Request (ASR)
5.1.2 ASR Prerequisites
5.1.3 Setting Up ASR and Activating ASR Assets
5.2 Replaceable Components
5.2.1 Rack Components
5.2.2 Oracle Server X8-2 Components
5.2.3 Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance ZS7-2 Components
5.3 Preparing Oracle Private Cloud Appliance for Service
5.4 Servicing the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Rack System
5.4.1 Powering Down Oracle Private Cloud Appliance (When Required)
5.4.2 Service Procedures for Rack System Components
5.5 Servicing an Oracle Server X8-2
5.5.1 Powering Down Oracle Server X8-2 for Service (When Required)
5.5.2 Service Procedures for Oracle Server X8-2 Components
5.6 Servicing the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance ZS7-2
5.6.1 Powering Down the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance ZS7-2 for Service (When Required)
5.6.2 Service Procedures for Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance ZS7-2 Components
6 Troubleshooting
6.1 Setting the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Logging Parameters
6.2 Adding Proxy Settings for Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Updates
6.3 Changing the Oracle VM Agent Password
6.4 Restoring a Backup After a Password Change
6.5 Enabling SNMP Server Monitoring
6.6 Using a Custom CA Certificate for SSL Encryption
6.6.1 Creating a Keystore
6.6.2 Importing a Keystore
6.7 Reprovisioning a Compute Node when Provisioning Fails
6.8 Deprovisioning and Replacing a Compute Node
6.9 Eliminating Time-Out Issues when Provisioning Compute Nodes
6.10 Recovering from Tenant Group Configuration Mismatches
6.11 Configure Xen CPU Frequency Scaling for Best Performance