3 Working with Deployments

Once you log into your Service Manager instance, you can create deployments or edit existing ones. You can work with multiple deployments from a single Service Manager instance.

After you have completed the Oracle GoldenGate MA installation, you must then create a new deployment using the Configuration Assistant. You can use this wizard to add multiple deployments to one Service Manager. So, you only have to upgrade the one Service Manager with new releases or patches.


3.1 How to Connect to a Service Manager

You can select the Service Manager as a daemon service that enables you to control all other services in MA and run as a system service, while creating a deployment.

Check that the Service Manager is Running


If the Service Manager is registered as a system daemon, then the Service Manager, Administration Server (AS), Distribution Server (DS), Receiver Server (RS), and the Performance Metrics Server are automatically started when the host is (re)started.

You must ensure that the Service Manager is running before you connect to it. To start a Service Manager:

  1. On a Linux platform, type:

    cd $OGG_HOME/bin
  2. Run the command:


Login to Service Manager

To start using Oracle GoldenGateMA, you have to connect to Service Manager:
  1. Open a web browser and connect to the Service Manager that you created with the Configuration Assistant. The URL is similar to http://localhost:9001, where 9001 is the port where you have deployed your Service Manager instance. For a secure deployment, the URL is similar to https://localhost:9001.
  2. Enter the user name and password you created during deployment and click Sign In.
In the Service Manager, you can see that the other services are all up and running. Use the links to connect you to their specific interfaces, review details, and administer your deployments.

For more information on setting up the Service Manager as a daemon service, see How to Create Secure and Non-Secure Deployments.

3.1.1 Quick Tour of the Service Manager Home Page

When you complete the MA, the Service Manager Home page opens up at the specified URL. This page acts as an access point for performing deployment, configuring the Administration Server, Distribution Server, Receiver Server, Performance Metrics Server, and the Admin Client.

The Service Manager home page is a dashboard where you can see the services that have been deployed and access inventory and configuration information pertaining to your deployments. You can also view the status of your deployments, and start and stop services.

Now, that you have an overview of the Service Manager, let’s go through some of the actions you can perform using the Service Manager home page.
Action Task
View the service status Review Status Changes
Start and stop deployments Starting and Stopping Deployments and Services
Access various servers You can click the respective links to access the following:
  • Administration Server to add, modify, and delete Extracts and Replicats.

  • Distribution Server to add, modify, and delete Paths

  • Performance Metrics Server to Review Messages and Review Status Changes

  • Receiver Server to view details of the path, including path network statistics and file I/O statistics.

Access details for Administration Server, Distribution Server, Performance Metrics Server, and Receiver Server Click Details for the server for which you need to see the details. See View and Edit Services Configuration.
Application Navigation pane Click the icon to expand and access the Service Manager or the Diagnosis home pages.

3.1.2 How to Interpret the Log Information

You can review all of the messages logged for your Service Manager with this page.

Using the Table

Each of the columns can be used to sort the information by the column type. You hover over the column title, and then click the arrow to the right of the column.

3.2 How to Start and Stop Deployments and Servers

The Service Manager is the central hub from where you can start and stop deployments, Administration Server, Distribution Server, Performance Metrics Server, Receiver Server.

To start (or stop) a deployment:


If Oracle GoldenGate Service Manager is registered as a system daemon, then the Service Manager along with the other servers, are automatically started when the host is (re)started.
  1. Connect to Service Manager using the URL specified during installation. For example, let’s assume the Service Manager URL in this case is http://localhost:9001
  2. Log in with your user name and password.
  3. In the Deployments section of the Service Manager home page, locate the deployment that you need to start or stop.
  4. In the Actions column, click start.
  5. Check to see if all the services associated with the deployment have started, once your Deployment starts. The Action column automatically shows the stop option, which you can use to stop the deployment. By default, all server instances are in Running state when they are deployed.
  6. To start or stop a service, such as the Administration Server or the Distribution server, associated with your Deployment, go to the Services section.
  7. Identify the server (or service) that you need to start (or stop) and click start in the Actions column, the same way you did for Deployments.

3.3 How to Remove a Deployment

You can remove the deployment using the oggca program.

By removing a deployment, you get to delete various components of the deployment, including, extracts, replicats, paths, and configuration files. However, the Service Manager is not deleted.

To remove a deployment:
  1. Run the oggca program from the following location: $OGG_HOME/bin

  2. Select Existing Service Manager from the Select Service Manager Options screen. Click Next

  3. Select Remove Existing Oracle GoldenGate Deployment from the Configuration Options screen.

  4. Select the deployment you need to remove from the Deployment Name list box. Also select the Delete Deployment Files from Disk check box if you want to remove all the deployment files (including configuration files) from the host.


    When you remove a deployment or uninstall Oracle GoldenGate MA, the system does not automatically stop processes. As a result, you may have to stop processes associated with the deployment and you must clean files manually. For details, see “Files to be Removed Manually After Removing Deployment”.
  5. Enter the Administration account user name and password and click Next.
  6. See the list of settings that are deleted with the deployment and click Finish.

Files to be Removed Manually After Removing Deployment

It’s mandatory to delete some files manually only in case there's a Service Manager registered but you have to unregister it and register a new one. To remove files manually, you must have root or sudo privileges. The files to be deleted include:
Operating System Files to be Removed Manually to Unregister an Existing Service Manager
Linux 6
  • /etc/init.d/OracleGoldenGate
  • /etc/rc.d/*OracleGoldenGate
  • /etc/rc*.d/*OracleGoldenGate
  • /etc/oggInst.loc

Linux 7 /etc/systemd/system/OracleGoldenGate.service

3.4 View and Edit Services Configuration

The services configuration and restart options for Administration Server, Distribution Server, Performance Metrics Server, and Receiver Server can be viewed and edited from the Services Manager.

You can access the services configuration for each of the servers, from the Service Manager home page. Click the Details button for the server that you need to check the service configuration for. The Service Configuration page is displayed. This page allows you to view and edit the service configuration and the restart options for the corresponding server. The configuration and restart options for all the servers are the same.

The following table explains the Service Configuration and Restart Options on the Services Configuration page.
Service Configuration Options Description
Port Port Number for the corresponding server
Enable Legacy Protocol Enables legacy communication for services that are compatible.
Enabled Async Operation Enables asynchronous RESTful API method execution
Default Sync Wait The default time a service will wait before responding with an asynchronous REST API response
Enabled Task Manager Enable task management for services that provide it.
U-Mask File mode creation mask
Config Force Forces the configuration data.
Quiet Starts the service in quiet mode.
Enabled Indicates that the service is managed by Service Manager.
Status Indicates that the service is running.
Restart Options Description
Enabled If set to true, then it restart a task if it gets terminated.
On Success If set to false, then the task is only restarted if it fails.
Delay The time (in minutes) to pause between discovering that a process is terminated abruptly and restarting it.
Retries The maximum number of trials to restart the service, before aborting the retry effort.
Window The time interval in which the retries are counted. The default is 120 minutes.
Disable on Failure If set to true, the task is disabled after it fails all execution attempts in an execution window.