How to Install Oracle Ops Center 12c (Step by Step Guide)

Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c is a comprehensive solution to manage all Oracle systems deployed in traditional, virtualized and cloud environments. Ops Center 12c introduces unique capabilities for establishing, managing, and supporting Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) clouds, and it’s a key component to help Oracle customers adopt cloud computing faster and with less effort and risk.

I’ll try to show how to install Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c on Oracle Linux 5.5 (64bit). My previous installation guide for Oracle Linux 5.6 can help you to install 5.5 Linux (or you can just install Ops Center on Oracle Linux 5.6): How to Install Oracle Linux 5.6

Installation of OCDoctor

OCDoctor is an utility to assist users in various stages of the Ops Center deployment. It is updated on a regular basis to help you identify and resolve known issues or suggest ways to improve performance.

You can download it from: https://updates.oracle.com/OCDoctor/OCDoctor-latest.zip

If you have already OCDoctor (not downloaded the latest version from internet), make sure that it updates itself:

After updating OCDoctor, run it to check prerequisites:

My First Impressions of Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c

I’ve installed Oracle Enterprise Ops Center 12c to my virtual PC today. As I see, Ops Center started to use Oracle Database to keep its repository. Previous releases were using PostgreSQL. Installer of Ops Center will install (and setup) Oracle Database 11gR2 (11.2.0.3), or you can use an existing Oracle Database. This gives you flexibility to use a RAC Database for large environments.

Before starting installation, I recommend you to use OCDoctor to verify that your system meets the prerequisites. I’ll create a step by step installation guide soon so I’ll not mention about details of installation for now.

There are lots of improvements but here the new features I noticed (after a quick preview):

  • Better support for Cloud Lifecycle Management
  • Support for advanced features of Oracle Solaris 11
  • Support for SPARC Supercluster
  • LDAP Integration
  • Customizable User Interface
  • Automatic Service Request (ASR)

Here are the screenshots:

This is the login page of Ops Center.

Oracle Unveils Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c and It’s Ready to Download

Oracle announced Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c. Ops Center 12c delivers complete, centralized management for Oracle’s EXA Familiy, Oracle’s SPARC and x86 servers, Solaris, Oracle Linux, ZFS Storage Appliance and Oracle Virtualization (including Oracle VM and Oracle Solaris Zones). You can read the press release:

http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/1575402

You can download Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c from OTN:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/ops-center/oem-ops-center-188778.html

Ops Center Documentation: ,

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E24628_01/nav/management.htm

As you know, Oracle introduced the Ops Center Everywhere Program. If you have Oracle Premier Support, you can use Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center at no additional cost.

Integrating Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control with Ops Center

Oracle Enterprise Manager aims to help IT organizations to manage entire Oracle-based cloud stack from application to disk. While Grid Control manages Applications, Middleware and Database layers, Ops Center manages hardware, storage, network, virtualization, and operating system layers.

I tried to demonstrate how to install Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 11g and Ops Center 11g in my previous blogs (Ops Center, Grid Contol). Now I’ll try to show how to integrate Grid Control with Ops Center to manage both software and hardware infrastructure.

Before we begin to set up the integration, let’s examine the following diagrams to see how the integration will work.

This is a simple diagram showing communication between a target server and OEM Grid Control. We install an agent to the target server. This agent communicates with OMS service. OMS stores the data it has collected in the repository database.

How to Install Oracle Ops Center 11g (Step by Step Guide)

Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center is the hardware management solution for Oracle’s Sun environments. Ops Center simplifies resource discovery and monitoring, provides OS and firmware provisioning, performs update and patch management and supports hardware management from power up to production. It has built-in integration with My Oracle Support.

I’ll try to show how to install Enterprise Manager Ops Center 11g Release 1 on Oracle Linux 5.5 (32bit). My previous installation guide for Oracle Linux 5.6 can help you to install Oracle Linux 5.5.

Enterprise Manager Ops Center has a text based installer but I should say that it works really well. First download the setup file from Oracle.com:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/ops-center/oem-ops-center-188778.html

Extract the file: