Exalogic 2.0.1 Tea Break Snippets - Creating Cloud Users
By The Old Toxophilist on Jul 26, 2012
Creating Cloud Users and Administrators will be one of the first
tasks when setting up a new Exalogic 2.1 environment. We will step
through the simple process of creating users and describe a few
key user types. Initially we will need to login as either the root
user or the exl-admin user.
Before adding users to the Exalogic 2.1 environment they must
exist as either local users on the physical machine running the
Exalogic Control Virtual Server or existing within an appropriate
repository, LDAP etc, used by the machine for authentication. This
is required because Enterprise Manager Ops Centre 12c (EMOC) does
not store any account authorisation information instead this is
left tot he underlying OS. It is assumed within this blog that
this has been done.
To create a user simply open the "Administration" Accordion
(Drawer), expand the Enterprise Controller then select "Local
Users. This will present you with the following
You can see from the image that we have 3 options for Adding a
user and selection of any of these will display the following
As mentioned earlier the User Name must match that of an OS based account to provide the authentication but we will need to specify the EMOC account Roles and these will defined what functionality the new user can access.
This user type can be created by adding the "Cloud
Admin" to the selected roles, when creating a user, and will
provide access to the Management functionality below vDC
Management thus allowing for the creation of new accounts and
resources. It should be noted that a Cloud Administrator can
administer all user accounts within the system.
The Cloud User is allowed to simply access the vDC
accounts that they have been given access to by a Cloud
Administrator. For each of the accounts they will be able to:
- Create Private vNets
- Create vServers
- Manage vServer Life Cycle
- Create Distribution Groups
- Upload Templates
In general their will be many Users to limited Administrators.
The Network Administrator will be used to create
additional EoIB networks to be used by the Virtual Servers to
access the external network. Although by default the installation
of Exalogic 2.1 will provide a small EoIB management network this
is not intended to be used for external access from within Virtual
Servers. Instead 1 or more VLAN Tagged networks should be created
prior to building the Virtual Server infrastructure.
This entry was originally posted on the The Old Toxophilist Site.