Installation questions

I've gotten a couple more questions about the installation process for Ops Center.

"Can I install on any SPARC / X86 based platform?"

Ops Center can run on Oracle Solaris on either architecture, or on Linux. The Certified Systems Matrix lists the supported OSes, and the Linux and Solaris install guides go into more detail about the hardware and OS requirements.

"Can we install it on local zones or LDOMS?"

Yes.

On the zone side, you can install the Enterprise Controller in a local zone. There are a few caveats, which are explained in the Preparing a Non-Global Zone section. You can also install a Proxy Controller in an Oracle Solaris 11 zone. Agent Controllers, which are the part of the infrastructure that's installed on managed systems, can be put on zones.

LDOMs are supported for every part of the Ops Center infrastructure.

"Do we need any dedicated network ports from all agent monitoring systems?"

 Yes. The port requirements are covered in the Network Port Requirements and Protocols table, which is in the feature reference guide as well as in the install guides.

Comments:

Hi,

What do you mean exactly by Ops center installation in an LDOM "LDOMS, sort of." ? In an environment with existing T3s and T4s, can I create an LDOM only for Ops Center and still be using it's features ?

Posted by guest on September 25, 2012 at 05:24 AM MDT #

Yes, you can. LDOMs (or Oracle VM Server for SPARC, as Oracle likes to call them now), can support the Ops Center EC and PC, as can Oracle VM Server for x86. It just doesn't have the same caveats that zones do, but I managed to get it backwards while writing the post. Sorry for being confusing.

Posted by Owen on September 27, 2012 at 01:49 PM MDT #

Hi,

regarding the statement:
'LDOMs are supported for every part of the Ops Center infrastructure.'

Does this mean that it would be possible to have an agent controller maintaining an control domain having the proxycontroller located on one of its guest domains?

Rgds,
Mats

Posted by guest on October 26, 2012 at 04:52 AM MDT #

Mats,

I apologize for missing your comment and taking so long to reply.

You could have an Agent Controller on a control domain and a Proxy Controller on a guest domain. The only trick is that, if the Proxy Controller is the one managing that Agent Controller, you couldn't launch jobs that would reboot the system, since that would shut down the Proxy Controller and stop the job from completing. It would work fine if you had a different Proxy Controller managing that Agent, though.

Posted by Owen on December 11, 2012 at 01:58 PM MST #

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