By Owen Allen-Oracle on Feb 26, 2013
I've seen a few installation-related questions recently, which might be of interest if you're preparing for an installation:
- Yes. Any OS that's listed in the EC section of the Certified Systems Matrix can support an EC, even if it's on OVM. There's also a Proxy Controller section in that same book, which shows the OSes that can support a PC, even if they're on OVM.
"Can the Target OS be Oracle Linux on OVM for x86?"
- Yes, Oracle Linux on OVM for x86 can be discovered and managed like other operating systems.
"Does it matter which OS I install the EC and PC on?"
- For most features, Ops Center works equally well on Linux and Solaris, and can discover and manage both OSes. The big exception is Oracle Solaris 11 - if you want to provision, manage, and update S11, your EC and PC have to be on S11 as well.
"Can the database be deployed on another server without having to license it for full use?"
- There are two ways you can set up the database for Ops Center. You can use the embedded database, which is installed automatically on the EC system, or use a customer-managed database, which you install yourself. In either case, as long as you're only using the database for an Enterprise Manager offering (which includes Ops Center), then you don't need a license.