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  • December 13, 2018

Announcing External Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Management Support For Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Using Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Version 13.3

Simon Hayler
Senior Technical Product Manager

We are excited to announce the release of a bundle patch for the Enterprise Manager 13c 13.3 Virtualization (VT) plug-in. This bundle patch delivers the ability to manage and associate external Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances with the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance. Also, this patch delivers an enhancement to the Oracle Fabric Interconnect Switches providing a serial number metric to enable these switches to participate in Oracle Auto Service Request (ASR).

This functionality is provided for Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c version 13.3 and above and will work on the latest version (2.3.4) and earlier of the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance software.

The following patches for the Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.3 Server (OMS) are recommended and tested for this functionality:

28646935 - EMBP Patch Set Update 13.3.0.0.181016

28947416 - Enterprise Manager for OMS plugins 13.3.1.0.181130

Both of these patches require the latest version of Opatch and OMSPatcher; please refer to the README files for information on how to obtain and install these. The application of these patches will require downtime for the Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.3 Server (OMS).

The following patches for the Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.3 agent which runs on the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Management nodes are required and tested for this functionality:

28814703 - Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Agent 13.3.0.0.0
28947311 - EM VT Plugin Bundle Patch 13.3.1.0.181130 (Agent Monitoring)

It is recommended and tested to use the latest version of Opatch; please refer to the README files for information on how to obtain and install opatch. The application of these patches will require downtime for the Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.3 agent.

Once the above patches are applied the process for associating an external Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance with an Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is as follows:

  1. Discover the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance using the Systems Infrastructure (SI) plug-in using the following documentation
  2. Associate the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance from the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance rack home page using the following documentation

Once associated, any external Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances appear both in the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance rack home page and Target Navigation. The following screenshots show these views:

No additional configuration is required to enable the serial number metric for the Oracle Fabric Interconnect switches. The following screenshot shows the summary panel with the additional serial number metric:

From the Oracle Fabric Interconnect Switch home page menu > All Metrics we can see this new metric from the following screenshot:

For further information on Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c refer to this documentation.

For further information on the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance 2.3.4 software release refer to this documentation.

For further information on Oracle ASR refer to this documentation.

Enterprise Manager has the concept of PSU's (Patch Set Update), plugin patches and agent patches. From My Oracle Support (MOS) use the following documentation to determine the version of your your Enterprise Manager environment: Doc ID 2319892.1 EM13c: How to Determine the PSU applied to the Enterprise manager 13c OMS and the bundle patch applied to plug-ins and agent. Oracle recommend that the Oracle Enterprise Manager Server (OMS) and agents are at the latest PSU, plug-in and agent patches. For the agent patches it is recommended to deploy any bundle, plugin, discovery and monitoring patches.

 

 

 

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