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  • July 10, 2019

Enterprise Manager 13c version 13.3 support for the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance version 2.4.1

Simon Hayler
Senior Technical Product Manager

We are pleased to announce the support and certification for Oracle Private Cloud Appliance (PCA) 2.4.1 and Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) 13c version 13.3. 

For further details on the new features of PCA 2.4.1 please refer to the release notes within the PCA documentation.

PCA 2.4.1 has updated compute nodes as well as new network switches. OEM 13.3 with the following patches provides full support for the discovery and monitoring of PCA 2.4.1 and its updated components. For further details on OEM 13.3 and PCA discovery and monitoring please refer to the documentation.

Step 1: Update the following Oracle Enterprise Manager Plug-ins

The following plug-ins should be at the following versions: Virtualization (VT) 13.3.1 or later,Cloud Framework (CFW) 13.3.2 or later, Systems Infrastructure (SI) 13.3.2 or later and Oracle Cloud Application (SSA) 13.3.2 or later.

To download a later version, follow the documentation; check the versions of the VT, CFW, SI and SSA plug-in and if required update to the latest version. 

Step 2: Install patches on the Oracle Enterprise Manger 13.3 Server (OMS) and PCA management node agent:

Enterprise Manager has the concept of PSU’s (Patch Set Update), plugin patches and agent patches. From My Oracle Support (MOS) use the following document to determine the version of your Enterprise Manager environment: Doc ID 2319892.1 EM 13c: How to Determine the Patch Set Update (PSU) Applied to the Enterprise Manager 13c Cloud Control OMS and the Bundle Patch applied to Plug-ins and Agent. This document also refers to a master document: Master Note for Enterprise Manager Proactive Patch Program Doc ID 822485.1 which has links to documents for the latest PSU (Patch Set Update), agent and plugin patches.
Oracle recommend that the Oracle Enterprise Manager Server (OMS) and Agents are at the latest PSU, plugin and agent patches. For the agent patches it is recommended to deploy any bundle, plugin, discovery and monitoring patches.

The following patches have been tested for use with PCA 2.4.1. Use the various patch readme files for further information. The EMBP PSU is recommended with all other patches being mandatory.

For the Enterprise Manager Server (OMS):

-29433931– EMBP Patch Set Update (PSU)
-29893537– Enterprise Manager for oms plugins

-29893547 – Enterprise Manager for oms plugins

Note: Both oms plugin patches listed above are required.

For the PCA Management Agent:

-29816797- EM-Agent bundle patch
-29906157- EM VT Plugin Monitoring patch 
-29906178- EM VT Plugin Discovery patch

-29929696 – EM SI Agent Monitoring bundle patch

Step 3: Follow the PCA 2.4.1 discovery process within the documentation.


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