Sunday, January 18, 2015

Applying the latest Plugins to Cloud Control

If we want to play with DBAAS (see note 1549855.1)  we need to have the latest plugins. 

OK so into Cloud Control/Extensibililty/Plugins we go 

We can see there's a later plugin for the database than the one we have *.06 so we need to get 

We can see the same for the CLoud Plugin which is at and we need 

and the same for the storage management framework. 

We need to deploy on the OMS server first and then roll out the agent side changes. 

OMS Server

Downloading the Plugins 

OK so those plugins are not downloaded so we need to download them before we can deploy them. 
CLick into 

For each plug in listed above, click into Setup/Extensibility/Self Update, then scroll down to Plugins, 

For each plugin listed above, click Download , then Select Immediately

Wait for 5 minutes or so for all the plugins to be downloaded  ( note that the DB plugin alone is 630 MB ... You wonder what they are doing with all that ! ) 

Now we can apply them to the relevant places. 
  Go back to Setup/Extensibility/Plugins and we can see the plugins are now available

Ok now go to Deploy On/Management Server in the buttons above the plugins

Click Add, and select each of the 4 plugins we have just downloaded

Click Next.  Unfortunately we now get a warning that we need the latest virtualization plugin as well
so back to extensibility/selfupdate/plugins we go 

Select the Plugin and Download .  This should only take a short time 
Now go back to the plugins page and virtualization should be available  ( note you will need to repeat this process for Fusion Middleware currently 
Once you've done that you eventually get a progress bar checking the prerequisites ! 

These failed because we need more swap ( the Azure VM has no swap in it ). 
Step out, add swap,  retry 
if all is well the plugin prereq check should succeed 

Click Next 
On this window decide on your REPO back up strategy ( recommended ) and enter a SYSDBA credential for the repo database 
Click Next. 
you will now see an OMS downtime warning so ensure you know what this means ( no system monitoring while it is down ) 

If all is well and you wish to proceed, Click Deploy 
a final confirmation window opens...

Click OK 

We can step out and watch with emctl status oms -details -sysman_pwd 
Plug-in Name         : Oracle Virtualization
Version              :
ID                   : oracle.sysman.vt
Content              : Plug-in
Action               : Deployment
Status               : Deploying
Steps Info:
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Step                                     Start Time                End Time                  Status
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Submit job for deployment                1/18/15 11:54:42 AM EST   1/18/15 11:54:42 AM EST   Success

Initialize                               1/18/15 11:54:44 AM EST   1/18/15 11:54:53 AM EST   Success

Install software                         1/18/15 11:54:53 AM EST   1/18/15 11:54:59 AM EST   Success

Validate plug-in home                    1/18/15 11:55:01 AM EST   1/18/15 11:55:03 AM EST   Success

Perform custom preconfiguration          1/18/15 11:55:03 AM EST   1/18/15 11:55:03 AM EST   Success

Check mandatory patches                  1/18/15 11:55:03 AM EST   1/18/15 11:55:03 AM EST   Success

Generate metadata SQL                    1/18/15 11:55:03 AM EST   1/18/15 11:55:03 AM EST   Success

Preconfigure Management Repository       1/18/15 11:55:03 AM EST   1/18/15 11:55:04 AM EST   Success

Preregister DLF                          1/18/15 11:55:04 AM EST   1/18/15 11:55:04 AM EST   Success

Stop management server                   1/18/15 11:55:05 AM EST   N/A                       Running

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we can see lots of stuff happening 

After about 90 minutes this clears up and we can log back in again !
Don't forget, though, we still need to roll out the plugins to the environments we want to deploy to or manage from.

In later posts we will look at the differences between all the plugins and the proper usage of all these.

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