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Managing IaaS and DBaaS Clouds with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c

By : Ved Antani
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Managing IaaS and DBaaS Clouds with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c

By: Ved Antani

Overview of this book

Cloud computing has transformed the way that we write and deploy enterprise software. Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c has been designed to work with the cloud platform and reduce downtime, while improving performance and productivity. You can quickly set up, manage, and support enterprise clouds. This practical, example-oriented guide untangles many of the complexities involved in setting up a complete cloud computing platform. This book explores several methods of setting up IaaS and DBaaS using Oracle's Enterprise Manager. Step-by-step, this guide will quickly familiarize you with the most important aspects of setting up a cloud platform. This book delves deep into the complexities surrounding cloud computing and comprehensively explores the approach that you need to take to build an effective infrastructure. You will start with a step-by-step approach to building an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and take an in-depth view of building a Database as a Service (DBaaS) model of cloud computing. Following on from this, you will learn how the chargeback mechanism works and how it can be configured for your needs. Next, you will also learn how to use a programmable interface to manage your cloud via APIs and web services. This guide will walk you through the various components of Oracle Enterprise Manager and will teach you how to use them efficiently. This book will also explain how you can use cloud APIs to program your cloud.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Chapter 1. Setting Up Enterprise Manager

Cloud computing has changed the way enterprise software is developed and deployed. Cloud computing is becoming the obvious choice for large scale software deployments because of the various cost benefits it offers. Cloud platforms eliminate the need for setting up costly hardware to host your applications. Your applications are hosted on a shared platform managed by specialists. You can focus on building your application and not really involved in managing the platform. Though there are modern software that make it easier to deploy a scalable cloud infrastructure, there are no single-click solutions available yet. This book focuses on two varieties of cloud deployments: IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and DBaaS (Database as a Service). We are going to explore Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c to implement these two flavors of Cloud Computing. Oracle's Enterprise Manager is an interesting tool because it combines the prowess of Oracle's Database (though you can configure other databases), Fusion Middleware, as well as virtualization technologies. Oracle Enterprise Manager has quickly established itself as an end-to-end cloud management system. Organizations like CERN have utilized Enterprise Manager to extend their existing Oracle Grid databases and WebLogic Server infrastructure into a scalable elastic cloud.

This book will cover these specific scenarios and we will assume that the reader is familiar with the common components involved in building the cloud platform. We assume that the reader knows the basics of networking, storage, and has a working knowledge of command-line tools. This book takes a hands-on tutorial approach and targets specific areas to achieve the most productive setup of Oracle Enterprise Manager.

This chapter focuses on making sure the basic setup is complete before we start with the complex scenarios of implementing IaaS and DBaaS.

Topics covered in this chapter:

  • Setting up Software Library

  • Discovering and adding targets

  • Creating a database instance for Enterprise Manager

  • Executing Prerequisite Kit Utility