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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)


We will need to set up and configure logical networks that will be connected to the physical network ports on OVM Servers. This is a critical piece of setup, and we suggest you make sure your physical network components (subnets, VLANs) are correctly set up. Enterprise Manager makes this step as painless as possible, but if the underlying physical interfaces are misconfigured, there is a chance that you will encounter difficulty in debugging issues. While setting up OVM Networks, we will need to do the following:

  • Generate MAC addresses

  • Create and configure VLAN groups

  • Create logical networks

Generating MAC addresses

It is important to understand how Oracle VM Manager handles network traffic. VM Manager uses VNICs. A Virtual Network Interface Card (VNIC) is a pseudo network interface technology sitting on top of the physical network adaptor; in most cases a NIC. Each physical network interface (NIC) usually has multiple VNICs, and for a system such as Oracle VM Manager, a VNIC appears...