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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)

Configuring storage servers

The other important aspect for setting up an Infrastructure as a Service is shared storage. Virtual servers inside the server pool use shared storage mounted on external storage servers, filesystems, or LUNs. These external storage servers are available for the virtual servers via fiber channels or network communication over Ethernet.

Oracle VM Manager makes use of both standard and vendor-specific plugins to support almost all flavors of storage:

  • Local Storage: This uses the local hard disks on Oracle VM Servers. This option is not used on most real-life use cases. When the topology becomes more complex and you start thinking about HA (high availability), using replication and clustering, you will immediately realize the limitations of local storage for VMs.

  • Network Attached Storage (NAS): This is typically on NFS. Network file system (NFS) is an industry standard filesystem and can allow shared storage to VMs inside the server pool. NFS allows for flexible clustering...