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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)

Creating and configuring virtual server pools

A virtual server pool is essentially a container of one or more virtual machines or guest VMs. Server pools allow shared storage access for all the VMs and seamlessly balances the load across resources. You will, of course, need to supply enough physical resources to support the number of VMs within the server pool. Luckily, server pools can scale easily by just adding more physical resources. Let's discuss how we can create server pools:

  1. Navigate to Enterprise | Cloud | Infrastructure Home.

  2. Right-click on the OVM Target and click on Create Virtual Server Pool; you will be greeted with an elaborate screen:

  3. The VM Start Policy field allows you to decide how you want a VM to start. You can chose Start on Best Server to let Oracle VM Manager select the best server (at that point of time when VM is booted) for the VM to start. Alternatively, you can select Start on Current Server and the VM will be started on the server that created the VM.

  4. Selecting...