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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)

Setting up the IaaS self-service portal

We have covered quite a bit of ground in setting up a scalable IaaS. We discussed earlier how IaaS's real power is in the way users can utilize the resources via self-service portals. Self-service provisioning is the reason why most enterprises invest in IaaS, as it greatly reduces maintenance and administration costs. In the remaining part of this chapter, we will continue to understand the overall IaaS configuration using Oracle Enterprise Manager and will discuss how we can set up a self-service model using Oracle Enterprise Manager.

The self-service model allows the administrators to manage several routine configurations easily. Administrators can manage VM images, user quotas, compute, and storage resources for server pools and so on.

Let us take a detailed look at steps to set up and configure an IaaS self-service portal.

Setting up machine sizes

You can customize and configure various machine sizes you are going to offer for provisioning VMs.