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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 database pools

The first thing we will look at is how we can create a database pool. A database pool is a collection of targets (servers or clusters) with a database image installed. Database pools are used to provision database instances within PaaS Infrastructure Zones.

To create a database pool, you will need to log in to Oracle Enterprise Manager using the EM_SSA_ADMINISTRATOR role. Once logged in, you can navigate to Setup | Cloud | Database. From the Database Cloud Self Service Portal Setup page, click on Create and select For Database:

You will need to enter a few details in this page. Some important fields are as follows:

  • Credentials: You will need to provide the host credentials for database creation. If you are using a thinly-provisioned storage, you will need to provide root credentials for the storage system.

  • Oracle Homes: You will need to enter appropriate values for PaaS Infrastructure Zone, Database Configuration (single instance of RAC), Platform (Linux x86-x64), and...