Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1

Announcement Overview: What are we Announcing?

1. New Management Plug-Ins Provide Enhanced Capabilities for Deploying and Managing Private Clouds: Oracle has released new and updated Management Plug-ins that provide optimum utilization of compute resources, ultimately leading to faster time-to-market for IT services delivery. In addition to providing enhanced cloud management support, the plug-ins extend Enterprise Manager's capabilities for Database as a Service (DBaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas), as well as introduce new features for Testing as a Service (TaaS). See "New Plug-in Features" below for additional details.

2. Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 (12.1.0.2) now available on OTN: The Cloud Control 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) software binaries, updated with the new plug-ins and updated plug-in versions, are now available for download from OTN. Note that this is not a patch or patch set release; the new and updated plug-ins have simply been integrated with the binaries to make it easier for users to deploy the plug-ins as part of installing or upgrading Cloud Control. The Management Agent software binaries have not been changed. See "How to Access Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 2 Plugin Update 1 (12.1.0.2)" below for details.

3. Useful Links and References: See below for a listing of new and updated collateral, product documentation and demos.

New Plug-in Features:

  • Database as a Service (DBaaS): Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c offers new capabilities and support for managing database cloud services with schema-as-a-service for extreme database consolidation and database cloning through Snap Clone or RMAN Backups. These capabilities provide an optimum utilization of development and database resources, giving customers more flexibility and control during application development, which ultimately leads to a faster time-to-market for delivering IT services.
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c has added support for building and managing Infrastructure as a Service clouds based on the latest Oracle VM 3.2.1 release. The updated kernel and enhanced storage management features in Oracle VM 3.2.1 make it an ideal foundation for building a secure, scalable, enterprise-class infrastructure cloud. The newly released Oracle Enterprise Manager Management Plug-ins for Oracle Virtualization and Oracle Cloud provide comprehensive support for setting up the cloud infrastructure, deploying Oracle virtual assemblies and Oracle VM templates, and monitoring and managing the health of the cloud.
  • Testing as a Service (TaaS): Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c introduces Testing as a Service, a new cloud platform for delivering automated application testing services. A self-service solution designed for private clouds, TaaS orchestrates the testing process end-to-end by automating provisioning of complete test labs, execution of load and functional tests and rich application monitoring and diagnostics. It also includes a sophisticated chargeback facility. TaaS makes it possible to significantly reduce testing time and costs without compromising quality, and enables organizations to be more agile in delivering critical business applications.

New Management Plug-ins: The following new and updated plug-ins are now available as part of this release. In addition to providing new and enhanced functionality, the plug-ins incorporate numerous bug fixes.

Plug-In Name / Version

  • Enterprise Manager for Oracle Database (DB) 12.1.0.3 (new)
  • Enterprise Manager for Oracle Virtualization (VT) 12.1.0.4 (new)
  • Enterprise Manager Storage Management Framework (SMF) 12.1.0.1 (new)
  • Enterprise Manager for Oracle Cloud (SSA) 12.1.0.5 (new)

How to Access Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update (12.1.0.2)

Follow the option that is relevant for your installation to deploy the latest plug-in releases and updates into your environment:

  • If you have not yet installed Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c, download the Cloud Control 12c Release 2 Plugin Update 1 (12.1.0.2) binaries from Oracle Technology Network (OTN) and install the new version. The plug-ins will be deployed as part of the installation process.
  • If you already have Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.1) installed [with or without Bundle Patch 1], download Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 2 Plugin Update 1 (12.1.0.2) from Oracle Technology Network (OTN) and upgrade to the new version. The plug-ins will be deployed as part of the upgrade process.
  • If you have already installed or upgraded to 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2), you do not need to download the binaries from from Oracle Technology Network (OTN), but can instead deploy the new and updated plug-in versions using Cloud Control's Self Update feature. To deploy all of the plug-ins in simultaneously, use the deploy_plugin_on_server emcli command as shown below:

    emcli deploy_plugin_on_server -plugin="plug-in_id[:version][;plug-in_id[:version]]" [-sys_password=sys_password] [-prereq_check]

For more information, refer to the Plug-in Manager chapter in the Enterprise Manager Administrator's Guide, available here: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E24628_01/install.121/e22624/getting_started_overview.htm

To review more install/upgrade usecases and the FAQ, please refer to the Getting Started chapter in the Basic Installation Guide, available here: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E24628_01/install.121/e22624/toc.htm

Useful Links and References:

*Enterprise Manager 12c: Cloud Management Pack for DB Datasheet
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/pdf/512029.pdf

*Enterprise Manager 12c: Database as a Service Customer Presentation
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/cloud-mgmt/em12-dbaas-overview-1907197.pdf

*Enterprise Manager 12c: Cloud Management API presentation
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/cloud-mgmt/em-12c-cloud-api-1907966.pdf

*Cloud Blueprints
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/cloud-mgmt/cloud-blueprints-1907295.zip

*Enterprise Manager 12c: The Nerve Center of Oracle Cloud Technical White Paper
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/cloud-mgmt/wp-em12c-public-cloud-1907213.pdf

*Testing-as-a-Service (OTN Solution Page)
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/cloud-mgmt/testing-as-a-service--1905801.html

*Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Administration Guide
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E24628_01/doc.121/e28814.pdf