Oracle by Example brandingUsing Advanced Provisioning in Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

section 0Before You Begin

This tutorial describes how to provision an environment using Advanced Provisioning in Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager.

Background

With Advanced Provisioning, you can choose how to configure your own topology for a new environment, instead of using the basic preset topology options in One-Click Provisioning. You can also use Advanced Provisioning to provision an environment based on a backup of another environment.

The administrator of your Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager instance defines network profiles, which specify the network resources that you can use to provision Oracle E-Business Suite environments. During Advanced Provisioning, you select the network profile to use for the environment you are creating. Your network administrator can use the ProvisionOCINetwork.pl script to create a default set of network resources, including a network profile called DEFAULT_PROFILE_ADVANCED that is designed for use in Advanced Provisioning. The network administrator must then upload this network profile using the UploadOCINetworkProfile.pl script. The network administrator can also create custom network profiles. See Section 6, "Create Network Resources For Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Instances," in My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2434500.1, Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2522175.1, Managing Network Profiles in Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Note that a network profile can be defined to use a private subnet for the database, application tier, or Load Balancer as a Service (LBaaS). If you select a network profile that uses a private subnet for any VM, then the corresponding VM will not have a public IP address and no inbound connections to this VM from outside the current VCN will be allowed.

If you choose Virtual Machine DB System or Exadata System for the Cloud Database Service, then Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) is automatically enabled, both for new environments and for environments created from a backup. Additionally, if you provision an environment from a backup of a TDE-enabled source environment and you choose Compute as the Cloud Database Service, TDE is also automatically enabled.

If you use Advanced Provisioning to provision a new environment on Compute, or an environment on Compute that is created from a backup of a non-TDE source environment, then you can optionally choose to enable TDE.

What Do You Need?

To perform the steps in this tutorial, you must have:

  • An understanding of the relevant information in My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2517025.1, Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
  • Cloud resources that match or exceed the minimum recommendations specified in My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2438928.1, Requirements for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
  • A network profile that includes network resources to support the topology you plan to use, including the security lists and subnets. The administrator of your Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager instance defines network profiles and assigns you the profiles that you can use to provision Oracle E-Business Suite environments. See Section 6, "Create Network Resources For Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Instances," in My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2434500.1, Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2522175.1, Managing Network Profiles in Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
  • Your auth token, also known as a Swift password. Ensure that you generate the auth token for your local Oracle Cloud Infrastructure user created in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Identity and Access Management (IAM), not for an Oracle Identity Cloud Service user. See Working with Auth Tokens and To create an auth token. The auth token is required only for provisioning an environment from a backup. Copy and paste the auth token to a file that you can reference when instructed to enter it later in this tutorial.
  • You can optionally choose to use an on-premises load balancer. If you choose to use a load balancer that you deploy on-premises, the network profile must have the application tier security list configured so that it can communicate with the on-premises load balancer.
  • If you choose to deploy with LBaaS, we recommend that you avoid exposing your Oracle E-Business Suite environment to the public internet. To do so, first work with your network administrator to identify a restricted IP range (or ranges) from which to permit connections. While provisioning the environment, under the Web Entry Point section, enter a Web Access CIDR block that specifies the IP range provided by your network administrator.

section 1Perform Steps to Address Known Issues (Conditionally Required)

Check Section 3: Known Issues for Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager in My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2438928.1, Requirements for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, for issues that may impact your system. Perform any workaround steps as needed before accessing the Advanced Provisioning feature.

section 2Access the Advanced Provisioning Feature

Advanced Provisioning can be used to create a new environment or create an environment from a backup. Navigate to Advanced Provisioning using one of the following options. Then continue either to section 3 or section 4 depending on the option you chose.

  • If you are creating a new environment: On the main Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Environments page, click Provision Environment and select Advanced. Make sure the Installation Type option is defaulted to New Installation. Now continue to section 3, "Enter Installation Details for a New Implementation," in this tutorial for the next steps.
  • If you are creating an environment from a backup of either an on-premises environment or a Cloud environment: On the Backups page, click Action action icon for a backup and select Provision Environment. Make sure the Installation Type option is defaulted to Provision from Object Storage Backup. Now continue to section 4, "Enter Installation Details for an Environment from a Backup," in this tutorial for the next steps.
  • If you are creating an environment from a backup of a Cloud environment: On the environment details page for the source environment, choose the Administration tab. In the Backups region, click Action action icon for a backup and select Provision Environment. Make sure the Installation Type option is defaulted to Provision from Object Storage Backup. Now continue to section 4, "Enter Installation Details for an Environment from a Backup," in this tutorial for the next steps.
  • If you are creating an environment from a backup of either an on-premises environment or a Cloud environment: On the main Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Environments page, click Provision Environment and select Advanced. Select Provision from Object Storage Backup as the installation type. Now continue to section 4, "Enter Installation Details for an Environment from a Backup," in this tutorial for the next steps.

section 3Enter Installation Details for a New Implementation

  1. Enter details for your new environment:
    • Environment Name: Enter a name for your environment. For example: usdev1
    • Network Profile: Select the network profile that contains the network resources you want to use to provision your environment. For example: DEFAULT_PROFILE_ADVANCED
  2. In the Installation Type region, ensure that the New Installation option is selected. Then enter values for the following:
    • Purpose: Select the type of environment you want to create, either Vision Demo Install or Fresh Install.
    • EBS Version: Select the Oracle E-Business Suite version for your environment. For example: 12.2.8
    • DB Version: Select the database version for your environment. The available database versions depend on the Oracle E-Business Suite version you selected. For example: 12.1.0.2
  3. Click Next. Now continue to section 5, "Enter Database Information" in this tutorial for the next steps.

section 4Enter Installation Details for an Environment from a Backup

  1. Enter details for your new environment:
    • Environment Name: Enter a name for your environment. For example: usdev1
    • Network Profile: Select the network profile that contains the network resources you want to use to provision your environment. For example: DEFAULT_PROFILE_ADVANCED
  2. In the Installation Type region, ensure that the Provision from Object Storage Backup option is selected. Then enter values for the following:
    • Backup Bucket: Select the backup from which you want to provision the environment. If you navigated to Advanced Provisioning from the Backups page or from the Backups region in an environment details page, then the backup you chose there is selected by default.
    • Auth Token: Enter your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure auth token, also known as a Swift password. See Working with Auth Tokens.
    • Backup Encryption Password: Enter the encryption password that was specified for the backup when the backup was created.
    • Backup APPS Password: Enter the password for the Oracle E-Business Suite APPS schema for the source environment.
    • New WebLogic Server Password: (Conditionally Required) Enter the password that you want to set for the Oracle WebLogic Server administration user on the target environment. This field appears only if you selected a backup created from a source environment on Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.
    • Source Wallet Password: (Conditionally Required) If you selected a backup created from a TDE-enabled source environment, enter the source wallet password.
  3. Click Next.

section 5Enter Database Information

  1. Select the Cloud Database Service option for your environment, either Compute, Virtual Machine DB System, or Exadata DB System.
  2. If you chose Compute for the Cloud Database Service, enter the following:
    • DB SID: Enter the database SID. For example: demodb
    • VM Shape: Select a shape that is available in the OCI region. Ensure that you have checked the quota for the shape in advance. For example: VM Standard2.1 (1 OCPU, 15GB RAM)
    • Enable TDE: Select this option if you want to enable Transparent Database Encryption (TDE) for a new environment on Compute, or for an environment on Compute that is created from a backup of a non-TDE source environment. If you provision an environment on Compute from a backup of a TDE-enabled source environment, then TDE is automatically enabled. Note that to run a TDE-enabled database on Compute, you must have or acquire the Advanced Security Option (ASO).
    • Admin Password: Enter the admin password for the database. If TDE is enabled for the environment, then this password is also used as the TDE wallet password. The password must be 9 to 30 characters and contain at least two uppercase, two lowercase, two special, and two numeric characters. The special characters must be underscores (_), number signs (#), or hyphens (-). Re-enter the password in the next field to confirm it.
  3. If you chose Virtual Machine DB System for the Cloud Database Service, enter the following:
    • DB Name: Enter the database name. For example: vmdb1
    • DB Patch Level: Select a certified database patch level from the options provided, identified by the database version and the release year, month, and day.
    • Shape: Select the shape. Note that for an Oracle RAC environment, you must select a shape that supports it. For example: VM Standard2.2 (2 OCPU, 30GB RAM)
    • Node Count: Select 1 for a 1-Node VM DB System (Single Instance), or select 2 for a 2-Node VM DB System (Oracle RAC).
    • DB Software Edition: Select the database software edition. If the Node Count is 2, then the only choice is Enterprise Edition Extreme Performance. If the Node Count is 1, then you can choose either Enterprise Edition, Enterprise Edition High Performance, or Enterprise Edition Extreme Performance.
    • Cluster Name: If the Node Count is 2, then this field appears and you can optionally enter a cluster name. For example: demo-1
    • License Type: Select Included if you want to obtain a new license or Bring Your Own License (BYOL) if you want to use a license you already own.
    • PDB Name: If the database version is 12.1.0.2, enter the pluggable database (PDB) name. For example: vmdbpdb
    • Admin Password: Enter the admin password for the database. This password is also used as the TDE wallet password. The password must be 9 to 30 characters and contain at least two uppercase, two lowercase, two special, and two numeric characters. The special characters must be underscores (_), number signs (#), or hyphens (-). Re-enter the password in the next field to confirm it.
  4. If you selected Exadata DB System for the Cloud Database Service, enter the following:
    • DB System Name: Select the database system name. For example: demoexaxxxad1.

      Note: This field displays only Exadata DB Systems with a status of ACTIVE. If an action is currently being performed on an Exadata DB System that causes the system to have a status of UPDATING, then that system will temporarily be omitted from the list of values in this field. For example, if a user is adding SSH keys, then the system will have a status of UPDATING for a few minutes. Consequently, if you do not see the system you want to use, wait for the action being performed on the system to complete and then return to this page to select the system.

    • DB Name: Enter the database name. For example: exadb
    • PDB Name: If the database version is 12.1.0.2, enter the pluggable database (PDB) name. For example: exapdb
    • DB Patch Level: Select the database patch level, identified by the database version and the release year, month, and day.
    • Admin Password: Enter the admin password for the database. This password is also used as the TDE wallet password. The password must be 9 to 30 characters and contain at least two uppercase, two lowercase, two special, and two numeric characters. The special characters must be underscores (_), number signs (#), or hyphens (-). Re-enter the password in the next field to confirm it.
  5. Click Next.

section 6Enter Topology Information

  1. In the Web Entry Point region, enter values for the following properties:
    • Deploy New Load Balancer - Optionally select Load Balancer as a Service (LBaaS) by checking this option.
    • Load Balancer Shape: If you are using LBaaS, select the load balancer shape. For example: 100Mbps
    • Protocol: If you are not using LBaaS, then select the protocol for access to the environment, either http or https. This field appears only if you did not select the Deploy New Load Balancer option. If you are not planning to use any load balancer, then you must select http.
    • Hostname: Enter the hostname for your web entry point. For example: myhost
    • Domain: Enter the domain for your web entry point. For example: example.com
    • Port: Select the port for your web entry point. If you are not planning to use any load balancer, then you must set the port to 8000. Otherwise, select the appropriate port for use with your load balancer. For example: 80. Note that to allow access to the Oracle E-Business Suite login URL, your network administrator must define an ingress rule in the load balancer security list configuring the load balancer port to be open for public acces. See Section 6, "Create Network Resources For Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Instances," in My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2434500.1, Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
    • Web Access CIDR: Use this parameter to restrict access to your environment to a predefined CIDR. For example: 10.0.6.6/24. If you want to allow public access to the environment from the internet, you can specify 0.0.0.0/0.
  2. In the Application Tier Nodes region, enter values for the following properties:
    • Number of Nodes: Enter the number of nodes. For example: 1
    • Shape: Select the shape. For example: VM.Standard2.1 - (1 OCPU, 15 GB RAM)
    • Storage per Node: The page displays the default amount of storage assigned for each node.
    • Additional Storage per Node: If you are provisioning an Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 environment from an on-premises backup, it is essential to add 25 GB of additional storage, as the patch file system requires at least 25 GB of free disk space to be available for adop operations.
    • File System Mode: For an environment with two or more application tier nodes, select the file system mode, either Shared or Non-Shared. This field appears only if you enter a value of 2 or higher in the Number of Nodes field.
  3. Click Next.

section 7Review Your Advanced Provisioning Details

  1. Review the installation, database tier, web entry point, and application tier details.
  2. To provision your environment, click Submit.
  3. You can check the status of the activity to provision the environment in the Activities page.

section 8Perform Post-Provisioning Tasks

After the environment is successfully provisioned, perform any necessary post-provisioning steps and access your environment following the instructions provided in Performing Post-Provisioning and Post-Cloning Tasks for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

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