Grid Control 11g: Vorteile in der Software Administration - Yann Neuhaus, dbi services - DOAG Konferenz 2011

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Oracle bietet seit Grid Control 10.2 die Möglichkeit eines automatischen Deployments derjenigen Patches, die das ordnungsgemäße Funktionieren Ihrer Infrastruktur sicherstellen. Die Patches betreffen die Datenbank, das Betriebssystem und alle anderen von Oracle bereitgestellten Komponenten. Diese Funktionalität ist seit der Version 10.2.0.2 über den Kauf des "Provisioning and Patch Automation Pack" verfügbar. Im Rahmen des Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) Grid Control 11g wurde die Funktionalitätspalette erweitert und bietet nun reelle Administrations- und Supervisionsvorteile im Bezug auf andere Plattformen. Oracle hat diese Vorteile erkannt und die Integration von My Oracle Support (MOS) in OEM Grid Control 11g noch weiter verstärkt, wie diese Session zeigen wird.

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Grid Control 11g: Vorteile in der Software Administration - Yann Neuhaus, dbi services - DOAG Konferenz 2011

  1. 1. OEM Grid Control 11gOptimize your database management Yann Neuhaus Principal Consultant Delivery Manager Mobile +41 79 963 27 20 yann.neuhaus@dbi-services.com www.dbi-services.com1 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  2. 2. Grid Control 11gIntroduction OEM Grid Control 11g becomes more and more popular It allows to operate and monitor Oracle components (targets) like databases, listeners, hosts, Weblogic Servers etc. OEM Grid Control 11g provides a new infrastructure and some new features like MOS integration Some OEM Grid Control 11g features help to decrease the Oracle management overhead like patch deployment with the “Patch Plans”2 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  3. 3. OEM Grid Control 11gAgenda Agenda i. OEM Grid Control 11g overview ii. Decrease management efforts with OEM Grid Control 11g iii. Increase database availability through OEM Grid Control 11g3 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  4. 4. Grid Control 11gGrid Control 11g overview Agenda i. OEM Grid Control 11g overview  OEM Grid Control architecture overview  OEM Grid Control 11g Whats new?  OEM Grid control licensing and packs4 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  5. 5. Grid Control 11g overview Architecture Grid Control targets – Monitored by Oracle Agents... ... Storage Systems Databases Servers (i. e. ASM) Push Method: OMS OCM & Harvesters Harvester Server Web Monitoring Console Pull Method: RefreshFromMyOracleSupport WLS 10.3.2 Job OMS Database 5 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  6. 6. Grid Control 11gGrid Control 11g overview Agenda i. OEM Grid Control 11g overview  OEM Grid Control architecture overview  OEM Grid Control 11g Whats new?  OEM Grid control licensing and packs6 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  7. 7. Grid Control 11gWhat„s new: The Name: Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 11g  Grid Control 10g compliant  Enterprise Manager because it deals with enterprise management New architecture: Weblogic Server instead of Oracle Application Server (like other Fusion Middleware products) Better integration of My Oracle Support  My Oracle Support interface is directly integrated in the console  New Patch plan concept, managed from the MOS allows to download, validate, install, and apply patches (validation was not possible in 10.2.0.5) Better integration of Oracle VM Virtualization (no patch needed)7 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  8. 8. Grid Control 11gWhat„s new ? – MOS integration8 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  9. 9. Grid Control 11gGrid Control 11g overview Agenda i. OEM Grid Control 11g overview  OEM Grid Control architecture overview  OEM Grid Control 11g Whats new?  OEM Grid control licensing and packs9 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  10. 10. Grid Control 11gOEM Grid control licensing and packs OEM Grid Control 11g is free of charge Only the packs must be licensed Most important Pack for Monitoring is the Diagnostic Pack  The diagnostic pack is needed in the following cases:  An alert is sent by e-mail from Grid Control  A tool or script accesses Grid Control Monitoring tables Same licence model as the databases covered by monitoring  NUP and Processor models are available OEM Grid Control 11g repository database does not need database licences OEM can only be licensed with Enterprise Edition licenses10 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  11. 11. OEM Grid Control 11gAgenda Agenda i. OEM Grid Control 11g overview ii. Decrease management efforts with OEM Grid Control 11g iii. Increase database availability through OEM Grid Control 11g11 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  12. 12. Grid Control 11g overviewPatch plan architecture  MOS Credentials Scheduled Job  Pull Method: RefreshFromMyOracleSupport Job OMS Software Library Server OMS Database12 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  13. 13. Grid Control 11gDecrease management efforts Agenda ii. Decrease management efforts with OEM Grid Control 11g  Manage Software Library  OEM Grid Control 11g & MOS  Refresh From My Oracle Support  Patch Plans  OCM & Harvesters13 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  14. 14. Grid Control 11gSoftware Library The software library is where downloaded patches will be stored before installation  Deployments  Provisioning  Administration  Software Library Configuration Example:14 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  15. 15. Grid Control 11gDecrease management efforts Agenda ii. Decrease management efforts with OEM Grid Control 11g  Manage Software Library  OEM Grid Control 11g & MOS  Refresh From My Oracle Support  Patch Plans  OCM & Harvesters15 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  16. 16. Grid Control 11gOEM Grid Control 11g & MOS MOS is integrated in OEM Grid Control 11g The MOS account must be configured RefreshFromMyOracleSupport job is directly created16 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  17. 17. Grid Control 11gDecrease management efforts Agenda ii. Decrease management efforts with OEM Grid Control 11g  Manage Software Library  OEM Grid Control 11g & MOS  Refresh From My Oracle Support  Patch Plans  OCM & Harvesters17 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  18. 18. Grid Control 11gRefresh From My Oracle Support Job The RefreshFromMyOracleSupport Job retrieves the MOS information in order to compare the patch status of the monitored targets This job is created while setting the MOS credential settings The job must be copied in the Job Library and scheduled once a day18 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  19. 19. Grid Control 11gDecrease management efforts Agenda ii. Decrease management efforts with OEM Grid Control 11g  Manage Software Library  OEM Grid Control 11g & MOS  Refresh From My Oracle Support  Patch Plans  OCM & Harvesters19 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  20. 20. Grid Control 11gPatch plans Through the MOS integration and refreshed information, patch advices are displayed These patches can be deployed with the OEM Grid Control 11g patch plan feature To use patch plans the Oracle provisioning and patch automation pack must be licensed - DEMO -20 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  21. 21. Grid Control 11gPatch plans - conclusions Patch plans allow to decrease Oracle software management overhead Patch plans can be easily monitored and recovered in case of errors However patch plan need an internet access to be efficient. The offline requires manual download of the patches The technology must be trusted for patching, however might be more efficient than human-patching :-)21 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  22. 22. Grid Control 11gDecrease management efforts Agenda ii. Decrease management efforts with OEM Grid Control 11g  Manage Software Library  OEM Grid Control 11g & MOS  Refresh From My Oracle Support  Patch Plans  OCM & Harvesters22 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  23. 23. Grid Control 11gOCM & Harvester architecture The Oracle Configuration Manager (OCM) allows to provide information about your infrastructure to My Oracle Support Through OCM Oracle can evaluate the benefit of some fixes/patches according to your environment As soon as a patch is installed, OCM informs the Oracle support which adapts re-evaluates the advices Grid Control offers an improved functionality based on the Harvester This functionality exists since 10.2.0.5 but is now better integrated in Grid Control 11g This feature allows to avoid deploying an OCM configuration per server23 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  24. 24. Grid Control 11g overviewOCM & Harvester architectureoracle@vmtestoraem1:/u00/app/oracle/ [oms11g] crontab -l# OCM configured with :# /u01/app/oracle/Oracle/Middleware/oms11g/ccr/bin/setupCCR –s# 17672225 yann.neuhaus@dbi-services.com CH0,15,30,45 * * * * /u00/app/oracle/Middleware/oms11g/ccr/bin/emCCR -cron-silent start Push Method: OMS OCM & Harvesters Harvester Server Software Library OMS Database24 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  25. 25. Grid Control 11gOCM & Harvester architecture In MOS the OCM discovered targets can be associated to a CSI number Oracle provides (preventive) advices and ease the SR creation, based on a target discovered by the OCM CSI association:25 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  26. 26. Grid Control 11gOCM & Harvester architecture The Harvester Job is integrated in the OEM Grid Control maintenance jobs Go in “Setup  Management Services and Repository  Errors” to identify any Harvester configuration error. For instance the missing OCM on the OMS server :26 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  27. 27. OEM Grid Control 11gAgenda Agenda i. OEM Grid Control 11g overview ii. Decrease management efforts with OEM Grid Control 11g iii. Increase database availability through OEM Grid Control 11g27 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  28. 28. Grid Control 11gIncrease database availability (1) dbi services proposes professional database infrastructure services (SLA) Grid Control 11g might be the monitoring platform Therefore some monitoring standards have been defined These standards are documented, validated and maintained by consultants and the Service Management Team28 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  29. 29. Grid Control 11gIncrease database availability (2) The dbi services templates exist for :  Database monitoring  Listener monitoring  Host Monitoring The templates can be imported and applyied with the following statements :emcli import_template -files=DBI_DB_MONITORING_TEMPLATE.xmlemcli import_template -files=DBI_HOST_MONITORING_TEMPLATE.xmlemcli import_template -files=DBI_LISTENER_MONITORING_TEMPLATE.xmlemcli apply_template -name=DBI_DB_MONITORING_TEMPLATE-targets=EMREP:oracle_database29 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  30. 30. Grid Control 11gConclusion Oracle Grid Control 11g is a powerful monitoring and management framework In order to provide a clear advantage compared to other monitoring tools, Oracle proposes a deep MOS integration Grid Control becomes also a software management framework allowing to benefit quickly from Oracle deployment Despite the costs and licensing strategy, OEM Grid Control 11g is now accepted by many customers (Monitoring tools are expansive anyway) dbi services proposes methods and standards to get access to this powerful framework30 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services
  31. 31. dbi servicesAny Questions? Please Do Ask! Yann Neuhaus Principal Consultant Delivery Manager Mobile +41 79 963 27 20 yann.neuhaus@dbi-services.com www.dbi-services.com „We look forward to working with you!“31 www.dbi-services.com 12.02.2012 © dbi services

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