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Session id:. Managing the Oracle Application Server in a Datacenter Environment. Nicole Haba Senior Product Manager Oracle Corporation. Agenda. Problems Facing Datacenters Oracle’s Solution Management Topology Features Daily Administration Performance Monitoring Q&A.

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managing the oracle application server in a datacenter environment

Session id:

Managing the Oracle Application Server in a Datacenter Environment

Nicole HabaSenior Product Manager

Oracle Corporation

agenda
Agenda
  • Problems Facing Datacenters
  • Oracle’s Solution
  • Management Topology
  • Features
    • Daily Administration
    • Performance Monitoring
  • Q&A
problems facing datacenters1
Problems Facing Datacenters
  • Complex environment
    • Several components to Application Server
    • Variety of target types (hosts, DBs, apps, network)
  • No specialized Application Server administrator
  • No budget for extensive training
  • Not aware of issues with application performance until trouble ticket is logged
  • Difficult and time consuming in diagnosing poor performance
oracleas console
OracleAS Console
  • Installs with every OracleAS instance
  • Version inline with Oracle10i– 10.0
  • Unique port and IAS_ADMIN password for each OracleAS Console
  • Real-time monitoring of single OracleAS instance
  • “Administration console”
  • Relies upon OracleAS management stack
    • DCM
    • OPMN
    • DMS
oracleas console cont d

OracleAS 1

OracleAS 2

OracleAS Console 2

OracleAS Console 1

OracleAS Console (cont’d)
central console
Central Console
  • New with Enterprise Manager V4
  • Installs from separate CD-ROM from OracleAS software
    • Version not inline with OracleAS – 4.0.1
  • Provides consolidated management and monitoring of entire enterprise
  • Out-of-box monitoring and alert notification
  • Historical collections for trend analysis
  • Group Management
  • Application Performance Management
  • Drilldown to OracleAS Consoles
new enterprise manager v4

Manage from Anywhere

HTTP/S

OracleAS Console 1

HTTP/S

Central Console

Management Service

HTTP/S

Firewall

HTTP/S

Mobile Device

OracleAS Console 2

HTTP/S

HTTP/S

Portals

Management Repository

New Enterprise Manager v4
features administration
Features: Administration
  • Application Server Home Page
  • Deploying J2EE Applications
  • Management through Grids
  • Port Management
  • Diagnostic Logging
  • Something re: reassociation
  • Enterprise Configuration Management
  • Component Management
title is arial 32 40pt
Title is Arial 32-40pt.
  • Text is Arial 28 pt., first bullet is red
    • Second level is 24 pt.
      • Third level
        • Fourth level
          • Fifth level
deploying j2ee applications
Deploying J2EE Applications
  • Consolidated view of J2EE apps across all OC4J instances
  • Configure Java Messaging Services for J2EE apps
    • Only Oracle AQ and third party
  • Configure and monitor Message Driven Beans
  • Configure J2EE data sources easier with new “create-like” feature
  • Improved deployment Wizard
  • More comprehensive error messages
management through grids1
Management through Grids
  • Consolidate distributed targets for more effective management
    • Web Applications
    • Application Servers
    • Databases
    • Hosts
  • Monitor key performance metrics and alerts for all targets
  • Drilldown into more details
  • Quickly isolate and diagnose root cause of problem
management through grids cont d
Management through Grids (cont’d)
  • Cluster info
    • File-based repository supported by DCM
    • Create file-based repository via command line, not via Oracle10iAS Console
    • Perform file-based repository cluster management operations via Oracle10iAS Console
port management1
Port Management
  • View port ranges and ports in use across all components
  • Configure various ports from central location
    • Access to port dependency info
  • Port dependencies documented in OracleAS Admin Guide
diagnostic logging1
Diagnostic Logging
  • Log Viewer
    • Access all Oracle10iAS diagnostic logs from single location
  • Log Loader
    • Automatically load log data into a file-based repository for easier investigation
    • Cross-correlation queries
reassociation
Reassociation
  • Ability to reassociate (ie reconfigure) Oracle10iAS Infrastructure with an application’s mid tier
  • Types of reassociation
    • Identity Management
    • Metadata Repository
    • DB Managed Cluster
  • Customer use cases
    • Disaster recovery (backup & recovery)
    • Identity Management reconfiguration
    • Support for application lifecycle (test  stage  production)
reassociation identity management
Reassociation: Identity Management
  • Intuitive ‘Change Identity Management Wizard’ to step user through reconfig
  • Supports reassociation of OID, SSO or both
reassociation metadata repository
Reassociation: Metadata Repository
  • Intuitive ‘Change Metadata Repository Wizard’ to step user through reconfig
  • Configuration performed at DB instance level
  • For Portal mid tiers, dads.conf file automatically updated with new Metadata Repository
reassociation db managed cluster
Reassociation: DB Managed Cluster
  • Intuitive ‘Change DB Managed Cluster Wizard’ to step user through reconfig
  • No support for file based clusters
enterprise configuration management1
Enterprise Configuration Management
  • Automatically gather and store hardware and software configuration data
    • OS registered software
    • Hardware resources
    • Patch levels
    • Dependencies
  • Configuration management operations
    • Locate and download Oracle software patches directly from MetaLink
    • Search for and compare software installations
component management1
Component Management
  • Personalization
  • Portal*
  • ProcessConnect*
  • Reports*
  • Syndication Server
  • Ultrasearch
  • Wireless
  • HTTP Server
  • OC4J
  • Web Cache
  • BC4J
  • Discoverer
  • Forms
  • CM SDK
  • Internet Directory

* Offers key new features

component management cont d
Component Management (cont’d)
  • Consistency across all Oracle10iAS components
    • Common look-and-feel
    • Consistent level of management
      • Administration
      • Monitoring
central console management
Central Console Management

Sites with both Oracle10iAS and database, like LLNL, thought the Central Console was key to managing their enterprise.

  • Application Server Home Page
  • Monitoring Oracle10iAS
  • Consolidated Group Management
  • Application Performance Management
  • Enterprise Configuration Management
  • Drilldown to Oracle10iAS Consoles
application server home page1
Application Server Home Page

Consolidated, at-a-glance view of key Oracle10iAS information

  • Availability
  • J2EE apps
  • Resource usage
  • Alerts
  • Diagnostics
  • Administration
features monitoring
Features: Monitoring
  • Out-of-the-Box Monitoring
  • Historical Collections and Analysis
  • J2EE Application Diagnostics
  • Application Performance Management
monitoring oracle10 i as
Monitoring Oracle10iAS
  • Monitor Application Server level as well as component level
    • Real-time performance and availability monitoring
    • Lights-out monitoring defaults
    • Historical collections for trend analysis
  • Out-of-box notifications for critical alerts
  • Summary view for rapid problem identification
  • Easily compare performance across Oracle10iAS instances
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    • Second level is 24 pt.
      • Third level
        • Fourth level
          • Fifth level
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        • Fourth level
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application performance management1
Application Performance Management

Beta customer Digital River sees APM as the key tool for application management. It’s the first feature they are rolling out in the Central Console.

  • Web application “client” experience
    • Direct measurement of real end-user performance against your web app
  • Business transaction monitoring
    • Emulate and monitor client experience from remote locations
      • Monitor availability of web apps
      • Monitor performance of application transactions
application performance management cont d
Application Performance Management (cont’d)
  • Cross-tier tracing of business transactions
    • Trace web site transactions through the application server stack
      • Breakdown of processing time
        • HTTP Server
        • OC4J container
        • Data source
next steps
Next Steps….
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  • Recommended demos and/or hands-on labs
    • List of or two demos or labs that will let them see this product in action.
  • See Your Business in Our Software
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