Code: 
D75373
Duration: 
5 Day(s)
Price: 
£2500

Overview

This course provides the practical experience you need to successfully deploy and administer Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c in your data center. Expert instructors will teach you about its underlying technologies and best practices.Learn To:Manage and monitor assets using Ops Center.Provision Firmware and Operating Systems.Implement Server Deployment Scenarios using Ops Center.Use Reports to Gain Visibility into System Conditions.Effectively Manage Problems and Service Requests using Ops Center.Deploy Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c in your Data Center.Learn a Comprehensive Management SolutionOracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c Administration offers a comprehensive management solution for physical and virtual system resources. Learn how this enterprise-class solution simplifies asset discovery, deployment, monitoring and management. Hands-On LabsHands-on labs let you practice installing and employing Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c in a variety of use cases. These use cases include asset discovery, server deployment, operating system updates and system and hardware management.A Live Virtual Class (LVC) is exclusively for registered students; unregistered individuals may not view an LVC at any time. Registered students must view the class from the country listed in the registration form. Unauthorized recording, copying, or transmission of LVC content may not be made.

Audience

  • Administrator
  • Support Engineer
  • System Administrator
  • Technical Administrator
  • Technical Consultant

Skills Gained

  • Understand Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c Architecture
  • Install and Configure Ops Center
  • Perform Ops Center Administration Actions
  • Discover and Manage Assets using Ops Center
  • Manage Ops Center Software Libraries
  • Understand Deployment Plans
  • Provision Operating Systems and Firmware
  • Manage Software Update Processes for Operating Systems
  • Use Reports to Gain Visibility into System Conditions
  • Manage Problems and Service Requests using Ops Center

Prerequisites

  • General system administration skills related to system deployment, monitoring and software maintenance are required
  • General Oracle Solaris administration skills
  • General Network administration skills

Course Specifics

Course Outline

Introducing Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c

  • Understand IT challenges and the value proposition of EM Ops Center 12c
  • Describe how EM Ops Center 12c fits into the Enterprise Manager product suite
  • Describe EM Ops Center 12c Product Compatibility and supported technologies
  • Identify Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c main features
  • Identify Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c main benefits
  • Describe the Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c User Interface, including help

Understanding Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c Architecture

  • Describe Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c Architecture
  • Identify communication methods in Enterprise Manager Ops Center
  • Identify Enterprise Manager Ops Center technologies
  • Understand Enterprise Manager Ops Center integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c
  • Describe the Oracle System Monitoring Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center
  • Access Enterprise Controller Data from Grid Control

Installing and Configuring Enterprise Manager Ops Center

  • List system requirements for Enterprise Manager Ops Center installation
  • Understand Enterprise Manager Ops Center configuration options
  • Prepare for Enterprise Manager Ops Center installation
  • Use the OCDoctor script
  • Overview of Enterprise Manager Ops Center High Availability configurations for Solaris and Linux
  • Perform a basic Enterprise Manager Ops Center installation, using local embedded Oracle database
  • Perform a basic Enterprise Manager Ops Center installation, using remote Oracle database
  • Perform post installation software validation

Discovering and Managing Assets

  • Create discovery profiles
  • Discover, declare, and manage assets using the Add Assets action
  • Switch management access
  • Discover and manage assets using the Find Assets action
  • Use Discovery Profile life cycle actions
  • Use management credentials life cycle actions
  • Update management credentials
  • Describe special asset discovery actions (SPARC Enterprise M-Series, Windows systems)

Monitoring and Administering Assets Using Enterprise Manager Ops Center

  • Understand principles of system management and monitoring using Enterprise Manager Ops Center
  • Managing and monitoring assets
  • Create, modify, apply, and delete monitoring policies
  • Create Smart Groups with Agentless Managed OSes
  • Apply and use semantic tags
  • Manually install and configure Enterprise Manager Ops Center agents
  • Monitor SMF services
  • Use Dashboards to view asset information and navigate in Enterprise Manager Ops Center

Managing Users and Roles

  • Describe users, roles and preferences in Enterprise Manager Ops Center
  • Manager user-customized preferences
  • Create, modify, copy, and delete users and roles
  • View local and remote user details
  • Manage notification profiles
  • Configure Ops Center for a remote directory server
  • Sync Directory server's users and roles

Managing Libraries

  • Identify Enterprise Manager Ops Center libraries, including software libraries, Solaris/Linux updates libraries,and storage libraries
  • Manage EC local software libraries
  • Manage EC NAS-based libraries
  • Import an OS image into an EC local storage library
  • Import Firmware images into an EC local storage library
  • View default plans and profiles
  • Configure and initialize Master Solaris Repository (MSR) Library
  • Harvest repository from image

Introducing Plan Management

  • Navigate the Plan Management section in the Browser UI
  • Describe the purpose of each section in the Plan Management tab
  • View a deployment plan and its associated profile
  • Create a new deployment plan and profile
  • Update the settings in a profile, and update the associated deployment plan to reference a new profile version
  • Apply a deployment plan in Enterprise Manager Ops Center
  • Use a script to create an operational plan and profile
  • Apply an operational plan in Enterprise Manager Ops Center

Provisioning Firmware Using Enterprise Manager Ops Center

  • Identify the main firmware provisioning features that Enterprise Manager Ops Center provides
  • Manage firmware profiles and dependencies among profiles
  • Create and manage deployment plans that include firmware update profiles
  • Use firmware compliance reports
  • Provision firmware to a server
  • Enable automatic firmware downloads

Provisioning Operating Systems Using Enterprise Manager Ops Center

  • Identify the main OS provisioning features that Enterprise Manager Ops Center provides
  • Configure DHCP to support OS provisioning
  • Manage OS provisioning profiles and configure a deployment plan to support OS provisioning for Oracle Solaris 10 11, Linux variants
  • Manage OS provisioning plans for different operating systems
  • Describe Oracle Solaris 11 OSP profile options
  • Provision an operating system
  • Install JET modules

Performing Update Management Using Enterprise Manager Ops Center

  • Identify the main software update features and methods that Ops Center provides
  • Describe OS update profiles, policies, and prerequisites
  • Understand the relationship between update profiles, policies, and deployment plans
  • Integrate updates into a deployment plan
  • Use profiles to update a system or group of systems
  • Use a system catalog to perform an update without a profile
  • Use compliance reports to update an operating system
  • Compare catalogs and use them to roll back a system to a previous state

Performing Advanced Update Management with Enterprise Manager Ops Center

  • Understand how to configure Enterprise Manager Ops Center for disconnected mode operation
  • Describe managing local software updates
  • Update a system using Oracle Solaris Live Upgrade

Managing Problems, Service Requests, and Notifications Using Enterprise Manager Ops Center

  • Explain the purpose and function of the Enterprise Manager Ops Center Message Center
  • Describe how Enterprise Manager Ops Center generates notifications and problems when monitoring assets
  • View problems in the Message Center BUI
  • Configure a notification profile within Enterprise Manager Ops Center
  • View notifications in the Enterprise Manager Ops Center BUI
  • Use the Message Center to manage problem life cycle
  • Create annotations and add them to the Problems Knowledge Base
  • Explain how Message Center can open Service Requests

Working with Enterprise Manager Ops Center Reports

  • Identify Enterprise Manager Ops Center reporting capabilities
  • Describe chart export capabilities
  • Describe Oracle Solaris, Linux, and Windows update reports, including Change History, Baseline Analysis, Profile Analysis, RSC, CVE, Host Compliance and Incident Compliance reports
  • Describe System information reports
  • Describe problem reports, including the Problem Summary Report and Problem Detail Report
  • Describe firmware reports

Performing Ops Center Administration

  • Use administration scripts
  • View agent and proxy controllers
  • Add or remove a Proxy Controller to/from Ops Center
  • Administer managed networks on Proxy Controllers
  • Describe Proxy Controller failover scenarios
  • View log files
  • Apply Ops Center software EC, PC, and agent updates
  • Backup and restore EC local DB

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

Upcoming Dates

Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite
5 2500 £2500 2018-07-16
Glasgow
5 2500 £2500 2017-11-16
Liverpool
5 2500 £2500 2017-11-10
Manchester
5 2500 £2500 2017-11-08
Reading
5 2500 £2500 2017-11-07
Leeds
5 2500 £2500 2017-09-11
London
5 2500 £2500 2017-07-31