Asrock E3C224DI-14S IPMI not reachable

Documentation missing There's definately some documentation missing on the IPMI settings. I managed to lock myself out of the IPMI (also know as 'Integrated Light Out', or ILO) management interface. Not sure how I managed to do that, but in the quest to find out how to restore devine powers, I noticed quite a lot of people suffered from this. And, the solution is quite simple, when you know

Storage Server: Firmware

Firmware The first thing to do, in order to get any software RAID program to run, is to flash the controller out of RAID mode. Only then all of the disks will be seen as just a bunch of disks - nothing else. JBOD that is, for short. The board I have, comes with a LSI SAS2308 controller, to with I want to connect 12 SATA drives using three SAS-to-SATA breakout cables. Drivers There are

Things to do after you cloned a Virtual Machine

Clean up a cloned VM After you made a clone of your (base) VM, you will need to do some stuff. MAC-address First of all, I suspect you have a different MAC-address than the original machine. VMWare does that, as long as you have your MAC address assigned automatically. VirtualBox will ask you whether to re-initialize the MAC-address while cloning. The problem is the udev process, responsable

Now, here’s an idea…

Gaining control Or rather - regaining control. Over my own data, and what's done with it. Currently, I use several services, of which I know they are monitored. Several of these services fall under US legislation, although I'm not a US citizen. This allows several agencies to go through my documents, email and other stuff, whether I like that or not (I do not). Of course, for some of this, I

Stroage server

Storage server Hardware Aiming at 2 VDEVs of 5 or 6 disks each, I'd need a motherboard capable of running 12 disks.I used a SuperMicro board in the ESXi build, mainly because virtualization using bare metal hypervisors was quite new to me. However, these boards have quite a steep price. There's a new motherboard by SuperMicro, that screams NAS, but that has not yet hit the shops. So, I

OAM PS3 State-of-the-art

An attempt to run OAM 11G Release 2 PS3 on Oracle Linux 6.7, WLS 12C, RDBMS 12C. Install Linux Pretty straightforward. Used Oracle 6.7, as 7 is not certified. Create a 200MB /boot, and an LVM for /, both ext4. Install just the server. Deselect *all* options, just X system and X legacy support (the OUI needs it). Some 566 packages will get installed. Make sure it boots, and the network starts.

OAM PS3 – continued

Allow auto start (production mode) for your scripts: cd /oracle/user_projects/domains/oam_domain/servers mkdir -p oam_server1/security mkdir -p omsm_server1/security mkdir -p oam_policy_mgr1/security vi oam_server1/security/ cp oam_server1/security/ omsm_server1/security/ cp oam_server1/security/ oam_policy_mgr1/security/ You can now use command line

refhost.xml kludge is fixed

No More missing packages I wrote several times about manually editing refhost.xml. There's not need for it, just apply Patch 18231786.

Wrong Java version on Unified Directory Server

Wrong version Java After losing the battle with the OS guys for control over java, I keep stumbling upon environments that have wrong java versions due to the fact java is installed in /usr/java, or /usr/bin.In such cases, this is the result:which java /usr/bin/java As I do not have control over /usr/bin, I install java in /oracle/middleware/java, so I would like which java /oracle/middleware/


Identity and Access Management Patch Set 3 It has been launched last week. I have seen it in March, during a partner event in Paris, and there are quite a few changes and improvements to get exited about. Install over previous (not upgrade) I cloned my PS2 OAM machine, and the plan is to get PS3 running asap. So, I fire up the V11.1.1.9 RCU, and drop the existing schemas. Next, rerun (more...)

Access Denied – Access to administration console is restricted

Access Denied - Access to administration console is restricted. Ran into it, today. Again. This time, I'll make a proper blog entry, not like this one... This time, I actually did follow my own advice, but for the fact, I now am working in a multi-homed WebLogic environment - I simply pasted the wrong WLS home...

Retrieving OAM keystore password

How to retrieve the password of OAM keystore If you ever need it; the password of the default OAM keystore password (which is generated) can be retrieved using: cd /oracle/middleware/oracle_common/common/bin ./ connect(); domainRuntime() listCred(map="OAM_STORE",key="jks") Would you like to change it, use resetKeystorePassword()

BEA-090898 during PlugIn activation in clusters

Be Secure I did not mention it in my not so "OAM-in-a-day" entry, but when you run a clustered environment, make sure to set the "Secure" flag on the AdminServer and Managed Server configuration screens. It does have more impact that setting the "Use JSSE" flag on the SSL/Advanced section of the Weblogic console, but when you failed to do so, that's one place to correct it. Why? No particular

OAM 11GR2PS2 in a day

Get Access Manager 11gRel2 PS2 installed in a day Goal is to get OAM installed and configured in a day - with full control; that is without using the Installation Wizard. Virtual Box Start with Virtual Box. Allow plenty of memory (10GB), and disk (120GB). Attach V33411-01.iso (Oracle Server V6.3) to the CD, and boot. Minimal (not Basic server!) install, configure network with static IP

Je suis Charlie

Je suis Charlie Bien sûr, moi aussi, je suis Charlie, moi.

Dumb… no module named dom during

ImportError: no module named dom This error suddenly appeared in two OAM environments, during startup of the stack, more specifically, weblogic startup ( The complete stack is: $DOMAIN_HOME/ CLASSPATH=/oracle/middleware/patch_wls1036/profiles/default/sys_manifest_classpath/weblogic_patch.jar:/oracle/middleware/jdk1.7.0_45/lib/tools.jar:/oracle/

Latest OAM certified against EBS

OAM certified EBS This blog entry shows OAM 11G Rel 2 PS2 (a.k.a. is certified against the Oracle e-Business suite 11 and 12 as of February 2014. Just in case you missed it, like me. Oracle e-business and SSO using OAMThe blog entry also references a series of articles on how to do e-Business Suite SSO using OAM.

Access Management Alternatives (Part II): OpenDJ for LDAP, EUS and TNSNames

Directory Service: OpenDJ Installation has been described in a previous part. The question now is to make OpenDJ Oracle compatible, so that it can be used with EUS and TNS names resolution. In fact, I want to be able to install and use TNS Name resolution and Enterprise User Security (EUS) as done before. Clues One clue was already mentioned, the appearance of $ORACLE_HOME/config/EUS/

Private Storage

Just a little project I just happened to be upgrading my workstation, and was left with some spare parts. I had some memory modules, an old P5 motherboard, and several AT-style enclosures. Also, I noticed my trusty Synology Diskstation began needing some larger disks. Or maybe it was time to replace it all together? Keeping up indexing my music and photos seems to become quite a daunting task,

HTTP-404 on /oamconsole

WeblogicHost versus WeblogicCluster Despite the fact, the oamconsole can not be clustered, it has to be "clustered". If you ever find yourself in a scenario, where your configure a webgate in front of your OAM Console, make sure you configure it like ############################################## ## Entries Required by Oracle Access Manager ############################################## # OAM