A new version of Ops Center, version 12.2, has just been released. With it, we've made some improvements to the documentation (you can see all of the new documentation at Ops Center 12.2 documentation library). Here's a rundown of the big changes.
There's a section on the main docs page with bulletins about known
issues and things you should be aware of before you install or upgrade.
It's highlighted in the image (more...)
I got a few questions about how maintenance mode works with LDoms.
"I have a Control Domain that I need to do maintenance on. What does being put in maintenance mode actually do for a Control Domain?"
Maintenance mode is what you use when you're going to be shutting (more...)
Some users of Ops Center 12.1.4 are seeing an issue where, after upgrading or doing a new install, their assets are getting dozens of warning incidents that say "Management access point failed authentication during login to asset." Eventually, the severity increases as the warnings pile up, and (more...)
I got a couple of questions about the new support for multiple Automated Installer (AI) releases in 12.1.4:
"How do I set up different versions of Oracle Solaris 11 in the
Solaris 11 Software Library? For example, I want to use these versions for OSP:
I got a question about an OS provisioning error:
"When I create an Oracle Solaris 10 OSP profile, I get a "DHCP is not configured" error on the Select Networks step. What do I do about this?"
Well, it depends on what role you have. If you're an Ops (more...)
I got a question - or a few linked questions - about installing LDoms in a Server Pool through Ops Center.
I have some T5240s (2x SPARC T2+) and some T5440s (4x SPARC T2+) running as standalone Control Domains with some LDoms each.
1. Is there any limit to the (more...)
I got a question about LDoms:
"Is there any restriction
against migrating LDoms between the T4 and T5 platforms?"
The only restriction is that, at present, you can't do a live migration. However, with Ops Center 12.1.4, you can put T4 and T5s together in a Server (more...)
Ops Center version 220.127.116.11.0, an update for 12c, has just been released. There are a few new features. The biggest one is support for multiple Automated Installer install services, which means that you can provision any version of Oracle Solaris 11, rather than just one. We've (more...)
Part of the Oracle team in Japan has just completed a translation of the Ops Center documentation site into Japanese. I recognize that this is only relevant for a certain number of bilingual readers, but if you are one of that select few, you can head over and take a (more...)
I got a question about creating LDOM domains:
"I have a Server Pool set up, and I need to create a secondary LDom domain on a machine in the pool. When I click on the machine, though, the 'create
logical domain' command is grayed out. The
machine still has available (more...)
I got a question about the Management Credentials that are used for managing assets in Ops Center:
"If I change a set of credentials, does Ops Center propagate the changed credentials to all of the assets that use that set?"
The answer is yes.
To provide some additional explanation: (more...)
Configuring RAID Controllers in a secure and consistent manner is one of the tasks that you might face in your data center. Ops Center simplifies this process using profiles and plans - you can create a profile and a plan for a RAID Controller that matches your needs, then deploy (more...)
We had a post not too long ago about physical to virtual migration in Ops Center. It outlined the broad steps involved in performing P2V by taking a flash archive of a physical system and then provisioning a virtual system using that FLAR.
Well, over on to the Enterprise Manager (more...)
I've seen some questions about provisioning Oracle Solaris 11. They boil down to this:
"Is it possible to provision both Oracle Solaris 11 and 11.1 onto managed systems from one Ops Center installation?"
Yes, this is possible. There are two ways to do it.
The first way is (more...)
I saw a question about physical to virtual migration:
"Does Ops Center have any capabilities that will facilitate the physical to virtual process?"
You can do P2V using Ops Center, but it's not a single-wizard process, and it'll take a bit of tinkering. Basically, you take a flash archive (more...)
I've seen a few questions about the license for Ops Center:
"What does the Ops Center license cost? Is it supported to manage Oracle Solaris on non-Oracle hardware with Ops Center? What about Oracle hardware with a non-oracle OS, or non-Oracle hardware with a non-Oracle OS?"
There are two (more...)
One of the big advantages of using Oracle VM Server for x86 or SPARC is the ability to migrate virtual machines. If two Oracle VM Servers are grouped together in a server pool under one Oracle VM Manager, you can perform a live migration to move an Oracle VM to (more...)
Version 12.1.3 of Ops Center was just released. There are some bug fixes, but also some feature additions and enhancements:
- New hardware and virtualization support: Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.0, Oracle SPARC T5-1B, T5-2, and T5-4 are all supported.
- Improved performance for adding Oracle Solaris 11 (more...)
I got a question about the ports used by Ops Center:
"What ports are needed for communication between a Proxy Controller and managed assets?"
There is a table in the Security Guide that shows the ports and protocols used by Ops Center, including those used by Proxy Controllers to (more...)
I got a question about supported browsers:
"I'm using Firefox 10.0.7. Is that a supported browser for accessing the Ops Center user interface?"
Yep, it is. The full list of supported browsers is here, in the Certified Systems Matrix, which also lists supported operating systems, (more...)