We've noticed a problem with MSR initialization and synchronization on Enterprise Controllers that are using Java 7u45. If you're running into the issue, these jobs fail with Java errors. Java 7u45 is bundled with Oracle Solaris 11.1 SRU 12, so if you're using that version or if you plan (more...)
I got a question about the Ops Center database:
"What versions of Oracle Database (with or without Real Application Clusters) are supported in Ops Center 12.1.4?"
The answer is 11gR1 (without RAC) or 11gR2 (with or without RAC). There's more information in the Certified Systems Matrix.
I got a question about the database location:
"Ops Center installs an embedded Oracle database in /var, but we'd like to move it to another directory. Is this possible?"
So, theoretically you could change the location on an embedded database, by stopping the EC and doing some ZFS (more...)
I got a question about the backup and restore process for the Enterprise Controller:
"I upgraded my Enterprise Controller from 12.1.3 to 12.1.4 a while back, but I haven't run the 'ecadm backup' command since then. So the only backups I have are from before the (more...)
I got a question about Oracle Solaris 11 Zones:
"I manually created an Oracle Solaris 11 Zone. I can discover it and bring it into Ops Center, but the Migrate Zone action is greyed out, whereas other zones created through Ops Center have all of their actions enabled. What's the (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:
- Solaris 11/11 SRU (more...)
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 188.8.131.52.0, 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...)
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...)
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...)