Deploying Blue Medora Oracle EM Plug-ins Part 1 – Importing the plug-in

by bluemedora_editor on April 1, 2013

This post is the 1st in a two part detailed series of articles that provide a visual (screenshot based) guide for importing and deploying any Oracle Enterprise Manager (em12c) Plug-in available from Blue Medora. The information posted here is intended to supplement, not replace, the online User Guide available on the Blue Medora product page. This specific post will cover the process of Importing the Plug-in into the EM12c Software Library. The demo environment these screen shots were captured from is an EM12c system running on Windows servers.

The Blue Medora EM plug-in for Remote SSL Certificiate is used in the examples below.  Note that the file name references and the name of the plug-in will be different depending on which Blue Medora plug-in you wish to install.  Beyond those naming differences, the installation steps are identical.

  • Download the Plug-in from the link provided using the download instructions.
  • Move (or make available) the downloaded zip onto the target OMS.
  • Unzip the downloaded zip. In this example the zip is called bm.em.ssl_12.1.0.1.0_1.0.7.zip
unzip bm.em.ssl_12.1.0.1.0_1.0.7.zip
  • Next you will need to import the OPAR file from unzipped media into the Software Library of your OMS. Assuming the Emcli utility has been properly configured (Rob Zoeteweij has an excellent blog post on how to setup Emcli here), the import command will look something like this (in our example the contents of the downloaded media has been unzipped intoC:\OMS\bm.em.ssl_12.1.0.1.0_1.0.7):
emcli import_update -file=C:\OMS\bm.em.ssl_12.1.0.1.0_1.0.7\bm.em.ssl_12.1.0.1.0_1.0.7.opar -omslocal
  • Assuming the import was successful, you will see the following output:
Processing update: Plug-in – Remote SSL Certificate Monitoring Operation completed successfully. Update has been uploaded to Enterprise Manager. Please use the Self Update Home to manage this update.
  • Log into the EM12c Web UI and navigate to Setup (Top Right of the screen) -> Extensibility -> Self Update. Click the Plug-in Folder and confirm that the Plug-in has been successfully downloaded to the Software Repository:
  • From here on out, the steps required to actually Deploy the Plug-in onto the Management Servers (OMS) and Management Agents (OMA) are the same as with any other Oracle Plug-in. Part 2 of this Blog series will walk through an example scenario of deploying the Plug-in onto both the OMS and OMA using EM12c server.

 

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