This post is the 1st in a detailed series of articles that provide a visual (screenshot based) guide for implementing the new Oracle Enterprise Manager Plug-in for VMware vSphere environments — currently available as a Beta Evaluation 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 VMware vSphere Plug-in into the EM12c Software Library. For simplicity sakes, the demo environment these screen captures were captured from is an “All-on-One” EM12c OEL5 64-bit Server that contains both the OMS and OMA.
emcli import_update -file="/tmp/bm.vmware.vsph_1.0.10.opar" -omslocal
Processing update: Plug-in - VMware vSphere plugin monitoring and management for VMware vSphere managed ESX servers, VMs, Storage, and Networks. Operation completed successfully. Update has been uploaded to Enterprise Manager. Please use the Self Update Home to manage this update.
Confirming the VMWare vSphere Plug-in was uploaded to EM12c Software Library.
6. From here on out, the steps required to actually Deploy the VMware vSphere Plug-in onto the Management Servers (OMS) and Management Agents (OMA) is the same as with any other Oracle Plug-in. Part 2 of this Blog series will walk through an example scenario of deploying the VMware vSphere Plug-in to both the OMS and OMA on our “All-in-One” EM12c server.