Implementing the OEM Plug-in for VMware vSphere (Beta) Part 2 – Deploying the Plug-in

by bluemedora_editor on July 26, 2012

This post is the 2nd 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.  Part 1 covered importing the plugin in an EM12c Software Library.  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 Deploying the VMware vSphere Plug-in that you was previously imported in Part 1 of this Blog series. For simplicity sakes, the demo environment these screen captures are captured from is an “All-on-One” EM12c OEL5 64-bit Server that contains both the OMS and OMA.

Deploying the VMware vSphere Plug-in onto a EM12c Management Server (OMA)

1. From the EM12c Web UI, navigate to Setup -> Extensibility ->  Plugins

2. Highlight the VMware Plug-in (found in the Servers, Storage, and Network folder), Right-Clickand Select Deploy on Management Servers.

3. The ‘Deploy Plug-in on Management Servers Dialog – General’ dialog box will appear.  Enter the‘Repository SYS Password‘ and click Continue

4. The ‘Deploy Plug-in on Management Servers – Pre-requisite Checks’ dialog box will appear.  Assuming all the Pre-Requisites have been verified, click Next.  Otherwise, refer to the Troubleshooting section in the User Guide. troubleshooting steps.

5. Next the the ‘Deploy Plug-in on Management Servers – Review’ dialog box will appear. Highlight the Management Service  you want to deploy the VMware vSphere Plug-in to, and click Deploy

6. Next the ‘Deploy Plug-in on Management Servers – Confirmation’ dialog box will appear.  Note the information on the screen and click either Show Status to monitor the deployment status or click Close to complete the deployment of the VMware vSphere Plug-in onto a EM12c OMS.

Deploying the Vmware vSphere Plug-in onto a EM12c Management Agent (OMA)

1. From the EM12c Web UI, navigate to Setup -> Extensibility ->  Plugins

2. Highlight the VMware Plug-in (found in the Servers, Storage, and Network folder), Right-Clickand Select Deploy on Management Agent.

3. The ‘Deploy Plug-in on Management Agent Dialog – General’ dialog box will appear.  Select the Management Agent(s) you wish to deploy the VMware Plug-in onto and click Continuewhen you are done.

  • Note: If the Management Agent you wish to Deploy the VMware plugin is not listed, you will need to click Add to add it.

4. The ‘Deploy Plug-in on Management Agent – Pre-requisite Checks’ dialog box will appear.  Assuming all the Pre-Requisites have been verified, click Next.  Otherwise, refer to the Troubleshooting section in the User Guide.

5. Next the the ‘Deploy Plug-in on Management Agent – Review’ dialog box will appear. Assuming the pre-requisite checks have passed, Click Deploy. 

6. Next the ‘Deploy Plug-in on Management Agent – Confirmation’ dialog box will appear.  Note the information on the screen and click either Show Status to monitor the deployment status or click Close to complete the deployment of the VMware vSphere Plug-in onto a EM12c OMA.

7. In the example above, Show Status was selected.  The Deployment Activities screen will appear and will allow you to monitor the deployment status of the Plug-in to the OMA(s).  It can take a few minutes — you can refresh this panel in order to see Deployment move through the installation steps.

8. That completes the process of Deploying the VMware vSphere Plug-in to an EM12c OMS and OMA. The next blog post in this series, Part 3,  will walk through Discovering the vSphere environment and Promoting vSphere-related Targets.

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