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Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Handbook

Book Description

Full coverage of the world’s first integrated cloud machine—hardware and software engineered together to provide a “cloud in a box.”

Table of Contents

  1. Cover 
  2. Copyright
  3. Dedication
  4. About the Author
  5. About the Technical Editors
  6. Contents at a Glance
  7. Contents 
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Introduction
  10. Part I: Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Architecture
    1. 1 Architecting the Foundation for Cloud Data Centers
      1. Engineering Hardware and Software to Work Together
        1. Exabytes of Information
        2. Integrated Machines vs. Appliances
      2. Oracle Exadata Database Machine
      3. Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
        1. Why Would an Organization Adopt Exalogic?
        2. Hardware Architecture
        3. Software Architecture
        4. Oracle WebLogic Server
        5. Java Enterprise Edition
        6. Java Servlets
        7. JavaServer Pages
        8. Enterprise JavaBeans
        9. A Little Java History
        10. Oracle WebLogic Suite
        11. Oracle Coherence
        12. Oracle Fusion Middleware and Fusion Applications
        13. Oracle Enterprise Manager
        14. Exalogic Performance Enhancements
      4. Architecting Private Cloud Data Centers
        1. NIST Definition of Cloud Computing
        2. Public Clouds and Private Clouds
        3. Why Use Exalogic in a Private Cloud Data Center?
      5. Summary
    2. 2 Exalogic Hardware Architecture
      1. Hardware Requirements
        1. Redundancy
        2. Maintainability
        3. Engineered and Tested
      2. Hardware Topology
        1. Data Center Rack
      3. InfiniBand
      4. Rack Configurations
        1. Eighth
        2. Quarter
        3. Half
        4. Full
        5. Multi-Rack
      5. Sun Fire X4170 M2 Compute Nodes
        1. Processors and Memory
        2. Local Disks
        3. Power and Cooling
        4. Network Ports
        5. Operating System Support
        6. Service Processor
      6. Sun ZFS Storage Appliance 7320
        1. Architecture
        2. Storage Nodes
        3. Disk Shelf
      7. Sun NM2 InfiniBand Switches
        1. NM2-GW
        2. NM2-36P
        3. Power and Cooling
      8. Cisco Catalyst 4948
      9. Summary
    3. 3 Exalogic Software Architecture
      1. Target Applications
        1. Java Enterprise Edition Review
        2. Oracle Fusion Middleware
        3. Oracle Fusion Applications
      2. WebLogic Server
        1. Servers and Machines
        2. Domains
        3. Clusters
        4. Getting Started with WebLogic
      3. Optimizing for Exalogic
        1. Server Memory (Heap)
        2. Network Channels
        3. Server Optimizations
      4. Node Manager
        1. Node Manager Architecture
        2. Node Manager Configuration
        3. Remote Start
        4. Migration
      5. Coherence
        1. Coherence Clusters
        2. Coherence*Web
        3. Coherence and WebLogic Domains
      6. Web Tier
        1. Traffic Director
        2. Proxy Plug-ins
      7. Enterprise Manager
        1. Grid Control
        2. Ops Center
      8. Summary
    4. 4 Exalogic Solution Architecture
      1. Exalogic Machine Topology
        1. Software Topology
        2. Integrated Lights Out Management
        3. ZFS Storage Appliance Management
        4. InfiniBand Management
        5. Exalogic Network
      2. Exalogic Architecture Considerations
        1. Exalogic Deployment Views
        2. Scalability
        3. High Availability of Hardware and Software
        4. Backup and Recovery
        5. Multi-Tenancy
      3. Disaster Recovery Terminology
      4. MAA with Exalogic and Exadata
        1. Storage Appliance Data Replication
        2. Oracle Data Guard
        3. MAA Best Practices
      5. Summary
  11. Part II: Administration and Deployment for Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
    1. 5 Deploying Exalogic
      1. Oracle’s Exalogic Installation Services
      2. Facility Requirements
        1. Checklists
        2. Size and Weight
        3. Temperature and Ventilation
        4. Power
        5. Network
      3. Rack Installation
        1. Multi-Rack Installation
        2. Powering It On
        3. Connecting a Laptop to Exalogic
        4. Default Security Settings
        5. Selecting an Operating System
      4. Network Configuration
        1. Default Factory Settings
        2. Exalogic Configuration Utility
        3. Management Switch
        4. vNICs on Gateway Switches
        5. vLANs on Gateway Switches
        6. Multi-Rack Configuration
      5. Storage Configuration
        1. Default Factory Settings
        2. Creating Custom Projects and Shares
        3. Mounting File Systems
      6. Fusion Middleware Installation
      7. Summary
    2. 6 Exalogic Administration
      1. Managing and Monitoring Exalogic
        1. Using Oracle Enterprise Manager
      2. Troubleshooting and Problem Management
        1. Problem Management in Ops Center
        2. Troubleshooting Switches
      3. Exalogic General Administrative Tools
        1. Exalogic Distributed Command Line Interface
        2. Exalogic Configuration Utility
        3. Perform a General Health Check on Exalogic
        4. Reimaging Exalogic Compute Nodes with Oracle Linux
      4. Summary
    3. 7 Building Private Cloud Applications
      1. Building Applications on Exalogic
        1. Why Private Cloud?
        2. How to Provision a Private Cloud
      2. Building Applications for Exalogic
        1. Exalogic Optimizations for Oracle Fusion Middleware
      3. Special Application Scenarios that Leverage Exalogic-Based Optimizations
        1. Web Applications with a Large HTTP Session Object
        2. Processing Large Messages
        3. Large In-Memory Data Grid
        4. Using SDP for Standalone Java Applications
      4. Summary
    4. 8 Packaged Applications on Exalogic
      1. Application Sprawl and Consolidation
      2. Deployment on Exalogic and Exadata Benefits Different Applications Differently
        1. Configuration and Installation
      3. Oracle Applications
      4. Oracle PeopleSoft
        1. Exalogic Optimizations Benefit PeopleSoft
      5. Oracle E-Business Suite
        1. Exalogic Optimizations Benefit E-Business Suite
      6. Oracle JD Edwards
        1. Exalogic Optimizations Benefit JD Edwards
      7. Oracle Siebel
      8. Oracle Fusion Applications
      9. Oracle ATG Web Commerce
        1. Exalogic Optimizations Benefit Oracle ATG Web Commerce
      10. Oracle Utilities Global Business Unit on Exalogic and Exadata
      11. Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database
      12. SAP on Oracle Exalogic
      13. Summary
    5. Conclusion
  12. Part III: Appendixes
    1. A Additional Resources
      1. Additional Reading: Books
      2. Exalogic Web Sites, White Papers, and Documentation
        1. Exalogic Educational Resources
      3. Exadata Web Sites, White Papers, and Documentation
      4. WebLogic Server Web Sites, White Papers, and Documentation
        1. WebLogic Educational Resources
      5. Coherence Web Sites and Documentation
      6. Web Tier Documentation
      7. Enterprise Manager Documentation
      8. Tuxedo Web Sites and Documentation
      9. Oracle Applications Web Sites, White Papers, and Documentation
      10. Oracle PeopleSoft Web Sites, White Papers, and Documentation
      11. Oracle E-Business Suite Web Sites, White Papers, and Documentation
      12. Oracle Siebel Web Sites, White Papers, and Documentation
      13. Oracle JD Edwards White Paper
      14. SAP on Oracle Exalogic Web Sites, White Papers, and Documentation
      15. Security Links
      16. OEM 12c YouTube Demos
    2. B End Notes
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 8
  13. Index