PACKT provide me an e-copy of ‘Managing IaaS and DBaaS Clouds with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c‘ and asked me to write a review of the book. I enjoyed learning the new Cloud management and monitoring functionality offering of Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c ( OEM CC 12c) and how successfully integrates and manages existing technologies.
If you are either an Oracle DBA new to the cloud and interested in learning the new functionality of OEM CC 12c for Cloud management and administration or a Cloud administrator tasked with Cloud management and monitoring using OEM CC 12c or an user of a self service provisioning systems offered by OEM CC 12c than ‘Managing IaaS and DBaaS Clouds with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c‘ is an ideal starting point that will provide you with guidelines and step-by step examples how to deploy, manage and monitor IaaS and DBaas using OEM CC 12c.
Chapter 1 provides an overview of OEM CC 12c setup and highlights some important points that will help the reader move into the next chapters.
Chapter 2 reviews the IaaS configuration options and components existing in OEM CC 12c such as Oracle VM Manager setup and registration, Networking, Configuring storage servers, Creating and configuring virtual server pools, Monitoring and administering IaaS, Setting up the IaaS self-service portal to name a few.
Chapter 3 provides an overview of PaaS, Saas and DBaas and focuses on OEM CC 12c functionalities for self-service provisioning of virtualized databases and building DBaaS cloud computing architecture. The chapter provides an insight into the following topics: Setting up the PaaS infrastructure, Provisioning the database, Managing storage servers, Creating database pools, Setting up quotas and provisioning profiles, Setting up service templates and chargebacks using OEM CC 12c as integration, management and monitoring platform.
Chapter 4 provides an overview of the wealth of robust and automated enterprise monitoring functionalities existing in OEM CC 12c focusing on the following topics: Monitoring concepts, Basic setup, Notifications, Incident management – events, incidents, and problems to name a few.
Chapter 5 provides an overview to the Cloud APIs as a way to establish a fine-grained control over the Cloud infrastructure with a focus on Using Enterprise Manager Cloud APIs and CLIs, Enterprise Manager IaaS APIs, Enterprise Manager DBaaS APIs, Chargeback EMCLIs.