This post covers the recent update on EBS on OCI automation which is Cloud Manager. It is the successor to the EBS Cloud Admin Tool and is first being introduced for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. To know more about Cloud Admin Tool check our previous post on Role Of EBS Cloud Admin Tool in Provisioning Oracle EBS (R12) on Cloud
Introduction to Cloud Manager
Oracle recently release EBS Cloud Manager, a tool through which you can manage E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). This tool can be used to Create, Manage, Configure Oracle application on OCI.
Cloud Manager is used to maintaining the list of environments created and we can take the backup and see the history of backup too along with activities performed
Features of EBS Cloud Manager
There are many new features coming with EBS Cloud Manager Tool, highlighted one will be :
Provisioning using Cloud Manager
You can see Architecture details of the already created instance Application, Database and Load Balancer what all is included in the Architecture in our previous blog on Oracle E-Business Suite (R12) On OCI for Apps DBAs
Cloud Manager gives 2 options here:
Simplified Provisioning of EBS: Where preset topologies are defined and we can select and perform quick provisioning.
Advance Provisioning of EBS: Here we can define our own topology to provision EBS and is useful in case of complex architecture design. Here we get the option to create the Instance using a backup of the database as well and we can define the backup policies too.
Lift and Shift using Cloud Manager
We can move the on-premises instance to Cloud using Cloud manager. Cloud manager is capable of creating an instance from the object storage backup. It uses new backup utility which is known as EBS Cloud Backup Utility, as a standalone tool for taking EBS backup to object storage and needs to be run on source environment.
One of the most common activity for DBA is Cloning and with this tool, it can be done quickly and conveniently. As of not only Compute clone can be done which will be blocked volume cloning or fast cloning methodology
If you want to know more about Cloning check my previous blog on E-Business Suite (EBS) on OCI | Block Volume Cloning | Automated Way
An environment created may need to be decommissioned when not needed. The easy way to decommission the environment and release the resource involved and this will further reduce your cloud cost. All this can be done easily using Cloud Manager.
Finally much improved and GUI based tool for managing Oracle EBS environment on the cloud with new EBS backup utility is released and much more addition to coming with time.
Please stay tuned for our future blog on Cloud Manager where we will deep-diving into Cloud Manager & will see various aspects of it.
- Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI): Region, AD, Tenancy, Compartment, VCN, IAM, Storage Service
- OCI vs OCI-C here
- To check tasks performed by Apps DBAs in Cloud here
- EBS on Cloud Advance training
- Oracle EBS(R12) on Cloud for Apps DBAs & Architects Training Step By Step Activity Guides/Hands-On Lab Exercise