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Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control Plug-in

FYI, an updated Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control plug-in for BIG-IP is now available for beta testing.

Before you attempt to access the beta, please reply to this message with your DevCentral userid, so we can grant you access to the forum.

http://devcentral.f5.com/Default.aspx?tabid=53&view=topics&forumid=63

Please log-in and read the first post for further instructions.

Once you have access, please direct future questions, concerns, and other messages via the Oracle OEM Plugin Forum. This will help assure that information is quickly shared among everyone involved in the beta testing.

Thanks to all who participate in the beta testing!
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Comment made 02-Feb-2017 by Paul Gonzalez 0

Looking for Oracle OEM 13c Plug-in for GTM and/or LTM

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What is the Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control plug-in?
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Hi cmbhatt,

Here's a summary:

Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control
System Monitoring Plug-in for F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager

Description

The System Monitoring Plug-in for F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager extends Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control to add support for managing the F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager. By deploying the plug-in in your Grid Control environment, you gain the following management features:
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Monitor the F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager.
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Gather configuration data and track configuration changes for the BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager.
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Raise alerts and violations based on thresholds set on monitoring and configuration data.
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Provide rich out-of-box reports for the user interface based on the gathered data.
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Support monitoring by a remote Agent. For remote monitoring, the Agent does not need to be on the same computer as F5 BIG-IP.

Thanks and let me know if you need anything further.
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thanks for the info
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Hi, does this updated version work with LTM version 10?

Thanks,
-Dan
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Hi Dan,

The plug-in was developed for BIG-IP versions 9 and 10. So, far we have tested against version 9 and are scheduled to test against version 10 during the week of October 5. However, if you are intrested in giving it a go before then, head on over to the forum, below, and you can get the latest code.


http://devcentral.f5.com/Default.aspx?tabid=53&view=topics&forumid=63

Cheers!

Ron
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Could you kindly grant me to access to the forum?
I would like to download the plug-in.

My ID is the following.
sninomiya

Thank you.
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Hi sninomiya,

Thanks for your message. We will grant you access and you will receive a notification, shortly.

May inquire which company you work for and where you are located?

Cheers!

Ron
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Please add me to this...saw it at TecXchange :D
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Will do, Laudec!

Hope you enjoyed our session at the TechXchange :-)

Cheers!

Ron
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Sorry, but i can not find that plug-in (System Monitoring Plug-in for F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager). Could you tell me how to get it? Thank you.
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Please add me to this.

Thanks
Reed
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Will do, Reed. Look for an e-mail from us, shortly.

Ron
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Please add me.
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Will do, Cleder. Please send me an e-mail (r.carovano@f5.com) with your DevCentral UserID and we'll get you set up.

Ron
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Please give me access to download (with link) the latest OEM F5 plug-in.
My userid is lindowb with lindowb@schneider.com and just joined the Group.
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FYI, the released version for the plug-in can be found at http://devcentral.f5.com/Community/GroupDetails/tabid/1082223/asg/63/showtab/activity/Default.aspx

There, you will find the plug-in, installation instructions, and source code. Click 'read more' next to each posting to download the files.

Ron
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New and improved download location for the OEM Plug-in!

http://devcentral.f5.com/Community/GroupDetails/tabid/1082223/asg/63/Default.aspx

Ron
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Ron,, any chance I can get access to the Plug-in? Thanks
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Hi dtwesten,

Of course!  You can download the plug-in here:

http://devcentral.f5.com/downloads/oracle/oem.zip

Also, the link is actually at the bottom right of the Oracle / F5 Solutions page at:

http://devcentral.f5.com/Community/GroupDetails/tabid/1082223/asg/63/Default.aspx

If you'd like to take the conversation offline, I can be reached at r.carovano@f5.com.

Ron
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Check out the Oracle Solutions Group on DevCentral for the new Oracle Entrprise Manager 12c plug-in for BIG-IP LTM!

http://devcentral.f5.com/Community/GroupDetails/tabid/1082223/asg/63/Default.aspx
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Can anyone point me to where I can find directions on how to install the F5 plug-in into my OEM 12c Cloud Control environment ? Opened an SR with Oracle and they pointed me to the OEM 10g instructions. OEM 12c is much different then OEM 10g, the 10g instructions provide no help when it comes to 12c. Thanks in advance.
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Hello F5,

I downloaded the 12c Version of the F5 OEM plug-in from the F5 website but I am unable to "deploy" it into OEM 12c Cloud Control because I am running on a 64-bit Linux platform. Here is the Error I am getting:

Component OMS for plugin F5.BIGIP.LTM:12.1.0.1.1:0 is not certified for Operating System Linux x86-64

Is there any way to get a 64-bit version of the plug-in ? Obviously, the future is 64-bit .... any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Ed
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Hi Ed

We are trying to deploy this as well and getting the same error.. Can you please guide where you found the 64bit version.

 

The links in the thread all point to the same file.

f5plugin-oemv12.zip

Thansk,

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Hi Tmaria,

MY question was .... WHERE CAN I FIND THE 64-bit VERSION OF THE PLUG-IN??

As soon as I find out I will update the thread.

Thanks,

Ed

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Has anyone tried recompiling the source code for 64-bit? This discussion is a good reason why this is an open source plug-in.

Ron
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Recompiling using the Oracle utility EMPDK on a 64bit Linux system worked. Better documentation would be greatly appreciated.
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Fantastic Ed@itec! Will you be sharing your results on DevCentral? We hope so as this would be the most significant community contribution since OEM 11g. I am already aware of a few other users who are seeking a 64-bit version and I'm sure your thought on documentation would be beneficial.

If you'd l ike to take the discussion offline, I can be reached at r.carovano@f5.com

Ron
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Hi Ed
Can you please upload this 64 bit version so others might use it.
Appreciate.
Thanks
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Yes a 64-bit Linux version would be better. Thank you.
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Ed@Itec, if you pass along the 64-bit version to me, I will work with the F5 DevCentral team to make this accessible to the others who have requested it. You can e-mail me at r.carovano@f5.com.

Ron
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OK my apologies to everyone. My priorities were changed away from the F5 plugin for OEM 12c and therefore I have not been working on it. I was successful in compiling the source on our 64bit Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.7 server. I was successful in uploading the plugin into OEM 12c BUT I am unable to add the target: F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager. After entering the target name, LTM username, LTM password and LTM hostname I then click the "Test Connection" button and get the following error:

Switch;May 10, 2012 11:06:53 AM org.apache.axis.client.Call invoke SEVERE: Exception: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
at org.apache.axis.encoding.ser.SimpleDeserializer.onEndElement(SimpleDeserializer.java:176) at org.apache.axis.encoding.DeserializerImpl.endElement(DeserializerImpl.java:502)
at org.apache.axis.encoding.DeserializationContext.endElement(DeserializationContext.java:1087) at org.apache.axis.message.SAX2EventRecorder.replay(SAX2EventRecorder.java:171)
at org.apache.axis.message.MessageElement.publishToHandler(MessageElement.java:1141)
at org.apache.axis.message.RPCElement.deserialize(RPCElement.java:345)
at org.apache.axis.message.RPCElement.getParams(RPCElement.java:384)
at org.apache.axis.client.Call.invoke(Call.java:2467)
at org.apache.axis.client.Call.invoke(Call.java:2366)
at org.apache.axis.client.Call.invoke(Call.java:1812)
at iControl.SystemStatisticsBindingStub.get_global_statistics(SystemStatisticsBindingStub.java:1684) at com.f5.bigip.ltm.oem.SystemSwitch.getSystemSwitchInfo(SystemSwitch.java:70)
at com.f5.bigip.ltm.oem.SystemSwitch.acceptRequest(SystemSwitch.java:55)
at com.f5.bigip.ltm.oem.MetricCollection.acceptRequest(MetricCollection.java:117)
at com.f5.bigip.ltm.oem.MetricCollector.doCollector(MetricCollector.java:89)
at com.f5.bigip.ltm.oem.MetricCollector.main(MetricCollector.java:218) Caused by: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
at iControl.CommonStatisticType.fromValue(CommonStatisticType.java:1099)
at iControl.CommonStatisticType.fromString(CommonStatisticType.java:1104)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25) at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
at org.apache.axis.encoding.ser.EnumDeserializer.makeValue(EnumDeserializer.java:53)
at org.apache.axis.encoding.ser.SimpleDeserializer.onEndElement(SimpleDeserializer.java:172) ... 15 more em_error = ; nested exception is: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
 


I am hoping someone at F5 development or any other Java developer might be able to give me a clue (since I have none) about how to aproach
 this error.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

Ed

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No clues huh ? Anyone ?
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Any further news on the 64bit plugin?
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I am looking for this plugin too

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Hi,

Please post your client code, how you are calling the service? It is clear from the exception the way we are passing parameters to the service is wrong. Pasting the client code will help in identifying the issue.

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So do we have a working linux 64 bit download yet? I see Error Ed was receiving. Can someone be more clear on this

Recompiling using the Oracle utility EMPDK on a 64bit Linux system worked. Better documentation would be greatly appreciate

What are the exact steps taking here?

Thanks

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Comment made 02-Sep-2014 by Karl Brown 0
An plans to provide support on Windows - my client's OEM deployment is in a Windows 2008 x64? Will it just require a recompile - or are there significant architectural requirements that the OMS must be running on Linux/UNIX? Thanks
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Comment made 04-Sep-2014 by vdoshi 0
I have been able to make the plugin work for 64 bit linux however I also get Illegal Argument Exception error for certain metrics collection like Server Pool Members/Server Pools and a few others... I suspect incorrect arguments for these metrics so now I am looking into it...but the basic metrics especially Up/Down and tcp ping work fine.
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Comment made 04-Nov-2014 by Mike W Richards 0
Hello - I have also begun looking into this and got to the same point as by756. Used empdk to recompile the plugin as 64-bit and skipped the "Test Connection" as that fails to get the target added, however only a few metric collections work. I imagine the reason for this is because this wasn't designed for recent F5, given there seems to be a custom jar that it heavily relies on for metric colleciton (oem-bigip-ltm-plugin.jar). How can I get the source for this? I'm not a java developer but editing the compiled classes I imagine isn't a simple/safe thing to do :)
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Comment made 04-Nov-2014 by Mike W Richards 0
So I think I've gotten this working now, it was too simple which I think is what threw me. Basically I took the iControl.jar and all the other 3rd party libs from the latest iControl SDK and copied them into the <plugin>\agent\scripts\emx\f5_bigip_ltm directory and re-compiled, then updated my plugin in EM12c and I can see everything now, it's beautiful. There were some bugs on the empdk side that I need to work out, for example if I name the plugin "f5.bigip.ltm" it gets a metadata fail and I'm using "f5.bigip.xsh1" instead which works, I copied the plugin.xml and plugin_registry.xml files from the sample plugin to get them working as the originals seem incompatible with 12.1.0.4.0 EDK. This also prevents me from incrementing the plugin version from 12.1.0.4.0 -> so when I do a redeploy I have to delete/re-create which certainly sucks. I'll get these figured out but not really on the "f5 side" of the equation.
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