The 2nd Series will contain a How to … section to prepare your system / playground for the next blog episodes: Demystifying an ootb offering – “Install Server Automation (SA) Agent” and “Starting the design for a brand new Use Case …” which will materialize in a Published offering into the Operations Portal catalog. Stay tuned!
System administrators/operation engineers/IT administrators with knowledge of the products involved or ready to self-explore each of them in order to accomplish the desired task.
SA - Used for OS Provisioning and ongoing lifecycle management of servers (software, patches, scripts, compliance)
NA – Used to automate the complete operational lifecycle of network devices from provisioning to policy-based change management, compliance, and security administration
DMA – Used to deploy and install database and other middle-ware applications and fully configure all components for standalone and clustered setups.
ITOC - Used for deployed software version compliance scans and remediation for regulatory (and other) compliance needs
OO - Used for orchestration between the embedded products. The out-of-the-box admin use cases are also built on OO workflows, which can be invoked via the Operations Portal.
IT Operator Portal
This is the management console for the whole DCA suite and the gateway to the Operations Portal and ITOC component.
Fig.2 Administration Console/IT Operator Portal
Via the Administration Console you can perform administrative tasks like managing an Organization and its users, integrate with various “Sources” like SA, ITOC, VMware and the most important part, you can design your Use Cases and make them available for the end users.