Automating and streamlining the tasks associated with software distribution and maintenance allows IT to accelerate and scale operations. A standardized approach to provision, patch and upgrade across all layers of software infrastructure improves predictability and control.
Rapid Home Provisioning (RHP) is a new feature in Oracle Database 12c that allows for centralized software deployment. Software is installed once, stored on an RHP server, and then provisioned to any node or cluster in the private cloud.
For maintenance, RHP minimizes impact by distributing new homes out-of-place, and applying rolling updates whenever possible. A single command performs the entire operation and a simple switchback command is available in case problems arise. Upgrades are handled in a similar fashion.
By relieving the burdens of software maintenance, the IT organization can meet the demands of the scale and pace that cloud is bringing, and focus on innovative activities that bring the most business value.
Key benefits include:
» Enables and enforces standardization
» Simplifies provisioning, patching, scaling and upgrading
» Minimizes the impact and risk of maintenance
» Increases automation and reduces touch points
» Supports large scale deployments
Key features include:
» Centralized repository of gold images – Grid Infrastructure, Database, application, middleware and generic homes
» Manage existing 11.2 and 12.1 deployments with no changes needed
» Provision new pools and databases onto base machines
» Non-disruptive distribution of homes to minimize maintenance windows
» Provision, scale, patch or upgrade with a single command
» Built-in fallback capabilities
» Notification model
» Custom workflow support
» Supports all deployment models – base machines, VMs, Zones; SIDB, RAC One, RAC, Multitentant
Speaker: Burt Clouse