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Oracle Fusion Applications Administration Essentials

Book Description

This book will bring you rapidly up to speed with the fundamentals of administering, configuring, and maintaining Oracle Fusion Applications. It walks you through the processes step by step with lots of illustrations and clear instructions.

  • Provides clear and concise guidance for administering Oracle Fusion Applications
  • Comprehensively covers all major areas of Oracle Fusion Applications administration
  • Contains meaningful illustrations that explain basic concepts, followed by detailed instructions on how to implement them

In Detail

Oracle Fusion Applications is a process driven and enduser centric package, which is different from legacy ERP products, which means that the installation and maintenance of Oracle Fusion Applications is fundamentally different from legacy ERP. This book bridges the gap between OFA and legacy ERP and provides an indepth view of administering Oracle Fusion Applications.

Oracle Fusion Applications Administration Essentials provides you with practical guidance on administering Oracle Fusion Applications. It provides detailed architectural information for an application administrator. This book consists of lucid instructions including screenshots to help teach readers about the administration of Oracle Fusion Applications.

Fusion administration has several complex areas that need to be administered. Starting from installation, to maintaining and monitoring Oracle Fusion applications, this book comprehensively covers the steps and details of performing specific tasks, keeping in mind the architectural aspects of the application.

We will then review the steps for a bare metal installation of Oracle Fusion Applications. This is followed by a review of the Functional Setup Manager, as well as an explanation of administrative aspects such as security, monitoring, and job scheduling.The book also covers the administration of applications in terms of patching and cloning. A clear view of Extending Oracle Fusion Applications is provided as well.

Oracle Fusion Application Administration Essentials is a comprehensive guide to administering and maintaining Oracle Fusion Applications. This book not only gives detailed steps for administering the application, but also provides context for these administrative tasks. The lucid style and clear illustrations will ensure that a comprehensive understanding of the topics will be achieved.

Table of Contents

  1. Oracle Fusion Applications Administration Essentials
    1. Table of Contents
    2. Oracle Fusion Applications Administration Essentials
    3. Credits
    4. About the Authors
    5. About the Reviewers
    6. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
        3. Instant Updates on New Packt Books
    7. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Errata
        2. Piracy
        3. Questions
    8. 1. Getting Started with Fusion Applications
      1. Changing the application's ecosystem
        1. Middleware and SOA
        2. No more monolithic applications
      2. The impact of Cloud
      3. The uniqueness of Oracle Fusion Applications
      4. The architecture of Oracle Fusion Applications
      5. Summary
    9. 2. Fusion Application Installation
      1. Installation process flow
      2. Server sizing
      3. Oracle Fusion Applications topology
      4. Oracle Fusion Applications security
      5. Installing Oracle Database and applications
        1. Provisioning framework
          1. Before starting the installation
        2. Installing the database
        3. Installing and provisioning Oracle Fusion Applications
      6. Troubleshooting the install
        1. Cleanup and restore
        2. Deinstalling Oracle Fusion Applications
      7. Summary
    10. 3. Functional Setup Manager Overview
      1. The architecture of Functional Setup Manager
        1. An overview of FSM feature
        2. FSM components
      2. An implementation project
      3. Setup migration
        1. Moving setup files
      4. Summary
    11. 4. Managing Fusion Applications' Security
      1. An overview of application security
      2. Oracle Fusion Applications' security concepts
      3. Oracle Fusion Applications' security architecture
        1. Roles in Oracle Fusion Applications
        2. Segregation of duties
        3. Security architecture
      4. User management
        1. Implementation user
        2. Application user
        3. Managing authorization
      5. A comparison of security architecture
      6. Summary
    12. 5. Enterprise Scheduler Service and Jobs
      1. Enterprise schedulers' overview
      2. Oracle Fusion Applications' Enterprise scheduler
        1. The architecture of Oracle Enterprise Scheduler
      3. Maintaining Oracle Enterprise Scheduler (ESS)
        1. Start and Stop ESS
        2. Purging ESS jobs
          1. Logical purging
          2. Physical purging
        3. Troubleshooting ESS
        4. Troubleshoot warning or failed jobs
      4. Summary
    13. 6. Monitoring and Troubleshooting Oracle Fusion Applications
      1. Using the Oracle Fusion Applications logging framework
      2. Enabling logging
        1. Using Fusion Applications Control
        2. Using the Functional Setup Manager
      3. QuickTrace logging
        1. Configuring QuickTrace
        2. Generating the QuickTrace log
          1. How to manually dump the QuickTrace log
        3. Viewing logfiles
      4. The Oracle Fusion Applications Diagnostic Framework
        1. Predefined watch rule
      5. Oracle Fusion Applications Cloud Control
      6. Summary
    14. 7. Managing Fusion Applications
      1. Starting and stopping Oracle Fusion Applications
        1. Start and stop sequence
        2. The fastartstop utility
      2. Backing up the Oracle Fusion Applications
        1. Filesystem backup
        2. Database backup
        3. Backup options
        4. Cloud Control backup
        5. Component configuration catalog
      3. Recovering Oracle Fusion Applications
      4. Patching
      5. Cloning
        1. Patching steps
          1. Preparing to patch
          2. Patch reporting
          3. Validating patches
          4. Applying patches
          5. Monitoring and resolving patching problems
          6. Post-patching steps
      6. Extending Oracle Fusion Applications
        1. Extension types
          1. Process extension
          2. Data integration
      7. Summary
    15. Index