Oracle GoldenGate is integrated with the Oracle Enterprise Manager for monitoring and alerting through the GoldenGate Plug-in for Enterprise Manager. The Oracle GoldenGate Management Pack license includes the license for the GoldenGate Enterprise Manager (EM) Plug-in.
Here's a snapshot of the GoldenGate EM Plug-in architecture:
Image Courtesy: Nisharahmed Soneji, Senior Principal Product Manager, GoldenGate Development.
The Oracle GoldenGate Enterprise Manager Plug-In extends the Oracle Enterprise Manager (EM) Cloud Control to support monitoring and managing Oracle GoldenGate processes. By deploying it in your Cloud Control environment, you can:
Salient New Features of Oracle GoldenGate Enterprise Manager Plug-in 13.4.1 Include:
In this article, I would like to highlight a few key features like the Discovery Module, Editing Target Configurations, User Credentials, and Alerts and Incidents.
Discovery is a process, where an agent identifies pre-defined target types, registers them in the Oracle GoldenGate Enterprise Manager Plug-in, and collects their target properties and initial configuration data.
Watch this video on how to discover GoldenGate classic and MA instances in the GoldenGate Enterprise Manager Plug-in:
If you want to change the configuration of an instance, then you can do so in the Enterprise Manager Plug-in UI itself. You can update the target configurations for both Classic as well as Microservices (MA) instances.
You need not go to GoldenGate to edit the configurations using the command-line options.
Here's a short video that shows how to update the configuration parameters in EM Plug-in:
If you are an Enterprise Manager administrator, then you also have the option of storing credentials in a secure manner — as preferences or operation credentials. You can then use these credentials to perform different system management activities like real-time monitoring, patching, provisioning, and other target administrative operations.
For a classic instance, you need to set Preferred Credentials and set the Monitoring Credentials for an MA instance.
How do you set these Credentials? Well, I've a video that clearly illustrates how to set Credentials in the Oracle GoldenGate Enterprise Manager Plug-in:
An incident is a significant event or set of related significant events that need to be managed because it can potentially impact your business applications. These incidents typically need to be tracked, assigned to appropriate personnel, and resolved as quickly as possible.
Alerts can be set for various metrics and target availability status in the GoldenGate Enterprise Manager Plug-in. The Oracle GoldenGate Home page displays all the incidents that are generated. An alert is generated when a metric threshold is reached. The most recent alerts are listed first.
Watch this video on setting incidents and metric alerts for Oracle GoldenGate targets:
Reviewed and Approved by: Nisharahmed Soneji, Senior Principal Product Manager, GoldenGate Development & Aslam Khan, Senior User Assistance Development Manager.