Oracle Management Pack for Oracle Data Integrator for Enterprise Manager 13.1 is out! Make the most of the value of your Oracle Data Integrator investments!
By Sandrine Riley-Oracle on Dec 18, 2015
We’ve mentioned before that to help you make the most of Oracle Data Integrator, and to deliver a superior ownership experience in an effort to minimize systems management costs, Oracle’s Management Pack for Oracle Data Integrator is a great addition! As a quick refresher: this product leverages Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control's advanced management capabilities to provide an integrated and top-down solution for your Oracle Data Integrator environments. Management Pack for Oracle Data Integrator supports both 11g (22.214.171.124.0 and higher) and 12c versions of Oracle Data Integrator (12.1.2, 12.1.3 and 12.2.1).
Management Pack for Oracle Data Integrator provides a consolidated view of your entire Oracle Data Integrator infrastructure. This enables users to monitor and manage all their components centrally from Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control.
In review, important capabilities include:
Performance Monitoring and Management
Management Pack for Oracle Data Integrator streamlines the monitoring of the health, performance, and availability of each and all components of an Oracle Data Integrator environment – this includes Master and Work Repositories, Standalone and JEE agents, as well as source and target Data Servers.
To ensure that the configurations of all critical Oracle Data Integrator components in production environments are consistent with staging or test environments, Management Pack for Oracle Data Integrator provides Configuration Snapshots to save working configurations into the Management Repository or into an external XML file. These snapshots can then be compared with the active configuration in staging or test environments, or against any historical snapshot. Configuration Comparison is the next logical step which thus allows you to ensure the consistency of configurations in your application environment. Going one step further, Configuration History keeps track of all configuration changes, which can help in diagnosing performance problems that may be related to configuration changes along the way.
Service Level Management
Management Pack for Oracle Data Integrator allows for a proactive method to monitor Oracle Data Integrator environments at all levels. Many out of the box metrics are automatically collected for each Oracle Data Integrator component (repositories, agents, sources, targets…) which then provides users the ability to set up alerts based on critical or warning thresholds. Notifications can be provided to users in various ways through emails or Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) options.
Historical Analysis and Reporting
While real-time metrics certainly come in handy, there is also something to be said for historical collection of data! Management Pack for Oracle Data Integrator stores collected metrics and configurations data in a central repository –allowing users to thus analyze the metrics in various incremental views that include; last 24 hours, last 7 days, last 31 days. In addition, customizable service and system dashboard functionality allows users to create reports on various services and systems for service level availability, usage, performance, and business indicators – all in an effort to facilitate strategic trend analysis and reporting.
In a nutshell, Oracle Management Pack for Oracle Data Integrator benefits include: reducing the costs associated with monitoring the overall Oracle Data Integrator infrastructure and providing visibility into complex Oracle Data Integrator deployments across the enterprise, minimizing troubleshooting and performance tuning efforts as well as improving the overall ability to efficiently monitor Service Level Agreement compliance using powerful alerting capabilities. (For additional detail and to review another blog on the subject, click here.)
Oracle Management Pack for Oracle Data Integrator is licensed separately. From an installation perspective it is packaged in the Fusion Middleware plug-ins for Enterprise Manager (version 126.96.36.199 and higher) and comes with the base Enterprise Manager 12c or 13c download. There is no separate installation file to download. More information can also be found here.Try it out! Getting Started with Oracle Fusion Middleware Management Plug-in