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  • January 14, 2019

Oracle Management Cloud Release 19.1.1

Release Highlights

We are pleased to announce the availability of Oracle Management Cloud Release 19.1.1. The following are key updates to existing services in this release:

- Log Analytics (Details)
- Infrastructure Monitoring (Details)
- IT Analytics (Details)
- Packaged Application Management (Details)
- Oracle Management Cloud Common Features (Details)
- Additional Resources (Details)

Log Analytics

In this latest release, we added several updates to Oracle Log Analytics Cloud Service's existing capabilities including:

On-Demand Upload (ODU) – Client and UI:

  • There are two new ways to upload data into Oracle Management Cloud: “Client” & “UI”

  • There is a new endpoint which is different to the older version

  • New ODU has better performance and no size limit

  • Supported formats: .gz, .zip, .tgz & .tar.tgz, bz2

Note: All customers should start using the new ODU

ODU – UI:

You can select data files, set the properties and then upload them to Oracle Management Cloud using the Log Admin feature (see screen shot below).

Virtual Private Log (VPL):

You have the ability to create Access Policies from the Administration Home dashboard. This will enforce policies for your Oracle Management Cloud users. These users can only see the log data they have access to using the policy conditions you set.

Virtual Private Log (VPL) – Create Policy:

Virtual Private Log (VPL) – Policy Assignment:

Assigning a policy to a user will limit what a user can view in the log explorer.

Line Chart – Support Other Timestamp Fields for X-Axis:

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Infrastructure Monitoring

As part of our continuous enhancements to Oracle Management Cloud, this latest release offers new capabilities for Oracle Infrastructure Monitoring Cloud Service which includes:

Enhancements to Entity Types:

The following enhancements have been added to these entity types:

  • Nginx:

    • Validation checks have been added to the Nginx ‘add entity’ process to verify the input parameters and other pre-requisite conditions required for the successful discovery and monitoring of an Nginx entity. If issues are found during entity addition, they are reported along with recommended actions for resolution.

  • JBoss:

    • Validation checks have also been added to the JBoss ‘add entity’ process to validate input parameters and other pre-requisite conditions required for the successful discovery and monitoring of JBoss. Any issues found are reported along with recommended actions for resolution.

  • WebLogic Server:

    • Validation checks have been added to the WebLogic Domain ‘add entity’ process to verify the pre-requisite conditions required for the successful discovery and monitoring of managed WebLogic Servers in the domain.

    • Performance metrics for WebLogic Servers are now collected at 1-minute intervals. More granular metric collections enable users to have better insight into performance issues.

  • Standalone Oracle HTTP Server (OHS):

    • Validation checks have been added to verify the input parameters specified during the addition of an OHS entity. If issues are found, they are reported to enable the user to ensure proper discovery and monitoring of OHS.

  • Kubernetes:

    • Users can now monitor their Kubernetes environments without requiring heapster.

    • For secure Kubernetes installations, the Master server’s certificate needs to be added to the cloud agent’s trust store. While this can be done using the agent’s omcli add_trust_cert_to_jks command, as a convenience, users can also specify the certificate as part of Add Entity (UI or omcli). The certificate will be automatically added to the agent’s trust store.

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IT Analytics

As part of our ongoing enhancements to Oracle Management Cloud, this release includes new capabilities for Oracle IT Analytics Cloud Service. Here is a brief summary of the new features:

Oracle Exadata Analytics: Integrated View of Oracle Exadata with Monitoring, Logs and Analytics:

Starting 1.37 you can get a unified view of your enterprise-wide resource utilization, performance of Oracle Exadata systems, Logs for troubleshooting and alerts in the overview page of the Oracle Exadata Analytics application. With unified view you can track down problems and resolve them quickly.

The unified view provides the following information:

  • The categorization of Oracle Exadata across your enterprise, based on the rack type.

  • The number of databases and their version numbers associated with Oracle Exadata systems for the past three months.

  • Performance of your databases by listing the databases with performance degradation, databases with varying workload performance, and inefficient databases. You can drill down to further analyze the performance of these databases using the Database Performance Analytics application of Oracle IT Analytics.

  • The status of each Oracle Exadata system along with the status of databases on these systems.

  • The list of all open alerts grouped by their severity.

  • The systems expected to reach high utilization for a specific period (for systems with Enterprise edition license type).

  • The percentage utilization of all systems for the last 14 days.

  • Summary of logs grouped by log source. You can click a bar in the graph to view the log details in the Oracle Log Analytics Log Explorer.

  • The global resource usage for all Oracle Exadata systems in terms of CPU, memory, IOPS, and Oracle Exadata storage.

  • You can still drill down to a single Oracle Exadata to explore the dimensions.

  • CIS Benchmark for Oracle Database 11g v2.2.0, Level 1 RDBMS.

  • CIS Benchmark for Oracle Database 12c v2.0.0, Level 1 RDBMS using Unified Auditing.

SQL Analytics:
Starting 1.37 in SQL Analytics drill down page in the heat map once a SQL is selected for a particular database, and if there are other databases executing the same SQL than automatically it will highlight all the occurrences of the SQL across the databases. This makes it is easier for the user to identify same workload across database and check the performance across the databases.

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Packaged Application Management

For Oracle packaged applications, Oracle Management Cloud has added enhancements to the following areas:

Packaged Application Management (Cross-Service features):

Siebel Monitoring & Diagnostics:

  • Discover Full Siebel Stack for Siebel IP15 (IP16+ support to be released soon).

  • Siebel log enrichment (i.e. error categories, problem priority tagging).

  • Out of the box dashboard set for Siebel provides visibility across all components:

    • Siebel topology health and high-level metrics and alerting,

    • Siebel component fleet view with heat maps to quickly identify problem areas,

    • Siebel trends for identifying issues over longer periods of time,

    • In-context drill downs to log analytics and Siebel entity pages,

Oracle E-Business Suite Monitoring and Diagnostics:

  • We now officially support discovery and monitoring of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 (in addition to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.x)

  • Discovery is done via a simplified JSON.

  • Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 discovery will not include monitoring of OC4J:

    • Application Performance Monitoring does not, and will not, support OC4J.

  • For more details see: Get Started with Oracle E-Business Suite Monitoring

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Oracle Management Cloud Common Features

For the solution's more commonly used features, we added new capabilities to improve the user experience including:

Edit Mode in Dashboards:

This release introduces a new edit mode for dashboards and dashboard sets. The new feature distinguishes between the Edit mode and the View mode. You can now create a dashboard or make changes to a previously created dashboard in the Edit mode and select the Done Editing option to go to the View mode.       

Ability to Link to SQL Analytics from Widget Title:     

Dashboard limits:

  • Hard limit on Dashboard: 30 widgets,

  • Hard limit on Number of tabs for a dashboard: 40,

Data Explorer – Data Points Limit Increased to 80,000:

This will allow users to view raw data for 8 entities for the entire week.

 

New Save As option to customize an out-of-the-box widget or a widget created by another user from a dashboard.

Data Explorer Line Chart – User Can Pin the X-Axis:

Data Explorer now allows users to pin a specific x-axis. For example; uses can now select raw, hour or day while building a dashboard and the dashboard will hold the selection instead of changing the x-axis automatically when time in the dashboard changes.

Data Explorer Line Chart – Auto Option:

If user selects Automatic in the x-axis for a widget – raw data is selected when Time range is < 1 day, hourly is selected >24 hours and less than 30 days and Daily data is selected when time range is >=30 days.

Updated Docs and Articles:

The Oracle Management Cloud development team has updated the documentation for Data Explorer and Dashboards and is now available in this release.

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Additional Resources:

  • Watch the full Oracle Management Cloud keynote and customer panel from Oracle OpenWorld 2018.

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