We're excited to announce our second Release Update for Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5! Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 2 (188.8.131.52), RU2 for short, is now available for download from My Oracle Support > Patches & Updates.
If you are new to the Enterprise Manager world you may find this information useful: Release Updates (RUs) enable us to roll out new features and bug fixes quickly so you don't have to wait for a new major release. Release Updates are versioned using a trailing digit indicating the RU version and are cumulative, which means that the most recent RU includes functionality from all previous Release Updates. Our general recommendation is to apply the most current Release Update as soon as possible.
This second update of EM 13.5 introduces new features designed to enhance the value and the overall customer experience with Oracle Enterprise Manager. Here is a list of a few of these new features:
Dashboards allow you to visualize monitoring and management data in real time, enable you to monitor your enterprise at a glance, and simplify potential problems resolution. With RU2, Enterprise Manager introduces out-of-the-box dashboards that provide a summary of the health, compliance status, grouping of your targets, and other details of your assets. The health and status data is organized, summarized and presented graphically as various widgets. To further analyze and diagnose potential issues, you can drill down to more information from each widget. These dashboards can further be copied and customized as you see fit for your environment and your monitoring guidelines.
Newly introduced Sharded Database metrics now enable advanced analysis of data distribution across shards within a sharded database. These metrics provide insights into throughput, size or load so that shards can be searched, ranked and grouped based on this data.
Enterprise Manager continues to enhance its support for the compliance standards part of the Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG). The latest STIG standards for Oracle Database 12c are now available via Self Update as well as through the Configuration and Compliance framework.
Many other components were enhanced in this release. For more details on the key enhancements and new certifications with all EM 13.5 Release Updates, see:
You can also see the full list of enhancements, as well as bug fixes, in the Release Update READMEs and the My Oracle Support note: "Enterprise Manager 13.5 Main Release Update List (Includes Plug-ins) (Doc ID 2760230.2). Be sure to review the note on upgrade and patching requirements
As always, we welcome feedback on how we can improve your experience with Enterprise Manager! Be sure to also check the following locations for continuous updates:
Oracle Manageability Solutions for Database and Cloud (solutions, customer stories, technical briefs)
Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13.5 Technical Content (documentation, videos, technical blogs and other resources)
My Oracle Support > Certifications (for the latest certified platforms and version combinations)
If you don’t yet have an EM 13.5 environment on-premises, check out the image available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace!
We hope you enjoy Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5 Release Update 2!
Daniela has a background in Oracle Observability and Management solutions product management, training, and curriculum development. She currently manages the observability and management user assistance development team, focusing on optimizing the end user experience with our products and various types of technical content.