We're excited to announce our third Release Update for Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5! Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 3 (184.108.40.206), RU3 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 update of EM 13.5 introduces another set of 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:
Enterprise Manager now provides a set of compliance standards and associated controls for the health monitoring of Exadata Systems. These sets of standards are built on data provided by the Oracle Autonomous Health Framework (AHF) EXAchk for Exadata Engineered Systems X8 and X8M.
The recently introduced EM Dashboards allow you to visualize monitoring and management data in real time and simplify potential problems resolution. With RU3, we are adding to the existing set of out-of-the-box dashboards with the "Federation Summary – By Sites" and "Federation Summary – By Groups" dashboards. These dashboards provide an easy way to view consolidated data from multiple EM sites.
RU3 continues to simplify the management of Oracle Autonomous Databases. You can now store database user credentials as a database object in an Autonomous Database, view the default and custom-created directories in an Autonomous Database, create a database link from Autonomous Databases – Shared discovered in Enterprise Manager to a target database, and view a list of backups for an Autonomous Database, schedule an on-demand backup, or restore a database from a backup.
RU3 added new support for the popular mobile version of Oracle Enterprise Manager, "Enterprise Manager Mobile". A set of new features were introduced with Enterprise Manager Mobile 1.4 and released recently on the App Store® (for Apple mobile devices) and Google Play (for Android mobile devices). Among the new features in the mobile version are: support for Dashboards, group filtering, and direct linking from email notifications to the Incident Management interface. The "on the go" management of your systems just got easier with EM Mobile 1.4!
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.
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 Enterprise Manager image available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace!
We hope you enjoy Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5 Release Update 3!
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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.