Monday Apr 02, 2012

Total Cloud Control keeps getting better ! Oracle Launch Webcast : Total Cloud Control for Systems

Total Cloud Control Keeps Getting Better

Join Oracle Vice President of Systems Management Steve Wilson and a panel of Oracle executives to find out how your enterprise cloud can achieve 10x improved performance and 12x operational agility. Only Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c allows you to:

  • Accelerate mission-critical cloud deployment
  • Unleash the power of Solaris 11, the first cloud OS
  • Simplify Oracle engineered systems management

You’ll also get a chance to have your questions answered by Oracle product experts and dive deeper into the technology by viewing our demos that trace the steps companies like yours take as they transition to a private cloud environment.

Featured Speaker With a special announcement by:
Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson
Vice President, Systems Management, Oracle
John Fowler
John Fowler
Executive Vice President, Systems, Oracle

9:00 a.m. PT Keynote: Total Cloud Control for Systems

9:45 a.m. PT Panel Discussion with Oracle Hardware, Software, and Support Executives

10:15 a.m. PT Demo Series: A Step-by-Step Journey to Enterprise Clouds

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Saturday Feb 11, 2012

Managing the World's #1 Middleware - Questions and Answers Series from the Oracle Enterprise Management Online Forum

Today, in a blog series on sharing the Q&A from the Oracle Enterprise Management Forum, we'll cover the Q&A from the "Managing the World's #1 Middleware" session in the DBA/ Developer track.

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g is the #1 application infrastructure foundation available today. It enables enterprises to create and run agile, intelligent business applications while maximizing IT efficiency through full utilization of modern hardware and software architectures. Oracle Enterprise Manager is the most complete and integrated availability and performance monitoring for Fusion Middleware and delivers unique capabilities such as production diagnostics, model-driven topology mapping and business transaction management.

With the introduction of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c we continue to drive down the Total cost of ownership of our middleware solutions through introduction of new automation capabilities.

Firstly, we have automated some of the most common tasks in monitoring a Middleware environment. 
Most of you will view the dependency between components, navigate across them, and look for occurrence of related incidents or performance problems between them. You can now do these activities very simply through our Routing Topology Viewer. Enterprise Manager is also continuously monitoring log files for occurrence of any exceptions or errors. Our Log viewer allows you to search log files across components even if they are spread across WLS domains.

Secondly we have added some unique capabilities for Diagnostic automation. 
Now many of you may already be familiar with the Diagnostic Advisors we have built for the Oracle Database. We, for the first time in the industry, are now offering similar capabilities for the WebLogic Server tier as well. Just like the Database, the Middleware Diagnostic Advisor analyzes an hours worth of performance data and generate performance findings every hour. There are recommendations associated with each of the findings that can help you tune your application performance. Currently there are 6 types of findings we generate and we will continue to add to this list in each upcoming release. 

Finally, we continue to deliver on new capabilities for provisioning automation
As you know, provisioning activities can sometimes consume 40-50% of a typical administrators time, and we want to help optimize this so that this time can be spent on more value added activities. One of the key new capabilities in Enterprise Manager 12c is automation capabilities for scaling WebLogic Server and SOA domains, as well as automation for deployment and Java EE applications

With Enterprise Manager 12c we are confident that unprecedented levels of automation we offer will be extremely valuable to the Fusion Middleware admin community

In this session we demonstrated some of these new functionalities. The recording from the Oracle Enterprise Management Online Forum is now available to watch on demand.

Questions and Answers from "Managing the World's #1 Middleware" session

Q. Is it safe to perform diagnostics on a live production system?

A. Yes, EM12c provides a number of diagnostic services including JVM diagnostics, which is hot-pluggable on running JVMs, configuration diagnostics though EM12c’s configuration management services. Enterprise Manager customers routinely employ these services to perform root cause analysis in problematic production environments.

Q. Does EM 12c support WLS 12c?

A. Yes, Enterprise Manager 12c supports WLS12c including Enterprise Manager’s middleware lifecycle services.

Q. What does Enterprise Manager do for Exalogic?

A. Enterprise Manager provides complete apps to disk management for Exalogic though the Exalogic Dashboard providing a unified view of hardware and software assets. Furthermore, Enterprise Manager 12c provides visibility into hardware assets by communicating to the integrated lights out management card, or service processor. Consequently, Enterprise Manager has visibility into the compute nodes, switches and storage on Exalogic hardware.

Q. Does EM12c contains a new version of ADP(aka Clearapp) also?

A. ADP has been integrated into the EM12c console, providing a single pane of glass for ADP across WLS instances.

Q. Enterprise Manager 12c has a new look and feel, are there any changes under the hood?

A. Enterprise Manager Cloud Control (12c) has a new modular plug-in architecture that allows for a more flexible product life-cycle. As a consequence, new middleware management release features can be downloaded directly into Enterprise Manager 12c and new functionality can be pushed down to the EM agent. Furthermore, Enterprise Manager’s new architecture scales to meet the largest customer deployments of Fusion Middleware and Weblogic domains.

Q. How does Real User Experience Insight track the users?

A. Real user Experience Insight uses Network Protocol Analysis, which is non-intrusive to the end-user performance, to track all end-users accessing the (web) application.

Q. What is new in Enterprise Manager Enterprise Manager 12c for Middleware?

A. Enterprise Manager 12c builds upon 11g release in a number of significant ways. This includes tighter integration with Enterprise Manager Ops Center for Hardware Management (networking, storage, compute nodes). Additionally, EM12c provides the ability to clone and scale out Fusion Middleware Containers and WLS containers with Java Required Files. And lastly, the Exalogic Dashboard has been improved with simplified discovery and a new look and feel.

Q. What is the difference between WLS Console, Fusion Middleware Control, and Enterprise Manager Cloud Control?

A. The WLS Console is converging with Fusion Middleware Control Console over time and ultimately provides a single console for Weblogic and Fusion Middleware management. The end goal is for Fusion Middleware Console to contain the functionality of the Weblogic console, plus provide extended console management services for the Fusion Middleware stack.

Q. Is there any overlap with Fusion Middleware Control Enterprise Manager Cloud Control?

A. Enterprise Manager Cloud Control works hand-in-hand with Fusion Middleware Control. EM12c and Fusion Middlware Control acts as a single pane of glass allowing you to manage all your Weblogic and Fusion Middleware Domains from a single console. In addition to the configuration capabilities of Fusion Middleware Control, Enterprise Manager Cloud Control provides services to those middleware instances including: deployment, cloning/scaling, testing, configuration management, diagnostics, service level management, patch automation and cloud management services - all from that single console.

Q. Can Enterprise Manager Cloud Control manage the tight integration of Coherence and Weblogic?

A. Yes, Enterprise Manager Cloud Control has Coherence management capabilities and can monitor and manage both weblogic and Coherence. For Coherence Enterprise Manager Cloud Control provides deployment, cloning/scaling, configuration management, diagnostics, service level management, patch automation and cloud management services, all from the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control console.

Q. Hanging off a previous Q - When would you need WLS/FMw Console over EM Cloud Console?

A. Enterprise Manager Cloud Console provides a greater number of services than WLS/FMW Console providing a single pane of glass for enterprise management. For example, in addition to the configuration capabilities of Fusion Middleware Control, Enterprise Manager Cloud Control provides services to those middleware instances including: deployment, cloning/scaling, testing, configuration management, diagnostics, service level management, patch automation and cloud management services - all from that single console.

Q. Does Exalogic system run Database servers as well (as app servers etc.)? Thought I saw something along the lines from a slide in another session.

A. Yes, Exalogic can run database servers, however, as a best practice Exalogic is best paired with Exadata from a performance and high availability standpoint.

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Wednesday Dec 21, 2011

Oracle Enterprise Management Online Forum : Gain Total Control of Enterprise Cloud - January 25, 2012

Join Oracle executives and product experts for this complimentary, half-day online forum and live chat to learn about the different phases of the cloud lifecycle, challenges associated with each phase and the Oracle cloud management solution that keeps you in total control of your cloud services every step of the way.

Following is the agenda of the online forum. For deatiled online event schedule, session abstracts and speaker profiles, please click on the banner above.


Gain Total Cloud Control
10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET
Sushil Kumar, Vice President, Product Strategy and Business Development, Oracle

IT Management/Architect Track

Many Clouds, Many Choices
11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Rex Wang, Vice President, Product Marketing, Oracle

Business Justification and Planning Considerations for an Enterprise Cloud
11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET
Craig Yappert, Senior Director, Enterprise Monitoring Solutions, Oracle

Defining Cost Models and Chargeback Plans for an Enterprise Cloud
12:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. ET
Eric Tran-Le, Vice President, Product Management, Oracle

Cloud Service Monetization
12:30 p.m. PT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Paul Hughes, Director, Product Marketing, Oracle

DBA/Developer Track

Setting Up and Managing Enterprise Cloud
11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Moderated by: Anand Akela, Senior Principal Product Director, Product Marketing, Oracle

Extreme Database Management
11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET
Moderated by: Scott Mcneil, Principal Product Manager, Product Marketing, Oracle

Managing the World's #1 Middleware
12:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. ET
Moderated by: Daniel Schrijver, Senior Principal Product Director, Product Marketing, Oracle

Application Testing in the Cloud Made Easy
12:30 p.m. PT / 3:30 p.m. ET
Moderated by: Daniel Schrijver, Senior Principal Product Director, Product Marketing, Oracle

Complete Framework for Enterprise Monitoring
1:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. ET
Moderated by: Moe Fardoost, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Oracle

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Sunday Oct 02, 2011

Cloud Lifecycle Management Gets Top Billing at Oracle OpenWorld

In addition to 50 sessions devoted to Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle expects to introduce the first complete cloud lifecycle management solution at Oracle OpenWorld 2011, taking place in San Francisco October 2–6.

Join our special Oracle Enterprise manager event (general session #13782) on Monday, October 3, at 5 p.m. in the Novellus Theater at YBCA, adjacent to San Francisco's Moscone Center. Arrive early for a chance to receive a complimentary pass to a reception that follows the event where you will enjoy food, drinks, and demos of the new product.

For those not attending the event, there is also a live Webcast at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 3.

Attend the Monday event to learn more about a game-changing solution that manages every aspect of cloud, and enables organizations to

  • Quickly plan and set up an enterprise cloud, including self-service provisioning, policy-based resource management, metering, and chargeback
  • Manage the cloud from a business perspective, balancing service levels and functionality with cost and availability
  • Streamline IT operations to cut cost and complexity by eliminating unnecessary tools
  • Maintain the cloud with a unique, proactive support service delivered via the cloud
Don't-Miss Oracle Enterprise Manager Sessions
In addition to the launch events, attendees will want to visit these key sessions.
  • Extreme Database Administration: New Features for Expert DBAs
    Tuesday, October 4, 10:15 a.m., Moscone South 104
    This session demonstrates the wealth of new features in Oracle Enterprise Manager that make life easier for DBAs.

  • Managing Oracle Fusion Middleware as Platform and as a Cloud-Based Service
    Tuesday, October 4, 1:15 p.m., Moscone South 306
    Find out what's new in Oracle Enterprise Manager for managing Oracle Fusion Middleware and a private cloud environment.

  • Building an Enterprise Private Cloud: Bare Metal to Applications
    Tuesday, October 4, 5:00 p.m., Moscone South 102
    Learn how to build IaaS, PaaS, and DaaS solutions with Oracle Enterprise Manager.

  • Manage Oracle Fusion Applications with User, Application, and System Perspective
    Thursday, October 6, 9:00 a.m., Moscone West 2005
    Gain insight into end users, troubleshoot performance problems, define service-level objectives, and proactively monitor end-to-end Oracle Fusion Applications environments.

  • Oracle Exadata Management Fundamentals: New Features for Monitoring, Tuning, and More
    Wednesday, October 5, 10:15 a.m., Moscone South 305
    Explore all the tools and capabilities available for extreme Oracle Exadata management.

  • Managing Server Infrastructure Using Oracle Enterprise Manager
    Thursday, October 6, 9:00 a.m., Moscone South 236
    Learn how Enterprise Manager helps sysadmins manage servers (both x86 and SPARC) and storage at scale.
Learn more or register now for Oracle OpenWorld 2011.

Download Focus On Oracle Enterprise Manager for more information about sessions, demos, and other activities.


 Source : Oracle Enterprise Manager Newsletter - September edition

Thursday Jul 28, 2011

WEBCAST: Get Proactive with DBA Task Automation

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
10:00 a.m. PST / 1:00 p.m. EST
Register Now!


Today DBAs are being pressured to deliver database services faster and at lower operational costs, with many turning to the next-generation of database management tools and techniques to help them meet these demands head-on.

Join us for an interactive Webcast with Oracle experts who will share best practices for dealing with these database management challenges—plus tips for getting the work done quickly and efficiently. You'll learn how to:

  • Automate many routine manual DBA tasks
  • Get better performance and service quality with proactive database management
  • Overcome the explosive surge in database growth

Register now to attend this event. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the 2011 IOUG survey on database manageability, Managing the Rapid Rise in Database Growth.



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