Enterprise Manager 12c Consolidation Planner is a great tool that helps
you plan and consolidate multiple targets on to a single machine such
as Oracle Exadata. This solution helps you visualize what you have running
in your environment and where you can take advantage of consolidation
in order to maximize resources and lower IT operational costs. Watch the
demo below to get a better understand of how Consolidation Planner works.
As senior vice president of middleware for Oracle in Europe, Dr. Andrew
Sutherland has more than 20 years’ experience in emerging technologies
and their application to business problems. Currently, he manages a team
of architects, business development managers, and technical specialists
who help customers make the best use of their investments in Oracle technologies.
Q. What makes
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c different from competitors' offerings?
A. Oracle Enterprise Manager's approach is unique in that it manages across
the entire Oracle stack, from applications, middleware, and the database
all the way down to servers and storage. That means it can truly unlock
the value of the entire Oracle stack.
Q. What is
the payoff for organizations that adopt such a comprehensive approach?
A. Our customers are able to manage the entire Oracle estate in the most
cost-effective way possible by automating many of their day-to-day tasks.
To give you an idea of its scope, many of our customers have made sure
that Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c’s dashboard is available to their
senior IT management team. They use it to ensure that all parts of their
IT stack are delivering what they should be delivering, when they should
be delivering it.
Perhaps most important
of all, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c enables organizations to move beyond
the old paradigm of multiple independent IT stacks to offer infrastructure
as a service and platform as a service.
Q. As someone
who helps customers make the most of their investment in Oracle technology,
what do you find most promising about Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release
A. There are three key areas that are especially exciting. First, it provides
an accelerated path to the cloud. Whether you are building a small, medium,
or large private cloud within your organization, it provides the tools
you need to make it happen, from designing the cloud to provisioning and
Secondly, this release
provides monitoring and management tools that go both deeper into the
stack and wider across components within the stack. That means an even
more comprehensive dashboard.
Finally Oracle Enterprise
Manager 12c Release 4 offers true enterprise-grade management. With the
growth of social and mobile connectivity, the need for a highly performant
and robust stack is more prominent than ever. And Oracle Enterprise Manager
12c is there to do exactly that: manage true, enterprise-grade IT deployments.
Q. What should
Oracle customers do if they want to learn more about the latest release
of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c?
A. First, speak to your Oracle contact, whether it is a partner or Oracle
representative, to get more complete information. Also consider coming
to an Oracle
Day event in your area, especially if you can attend one dedicated
to cloud computing. And in the meantime, you can always head to the Oracle
Enterprise Manager pages on oracle.com to get started.
Find out more about
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4.
out all the latest Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c sessions at
this year's Oracle OpenWorld. Organizers of the event, taking place in
San Francisco from September 28 to October 2, expect heavy turnout at
sessions, hands-on labs, and customer panels devoted to Oracle Enterprise
Manager 12c. Find out who is participating and which sessions
are most recommended by the Oracle Enterprise Manager team. Read
than 22,000 votes were cast across 31 different database categories, from
Best Relational Database to Best Database Appliance,
DBTA called the contest a tight race and was "often neck and neck"
has a longstanding commitment to superior manageability for our products.
Oracle Enterprise Manager's continued success and innovations in providing
the leading solution for managing Oracle Database is a prime example of
this commitment. These awards are a further testament to the importance
customers place on Oracle Enterprise Manager." says Moe Fardoost, Senior
Director, Product Marketing for Oracle Enterprise Manager.
A few weeks ago, someone asked on the OTN forums how to alert on some of the JVM metrics such as ‘JVM Threads – Threads Started (since startup)’ using Enterprise Manager 12c (EM). This is one of those few metrics that EM collects, but does not allow custom thresholds. Let’s take a look at the metrics that EM collects on the WebLogic Server target.
If you’re monitoring more than a handful of servers or databases in your Enterprise Manager 12c (EM), you have probably started creating groups to manage many targets together. If you haven’t, this is one of the most critical aspects of setting up your EM to properly monitor and manage targets. There are several use cases where you will want to perform a single action on multiple targets.
Setting monitoring thresholds
Applying compliance rules
Running jobs, upgrades, backups
The easiest way to perform a single action against multiple targets is to use groups. Oracle Enterprise Manager (EM) 12c has 4 types of groups that we can take advantage of.