New EMC VMAX Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c
By Joe Diemer on Jul 18, 2013
EMC has just released its VMAX Storage Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c. EMC can now deliver availability, performance, and configuration information for EMC VMAX Storage Arrays by combining its EMC VMAX system monitoring solution for Oracle systems with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c. Oracle and EMC hope that customers can can now reduce the complexity of managing and cost of applications that rely on EMC Symmetrix VMAX systems and Oracle technologies. With this Plug-in, application administrators can consolidate all the monitoring information in Oracle Enterprise Manager, and perform root cause analysis. Storage and database administrators can perform proactive monitoring of EMC VMAX systems, identify the impact of storage performance problems on end user services, and better align their efforts with the business needs.
The EMC VMAX Storage Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c automatically collects a comprehensive set of availability and performance metrics enabling the administrators to quickly review the issues according to their specific operational requirements. The 12c Plug-in also collects configuration information about the Symmetrix VMAX storage systems that allows storage administrators and Oracle database administrators to compare product and disk information for different storage controllers. This capability provides a common view of database to Symmetrix VMAX storage systems at a glance using the power of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.
EMC VMAX Storage Plug-in enables the following for your Oracle and VMAX environments:
• Single pane of glass into EMC storage capacity and performance for the DBA
• View the layout of the host file systems on the storage devices
• Display the overall configuration sketch of the VMAX Array, the Front-end and Disk directors
• Review the storage performance as it relates to time of day
• Review IOPS for reads, writes or investigate KBs writes and reads as it relates to your Oracle database storage
The Plug-in is now accessible via the Extensibility Exhange, where it can be downloaded and also see a good demo about what it does, how it works and how to install it.