Questions and Answers from the Oracle Enterprise Management Online Forum Keynote: Gain Total Cloud Control

The recording of Oracle Enterprise Management Online Forum: Gain Total Control of Enterprise Clouds on January 25th is now available to view on demand. This half day, online event provided a unique opportunity to see, in one place, the full management capabilities of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and to learn about the new cloud management functionality . To view the recordings from the Enterprise Management Forum and download the presentations, please click at the link provided below :

Oracle Enterprise Management Online Forum - On Demand

Many of the Online Forum attendees found the live Q&A extremely valuable during the sessions and requested to share the archive of the Q&A.  We will be sharing the Q&A from the Oracle Enterprise Management Forum in a series of blogs during next few weeks. In this blog we will include the live Q&A archive for the keynote "Gain Total Cloud Control"  at the Oracle Enterprise Management Online Forum .

Questions and Answers from the Oracle Enterprise Management Online Forum Keynote: Gain Total Cloud Control

Q. I would like to know what is the main difference (new features) between Oracle OEM 11g and 12c 

A. Cloud control is the next version of Enterprise Manager, and has the same features and capabilities as Grid Control, plus new things (like cloud management). For more details about the new features, see:

Q. Discover Assets ... what kind of assets ?   

A. An 'asset' is an IT component. Either a Hardware device (like a computer, network device, etc...), or a Software component (like an Oracle database, an EBiz suite, PeopleSoft suite, etc...)

Q. With agent installed/configured, is it possible to make the inventory of all the software installed in a given host (as it is the case for many asset mngt tools)

A. With the install/configuration of an Agent, the discovery will go over all the Oracle software installed (the inventory of the Universal Installer), and present that as 'assets' in EM. So each ORACLE_HOME will be an asset in Cloud Control, with potentially software components running out of that home

Q. Can Enterprise manager 12c be tailored for managing existing infrastructure?

A. Enterprise manager Cloud Control (12c) has the same monitoring and administration features as Grid Control (10g and 11g). So an existing deployment can be upgraded to Cloud Control and continue the monitor and administration of those assets.

Q. Is Oracle VM Manager in OEM 12c?

A. EM 12c can manage Oracle VMs directly as it is integrated now with OVM Manager .

Q. The 11g Grid control had 6 Oracle Exadata plug-ins. I understand that the 12c Cloud has all the system monitoring plug-ins as a required default now?

A. There is a single 'plugin' for Exadata in 12c that encapsulates all the individual plugins that were needed for 11g. For more information, see this My Oracle Support Note: 1110675.1: Database Machine Monitoring Best Practices

Q. I understand that EM still not able to make the inventory (and not monitor) of the installed software for a given host ?

A. Oracle software is managed by default. Each ORACLE_HOME is discovered as a standalone entity - 3rd party software installed on the machine is part of the Configuration information. This information includes the list of all installed software, as well as any OS patches or updates installed on the machine. See:

Q. Is there upgrade / installation / patch guidelines of 12c on window?

A. You can find upgrade guidelines at

Q. Do you have product for micro-enterprise, or medium, who plan is be an group?

Cloud Control can be used to monitor a small number of machines, all the way up to a large enterprise (even in multiple locations) Depending on the amount of monitoring work that needs to be done, Cloud Control can be scaled-up to handle that load .

Q. Can LDAP be integrated using 12c. Are there any documents from Oracle regarding the same?

A. Yes - You can integrate LDAP/SSO with EM. For more details, see the security best practice paper:

Q. Is there an upgrade path from 11g?

A. Yes - There is an path to upgrade your existing 10gR5 or 11gR1 to Cloud Control. See:

Q. What Operating Systems is Enterprise Manager certified on?

A. Currently, Cloud control is available for Linux, Solaris and AIX. Additional platforms (like windows) will be announced later on this year. Downloads are available from OTN:

Q. Are there partners who can help implement Oracle Enterprise Manager?

A. Yes - There are partners who can help with the implementation of Cloud Control. More information can be found on the Partner Network:

Q. Does Oracle have best practices for implementing Enterprise Manager that it can share?

A. Yes - There is a lot of information on OTN (Oracle Technet) See:

Q. Is Enterprise Manager applicable for non-cloud environments as well?

A. Enterprise Manager is a management and administration tool for your IT eco-system. It has the capabilities to monitor all kinds of IT assets in your environment, for both cloud and non-cloud bases.

Q. What happened to Grid Control?

A. Cloud Control is the next version of Grid Control. It has all the new features, including cloud management .

Q. Do we need to use virtualization to use Cloud Control?

A. Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud control can work with both Physical machines and Virtual machines. You do not need to use Virtualization in order to take advantage of the cloud features, although some features were designed with Virtualization in mind

Q. Where can we get information about setting up and using Cloud Control?

A. Information about installing and upgrading Cloud Control can be found here:

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