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  • May 6, 2020

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.4 Release Update 2 is Now Available

Dan Koloski
Vice President

We're happy to inform you that our second monthly Release Update (RU) for Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.4 is now available for download!  You can download the Release Updates from My Oracle Support: Patches & Updates.

As we discussed previously, Release Updates (or "RU" for short) are a way for us to roll out new EM features and bug fixes to you more quickly, without waiting for a major release vehicle (such as EM 13.x) to deliver them.  We expect to follow a more-or-less monthly cadence for ongoing RUs.

Release Updates are Cumulative

Before covering what's in RU2, I'd like to remind everyone that all RUs are cumulative, which means that EM 13.4 RU2 includes all of the functionality in last month's EM13.4 RU1 release.  So if you haven't applied the RU1 patches yet, don't worry -- applying RU2 will cover everything in RU1 as well.

Functional Updates included in RU2

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.4 RU2 includes significant enhancements to key feature areas of Enterprise Manager, including but not limited to:

  • Database Fleet Maintenance now supports patching during Gold Image creation, Gold Image Import/Export across EM instances and rolling Oracle Java Virtual Machine (OJVM) patching
  • Automatic Workload Repository (AWR) Warehouse now supports Pluggable Database (PDB) as a warehouse
  • Exadata Cloud Service and Exadata Cloud@Customer Management have new capacity planning reports
  • Certified a variety of our Management Connectors with the current version of EM, including: BMC Remedy Service Desk 7.6 Connector 12.1.0.3.0, CA Service Desk Connector 13.2.2.0.0, HP Operations Manager Connector 13.2.1.0.0, HP Service Manager 9.0 Connector 12.1.0.1.0, IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Connector 13.2.2.0.0, Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager Connector 13.2.1.0.0
  • Stack uptakes for performance and security:  JDK 1.8 Update 251, Weblogic Server 12.2.1.3.0 Patch Set Update 30965714

A full list of enhancements and bug fixes is available in the README for each patch listed below.

Simplified Oracle Management Service (OMS)-Side Patching

Release Update 2 also features a simplified patching process, in which a single Oracle Management Service (OMS)-side patch action will take care of both OMS Platform and OMS Plug-In patching.  Download patch 31146297 - Enterprise Manager 13c Release 4 Update 2 (13.4.0.2) from My Oracle Support (MOS) and follow the README to apply the patch. This single OMS patch will take care of patching the OMS side plug-in automatically.

Agent-side patches must still be applied as normal.

New Templates Simplify Setting up EM 13.4

In addition to the simplicity of deploying EM on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, we've now made available new templates to make setting up EM in other environments faster and easier.  Visit eDelivery or the EM Downloads page to download any of the following:

  • Oracle VM Template for Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13.4.0.0.0
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox for Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13.4.0.0.0
  • EM 13.4 DB Templates for DB 18.6 & 19.5 (non PDB)

Note:  These templates set up the base EM 13.4 image.  After using them, apply the RU2 patches mentioned below.

Full List of EM 13.4 RU 2 Patches

Release Update patches are versioned with a trailing digit indicating the RU version (ex., 13.4.0.2).  You can see the full list of patches in RU 2 below.

  • Oracle® Enterprise Manager 13c Release 4 Update 2 (13.4.0.2) for Oracle Management Service
  • Oracle® Enterprise Manager 13c Release 4 Platform Update 2 (13.4.0.2) for Oracle Management Agent
  • Agent Monitoring
    • Oracle® Enterprise Manager for Big Data Appliance 13c Release 4 Plug-in Update 2 (13.4.1.2) for Oracle Management Agent
    • Oracle® Enterprise Manager for Oracle Database 13c Release 4 Plug-in Update 2 (13.4.1.2) for Oracle Management Agent
    • Oracle® Enterprise Manager for Fusion Applications 13c Release 4 Plug-in Update 2 (13.4.1.2) for Oracle Management Agent
    • Oracle® Enterprise Manager for Systems Infrastructure 13c Release 4 Plug-in Update 2 (13.4.1.2) for Oracle Management Agent
    • Oracle® Enterprise Manager for Oracle Virtual Infrastructure 13c Release 4 Plug-in Update 2 (13.4.1.2) for Oracle Management Agent
    • Oracle® Enterprise Manager for Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance 13c Release 4 Plug-in Update 2 (13.4.1.2) for Oracle Management Agent
  • Agent Discovery
    • Oracle® Enterprise Manager for Oracle Virtual Infrastructure 13c Release 4 Plug-in Update 2 (13.4.1.2) for Oracle Management Agent (Discovery)
    • Oracle® Enterprise Manager for Siebel 13c Release 4 Plug-in Update 2 (13.4.1.2) for Oracle Management Agent (Discovery)

We hope you enjoy Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.4 Release Update 2! As always, we welcome your feedback on how we can make Enterprise Manager more useful to you, and how we can make the installation and upgrade process even smoother.