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:
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 (18.104.22.168) 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:
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., 22.214.171.124). You can see the full list of patches in RU 2 below.
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.