We're excited to announce our fifth monthly Release Update! Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 4 Update 5 (188.8.131.52), RU5 for short, is now available for download from My Oracle Support > Patches & Updates.
Release Updates (RUs) are a way for us to roll out new EM features and bug fixes quickly, without waiting for a major release. Release Updates are versioned with a trailing digit indicating the RU version (here, 184.108.40.206). Note that RUs are cumulative, which means that the most recent RU includes functionality from all previous release updates. It is our general recommendation that you apply the most current Release Updates as soon as possible.
Functionality added or enhanced in Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.4 RU5 includes new support for aggregating data from multiple EM sites (EM Federation), a new interface for managing Configuration and Security Compliance data, new ASM Filter Driver support in Provisioning Oracle RAC Databases, as well as other Database Lifecycle management enhancements.
New Compliance and Comparison & Drift Dashboards: This version introduces a brand new Comparison and Drift Management Dashboard that allows to you access, at a glance, information on targets drifting from a set configuration, or inconsistent with a set definition, or targets that differ from a given template, all from a single new interface.
Figure 1: The New Comparison and Drift Management Dashboard
In addition, the newly redesigned Compliance Dashboard presents all the compliance related data in a single interface and makes it easy to identify violations and errors, as well as evaluate alerts.
New EM Federation Dashboard: This version also introduces the ability to specify EM sites of interest and access critical information from multiple sites in a single new interface. The Federation Overview Dashboard rolls up information such as status of targets, incidents, problems and jobs status across all your EM sites, provides various ways to sort your data, and allows you to drill down for more information directly to each EM site and its monitored targets.
Figure 2: The New EM Federation Dashboard
Database Lifecycle Management Enhancements: Patching operations now support the cleanup of old container databases upon completion of a patching cycle, helping free valuable resources. Provisioning of Oracle RAC Database Grid Infrastructure operations support the ASM Filter Driver while specifying the Automatic Storage Management options.
You can see the full list of enhancements and bug fixes in RU5 in the Release Update READMEs and the My Oracle Support note: Enterprise Manager 13.4 Master Release Update List (Includes Plug-ins) -Doc ID 2647078.1.
For a summary of key enhancements in all EM 13.4 Release Updates, see:
We hope you enjoy Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.4 Release Update 5!
As always, we welcome feedback on how we can improve your experience with Enterprise Manager! Be sure to also check the following locations for continuous updates:
Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13.4 Technical Content (documentation, videos, technical blogs and other resources)
My Oracle Support > Certifications (for the latest certified platforms and version combinations)