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  • September 19, 2020

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 4 Update 6 (13.4.0.6) Is Now Available!

Daniela Hansell
Senior Manager, Enterprise and Cloud Manageability

We're excited to announce our sixth monthly Release Update!  Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 4 Update 6 (13.4.0.6), RU6 for short, is now available for download from My Oracle Support > Patches & Updates.

Release Updates Details

Release Updates (RUs) are a way 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. Note that RUs are cumulative, which means that the most recent RU includes functionality from all previous release updates.  Our general recommendation is to apply the most current Release Update as soon as possible. 

Key Updates in RU6

Functionality added or enhanced in Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.4 RU6 includes updates for Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (ZDLRA) management, support for new CIS v3.0.0 compliance standards, new destination options for the Database Migration Planner, a new method of applying a Release Update while upgrading to 13c Release 4, certification of Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database 18.1.4 and Kubernetes lifecycle support on Private Cloud Appliance and Private Cloud @ Customer, among many other fixes and updates. Here are the highlights:

 

Automatic Indexing for Database Nodes of Oracle Exadata Database Machine: You can now enable Automatic Indexing for the Oracle Exadata Database Machine database nodes monitored in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control.

 

Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (ZDLRA) Support for New Parameters on Copy-to-Media Jobs: When submitting the Copy-to-Media job template, you can optionally specify advanced parameters like Format and Auto Backup Prefix and Tag.

Figure 1: Copy-to-Media New Parameters

 

Support for Center for Internet Security (CIS)  Benchmark v3.0.0 Traditional & Unified Audit Profiles for Oracle Database 12c Single Instance, Pluggable Database and Clusters: You can now use the following CIS v3.0.0 auditing profiles for Oracle Database 12c:

  • CIS Traditional Auditing for Oracle Database
  • CIS Traditional Auditing for Oracle Pluggable Database
  • CIS Traditional Auditing for Oracle Cluster Database (RAC)
  • CIS Unified Auditing for Oracle Database
  • CIS Unified Auditing for Oracle Pluggable Database
  • CIS Unified Auditing for Oracle Cluster Database (RAC)

Figure 2: The New Compliance Standards Supported

 

Database Migration Planner: Database Migration Planner now supports Bare Metal DB Systems and Exadata Cloud-based destination options.

Figure 3: Destination Option for Database Migration Planner

 

New Method to Apply Release Updates While Upgrading:   The EM upgrade process now includes instructions on how to apply Release Updates directly while upgrading to EM 13.4.  For more information see Applying Release Update in Bit Only Mode .

 

Key Enhancements and Complete List of Updates

You can see the full list of enhancements and bug fixes in RU6 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.

More details on the key enhancements available with all EM 13.4 Release Updates, see:

We hope you enjoy Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.4 Release Update 6!

 

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:

Oracle Manageability Solutions for Database and Cloud (solution briefs, customer stories, White Papers)

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)

 

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