Much is happening in the area of managing 3rd party solutions with plug-ins provided by a growing list of technology and solution partners. Heterogeneity in the data center is a fact of life. With a plug-in for Enterprise Manager, a customer can leverage its existing investment in a non-Oracle solution and enable it to work better with Oracle technology and applications, all through Enterprise Manager extensibility. Generally available 3rd party plug-ins are available for download via the
Oracle Enterprise Manager Extensibility Exchange located at www.oracle.com/goto/emextensibility
Here are just a few recent news-bits:
Oracle MwaaS / DBaaS capabilities with VMware based infrastructures now supported
Blue Medora has released the latest revision of its flagship Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c (EM12c) plugin for VMware that adds VMware-base virtualization infrastructures for Oracle EM12c’s MwaaS and DBaaS capabilities. This latest release of the Blue Medora EM12c plugin for VMware extends Oracle EM12c by seamlessly making available your VMware-base virtualization infrastructure, along with all the benefits on running on VMware, into Oracle’s MwaaS / DBaaS capability. Check out this Blue Medora blog and Press Release for more details.
Enhanced features for NetApp’s Enterprise Manager 12c Plug-in allows customers to centrally manage data across private, public and hybrid clouds
With new updates to the NetApp Storage System Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, customers can monitor NetApp storage based on clustered Data ONTAP in a private or public cloud environment from a single user interface. With the integration between NetApp FlexClone and Oracle Enterprise Manager’s Database as a Service solution, customers can setup, deploy, and retire databases on the fly with little effort and minimal overhead using a self-service model. Customers can also create Snapshot copies of their databases and restore them instantaneously from the self-service portal. Learn more about the updated plug-in at the NetApp company news site.
Dell demonstrates its integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager so customers can manage the full infrastructure from one management console
In addition to the official Dell Press Release which describes the plug-in for Dell OpenManage, check out Enterprise Manager being cited in Michael Dell's Oracle OpenWorld 2013 key note (time stamp at 35:15) as well as the this YouTube demo.
On heals of VMAX Plug-In, EMC rolls out VNX Plug-in for Enterprise Manager
EMC’s VNX Plug-in was released a few weeks ago, and is available for download at the EMC Community site located here (requires free community account to access). The VMAX Plug-in, which was released this last Summer, also appears to have gained quite a bit of traction. You can check out this demo of the VMAX plug-in. Also, Joe Tucci, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EMC presented it at OOW 2013 EMC keynote (time stamp 23:00).