to check out the Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c general session,
Drive the Future of Self-Service IT with Oracle Enterprise Manager
for cloud computing and self-service IT demand a unified management solution
that provides visibility, insight, and control across the IT landscape.
In this session, key representatives from Oracle Enterprise Manager Product
Development will discuss customer and partner experiences in deploying
and managing large-footprint private cloud environments encompassing Oracle
Applications, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Database, and Oracle Engineered
Systems. In the second part of the session, attendees will get a sneak
preview of several exciting new offerings in the Oracle Enterprise Manager
family. Don’t miss this opportunity to glimpse the future of Oracle’s
systems management offerings.
Enterprise Manager 12c, in its fourth year, has seen record levels
of customer adoption. We are excited to showcase many of these customers
throughout our OpenWorld activities, sessions, hands-on labs
and DEMOgrounds this year.
With Oracle Enterprise
Manager's large presence at OpenWorld, we've provided a variety of resources
that you can use to follow all the Oracle Enterprise Manager activities
Unprecedented number of
customer sessions with over 50 presenting or co-presenting this year.
Full-day track on Oracle
Enterprise Manager 12c at the Sunday User Group Forum sponsored
by the IOUG.
General Session and over
40 Oracle-authored track-sessions on Oracle Enterprise Manager.
19 Dedicated Oracle
Enterprise Manager demopods in the Oracle DEMOgrounds.
13 Oracle Enterprise Manager
12c hands-on labs providing deep-dive experience led by Oracle
Scripts, the largest pharmacy benefit management organization in the United
States, automates its database services using Oracle Enterprise Manager's
centralized management solution. Watch
Enterprise Manager 12c Consolidation Planner is a great tool that helps
you plan and consolidate multiple targets on to a single machine such
as Oracle Exadata. This solution helps you visualize what you have running
in your environment and where you can take advantage of consolidation
in order to maximize resources and lower IT operational costs. Watch the
demo below to get a better understand of how Consolidation Planner works.
As senior vice president of middleware for Oracle in Europe, Dr. Andrew
Sutherland has more than 20 years’ experience in emerging technologies
and their application to business problems. Currently, he manages a team
of architects, business development managers, and technical specialists
who help customers make the best use of their investments in Oracle technologies.
Q. What makes
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c different from competitors' offerings?
A. Oracle Enterprise Manager's approach is unique in that it manages across
the entire Oracle stack, from applications, middleware, and the database
all the way down to servers and storage. That means it can truly unlock
the value of the entire Oracle stack.
Q. What is
the payoff for organizations that adopt such a comprehensive approach?
A. Our customers are able to manage the entire Oracle estate in the most
cost-effective way possible by automating many of their day-to-day tasks.
To give you an idea of its scope, many of our customers have made sure
that Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c’s dashboard is available to their
senior IT management team. They use it to ensure that all parts of their
IT stack are delivering what they should be delivering, when they should
be delivering it.
Perhaps most important
of all, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c enables organizations to move beyond
the old paradigm of multiple independent IT stacks to offer infrastructure
as a service and platform as a service.
Q. As someone
who helps customers make the most of their investment in Oracle technology,
what do you find most promising about Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release
A. There are three key areas that are especially exciting. First, it provides
an accelerated path to the cloud. Whether you are building a small, medium,
or large private cloud within your organization, it provides the tools
you need to make it happen, from designing the cloud to provisioning and
Secondly, this release
provides monitoring and management tools that go both deeper into the
stack and wider across components within the stack. That means an even
more comprehensive dashboard.
Finally Oracle Enterprise
Manager 12c Release 4 offers true enterprise-grade management. With the
growth of social and mobile connectivity, the need for a highly performant
and robust stack is more prominent than ever. And Oracle Enterprise Manager
12c is there to do exactly that: manage true, enterprise-grade IT deployments.
Q. What should
Oracle customers do if they want to learn more about the latest release
of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c?
A. First, speak to your Oracle contact, whether it is a partner or Oracle
representative, to get more complete information. Also consider coming
to an Oracle
Day event in your area, especially if you can attend one dedicated
to cloud computing. And in the meantime, you can always head to the Oracle
Enterprise Manager pages on oracle.com to get started.
Find out more about
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4.
out all the latest Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c sessions at
this year's Oracle OpenWorld. Organizers of the event, taking place in
San Francisco from September 28 to October 2, expect heavy turnout at
sessions, hands-on labs, and customer panels devoted to Oracle Enterprise
Manager 12c. Find out who is participating and which sessions
are most recommended by the Oracle Enterprise Manager team. Read
than 22,000 votes were cast across 31 different database categories, from
Best Relational Database to Best Database Appliance,
DBTA called the contest a tight race and was "often neck and neck"
has a longstanding commitment to superior manageability for our products.
Oracle Enterprise Manager's continued success and innovations in providing
the leading solution for managing Oracle Database is a prime example of
this commitment. These awards are a further testament to the importance
customers place on Oracle Enterprise Manager." says Moe Fardoost, Senior
Director, Product Marketing for Oracle Enterprise Manager.
Enterprise Manager 184.108.40.206 has now been released for a few weeks, as well as the 220.127.116.11 OMS Bundle patches (also known as System patches). If you plan to apply these bundle patches to your 18.104.22.168 OMS, and you are concerned about the downtime, then, you can reduce the downtime by referring to this whitepaper that contains patching instructions to reduce downtime.
This whitepaper covers various Enterprise Manager High Availability (EM HA) usecases (level 1, 2, 3, 4), and contains instructions on how to reduce downtime while applying patches to each of these usecases. It also clearly defines the steps that require downtime and those that do not.
If you have a multi-OMS setup, you can also refer to this whitepaper which covers script creation using the opatchauto command, which automates the substeps and further reduces downtime.During our internal testing of this whitepaper on an EM HA setup, we have noticed a significant reduction in downtime.
If your customer plans to do an Enterprise Manager Upgrade to 22.214.171.124, then as a post upgrade recommendation, they should patch their OMS with the latest bundle patches by following the instructions outlined in this whitepaper.
Now that Enterprise Manager 12cR4 has been out for a little
while, more people are getting around to upgrading their agents. Since the monthly Patch bundles were released
we already have a few Agent side patches that we want to apply to our newly upgraded
agents. I’ve written about
simplifying your agent patching before, but this feature still seems to fly
under the radar. It’s days like these
that I miss running a massive Enterprise Manager with thousands of databases,
because this is one of the things that would have made me dance in my cubicle.
Let's say, you have 100 126.96.36.199.0 agents (50 with Database
plug-in, 50 with Middleware plug-in). In
my previous blog on EM patches, I explained the different types of patches available for EM,
so I’m not going to go into detail here. What I'm going to illustrate is how we can upgrade those 100 agents, and patch them with the following
patches in one step (current as of today):
Service Catalog for Database and Middleware as a Service; Enhanced Database
and Middleware Management Help Drive Enterprise-Scale Private Cloud Adoption
IT organizations are adopting private clouds as a stepping-stone to business-driven,
self-service IT. Successful implementations hinge on the ability to efficiently
deploy and manage cloud services at enterprise scale. Having a complete
cloud management solution integrated with an enterprise-class technology
stack is a fundamental requirement for IT. Oracle
Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4 meets that requirement by
helping businesses become more agile and responsive, while reducing cost,
complexity, and risk.
provide advanced technology stack management, secure database administration,
and enterprise service governance, enabling Oracle customers and partners
to maximize database and application performance and drive innovation
using self-service IT platforms.
have been driven by customers and the growing Oracle
Enterprise Manager Ecosystem, comprised of more than 750 Oracle
PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized partners. Oracle and its partners
and customers have built over 140 plug-ins and connectors for Oracle
Manager 12c Release 4 allows for a rapid enterprise-wide adoption
of database, middleware and infrastructure services in the private cloud,
driven by an enhanced API-enabled service catalog.
The release features
“push button” style provisioning of complete environments
such as SOA and Oracle Active Data Guard, and fast data cloning that
enables rapid deployment and testing of enterprise applications.
capabilities to detect data and configuration vulnerabilities provide
enhanced cloud service governance along with greater operational control
through a flexible and extensible showback mechanism.
A new performance
warehouse enables predictive database diagnostics and trend analysis
and helps identify database problems before they occur.
data-governance capabilities enhance security by helping systematically
discover and protect sensitive data.
of upgrades with the ability to rollback changes enables faster adoption
of Oracle Database
A new consolidated
view of Oracle
Fusion Middleware 12c deployments with a guided management
capability lets administrators apply best management practices to diverse
middleware environments and identify performance issues quickly.
A Java VM Diagnostics
as a Service feature allows governed access to diagnostics data for
IT workers across multiple disciplines for accelerated DevOps resolutions
of defects and performance optimization.
New automated provisioning
for SOA lets middleware administrators perform mass SOA provisioning
and preferred credentials have been added to Oracle Enterprise Manager
to provide additional fine-grained security for organizations with complex
access control requirements.
A new security
console provides a single point of control for managing the security
of Oracle Enterprise Manager environments.
Support for the
latest industry standard SNMP v3 protocol, including encryption, enables
more secure heterogeneous management.
adapts to observed environmental changes and adds self-management capabilities
to help Oracle Enterprise Manager run at peak performance, while demanding
less IT supervision.
Livermore National Laboratory has a strong tradition of technology breakthroughs
and leadership. As a member of Oracle’s Customer Advisory Board
for Oracle Enterprise Manager, we have consistently provided feedback
and guidance in the areas of enterprise-scale cloud, self-diagnosability,
and secure administration for the product,” said Tim Frazier,
CIO, NIF and Photon Sciences, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
“We intend to take advantage of the Release 4 features that support
enterprise-scale availability and fine-grained security capabilities
for private cloud deployments.”
recent CloudTrack survey shows that most enterprises plan to adopt hybrid
cloud architectures over the next three years,” said Mary Johnston
Turner, Research Vice President, Enterprise System Management Software,
IDC. “These organizations plan to deploy a wide range of workloads
into cloud environments including mission critical database and middleware
services that require high levels of fault tolerance and disaster recovery.
Such capabilities were traditionally custom configured for each application
but cloud offers the possibility to incorporate such properties within
the service definition, enabling organizations to adopt cloud without
compromise. With the latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c,
Oracle is providing customers with an out-of-the-box experience for
delivering highly-resilient cloud services for databases and applications.”
inception, Oracle has been leading the way in innovative, scalable and
high performance solutions for the enterprise. With this release of
Oracle Enterprise Manager, we are extending this leadership by providing
enterprise-scale capabilities for planning, delivering, and managing
private clouds. We call this ‘zero-to-cloud – accelerated.’
These enhancements help our customers to expedite their adoption of
cloud computing and prepares them for the next generation of self-service
IT,” said Prakash Ramamurthy, senior vice president of Systems
and Cloud Management at Oracle.
Author: Eunjoo Lee, Principal Product Manager, Oracle
Oracle Enterprise Manager Applications Management team is pleased to announce
the release of their latest whitepaper (available here)
and associated screenwatch (available here)
on configuration management for Siebel.
task of managing configuration parameters in a dynamic, multi-target environment
can be extremely challenging. A large, production scale environment can
have dozens of unique targets, and each target can have several hundred
different configuration parameters.
Enterprise Manager 12c, with the Siebel Plug-in, provides advanced,
out-of-the-box tools to manage the complexity of Siebel configuration
management. Oracle Enterprise Manager has advanced configuration capture,
change detection, and comparison reporting capabilities that can dramatically
reduce the amount of time that System Administrators spend on configuration
purpose of the whitepaper and screenwatch is to provide customers with
details on Oracle’s Best Practices for managing Siebel Configurations.
It addresses several key areas including;
comparison templates in Oracle Enterprise Manager
configuration templates for Siebel servers, components groups, and components
configuration templates to compare Siebel servers
of configuration comparison results
configuration templates for Siebel patch analysis
of using configuration templates to manage Siebel applications are substantial,
compare configuration parameters for targets within a Siebel Enterprise,
or between two different Siebel Enterprises
compare configuration parameters for a Siebel target against a gold
standard or baseline.
comparison reports once and re-run multiple times
this white paper and screenwatch help to provide you with a good starting
point to manage your Siebel Application configurations more efficiently
is a great article from resident Oracle ACE, Arup
Nanda, who details insight into predicting the impact of consolidating
separate database workloads into one. The article outlines a typical consolidation
scenario and explains how Oracle Real Application Testing's Consolidated
Database Replay capabilities can help measure the impact of the workload
must read for those considering a consolidation project in the near future.
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Since the demands
from the business for IT services is non-stop, creating copies of production
databases in order to develop, test and deploy new applications can be
labor intensive and time consuming. Users may also need to preserve private
copies of the database, so that they can go back to a point prior to when
a change was made in order to diagnose potential issues. Using Snap Clone,
users can create multiple snapshots of the database and “time
travel” across these snapshots to access data from any point
Join us for an in-depth
technical webcast and learn how Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle
Database's capability called Snap Clone, can fundamentally improve the
efficiency and agility of administrators and QA Engineers while saving
CAPEX on storage. Benefits include:
(~ 2 minutes to provision a 1 TB database)
Over 90% storage
overhead from integrated lifecycle management