If you’re monitoring more than a handful of servers or databases in your Enterprise Manager 12c (EM), you have probably started creating groups to manage many targets together. If you haven’t, this is one of the most critical aspects of setting up your EM to properly monitor and manage targets. There are several use cases where you will want to perform a single action on multiple targets.
- Setting monitoring thresholds
- Granting privileges
- Sending notifications
- Applying compliance rules
- Viewing dashboards
- Running jobs, upgrades, backups
- Creating reports
The easiest way to perform a single action against multiple targets is to use groups. Oracle Enterprise Manager (EM) 12c has 4 types of groups that we can take advantage of.