Webcast: Database Provisioning in Minutes: Using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c DBaaS Snap Clone and EMC Storage
By Scott Mcneil-Oracle on Feb 23, 2015
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Database as a Service Snap Clone allows administrators to create fully functional copies of databases using the capabilities of the underlying storage layer. Users can request databases from the self-service console and have them provisioned within minutes instead of hours while keeping storage needs to a minimum.
Attend this presentation
to learn more about the features and benefits of Oracle Enterprise Manager
12c DBaaS Snap Clone using EMC storage and to view a live demo.
The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), is conducting its annual database manageability survey. If you are a database professional responsible for managing and operating your organization's database applications and systems, then the IOUG wants to hear from you.
Take the next few minutes to answer simply questions around your common manageability practices and challenges. Share your experience and insight with the IOUG and Oracle communities and you'll be entered into a draw for a chance to win an Apple iPad from the IOUG. You will also receive a free copy of the final report.
Guest contributors: Courtney Llamas and David Wolf
the steps involved for upgrading from Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c
Release 3 to Release 4? Is it an upgrade in place or a new install/migration
Do the patch
and upgrade functionality work on Oracle Database 11g targets
or only on Oracle Database 12c targets?
I find a full list of new enhancements compared to Release 3?
a list available of new features by management pack?
the best hardware configuration and setup in order to provide high availability
capabilities for database as a service (i.e. Oracle RAC, Oracle Exadata)?
Clone be used with EMC storage or is Oracle ZFS storage required?
Enterprise Manager support monitoring of hypervisors?
metering and chargeback functionality part of the base product or does
it requires an additional management pack?
Data Governance require additional licensing?
How is the
new AWR Warehouse feature different from the existing AWR report in
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 3?
new release require more disk space for the AWR Warehouse? More CPU
AWR Warehouse also support Oracle Database 10g and/or 11g AWR?
there a list of 3rd party technologies that can be managed by Oracle
Enterprise Manager 12c?
January 21, 2015
1:00 p.m. EST | 10:00 a.m. PST
The goal in every Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c rollout is to take it from zero to manageability in the shortest possible time. This presentation will show you how to accomplish this feat. Oracle experts will demonstrate how to properly architect and deploy Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, including designing a highly available and scalable environment. Through this demonstration a list of essential techniques and tips compiled from Oracle Enterprise Manager Development’s Strategic Customer Programs team will also be shared. Topics such as; users, roles, groups, templates, and incidents will be discussed, plus key architectural decisions.
By attending this webinar, you will learn how to:
Featured Speaker: Courtney Llamas, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Oracle
IOUG eBrief: January Edition Now Available
Check out January's issue of the IOUG eBrief featuring all the latest news and highlights from IOUG and the Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Special Interest Group (SIG).
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|IOUG Webcast: Long Term and Cross-Database Performance Analysis for Oracle Databases Using Automatic Workload Repository Warehouse|
January 15, 2015
The Automatic Workload Repository (AWR) feature in Oracle Database has been the standard used by DBAs to diagnose database performance problems.
In this session, you will learn about the new AWR Warehouse capability, which enables DBAs with capacity planning and performance analysis for Oracle Databases without the constraint of the retention period and without any overhead on critical databases.
Learn how AWR Warehouse can tell why performance was slow this month compared to the same period last year or give administrators an annual report of problems in your mission-critical databases.
Featured Speaker: Jagan Athreya, Senior Director of Product Management, Oracle
Check for compliance and automate patching of Oracle Database fleet using EM12c
Oracle along with its regular Quarterly Database PSU/SPU/CPU update this October 2014 released Oracle JAVA VM PSU patch, the patch is recommended to be applied to all databases in your fleet (esp. the ones that uses JAVA). (For more information, support Note- 1929745.1 explains it in detail).
The mandate primarily is to apply the patches against the databases that use JAVAVM option. Ideally, you would need to apply it against all databases, so in case a new database is created in the ORACLE_HOME it is covered.
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c provides support features of Compliance Management and automated Patching of databases. Using both these features you could identify the databases in your fleet that needs the patch and automate applying them.
To get started, download the starter kit here. It contains utilities to jump start on your compliance, the kit contains a readily importable Compliance Standard and a step-by-step guide.[Read More]
Oracle Database 12c contains many new capabilities including Oracle Multitenant, in-memory column stores and much more. Oracle Real Application Testing gives you verifiable functionality and performance testing capabilities to take advantage of all the new enhancements. Combining your database upgrade with Oracle Real Application Testing assures you that your database will perform as required, whether you’re implementing an in-memory column store, consolidating to a database as a service model, or doing an in-place upgrade—join us in this webcast to learn more.
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 22.214.171.124 has now been released for a few weeks, as well as the 126.96.36.199 OMS Bundle patches (also known as System patches). If you plan to apply these bundle patches to your 188.8.131.52 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.
Patching has always been one of the many joys (or dreads) of Oracle DBAs. The effort compounds as the Database sprawl grows and the architecture complexity increases. Additionally, there is an increasing pressure to patch the systems with minimal or zero downtime.
EM12c's Database patch automation functionality provides an end-to-end management starting with proactive patch recommendations (like quarterly PSUs and CPUs), complete pre-flight checker to ensure predictable patching during maintenance window and automation for patching the comprehensive list of products under the Oracle Database family. ( EM12c Patch Automation overview)
Starting 184.108.40.206 (EM12c R4), the support is enhanced to be more tighter, can be done in 'Out of Place' mode, and has new supplemental features to manage the process along with its additional tasks.
In this post we will take a closer look of the data guard stand by patching feature and then dive into a use case, you could try out in your environment.
10 — 7:00 a.m. PT | 10:00 a.m. ET | 4:00 p.m. CET
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 in time.
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:
Since the launch of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 3, we have received tons of questions around managing Oracle Multitenant, an Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition option, and pluggable databases (PDBs)—more specifically; questions about pluggable database as a service (PDBaaS). In this blog, we provide answers to some of the common questions from people.
What qualifies a database to be pluggable?
Can the pluggable
databases be plugged and unplugged across multiple platforms such as Solaris,
AIX, and Linux?
of database consolidation, what are the differences between using VMs,
dedicated schemas and pluggable databases?
Pluggable database combines the best of all the other models and offers excellent consolidation, isolation, manageability and is suitable for any application that is certified to run on Oracle Database 12c. With the other models, we see certain shortcomings. For example, server virtualization offers good isolation but creates compliance and administrative headaches. Schema based consolidation offers ease of management and patching, but limited isolation.
How do you
track configuration drift with a pluggable database? I certainly understand
drift in the container database, but in what ways would a pluggable database
drift from its standard baseline?
What is a
zone? Is it physical? Regional?
be the DBA and SYSADMIN role in the pluggable DBaaS environment?
What if you
need custom configurations on a pluggable database? Once the database
is deployed via self-service how do you make changes?
If I'm an
application developer and I request a database with a certain pre-defined
service level, what level of permissions should I expect with that database?
Am I getting DBA or SYSDBA privileges with that request?
Are the pluggable
database as a service capabilities for Oracle Database 12c included in
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c? Do we need a plug-in? Do we need to license
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Database Management Packs?
Enterprise Manager 12c Management Packs are required to be able to provide
If you have
shared memory and background processes in the container database, how
do you allocate server resources to a particular pluggable database? Can
you assign specific amount of CPU cycles, RAM and IOPS for a given pluggable
What is the
largest number of pluggable databases you can deploy on Oracle Exadata?
Can I use
pluggable database as a service if the target database is 9i or 10g?
Data Guard be configured for selective pluggable databases from a container
database? I do not want all pluggable databases to have a standby.
support pluggable databases?
For complete details of managing pluggable database as a service, be sure to watch this webcast: Delivering Pluggable Database as a Service
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