OAM: A Toolbox for E-Business Suite Administrators

There are a lot of tools and products in the Apps Division.  Reviewing the suite sometimes feels like painting the Golden Gate Bridge -- by the time you've finished, it's time to start all over again.


Oracle Applications Manager 11i Screenshot:

By way of explanation, that's why it's somewhat of a surprise to see how far along the Oracle Applications Manager (OAM) has come since the last time I looked at it.  It's matured into a pretty impressive set of tools for Apps system administrators and DBAs.

A Toolkit for Sysadmins

The Oracle Applications Manager provides a set of tools for configuring your E-Business Suite environment (including tight integration with AutoConfig), monitoring the health of a running environment (as shown in the screenshot above), notifying you with alerts if performance metrics cross specified thresholds:

Oracle Applications Manager 11i Alerts Screenshot:

helping you diagnose system performance and other issues via diagnostic scripts and reports:

Oracle Applications Manager 11i Diagnostic Tests Screenshot:

New Features for 11.5.10

The list of new features in the latest 11.5.10 release is impressively long:
  • JServ Monitoring
  • Business Flow monitoring
  • Concurrent Processing Charts
  • Forms Runaway Process monitoring
  • Applications Dashboard
  • Advanced Configuration wizards
  • Host Based Service Management
  • Monitoring Applications DBA Utility running jobs
  • Patch History Database enhancements
  • Patch Advisor InfoBundle and Patch Download from MetaLink
  • Enhanced Patch Impact Analysis
  • Restricted Mode Access
  • Enhanced Navigation
  • Single Sign-On 10g Integration
  • Rule Based Tracing and Profiling Controls
  • User Initiated System Alerts
  • Client Side Advisor for diagnosing problems with end-user PC configurations
  • Support Cart for sending reports to Oracle Support
  • New Logging Management Interface in Oracle Applications Manager
  • New Dedicated Security Page in the Applications Dashboard
  • Page access tracking for Oracle Applications Framework pages
  • Integration with Sign-on Auditing
What do you mean by "free"? 

Oracle Applications Manager is included in your E-Business Suite licencing, so you don't have to wrestle with your Procurement department before getting started with it.  Just install the latest patch and you're off to the races.

References

Comments:

does OAM, correctly record alerts,track changes
for the node inthe DMZ?

Posted by sam on June 26, 2006 at 05:58 AM PDT #

Sam,It depends on what type of "node" you're referring to.  If you place an E-Business Suite Oracle9i Application Server 1.0.2.2.2 server in the DMZ, then OAM is able to monitor and track that server in the same way that it tracks an "internal" Oracle9i Application Server 1.0.2.2.2 server within the intranet.Regards,Steven 

Posted by Steven Chan on June 26, 2006 at 01:17 PM PDT #

Are there any concern to enable page access tracking ? Although the note 278881.1 shows that the overhead is negligible.

Posted by Joe on November 27, 2007 at 03:26 AM PST #

Hi Steven
Is there a way to send an email notification for alerts generated by OAM.
The alerts i would want to sent for components monitoring

Posted by kg on January 25, 2011 at 03:11 AM PST #

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