Bridging Ops Center and Oracle Enterprise Manager

Yesterday's big announcement was Ops Center 2.5's availability.  However, at the end of the press release, there was a short paragraph about how we plan to demo at Oracle Open World some new technology to connect Sun's and Oracle's systems management tools.  This technology isn't ready for production yet, but it is far enough along to help demonstrate how valuable Ops Center can be to customers using Oracle.

At Open World we'll be showing the first phase of the Ops Center to Enterprise Manager bridge.  In this phase of the project, we've built a plug-in to Enterprise Manager that allows Enterprise Manager to pull detailed hardware information from Ops Center up into Enterprise Manager.  Why is this interesting?  Because now customers using both EM and OC will be able to correlate information from higher levels of the system (like database and middleware stats) to lower level information (like hardware performance counters and component failures).  Here's a screenshot that shows some of this detailed hardware information displayed inside Enterprise Manager.


This is just the begining.  Longer term we'll start to pass information in both directions and do more complex linking between the products.  It should offer us a very powerful solution for customers of both products.

Comments:

This is excellent. Ops integration with OEM! What about Quest's Foglight for Oracle or vFoglight?

What about NetApp and other storage vendor integration efforts with Sun xVM OpsCenter? With Oracle acquiring Sun, will OpsCenter finally appear on NetApp and EMC's radar? All storage vendors have invested heavily in ESX/VCenter, Xen and HyperV integration, whether plugins for vCenter or modules in the service console or hypervisor. I've inquired with NetApp and they have no roadmap for Ops.

How is OpsCenter evangelized to storage vendors and third party management/performance tool vendors?

Posted by CDM on September 30, 2009 at 07:47 PM PDT #

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Posted by Wayne A. Seltzer on October 01, 2009 at 12:35 AM PDT #

@CDM Thanks for the comments. We've working hard on expanding the third-party eco-system around Ops Center. The links to Enterprise Manager are one part. Also, in Ops Center 2.5, we've added tight integration to Microsoft Systems Center. We also have a third-party called Halcyon that provides pre-built integration modules between Ops Center and Tivoli, Openview, etc.

Storage vendors are on our radar for more attention. It is worth nothing that in the 2.5 release you can use Ops Center to manage guest storage via NAS or SAN and both EMC and NetApp are supported options for this today.

Posted by Steve Wilson on October 01, 2009 at 01:20 AM PDT #

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