Managing Application to Disk

Software. Hardware. Complete.  For the Oracle Enterprise Manager team, this is more than a mere slogan.  It's become a mantra and central focus.  In no part of the combined Oracle+Sun portfolio are the effects of this acquisition being felt faster than in the management stack.  A central focus for us is to ensure that customers have a single, integrated, powerful set of tools that manage the combination of Oracle's infrastructure and application software with Sun's OS and hardware.

To that end, today we're announcing Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center.  This tool is the newest member of the Enterprise Manager family and provides powerful management features for Systems Administrators and IT Operations.  Functions include:

  • Hardware management (agentless monitoring, control of Lights Out Management units)
  • Firmware provisioning and compliance checking
  • Operating Systems bare-metal provisioning for Solaris and Linux
  • World-class patching/updating functionality for Solaris, Linux and Windows
  • Unmatched management of Solaris virtualization technologies such as Containers/Zones and Logical Domains
  • And much more...

Of course, what we're introducing today goes beyond a mere re-skinning of Sun Ops Center.  The promise is to offer real integration, and now we're delivering on the first phase in that roadmap by introducing the Oracle Management Connector for Ops Center.  This software allows customers to connect an instance of Ops Center to an instance of Oracle Enterprise Manager's grid control server and connect the event streams of the two products, allowing for new levels of visibility into the customer's systems when using the combination of Oracle and Sun technology.

The screenshot below (click to enlarge) shows an example of what's possible.  It's shows a view from inside Enterprise Manager's grid control UI.  Under the Alerts part of the view, you see two alert messages.  One is a warning about File Systems space that's generated by grid control.  However, what's new is the warning about the ambient temperature of the server exceeding a safe threshold (variable T_AMB which is pulled from the Sun ILOM processor by Ops Center).  This is all now combined into a single event stream that can give a DBA new insights into how the hardware on which their DB is hosted is performing. 

This is only the beginning.  Expect to see much more from us on deeper integration between Ops Center into Entperise Manager over the coming months.  Watch this space for more details.

Comments:

As N1SPS will be discontinued are there any plans to integrate the functionality into Ops Center?

Posted by stefan on March 16, 2010 at 03:58 AM PDT #

Outstanding! I look forward to implementing this inside Oracle.

Posted by frank martin on March 16, 2010 at 09:01 AM PDT #

[Trackback] This post was mentioned on Twitter by virtualsteve: Ops Center is now an official Oracle product (my first Oracle shipped product!). See blog for details: http://bit.ly/b6jkVZ

Posted by uberVU - social comments on March 16, 2010 at 09:13 AM PDT #

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