Enterprise Manager Cloud Control – Rob Zoeteweij

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control

Need for a Target Property CMDB?

Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c provides us with means to take total control of our Security, Monitoring and Incident Management models. Using Administration and Dynamic Groups, Roles and Administrator controlled ‘Solution Groups’ we are able to route Incidents based on our organization structure.

Therefor we are more and more relying on Target Properties like: Lifecycle Phase, Line Of Business, Department etc. When monitoring thousands of Targets, management of these Properties is a huge challenge.

Take the following example where we are using an Administration Group hierarchy based on Lifecycle phase and Line of Business:

Admin Group

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Filed under: Cloud Control 12c, Oracle Enterprise Manager 10 - 11g - 12c

Improved topology browser

Going through the recently released EM12c version, you can’t miss several improvements…

Let’s take a look at the topology browser after selecting a composed target like a Generic Service, EM Console Service is this example:

Improved topology browser 1

As you can see the page includes a graphical presentation of the topology show all relationship lines nicely organized. By simply moving the mouse pointer over one of the targets, all directly related targets will get highlighted.

Looking at the righside pane we notice the Node type filter that allows you to include or exclude any of the targets from the topology view.

By simply moving the mouse pointer over  the critical alert mark, you are able to directly zoom into the details.

Improved topology browser 3


Filed under: Cloud Control 12c, Monitoring, Oracle Enterprise Manager 10 - 11g - 12c

Analyze Long-term Performance Across Enterprise Databases Using AWR Warehouse

Just came accross a great video on youtube and I think you should watch it…


Filed under: Cloud Control 12c, Monitoring

Want to get rid of your crontab jobs?

Using Enterprise Manager and want to get rid of your crontab jobs?

Read all about how to implement your jobs in the EM Job System in Convert crontab jobs to Enterprise Manager Jobs by Adeesh Fulay.

YES, at now costs…!


Filed under: Cloud Control 12c

Managing Siebel configurations – EM12c

Most of the post on my blog relate to Data Center focus monitoring and management.

EM12c Cloud Control also allows for complete Application monitoring and management. By means of the Application Management Suites monitoring and management for the following applications are available:

  • E-Business Suite
  • Siebel
  • PeopleSoft
  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Fusion Applications

Oracle’s blog on EM introduces a new white paper on Oracle Best Practices for managing Siebel. Checkout this post written by Scott McNeil Best Practices for Managing Siebel Configurations


Filed under: Cloud Control 12c,

Sitemap – Quick access to any target related action

Just another nice and handy feature in EM12c – the Target Sitemap

For instance from the All Targets page, right click a Target and select Home – Target Sitemap, which will bring up the Target Sitemap page allowing you quic access to any targe related action…

Target Sitemap 1

Target Sitemap 2

Filed under: Cloud Control 12c,

Monitoring the Monitor – EM

When dealing with a high target volume OMS, you need to get and stay in control of its health and stability.

EM 12.1.04 now gives us additional features to be aware of:

  • Initialization parameter compliance for you EM repository database
  • The status of all Repository Jobs
  • Metric loading characteristics
  • Purge policies

Just take a look at this interesting post on Oracle’s blog on EM Cloud Control to Major Tom, written by Andrew Bulloch



Filed under: Cloud Control 12c,

Exporting Job Definitions – EM

For a long time we have been seeking for the possibility to export job definitions from one EM environment to another. Most helpful when you are using a separate development/test environment (I think you should have one…).

After creation and testing of your job definition you would than want to export the Job definition to your Production environment.

EM now allows us to do so!

Read more on this feature on Oracle’s blog on EM, in this article Job System Easter Eggs written by Adeesh Fulay.



Filed under: Announcements, Cloud Control 12c, Oracle Enterprise Manager 10 - 11g - 12c,

EM12c Release 4: Database as a Service Enhancements

On june 3rd EM12c got released, as I mentioned in one of my posts.

Today I noticed this interesting article on Database as a Service that has many enhancements in R4.

Checkout the post on Oracle’s blog on EM12c:

EM12c Release 4: Database as a Service Enhancements

Filed under: Cloud Control 12c, Provisioning, Self Service,

EM12c – Service Level Management – 1

The next 2-3 days I will be spending some time in showing you guys some of the new features that have been introduced in the SLM area.

Up to release SLM in EM12c was a bit ‘behind’ when it comes to refined intuitive UI, and clear and understandable insight.

EM12c Release drastically changes this and brings you a new cut of pages and features, all in the area of Service Level Management.

Allow me to give you a brief overview…

All former UIX pages have been replaced by ADF.

As you can see a quick menu has been introduced in the top of the page, allowing to quick navigate to:

  • Performance / Incidents page
  • SLA Dashboard
  • Test summary page
  • Service Topology
  • Blackout creation
  • Blackout ending


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Filed under: Announcements, Cloud Control 12c, Oracle Enterprise Manager 10 - 11g - 12c,



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