Oracle Exadata Capacity Planning dashboards in Oracle Enterprise Manager App for Grafana 4.0

Dashboard contributors: Shweta Phabba, Ganesh Ramakrishnan, Swapnil Sinvhal, Curtis Dinkel, Jony Safi.

Oracle Enterprise Manager App for Grafana 4.0 comes with Exadata and Exadata Cloud Capacity dashboards. These dashboards are designed to help database administrators monitor and manage their Exadata infrastructure capacity to ensure optimal performance and resource utilization. The dashboard provides real-time and historic insights into the usage and capacity of various components of the Exadata system, such as storage, CPU, memory, I/O, and network.

The targets supported by these dashboards include Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exadata Cloud Service, and related targets.

This blog explores the key features of these dashboards and how database administrators can identify potential bottlenecks, minimize downtime, and improve overall efficiency.

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Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 15 ( is now available

Oracle Enterprise Manager download available on My Oracle Support

If you have been following the EM releases for a while, you are already familiar with Release Updates (RUs). RUs are the agile way to roll out new EM features and bug fixes, so you don’t have to wait for a major release. RUs are versioned with a trailing digit indicating the RU version. Note that RUs are cumulative, which means that the most recent RU includes functionality from all previous release updates. Our general recommendation is to apply the most current RU as soon as possible.

Access the download on My Oracle Support > Patches & Updates.

Key updates in Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5 RU15

This release is packed with a variety of enhancements.  Some of them include UI additions to the built-in database capabilities, such as the Automatic Database Diagnostic Monitor (ADDM), expanded monitoring and lifecycle management options, new support for engineered systems, and new REST APIs.

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ADDM Spotlight provides strategic advice to optimize Oracle database performance

ADDM has new Spotlight capability in Oracle Enterprise Manager (EM) and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Operations Insights service (Operations Insights).

For years Automated Database Diagnostic Monitor (ADDM) has provided Oracle Database Administrators with a continuous stream of findings and recommendations for optimizing database and application performance. ADDM analyzes Automated Workload Repository (AWR) performance snapshots as soon as they are created, once per hour (typically), using Oracle’s proven time-based performance optimizing methodology.

ADDM findings are statements about database time, the fundamental measure of database performance, and the amount of database time (DB Time) involved is the “impact” of the finding.  Similarly, recommendations are actions that can potentially be taken to reduce the DB Time of a given finding, and the amount of time they may save is the “benefit”.  Findings may have multiple recommendations because there may be more than one way to reduce the DB Time for any given finding.

ADDM Spotlight aggregates these hourly findings and recommendations over longer periods such as a week or month. The longer time window enables DBAs and system administrators to assess the systemic impact of implementing ADDM recommendations over all the workloads serviced by the database. Administrators can weigh the total benefits of big changes against the cost and/or risk of implementation and make better performance management decisions.

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Searching for EM13.5 RU14

I still get questions on how to find EM13 Release Updates, as they seem to be a bit hard to find..

Let me give you an example of searching for RU14, that came available some days ago.

Connect to the My Oracle Support website using you personal account.

Navigate to the Patches & Updates tab

Select Enterprise Manager Base Platform for Product

and for Release is one of Enterprise Manager and Enterprise Manager Agent

and press [Search]

Notice RU14 for OMS and Agent, as well as OMSPATCHER release 13.5 are highlighted and can now be downloaded.


Oracle ranked leader for hybrid cloud and multicloud management

I am excited to share this important news and the key aspects of Oracle’s solution that led to this prestigious designation, two years running.  

Oracle has had deep expertise in Enterprise IT operations and database automation for over two decades with its industry-leading investment in Oracle Enterprise Manager (EM). Today, tens of thousands of Oracle customers use Oracle’s EM manageability solution for monitoring and managing diverse IT environments.

With the increasing adoption of cloud computing, Oracle recognized the industry’s need to manage and support an ever-growing array of computing environments: on-premises, hybrid cloud, and multicloud. As companies deploy on the cloud, in containers, and deploy microservices, the scale and complexity of processing and analyzing data for typical IT operations tasks including performance monitoring, problem troubleshooting, and capacity planning become unmanageable. Applying advancements in artificial intelligence / machine learning and analytics enable prescriptive insight and answers in real-time to avoid incidents or resolve them faster. This led to the inception of the Oracle Cloud Observability and Management Platform (O&M), a cloud-native set of services designed and built to help companies observe, manage, and gain deeper insights into their environments. Whether you use Oracle Enterprise Manager or Oracle O&M, you can achieve higher automation, better service levels, reduced complexity, and lower costs. For most customers, the sweet spot is somewhere in the middle – leverage Oracle Enterprise Manager for deep monitoring and management of Oracle Databases deployed in the cloud or on-premises while leveraging Oracle O&M for its cloud-native AIOps and stack capabilities for development, AIOps, SRE, and other use cases.

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Explore the newest features in OCI Operations Insights

OCI Operations Insights, introduced last year as part of the Oracle Cloud Observability and Management platform, continues to grow and gain popularity!  It helps you gather insights into the infrastructure and database resources, performs data-driven capacity planning and performance management, and enables improvements to applications throughput.

This blog summarizes the key new capabilities in OCI Operations Insights for the last few weeks.

Please read the complete article by Daniela Hansell

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 14 ( is now available

Oracle Enterprise Manager download available on My Oracle Support

If you have been following the EM releases for a while, you are already familiar with Release Updates (RUs).  RUs are the agile way to roll out new EM features and bug fixes, so you don’t have to wait for a major release. RUs are versioned with a trailing digit indicating the RU version. Note that RUs are cumulative, which means that the most recent RU includes functionality from all previous release updates. Our general recommendation is to apply the most current RU as soon as possible.

Read the complete article by Daniela Hansell

Complete List of Updates

View the full list of enhancements and bug fixes in the Release Update READMEs and the My Oracle Support note: “Enterprise Manager 13.5 Main Release Update List (Includes Plug-ins)” (Doc ID 2760230.2).

For more details on the enhancements available with all EM 13.5 Release Updates, see:

We hope you enjoy Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5 Release Update 14!

As always, we welcome feedback on how we can improve your experience with Enterprise Manager.  Use the Oracle Help Center or Support Feedback pages. 

Be sure to also check the following locations for continuous updates:

Oracle Manageability Solutions for Database and Cloud (solution briefs, customer stories, technical briefs)

Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13.5 Technical Content (documentation, videos, technical blogs, and other resources)

My Oracle Support > Certifications (for the latest certified platforms and version combinations)

Discover and monitor database components with less effort using OCI Database Management

In addition to Database Management’s comprehensive database performance diagnostics and management capabilities for Oracle Databases, Database Management now supports the monitoring of components that comprise Oracle Database systems! Database administrators can use Database Management to discover Oracle database systems located on premises (External Database Systems) and monitor the entire ecosystem. These capabilities greatly reduce the effort required to discover the components separately.

Use Database Management to discover the following components as a single resource using the Oracle database system resource-type:

  • Clusters
  • Databases
  • ASM
  • Listeners

Database Management provides a single-pane-of-glass view of the components and helps identify availability and performance issues before they impact the database.

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Oracle EBS: Streamline Business and IT Ops with Logging Analytics

Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) is one of the most comprehensive suites of business applications used by organizations of all sizes and plays a critical role in daily business operations. As such, it’s important to ensure that EBS is functioning properly at all times from both technical and business perspectives.

Oracle introduced EBS discovery and automatic topology creation in OCI Logging Analytics last year. It provided in-depth monitoring from an IT perspective. Customers loved it because it simplified setting up EBS monitoring and we have been releasing a steady stream of enhancements customers have been requesting for EBS.  The number one request from customers was how to streamline business operations, and keep a tab on the functional health of critical business flows running on EBS.

Please read the full article by Kumar Varun

Privileged Access Management (PAM) integration with Enterprise Manager

With security a top focus of every enterprise, more organizations are employing Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions.  PAM solutions eliminate the need for hard-coded application credentials embedded in applications, scripts, or configuration files, and allow highly sensitive passwords to be centrally stored, logged, and managed within the Vault. This unique approach enables organizations to comply with internal and regulatory compliance requirements of periodic password replacement, and monitor and audit privileged access across all systems, databases, and applications. PAM solutions help provide secure privileged access to critical assets like database and hosts by centrally managing account passwords and provide access rules for both privileged and non-privileged accounts to control who can use those accounts to log on to your assets. For Enterprise Manager (EM) customers that use PAM providers like CyberArk, Centrify, HashiCorp, Oracle Key Vault, etc… we have an extensible EM credential framework that is integrated with them.  The integration enables database management, database patching, and running host commands in accordance with security compliance policies.

This blog details EM integration with PAM providers so customers can use it to automate and  further secure databases within their enterprise. Many features of EM are available with secure password access from PAM and protect against compromised credentials and breaches.

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