Adding Twitter Handle to Time in Taskbar on Windows 10

So Uwe Hesse caught my interest when he blogged about how to add your twitter handle to your time on your taskbar.  This is really cool for those of us that present, so that while we demo, you’ll see our twitter handle displayed at all times.

I did notice that his instructions, as most instructions I find for things on the Oracle side are for older versions of (more...)

Enterprise Manager Friday Tip- Management Packs and Annotations

Licensing can be a confusing topic for many, but additional stress can be felt for those that use tools that cover multiple products and features that can span more than one management pack.

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I’ve demonstrated how you can see what management packs are used and how to control this via EM13c, (also available in EM12c) but that can take you away from the task at hand.  That’s where turning (more...)

Enterprise Manager Support Files 101- The EMOMS files

Someone pinged me earlier today and said, “Do I even really need to know about logs in Enterprise Manager?  I mean, it’s a GUI, (graphical user interface) so the logs should be unnecessary to the administrator.”

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You just explained why we receive so many emails from database experts stuck on issues with EM, thinking its “just a GUI”.

Log Files

Yes, there are a lot of logs involved (more...)

EM13c Proxy Setup, MOS and CSI Setup

The change in EM13c, is that it support multiple proxies, but you may still not know how to set up a proxy and then use it with your MOS credentials and then assign out your CSI’s to targets.

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Proxies

To do this, click on Settings, Proxy Settings, My Oracle Support.  Click on Manual Proxy Setting and then type in your proxy host entry, (sans the HTTPS, that’s already provided (more...)

Samsung Phones with 6.01 Update and Failures on Email Sends, Social Media, etc.

I was surprised on April 20th when I awoke to find a 1.3G OS update on my Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge+.  I’d never experienced any issues with an update before, so I quickly connected my phone to the WiFi and let it download then upgrade my phone, anxiously awaiting what new Android features awaited me.

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It Broke

I proceeded through my day, but was concerned as battery (more...)

The Amazon Kindle Fire 10 HD Tablet

No, you didn’t get a review of my Samsung Tab S2….I didn’t have it long enough to review it!  Actually, I had it just over six months and yes, it was beautiful and yes, I love it and no, it didn’t survive the fall on the tile, even in the protective cover at Denver International Airport.

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Needless to say, I love my tablets and I’ve had a (more...)

EM13c- BI Publisher Reports

How much do you know about the big push to BI Publisher reports from Information Publisher reporting in Enterprise Manager 13c?  Be honest now, Pete Sharman is watching…. :)

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I promise, there won’t be a quiz at the end of this post, but its important for everyone to start recognizing the power behind the new reporting strategy.  Pete was the PM over the big push in EM13c and has a (more...)

EM13c Corrective Actions

While at Collaborate 2016, a number of us were surprised that people still aren’t using Corrective Actions and in EM13c, there are a number of cool ones built into the system to make your life easier.  In this post, we’ll use the very valuable, Add Tablespace corrective action to ensure the DBA  is no longer woke up at night, automating the tedious task of adding logical space by (more...)

Mentoring

Becoming a mentor was not a direct path for me.  Even though I inspired people with my perseverance and common sense, I had no inclinations for a corner office position, (I often joke about passing up the corner offices in a fight to get to the server room) and this is often a trait that is expected for someone who is titled with “Mentor.”

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In the five years (more...)

IOUG Collaborate 2016! #C16LV

It’s that time of year again and the massive undertaking of the Collaborate conference is upon us.  This yearly conference, a collaboration between Quest, Oracle Applications User Group, (OAUG) and Independent Oracle User Group, (IOUG) is one of the largest conferences in the world for those that specialize in all areas of the Oracle database.

The conferene is held in different cities, but recently its been sticking (more...)

Oracle Management Cloud at #IOUG Collaborate 2016

While at Collaborate on Monday, Oracle has been offered a spot to highlight The Oracle Management Cloud.  OMC is a suite of next-generation monitoring and management cloud services designed for heterogeneous environments, all empowered by Oracle’s own cloud!  The first three OMC services (Application Performance Monitoring, Log Analytics and IT Analytics) were launched at OpenWorld 2015.  Both Log Analytics and IT Analytics contain must-have capabilities (more...)

EM13c Cloning- Part II, Demands from Test Master and Kellyn

On my previous post, I submitted a job to create a test master database in my test environment.  Now my test environment is a sweet offering of containers that simulate a multi-host scenario, but in reality, it’s not.

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I noted that after the full copy started, my EMCC partially came down, as did my OMR, requiring both to be logged into and restarted.

Upon inspection of TOP on (more...)

How to Find Information in the OMR, (Enterprise Manager Repository)

I get a lot of questions starting with, “Where do I find…” and end with “in the Oracle Management Repository, (OMR)?”

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The answer to this is one that most DBAs are going to use, as it’s no different than locating objects in most databases, just a few tricks to remember when working with the OMR.

  1.  SYSMAN is the main schema owner you’ll be querying in an OMR, (more...)

Best Practices with Enterprise Manager 13c

Since the introduction of Enterprise Manager 12c, folks have been asking for a list of best practices.  I know a lot of you have been waiting for this post!

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1.Use previously deployed, older hardware for your Enterprise Manager deployment on 13c.

Enterprise Manager is a simple, single service system.  There is no need for adequate resources and ability to scale.  In fact, I’ll soon be posting on my blog about building an EM13c on (more...)

Gold Agent Image

The Gold Agent Image is going to simplify agent management in EM13c, something a lot of folks are going to appreciate.

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First step to using this new feature is to create a image to be used as your gold agent standard.  This should be the agent that is the newest, most up to date and patched agent that you would like your other agents to match.

Managing Gold (more...)

Girls Develop It Weekend Adventures- Intro to Javascript

Even though I didn’t have the “official” prerequisite classes of HTML and CSS for the JavaScript class offered by sister Meetup group, Girls Develop it, I decided on Friday that I wanted to take the weekend class and signed up.

The class is held at the Turing Development school and it was a great downtown location.  Very centralized, no matter if you’re North, South, East or West (more...)

AWR Warehouse Fails on Upload- No New Snapshots

This issue can be seen in either EM12c or EM13c AWR Warehouse environments.  It occurs when there is a outage on the AWR Warehouse and/or the source database that is to upload to it.

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The first indication of the problem, is when databases appear to not have uploaded once the environments are back up and running.

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The best way to see an upload, from beginning to end is (more...)

Adding a Database to the Raspberry Pi Zero

This morning, after someone added SQL Developer to a Raspberry Pi 3, Jeff Smith pinged me and the question was posed, as it often is, can you run Oracle database server on a Raspberry Pi, (RPI)?

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The answer is no, you can’t, as there are no binaries for the ARM processor platform that you can compile, so its nothing to do with power, (although it is low powered (more...)