Options For Pre-EM13c Target Software and Non-Supported OS in EM13c

Per Oracle documentation, you’re able to upgrade from EM12c to EM13c, including the OMR, (Oracle Management Repository) to DB12c and the OMS, (Oracle Management Service) to EM13c, but leave the agent software at a version of 12.1.0.3 or higher, leaving upgrades of the agents to be performed later on using the Gold Agent Image, removing a lot of work for the administrator.

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Short-term Answers Vs. The Correct Answer

Enterprise Manager does a LOT.  Sometimes it may do too much.  Customers on forums, on support or via email and social media may come to us asking how to address something they view as not working right and the truth is, we could simply answer their question, but they aren’t using the right tool to accomplish what they’re attempting.

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The Export Feature in Enterprise Manager

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EM13c Monitoring Non-Oracle Databases

This last week I presented at Great Lakes Oracle Conference, (GLOC16) and the discussion on monitoring of non-Oracle databases came up while we were on the topic of management packs, how to monitor usage and what ones were required to monitor non-Oracle databases.  I didn’t realize how confusing the topic could be until I received an email while in on layover in Chicago and relaying what (more...)

Changes to Configuration Management in EM13c

Change is difficult for technical folks.  Our world is always moving at blinding speed, so if you start changing things that we don’t think need to be changed, even if you improve upon them, we’re not always appreciative.

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Configuration Management, EM12c to EM13c

As requests came in for me to write on the topic of Configuration Management, I found the EM13c documentation very lacking, having to push (more...)

Configuration Management Searches in EM13c

With the addition of the Configuration Management from OpsCenter to Enterprise Manager 13c, there are some additional features to ease the management of changes and drift in Enterprise Manager, but I’m going to take these posts in baby steps, as the feature can be a little daunting.  We want to make sure that you understand this well, so we’ll start with the configuration searches and search history first.

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NoCOUG Spring Conference and GLOC 2016

I fly out tomorrow for NoCOUG’s Spring Conference, which will be held on Friday, the 13th in San Jose, California. If you were thinking of attending and needed an added incentive to attend, I’ll be putting on a FOUR hour Enterprise Manager 13c hands on lab, so admit it, you’re intrigued… 🙂

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I want to thank Iggy Fernandez, who is the heart of NoCOUG, for contacting me (more...)

Database Comparisons with AWR Warehouse- Part II, Comparison Period Report

There are two ways to compare one database to another in the AWR Warehouse.  I covered the ADDM Comparison Report here and now we’ll go through the second one, which is much more involved and has us empowering the AWR Warehouse taking two AWR Warehouse reports and comparing two databases to each other.

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Database Comparisons Using AWR Warehouse Part 1- ADDM Comparison

A lot of my ideas for blog posts come from questions emailed to me or asked via Twitter.  Today’s blog is no different, as I was asked by someone in the community what the best method of comparing databases using features within AWR when migrating from one host and OS to another.

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There is a  lot of planning that must go into a project to migrate a database (more...)

EM13c- Applying System Patches with the OMS Patcher

The OMS Patcher is a newer patching mechanism for the OMS specifically, (I know, the name kind of gave it away…)  Although there are a number of similarities to Oracle’s infamous OPatch, I’ve been spending a lot of time on OTN’s support forums and via email, assisting folks as they apply the first system patch to 13.1.0.0.0.  Admit it, we know how much you (more...)

Blue Medora’s Brian Williams Blogs About Customer Monitoring Templates

Monitoring templates are an essential feature to a basic Enterprise Manager environment, ensuring consistent monitoring across groups and target types.  There’s an incredibly vast group of experts in the EM community and to demonstrate this, Brian Williams from Blue Medora, a valuable partner of Oracle’s in the Enterprise Manager space, is going to provide a guest blog post on how simple and efficiently you can monitor even (more...)

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”.

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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...)